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Charles Bradley, Savants Of Soul Reopen Bo Diddley Plaza


Hundreds of residents gathered in downtown Gainesville Thursday night to celebrate the reopening of the Bo Diddley Plaza. The free concert was held as a part of frank, a conference focused on communications and social change. The plaza closed last March for renovations.

The concert featured spoken word poetry by the Los Angeles-based organization “Get Lit,” opening musical performances by the Savants of Soul, Little Jake & The Soul Searchers and a musical collaboration between New York-based artist Ahmen and Gainesville artists Fae Nageon De Lestang and Aaron Colverson. The headlining act was Charles Bradley.

The evening also included art by 352Creates and a variety of local food trucks and microbrews.

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