Orlando, FL (PRWEB) April 08, 2014
The 13th annual Florida Music Festival, set to kick off on Wednesday, April 23, has announced that Aer, Less Than Jake and Ed Kowalczyk (founder and former frontman of LIVE) will headline the eclectic lineup of more than 150 bands taking over a dozen downtown venues, including Wall St. Plaza for 3 music-filled days and nights. FMF 2014, sponsored by Coors Light and JetBlue Airways, will boast one of its most diverse lineups to date, drawing artists from as far away as Australia and featuring musical genres that vary from singer/songwriter to rock and reggae. As in previous years, the Florida Grammy Showcase will be held on opening night as the festival officially begins on Wednesday at Firestone Live. New to the festival this year is the Thursday night Blue Man Group Drum-Off competition, which will feature 5 finalists chosen by their video submissions, to compete for $6,000 in prizes, including a DW drum kit. The world famous Blue Man Group percussionists and celebrity guests will judge the drummers as they perform their 90-second sessions.
When asked about what festival attendees should expect, Sean Perry of Axis Promotions said, "The eclectic line up for FMF 2014 offers a diverse selection from not only Central Florida's elite talent, but also from around the country and spanning the past two decades of modern music. We have everything from hip pop chart toppers Aer with "She Says She Loves Me" to budding Alt/Americana artists Roadkill Ghost Choir, who have FMF and Lollapalooza on their next two festival stops."
In addition to the musical offerings for festival goers, the FMF Music Conference Panels will take place Saturday afternoon at City Arts Factory and are a staple for the artist attendees. The panels have been host to more than a decade of highlights featuring a “Who’s Who” list of music industry attendees and keynote speakers. Conference panelists will include high profile record label A&R’s, producers, managers, publicists, agents and more.
Florida Music Festival is open to the public and passes are $10 per day and readily available at each of the music venues. Festival passes allow entry into all 12 music venues including Wall Street Plaza.