BBQ lovers get ready…Sonny’s BBQ Smokin’ Showdown is coming to Tinker Field on Saturday, March 3, featuring the best BBQ from around the world! We even have tickets to give away!
At the Smokin’ Showdown, more than 50 professional pitmaster teams from around the world will be showcasing the best BBQ, including chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket.
The two-day Electric Daisy Carnival returns for it’s fifth year to Orlando, with more than 50 talented DJs scheduled to perform November 6 and 7.
Each day of the festival will feature some of today’s most renowned dance music artists from all over the world, playing on three stages: kineticFIELD, circuitGROUNDS and neonGARDEN.
EDM fans mark your calendars for November 7 and 8 – that’s when the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) returns to Orlando, setting up this year at Tinker Field.
Now in its fourth incarnation, EDC Orlando will be a two-day adventure bringing together dozens of eclectic artists performing across multiple stages, vibrant art installations, costumed roaming characters, dancers and performers, as well as the festival’s signature full-scale carnival rides for guests to enjoy amid a transformed venue with unique and immersive décor.
New to this year’s festival is a high-flying zip line that will allow attendees to experience an adrenaline filled bird’s eye view of the sweeping festival grounds below.
This year’s event will feature over 60 EDM artists performing on three stages over the two days. Among the musicians and DJs are Cedric Gervais, Steve Aoki, 3LAU, Above & Beyond, Headhunterz, Aly & Fila, Arctic Moon, Emma Hewitt, and more.
The City of Orlando announced that it will be tearing down existing Tinker Field and moving it across the street to what is now McCracken Field.
This is due to the upcoming renovation of the Florida Citrus Bowl stadium, which includes a larger enclosed concourse that will need part of the land Tinker Field is currently located on.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Tinker Field was build in 1923, and was named for former Chicago Cubs player and Hall of Famer Joe Tinker. The ballpark has hosted spring training for teams like the Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Dodgers, and the Minnesota Twins from the 1920s through 1990.
In recent years, Tinker Field has also played host to major music events like WJRR’s Earthday Birthday, and Electric Daisy Carnival.
Demolition will take place within the next 60 days, and city commissioners have discussed moving pieces of the existing field, such as home plate, to the new ballpark.
Orlando R&B radio station Star 94.5fm presents the 2013 Funk Fest at Tinker Field on Saturday, April 6.
Performing will be Anthony Hamilton, Bell Biv Devoe, El DeBarge, Dru Hill and more.
General admission is $35; reserved seating is $60. There are also two levels of VIP tickets that include reserved seating and more benefits, at $80 and $100, respectively. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster or the Amway Center box office.
Gates open at 3pm, with the show starting at 5pm.
Tinker Field is located at 1610 W. Church St. in Orlando.