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Mount Dora Music Festival
2014-2015 Season
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Fall Prelude Concert

18th Annual Mount Dora Music Festival

Fall Prelude Performance

An Evening of
Comedy and Song with Jim Stafford

Saturday, November 15 at 7:30 pm
Mount Dora Community Building

Jim Stafford The Mount Dora Music Festival proudly announces Jim Stafford as our special Fall Prelude Concert event! The award-winning singer-songwriter Jim Stafford has been a celebrated name since the 1970’s, best known for his humorous novelty songs, as a television personality, a live entertainer, and as a multi-instrumentalist. In 1974 he wrote and recorded his first Top 40 chart making song, The Swamp Witch. It was followed by his hit gold single, Spiders and Snakes, which peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Hot 100; selling over two million copies and staying on the American pop charts for 26 weeks. The hits just kept coming with My Girl Bill, Wildwood Weed, and the wonderfully satirical Cow Patti, written for a movie in which Jim appeared: Clint Eastwood’s Any Which Way You Can. Jim’s work has also been covered by George Jones and Jerry Reed. Read more »


Reserved Section 2 (White): $30 Advance / $35 Door
Reserved Section 1(Blue): $45 Advance / $50 Door
VIP Section (Red): $60 Advance / $65 Door

All tickets are reserved seating. VIP tickets include Meet & Greet following the performance. Group tickets are available, please call 352-383-2627 for more information.

Bring your friends and family to this LIVE season prelude Mount Dora performance. Online tickets are available now!

The Mount Dora Music Festival has been busy booking artists for our upcoming celebration of music event to be held February 19 - 22, 2015. We are excited to name two of our top headliners: The ever-popular GRAMMY Award-winning artist, MELISSA MANCHESTER performs Friday, February 20th at 7:30 pm. One the greatest vocalist of all time and two-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist, JACK JONES performs Saturday, February 21st at 7:30 pm. Both performances will be held at the Mount Dora Community Building. Stay tuned for more fun surprises as we continue to roll out our impressive list of first class performers. This year's event promises to have something for everyone, so make plans now to enjoy four days of great music! Tickets for the February Music Festival will be on sale soon, check back for details.

Jack JonesTwo-time Grammy winner JACK JONES is one of the greatest vocalists of all time - a true singer’s singer - and the very definition of a complete and total entertainer. Jones’ talent and commitment to his art earned him two Best Pop Male Vocal Performance Grammy Awards; first for his 1962 hit Anthony Velona’s Lollipops and Roses, and the second for his 1964 hit Burt Bacharach/Hal David’s classic Wives and Lovers, which was also nominated for Record of the Year. He was later nominated for Jack Jones Paints A Tribute To Tony Bennett and for The Impossible Dream. His other hits include The Race Is On, Lady, Call Me Irresponsible, and What I Did For Love.Read More »

Melissa ManchesterGRAMMY Award-winning artist Melissa Manchester is a compelling singer/songwriter celebrating four decades in the entertainment industry. She launched the smash hit single Midnight Blue in the mid-1970s, and along with co-writer Kenny Loggins penned the radio classic Whenever I Call You Friend. Her international hits Through The Eyes of Love and Don’t Cry Out Loud were written for her by her friend and frequent collaborator Carole Bayer Sager, and the late Marvin Hamlisch, and Peter Allen. Her songs have been recorded by such iconic artists as Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Alison Krauss, Roberta Flack, Johnny Mathis, and Kathy Mattea, among others. Read More »