Holiday Jewel Box Concert with The Currys at the 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 Thomas Center Wednesday, Dec. 10. The concert will feature The Currys. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15 at the door.

The Currys are a home-grown acoustic folk trio born and bred in the Florida panhandle. Incorporating elements of country, bluegrass, blues and rock, The Currys' music showcases thoughtful songwriting, unassuming instrumentation and mellifluous vocal harmonies. Their music has been described as “feel good.” The Currys headlined a tour across Ireland which was the subject of a PBS documentary. They've just released “Follow,” their latest recording and will perform these new songs, as well old favorites.

An example of three songs each written by a different Curry:
Come on Home:
How’s a Man Supposed to Die:
Ghost Song:

A photo of The Currys can be viewed at

The Jewel Box Concerts at the Thomas Center are a new series of multi-genre musical events staged in the historic Thomas Center’s Spanish Court. They will 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 Jewel Box Concerts at the Thomas Center are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

The Thomas Center Galleries are located at 302 NE Sixth Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601. For additional information, please contact Russell Etling, interim cultural affairs manager, at or 352-393-8532, or contact Joseph Saccocci, vice president Shakerag Culture Center, Inc. at or 352-373-5514.