WUFT’s Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, speaks with Cleveland-born singer/songwriter Billy Buchanan about joining the lineup for this year’s Fanfares and Fireworks presented by WUFT. Billy discusses some of the projects he’s been working on since he spoke with WUFT’s Dana Hill back in February.
After Fanfares, Billy’s next appearance in Gainesville will be Thursday, August 23rd at The Hippodrome Theater for Billy Buchanan’s Pioneers of Rock ‘n Soul Show with impersonations of Little Richard, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and Chuck Berry.
Fanfares and Fireworks 2018
Celebrate the 4th on the 3rd with WUFT’s annual Fanfares and Fireworks at the UF Bandshell at Flavet Field in Gainesville (605 Woodlawn Drive).
Bears & Lions take the stage at 7:00 p.m., followed by Billy Buchanan & His Rock ‘N Soul Revue at 8:00 p.m., and the Gainesville Community Band at 9:00 p.m., under the direction of Gary Langford. GCB provides a stirring live soundtrack for the spectacular fireworks show around 9:40 p.m. by Skylighters of Florida.
During the event, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will conduct a blood drive and water and Pepsi products will be for sale along with the following food trucks on site: PDQ, Hyppo, Big Island Bowls, Twisted Okie BBQ, Soup to Nuts and Cilantro Tacos.
For safety reasons, no dogs, sparklers, drones or alcohol are allowed at the event. Coolers are allowed, but may be subject to search by the University of Florida Police Department.
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