Rhythm & Roots Music Festival
March 8th - 4:00pm to 9:30pm
Rhythm & Roots is a music festival in Winter Garden where local bands and singers perform a free concert for the community. The festival is a cornucopia of musical sounds that are influenced by cultural roots with musicians that also have local roots close to Winter Garden. From folk indie, to Appalachian infused strings to celtic sounds, these artists will stay true to their roots, but with a modern twist. Visitors and locals are invited to enjoy great music in one of Central Florida’s most charming downtowns. Bring a chair or sit outside at one of the many outdoor cafes or public places. There are many eating and drinking establishments to purchase anything you may want.
4 p.m. / Davis McGee
6 p.m. / Jubal's Kin
8 p.m. / Seven Nations
Davis McGee is a young, full time musician who sings, writes songs, and plays guitar on his own. Davis tours around Florida venues and has performed more than 250 live shows. In 2011, Davis began recording a select few of his originals with his first track, "All I Want to Be," released in March 2011. Davis’s latest project, Nicer Here, released in April 2013, is by far his most ambitious project to date, with background vocal arrangements, horns, and multiple guitar parts that come together in a mid-tempo tropical feel. "Nicer Here" has already been recogized in songwriting competitions sponsored by the Dallas Songwriters Association and by the International Songwriting Competition. Davis performed "Nicer Here" on the TV series Upbeat Dancer, with multiple airings in numerous markets starting in November 2013.
Jubal's Kin is known for their fresh indie folk style of music. They refer to their genre as "Appalachia-infused Cosmic Americana." The band has a self-titled debut record recorded in Nashville. Jubal's Kin includes Robert Plant, playing the upright bass, Emmylou Haiir, and Luke Richardson on the banjo. The album brought some critical acclaim and in 2011 was shortlisted for the GRAMMY Awards and had nominations in the Independent Music Awards (Americana Album + Album Design), winning the Album Design category. Right now, Jubal's Kin is working on a second album and touring at music festivals and venues.
Seven Nations is a five-member band playing pop and rock with a Celtic influence. The name Seven Nations comes from the seven Celtic Nations: Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, and Galicia. The band formed in New York City and are based out of Middleburg, Florida. The musical group is made of band members Kirk McLeod, Struby, Will MacMorran, Crisco, and Victor Gagnon. The band tours regularly and has appeared on ESPN, PBS, CBS, and CNN World Beat. They also played during the Torch Lighting Ceremony for the XIX Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.
There is public parking available in the South Boyd parking lot.
Rhythm & Roots Music Festival will be held in the plaza at downtown Winter Garden.