The Fest is an amazing Gainesville happening, wrecking Halloween for some, but bringing people from all over the country (and world) to enjoy the fun of over 250 bands at over a dozen venues. FEST is back down on the Bo Diddley Plaza this year as the main stage.
You, Iguana reader, are again invited to spend a day or two at the acoustic side of the Fest, at the Civic Media Center. You will see performers from around the U.S. and beyond in short sets. This year the CMC sets will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29 only, with an independent CMC-run benefit show on Sunday, Oct.30.
All ages are welcome with a $10 donation or free with a FEST 15 Pass. The CMC doesn’t make anything from wristband wearers, while the walk-up $10 will be allocated for the Civic Media Center’s use.
Band schedule: www.thefestfl.com
(Click on LINEUP/BANDS for background information.)