A Bears and Lions show is a musical spectacle like no other.

Hailing from Gainesville, Florida, these animals escaped the circus to break the rules and expectations of age-free/cage-free music by inspiring children to be more accepting, tolerant, and adventurous in everyday life.

Their show is a collective of animals that includes a Gorilla, a Zebra, a Giraffe, a Moose, and a Bison, playing family-friendly rock and Americana that quickly makes fans of kids and parents alike. Together, this band of wild animals motivates kids to get up and dance, engage and even participate in the show!
  • Sat
    29
    Mar
    2014
    4:00 pmSweetwater Coffee
  • Sun
    04
    May
    2014
    2:00 pm810 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL
  • Mon
    12
    May
    2014
    9:30 amSiriusXM Washington, DC
  • Sat
    14
    Jun
    2014
    5:00 pmThe Jones B-side

    Bring your kids and your appetites for a Pancake Dinner and a show featuring the story of how the Bear and Lion escaped the circus and live wild and free in the world's greatest club in the woods!

  • Fri
    03
    Oct
    2014
    7:00 pm5402 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Sun
    23
    Nov
    2014
    4:00 pmFirst Magnitude Brewery, 1220 SE Veitch St Gainesville, FL 32601

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Family-Promise-of-Gainesville-FL/65967623895

  • Sun
    22
    Feb
    2015
    2:00 pmUniversity Ave

    https://www.facebook.com/events/804988942907051/

  • Wed
    17
    Jun
    2015
    12:30 pmHippodrome State Theater
  • Fri
    03
    Jul
    2015
    7:00 pmUF Bandshell

    Join us as we celebrate America's birthday the evening of Friday, July 3, 2015 as FANFARES & FIREWORKS returns to Gainesville!

  • Sun
    12
    Jul
    2015
    7:00 pmSt Augustine Amphiteatre

    Night Owl Cinema is a free movie event at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre throughout June, July, and August. This free summer movie series offers a screening of movies for families and friends to enjoy. This event is open to the public.

  • Wed
    02
    Sep
    2015
    8:00 amGainesville Depot Park
  • Sun
    06
    Sep
    2015
    2:00 pmMillhopper Branch

    Bears and Lions are September's 'Library Cards are Cool' Ambassadors. Because they are. And so are you!

  • Fri
    30
    Oct
    2015
    8:00 pmFirst Magnitude Brewery

    Join Bears and Lions at First Magnitude Brewery as we celebrate with Alachua Conservation Trust at their annual Halloween Ball -PITHLACHOCCO RETURNS! Show starts at 8pm! See you there!

  • Sat
    30
    Jan
    2016
    11:00 amMorningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Avenue
  • Fri
    24
    Jun
    2016
    7:00 pmSt Augustine Amphitheater

    Free show this Friday at St. Augustine Amphitheater before the Minions for their Community First Night Owl Cinema. Great outdoor venue, great price (nada!) and introducing our newest animal member, Giraffe on drums!

  • Sun
    03
    Jul
    2016
    11:00 amAlachua County Downtown Library, Gainesville, FL
  • Sun
    03
    Jul
    2016
    7:00 pmFlavet Field, University of Florida

    Bears and Lions are back to help celebrate the 4th of July!

  • Fri
    02
    Dec
    2016
    Sat
    03
    Dec
    2016
    5:00 pmLake Wales, Florida

    Join us for a weekend of authentic Florida food, music, artisan goods, and craft beer!

  • Sat
    25
    Feb
    2017
    1:00 pmHeartwood Sound Stage

    Come celebrate the opening of Heartwood Soundstage - North Florida's First Live Recording Venue!

  • Sun
    26
    Feb
    2017
    1:00 pmDepot Park

    A day for animals to celebrate in the streets taking place on South Main St and the surrounding Depot Park area. The event will feature up to one hundred activities for participants meandering the street. 3 stages of live music curated by Future Music Makers, a food truck rally, and more. Come out and see Bears and Lions perform at the Depot Park stage from 1pm to 1:40pm.

  • Sat
    11
    Mar
    2017
    1:00 pm600 N Ashley Dr, Downtown Tampa

    The Gasparilla Music Foundation is a Florida 501(c)-3 non-profit corporation that organizes an annual music festival in downtown Tampa the second weekend of March.

  • Mon
    03
    Jul
    2017
    6:00 pmFlavet Field, University of Florida

    Enjoy an evening of live music and spectacular fireworks presented by WUFT-TV and WUFT-FM. Thanks to the City of Gainesville, Florida Credit Union and GRU for their support.

  • Sat
    19
    Aug
    2017
    8:00 pmDepot Park

    Join us on Saturday, Aug. 19, 6-9pm for Depot Park's Birthday Celebration. Fans of Depot Park will not want to miss this free, fun-filled, family friendly event _ live music, choo-choo train rides through the park, lots of games and activities.

  • Sat
    16
    Sep
    2017
    1:00 pmSt Augustine, FL

    Sing Out Loud Festival in St Augustine.

  • Fri
    01
    Dec
    2017
    Sat
    02
    Dec
    2017
    5:00 pmLake Wales, FL

    With its abundance of live oaks and palmetto trees, Lake Wales Park exudes sleepy, Old Florida allure. But come December, it will pulse with excitement when the state's greatest barbecue teams, regional musicians, craft beer aficionados, and bespoke tastemakers assemble for the Orange Blossom Revue. For more info click here!

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018
    12:20 pmHeartwood Soundstage

    Come celebrate the one year anniversary of Heartwood Soundstage - North Florida's Live Recording Venue! And of course eat pancakes then shake it off by grooving to a few of our new songs off our upcoming album!

    For more info click here!

  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018
    3:00 pmSwamphead Brewery 10th Anniversary Celebration
  • Sat
    23
    Jun
    2018

    2:00 pmCD Release Party at First Magnitude

    Gasp in amazement as Hogtowne's favourite wild animals perform musical impossibilities from their newest album "Navigate"!
    All new songs never before heard in public!
    Marvel at the wondrous curiosities, oddities, manifestations, exaggerations and unbelievable truths!
    Be prepared for:
    Animal Tattoos! Balloons! Giant Bubbles! Jugglers! Yoga Tricksters! Food Trucksters! Hoola Hooping! Face Painting! Photo Boothing! Snow Cones! And more!
    With special genuine musical guest entertainment by DJ Reggae dance party sets by Squiddly Don and the Easy Crew!
    One night only! This free event is not to be missed!

    For more information, click HERE!

  • Wed
    04
    Jul
    2018
    7:00 pmFlavet Field

    Celebrate the Fourth on the Third. Enjoy musical performances by Bears and Lions, Billy Buchanan and His Rock 'N Soul Revue, and the Gainesville Community Band. The fireworks begin at 9:40 p.m. The event is presented by WUFT-TV/FM and WUFT Classic. ADMISSION IS FREE.

    For More info click here!

  • Sun
    16
    Sep
    2018
    3:00 pmCOLONIAL OAK SHOWCASE, St Augustine, FL

    Hey Humanoids! Sing Out Loud Festival presents Bears and Lions live from Colonial Oak Music Park on Saturday, September 15 at 3PM!

    Set Times:
    2:00pm - Doors Open
    3:00pm - Bears and Lions
    4:00pm - Colton McKenna
    5:00pm - Salt & Pine
    6:00pm - Timberwood
    7:00pm - Ancient City Slickers
    8:00pm - Dave Decker
    9:00pm - Last Electric Rodeo

    This event is FREE and open to the public with free parking at the Amphitheatre. The Sing Out Loud Festival is proudly presented by Community First Credit Union of Florida!

  • Fri
    30
    Nov
    2018
    Sat
    01
    Dec
    2018
    5:00 pmLake Wales Park, Lake Wales, FL

    Join us for a weekend of authentic Florida food, music, artisan goods, and craft beer!

    With its abundance of live oaks and palmetto trees, Lake Wailes Park exudes sleepy, Old Florida allure. But come December, it will pulse with excitement when the state’s greatest barbecue teams, regional musicians, craft beer aficionados, and bespoke tastemakers assemble for the Orange Blossom Revue.

    This sophisticated soiree, named in honor Central Florida's citrus heritage, grew out of a longtime barbecue fundraiser hosted by the Lake Wales Rotary Club.

    The event will take place on November 30 and December 1, 2018 and will be held along the shores of beautiful Lake Wailes Park located at the intersection of Park Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard in Lake Wales, FL.

    For more info, click HERE!

  • Mon
    10
    Dec
    2018
    8:00 pmGainesville Dance and Yoga

    Are you ready for one last party before the holidays? Sofar Sounds Gainesville has got you covered with three bands ready to bring the fun! In fact, our theme this month is "FUN!"
    So save the date for our final show of 2018: Monday, December 10th, 2018!

    This show will be starting a 8:00PM. Doors at 7:30PM.

    The design of Sofar shows are that our guests sit on the floor, and this is no exception. This month's venue has a minimal number chairs for those who need them, but the majority of our attendees will be seated on the floor. You are welcome to bring a blanket, yoga mat, or pillow to sit on. (If you purchase a ticket and need a chair, please let us know and we will reserve one for you.)