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2014 Concert Schedule
The Rock Boat - February 22nd - 26th - Miami to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas and back to Miami
If you are feeling the winter blues and ready to work on your tan while listening to rock music, this is your boat. They call it the summer camp for adults, and the pictures really look like it's a great time. 4 days of fun and hosted by Gainesville, Florida's very own Sister Hazel.
Clearwater Sea Blues Festival - February 15th & 16th - Clearwater, FL
A blues festival held in a beach town on the Gulf of Mexico. Yeah, I'm in!
Bike Week - March 7th - 16th - Daytona, FL
Daytona's bike week is one of the longest running bike events in the country. The town becomes flooded with bikes, and main street is filled with bands playing all week day and night. If you're a biker, you have surely "Done Daytona"!
Gasparilla Music Festival - March 8th & 9th - Tampa, FL
The Flaming Lips headline this years event, with multiple stages and music for two days and nights in beautiful Tampa.
Kid Rock's Chillin' the Most Cruise 2014 - March 3rd through 7th - Departs From Miami, FL
The kid started a rock cruise, brought his friends, and timed it during spring break. This one sells out quickly and you can see why!
Suwannee Springfest - March 20th - 23rd - Suwannee Music Park - Live Oak, FL
A folk, bluegrass, Roots Rock, and Zydeco music inspired festival on the beautiful banks of the Suwannee River. In 2007 a documentary was even filmed about the unique influence of music found at the event, and ran on PBS stations across the country.
Hard Miami - March 26th - Miami, FL
EDM style music concert. The Hard producers are also doing a music cruise in 2015 called "Holy Ship!"
Ultra Music Festival - March 28th - Miami, FL
Ultra is one of the largest EDM festivals held in the U.S., and has expanded into a multi-day event in Miami. If EDM is your thing, you can't say you're experienced until you've done it Ultra style! Don't forget your glow sticks and make sure to visit South Beach while you're there!!
Monsters Of Rock Cruise 2014 - March 29th through April 2nd - Departs From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
MOR is a very popular rock cruise, and it sells out each year. You get to see bands perform as well as hangout with them on the boat!
Delandapalooza 2014 - April 5th - Deland, FL
The Singer Songwriters Association of America puts on a few original music festivals in Florida and New York each year, including this one in Deland, FL, which showcases local and regional original artists from Florida. Dozens of stages host bands of various types and well worth the $15 entry fee.
Wanee Music Festival 2014 - April 10-12th - Suwannee Music Park - Live Oak, FL
Wannee has become of the largest music festivals in the U.S., and is hosted by the Allman Brothers Band. I attended Wanee in 2013, and couldn't believe how cool the event is. Some of the best jam, funk, and groovy rock bands on the planet are invited each year, and I simply can't tell you in words how awesome this is. It must be seen and experienced first hand.
Tortuga Music Festival - April 12th-13th - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Leesburg Bike Fest - April 25-27th - Leesburg, FL
The Leesburg Bike Fest has quickly become one of the top, if not the top bike event of the year in Florida. Many people say that the band lineup is more diverse, and not the same every year, which makes it stick out. If you ride, you owe it to yourself to jump on your bad motor scooter and head to Leesburg in late April!
Fort Rock - April 26th - Fort Myers, FL
This event is a one day hard rock concert with some of the top bands out today. If you are in or around the Fort Myers area, you already know about this one, and it's growing in attendance, so expect this to become a staple on Florida's rock dinnner table.
Welcome To Rockville - April 26th & 27th - Jacksonville, FL
I attended this show back in 2012, and it was a killer one day hard rock festival right on the banks of the St. Johns river. They have since expanded this into a two day event, and it is slam packed with top notch artists including Korn, Rob Zombie, 5 Finger Death Punch, The Cult, Avenged Sevenfold, A Day to Remember, and lots more!
Suwannee River Jam - April 30th - Suwannee Music Park - Live Oak, FL
The Jam, as they call it, has become one of the largest country music festivals in the U.S., and every year brings in the largest names in the business, as well as some newer up and coming artists. You can camp, fish, and listen to country tunes on the banks of the Suwannee River. Don't miss the pickin shed in the camping loop, as I have sat in on a jam session there, and you would be suprised who drops in with their guitar in hand, unannounced, to play a tune for the crowd.
Sunfest - April 30th - West Palm Beach, FL
Thunder Beach Spring Rally 2014 - April 30th through May 4th - Panama City, FL
Panama City Beach hosts a bike rally in the spring and fall each year, and the sleepy little beach town comes alive with the roar of motorcycles. Tons of bands, contests, and biker babes can be found. While you're there, stop in and visit Club Lavela, the largest indoor nightclub in the U.S.
Big Guava - May 2-4th - Tampa, FL
Purple Hatters Ball - May 9th - 11th - Suwannee Music Park - Live Oak, FL
Orange Blossom Jamboree - May 15th - 18th - Brooksville, FL
OBJ is a huge jam band type festival held in Florida each year. I haven't been to this one yet, but plan to attend this year and will post a blog about the experience! Wish me luck!
Gulf Coast Jam - August 29th-31st - Panama City, FL
This is a new outdoor country festival starting up in Panama City Beach, and is supposed to bring a great lineup of artists to the area. I will know more once it happens and report back for sure!
Connection Festival - September 12th - 14th - Jacksonville, FL
Motorboat - September 22nd - 26th - Miami to Key West to Cozumel
This is the first annual motor boat cruise featuring Motorhead, Anthrax, Zakk Wylde, Megadeath, and more, and sure to sell out quickly. Don't miss the boat on this one, you don't get many chances in life to hang with Lemmy and his friends on the loudest boat in the world!Click Here to Visit the Official Site!
Jacksonville Original Music Festival - October 4th - Jacksonville, FL
The Singer Songwriters Association of America puts on a few original music festivals in Florida and New York each year, including this one in Jacksonville, FL, which showcases local and regional original artists from Florida. Dozens of stages host bands of various types and well worth the $15 entry fee.
Bands, Bikes, & Beer (Veterans Fundraiser Show) - October 4th - Melrose, FL
Held at the Howling Wolf in Melrose/Putnam Hall, this is an all day event (10am-9pm) which is a fundraiser for the Hamptons Veterans Memorial Fund.
Toy Soldier Run - High Springs, FL
A great toy run run that ends at Ginnie Springs with a 5 band concert. Haven Hospice benefits from this drive.
Santa Jam 4
Since 2011 we have produced concerts across North Florida called 'Santa Jam', in which dozens of bands and local sponsors come together as a toy fundraiser for children in local hospitals, as well as homeless and needy families during the holidays. They have been an overwhelming success, and we have delivered and distributed 1261 toys with our sponsors help. Charities have included Shands Childrens Hospital, Downtown Ministries, the Angel Tree at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, the Angel Tree in the Lake City Mall, 5 Points Elementary, and Episcopal Childrens Services.
December 5th - Bo Diddley Community Plaza - Gainesville, FL
December 6th - Hangar 7 - Lake City, FL
December 7th - Whiskey River Saloon - Starke, FL
December 12th -Dirty Martini Bar - Gainesville, FL
December 13th - Jack Rabbits - Jacksonville, FL
December 14th - Spindrifter lounge - Alachua, FL (Includes Toy Run)
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