Tag Archives: Orlando

Florida Music Festival 2018 Delivers Top-Notch Experience

Impressive Lineup Highlights 3 Day Orlando Festival

We cover many Florida festivals here at RarasFarm, most of them have bigger bands, bigger budgets and bigger crowds, but this longtime Orlando fixture is always one of the highlights of our year.  2018 was no exception, as the music was as good as ever.

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Eagles Rock Camping World Stadium

Eagles / Jimmy Buffett Show Review

I have a policy these days that if a band does not approve me for press credentials, I don’t cover them on the blog. But, it’s my blog and I’m allowed to break the rules. And, last night was a show that just begged for an exception.

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Kolars Bring Can’t Miss Show to Florida

Play 3 Central Florida Shows on Current Tour

“They are talented, entertaining, distinctive and fun.  But, most of all, Kolars are damn good, and they deserve your attention next time they’re in your area.”  That’s what we wrote about this talented duet the last time they passed through The Sunshine State. Now, they are back and they are a can’t miss act for fans of new and catchy rock.

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Dead and Company – Orlando Show Review

What a Long, Strange Trip it’s Been

Shortly after Grateful Dead’s legendary Fare Thee Well Tour wrapped up at Chicago’s Soldier Field, John Mayer reached out to Bob Weir and started a new friendship that ultimately led to the formation of Dead and Company.  The band has toured intermittently and finally scheduled Orlando on their 2017 Fall Tour with a stop at Amway Center.

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Orlando’s Reverist Premieres “A Glimmer”

Reverist Shares Infectious New Single

I still remember the first time I saw Orlando’s Reverist. I was wrapping up my first night of coverage at the 2016 Florida Music Festival.

As I headed for my car, I found myself drawn to the sweet rock music drifting over from Wall Street.  The guys bouncing across the stage that night were Reverist, and they delivered an energetic, distinctive set of melodic rock, led by charismatic keyboardist/vocalist Omar Qazi. I left that night thirsting for more.

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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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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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Moody Blues Enthrall Orlando Faithful

Moody Blues Orlando Show Review – CFE Arena

On a chilly Philadelphia night on November 20, 1981 my life changed.  Along with a childhood friend, I made my first trek to the aging Spectrum where we caught The Moody Blues on their Long Distance Voyager Tour – my first rock ‘n roll concert. Struck by the magnificence of live rock ‘n roll, I’ve probably seen 1,000 bands since that fateful night, as the Moody Blues sparked a flame in me that still burns strong today.

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