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---2015 Calendar---

Sandy Beaches Cruise 21 - January 10th - 17th - Miami to Antigua and St. Croix

The Rock Boat - January 24th - 28th - Miami to Cozumel and back to Miami

Do you hear the drums sounding off, calling you to the sea? Join us January 24-28, 2015 for The Rock Boat XV and come join our incredible tribe of music lovers on The Worlds Greatest Floating Music Festival! To celebrate 15 years of The Rock Boat, we are transforming the Norwegian Pearl into a musical tribal fiesta, complete with a mind-blowing lineup. We will have crazy activities, fierce competitions, wacky theme nights, and rockin good tunes throughout the day and into the night!

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Keeping The Blues Alive - February 17th - 21st - Miami to Key West to Bahamas

Holy Ship! - February 18th - 21st - Miami to Bahamas and back to Miami

Holy Ship! is a 3 night cruise featuring the top electronic music artists in the world performing on multiple stages! Prepare for the best time of your life with your room and all the comforts of a luxurious ship only steps from the dance floor. Artist hosted activities, theme nights, and private island beach parties in paradise only enhance this epic experience! Due to popular demand, we are offering not one but two sailings in 2015...because it just keeps getting better with every sail!!!

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Clearwater Sea Blues Festival - February 21st - 22nd - Clearwater, FL

Presented in Coachman Park, this yearly festival has become one of Clearwater’s most beloved signature events, and appeals to thousands of visitors during February each year. Join us for Blues Walk on February 20th and Sea-Blues Festival on February 21st and 22nd!!

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311 Caribbean Cruise - February 25th - March 1st - Miami to Jamaica

Bike Week - March 6th - 15th - Daytona, FL

Daytonas bike week is one of the longest running bike events in the country. The town becomes flooded with bikes, and main street is filled with bands playing all week day and night. If you are a biker, you have surely "Done Daytona"!

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Gasparilla Music Festival - March 7th - 8th - Tampa, FL

The 2015 festival will take place in Curtis Hixon Riverfront Park and Kiley Garden Park on March 7th and 8th and will feature musical acts from a wide variety of genres on several stages and cuisine from the regions top restaurants. As part of its mission to support and promote music and education, the organization is involved throughout the year in several initiatives including providing scholarships to music students.

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Kid Rocks Chillin the Most Cruise 2014 - March 2nd through 6th - Miami to Cuzumel

We have had five epic years of adventure together during Kid Rocks Chillin the Most Cruise. For our 6th shindig at sea, we decided its time to shake it up! Kid Rock would like to invite you on a blind date aboard our home Norwegian Pearl, March 2nd-6th, 2015.

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Community First Natural Life Music Festival - March 15th - Metropolitan Park Jacksonville, FL

An annual music festival for friends and family to slow down and enjoy the little things in life that mean the most. The 2015 event will transform Metropolitan Park in downtown Jacksonville, Florida into an indie-folk music experience. The event includes the beloved Crafternoon, an array of amazing food vendors, an Artisan Market and more! The festival is free to the public and proceeds benefit the Children's Home Society.

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Suwannee Springfest - March 19th - 22nd - Suwannee Music Park - Live Oak, FL

A folk, bluegrass, Roots Rock, and Zydeco music inspired festival on the beautiful banks of the Suwannee River. In 2007 a documentary was even filmed about the unique influence of music found at the event, and ran on PBS stations across the country.

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Ultra Music Festival - March 27th - 29th - Miami, FL

Ultra is one of the largest EDM festivals held in the U.S., and has expanded into a multi-day event in Miami. If EDM is your thing, you can't say you're experienced until you've done it Ultra style! Don't forget your glow sticks and make sure to visit South Beach while you're there!!

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Slide Into Spring Music and Craft Beer Fest - March 28th - 29th - Fernandina Beach, FL

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Delandapalooza - April 11th - Deland, FL

The Singer Songwriters Association of America puts on a few original music festivals in Florida and New York each year, including this one in Deland, FL, which showcases local and regional original artists from Florida. Over 150 acts on 25 stages

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Tortuga Music Festival - April 11th -12th - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Held on the white sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in a beautiful oceanside setting, Tortuga Music Festival is a multi-day, multi-stage music festival featuring some of the biggest names in country, rock and roots music.

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Florida Music Festival - April 15th - 18th

Annual musician showcase held in Florida

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Wanee Music Festival - April 16th - 18th - Suwannee Music Park - Live Oak, FL

Wannee has become of the largest music festivals in the U.S., and is hosted by the Allman Brothers Band. I attended Wanee in 2013, and couldn't believe how cool the event is. Some of the best jam, funk, and groovy rock bands on the planet are invited each year, and I simply can't tell you in words how awesome this is. It must be seen and experienced first hand.

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George’s Music Springing the Blues Festival - April 17th - 19th - Jacksonville Beach, FL

The 25th annual George’s Music Springing the Blues Festival will be held April 17-19, 2015. This free, three-day family-friendly music festival celebrates the blues at the beautiful oceanfront Seawalk Pavilion, in Jacksonville Beach. The festival starts Friday, April 17th at 5 p.m. and goes until Sunday, April 19th at 8 p.m. Performing are blues heavy hitters Tinsley Ellis, John Németh, Grammy winner Chubby Carrier, Willie Green and Blues Hall of Famer Eddie Shaw & the Wolfgang. See and hear why folks are buzzing about hot artists Selwyn Birchwood, Samantha Fish, The Lee Boys, Kara Grainger, Homemade Jamz Blues Band, Cedric Burnside, Lightin’ Malcolm and Sharrie Williams. Rounding out the lineup are local and regional artists Brady Clampitt, Betty Fox Band, Backtrack Blues Band, Uncle Jonny’s Blues Machine, Parker Urban Band, John Miller & BayStreet, Jim McKaba and the After Hours Band, Woody & the Peckers, and Mama Blue. Add food, arts marketplace, and kid’s activities area with beautiful spring weather and you have a music experience like no other! We even have a surfing contest and 5K run/2.5 walk. Enjoy this annual spring tradition with sun, surf and music!

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Monsters Of Rock Cruise 2015 - April 18th - 22nd - Departs From Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2015 Monsters of Rock Cruise is traveling to a new slice of paradise for fun, sun and rock star debauchery, Poseidon’s Grotto! This private island boasts everything you need for an unbelievable beach day. Poseidons Grotto is so beautiful and inviting, you will not want return to civilization!

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Leesburg Bike Fest - April 24th - 26th - Leesburg, FL

The Leesburg Bike Fest has quickly become one of the top, if not the top bike event of the year in Florida. Many people say that the band lineup is more diverse, and not the same every year, which makes it stick out. If you ride, you owe it to yourself to jump on your bad motor scooter and head to Leesburg in late April!

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Earthday Birthday - April 25th - Central Florida Fairgounds

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Fort Rock - April 25th - Fort Myers, FL

This event is a one day hard rock concert with some of the top bands out today. If you are in or around the Fort Myers area, you already know about this one, and it's growing in attendance, so expect this to become a staple on Florida's rock dinnner table.

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Welcome To Rockville - April 25th and 26th - Jacksonville, FL

We attended this show back in 2012, and it was a killer one day hard rock festival right on the banks of the St. Johns river. They have since expanded this into a two day event, and it is slam packed with top notch artists!

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Suwannee River Jam - April 29th - May 2nd - Suwannee Music Park - Live Oak, FL

The Jam, as they call it, has become one of the largest country music festivals in the U.S., and every year brings in the largest names in the business, as well as some newer up and coming artists. You can camp, fish, and listen to country tunes on the banks of the Suwannee River. Don't miss the pickin shed in the camping loop, as I have sat in on a jam session there, and you would be suprised who drops in with their guitar in hand, unannounced, to play a tune for the crowd.

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Sunfest - April 29th - May 3rd - West Palm Beach, FL

Founded in 1982, SunFest is Floridas largest waterfront music and art festival. Held annually in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida the first week in May, SunFest attracts more than 175,000 visitors. The festival and the patrons have a positive impact on the local economy.

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Thunder Beach Spring Rally 2014 - April 30th through May 4th - Panama City, FL

Panama City Beach hosts a bike rally in the spring and fall each year, and the sleepy little beach town comes alive with the roar of motorcycles. Tons of bands, contests, and biker babes can be found. While you're there, stop in and visit Club Lavela, the largest indoor nightclub in the U.S.

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Big Guava - May 8th - 9th - Tampa, FL

Big Guava is a 2-Day Music Festival showcasing some of the best musical acts, craft beers, food trucks and thrill rides that Florida has ever seen, all in one place! Utilizing the Florida State Fairgrounds and MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, there will be 4 stages situated around our Midway, which offers unlimited free rides all day! With convenient access to the Fairgrounds via I-4 and the Tampa International Airport, we are just a short trip away from all of Florida.

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Purple Hatters Ball - May 8th - 10th - Suwannee Music Park - Live Oak, FL

Five stages this year at Purple Hatter's Ball, including one awesome stage at the Beach! Plus, once again we're hosting a late-night Silent Disco. Join us for yoga, live art, workshops, and Mama Margie's traditional release of monarch butterflies in honor of her daughter Rachel. Special times with special people, in one of the nation's most beautiful music-park settings. Ticket prices rise on Sunday, get 'em while they're cheap

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Orange Blossom Jamboree - May 14th - 17th - Brooksville, FL

Orange Blossom Jamboree a.k.a. OBJ is a multi-day music and art festival in Brooksville, FL.

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Rendezvous Music Festival - June 6th - 7th - Fernandina Beach, Fl

A 2 Day Music Festival featuring bands from Indie Rock to Alternative.

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Florida Country Superfest - June 13th - 14th - Jacksonville, Fl

A huge country music show held at everbank field

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Vans Warped Tour - July 3rd - St. Pete, Fl

Vinoy Park Show

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Vans Warped Tour - July 4th - West Palm Beach, Fl

Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds

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Vans Warped Tour - July 5th - Orlando, Fl

Tinker Field Show

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Vans Warped Tour - July 6th - Jacksonville, Fl

Morocco Shrine Auditorium And Grounds Show

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Vetfest 15 - July 10th - 11th - Waldo Motorsports Park - Waldo, FL

This is an annual event held by the Hamptons Veterans Memorial Fund. The event consists of bands, bar-b-que, and a veterans ceremony.

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Rockstar Uproar Festival - August 30th - MidFLorida Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa, FL

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Gulf Coast Jam - September 4th - 6th - Panama City, FL

Country Music Festival Labor Day Weekend in Panama City Beach, Florida! Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam 2014 Lineup: Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Big and Rich, Randy Houser, Cassadee Pope, Love and Theft, Lonestar, Neal McCoy, John Michael Montgomery, Laura Bell Bundy, Casey James, Trick Pony, Jon Pardi, Blackjack Billy, Andrew Salgado, Kirstie Lovelady, Lisa Lee Albritton, Barbed Wire Creek, Brandon Chase, Houston Deese, Gracie and Joey, Laughlin, Rachel Lipsky, Southern Halo, Preston Summerville, Conner Sweet, The Gillis Silo, Them Dirty Roses and Jericho Woods.

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Thunder Beach Fall Rally 2014 - October 21st - 25th - Panama City, FL

Panama City Beach hosts a bike rally in the spring and fall each year, and the sleepy little beach town comes alive with the roar of motorcycles. Tons of bands, contests, and biker babes can be found. While you're there, stop in and visit Club Lavela, the largest indoor nightclub in the U.S.

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Country Cruisin - October 23rd - 30th - Miami to Grand Caymans

Motorboat 2015 - fall dates tba - Departs from Miami

Motorheads Motorboat is the ultimate music festival and cruise vacation for Motorheadbangers from around the globe! Our maiden voyage conquered the Caribbean over 4 days and nights with no-holds barred rock n roll from the best and loudest bands in the world, and now we are primed and ready to do it all over again!!

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Biketoberfest - October 15th - 18th - Daytona, FL

Daytonas bike week is one of the longest running bike events in the country. The town becomes flooded with bikes, and main street is filled with bands playing all week day and night. If you're a biker, you have surely "Done Daytona"!

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Mad Decent Boat Party - November 11th - 15th

Toy Soldier Run - November date tba

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Santa Jam 5 - November and December 2015 - Venues Across Florida

Since 2011 we have produced concerts across North Florida called 'The Santa Jam Toy Drive and Musican Showcase', in which dozens of bands and local sponsors come together as a toy fundraiser for children in local hospitals, as well as homeless and needy families during the holidays. They have been an overwhelming success, and we have delivered and distributed nearly 2500 toys across 9 counties in the state! Charities have included Shands Childrens Hospital in Gainesville, Downtown Ministries in Gainesville, the Angel Tree at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Gainesville, the Angel Tree in the Lake City Mall, 5 Points Elementary in Lake City, Episcopal Childrens Services in Starke, Catholic Charities in Lake City, individual families in need, and more.

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Welcome to Florida Rocks! your one stop for music cruises, large concerts, and the local and regional artists performing at the events. This is also an ever growing collection of the greatest bands playing to live audiences in North and Central Florida. We firmly believe that those legends who paved the way for the scene we have now should also be honored for their ground breaking achievements and success, so there is a section dedicated to them as well.

On this site you will find links to awesome concerts, as well as videos, biographies, and pictures of Florida Bands and Artists. You can also discover local bands from the past in the 'Band Archives' area. Look for the page of your favorite Florida rock bands and musicians, or find info on a band you've only heard about, and long live rock and roll!

Florida Rocks! helps promote both indoor and outdoor shows which showcase talent within the state. We also work with national and international touring rock bands to recommend the best venues for their genre and draw, aligning them with great promoters and assist with booking shows in the Southeastern United States, and also guiding bands to the best internet radio stations, commercial radio stations, social media outlets, and webzines for increased publicity.

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