In the Loop

BIG: Culture & Arts Festival

  • Date & Time
    • Saturday, April 13, 2024 1:00pm — through
      Sunday, April 14, 2024 2:00am
  • Cost
    • $50
  • Description

    Dion Dia and How Bazar announce Big: Culture & Arts Festival. BIG is a multidisciplinary celebration of the diverse creative and cultural communities growing throughout the Sunshine State. Big pairs live performances from national touring acts like Madison McFerrin, Nick Hakim, Wahid, Kaelin Ellis, Chuck Strangers and They Hate Change with sets from Gainesville’s own Casey Jones II, FARO, Crisca, Buboy, PRIZZILA and DAY/DEM, not to mention dozens of artists hailing from Miami, Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa. 

    Building on the success of THE BIG SHO', Dion Dia co-founders Laila Fakhoury, Jahi Khalfani and Khary Khalfani envision Big as a departure from conventional music festivals, transforming an empty lot between Porters Community and South Main Street into an immersive and collaborative meeting place showcasing all expressions of creativity. Expect to see Florida's music, fashion, visual art, film, skate and automotive cultures represented. Arrive hungry to sample food and beverages from Florida's culinary masterminds, including Gainesville's M&D West African Cuisine, Brazilian Fun Foods, Brick & Ember Pizza, Di Big Jerk and Germain's Chicken Sandwiches. 

    Tickets for Big are on sale now. Early bird tickets are still available through March 18. VIP packages available.

    For more information and to secure tickets to Big: Culture & Arts Festival, visit

    Sponsored in part by the Center for Arts, Migration and Entrepreneurship, Visit Gainesville and Alachua County

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  • Venue
    Downtown Gainesville