Category Archives: Concert Reviews

Our impressions from shows that we get to witness in person.

FMF 2018 Kicks Off This Weekend in Orlando

Festival Features Florida’s Up and Coming Talent

This year’s Florida Music Festival kicked off Thursday night in Downtown Orlando and as usual there was plenty of talent on display.  Below is a quick photo gallery from Day 1, but first, some thoughts on who to catch the next two nights.

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Top Dozen – Welcome to Rockville Bands

The Best Bands at Welcome To Rockville 2018

This year’s three-day lineup featured about fifty bands spread across the three Metropolitan Park stages. At events like this, it’s impossible to see every band, but I did manage to catch about 25 full sets and another dozen partial sets. For the most part, the music was great, but here is the best of the best…

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21 Things We Loved About Welcome To Rockville 2018

This Year’s Festival Was Packed With Great Amenities

Rarasfarm had two folks covering this year’s Welcome To Rockville.  We are longtime veterans of the Jacksonville-based rock festival, and this year was the best incarnation ever.

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Foo Fighters Close Out Welcome To Rockville In Style

Dave Grohl and Crew Fill Spectacular Set With Plenty of Surprises

I am an unabashed Foo Fighters fan. In my estimation, Dave Grohl and crew are one of the Top 10 rock bands on the planet and they were about to close out a Welcome To Rockville for the ages.

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Welcome To Rockville 2018 Delivers

Foo Fighters and Ozzy Headline Spectacular Weekend of Rock

2018 will go down as the year that Welcome To Rockville became a transcendent rock music festival – one of the premiere live music events in this country.  It was a year where we saw the raucous festival add a third day, expand the venue size, greet record crowds, and deliver the most impressive lineup in their history. All of that, and they got the little things right, as well.

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Welcome To Rockville – Day 1 Thoughts

and Tips for Days 2 and 3

Well, Day 1 at this year’s epic Welcome To Rockville is in the books and it was one hell of an opening chapter. The Prince of Darkness stole the show with a legendary set, and none of the other five bands we caught disappointed.

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Earthday Birthday 25 Band Photos

EDBD 25 Bands Impress Orlando Fans

I loved the lineup at this year’s Earthday Birthday at Central Florida Fairgrounds.  The fine people at 101.1 WJRR approved us for a photo pass and we snagged a few nice photos of the festival acts.  Here are 25 for your viewing pleasure.

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Earthday Birthday 25 is One for the Ages

WJRR’s EDBD 25 Lineup Delivers Memorable Show

We’ve been raving about this year’s stacked Earthday Birthday show for several months here at RarasFarm, and this weekend we saw those expectations fully realized in a fantastic show at Central Florida Fairgrounds.  Shinedown, Three Days Grace and Bush delivered killer sets but the whole day was pretty damn good.

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