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Jewel Box Concert Features The Legendary JC's at the Thelma Boltin Center

5/26/2016

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with Shakerag Culture Center, Inc., is pleased to announce the upcoming Jewel Box Concert featuring the soul and R&B musical stylings of The Legendary JC's. The concert is Saturday, June 4 at the Thelma Bolton Center, which is located at 516 NE Second Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online before the event for $25 per couple or $15 per single ticket (credit cards only) at http://thelegendaryjcs.brownpapertickets.com/, or are $15 per person at the door the day of the show (cash or check only).

The Legendary JC's truly bring that classic old school soul and R&B sound and feeling back around. Not only does the band pay respect to their influences through their gold-standard original tunes, they have also performed with some including James Brown, B.B. King, Dr. John and Al Green.

The Legendary JC's have also opened for artists, such as Tab Benoit, Topaz, Robert Randolph, The Black Keys, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Sam Rivers, Cowboy Mouth, J.J. Grey & Mofro, Stanton Moore, The Greyboy Allstars, Robert Walters, Galactic, Blues Traveler and even Bad Company.

The evening is being presented as an “Old School Soul and R&B Dance Party,” and the audience is invited to come to dance or just enjoy the incredible show that The JC's put on. Instead of the Jewel Box Concerts’ traditional venue at the Historic Thomas Center, this event is being held at the Thelma A. Boltin Center located at 516 NE Second Ave. in Gainesville. This historic venue is regularly used as a dance hall, and promises to be a good fit for this concert.

A sample of The Legendary JC's music can be heard online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAcOUZ32i5Y. A photograph of The Legendary JC's can be viewed at https://www.flickr.com/photos/gainesville/27213913296.

The Jewel Box Concert season lineup can be viewed online at http://www.gvlculturalaffairs.org/website/programs_events/misc_events/jewelbox_concerts.html.

Guests are welcome to bring their favorite beer or wine, and an attendant will tend their bottle. Plastic glasses will be provided, but guests are welcome to bring their own glassware as well. Organic, vegan, gluten-free cuisine is available for purchase for $5 per dinner from Sarah's Seasonings.

In its second season, the Jewel Box Concerts are a series of multi-genre musical events usually staged in the Historic Thomas Center’s Spanish Court. They feature a spectrum of national and international touring artists from folk to classical and from jazz to bluegrass, with special holiday shows and surprise guests.

For additional information, please contact Russell Etling, cultural affairs manager, at etlingrh@cityofgainesville.org or 352-393-8532, or contact Joseph Saccocci, vice president of Shakerag Culture Center, Inc., at jsaccocci23@gmail.com.