The tenth anniversary I-4 Fest is slated for Saturday, July 4 at Austin’s Coffee in Orlando/Winter Park. The single day music festival will feature over 25 bands on two stages as well as a handmade art fair, live painting, a graffiti cube, a cookout and more.
The fest features Indie bands and solo artists representing a variety of genres. Music fans can check out music from singer/songwriter to rock, ska, rap, hip hop, alternative, rockabilly, classic country, Western swing, R&B, blues, grunge, surf rock, funk, reggae, pop punk and Americana plus a few more specific, lesser-known genres like political horror punkabilly, spazcore, swamp and JUG-rock.
The Orlando bands in the line-up include The Adolescent Theory, Badland Revival, The Bloody Jug Band, Chasing Jonah, E-Turn, Eugene Snowden, Goose and Beans, Hadley’s Hope, Hazardous Folk, Henry Black, Jahnopa, JCarly + the Teeth, Lauren Galant, Oak Hill Drifters, Oklahoma Stackhouse, Orange Squeeze, PurpleKloud, Sacred Owls, The Woolly Bushmen, The Young Psychedelics and more.
Orlando band Hadley’s Hope has something special planned for their I-4 Fest set. “As a band comprised of four red-blooded Americans, we could not be more excited and honored to be a part of the tenth anniversary I-4 Fest at Austin’s Coffee,” they told Examnier.com. “Not only are we going to be playing to honor our country, we have also included a patriotic ode to the adventure that is America.”
This is the second time for the Orlando band The Adolescent Theory at I-4 Fest. “This year we will be doing something special on the second inside acoustic stage and then a main stage performance as well,” said the band. “Our fans will surely enjoy the diversity. There is a lot to do and see. Artists also come out and show their talents all day. There is plenty of beer and food to keep you filled for the festivities or [you can] pop inside and get some amazing coffee and a cookie and chill out. All in all, a good [way] to spend the holiday.”
The political horror punkabilly band, The Sacred Owls are celebrating more than Independence Day with this show. “We are looking forward to this show as it is our return from a well needed break and the six year anniversary of our first show,” said The Sacred Owl’s Christian Coffins.
Orlando’s The Bloody Jug Band will be making their first appearance at the festival. “We’re stoked to be involved with I-4 Fest,” said the band. “We’d been asked to be part of the event for several years now, but we always had scheduling conflicts. It’s great that things were able to line up this year so the BJB could participate and reach their music loving audience. In the end, we’ve still got two gigs on July 4th, both in Orlando and New Smyrna, but I-4 Fest will be our first stop, so be ready Orlando!”
Aside from music there will be live art demonstrations and hand made art for sale. Artists vending include Strawberry Glass, Unladylike Art, Eric William, Coppertop Designs, Warrior Custom, Jaime Margary, The Charming Owl, Feathers & Stones, Stephen Elliott, Angela Baxx and more.
This all ages single day music festival kicks off a noon. Tickets for the event are $7. Austin’s Coffee is located at 929 W. Fairbanks Ave. Winter Park/Orlando.