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Hurricane Party and Music Festival

Kat Coffin

On Saturday, May 31 and RPR Productions are presenting the eighth annual Hurricane Party and Music Festival at The West End Trading Company. There will be about 50 bands on four stages for the single-day music festival and street party.

The eighth annual Hurricane Party and Music Festival
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Music fans can catch sets from Orlando bands Abandon The Midwest, The Adolescent Theory, Always Falling Up, American Jesus, American Party Machine, Apollo Radio, Arcadence, The Attack, Broke on Dyer, The Dealers Band, Dizzle Phunk, Family Gang, funkUs, The Getbye, Gin Mill Flotilla, Groove Trunk, HOR!ZEN, Hurricane Charley, I-Resolution, Jahnopa, Kept Quiet, Kill The Sound, Lake Worth Long Shots, Mad as Adam, The Strange Trip, succulent thing, The Supervillains, Tears of a Tyrant, Weekend Noise and YugoSKAvia! for this show.

There will also be live music from Central Florida bands Apollo Electric, Blue Jays Band, BORN, Crosstown Rivals, Dylan Mathews, G2P Band, General Eyes, Hair of the Beast, THAT GUY and UNRB as well as sets from The American Love Story, Anonomis, The Bastard Suns (Atlanta), Chris Erwin, The Fine Line (Atlanta, GA), Fireside Prophets (Palm Beach), General Tso’s Fury (Fernandina Beach), Nicholas Armstrong, Robbin Thieves (Tallahassee), Roshambeaux (Murrayville, GA), Three Legged Fox (Philadelphia, PA) and Whole Wheat Bread (Jacksonville).

The Orlando Local Music Examiner asked several of the bands what they were looking forward to with this show. “We’re mostly looking forward to hanging out with all of our friends in the other bands all day and listening to the best music Florida has to offer. We’re stoked to play at our favorite venue again,” said the members of YugoSKAvia!.

Orlando band Apollo Radio had this to say, “Meeting new bands and lookin’ for fans. It’s all part of the plan. We look forward to playing some music with the Orlando rock ‘n roll community and hope to have a great show.”

The members of Mad As Adam had this to say, “We are looking forward to seeing bands we haven’t had the opportunity to play with and build our relationships within the Orlando market. For Mad As Adam, this is also a great venue to showcase our acoustic side.”

One of Orlando’s newest bands, Always Falling Up said, “We are looking forward to connecting with the other artists playing on the four stages and being able to connect with fans and bands alike.”

Tickets are $15 in advance and will be $20 day of show, plus there is a $5 surcharge for those under 21. The doors open at noon and the first 100 music fans through the door before 2 p.m. get a FREE t-shirt commemorating the event. The West End Trading Company is located at 202 S. Sanford Ave. in Sanford.

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