Frontyard Festival Fast Takes
Frontyard Festival Fast Takes – Musical legends plus family and “cult-classic” movies kick-start Frontyard Festival’s “next six”.
What, Where and When:
TAKE 1: So Much More to Love
ICYMI: Thanks to our generous partners, including the City of Orlando, Orange County and our presenting sponsor AdventHealth, we are officially extending the Frontyard FestivalTM another six months through mid-December (cue the applause!).
With COVID restrictions lifting, our three-acre festival venue has expanded by 500 additional guest boxes that can now seat up to six. We’ve also upgraded the Main Stage at Seneff Arts Plaza to ensure improved sight lines from each box.
So grab some friends and neighbors, head downtown and enjoy live entertainment with dinner and drinks delivered right to your box.
TAKE 2: Listen Up, Y’all
Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Supported by VyStar Credit Union
The legendary (and we don’t use that term lightly) singer/songwriter and original country outlaw Travis Tritt will kick off the return of Frontyard Festival presented by AdventHealth. Tritt’s distinctive voice and insightful songwriting will be on full display as he performs familiar songs and material from his new album Set in Stone.
TAKE 3: For the Love of Popcorn
Movies are baaaaack and we’re adding some “cult classics” to the mix. All movies are supported by our friends at Experience Kissimmee. Tickets are $5 with a two-ticket minimum and six-ticket maximum for each box.
Movies on tap:
- Thursday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m. – National Lampoon’s Vacation (Rated R)
- Sunday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Rated PG13)
- Thursday, August 5 at 7:30 p.m. – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Rated PG13)
TAKE 4: Rock-n-Roll Royalty
King Crimson with special guests: The California Guitar Trio
Monday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Not gonna lie, this was a coup. Progressive rock band King Crimson—headlined by original founder Robert Fripp—is headed to the Frontyard Festival presented by AdventHealth this month. The band was founded in London in 1968 and stormed onto the scene with their seminal album In the Court of the Crimson King. They’ve completed 13 studio albums and Fripp, who’s twice been named one of Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” has contributed to the music of David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Blondie and Talking Heads.
TAKE 5: It’s Always Better With Friends
Dave Koz & Friends
Sunday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Supported by Massey Services
The sweet, smooth sounds of Dave Koz & Friends is bringing the Summer Horns 2021 Tour to Dr. Phillips Center. Koz, hailed by The New York Times as “a musician of unflappable rhythmic aplomb,” will be joined by special guests jazz/soul/gospel saxophonist Kirk Whalum; jazz/blues saxophonist Mindi Abair; and multi-instrumentalist Vincent Ingala.
TAKE 6: Don’t Stop Believin’
Saturday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Supported by Florida Blue
Picture this: vocalists from 80s superstar-bands Journey and Chicago plus the bassist/vocalist from pop/country’s favorite Rascal Flatts take the stage together and play songs you know and love, all night long.
That’s Generation Radio, folks, and we’ve got ‘em. The headliners are two-time Grammy Award-winning artist Jay Demarcus of Rascal Flatts; former lead singer and drummer of Journey Deen Castronovo; and former lead vocalist and bass player of the multi-platinum band Chicago Jason Scheff.
About Frontyard FestivalTM
Dr. Phillips Center’s Frontyard Festival is an innovative, 12-month, live-entertainment event in downtown Orlando originally designed to re-engage artists and guests in a safe environment during the pandemic. Once COVID restrictions lifted in summer 2021, the arts center reimagined the open-air venue and doubled its capacity to 4,500. Festival-goers purchase tickets in their own private, elevated box, and can order food and beverages from a unique QR code on their mobile devices. The festival is made possible by AdventHealth, City of Orlando, Orange County and a host of other generous partners.
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