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In 2017, following Tom Petty’s departure, a gathering of fans and locals in Gainesville united to honor their hometown hero. Gathering at Heartwood Soundstage, over 2,500 enthusiasts convened to commemorate Tom’s birthday and revel in the melodies of the Heartbreakers. Since that inaugural event, each year has witnessed a pilgrimage of thousands of fans worldwide to Gainesville, fostering a weekend of camaraderie and shared passion for music.