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EDBD 25 Lineup is Stacked

Five Can’t Miss Earthday Birthday 25 Artists

The 2018 incarnation of 101.1 WJRR’s Earthday Birthday boasts a killer line-up, including three headline worthy bands in Shinedown, Seether and Three Days Grace.  Aside from those big three, the entire day is highlighted by hard-driving, thunderous rock ‘n roll.

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Scott Stapp Plays Hard Rock’s Velvet Sessions

Iconic Creed Front man Plays Orlando’s Hippest Cocktail Party in April

One of the first events I covered here at Rarasfarm, was an unexpected acoustic show from Scott Stapp in the lobby of Orlando’s Hard Rock Hotel.  The show was a night to remember.  Stapp was humble, entertaining and appreciative and he sounded great.  See that review here.

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Okeechobeefest Provides a Southern Alternative to Bonaroo

The Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival (OMF) Has Quickly Become a Can’t Miss Destination Festival

On the heels of two remarkable, sold-out festivals, we are less than a month away from the third installment of OMF, and this year’s 4-day line-up is absolutely stacked.  The 2018 headliners are impressive and diverse: Arcade Fire, Bassnectar (playing 2 sets), Halsey and Travis Scott.

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Amway Center Offers a Legendary 2018 Rock Lineup

Elton John, Rod Stewart, Bon Jovi, Dead & Company, James Taylor, Hall & Oates with Train…

2018 is shaping up to be an amazing, memory-filled year for Orlando rock music fans as the Amway Center boasts a once-in-a-lifetime lineup of rock ‘n roll legends.  It is still only January, and we already have six can’t-miss shows scheduled this year at the big house on Church Street – each show featuring members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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Band to Watch: Dorothy

New Music and Florida Tour from Dorothy

I caught Dorothy at Earthday Birthday 23 back in the Spring of 2016, when they were one of the best bands to take the stage on a day that was packed with killer rock music. Since that time, they’ve been on my new music radar, and my ears have been entertained with some torrid alt-rock as their reputation has continued to grow.

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Bon Jovi Announces New Tour with Show in Orlando

Bon Jovi Orlando Announcement – Amway Center, April 18th

The (other) pride of New Jersey is celebrating their recent induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with a huge North American Tour.  The This House is Not For Sale Tour runs from March to May and includes a stop at Orlando’s Amway Center on April 18th, which will be the band’s first show after becoming freshly minted Rock & Roll Hall of Famers! Continue reading Bon Jovi Announces New Tour with Show in Orlando