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WUFT Weekender: Monterey Jazz Festival, Street Rods, Gator Stompin’ 5k

By and on April 12th, 2013

Here’s a preview of events for the upcoming weekend:

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour: 55th Anniversary

Six of the jazz industry’s most talented musicians, including Grammy Award winners, will perform on Friday. The event is part of the Monterey Jazz Festival’s  nationwide tour.

The first Monterey Jazz Festival was in October 1958 and featured artists like Louis Armstrong.

When: Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 315 Hull Road, Gainesville
Admission: $25-35 general admission, $10 for UF students

Gainesville Street Rods: Car Show/Cruise-in

Hot rods, classics and other types of specialty cars will be on display at the Car Show/Cruise-in hosted by the Gainesville Street Rods non-profit club.

People are encouraged to bring their cars and “Talk Cars Under The Stars” with other automobile lovers. The automobile social will have music, prizes and line dancing.

When: Saturday, April 13, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Springhill Commons Shopping Center, 9200 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville
Admission: Free ($3 registration fee to enter for prize drawings – proceeds go to Stop Children’s Cancer)

Gator Stompin’ 5K

The Pledge 5 Foundation is hosting a 5-kilometer race along the traditional Gator Stompin’ route, with games and challenges for participants.

Prizes include cruises for two to the Bahamas, Gator Stompin’ tickets and more.

When: Saturday, April 13, Registration starts at 8 a.m. and events finish at noon
Where: 1632 W University Ave., Gainesville (between Shuck restaurant and 101 Cantina)
Admission: $35 for general admission


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