Despite the extra day of preparation you thought leap year would offer, it seems to have just delayed your planning. Suddenly, it's March, a monstrous month for music in the South.
With all of the bass and drops of Ultra -- to which you didn't get tickets -- and all of the bikes and indie rock of SXSW -- shows you can't get into -- you may feel like iTunes and tweets are your only musical experiences at the moment. There is one place you can get a dose of live music that isn't too far away. The Orange You Glad Music Festival of Orlando is back, and orange you glad it is?
OYGF is a citywide festival that seeps into every venue, coffeehouse, and parking lot in downtown Orlando for four days. It's a free-for-all and features not only local music but up-and-coming acts and a headliner or two as well. It's a roundup of Orlando culture, showing that the city is more than just where Mickey lives.
Give Orlando a chance. Not to mention, the festival is completely affordable, costing only $30. But that's not what won us over; this promo video below sealed the deal. We can only imagine the festival is as quirky and surprisingly entertaining.
So pack up your car, take a little trip, and enjoy some real music. The schedule was released last week, and all the hosting venues are just a drunken stumble away from one another. It'll be a frenzy of nights on the town, show-hopping and mingling.
If you're on the verge of yes, listen to a few of the artists we're excited to see:
Cults "Go Outside"
Born Gold "Lawn Knives"
Hospitality "Friends Of Friends"
Hundred Waters "Cavern"
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