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:




Ace Cafe:
Downtown Orlando Partnership presents… Business Unplugged
5:00pm:  Trevor Hall 
6:00pm:  Craig & Shelby Swygert
7:00pm: Gabe & Austin 

8:00pm:  TV Dinner
9:00pm:  The States
10:00pm:  The 502s
11:00pm:  John K.

6:00pm:  Live Hart
7:00pm:  Jordan Esker & The Hundred Percent
8:00pm:   Jose Lightner
9:00pm:   Ella Jet & Future Soul  
10:00pm:  Maggie Baugh

Odd Jobs:
7:30pm:  Sugar Plum
8:30pm:  Don King
9:30pm:  Saeros
10:30pm:  Cloud Solo

The Social: 
This Little Underground presents…
7:00pm:  Kinder Than Wolves
8:00pm:  Someday River
9:00pm:  FannyPack
10:00pm:  Day Joy
11:00pm:  Mag.Lo

Wall Street Plaza Miller Lite Mainstage:
7:00pm: Talii
8:00pm: Layla Brisbois
9:00pm:  Carly Jo Jackson
10:00pm:  Whiskey Sharts

Wall Street Plaza II:
7:30pm:  Hello Sister
8:30pm:  Bone Magic
9:30pm: Dru Cutler



Ace Cafe:
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)

7:30pm:  A Place Beyond Giants
8:30pm:  Cannibal Kids 
9:30pm:  Phantom Phunk 

7:00pm:  Johan Danno
8:00pm:  The Getbye
9:00pm:  Cat Ridgeway
10:00pm:  Beemo
11:00pm:  The BLOODY JUG Band

Ferg’s Depot:  Acoustic Sessions
6:00pm:  Joshua Hoffman
7:00pm:  TBA
8:00pm:  TBA
9:00pm:  Gianna Minichiello

Odd Jobs:
7:00pm:  Gamma Waves
8:00pm:  Borzoi
9:00pm:  Tiger Fawn
10:00pm:  GVME Boys

The Social:
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
9:00pm:  Chapters
9:45pm:  American Party Machine

Wall Street Plaza Miller Lite Mainstage:
7:00pm:  Eden Shireen
8:00pm:  Broken Streetlights
9:00pm:  Reverist
10:00pm: Alex Di Leo
11:00pm:  THIRST
12:00am:  John K.

Wall Street Plaza II:
6:30pm:  KAJ Brothers
7:30pm:  Run Raquel
8:30pm:   Milk Carton Superstars
9:30pm:   Destiny Malibu
10:30pm:  Are Friends Electric
11:30pm:  LTM



Ace Cafe:
9:00pm:  Elevators
10:00pm:  Levity
11:00pm:  WD-Han
12:00pm:  Tattered Saints

7:30pm:  The Poolkids
8:30pm:  DieAlps!
9:30pm:  King Complex 

6:30pm:  Savvy
7:30pm:  Mackenzie Carey
8:30pm:  Bailey Callahan
9:30pm:  Peach Martine
10:30pm:  Bob Green and The Whiskey Conspiracy

Odd Jobs:
7:15pm:  The Suit Swingers
8:15pm:  Reels
9:15pm:  Golden Child

Wall Street Plaza I:
All Ages Showcase
3:30pm:  School of Rock
4:30pm:   Riley Resa / Josie Pantoja / Madison Spencer
5:30pm:  The High Ground

6:30pm:  Dear Tatiana 
7:30pm:  TBD
8:30pm:  Skytown Riot
9:30pm:  Blue Man Group Drum-Off
10:30pm:  The Adolescent Theory
11:30pm:  Forget Myself

Wall Street Plaza II:
All Ages Showcase
3:00pm: O-Sky
4:00pm: Yiyah
5:00pm:  Nic Howell
6:00pm:   Above The Skyline
7:00pm:   Propaganja
8:00pm:   Yardij
9:00pm:   Felicity
11:00pm:  Kasson