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CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating Father's Day in Orlando

Still not sure where to take your dad to celebrate Father’s Day in Orlando? Let us help you out with some handpicked suggestions.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks for Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Orlando and Central Florida

Looking for a place to celebrate the end of 2014 and the arrival of the new year? Then check out this list of options to ring in 2015 here in Orlando.

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating New Year's Eve in Orlando

From the theme parks to massive parties to low key celebrations to family events, here are our picks for celebrating New Year’s Eve in the Orlando area. Some are even free:

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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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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks for Celebrating Father’s Day 2015 in Orlando

Still not sure where to take your dad to celebrate Father’s Day in Orlando? Let us help you out with some handpicked suggestions.

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating Father's Day in Orlando

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Austin’s Nic Armstrong Plays First Orlando Show in 10 Years at Will’s Pub June 6

Austin-based Brit rocker Nic Armstrong and his band The Thieves will be performing in Orlando for the first time in ten years at Will’s Pub on Saturday, June 6.

Nic Armstrong

Born and raised in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the UK, Armstrong has been based in Austin for the past five years. He was raised on golden oldie rock’n’roll, and those influences come through in his music, as does a hint of the Austin blues.

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Brushfire Stankgrass Brings their Grass Powered Boogie to Will’s Pub March 30, 2015

Layer a bluegrass sound over a jazz groove, and you have North Carolina’s Brushfire Stankgrass, who will be playing Orlando at Will’s Pub on March 30.

Brushfire Stankgrass L to R: Ben Saylor; Danny Iannucci; Micah Thomas; Will Saylor. Photo credit: Phil Delliveniri philandkristen.com
L to R: Ben Saylor; Danny Iannucci; Micah Thomas; Will Saylor. Photo credit: Phil Delliveniri philandkristen.com

On their website, they call it Grass Powered Boogie, but it can also be called Modern Mountain Fusion, and it’s winning over a lot of bluegrass/newgrass buffs.

The two founding members (Ben and Will Saylor, banjo and guitar) are brothers who have been playing music together since the age of three. Together with a rhythm section comprised of Micah Thomas on drums and Daniel Iannucci on bass (both are seasoned and well known Asheville musicians), the group’s chemistry and unique sound has clicked with a lot of music lovers.

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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.

Southern Fried Sunday Hosts 6th Annual SFS Benefit for The Mustard Seed July 20, 2014

6th Annual SFS Benefit for The Mustard Seed It’s that time of year when the monthly Southern Fried Sunday event goes big to raise funds for local charity The Mustard Seed, and you can join in on July 20.

There will be more than 20 bands performing on several indoor and outdoor stages at Will’s Pub, The Peacock Room, and The Beer Garden at St Matthew’s Tavern at the Orlando Beer Garden.

There will also be food trucks, vendors, pin-up girls and more. Preferred parking for motorcycles & vintage cars will be available.

Admission is $10 at the door. For a complete list of bands and more info, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Southern Fried Sunday’s End of Summer Shake-Up on Mills Ave Takes Place on Sept 15

Southern Fried Sunday Orlando

It’s not often that you can get a day long music festival and a great BBQ dinner at a low dough price, but this Sunday, you can do just that.

This month’s installment of Southern Fried Sunday is their “End of Summer Shake-Up on Mills” and features three venues full of regional and local music, plus dinner, for the price of $10 in advance/$12 day of.

Even better, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Mustard Seed of Central Florida, to help them purchase a new box truck to pick up donations of furniture and household items so they can continue to serve Central Florida families transitioning from shelter living into their new homes.

Will’s Pub, Lil Indies & The Peacock Room will play host to over 20 bands. Those attending will also get to enjoy a Southern Style BBQ Dinner prepared with help from Tako Cheena and Smiling Bison. The event starts at 4pm, and it is 21 and over.

For more information, a listing of bands, or to purchase tickets, visit the SFS Facebook page.

Will’s Pub to Host Roller Derby Fundraiser April 7, 2013

orlareaderbyrev-logoThe Orlando Area Derby Revolution women’s roller derby team will be holding a fundraiser for their upcoming season at Will’s Pub on Sunday, April 7, from 6pm to 9pm.

There will be games and raffles, both with prizes. There will also be karaoke with DJ Scott Wilde. Cover is $3.

Will’s Pub is located at 1042 N. Mills Ave in Orlando.

Will’s Pub Hosts St Patrick’s Day Edition of Southern Fried Sunday on March 17, 2013

southernfried-stpats2013Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2013, with a special edition of Southern Fried Sunday at Will’s Pub and Lil Indies, on March 17.

The event will have the normal huge line-up of bands, which this month includes The Kidney Stones, Hymn For Her, Husky Burnette, The Bloody Jug Band, Kaleigh Baker, The Goldminers, Laney Jones, and Lauren Carder & The Multiple Me.

The food offerings for this St. Patty’s edition will include green cabbage and corned beef.

All of this is yours for the measley price of $10. Tickets are available online or at Will’s Pub.

Doors are at 5pm, music starts at 5:30pm, and dinner starts at 6pm. Must be 21 and over to attend.

Will’s Pub is located at 1042 N. Mills Ave. Lil Indies is next door at 1036 N. Mills Ave.

Cope and Big Something at Will’s Pub July 19

If you want to catch some good music this week, you’ll want to check out Cope and Big Something when they play Will’s Pub on Thursday.

Cope infuses roots-rock with bluegrass, funk, reggae and electronic breakdowns. The band has headlined music festivals such as Wanee Music Festival and Orange Blossom Jamboree. Dubbed the “Undisputed Jam Kings of Tampa Bay” by Skipper’s Smokehouse’s talent agent, Cope will be headlining the show on July 19.

Joining them will be North Carolina’s Big Something. Winners of the Home Grown Music Network’s 2010 “New Band of the Year” award, the band is a six-piece funk rock group that is known for their live shows.

Will’s Pub is located at 1042 N. Mills Ave in Orlando. Cover for the show is $8. For more info, visit willspub.org.

Southern Fried Sunday for August 2011 at Will’s Pub this Weekend

Doing anything this Sunday, August 21? Then head on over to Will’s Pub for another installment of Southern Fried Sunday.

What is SFS? It’s an all day party with local music and great food.

This weekend’s edition has tunes by The Lonesome City Travelers, The Mud Flappers, The Kitschy Kittens Burlesque Troop with Giddy Up Go and WPRK’s DJ White Lightnin’ plus a special festival closing performance by Tampa’s The Lambasters (formerly Nervous Turkey).

Grub includes a BBQ and fried chicken dinner, along with sides. Yum!

Best of all, it’s only $7 to attend, or $2 if you have a Summer Stock Fest weekend wristband.

SFS runs from 5:30pm to 11:30pm at Will’s Pub (1042 N. Mills Ave).

 

Emily Kopp Kicks Off Tour with Will’s Pub Show on July 1

Singer-songwriter Emily Kopp may only be 20, but she grew up playing drums for bands and entertaining the masses at wine bars and coffee shops with her guitar.

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Now she’s striking out on her own with her first single, “How Did We Get Here,” off her upcoming debut EP, Just Clothes.

Her soulful pop has grabbed the ears of artists she’s met working at a live music venue, such as Marc Cohn, Joshua Radin, Joe Bonamassa, and Marc Broussard, whom she now considers to be mentors and friends. She says she also finds herself inspired by artists like Norah Jones, Corinne Bailey Rae and Adele (who currently is #1 on the Billboard singles charts).

In anticipation of the October 2011 release of Just Clothes, Kopp plans to hit the road on a tour of the southeastern U.S. starting with a show this Friday, July 1, at Will’s Pub (1040 N. Mills Ave., Orlando).

Tickets to the show are $8 in advance (purchase online at plazaliveorlando.com) and $10 at the door, and it starts at 8pm.

You can also follow the latest on Kopp, including tour dates, at her Facebook page.

In the meantime, check out Emily Kopp via this video for “How Did We Get Here” – I really like it, and I think you will, too. It can also be downloaded from iTunes.

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