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21|22 Audience Experience
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Darren Nicholson Band

[ Friday, January 28, 2022; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm. ]
There’s a sense of destiny when it comes to Darren Nicholson’s life as a musician. Born into a musical family, he first appeared on stage when he was 18 months old. Years later he would be touring with Merle Haggard, recording with the likes of Zac Brown and Alison Krauss, and performing as a member […]

Lundú

[ Wednesday, February 23, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Thursday, February 24, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Blending the traditions of Afro-Peruvian and Andean roots music, Lundú is crafting a distinctive musical vocabulary, rediscovering and expanding the musical legacy of their culturally-rich city of Arequipa, Peru.

Lundú will be making their debut U.S. performance in Gainesville as part of the Center Stage program, a groundbreaking cultural diplomacy initiative that connects international artists with […]

Gretchen Parlato Quartet ‘Flor’

[ Friday, February 25, 2022; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm. ]
One of the most original voices in jazz, Gretchen Parlato has returned with her 2021 release, Flor. This new work weaves a sonic texture of guitar, cello, and drum-percussion hybrid, exquisitely complementing the intensity and delicacies of Gretchen’s unmistakeable singing style.

A gorgeous synthesis of original material, American popular music, European classical music, and Brazilian standards, […]

Yasmin Williams

[ Friday, April 15, 2022; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm. ]
Forget everything you thought you knew about how to play the guitar. Yasmin Williams has something new to show you. At just 24 years old, Williams is forging a thrillingly inventive approach to the acoustic guitar and receiving ample praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, NPR Music, and Pitchfork along the way.

Often playing with […]

Todd Barry – CANCELLED

[ Saturday, November 20, 2021; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
Unfortunately, this performance has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact the Phillips Center Box Office at 352.392.2787 if you have questions about tickets.

UF alum Todd Barry has been serving up his particular brand of deceptively deadpan comedy for decades, earning him a level of reverence very few in his profession get […]

Brittney Spencer

[ Friday, November 19, 2021; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm. ]
Singer-songwriter Brittney Spencer moved to Nashville in 2013 with dreams of molding life, truth, and wild imagination into country music. She’s since toured and performed with artists including Carrie Underwood andChristopher Cross.

In late 2020, Spencer’s career took off toward stardom with the release of her debut EP, Compassion, which garnered rave reviews from the likes […]

Daymé Arocena

[ Tuesday, November 9, 2021; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm. ]
A radiant performer carrying the flame for a new generation of Cuban musicians, Daymé Arocena encompasses the rich, diverse musical makeup of her homeland while also drawing inspiration from the world she has spent the last six years traveling.

With her captivating charisma, she effortlessly blends traditional Santerían chant, jazz stylings, contemporary R&B influences, and Afro-Cuban […]

Joey DeFrancesco Trio

[ Thursday, October 28, 2021; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm. ]
Legend. It’s a word that probably gets tossed around more often than it should. But for Joey DeFrancesco, the modern master of jazz organ, “legend” is a perfect fit.

DeFrancesco emerged in the ’80s and quickly ascended as one of the youngest musicians ever recruited to play in a Miles Davis ensemble. Throughout his career, he’s […]

Merz Trio

[ Sunday, October 17, 2021; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Winners of the 2019 Concert Artists Guild Competition and Gold Medalists of the Fischoff and Chesapeake International Chamber Music Competitions, Merz Trio combines artistic brilliance with a farcical lust for life.

The group will perform a program titled Ink Spills, which tells a unique and personal story around Ravel’s Piano Trio, completed by the composer in […]

Love Canon – CANCELLED

[ Friday, October 15, 2021; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 9:00 pm; ]
Unfortunately, this performance has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact the Phillips Center Box Office at 352.392.2787 if you have questions about tickets.

The bluegrass virtuosos in Love Canon are downright chameleonic and yet distinctly a group all their own. Their most recent release, Cover Story, has their talents on full display […]

Lifeline Quartet

[ Friday, October 1, 2021; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm. ]
African-American spirituals are a critical part of the United States’ musical heritage. Many of these coded Civil War-era songs also conveyed vital information related to the Underground Railroad, including routes and navigational strategies, and boosted morale for people escaping slavery.

Michelle Mayne-Graves and her Lifeline Quartet use their incredible voices to celebrate these songs in a […]

Royal Wood

[ Thursday, September 30, 2021; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm. ]
As if a dear friend stopped by to perform for you, Royal Wood will make you feel instantly at home. A natural-born storyteller, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Royal Wood serves up intimate pop-rock tunes with equal dashes of class and craft.

Starting with his first release in 2002, he’s built a discography defined by his ceaseless ability […]

Davina and the Vagabonds

[ Thursday, September 23, 2021; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm. ]
Davina and the Vagabonds has been creating a stir with their shows filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, and a frontwoman whose voice and stage presence are simply electric.

With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the group serves up high-energy tunes with […]

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