MillionYoung, Vega Under Fire, Tristan Clopet Among the South Florida Acts Playing BMI's Florida Music Festival Showcase This Month

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MillionYoung does O-town.
​This Wednesday marks the kick-off of the annual Florida Music Festival, a mini SXSW-style music industry schmoozefest in Orlando. While it may sound cheesy to Miami people at first glance, a number of local acts head up there every year to play it. Why? Unlike, say, the inaugural Miami Music Festival this past December, it's actually well-attended by music fans and some industry type, and past editions have resulted in the wheels rolling for some major deals. 

Generally, the festival favors rock, heavily, especially the kind that could be commercially viable. But this year still offers some varying sounds, especially from the sampling of South Florida artists playing, among them MillionYoung, Jahfe, Dreaming in Stereo, and others. Hit the jump to get the full details on our hometown acts. It may be worth a weekend getaway just for the bar crawl part alone; a wristband gets you access to multiple stages around town, including shows by already-made-it headliners like Murder By Death, Anberlin, Rusted Root, and Parachute. The festival runs through Saturday night. Visit for full details. 

Wednesday, April 21

-Phineas J. Whoopie, 8:30 p.m., Central Station 
-Dreaming in Stereo at the Florida Grammy Showcase at Lyrica, time TBA
-Jahfe at the Florida Grammy Showcase at Lyrica, time TBA
-Select Start at the Florida Grammy Showcase at Lyrica, time TBA
-Venejer at the Florida Grammy Showcase at Lyrica, time TBA

Thursday, April 22

-Leading the Heroes, 7 p.m. at Pine St. Live
-Venejer, 8 p.m. at Pine St. Live 
-Vega Under Fire, 10 p.m. at 57 West

Friday, April 23

-Vega Under Fire, 7:30 p.m. at Backbooth
-Dear Dad, Yours Truly, 8:30 p.m, at Lyrica
-Leading the Heroes, 10 p.m. at Central Station
-King Bee, 10:30 p.m. at Lyrica
-MillionYoung, 9:30 p.m. at Wall St. Plaza Stage II
-Atom Smash, 12:30 a.m. at Wall St. Plaza Stage II

Saturday, April 24

-Select Start, 1 p.m. at the Social
-Spinlight City, 1:30 p.m. at Backbooth
-Raging Geisha, 8 p.m. at the Wall St. Plaza stage
-Tristan Clopet and the Juice, 11:30 p.m. at Tanquerays

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Arielle Castillo
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