Story by Gargs Allard
Photos by Japa Magyer, Glani Lima, and Gargs Allard

The Changeville Music and Arts Festival drew large crowds in various venues throughout downtown Gainesville on February 8 and 9, invigorating both musicians and concert goers.

The fest headlined such acts as New York City Hip Hop sensation Princess Nokia, New Orleans Jazz and Funk stalwarts The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, ’90s Alternative Rock heroes Cracker, feminist Punk rockers War On Women, Rapper Professor Toon, and former UF student and rising rocker and R&B star Benjamin Booker.

The Vowls

Vowls performing a live at the Midnight on Thursday, February 8 as part of Changeville’s porch concert series – Photo by Japa Magyer 

 

Amy Lindroth of Vowls performing at Changeville Photo by Glani Lima

 

Caitlyn Vinci of the Vowls performing at the Changeville Fest – Photo by Glani Lima

 

Sooza

Sooza performing on February 8 in front of Volta Coffee as a part of Changeville Fest’s front porch concert series – Photo by Japa Magyer

 

Austin Divito performs for Sooza at Changeville Fest on February 8 – Photo by Glani Lima


Bianca Maesa performs for Sooza during the Changeville Fest on February 8 – Photo by Glani Lima

Vanessa Kinsey

Vanessa Kinsey getting laughs at the High Dive during the comedy segment of the Changeville Fest – photo by Gargs Allard

Hugo Sanchez

Hugo Sanchez performs at the High Dive on February 8 during the Changeville Fest – Photo by Japa Magyer

Princess Nokia

Princess Nokia (aka Destiny Nicole Frasqueri) performs at the High Dive on February 8 as part of the Changeville Fest – Photo by Japa Magyer

War On Women

Shawna Potter and Brooks Harlan from War On Women perform at the Atlantic on February 8 as part of the Changeville Fest – Photo by Japa Magyer

Savants of Soul

Gainesville’s own Savants of Soul led off the festivities at Bo Didley Plaza on February 9 for the Changeville Music and Arts Festival – photo by Japa Magyer

 

Founding member and drummer, Alexander Klausner, gets his rocks off at the Bo Didley Plaza during the set for Savants of Soul during Changeville Fest on February 9, while Mandy Ferwerda sings in the foreground – Photo by Japa Magyer

 

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band has been performing for over 40 years since their beginnings in New Orleans in 1976. Here they play at Gainesville’s Bo Didley Plaza during the Changeville Fest on February 9 – photo by Japa Magyer

 

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band perform at Changeville on February 9 – photo by Glani Lima

 

Benjamin Booker

Benjamin Booker headlines the Bo Didley Plaza on February 9 during the Changeville Music and Arts Fest – photo by Japa Magyer

 

Benjamin Booker at the Bo Diddley Plaza on February 9 during Changeville – photo by Glani Lima

Benjamin Booker and band headline the Changeville Music and Arts Festival at the Bo Didley Plaza – Photo by Gargs Allard

 

Flipturn

Power Pop band from Jacksonville, Flipturn, performs at the High Dive during Changeville on February 9 – Photo by Japa Magyer

 

Pearl & the Oysters

Pearl & the Oysters play the High Dive during Changeville on February 9 – Photo by Japa Magyer

 

Juliette Pearl Davis performs for Pearl & the Oyster during the Changeville Fest at the High Dive on February 9 – Photo by Gargs Allard

Cracker

Cracker performs at the High Dive on February 9 as one of the headliners for The Changeville Music and Arts Fest – Photo by Japa Magyer

 

Cracker rocks the High Dive for the Changeville Fest on February 9 – photo by Gargs Allard

 

 

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