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New Depot Park Features Weekend Music and Activities

8/18/2016

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is pleased to announce the initial lineup of weekend music and activities for the August and September at the beautiful, new Depot Park, which is located at 200 SE Depot Ave., in Gainesville. Each Friday evening features a DJ from 8-10 p.m., Saturday evenings feature live music from 7-9 p.m. and Sundays feature family-friendly, hands-on activities from 2-4 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets and maybe a picnic to sit and relax. 

August’s Schedule

Friday, Aug. 26, 8-10 p.m.

DJ Josh Angel fills the air with beautiful music, bringing a digital memory full of your favorite songs. Audience members will enjoy meeting him and his music.

Saturday, Aug. 27, 7-9 p.m.

Listen to authentic Country Music and Americana with Boulware & Stewart. Attendees really haven’t experienced the best in this music until they have had a “Merle Moment” or danced to “Hick Hop.” They will love the honesty and humor of these excellent musicians.

Sunday, Aug. 28, 2-4 p.m.

Introducing hands-on activity for the kids with some lovely folks from Map for You Inc., an arts foundation with workshops emphasizing the fun of art and community. All materials will be provided.

 

September’s Schedule

Friday, Sept. 2, 8-10 p.m.

DJ ELO adds to the evening’s enjoyment, bringing a skillful mix of your favorite songs. Audience members will enjoy this man and his music.

Saturday, Sept. 3, 7-9 p.m.

Pianist Bill Rogers and Friends will be on the stage by the grassy hill for some smooth jazz. One of the friends joining Rogers for the evening is local saxophone superstar Ben Greer.

Sunday, Sept. 4, 2-4 p.m.

There’s a special "hands-on activity for the kids this week when Puppet Magic arrives! Puppet Magic is a workshop with puppeteer George Steven O’Brian; children will be able to make their own puppets and perform for their own two-minute (maximum) phone video to send to their grandparents.

Friday, Sept. 9, 8-10 p.m.

DJ ELO returns, bringing a skillful mix of your favorite songs. If audience members don’t hear what you like, they are encouraged to ask.

Saturday, Sept. 10, 7-9 p.m.

A Parcel of Rogues bring a wildly eclectic mix of live music from folk to salsa... they only pretend to be rogues. They are actually very nice people having fun with their music, and so will those who attend.

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2-4 p.m.

Map for You Inc., an arts foundation with workshops emphasizing the fun of art and community, returns with hands-on activities for the kids. All materials will be provided.

Friday, Sept. 16, 8-10 p.m.

DJ Josh Angel returns to fill the air with beautiful music, bringing a digital memory full of your favorite songs. He carries a wide variety of music for your listening and dancing pleasure. He probably has some of some of the audience’s favorites on file - just ask!

Saturday, Sept. 17, 7-9 p.m.

GruvTherapy arrives with the “cure for what ails you.” They play smooth jazz and communicate good feelings for a pleasant picnic or just passing the time.

Sunday, Sept. 18, 2-4 p.m.

Puppet Magic returns with another workshop with puppeteer George Steven O’Brian. Children are encouraged to make their own puppets and he sets a stage for each child to perform for their own two minute (maximum) phone video to send to their favorite relative!

Friday, Sept. 23, 8-10 p.m.

This Friday marks the return of DJ ELO! Regular attendees will know that he plays a mix of everyone’s favorite songs. He’s a great guy, and wants his fans to ask for what they would like to hear.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 7-9 p.m.

The Women of 7th Terrace come to the stage with a savory blend of swing, jazz and pop. Shireen Taha looks cool and mysterious until her alto sax lights the place up.

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2-4 p.m.

The arts foundation Map for You Inc. returns, bringing their hands-on workshop to the park. All materials will be provided.

Friday, Sept. 30, 8-10 p.m.

DJ Josh Angel closes out September, filling the air with beautiful music. He creates a pleasing mix of music for the audience’s listening and dancing pleasure.

Images from some of the featured artists can be viewed at https://www.flickr.com/photos/gainesville/albums/72157671453880050.

For additional information, please contact Russell Etling, cultural affairs manager, at etlingrh@cityofgainesville.org or 352-393-8532, or contact Cindi Harvey, Depot Park manager, at HarveyCK@cityofgainesville.org or 352-393-8533.



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