Full Moon Saloon is re-imagined as new Orlando music venue Woodstock

Formerly a much-loved gay bar and concert venue, Full Moon Saloon (550 N. Orange Blossom Trail) has stood empty and sad-sagging since they closed their doors on June 30, 2007 (leaving many a local bear feeling homeless). Now, it seems a new pair of owners are planning to give the place a facelift to transform it into Woodstock. Kevin Naylor and Darryl Sheppard told Watermark that they wanted to preserve the historic building (which is on Orange Blossom Trail, near Parliament House), so they'll be doing necessary restorations but keeping the familiar frame. They're also keeping it a gay bar (straight folks welcome, duh) and plan to book local and touring bands in the space. And there will be snacks (!!), as they also say they'll be serving food with the adorably sweet statement, “Food music friends, that’s really the recipe to life.”

They originally hoped for Woodstock to be open in time for Gay Days (June 2-8), but they told Watermark that at this stage, they can only hope for a soft opening by that time.

If you're curious what happened to Full Moon, read about the drama here.

Bottom: Construction photo
Bottom: Construction photo

Bottom: Construction photo
Top: Via Watermark

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Ashley Belanger

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