Sunset Music Fest Kicks Off Summer in Tampa Memorial Weekend

Disco Donnie Presents and Sunset Events are ready to kick off summer in the Sunshine State with the Sunset Music Festival 2016.

Sunset Music Festival

Tampa’s largest dance and EDM music event will take place Memorial weekend, May 28-29 at Raymond James Stadium.

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Music on Mills Rocks the Mills 50 District for Charity on November 14, 2015

The Mills 50 district is normally a happening place, but on November 14, Music On Mills will turn the area into a gigantic music festival to benefit public art and safety projects in the area.

Music On Mills in Orlando

The music festival will take place in four venues: Will’s Pub, Wally’s, St. Matthew’s Tavern, and BART.

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Runaway Country Announces Third Headliner and Support Acts for 2016 Concert in Kissimmee

Runaway Country has announced the artist that will be joining Jake Owen and Kenny Chesney as headliner for the three-day music festival coming to Kissimmee in 2016.

Runaway Country 2016 - Jake Owen, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church

That honor falls to Eric Church, whose hits include the #1 singles “Drink in My Hand,” “Springsteen,” “The Only Way i Know,” and most recently, “Raise ‘Em Up” with fellow country artist Keith Urban. Read more

Runaway Country Announces Headliners for Inaugural Kissimmee 2016 Concert

In May it was announced that the Runaway Country music festival would be moving to Kissimmee, with the first concert in 2016. Last night, they announced the first of the headliners.

Runaway Country

Confirmed for the three-day music fest are Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen, and Old Dominion. More will be announced as we get closer to the date, but I think those artists are a great start, don’t you?

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Runaway Country Music Festival Coming to Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee

Osceola Heritage Park announced this morning they have signed a 10-year contract to host the Runaway Country Music Festival, starting in 2016.

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Runaway Country is a huge annual 3-day country music festival that draws the top talent to its line-up. Previous years have offered the likes of Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, The Band Perry, and more, to enjoy.

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Music on Mills Brings the Party to Mills Ave in Orlando October 18, 2014

Music on MillsLocal and regional music takes center stage during Music on Mills, this Saturday, October 18, beginning at 3pm.

Participating venues along Orlando’s Mills Avenue are The Bart, St. Matthews Tavern, The Peacock Room, Wally’s and Will’s Pub. There’s also an Art and Vendor Market, and several Food Trucks.

Entertainment lineup includes: 3 Bucksworth, Begali Goo, Hymn For Her, Milka, Mill Tess, The Hindu Cowboys, Juke With Special, Guest Eugene Snowden, The Sh-Booms, Meiuswe, Lauren Carder & The Multiple Me, Milk Carton Superstars, Table For Tree, Sabals, Wheeler Newman And The Cosmic Roots Collective, Tears of a Tyran, Uncle Sam’s Pride, Shrinks, Ark, Jcarly+The Teeth, Sara Purser, Daniel Hanson, Drew Yardis & More.

Tickets are $15, and are available online at willspub.org or day of at the venues. Must be 21+ to attend.

Vans Warped Tour Rolls into Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando on July 28, 2013

Vans Warped TourIt’s summer, which means it’s time for the Vans Warped Tour to hit Orlando again. It will roll into the Central Florida Fairgrounds on July 28.

One of America’s premier music and lifestyle tours, it has been a great way to check out up-and-coming bands, as well as rock out to established artists since 1995.

This year’s performers include Allstar Weekend, August Burns Red, Beebs and Her Money Makers, The Black Dahlia Murder, Black Veil Brides, blessthefall, Bring Me The Horizon, Chiodos, Hawthorne Heights, Memphis May Fire, Motion City Soundtrack, Never Shout Never, Reel Big Fish, Silverstein, Sleeping With Sirens, The Used, We Came As Romans, The Wonder Years and many more.

Throughout the day, there will be opportunities to meet bands, as well as enjoy acoustic performances in the sponsor + vendor area. These will be posted on signs at the tents. There’s also plenty of opportunity to shop, check out worthwhile causes, and enjoy skateboard competitions.

Expect it to be crowded and hot, so make sure you keep hydrated and wear sunscreen. You are allowed to bring in one sealed water bottle when you enter the show and that can be continuously filled up at the SIGG Water Hydration Station for free. For more info on what to expect, visit vanswarpedtour.com.

Vans Warped Tour is an all ages show, and runs 11am to 9pm. Tickets are general admission at $38.50 per person.

The Central Florida Fairgrounds are located at 4603 W. Colonial Blvd. There is plenty of grass parking, but you can also use the Rock & Bus service from many Central Florida locations for an additional fee.

Celebrate Florida Female Artistry at Ella Music Fest in Orlando September 30 – October 2

This weekend female artists from across the state will be in Orlando for the fifth annual Ella Music Fest.

According to organizers, Ella stands for elevate, listen, love and appreciate and the fest itself aims to celebrates Florida female artistry with music, visual art, poetry, and crafts.

In addition to a slew of musicians and visual artists, there will be a yoga session and a vendor area. The full schedule can be found online.

The 2011 edition of the festival takes place September 30 to October 2 at Orlando Brewing Company (1301 Atlanta Avenue), located just south of downtown, near the Orlando Amtrak station.

Tickets are $10 for a single day or $20 for a three-day weekend pass. All ages welcome.

 

Shut Up & Play Instrumental Music Festival takes over 11/12 Lounge in Winter Park on June 25

Music lovers will definitely want to check out this weekend’s Shut Up & Play Festival 2011, which will celebrate instrumental music ranging from funk to jazz to rock to fusion – and even more.

It takes place at the 11/12 Lounge (which is co-presenting this event with Kavode Entertainment) on Saturday, June 25, 2011, with three stages featuring 15 bands.

The line-up is headlined by Regi Wooten Band from Nashville. Wooten is part of the famous music family that includes Grammy-winning brothers Victor and Roy.

Also on the bill are Dave LaRue Trio, Kings of Talk, Absinthe Jazz Trio, Shak Nasti, The Forefathers, Decoy Beat, Blu-Tet, Lindy Romez & Sol Y Mar, Jupiter Groove, Apocalypse Fusion Trio, Buckets & Strings and more.

The day-long event starts at 2pm at the 11/12 Lounge at 843 Lee Road in Winter Park (near the I-4 intersection), and is sponsored by Bass Central, RE/MAX TOWN CENTRE Realtor Chris Godkin, and Lyrical Lumber. In addition to the music, there will be live artists, a massage booth, raffle drawings and more.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door and can be purchased from participating band members, online or at the club.

Christian Musicans to Rock the Universe This Weekend at Universal Orlando

Looking for a weekend of positive, uplifting Christian pop and rock music?  Universal Orlando’s annual Rock the Universe music festival will do the trick.

Held at the Universal Studios side of the two theme parks, the event takes place September 10 and 11. This is a separately ticketed event and each night starts at 4pm and runs until 1am.

Scheduled to appear on Friday are Skillet, Newsboys, Jars of Clay, Hawk Nelson, Decyfer Down, Kutless, and Chuck Tocco.

Scheduled to appear on Saturday are Relient K, tobyMac, Jeremy Camp, Grits, Needtobreathe, Fireflight, and Jeff Chandler.

In addition to the concerts, many of the park’s attractions and rides will also be up and running.

Tickets for each day are $57.95 (plus tax) per person, or you can buy a two-night pass for $84.95 (plus tax) per person.

For more information, visit the Rock the Universe website.

Night of Joy Will Fill the Air at Walt Disney World This Weekend

Returning for its 27th year, the Christian music festival known as Night of Joy will be held at Walt Disney World September 10 and 11, 2010.

The two-night event runs from 7pm until 1am Friday and Saturday, after regular park hours. Both nights the Magic Kingdom will be filled with music as some of the hottest artists play throughout the park.

Scheduled to appear on Friday are Chris Tomlin, David Crowder*Band, Casting Crowns, BarlowGirl, Thousand Foot Krutch, Group 1 Crew, Tenth Avenue North, and Sidewalk Prophets.

Scheduled to appear on Saturday are Third Day, mercyme, Family Force 5, Red, Day of Fire, Smokie Norful, Lecrae, and Britt Nicole.

In addition to the concerts, many of the park’s attractions and rides will also be up and running.

Tickets are available at the Magic Kingdom entrance and are $57.95 (plus tax) per person, per night.

For more info, visit the Night of Joy website.

[Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World]

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