Great Southern Music: More
Great Southern Music is the music store that Tom Llinas has wanted to
open in Gainesville for well over 30 years.
This great adventure
began when Tom and Robin were married on November 30, 1991, right across
street from Ben Griffin Stadium. Some of you
will remember that day as the the famous Gator/Seminole face off. At that
time, Tom owned Classical Brass & Guitars in Orlando while Robin managed
a restaurant called Splash.
Being crazy newlyweds, they decided to take off across the country and
landed out in Bailey, Colorado where they shared an acre of mountain land
with some elk, deer, and even a few bears. This is the place where their
beautiful daughter, Nicole, was born.
In 1995, Tom loaded
up the family and moved "back East" to
Atlanta, where he ran the regional repair shop for Music and Arts. A few
short years later, their son, Thomas John (aka TJ), was born in 1999.
While in Atlanta, the Llinas family lived in the suburbs of the 'big city'
in a 'house on the corner' and Robin taught at the school where the kids
In 2006, homesick
for "Title Town," the Llinas family set out
for one more move. Here they are proud to call Gainesville "home" and
happy to be close to family and have many new friends.
We would love for
you to come by and meet our family and see our new store. It’s
a place where we hope you will stay and play awhile!