High-Energy, Award-Winning Bluegrass Band Performs at Next Jewel Box Concert at the Historic Thomas Center


The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with Shakerag Culture Center, Inc., is pleased to announce the next Jewel Box Concert at the Historic Thomas Center, Friday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. featuring the Darrell Webb Band. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online before the event for $18 (credit cards only) at or $20 at the door the day of the show (cash or check only).

Darrell Webb is a Grammy-nominated musician, as well as an International Bluegrass Music Association and Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America award winner. During his 20-year career, he has recorded with legendary performers, including Dolly Parton, Bobby Hicks, Marty Raybon and the queen of bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent.

The Darrell Webb Band performs acoustic music with electrifying energy and amazing musicianship that brings excitement to the concert stage reaching beyond traditional boundaries. The band is currently celebrating the success of its latest release “Dream Big,” which features members of The Grascals and Rhonda Vincent. The album is a celebration of Webb’s 20-year career and artisanship. It topped the charts at no. 1 on Bluegrass Today’s weekly chart in July.                

A sample of the Darrell Webb Band’s music can be heard online at A photograph of the Darrell Webb Band can be viewed at

Guests are welcome to bring their favorite wine, and an attendant will tend their bottle. Plastic glasses will be provided, but guests are welcome to bring their own glassware as well. Delicious cuisine is available for purchase from the Sweetwater Branch Inn.

In its second season, the Jewel Box Concerts at the Thomas Center are a series of multi-genre musical events 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.

The Historic Thomas Center is located at 302 NE Sixth Ave. in Gainesville. For additional information, please contact Russell Etling, cultural affairs manager, at or 352-393-8532, or contact Joseph Saccocci, vice president of Shakerag Culture Center, Inc., at