Fanfares and Fireworks will be returning to Gainesville Tuesday, July 3 beginning at 7 p.m. at the University of Florida bandshell at Flavet Field on the University of Florida campus. Fanfares and Fireworks is presented by the UF division of media properties and the college of journalism and communications. Gainesville Regional Utilities is the title sponsor of the event. Additional funding is provided by the City of Gainesville, Florida Credit Union and Plum Creek. Fanfares and Fireworks will be featuring a variety of musical groups, open spaces for families to picnic and will conclude with a fireworks display at approximately 9:40 p.m.
From Ray Charles' early years in Florida to homegrown stars like Linda Lyndell and Little Jake Mitchell, John Capouya shines a spotlight on the underappreciated contribution Florida has made to the history of soul music in America. "Race is really the context for almost all of the stories I tell." "When white kids started listening to soul music, it really helped the whole movement toward integration of this country that when that music was accepted by a generation, it’s something you can’t quantify, but I think it made a difference."