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Although she’s breaking out of Nashville, Ariel Bui is through and through a product of the Central Florida music scene, having graduated with a music degree from Rollins College where she was a particularly active mover at WPRK 91.5-FM. Now, she returns as a budding artist of some accomplishment. Produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff), Bui’s 2016 eponymous debut album has garnered some legitimate press with its indie-noir take on classic countrypolitan sounds. As part of her return, she’ll be doing a full Orlando blitz with appearances on WPRK, speaking at her alma mater, a listening party at Park Ave CDs (7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11) and a solo performance at the Gallery at Avalon Island (7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14). But the Will’s Pub appearance that kicks off her homecoming tour will be the only local opportunity to see this upward, homegrown artist on stage with the full band package. Further proof that this is a local event at heart: One dollar of every ticket sold will go to the Billy Manes Foundation.
with Timothy Eerie, Zoya Zafar, Talk With Your Hands | 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 | Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave. | willspub.org