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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Orlando's Frontyard Festival will extend run through the end of 2021

Posted By on Wed, Apr 7, 2021 at 1:30 PM

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The Frontyard Festival — an outdoors, ongoing run of concerts and performing arts events in downtown Orlando — launched back in December with an ambitious brief to host six months of continuous programming. Now it's looking to keep the music (and more) going through the rest of this year.

The Frontyard Festival organizers have filed an amendment with the Community Redevelopment Agency, seeking an additional $500,000 to keep things rocking in front of the Dr. Phillips Center through Dec. 15 at least.

This amendment will be reviewed by the City Commission early next week. [UPDATE: City staff recommended approving the extension and extra funds at the April 12 council meeting.]

As of this writing, programming for the FF currently extends through late May with shows by Sammy Hagar, Fitz & the Tantrums and Reconnect: A Community Soul Festival.

This week's Frontyard Festival events include the ongoing UCF Celebrates the Arts shows and a Jazz Brunch on Sunday with the Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center with Clint Holmes.

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