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Written by Nathan Wertheimer
[Venue Update]: This year’s concert is being held at a new event location, which is on the Northeast side of Lake Eola Park. Look for the huge outdoor stage with speakers.
Orlando, FL – Come down an experience a WMMO DCS concert in person at the Northeast side of Lake Eola. This event is being held on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 4pm -11pm. This concert is free and everyone is welcome. Rain or Shine this concert will go on.
In previous years, this event has always been packed with people. Arrive early to secure your place to watch Rick Springfield live and in person. What make this event great are the various food trucks and the live band on stage. These two combinations are what make it a great event in Central Florida. Parking for this event are scattered throughout the Downtown Orlando. There are many public and private parking garages to park for a fee. There is some free parking in the residential area close to Lake Eola Park.
Who is Rick Springfield? Richard Lewis Springthorpe (born 23 August 1949) is an Australian singer, instrumentalist, songwriter, actor and author, known by his stage name Rick Springfield. He was a member of the pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971, then started his solo career with his début single “Speak to the Sky” reaching the top 10 in Australia in mid-1972, when he moved to the United States. He had a No. 1 hit with “Jessie’s Girl” in 1981 in both Australia and the U.S., for which he received the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. He followed with four more top 10 U.S. hits, “I’ve Done Everything for You“, “Don’t Talk to Strangers“, “Affair of the Heart” and “Love Somebody”. Springfield’s two U.S. top 10 albums are Working Class Dog (1981) and Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet (1982). This information was courtesy by Wikipedia.org .
Some music fans may have heard of Springfield’s popular songs, which are Jessie’s Girl, Affair of the Heart, I Get Excited, I’ve Done Everything for…, Love Somebody, Speak to the Sky, What Kind of Fool Am I, Don’t Talk to Strangers, Love is Alright Tonite, Our Ship’s Sinking, Human Touch, Celebrate Youth, Bop ‘til You Drop, State of the Heart, and much more.
The sights and sound of a WMMO DCS event brings many people down together for a great Rock and Roll music. DCS opens the gates at 4pm. There is a security checkpoint to access this concert event. All bags will be searched. Law Enforcement is present during the duration of this venue. For general admission it is recommended to bring your own folding chair. One may not want to stand the whole time for the concert.
For preferred Listener / Sponsor VIPs there are more amenities that the general admission doesn’t get. For the Listener VIP ticket go on-line and purchase them ahead of time. These VIP tickets sell out fast when released. Plus, VIP attendees get close seating near the stage, private pot-a-lets, and a private cash bar.
This event is a great photo opportunity for serious amateurs and advanced photographers to capture Rick Springfield. Check with event security if they allow long 70-200mm lens and or 150-500mm lens. Please note that images of the singer and the band are copy righted. One must contact the singer/band producer before selling any images of the concert to the public.
Besides the music, there are vendors and other service providers on hand selling their goods and services. These vendors are located near the front entrance of the concert area. Some of the previous vendors have been law firms, cell phone providers, a motorcycle dealer, a winery, party merchandise, and much more. Some vendors even give out free swag for attendees.
If you come hungry than don’t worry, they have you covered. There are a limited number of food trucks and other food vendors. Prices on food will vary depending on the food item. Bring cash however some vendors may take credit cards. There will be many types of foods sold Attendees have a choice from chicken, hamburgers, BBQ sandwiches, fish, and much more. For dessert one will find cupcakes, ice cream, and much more.
There are a few local bands that will open for the headliner singer and or band. Usually, the headliner comes on stage around 8:30pm. Times are subject to change without notice. Some bands may be repeat acts from previous DCS events. Some of the local bands are Amp’d, AM/FM Stereo, and much more. These bands play some great rock music with some songs that everybody likes and knows.
There is usually 2-3 WMMO DCS concerts a year. Check back for future rock concerts in Downtown Orlando. For more information go to www.wmmo.com . If you like this article, then like it on our Otownfun WordPress account. Also, join to be one of our followers at otownfun on WordPress. For more great events, places, and articles, please visit us out at http://www.otownfun.com
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Source of information: from first hand experience, wmmo.com, and Wikipedia.org