On Saturday, Feb. 7 the third annual MainStreet Live original music and art festival takes over Daytona. Presented by Songwriters Showcases of America (SSA), there will be over 130 acts performing on 19 stages on Main St. from A-1-A to Peninsula Dr.
The original music festival features a variety of musical styles and genres. Some of the more popular genres represented this year are rock, funk, jazz, Indie rock, alternative, folk, blues, hard rock, country, pop, acoustic, metal, hip hop, grunge, ska, thrash, Americana, hard rock, EDM, metalcore, punk and classical.
The single day music festival features bands from all over Florida as well as a few bands from out of state. Orlando will be well represented by A.M.P., The Andrew Williams Band, Ashley Nicole, The Autumn Leaves, The Blacklist Swindlers, CanVas, Chaddy Boom, Cold War Relic, The Conscious Kind, Drop July, Ebon Cross, FreeThePeople, Garine “G” Adams, The Gerry Williams Band, iheritageband, Juda & Eliza, Jupiter Groove, Logan Belle, The Mellow Relics, Petey & the Ravens, Sara Crabtree, Simple Southern Boys, Sound Democracy, Still Rollin, Straightjacket, Summer Day Rescue, Tears of a Tyrant, Thayne Brown, Unreasonable Men, Victor Montequin & Jars of Jam, We Could Be Heroes, Who Hit Willie and more.
“I have been performing at the Songwriters Showcase of America every year for the past three years,” said Chaddy Boom. “They always provide an opportunity for growth, growth in your performance, growth in networking with other musicians, make friends with them and building a fan base. And they also give you the opportunity to make some money if you are willing to grind and put in the work. I’m looking forward to performing this year in Daytona. Last year was amazing, I met other musicians and went and watched their performances and they came to watch mine. I’m looking forward to that experience again.”
“I think the SSA events are such a great opportunity for artists, as well as venues and music lovers,” said Andrew Williams. “This will be my fourth time performing an SSA event, and every time it’s been an outstanding experience. I’m really looking forward to the MainStreet Live Festival.”
“This will be the very first time The Mellow Relics play in Daytona,” said the band. “We are stoked to have the opportunity to share the stage with talented musicians and amazing bands.”
There will be a large number of bands representing Central Florida as well. The schedule includes After The Storm Band, Antic, Antonio Padovan, Are Friends Electric, The Civil Ties, Classic Shock, Common Ground, Craig Stages & Impact, The Davinci Jazz Experience, Dharmata, Dylan Mathews & The Flips, Emperor Napoleon & the Visions of Ecstasy, Evan Clagg, The French Connection, Futuristic Diner, Fylo Zoet, Gemini Jones, Greye, Joe Gibran, Lucky Dreamer Marquis, Madwillie & Ox, The Matt Sams Band, Megan Katarina, Mike Dorn, Murdurface, Nebulous Project, On the Avenue, Psychedelic Monks, Quinn Oliver, The Royal Vynes, Sam Seas, SJ, Steel Gypsy, Steve Vaclavik, StickShift Cadillac, Tie-Dye Road, The Transfers, Vocaldrop and Woulas.
Several of the venues will have more than one stage for the festival. The venues participating this year are The Bank & Blues Club, Full Moon Saloon, Dirty Harry’s, Froggy’s Saloon, Main Street Station, Boot Hill Saloon, Cruisin Cafe, John’s Rock-N-Ride, Bad Boyz Saloon and Chrome Bar & Grill.
Daytona’s MainStreet Live original music and art festival starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate with children 12 and under admitted free.