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Old Shoe Repair Gets a Rock ’n' Roll Makeover

One Spark Barn Burner takes over April 19

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For one night only, an abandoned shoe repair shop downtown will be transformed into an underground rock club.

Jacksonville’s underground music scene will bring life to an empty shop downtown for the First Annual One Spark Barn Burner April 19.

Original Fuzz, an innovative musical instrument accessory company run by two local musicians, Zach Leaver and Lee McAlilly, is producing the free event which will feature performances by Opiate Eyes, Memphibians, The Lifeforms, This Frontier Needs Heroes, Katie Grace Helow, Dinosaur Blood, Phenomenology, Pigeon Boys, Zach Lever’s 30th Birthday and DJ E. Lee Indie Endeavor.

“We design products for guitar players,” McAlilly said. “We wanted to do sort of a SXSW style event where bands play in unlikely places.”

Leaver and McAlilly envisioned the One Spark Barn Burner in celebration of One Spark, a five-day crowd-funding event for creative thinkers April 17-21. One Spark is the first of its kind to be held in Jacksonville or anywhere else in the world.

Original Fuzz is one of the many artists, entrepreneurs and creators taking part in One Spark. 

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