Orlando Fringe 2014: Free concerts on the Green Lawn at Fringe
Beginning last Thursday and going through Sunday, May 25, the Green Lawn at Fringe Fest is taken over by mostly local musicians who perform free concerts to Fringe-goers between shows. On Monday, May 19, Kaleigh Baker kicks things off at 7 p.m., followed by Drivin N’ Cryin’s Aaron Lee Tasjan (playing solo stuff) at 8 p.m., and then Nashville’s Natalie Noone (who is Herman’s Hermits Peter Noone’s daughter) at 9 p.m. The final performance features New Orleans’ Hannah Harber, who is recently a local, if you haven’t noticed her name gracing flyers (she also plays at the Imperial’s Acoustic Soundcheck this Wednesday, May 21).
On Tuesday, Orlando music scene veteran Phil Longo takes the reins from Green Lawn show organizer Jessica Pawli to create a local showcase, featuring one of his latest projects ButterQueen (listen to their cassette) at 8 p.m. After that is Fast Preacher at 9 p.m., Pity Folk at 10 p.m. and ending the night, Adam and the Plastic at 11 p.m. Both Fast Preacher and Adam and the Plastic released albums in November of last year; stream ‘em now:
Wednesday and Thursday take breaks from bands to feature Swingers’ Karaoke at 9 p.m. and the Interactive Magic of Jimmy Rook Magic at 8 p.m. (Wednesday) and laughs in the form of a Fringe Comedy Night hosted by Tom Feeney and Jeff Jones on Thursday from 9 p.m. to midnight.
But Friday, Deaf 2 the Industry calls an end to that recess with hip-hop shows starting at 9 p.m. Table for Three takes the stage at 9:45 p.m., which rolls into the FringeStyle FreeFest from 10:30 p.m. to midnight, presented by Rubox and Mad Illz. Table for Three just dropped this track if you’re looking for a preview:
Then on Saturday, from 3 p.m. to midnight, Fringe Jambando takes over, featuring FunkUs, the N Tunes, Wheeler Newman & the Cosmic Roots Collective, Legacy, Prison Wine, Drew Yardis, Robotman, the Woolly Bushmen, the Flat Mountain Band, Beautiful Chorus’s Anna Elyse and Lauren Lester.
Wrapping things up on Sunday, country-guys the Orange Creek Riders perform at 4 p.m., followed by Jackson and Forest Rodgers at 5 p.m. and Wortiznol String Band at 6 p.m. Then there’s the electrified blues of the Violent 5 at 7 p.m. and the final show on Fringe’s Green Lawn will feature the soulful funk of Fat Night at 8 p.m.
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