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The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with Shake Rag Cultural Center, Inc., is pleased to announce 
Jewel Box Concerts at The Thomas Center  
Performances are held at
the Historic Thomas Center 302 NE 6th Ave Gainesville Florida 32601
It's open first come seating with no reserve seats "except Disabled'
--- Children 12 and under free ---
Doors open at 6:00 pm and the concert begins at 7:00 pm
Admission is $20 cash or check only at the door day of the show
or presale tickets can be purchased at
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or by calling (904) 886-8378
Patrons are welcome to bring bottles of wine or beer and we will tend them for you. We have plastic glasses, however, you are welcome to bring your own glasses.
 We will be serving dinner from
Menu will change so check back often price start at $5 
Menu Selections for June 2nd
Indian Thali Plate: Basmati Rice with Sambar bowl of Green Bean, potato Indian curry and side salad with Radha’s sunflower dressing  (vegan/gluten free) $7 per plate
Salad Plate $3
Sambar Veggie Bowl with paratha flat bread (vegan) $5
Paneer Samosa made with soft fresh cheese $3 each or 2/$5
Dessert: Halava Farina Pudding $2
Friday, June 2nd, 2017
Flagship Romance
Flagship Romance returns to our stage next month to launch our new season of great concerts already scheduled this year.  This duo continues to wow audiences with their song writing and unbelievable harmonies. This evening they will also feature songs from their brand new CD. You have enjoyed their recordings but nothing compares to seeing them live. 
"Their songs & vocals have a simmering intensity... I also suspect Fisher used to play in rock bands, as he tended to attack his guitar with an unbridled ferociousness." - Mayer Danzig // Twangville

Flagship Romance is comprised of married singers/songwriters Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson. As the Florida-based ‘Harmonic Alternative Folk’ duo they live, work, and annually travel tens of thousands of miles together, deeply in love with each other and the process of bringing their emotionally powerful music to the people. Fluent, intense acoustic guitar playing; lyrics of life’s peaks, troughs, mysteries and wonders; soaring, yearning vocals; tender, though oft-anthemic melodies, and harmonies one could barely separate with a single human hair: this is the Flagship Romance sound. The duo's much-anticipated new album "Tales from the Self-Help Section" will be available at their concert at The Historic Thomas Center.
Friday, June 23rd, 2017
The Grascals
In summer 2004, it became clear that Dolly Parton began to show interest in wanting to play with the Grascals. The Grascals soon became Dolly's opening act, as well as her band. Performing at Dollywood and eventually, the Grand Ole Opry, the band quickly became one of the up-and-coming bluegrass bands of the year.

The Grascals began recording their first album in early 2005, which would simply be a self-titled album. On this album, it featured such songs as "Me and John and Paul", "Where Corn Don't Grow", and the popular cover song, "Viva Las Vegas", which featured Dolly Parton. During the course of the 2005 year, the Grascals appeared numerous times on television spots on the Opry, usually with Dolly Parton. The first album made it on to the Billboard charts, as well as many country and bluegrass charts. Also on the album covers, Dolly is quoted saying, "One of the greatest albums I've ever heard."

Since then, they have been winning awards and appearing all over the world. Be prepared, this is a high energy show. Expect to have a great time!
Thursday, July 20th, 2017
Both Sides Now
"Tribute To Joni Mitchell"

Rolling Stone
called her "one of the greatest songwriters ever", and AllMusic has stated, "When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century".
It gives us great pleasure to present "BOTH SIDES NOW" a Tribute to Joni Mitchell featuring some of Gainesville's finest performers. This evening will be lead by Cathy DeWitt and music director Richard Bassil.

This will be a special evening dedicated to the biggest fan of Joni Mitchell, our dearly departed Joseph Saccocci (1952 - 2017). This concert will also be held on the week of his July birthday. 
Learn, hear and enjoy the music of Joni Mitchell by celebrating the evening with us at the Thomas Center. 
Thursday, August 24th, 2017
Linda Cole
Jazz singer Linda Cole, niece of the legendary Nat King Cole will perform this evening and has already created quite a buzz around town. The Thomas Center is the perfect venue for her to showcase her talent and uphold the Cole name.  

Linda has sung professionally since she was 3 years old.  Her family group, "The Singing Coles" are a part of Illinois music history.  They began with religious songs, then added popular music to their programs.
The Cole family made their mark in the U.S. music scene.  Linda branched out into rhythm and blues.  She was known in the famous Detroit MoTown appearing with such groups as The Spinners, Count Basie, and many others.
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