Retro Sounds at First Friday Art Walk
March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Friday Art Walk steps back in time with Retro Sounds! Travel back to the 70’s, celebrating the disco era with a performance by opener Ecliff Telford and headliner Bee Gees tribute artists, Bee Gees NOW! First Friday Art Walk includes artists displays, free family art activities, and extended shopping hours as well as a classic car display from Ocala Car Cruisers.
A band fueled by a moment in time during the disco era, the Bee Gees have become a timeless classic brand of American pop music. The Bee Gees were formed in 1958 by brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. The movie “Saturday Night Fever” starring John Travolta brought the band to the musical forefront in the 1970s with hits like “You Should Be Dancing,” “Stayin Alive” and “Night Fever.” Playing those hits and more, the tribute band Bee Gees Now, brings that ’70s dance fever to Downtown Ocala.
Attendees will enjoy activities with a 1970’s twist such as local arts organizations providing free, hands-on art activities; visual artists working live throughout downtown; special sales at participating restaurants and extended business hours at local shops. In addition, a vintage car exhibit by the Ocala Street Cruisers will be displayed on the east side of the downtown square.
Join us in your 70’s themed threads for this retro-inspired evening, because “You Should be Dancing”! This event is free and open to the public, guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs. Participating artists, organizations and attendees are encouraged to wear face coverings, sanitize their booth frequently, provide hand sanitizer, provide cashless transactions (i.e. Venmo, Square, etc.), and practice social distancing at their booths.
The City of Ocala has taken the following safety measures and precautions due to the COVID-19 outbreak:
• Implementation of a sanitizing station at the Information Booth (Downtown Square)
• Digital Art Walk map available by QR code
• Artist and organization locations will be properly social distanced
• Provide signage to communicate safety measures throughout downtown
For more information, please contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts Department at 352-629-8447 or [email protected]; or visit www.ocalafl.org/artwalk.
Stay groovy! Grab your fringe and bell bottoms and join us for a very special Retro Sounds edition of First Friday Art Walk on March 5th.