Out and About: Dr. Phillips Center Frontyard Festival Local Offerings .. @DrPhillipsCtr #FrontyardFestival #OrlandoArts #LocalMusic #Fitness

Frontyard Festival at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

A few days ago, I brought you all the news about the first month of headlining concerts coming to the Frontyard Festival at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

While the line-up has some amazing shows that will be of interest to just about every musical taste, the festival will be offering so much more to Orlando and Central Florida.

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Dr Phillips Center to Host Six-Month Outdoor ‘Front Yard Festival’ in Downtown Orlando .. @DrPhillipsCtr #OrlandoArts #FrontYardFestival

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts - Front Yard Festival

Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has announced it is planning the “Front Yard Festival,” a six-month long live entertainment event designed to reignite Central Florida’s local arts scene and bring people back together in a safe, engaging environment.

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Plaza Live Launches Outdoor ‘Front Porch Concerts’ Series .. #OrlandoArts #PlazaLiveOrlando

Plaza Live Orlando concert venue

The Plaza Live has kicked off a series of outdoor musical events called the “Front Porch Concerts,” with live performances Thursdays (and some Fridays) through mid-December.

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Rockin’ Robinson Music Fest Returns to The Milk District Feb 29, 2020 .. @TheMilkDistrict

The Milk District Main Street will present the third annual Rockin' Robinson

The Milk District Main Street will present the third annual Rockin’ Robinson, an Orlando-centric music festival celebrating artists of all types and genres, will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

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2020 AMP’d Series Showcases Local Talent at Dr. Phillips Center .. @DrPhillipsCtr

2020 AMP’d Series at Dr. Phillips Center

Homegrown talent takes the stage in the 2020 AMP’d Series at Dr. Phillips Center, presented by Michelob Ultra with radio partner WJRR.

Showcasing five of Central Florida’s best-loved bands and artists over five months, the AMP’d Series returns with an eclectic lineup made for every music fan in the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater.

And the best part? Every seat is only $20! Here’s the 2020 line-up:

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Swamp Sistas Host La La Charity Brunch for Second Harvest March 24, 2019 @SwampSistas @feedhopenow

Swamp Sistas La La Charity Brunch

If you love great food and great music for a great cause, you won’t want to miss the Swamp Sistas La La Charity Brunch on March 24, at the Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts in Winter Park.

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Out and About: Orlando Country Rocks 2018 at House of Blues Orlando

Orlando Country Rocks at House of Blues

On Saturday, December 22nd, the House of Blues Orlando at Disney Springs played host to the 2018 edition Orlando Country Rocks. The emcee for the night was Sara Michaels from WPCV, 97 Country, in Lakeland. Her show, “On the Porch,” is an integral part of Central Florida’s country music landscape.

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Swamp Sistas Host La La Summer Hope For Kids Volunteer Party at Second Harvest Food Bank May 3

The Swamp Sistas Songwriters Circle are kicking off their La La Summer initiative

The Swamp Sistas Songwriters Circle are kicking off their La La Summer Hope For Kids initiative with a Volunteer Party at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida on May 3, 2017.

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Out and About: House of Blues Orlando Hosts Local Brews Local Grooves

Yesterday (June 13), House of Blues Orlando hosted an event called Local Brews Local Grooves that featured sampling of beers made in Florida along with live entertainment.

House of Blues Orlando Hosts Local Brews Local Grooves

The event started at 4pm. It cost $5 to get in and then $3 a piece for a 3oz pour of beer. You could get a wristband for $15 that gave you 5 pours and a souvenier plastic cup. No real savings for buying 5 at a time, which I found odd, but I figured I’d buy the wristband to limit myself to 5 samples. We also got a booklet offering beer descriptions and a layout map of the breweries.

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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.

Austin’s Coffee Hosts 9th Annual I-4 Fest on July 4, 2014 in Winter Park

I-4 Fest at Austin's CoffeeIt’s time for the 9th annual I-4 Fest at Austin’s Coffee, which takes place on Friday, July 4 this year.

The festival features live music from over 20 bands on two stages, including Moonmen from Mars, Luscious Lisa, The Woolly Bushmen, and more.

There will also be a Handmade Art Fair, food (incl. vegan options), and free beer when Moonmen go onstage.

Cost for all of this is only $5. I-4 Fest starts at noon, and is scheduled to end at midnight.

Austin’s Coffee is located at 929 W. Fairbanks Ave in Winter Park. For more info, visit austinscoffee.com.

Florida Music Festival Returns to Downtown Orlando April 18 – 20, 2013

fmf2013The Florida Music Festival rolls into Orlando again next week, and they have some amazing music showcases for everyone to check out from April 18-20, 2013.

The FMF takes place in downtown Orlando, and your nightly pass gets you into all participating venues.

The Opening Night Pass on Thursday, April 18, is only $15, and will allow you to check out artists like SNDCLSH featuring DJ Lupe Fiasco & DJ Sky Gellatly, Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Seven Nations, and Boombox.

Friday, April 19, your nightly pass is only $5, and gets you into sets by the likes of rising country star Charlie Worsham, Roots Underground, Hor!zen, Daniel Polich and more.

The Saturday, April 20 nightly pass is also $5 and you can enjoy artists like The Supervillians, Stiletto Red, and Beebs & Her Moneymakers.

Over the course of three days, over 50 bands and musicians will perform. You can check out the complete schedule online at FloridaMusicFestival.com. All nights are 18+ to attend the shows, except Friday and Saturday are 21+ at the Wall St Plaza Mainstage.

Participating venues include Wall St. Plaza, Tanqueray’s, The Social, Harp and Celt, Stagger Inn, Elixir, Cafe Annie’s, Bullitt Bar, and Backbooth.

Delta Rae to Play The Social with Emily Kopp and Savannah on January 9 in Orlando

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The six members of Delta Rae blend a variety of Americana influences – gospel, bluegrass, blues, and pop – with four part harmonies to produce songs that are also rich in storytelling.

Touring in support of their 2012 album, Carry the Fire, the band will appear at The Social on January 9, 2013.

Opening will be Orlando’s own Emily Kopp, who is a brilliant singer/songwriter in her own right, along with Orlando’s piano-fronted rock band Savannah.

This all ages show starts at 7pm. Tickets are $12, and are available online and at the door.

The Social is located at 54 North Orange Ave in downtown Orlando.

Here is a video for Delta Rae’s new single, “Dance in the Graveyards”:

httpv://youtu.be/lPOM0IUsd_0

Rock for Hunger Fest 6 with Victor Wooten on October 6, 2012

Want to enjoy some great music for a good cause? Then check out the annual Rock for Hunger show on October 6, 2012.

Originally started as a community project by a group of UCF students, the event has grown into nonprofit organization that helps the homeless and at-risk youth of Central Florida.

This year, Rock for Hunger will plug in at The Plaza Live, with multiple stages, food trucks, crafts, and our first ever art wall created by kids in the community.

Five-time Grammy winning bassist Victor Wooten will be headlining this year’s event. Wooten hit the worldwide scene in 1990 as a founding member of the super-group Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, and has won every major award given to a bass guitarist including Bassist of the Year in Bass Player Magazine.

Joining him will be great musicians like Arpetrio, Emily Kopp, Chris Burns, and Savi Fernandez Band.

Tickets start at $25. Show starts at 6pm.

Proceeds from the sixth edition of Rock for Hunger will go to New Image Youth Center, an organization focused on at-risk youth, and Heart to Heart, a support group for single mothers.

Local Rockers Afterglow Radio to Film Live Video at August 4 Show

One of my favorite bands on the Orlando scene is Afterglow Radio.

This weekend, the quartet will be playing live at The Abbey on August 4. During the show, they will be shooting some live video for their upcoming music video for the song, “American Beauty.”

If you want to be part of the video, the show starts at 9pm. AGR is playing with Fell On Deaf Ears. Cover is $8 and it is 18 and over.

The Abbey is at 100 S. Eola Drive. For more info, call 407-704-6103.

Afterglow Radio is also playing August 25 at the House of Blues Downtown Disney with Junkie Rush and Beebs & Her $$ Makers. Tickets are free from any of the bands in advance, or you can get in for $5 at the HOB door.

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