Best Of 2015

Best Expanded Local Tribute: Ralphfest

Best Expanded Local Tribute

As if this musical celebration and remembrance of slain local player Ralph Ameduri weren’t worthy or virtuous enough, the fourth annual edition took a beautifully inclusive turn to become a catchall memorial to passed dignitaries of Orlando’s cultural scene. Expanding this year to specifically honor Sam Rivers, Mark Wayne, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Dave Gage, Jeff Kaplan, Tracy Irwin and Alan Jordan in the festival logo, it’s an event that reminds us that we’re all a kind of family here.