Music festivals are the ideal opportunity to see all your favorite acts in one place. Buy a ticket to a festival, and you don’t just get to see one artist, you get to see performances from a line-up of musicians and enjoy a few days of camping, partying, fresh air, beer, sunshine and world-class music.
When planning your round the world trip, it can be a great idea to organize your itinerary so you can attend important festivals in the place you are visiting.
Spring is the perfect time to plan your Florida vacation so it coincides with some of the biggest music festivals in the state’s calendar. Take some friends, wave your hands in the air, and enjoy music from your favorite artists in the warm Florida sunshine.
Winter Music Conference
The Winter Music Conference in Miami is one of the most publicized music events in the world.
Over 100,000 people descend on Miami every year to see their favourite DJs and party to electronic music.
The conference is visited by Dance music fans and music industry professionals including members of the press, DJs, music producers, record label reps, agents and events promoters.
Held over five days across venues in Miami and Miami Beach, the Winter Music Conference turns the city into one big nightclub and is the number one place to be in the US.
Florida Music Festival and Conference, Orlando
The FMF takes place in Downtown Orlando during Spring and has been hosted by aXis Magazine and Promotions since 2002.
The conference attracts over thousands of people people and is attended by music industry professionals, including agents, producers and record label execs, and this events is a great festival for attendees who have an interest in business side of the music industry.
Attendees can watch music from emerging talent and unsigned bands, listen to keynote speeches and register for industry networking parties. The 2011 Florida Music Festival attracted 25,000 music-lovers and featured performances from 175 unsigned artists.
Tampa Bay Blues Fest
Tampa Bay Blues Fest has been held every year since 1995 in St.Petersburg, Florida.
Thousands of Blues music fans flock to the lush, tropical grounds of Vinoy Park to watch world-renowned artists perform American Blues music on the waterfront.
Held in spring, the Tampa Bay Blues Fest is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the Florida sunshine and warm weather, whilst listening to some of the world’s greatest Blues musicians. Snack on tasty food from stalls selling Cuban cuisine, seafood and local BBQ.
Wanee Music Festival, Live Oak
Wanee Music Festival takes place in the town of Live Oak in north Florida.
The festival has been running since 2005 and is held in the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, with the Allman Brothers Band leading the line-up every year.
Thousands of people camp out for the three day rock music festival, which features a stellar line-up of bands and musicians, including Robert Plant and Sharon Jones.
Springing the Blues Fest, Jacksonville
Florida’s largest and oldest free outdoor Blues festival is held on Jacksonville Beach in Florida on the first weekend of April every year.
The three-day music event features well-known blues artists who perform in a spectacular oceanfront setting.
Springing the Blues was listed by Downbeat Magazine as one of the top 50 music festivals in the world. The festival also has displays and activities geared toward families.
While in Florida, try to see a side that most travelers will miss if they depend on the entertainment of a resort.
Venture out and get to know the real Florida, through music.
While the usual tourist attractions are fun, you can really get an experience with the local culture through more exploration.
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