Suwannee Valley Times is distributed into the following cities and towns: Lake City, Live Oak, Madison, Branford, Dowling Park, Falmouth, Lee, Wellborn, Jasper, White Springs, Fort White, High Springs and Alachua


Published 4-14-21


Let’s Hang On - Frankie Valli / Four SeasonsTribute

Submitted by David Murdock - April 24, 2021

     “Let’s Hang On,” is the country’s best tribute to FRANKIE VALLI and the Four Seasons. It’s is coming to Lake City one night only 7:30 PM Saturday April 24th at the Norman Choice Performing Arts Center on the Campus of Columbia High School in Lake City.  Enjoy all the Jersey Boys favorites, such as Walk Like a Man, Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, and many more. Four guys bring crisp harmonies and sleek choreography with a live band backing them up.  Ticket prices are only $20/Adult and $10/Student K-12 at the door or on-line. Last year’s Community Concert season ticket holders may be admitted free to any two of this years concerts, including this one. See or call Martha at 386 365-8488


Suwannee County Fairgrounds

April 16 - 23, 2021 (open nightly at 6:00 p.m.)

Come out to the Suwannee County Fairgrounds April 16-23, 2021, and enjoy the Spring Carnival featuring rides, games, food and fun! They will be open nightly at 6:00 p.m. Admission will be FREE from April 16-23 and a Demolition Derby will be held on April 24th beginning at 7:00 p.m. Admission on the 24th will be $5.00.

Wristbands are available every day for rides. Suwannee County Fairgrounds is located at 1302 11th Street, SW in Live Oak.

7Th Annual Tree Fest: Drive Thru Event

April 18, 2021

Organizers Hold Covid Friendly Event To Support Local Tree Planting

Submitted by Elaine Jacobson

On Saturday, Apr. 18th, 2021, conservationists and craft beer enthusiasts alike can support our local landscape at the seventh annual Tree Fest, presented by Solar Impact and Swamp Head Brewery to support Alachua Conservation Trust by raising money to plant a lot of trees.

     This year Tree Fest will be a little different due to COVID considerations. Rather than having an in-person event, we are holding a Drive Thru event at Swamp Head Brewery. Preorders will be taken via the Swamp Head Brewery website ( from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and then your order can be picked up anytime between 12 - 7 p.m. that Sunday, April 18th.

     One tree will be planted for every can of beer purchased at Tree Fest (2 trees if you buy a can of the special Tree Fest Kolsch brew). Eight trees are planted for each Tree Fest Koozie sold. Every $1 donated by sponsors will plant 4 trees.

Special thanks to our major sponsors, Advanced Limited Systems, Davis Rembert, Gainesville Co-Housing, Marty Tod, McDonald’s, Sexton & Schnoll, Soil and Water Engineering Technology, Tillman Hartley, and UBS. These sponsors stayed with us when we had to cancel Tree Fest 2020 and support our efforts this year.

     Through a partnership with the Alachua Conservation Trust, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect the natural, historic, scenic and recreational resources in and around North Central Florida, all of the money from beer and koozie sales will directly fund the planting of one-year-old native longleaf pines at the Little Orange Creek Preserve in Hawthorne, FL.

     “We look forward to holding Tree Fest in person next year as it has grown to become the premier environmental celebration in town. Over 1,300 people attended in 2019 — it’s clear Gainesville likes beer and trees,” said Elaine Jacobson, co-founder of Solar Impact, and event team member for Tree Fest.

     For event schedule, sponsorship information and detailed information on Tree Fest, visit

A Renaissance Art Revival – Four Gallery Exhibits

May 7, 2021, Submitted by Sharon Yeago

Beginning May 7, 2021 - High Springs, Fl – Four regional art galleries are joining forces to present a month-long celebration of creativity and fun through resilience with exhibits for “A Renaissance Art Revival” during the month of May. These gallery owners, committed to supporting each other and their artists, will feature a wide variety of invited artists to celebrate art, promoting local artists and showing the community how they plan to come out of this epidemic with an artistic flair. Each gallery will present their own art reception on a different featured day so patrons can experience each gallery’s offerings.

Melrose Bay Art Gallery

Open Air Arts Celebration May 7 till May 29

Art Walk Reception, Friday, May 7, 6-9pm

Gallery Hours: Sat. & Sun. 12pm - 4pm

103 State Road 26, Melrose, FL 32666 

(352) 475-3866, Website:


Artisans’ Guild Gallery

Celebrating Mother’s Day Outdoor Art Market, Saturday, May 8, 11am-5pm

Gallery Hours: Open Every day 11am - 6pm

224 NW 2nd Avenue, Gainesville FL 32601

(352) 378-1383, Website:


Lanza Gallery & Art Supplies

Santa Fe Plein Air Art Exhibit May 1 thru May 29

All Day Art Reception, Saturday, May 15, 11am-5pm

Gallery Hours: Tues. - Thurs. & Sat. 11am - 5pm, Fri. 12 Noon - 6pm

22645 W US Hwy 27, High Springs Fl 32643

(352) 474-1049, Website:


Gainesville Fine Arts Association Gallery

Desire Exhibit, April 27 - May 22

UMOJA Exhibit, May 23 - June 19 

Art Walk Reception, Friday, May 28, 6-9pm

Gallery Hours: Tues. Fri. 3:30 - 7:30 pm, Sat. 11am - 4pm

1314 South Main Street, Gainesville FL 32801

(352) 328-5027, Website:


For more information, please contact the galleries directly. In order to keep all patrons safe all galleries will follow safe Covid-19 Guidelines. Masks must be properly worn during the entire event. Social Distancing will be practiced. Please check galleries websites for the latest information for hours due to updated Covid-19 safety measures.