Winter Solstice Peace Concert on Dec. 21

by Gainesville Veterans for Peace

This year, the 27th annual Veterans for Peace Winter Solstice Peace Concert will be on December 21 at 8 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville (4225 N.W. 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32605-1422).

The doors open at 6:30 P.M. and the concert begins at 8:00 P.M., but people who purchase tickets in advance must arrive by 7:30 P.M. to assure a seat. Unclaimed seats will be opened up for those in line after 7:30 P.M., with no preference given to advance ticket purchasers, until all 400 seats are filled.

The event will feature music from Cherokee Peace Chant, Drums of Peace, John Chambers and Friends, Lauren Robinson & Marissa Vario, Quartermoon, Other Voices, The Erasables, The (formerly psychedelic) Relics, and Heavenly Semi-Angels.

VFP asks for a $10-$30 sliding scale donation per ticket.

This year because of the loss of our Good Friend Charlie Scales and the closing of Hyde & Zeke’s Records, we have moved our ticket sales to Mcintyre Stained Glass. We are grateful to our Friends Mary and Mike of Mcintyre Stained Glass. Besides being the makers of the Peace Helmet, they are now also the official venue for Winter Solstice concert tickets.

Mcintyre Stained Glass is located in the Thornebrook Village shopping plaza (2441 N.W. 43rd Street, Suite 11A, Gainesville, FL 32606). You can contact them by phone at 352-372-2752. They are open weekdays from 10–5 and Saturdays from 11–3.

Outside the event, organizations and groups from the Gainesville area will set up informational booths and tables. Attendees are encouraged to bring clothing, food and personal items to be collected and distributed by Helping Hands Clinic. Refreshments will also be available.

Parking is available at the event but is limited (carpooling recommended!), and parking attendants will be present to assist drivers.

For more information about the Winter Solstice Celebration, visit our Website at

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