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As usual, there are a ton of great choices this coming week, June 2-8, in Orlando local music events. Saturday once again rules the week for the maximum amount of shows and special events to choose from that feature live music with two CD release shows plus The Red Bull BC One Orlando Cypher and The First Annual Bacon Festival.

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The two CD release events on Saturday feature debut CDs from Orlando bands on the rise. Singer/songwriter Levi Jardim is releasing “The Road” with a benefit show at The Venue and The Plush Monsters are releasing “Warm Blooded” with a show at Will’s Pub.

There are still a few fundraisers up and running this week for Orlando bands. Leaving Haven’s IndieGoGo runs until June 21, Landon Pontius’ Kickstarter runs until June 14 and Billy Wright’s Kickstarter has until June 11 to hit its goal. They are great projects and for anyone that can spare a few bucks, they are a great investment in Orlando music.

Monday, June 2

BackBooth - 37 W. Pine St. - Live music from Floor, HUSSY, Cosm and Yogurt Smoothness for this show. Tickets are $12 and the doors open at 7 p.m.

Lil’ Indies - 1036 N. Mills Ave. - Live music by The Absinthe Trio the first Monday of every month for this FREE 21+ event.

BB Kings Blues Club - 9101 International Dr. - Live music from Surround Sound from 5-7:30 p.m. and Tstone at 8 p.m.

West End Trading Company - 202 S. Sanford Ave. (Sanford) - RPR presents open mic hosted by Rhenn Again at 8 p.m. This FREE event is 18+.

Tuesday, June 3

The Red Lion Pub - 3784 Howell Branch Road - Twisted Tuesday with Ancient Sun for this 18+ show. This FREE event includes live music and other entertainment as well as a home-cooked meal, with a $2 donation to the Red Lion Community Emergency Fund. The live music starts at 7:30 p.m.

The Space - 1206 E. Colonial Dr. - People Before Profits present live music from ARK, Whiskey Faithful, Osiris Da Prince, Tam Tam The Sandwich Man and The Magical Sugar Cookies, Dizzle Phunk, Colby Stiltz, Phraydoe Peans and La Familia and Warm Like Winter for this show. There is a suggested donation of $5 for a cover charge. The doors open at 9 p.m.

Lil’ Indies - 1036 N. Mills Ave. - Live music by Kaleigh Baker at 10 p.m. for this FREE 21+ show.

Tanqueray’s - 100 S. Orange Ave. - Live music from The Groove Orient at 10:30 p.m. for this FREE 21+ show.

Smiling Bison - 745 Bennett Road - Live music from the Chris Charles Jazz Trio at 7 p.m.

Jazz Tastings - 164 Lake Ave. (Maitland) - Live music from pianist Sergei Kossenko at 7:30 p.m.

Sleeping Moon Cafe - 495 N. Semoran Blvd., Suite 1 - Talent Night Tuesdays open mic from 7-10 p.m. hosted by Orlando's Purple Kloud. Call or text 352-283-222 or email Pyrofuzzpro@gmail.com for slots.

Keg ‘n Cork - 1566 West Fairbanks Ave. (Winter Park) - Open mic night every Tuesday from 8 p.m. The list comes out at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 4

Tanqueray’s - 100 S. Orange Ave. - Live music from Ancient Sun 10:30 p.m. for this FREE 21+ show.

Will’s Pub - 1042 N. Mills Ave. - Live music by Milka and guests for this 21+ show. The doors open at 9 p.m. and there is a $5 cover charge.

Graffiti Junction 2 College Park - 2401 Edgewater Dr. - Live music by singer/songwriter Davis McGee from 7-8 p.m.

Dexter’s Winter Park - 558 W. New England Ave. - Wednesday night acoustic with the Holcomb Brothers at 6:30 p.m.

BB Kings Blues Club - 9101 International Dr. - Live music from Surround Sound from 5-7:30 p.m. and B.B. King’s All Star Band at 8 p.m.

Jazz Tastings - 164 Lake Ave. (Maitland) - Live music from Tony Wynn and Camaron Brown at 7 p.m.

The Alley - 114 S. Park Ave. (Sanford) - Ladies night Blues Jam hosted by Doc Williamson at 8 p.m.

Wing Shack Orlando - 4650 East Michigan St. - Open mic/jam night with The Paul Stott Group at 8:30 p.m.

On line everywhere - WPRK 91.5 - WPRK’s Local Heroes radio show from 5-7 p.m. features local talent from actors, directors, photographers, entrepreneurs, and musicians with DJ Daniel Pacchioni and co-hosts Ilene Leiber and George Wallace playing music from local Orlando bands. This week’s in studio guest is Levi Jardim.

Thursday, June 5

Smiling Bison - 745 Bennett Road - First Thursday singer/songwriter series hosted by Beth McKee at 8:30 p.m. This month featuring live performances from Justin Beckler, Gerry Williams, Ashley Dudukovich and Loi Head. Table reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 407-898-8580. There is no cover charge for this event.

Bombshell’s Tavern - 5405 Edgewater Dr. - Live music from Everyone Dies In Utah, InDirections, Ashylus, Nevada Rose, More Than You Can Bear, Forever Taken and Oathkeeper for this all ages show. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 day of show. The doors open at 6 p.m.

The Beacham - 46 N. Orange Ave. - Live music by The Drive By Truckers and Water Liars for this 18+ show. The doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 day of show.

The Social - 54 North Orange Ave. - Live music by Twin Forks featuring Chris Carrabba and Corey James Bost for this 12+ show. The doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 day of show.

The Basement Orlando - 68 East Pine St. - Live music by singer/songwriter Davis McGee from 9-11:30 p.m.

Dandelion Communitea Cafe - 618 N. Thornton Ave. - Live music from the Wortzinol Trio from 8-10 p.m.

BB Kings Blues Club - 9101 International Dr. - Live music from Surround Sound from 5-7:30 p.m. and Shaun Rounds at 8 p.m.

Jazz Tastings - 164 Lake Ave. (Maitland) - Trilogy Latin Jazz night featuring Dimas Sanchez at 7 p.m.

Dexter’s Winter Park - 558 W. New England Ave. - Live music from Soul Funktion at 8 p.m.

On line everywhere - WPRK 91.5 - The Whitney Costner Radio Show airs from 12-2 p.m. every Thursday featuring some local music on the playlist and special in-studio appearances from Orlando bands.

Friday, June 6

House of Blues Orlando - 1490 E. Buena Vista Dr. - Orlando Rocks! featuring live music from Burn After Reading, Through the Glass, Story's End and Hadley's Hope. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. for this all ages show. FREE tickets are available from the bands.

BackBooth - 37 W. Pine St. - Live music from Darko Gray, The Old Fashioned, World’s Strongest Man and LAVOLA for this show. Tickets are $7 and the doors open at 7 p.m.

The Social - 54 North Orange Ave. - Live music by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah for this 18+ show. Tickets are $15 and the doors open at 9 p.m.

The Haven - 6700 Aloma Ave. - Live music by Promethean Horde, Sons of Ragnar, Hellfrost and Death Requisite for this show. There is a $10 cover charge.

Will’s Pub - 1042 N. Mills Ave. - Live music by American Aquarium, Terri Binion and Bartender Brian for this 18+ show. Tickets are $10 and the doors open at 9 p.m.

Ollie’s Public House - 3400 Edgewater Dr. - Live music by singer/songwriter Davis McGee from 5-8 p.m.

The Alley - 114 S. Park Ave. (Sanford) - Live music from Shakedown at 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge for this show.

Fish on Fire - 7937 Daetwyler Dr. - Live music from singer/songwriter Chris Glover at 9 p.m.

Dandelion Communitea Cafe - 618 N. Thornton Ave. - Live music by Autumn-Rain Symphony from 8-10 p.m.

BB Kings Blues Club - 9101 International Dr. - Live music from Beale Street Quartet from 6-8:30 p.m. and B.B. King’s All Star Band at 9 p.m.

Jazz Tastings - 164 Lake Ave. (Maitland) - Live music from the Jazztastings Quartet at 8 p.m.

Post Time Lounge - 2500 U.S. 17 (Longwood) - Live music from Full Circle at 9:30 p.m.

Wing Shack Orlando - 4650 East Michigan St. - Live music by Mount Rockmore at 9 p.m.

Dexter’s Lake Mary - 950 Market Promenade Ave., Suite 1201 - Live music from My Generation at 9:30 p.m.

Dexter’s Winter Park - 558 W. New England Ave. - Live music from Three Forks Road at 8:30 p.m.

Smiling Bison - 745 Bennett Road - Jazz Garage, an evening of improvisational jazz music featuring special guests at 10:30 p.m. There is no cover charge for this 18+ event.

Liam Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant & Irish Pub - 951 Market Promenade Ave. (Lake Mary) - The Acoustic Sessions open mic every Friday night at 10 p.m. hosted by singer/songwriter Daniel Taylor.

Saturday, June 7

The Venue - 511 Virginia Dr. - Live music from singer/songwriter Levi Jardim celebrating his EP release for “The Road.” Tickets are $10 and the proceeds benefit RIPPLE Africa and The Road Foundation. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Bombshell’s Tavern - 5405 Edgewater Dr. - Live music from It Lies Within, One Year Later, Until We Are Ghosts, Wage War, From Mortals to Monsters, Save The Fallen and Hurricane Charley for this all ages show. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 day of show. The doors open at 6 p.m.

The Haven - 6700 Aloma Ave. - Florida Local Music Connection (FLMC) and iHateradio present live music from Displace, Good Morning Love and We’re All Going to Die for this show. The doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door and $10 after 10 p.m. at the door.

Will’s Pub - 1042 N. Mills Ave. - Live music from The Plush Monsters, Join Hands and ARK for this 18+ show. This is the CD release show for The Plush Monsters. The doors open at 9 p.m. and there is a $5 cover charge.

BackBooth - 37 W. Pine St. - Live music from Andrew Jackson Jihad, Cheap Girls and Dogbreth for this show. The doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $12.

West End Trading Company - 202 S. Sanford Ave. (Sanford) - Live music from D.O.A., Rushmore, Awesome and The Ass Kickers, DEET and Whiskey Faithful for this show. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. The doors open at 8 p.m.

Full Sail Live Venue - 141 University Park Dr. - The Red Bull BC One Orlando Cypher featuring one on one battles between hip hop artists with live performances from Anthony Silva BeastBoogie HK, Rey Mosu De Leon, Julio Hector Bermudez Static, Eli Feliciano Kiddoh, Pierry Louiz Sweet P, Charlie Chizo Chizo, Dang, TungFu, Jose Cardenas, Unnexx, Ray Gazzelli Raygunz, Full Deck, Daniel Zao Montenegro, Stedlove Kim, Sergio Zeku Garcia and Chris Reyes Crisis. There will also be live music from funk band FUSIK. This event will be hosted by Mad Illz. This FREE all ages event starts at 4 p.m.

Universal Studios - 6000 Universal Blvd. - They are still celebrating Mardi Gras at Universal Studios. This week's schedule includes live music from Robin Thicke at the Universal Citywalk Plaza Stage and Remedy Krewe at the French Quarter Courtyard.

The Tasting Room (Edgewater Hotel) - 99 W. Plant St. (Winter Garden) - Live music from singer/songwriter Catherine Ridgeway from 8-11 p.m.

Graffiti Junktion Longwood - 145 Wekiva Springs Road (Longwood) - Live music by Ancient Sun from 8-11 p.m. for this FREE show.

The Alley - 114 S. Park Ave. (Sanford) - Live music from Selwyn Birchwood for this show. There is a $10 cover charge for this show.

Orlando Harley-Davidson - 3770 37th St. - The First Annual Bacon Festival featuring live music from Gunner Down as well as giveaways and samples of bacon themed foods and drinks. This event runs from noon to 4 p.m.

Sweet Mama’s - 10743 Narcoossee Road - Live music from singer/songwriter Chris Glover from 6-9 p.m.

Dandelion Communitea Cafe - 618 N. Thornton Ave. - Live music by Leonis from 8-10 p.m.

BB Kings Blues Club - 9101 International Dr. - Live music from Josh Miller Band from 4:30-8:30 p.m. and B.B. King’s All Star Band at 9 p.m.

Jazz Tastings - 164 Lake Ave. (Maitland) - Live music from the Jazztastings Quartet at 8 p.m.

Smiling Bison - 745 Bennett Road - Live music from classical guitarist Bryan Hayes at 8:45 p.m.

Wing Shack Orlando - 4650 East Michigan St. - Live music by Maximum Level Band at 9 p.m.

Dexter’s Lake Mary - 950 Market Promenade Ave., Suite 1201 - Live music from My Generation at 9:30 p.m.

Dexter’s Winter Park - 558 W. New England Ave. - Live music from Pure Vinyl at 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 8

Will’s Pub - 1042 N. Mills Ave. - Live music by Happy Valley and No Clue for this 18+ show. Tickets are $5 and the doors open at 8 p.m.

BB Kings Blues Club - 9101 International Dr. - Live music from Beale Street Quartet from 5-7:30 p.m. and Mpire at 8 p.m.

Jazz Tastings - 164 Lake Ave. (Maitland) - Live music from saxophonist Dayve Stewart at 6 p.m.

The Alley - 114 S. Park Ave. (Sanford) - The Alley Blues Jam every Sunday hosted by Doc Williamson from 5-9 p.m.

On line everywhere - WPRK 91.5 - Biscuits, Bacon and Blues from 10 a.m. to noon every Sunday with singer/songwriter Jerry Waller.

On line everywhere - WJRR – WJRR’s Native Noise Radio Show - Every Sunday night at 11 p.m. playing music from the best local Orlando and area bands.

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