Welcome to Legendary Bo Diddley Plaza


The beautiful Bo Diddley Community Plaza is located at 111 E. University Avenue on the corner of SE 1st Street and E. University Avenue in the heart of Historic Gainesville. It is available for concerts, festivals, church gatherings and more throughout the year; offering a covered stage as well as a picnic and park area. It was renamed in 2008 in honor of local treasure, legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, singer, guitarist and songwriter, Bo Diddley.

After one year of construction, the newly-renovated Bo Diddley Plaza opened to the public Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

For site rental information, rules and regulations, please contact Nigel Hamm, CRA at (352) 393-8202 or HammN1@cityofgainesville.org



111 E. University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601