Written by Nathan Wertheimer
Orlando, FL – Many people not have heard about the free 98.9 FM WMMO Downtown Concert Series, which takes place in Downtown Orlando a few Saturday nights throughout each year. These concerts are free and open to everyone.
Currently, WMMO DCS has their event on the street of Orange Avenue in between the Dr. Phillips Center and City Hall of Orlando. Some of the other past locations were on location at the corner of Orange Avenue and Amelia Avenue at the Orange County Court House, and at the public parking lot near the Orlando Fire Department Headquarters building on Livingston Street. In the future, DCS might move their venue to another location.
When heading to the current location at the Dr.Phillips Center and City Hall of Orlando, there is limited parking at the event location. There are many commercial office buildings with public parking for a fee. If you’re looking for free parking, there are not any free parking spaces around.
The WMMO DCS has been running since the 1990’s and has been going strong ever since this time period. There were many bands and singer that have performed throughout the years for the WMMO DCS. Some of the performers have been the Yes Band, Modern English, The Romantics, Huey Lewis and the News, Bret Michaels, Pat Benitar, Vince Neil, the Blues Travelers, .38 Special, Kenny Loggin, String, and much more.
Besides the headliner bands there have been many locals band that open up for the headliners. Here are just a few local bands in the past such as, AM/FM Band, Amp’d Band, 3 Bucksworth Band, and much more. WMMO are always looking for great local opening bands to perform at DCS.
On Saturday, November 12, 2016, Downtown Orlando hosted another WMMO DCS concert featuring Bret Michaels and AM/FM Band. The concert started at 4pm and went to 11pm. For those who went to the concert, the best seating was purchase ahead of time online for the WMMO Listener VIP tickets. Along with the best seats in the house, also came with convenient pot-a-lets and bar area. Plus, these ticket goers did not deal with the regular crowds. Also, there was a WMMO sponsor VIP section too which has some fringe benefits too.
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