PRCA News

Posted by: Katharine Forbes
9/25/2015
The Gainesville City Commission will host its second Telephone Town Hall, talkGNV, to discuss the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department’s (PRCA) master plan, PRCA Vision 2020. City officials will answer caller questions about the master plan, including future enhancements to Gainesville’s park facilities and recreation opportunities, as well as discuss potential funding methods.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
7/28/2015
Kicking off this year’s “Free Fridays” concert series on Friday, Aug. 7 is Little Jake Mitchell and The Soul Searchers, featuring old school blues and rhythm and blues artist Jake Mitchell.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
7/8/2015
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with Shakerag Culture Center, Inc., is pleased to announce the upcoming Jewel Box Concert at the Historic Thomas Center Friday, July 31, featuring the virtuoso guitarist Sam Pacetti with special guest flatpicking guitar champion Gabe Valla. Also sharing the bill is opening act the Obscure Brothers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the Obscure Brothers start at 7:30 p.m. Sam Pacetti starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $20 at the door - cash or check only, please. The evening’s concert has been dubbed, “Once in a Blue Moon,” as it aptly falls on a blue moon, the second full moon in the same month. At the show, Pacetti will be celebrating the long-awaited release of and playing songs from his new CD “Origins.”
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
6/18/2015
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department announces the highly anticipated 2015 “Free Fridays” concert series season schedule. The public is invited to join us for our annual series of free, family-friendly concerts in downtown Gainesville.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
6/9/2015
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with Shakerag Culture Center, Inc., is pleased to announce the upcoming Jewel Box Concert at the Historic Thomas Center Friday, June 19, featuring the legendary Tony Trischka and virtuoso fiddler Brittany Haas. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20 at the door - cash or check only, please.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
5/27/2015
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with Shakerag Culture Center, Inc., is pleased to announce the upcoming Jewel Box Concert at the Historic Thomas Center Thursday, June 11, featuring iconic bluegrass legends Missy Raines, Mike Compton, David Grier and Shad Cobb as the Helen Highwater Stringband. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20 at the door - cash or check only, please.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
3/24/2015
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with Shakerag Culture Center, Inc., is pleased to announce the upcoming Jewel Box Concert at the Historic Thomas Center is Sunday, April 19, featuring the neo–folk, world rock ensemble HuDost. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15 at the door - cash or check only.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
3/23/2015
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 is Friday, April 3, featuring Caravan of Thieves. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15 at the door - cash or check only.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
3/9/2015
Bo Diddley Community Plaza has closed for renovations on Sunday, March 1. The improvements, which include new public restrooms, an information kiosk, a water wall entry feature, green room and a second café space, will take about one-year to complete. The entire plaza will be closed during construction except for the historic Bethel Station property on the south end, which will reopen under new restaurant ownership in late spring.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
3/3/2015
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 is Thursday, March 12. The concert features legendary bluegrass quintet Lonesome River Band. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20 at the door - cash or check only, please.
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