Charles Bradley will reopen the Bo Diddley Plaza with a free concert on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 from 6 to 10 p.m. The concert is part of the frank 2016 Community Street Fair. The public event will also feature live art by 352Creates, performances by local bands and a variety of food trucks and craft-brews.
The beautiful Bo Diddley Community Plaza is located at 111 E. University Avenue on the corner of SE 1st Street and E. University Avenue in the heart of Historic Gainesville. It is available for concerts, festivals, church gatherings and more throughout the year; offering a covered stage as well as a picnic and park area. It was renamed in 2008, after the death of a local treasure – legendary rock & roll singer, guitarist and songwriter, Bo Diddley.
Charles Bradley, a Gainesville native known for his soulful and captivating performances, embodies the personality of the frank gathering- vibrant, passionate and determined. He recently performed at Bonnaroo, South by Southwest (SXSW), Coachella and Newport Folk Festival and has landed spots on the “Year-End Best” lists from GQ, Rolling Stone and MOJO.
Opening bands will be Little Jake and the Soul Searchers and The Savants of Soul.
frank is an annual gathering for social change communicators. It is a community of movement builders and change makers who use strategic communications to drive positive social, institutional and behavioral change.
Music and production for frank is coordinated by local booking and promotions company Glory Days Presents!