Music & Main Stage Entertainment 2018

Welcome by Dehlia Albrecht, Gainesville VegFest Director 10:45 a.m.
7 Street Band (R&B/Soul)11:00 a.m.
Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe11:45 a.m.
William McFarLand, spoken word poet11:50 a.m.
Other Voices12:00 p.m.
Gainesville City Commissioner Helen Warren12:45 p.m.
Jazz Bandits1:00 p.m.
Alachua County Commissioner Ken Cornell1:45 p.m.
Captive Eddies2:00 p.m.
Vegan Rapper Grey3:00 p.m.
Macca Regae Samba3:45 p.m.

Sound provided by Dr. Bob McPeek, Heartwood Soundstage

7 Street Band is a cover band from Jacksonville, playing R&B and soul, as well as timeless hits from a variety of other genres.





Other Voices, a Gainesville-based acoustic quartet, offers a winning combination of instrumental chops and exquisite vocal harmonies and have been performing for over 17 years. Where the band really shines is in their own eclectic songwriting with three writers facile in multiple genres. Other Voices has a vast repertoire remarkable for its variety. Along with their own songwriting, they also mine a rich vein of vintage pop songs.



Jazz Bandits – A diverse group of friends, brought together by their love of playing jazz, the Jazz Bandits have been together for over 5 years, playing jazz standards of all eras.




Captive Eddies’ music has roots in classic rock, reggae, blues, world, folk, funk, classical, newgrass, and Gypsy jazz. For more:




Vegan Rapper Grey:

Grey is one of the hottest emerging artists at the intersection between activism, urban style & hip hop. A growing Atlanta institution in his own right, Grey became one of the most talked about acts of 2016 after his Vegan Thanksgiving freestyle & music video took the internet by storm. A His superb, cerebral and soulful flow ensured that his message went global, earning him 75k new followers and nods from Russel Simmons, DL Hughley, Ellie Goulding, Unilad, Worldstar, and Baller Alert. Notching a total of 30+ million views, he was catapulted from local stardom to the global stage. Even PETA and Whole Foods supported his release, proving the cross-marketability of Grey and his message.

His music and clothing line, Plant Based Drippin, is creating a new energy in the Vegan community. A, Grey is nothing short of refreshing. With a clear, understandable, and sophisticated flow, Grey is an artist to watch in 2018. He, like vegan cooking, just might surprise you.

 Maca Reggae Samba:

Created in Salvador, Bahia and after twelve years of playing the Brazilian
scene, Macaxeira Roots enters a new phase of exploration. This movement is
influenced by Jamaican reggae with the purest expressions of samba, a
Brazilian rhythm created by African descendants of the Portuguese colony,
Brazil. With this new work, a new rhythm is born: reggae samba, offering
the public a new expressive possibility where the only rule is nobody can
stand still. This rhythm brings movement not only to the stage, but to the
public as well, lots of dancing.