Heartwood has been a welcome addition to the Gainesville music scene, offering a top notch, intimate listening room that is connected to a state-of-the- art recording studio, video production, and live streaming capabilities. In addition, there is an outdoor area that can host festival-size crowds, just a few block south of the heart of downtown.
“It’s hard to imagine it’s been a year since we held our first event,” said owner Bob McPeek. “It’s been a year of hard work, but it’s been worth it. We opened with a bang with the first Heartwood Fest. Two days before, we got our certificate of occupancy, and the night before we were still putting sound treatment on the walls and making last minute adjustments. Somehow it all came together, not just with a fabulous festival, but with over 75 shows since. We so appreciate all the wonderful support we’ve received from the community of Gainesville.”
Highlight performers at this year’s festival include the Currys, who sold out two shows at Heartwood in 2017; Hedges, who headlined the Tom Petty Memorial Concert on Oct. 20 (attended by several thousand people); a special appearance by Morning Fatty; and indoor concerts by Ricky Kendall, Michael Claytor.
Indoor shows will be shown outside on a large LCD screen between outdoor sets.
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, or $30 for an all access (inside and outside) VIP pass. Tickets and more information are available at heartwoodsoundstage.com.