Jewel Box Concerts

The Jewel Box Concerts at the Thomas Center are a series of multi-genre musical events staged in the historic Thomas Center’s Spanish Court. They 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 is located at 302 NE Sixth Ave. in Gainesville.
The ticket office for the Jewel Box Concerts is 386-385-3500.

Rodney Dillard An Evening in Mayberry

Thursday, November 7, 2019 Admissions: $20 general seating advance ticket purchase and at the door; $30 VIP (limited) advance ticket purchase; Free for children ages 12 and under

The City of Gainesville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with Shake Rag Cultural Center, Inc., welcomes Rodney Dillard | An Evening in Mayberry.

Last time this show came to the Thomas Center, a new look at live entertainment was born for our audience. The expectation for a stellar music experience was met and no surprise. What had not happened until that evening was the fun interactive segment that took our audience to Mayberry and placed them right in the set of the beloved Andy Griffith show. This Q&A session fielded questions about life on and off the set from hanging out with Barney (Don Knotts) to Floyd the Barber (Howard Mcnear) There is no other experience to compare.

In 1963, rising bluegrass band The Dillards made their first appearance on the No. 5 television show in America, The Andy Griffith Show. It was the best exposure a band could ask for and the roles weren’t exactly a stretch. Brothers Doug and Rodney Dillard played members of a family band performing hillbilly music. They were called The Darlings, but the pickin’ and harmonies were all the Dillards. And America loved them.

Doors open at 6p.m. and the concert begins at 7p.m.
General seating is open on a first-come, first-served basis. For wheelchairs, please call ahead.

Admissions:
• $20 general seating advance ticket purchase and at the door
• $30 VIP (limited) advance ticket purchase
• Free for children ages 12 and under

Information and advance ticket purchases can be found at www.evansmediasource.com
or call 386-385-3500.

Information and advance ticket purchases can be found at www.evansmediasource.com
or call 386-385-3500.

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.

The Jewel Box Concerts at the Thomas Center are presented by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department in collaboration with Shakerag Culture Center, Inc.