Get Festive for a Cause with Flat Land, Locochino and The Savants of Soul at The Wooly
With the holidays just around the corner, Gainesville’s music scene has rounded up some of its best names in music to get into the giving spirit.
This Friday, local favorites Flat Land, Locochino and The Savants of Soul will be taking to The Wooly for a night of eclectic local tunes, dancing and donation.
In support of the local music education non-profit Future Music Makers, there will be an instrument donation drive. In exchange for an instrument donation, participants can sip on a complimentary brew while enjoying the sounds that have come to define Hogtown.
With the funk-infused, dreamy melodies of Flat Land, the high-energy, psychedelic rock infused sounds of Locochino and the raspy, powerful vocals of The Savants of Soul, this stacked lineup offers something for every ear.
Flat Land, which has graced big festivals like Okeechobee Music Festival and Suwannee Hulaween, has been a lead partner with Future Music Makers.
“We decided an instrument drive would be a great, easy way for anybody to get involved and support local youth and schools, all while having fun,” said the group’s drummer Grant McLeod.
The group approached local favorites The Savants of Soul and Locochino to collaborate, both of which had recently performed at Suwannee Hulaween and had announced that they would not be playing any more shows for the remainder of the year.
“Both felt this was such a great cause, an awesome lineup and too much fun too pass up,” said McLeod. “I may be biased, but I honestly believe this is best local lineup Gainesville has seen all year,” he said.
Conceived in 2011 through friendships made in the local music scene and in UF’s music school, the group has become anchor for local collaboration and inspiration.
While the group’s sphere of influence has expanded far past Gainesville’s humble city limits, playing at home never loses its charm and shine.
“It means everything to us. Gainesville is our home and we love playing for all of our friends and family,” said McLeod.
“The holidays are a time to reflect on your year, what you are grateful for and how you affect other people’s lives through giving. Personally, I think sharing music and giving kids the opportunity to express themselves, be creative and learn music is an incredibly powerful gift,” said McLeod of the event.
“If you are looking to make an impact this holiday season, giving to local charities and nonprofits is a simple and very impactful way to make a difference in your community,” he said.
Kick off the season of giving with these local gems in music and support the community that brought them all together.
The show will start at 9 pm and admission will be $10 at The Wooly.