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Annual Manual 2014

Nightlife

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Orlando’s reputation as a spot for fun-seekers isn’t entirely based on its International Drive allure – at least, not if you ask a native. Our bars, clubs and live music venues offer a more distinguishing palate a variety of environments for a spectrum of tastes: a tour of the world’s best craft beers, a speakeasy time traveller’s fantasy, a game geek’s dream dance floor, budget-blasting arena rock, intimate performances by budding musical talents and so much more. You can discover a different world on any given night by dedicating time to these exciting haunts.

FESTS

Accidental Music Festival
November, various venues
accidentalmusicfestival.com
Especially for music lovers, this festival focuses on inventive avant-garde music with pleasantly surprising performances, educational activities and a special showcase of international performers.

Florida Music Festival
April 24-26, 2014, various venues
floridamusicfestival.com
FMF is the longest-running music festival in Orlando and is coupled with industry conferences that offer an opportunity to network and discover new music while pub-crawling downtown.

RalphFest
Fall, various venues
ralphameduri.com
This treasured celebration of local music brings together mostly local bands across several genres to provide a little something for everyone, acting as a true cornerstone for our local scene, just as the Orlando musician it strives to memorialize did.

Total Bummer Fest
Summer, various venues
A trippy dance party of electronic bands who do much more than stand behind a laptop, this festival ensures that the town is painted in shades much more psychedelic than simply red.

Zombietoberfest
October, Audubon Park
apgardens.com
The AP Garden District encourages you to dress as a zombie – including full, gory makeup – then parade down Corrine Drive to enjoy live music, horror films, a costume contest and local food trucks and vendors.

LIVE MUSIC

Amway Center
400 W. Church St.
407-440-7000
amwaycenter.com
The biggest national pop stars stop at Amway, making this our city’s one-stop shop for arena rock on downtown’s biggest stage.

Austin’s Coffee
929 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park
407-975-3364
austinscoffee.com
For fans of open-mic nights, this establishment hosts some of the best amateur nights for music and comedy. It’s a friendly launch pad for a variety of budding talents that also happens to serve some of the best iced coffee in town.

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