Flyers are a great way to find out what shows are going on in town. Keep your eyes peeled when around downtown for any cool upcoming concerts.


Gainesville is known for its music scene with a line up of residents like rock musician Tom Petty, the punk rock band Against Me, ska band Less Than Jake, and indie artist John Vanderslice. The town is also home to a well-known punk festival called the Fest that takes over the town every Halloween weekend.

Due to it's established music scene, the city draws many musicians to the area. In 2008, Blender Magazine named Gainesville the "Best Place to Start a Band" in the United States. The community embraces the music culture and the music scene is very supported with venues promoting shows by local musicians every night of the week.

Whether it is put on on campus by student organizations, at the downtown plaza by the city, or around town at different venues, music is an integral part to the entertainment scene in Gainesville, and luck for you, it doens't cost that much to enjoy it.