2012 Florida Music Festival through April 21 with the Dirty Heads, Filter, Candlebox, Seven Nations, Tyrone Wells and many more various venues floridamusicfestival.com $10-$25 (three-day pass)
Look, we’re not going to pretend the Florida Music Festival, which features hundreds of bands playing a variety of local venues for a few days, is anything to lose your shit over. Sure, there are a few area musicians to watch for – Bloody Jug Band, the Passenger, the Legendary JC’s, Everyday Ghosts and Circus, to name a few – and the three-day $25 pass is hard to beat for any event, no matter the quality. But you know as well as FMF does that we can’t, in good conscience, direct you anywhere near the likes of Candlebox or Filter. We care about you too much to do that. But we can say that FMF continues its run of surprisingly credible industry panels and keynote speakers, which have included Orlando Calling founder Melvin Benn, M.J. producer Rodney Jerkins and reps from Universal Republic, Fueled By Ramen, Atlantic and many other labels in the past. This year’s guest is Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman, further proof that FMF’s networking possibilities still make this a viable local event. And hey, if you’ve got an unquenchable jones for mid-’90s post-grunge, then it’s a double-bonus weekend for you! – Justin Strout
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