The Florida Music Festival: THE STATE OF MUSIC boasts a history of discovering unknown artists national acts like Taylor Swift in her first industry showcase, while throwing the best party in Downtown Orlando with past MainStage acts like The Dirty Heads, Third Eye Blind, Flogging Molly, Minus The Bear, Lupe Fiasco and more… and Florida’s finest homegrown acts through the years from Less Than Jake to The Supervillains, from Seven Mary Three, members of Matchbox Twenty, Creed to JJ Grey & Mofro… and yes even “Mr. Worldwide”… Pitbull asked to play once! The best part, all Showcase venues are FREE ADMISSION each year, so you can discover the next big thing at no cost to you!
(Photo of Taylor Swift showcasing during FMF2003 at Shine on Wall St Plaza)
Welcome to the 18th Annual Florida Music Festival, featuring the sounds that will be filling your ears for the next decade. All participating Showcase Venues are FREE ADMISSION courtesy of our friends at the Downtown Development Board and Miller Lite! Venue Age restrictions and capacity does apply (note: most venues in Downtown Orlando are 21+, but please check in advance of age limits for each night).
Each night from 6pm-2am Downtown Otown lights up with more than 50 artists on over a dozen stages, rocking everything from Pop, Hip Hop, Alt Rock & Country to Blue Grass, for FREE! Stop by your favorite haunt and then roam the venues throughout Downtown checking out musicians from across all genres and around the world.
Official Schedule for the
18th Annual Florida Music Festival & Conference:
THURSDAY, MAY 10th:
FRIDAY, MAY 11th:
The Songwriter Sessions… Tribute to THE EDGE Orlando
9:00pm: Jonnie Morgan / (DMB – Ants Marching)
9:15pm: Bob Green / (Pearl Jam – Indifference)
9:30pm: Jeni Valtinson / (Pearl Jam – Just Breathe)
9:45pm: Tessa Marie / (Counting Crows – Accidentally In Love)
10:00pm: John David Williams / (Foo Fighters – My Hero)
10:15pm: Josh Hickey / (Live – Lightning Crashes)
10:30pm: Zachariah Cabral / (Foo Fighters – Everlong)
10:45pm: Jose Lightner / (Wham – Everything She Wants)
11:00pm: Anthony Rouhana / (Counting Crows – Amy Hit the Atmosphere)
11:15pm: Cat Ridgeway / (Cranberries – Dreams)
ShowsIGoTo Presents… To Be Announced Monday, April 22nd!
7:00pm: Glowing Nowhere
7:30pm: Cool Grandma
8:00pm: Anjelica Becton
8:30pm: Talk With Your Hands
9:45pm: American Party Machine
SATURDAY, MAY 12th: