Frightened Rabbit Tribute Show at Will’s Pub July 19 to Benefit TWLOHA

Shows I Go To team up with To Write Love On Her Arms to present a Frightened Rabbit Tribute Show at Will's Pub on July 19, 2018.

Shows I Go To team up with To Write Love On Her Arms to present a Frightened Rabbit Tribute Show at Will’s Pub on July 19, 2018.

The evening will celebrate the life and art of Scott Hutchison, who passed away on May 10, 2018 by suicide.

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Will’s Pub Hosts Poca’s Hottest 7th Annual Sauce Cook-Off & Food Drive April 29, 2018

If you like it hot, you'll want to check out Poca's Hottest 7th Annual Sauce Cook-Off & Food Drive at Will's Pub on Sunday, April 29.

If you like it hot, you’ll want to check out Poca’s Hottest 7th Annual Sauce Cook-Off & Food Drive at Will’s Pub on Sunday, April 29.

There will be plenty of food, from the cook-off recipes featuring Poca’s Hot Sauces, to free tacos from 2:30-5:30pm.

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Beth McKee and Her Swamp Sistas Launch The La La Summer Hope Virtual Food Drive for 2018 #lalasummer

Beth McKee and the Swamp Sistas Songwriter Circle will launch the La La Summer Hope Virtual Food Drive

Aiming to fight hunger for a third year, Beth McKee and the Swamp Sistas Songwriter Circle will launch the La La Summer Hope Virtual Food Drive at Casselberry’s Earth Fest in Lake Concord Park on Saturday, April 28.

Admission to the Earth Fest and the Swamp Sistas Songwriter Circle is free.

The campaign will run from April 28 until the end of the La La May 19 at Orlando Fringe, where cash and check donations will also be accepted.

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Downtown Orlando Music Venue Backbooth is now Soundbar

Downtown Orlando music venue Backbooth has undergone a renovation and is now known as Soundbar.

Downtown Orlando music venue Backbooth has undergone a renovation and is now known as Soundbar.

Besides the name change, the venue has received a sprucing up, including new murals by Cocoa Beach-based artist Van Eggers, and the removal of the step divider along the back wall in the main room.

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Orlando Dining News Round-Up November 11 2016: 1921NVA, PizzeRizzo, Baoery

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: new openings, new brunches, special dining events, and a couple of closings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

1921 by Norman Van Aken will start Sunday brunch service November 13.

1921 by Norman Van Aken will start Sunday brunch service November 13. The menu is a la carte and features dishes such as Corn Tamale Scramble, Acorn Squash Salad, Chicken & Waffles served with Asian spiced syrup, and the Full Moon Saloon Fish Sandwich with frites.

Hours are 11:30am to 2pm, and reservations are suggested. The restaurant is located at 142 East 4th Avenue in Mount Dora.

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Out and About: Peter Alden Kingdom Classics CD Launch Party

Central Florida musician Peter Alden held a release party on April 11 for his new CD, Kingdom Classics, and I was invited to enjoy the evening with his many friends and fans.

Peter Alden

The event took place at Gardell Brothers Pizza in Hunters Creek, and the place was packed. I don’t think there was an empty place to sit anywhere.

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Peter Alden Hosts Kingdom Classics CD Release Party at Gardell Bros Pizza April 11

Central Florida musician Peter Alden has just released his newest CD, Kingdom Classics, and will hold a release party and dinner for it on April 11 at Gardell Bros Pizza in Hunter’s Creek.

Peter Alden - Kingdom Classics CD

The CD is Alden’s tribute to the classic Disney songs he loves, and he lends a touch of rockabilly to them to give them an original feel.

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Orlando’s Emily Kopp Offers Single Download to Benefit Cadence & Cause

One of my favorite Central Florida musicians is Emily Kopp and if you haven’t heard her music yet, here is a chance to pick up her new single, for a donation to charity.

Emily Kopp

Her single, “Chasing Streetlights,” is available vis Cadence & Cause for a donation. A small 50 cent donation will provide a child with medication for treatment and protection against the seven most common neglected tropical diseases for a year.

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Central Florida’s Casey Conroy to Perform Free Show at Full Sail University August 18

Local singer/songwriter Casey Conroy will be performing a free show at Full Sail Live at Full Sail University on Tuesday, August 18.

Casey Conroy

Conroy, just 17, has already performed at the 2015 Florida Music Festival’s GRAMMY Showcase at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, BB King’s Blues Club Orlando, the Orlando Amphitheater, the Orlando Fringe Festival. She has also performed a two-hour sold out show at The Abbey, and currently has a recurring monthly show at The Venue.

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OrlandoiX Announces Search for the Best Geek Band #OrlandoiX15

OrlandoiX, an international digital festival to be held in Orlando from October 2-6, 2015, announced today it is searching for the best geek band.

OrlandoiX The Battle of the Geek Bands

These bands are wanted to compete in The Battle of the Geek Bands on Saturday, October 3, with the winner getting to headline a performance the next night, Sunday, October 4. .

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Emily Kopp Returns to Orlando for a Show at BackBooth March 6, 2015

Orlando’s own Emily Kopp returns to Orlando on her current tour of the Southeast U.S. with a show at BackBooth on March 6.

Emily Kopp

Kopp is an engaging singer-songwriter whose sound marries bluesy soulful vocals with indie-pop melodies. She moved to Orlando to study at UCF, and also worked for a local music venue where she learned about the business side of the music. She honed her own sound in the meantime and soon was sharing the stage with artists like Marc Cohn, Brandi Carlisle, and Michelle Branch.

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Free Indie-Folkfest Debuts at The Mennello Museum of American Art on Feb 14

Indie-Folkfest at The Mennello Museum of American Art Orlando

The Mennello Museum of American Art updates the traditional Orlando Folk Festival with the debut of Indie-Folkfest on Saturday, February 14.

The event will feature live music from emcees Joseph and Jessy Martens (aka JUNOsmile), as well as Hannah Harber, PALEFACE, Thomas & Olivia Wynn, and Eugene Snowden of The Legendary JCs.

There will also be an artist marketplace, food from East End Market vendors like Fatto In Casa, Skyebird, La Femme Du Fromage, Olde Hearth Bread Co. and Houndstooth Sauce Co, craft cocktails and beer, and more.

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Alyssa Harrison to Hold EP Release Party at Orlando Brewing on January 30, 2015

Alyssa Harrison to Hold EP Release Party at Orlando Brewing Orlando’s Alyssa Harrison will hold the release party for her new EP “It’s Only Natural,” on Friday, January 30, at Orlando Brewing.

Harrison will be performing songs off the EP during the free show, and says about the songs, “My music is in no way conventional pop, the way you might think of Katy Perry or Taylor Swift. I write about very personal, intimate problems people often face within themselves.”

Opening for her will be Orlando ska band, The Luna Bellum. There will also be food trucks and drink specials throughout the night. Copies of the EP will be available for purchase.

Orlando Brewing is located at 1301 Atlantic Ave. For more information on Alyssa Harrison, visit facebook.com/AlyssaHarrisonMusic.

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