Florida Music Festival Takes Over Downtown Orlando April 24-26, 2014 @2014FMF

The 14th Annual Florida Music Festival will feature more than 150 bands on 10 stages over 3 nights in downtown Orlando from April 24-26, 2014.

Florida Music FestivalIf you’re a music lover, this fest is for you, as you’ll hear everything from regional and local lesser-knowns to nationally recognized acts…and at a really wallet-friendly price.

Admission is only $10 per night, or $30 for the whole weekend. I mean, who offers 150 bands for only $30 anymore? This is a wonderful opportunity to check out a bunch of bands live.

The event is spread out over several venues – Backbooth, Bullitt Bar, Cafe Annie’s, Elixir, Firestone Live, Magnolia, The Social, Tanqueray’s, and two stages at Wall St. Plaza – all within a several block walking radius of each other.

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Celebrate Earth Day at Lake Eola on April 23

Grab the family and head down to Lake Eola this weekend for the 2011 Central Florida Earth Day celebration.

This free event will include healthy living and eco-friendly exhibitors, speakers, and presentations. There will be lots of fun and games for kids, dog and cat adoptions, and environmental and humane education.

Several stages will feature local musicians and there will also be several cooking demonstrations and restaurant vendors featuring vegetarian and vegan food.

2011 Central Florida Earth Day will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Lake Eola (195 N Rosalind Avenue; downtown) from 10:00am – 6:00pm, rain or shine.

The Lighter Exchange Holds CD Release Party March 26 at House of Blues

Busy next Saturday?

Like checking out local rock bands?

Then you’ll want to be at the House of Blues on March 26, 2011, for The Lighter Exchange CD release party.

The band was formed in 2006 by singer-songwriter Christian Wilson, and the current line-up also includes my buddy Jeremy Hagen, along with Michael Rollo, Jacob Morton, and Clayton Senne.

Their new release is called “Beneath The Endlessness,” and while I haven’t heard it yet, I did like the tunes I heard on their MySpace page.

The show is all ages and also features the bands Stockhom, Chasing Thrill and Falling for Sarah on the bill. It costs only $5 to get in, but if you check out the flyer to the right, you’ll see how you can get tickets for free.

See you there!

Orlando This Weekend: March 18-20, 2011

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Here’s a round-up of concerts and other events happening in the Orlando area this weekend.

Friday, March 18:

  • Bok Tower

    Beowulf at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $20

  • Bloody Jug Band with guests at BackBooth – $5
  • Broadway Across America Presents: Wicked at the Bob Carr P.A.C. – $37 -$150
  • Circle Mirror Transformation at Mad Cow Theater – $27
  • Days of the New with guests at Firestone Live – $20
  • Epcot Flower & Garden Festival featuring Chubby Checker and the Wildcats at Walt Disney World – Free with Park Admission
  • Equus at the Pointe Orlando P.A.C. – $20 / $35 (with dinner)
  • John Frank with guests at The Social – $7
  • Freud’s Last Session at Mad Cow Theater – $24
  • Hayfire at The Barn in Sanford – Free
  • In the After and guests at The Haven Lounge in Winter Park – $5
  • Mardi Gras feat. Neon Trees at Universal Orlando – Free with Park Admission
  • A Midsummers Night Dream at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $26-$38
  • Moonlight Carillon Concert at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales – $5 adults/$1.50 kids (after 5pm)  >>
  • Naturally 7 at The Plaza Theatre – $29.50-$39.50
  • Pride & Prejudice at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $26-$38
  • Rebelution with Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and The Movement at House of Blues – $18.25
  • Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival w/ music by Rick Braun at Central Park in Winter Park – Free

Saturday, March 19:

  • Manny Manuel

    Beowulf at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $20

  • Broadway Across America Presents: Wicked at the Bob Carr P.A.C. – $37 -$150
  • Circle Mirror Transformation at Mad Cow Theater – $27
  • Epcot Flower & Garden Festival featuring Chubby Checker and the Wildcats at Walt Disney World – Free with Park Admission
  • Equus at the Pointe Orlando P.A.C. – $20 / $35 (with dinner)
  • Fossil Fest at the Orlando Science Center – $17 adults/$12 kids
  • Freud’s Last Session at Mad Cow Theater – $24
  • Genitorturers with guests at Firestone Live – $20 / $31 (meet the band)
  • Gorillafight with guests at BackBooth – $7
  • GreenFest 2011 at The Plaza Theatre – Free
  • Kowtown Festival at Toho Square in downtown Kissimmee – Free
  • Mardi Gras feat. The Roots at Universal Orlando – Free with Park Admission
  • Michael McDonald at Hard Rock Live – $37.50-$65
  • A Midsummers Night Dream at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $26-$38
  • Mishka at The Social – $14
  • MLB Spring Training: Atlanta Braves vs NY Mets at the ESPN  World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World – $10-$42
  • MLB Spring Training: Houston Astros vs. St. Louis Cardinals at the Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee – $15-$24
  • The Painted Ladies at McRaney’s Tavern – $5
  • Pride & Prejudice at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $26-$38
  • Rebelution with Passafire and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad at House of Blues – $18.25
  • Seven Kingdoms and guests at The Haven Lounge in Winter Park – $5
  • Spring Saturday Sidewalk Sale at Park Ave CDs – Free (CDs/Vinyl as low as $1)
  • Viva La Musica feat. Manny Manuel at SeaWorld Orlando – Free with Park Admission  >>
  • Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival w/ music by Chieli Minnuci and Special EFX at Central Park in Winter Park – Free

Sunday, March 20:

  • Evan Lysacek

    Beowulf at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $15

  • Broadway Across America Presents: Wicked at the Bob Carr P.A.C. – $37 -$150
  • Circle Mirror Transformation at Mad Cow Theater – $27
  • Epcot Flower & Garden Festival featuring Chubby Checker and the Wildcats at Walt Disney World – Free with Park Admission
  • Equus at the Pointe Orlando P.A.C. – $20 / $35 (with dinner)
  • FedEx Music Series: The Supervillains and Renee & The Translators at UCF Greenwaves Art & Music Festival – $5 UCF students/$20 non-students
  • Freezepop with guests at BackBooth – $15
  • Freud’s Last Session at Mad Cow Theater – $24
  • MLB Spring Training: Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros at the ESPN  World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World – $10-$42
  • Murs at The Social – $15
  • Pride & Prejudice at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $20-$34
  • Smucker’s Stars on Ice at the Amway Center – $80-$139.50 >>
  • UCF Greenwaves Art & Music Festival at UCF Arena – $5 UCF students/$20 non-students
  • Viva La Musica feat. Jose Alberto El Canario at Busch Gardens Tampa – Free with Park Admission
  • Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival w/ music by Brian Simpson at Central Park in Winter Park – Free
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