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Annual Manual 2013

Orlando Nightlife

Bars, nightclubs, live music and dancing hotspots in Orlando

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It should surprise exactly no one that this city, where the happiest place on earth exists, knows how to happy hour. Not only is this town properly schooled in getting sloshed, we’re also privy to the other necessities of nightlife: live music and dancing. Whether you’re looking for a dive or a dance club, an art or an arcade bar, craft beer or classic cocktails, there is a vast world of options for you to explore. You thought the theme parks were legit? Wait ’til you’ve experienced the magnetism of Orlando’s real attractions.

NIGHTS

Accidental Music Festival
November, various venues
accidentalmusicfestival.com
A festival curated 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, various venues
floridamusicfestival.com
Drawing in huge acts from all over the country, 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.

Nerdapalooza
Summer, various venues
nerdapalooza.org
Imagine Otronicon as a music festival, and you’ll begin to understand the unique treat Nerdapalooza offers resident geeks, delivering the best acts in hip-hop nerdcore, chiptunes, comedy rock and video game music to town for two days.

Orange You Glad Music Festival
TBD
orangeyougladfest.com
This awesomely amoebic event takes on different shapes but what remains consistent is the value-to-talent ratio, with the best in emergent indie rock and impressive regional acts held together by community sponsorship that keeps it affordable.

RalphFest
Fall, various venues
ralphameduri.com/benefits
A treasured celebration of local music, this festival brings together bands across several genres to provide something for everyone, acting as a cornerstone for our local scene, just as the Orlando musician it strives to memorialize so capably did.

Zombietoberfest
September, Audubon Park
apgardens.com
One of the best events put on by the AP Garden District, you’re encouraged to dress as a zombie – including full, gloriously gory makeup – then parade down Corrine Drive to enjoy live music, horror films, costume contest and local food trucks and vendors!

Live Music

Amway Center
400 W. Church St.
800-745-3000
amwaycenter.com
The biggest national pop stars stop through town at Amway, making this our one-stop shop for arena rock, in addition to sports and other major events occurring on downtown’s biggest stage. Plus, they have a rooftop bar with an incredible view of downtown.

Annual Manual
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