**UPDATE** Full Sail’s free music festival is open to the public (full schedule added)
**UPDATE** The full schedule has been posted, bringing on more bands: Ruth King, Gringo Star, Good Graeff, Skywire and Have Gun, Will Travel. Here’s how it’s looking:
Thomas Wynn & the Believers, the Pauses, Have Gun, Will Travel, Beartoe, Ruth King 3-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 | Full Sail University Backlot, 351 S. Semoran Blvd., Winter Park | halloffame.fullsail.edu
Beebs & Her Money Makers, Gringo Star, Courrier, Melodime, Good Graeff 3-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 | Full Sail University Backlot, 351 S. Semoran Blvd., Winter Park | halloffame.fullsail.edu
Solillaquists of Sound, Jeremy Ellis, Skywire 3-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 | Full Sail University Backlot, 351 S. Semoran Blvd., Winter Park | halloffame.fullsail.edu
If you’ve never looked beyond the billboards, it’s possible you’re not aware of some of the sincere talents that local college Full Sail University has graduated, and for the past five years, the school has begun inducting the cream of the crop into their Hall of Fame, throwing a mega party to celebrate these folks and typically inviting famous guests to perform and speak at student-only events. But this year, Full Sail is opening its doors to let the public in for a portion of the festivities, including a free, 3-day music festival Feb. 19-21.
They don’t have the full lineup posted yet, but they’ve got some local love for some major Orlando bands that boast our city’s musical range, including Thomas Wynn and the Believers (rock/soul), Beebs and Her Money Makers (funk/ska), Beartoe (blues/soul), Solillaquists of Sound (hip-hop) and the Pauses (electronic indie). They also have up-and-coming touring acts, like Courrier (Austin, Tex.), whose indie-rock sounds have been featured everywhere from Rolling Stone to the Vampire Diaries, and Melodime (Virginia) bringing Southern-style rock and a new album that donates 100 percent of its sales to help children pursue their love of music.
The music festival takes place on the Full Sail backlot, which, if you’ve never seen it, is a fun facade for their film students that features storefronts for diverse scenes everywhere from fish markets to French cafes. Doors open at noon each day, and the music runs from 3-9 p.m. every day. Updated info will likely be found here. I’ll post an update if I get set times. For now, enjoy this playlist of currently listed acts: