North Central Florida has a new “hot spot” for live acoustic performances and art exhibits. The Shake Rag Art & Culture Center in Melrose not only showcases the original work of local artists, but a new concert series is drawing in audiences from around the state to the unique, historical building. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend reports, this Saturday night the center is bringing folk and bluegrass legendary performer, Peter Rowan to the stage. It will be Rowan’s only Florida performance this year. Rowan talked with Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend. Short version:
An historic church in the small community of Melrose just east of Gainesville is becoming “the” place to go for art exhibits, dances and concerts in North Central Florida. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend takes us on a tour of the Shake Rag Art and Culture Center with the President of the organization, June Beverly, and the Music Director Joseph Saccocci.
Front windows of the Shake Rag Art & Culture Center.