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Summer Guide 2012

Concerts and music festivals

You can rock the hot and sweaty look – embrace it, own it – at one of the following summer concerts and music fests.

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Keith Sweat

Fresh Music Festival
Featuring Keith Sweat, K-Ci & Jo-Jo, Guy, SWV, 8 p.m., July 3; Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston St., 800-745-3000; $39.50-$75; amwaycenter.com (This show was originally scheduled to take place at the Amway Center, but the venue was changed on June 28.)

I-4 Fest 2012
Featuring Room Full of Strangers, Mad Sexual Genius, Parentheticals, Afeefa Ayube, Posterra, Zap Dragon and the Attack and many more. Noon-midnight Wednesday, July 4; Austins Coffee, 929 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park; $5; 407-975-3364; austinscoffee.com.

Mess Fest
Punks take over the Mills 50 district, with 20 punk bands at venues up and down the strip. Noon-whenever, July 4; Will's Pub, 1042 N. Mills, $11-13; willspub.org

Mayhem Festival
Featuring Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead and others. 1 p.m., July 13, 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds; 813-740-2446; $68.50-78.90;

6 p.m., Aug. 3; noon-10 p.m., Aug. 4-5; The Beacham; 46 N. Orange Ave.; 407-648-8363; $35-$290, with shows also at the Social; thebeacham.com

Jazz Jams Uptown
Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs,
uptownaltamonte.com, 407-571-8863, free, 7-10 p.m.
Saturday, July 21: Will Donato
Saturday, Aug. 18: Brian Simpson

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series
America Gardens Theatre
Epcot, Lake Buena Vista
included with park admission
5:45 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:15 p.m. nightly
June 28-June 30: Stayin' Alive
July 1-July 7: Slippery When Wet (5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4)
July 8-July 14: The Police Experience
July 15-July 21: SouthBound and Company
July 22-July 28: 2U

Summer Concert Series
Universal Studios at Universal Orlando, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza, universalorlando.com, included with park admission
Saturday, June 30: Al Green (8 p.m.)
Saturday, July 7: Lupe Fiasco (8 p.m.)
Saturday, July 14: Miranda Cosgrove (9:30 p.m.)

Summer Music Series
Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, 19239 U.S. Highway 27 North, Clermont, lakeridgewinery.com, free, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, July 7: BlueStone
Saturday, July 14: Tory Wynter
Saturday, July 21: Bobby Blackmon & the B3 Blues Band
Saturday, July 28: The Dave Capp Project

Vans Warped Tour
Featuring Taking Back Sunday, All Time Low, New Found Glory, Senses Fail, Yellowcard and more. Noon Sunday, July 29; Vinoy Park, Bayshore Drive and Northeast Fifth Avenue, St. Petersburg; $33.43; ticketmaster.com.


Summer Guide 2012
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