Music on Mills is a fundraising music festival featuring live music, food trucks, art, vendors and more taking place on Saturday, November 14. The event helps raise money for continuing public art and safety projects in the Mills 50 District.
The live music will be at four different venues along Mills Avenue. Wally’s Mills Avenue Liquor, Will’s Pub, BART and St. Matthew’s Tavern are all participating in the music festival.
Over 25 bands representing multiple genres are slated for the event. Music fans can catch sets by AJM (Another John Markham), Amigo The Devil, Ark, The Bloody Jug Band, Brown Bag Brass Band, Common Man, Control This, Crenshaw, Day Joy, The Deep Field Now, The Drew Yardis Project, funkUs, Hey, Angeline, Jerry Waller, Lauren Galant, Leisure Chief, Maximino, The New Lows, Slumberjack, Someday River, Tears of a Tyrant, Thrift House, Tony Cook’s Trunk O’ Funk, Uncle Sam’s Pride, Wheeler Newman, Will Brack, Zoya Zafar, Dumberbunnies, Gnarley Whales, K.O.A.D. and DJ Dizzlephunk.
Orlando based singer/songwriter, WPRK DJ and Full Sail University course director Jerry Waller had this to say about the music festival, “This is the essence of promoting the music scene in Orlando, and we are proud to be a part of it!”
“This is my second year playing Music on Mills,” said Anthony R. Smith, guitar and vocals in Orlando based band Hey, Angeline. “This year I’ll be doing a solo set at BART. I’ve set a high bar for myself this year, especially considering I won’t have my bandmates to lean on, just me and my Jazzmaster and a small amp. I welcome the challenge. For me, music is all about connecting my story with other people and hoping it resonates with them in some way. This festival in particular is great because it gives people the chance to see just how diverse music in this town is. I mean there are a lot of REALLY good musicians and songwriters around here in varying genres but not everybody knows where to start to find them. I suggest starting with this festival. Maybe start your day at BART around 5:45? (*elbow elbow nudge nudge wink wink*) I have a few tricks up my sleeve for this set, a couple of heavily rearranged songs, a cover of pure nostalgic goodness and a song very dear to me that I’ve not played in several years. I really look forward to it! Maybe I’ll reach somebody out there and they’ll check out our record, Polaris. The point is putting my stories out there.”
Tickets for Music on Mills are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. This event is 21+ and the doors open at 4:30 p.m.