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18th Annual Mount Dora Music Festival - February 19-22, 2015

Mount Dora Music Festival
2014-2015 Season
THANKS TO ALL FOR A
GREAT 2015 FESTIVAL!

2014/2015 Season Schedule

To purchase tickets, visit the Tickets Page.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

12 p.m. - Jan Jennings, Harpist and Alexia Jowers, Flutist
First Presbyterian Church of Mount Dora | FREE

Jan Jennings

Orlando harpist Jan Jennings is the featured artist at prestigious venues in the U.S. and Europe. As a previous first-prize winner of the Lyon & Healy International Pop & Jazz Harp competition, this widely respected performer and teacher of classical and popular music is in demand as a clinician and guest artist at harp seminars around the country. Read More»

Alexia Jowers

Alexia Jowers is a full-ride scholarship graduate of the prestigious University of Miami School of Music with over 20 years of professional music experience. She has performed with the Treasure Coast Symphony, Miami Ballet, West Palm Beach Symphony, Brevard Symphony, Florida Lakes Symphony, Flagler Symphony, and the Disney Candlelight Orchestra. Read More»

7:30 p.m. - SUZY BOGGUSS
Mount Dora Community Building, Mount Dora | TICKETED

Suzy Bogguss

GRAMMY Award-winning artist SUZY BOGGUSS is one of country music’s most multi-talented singer-songwriters, guitarists, record producers, and live performers. Within a decade of arriving in Nashville, Suzy had earned one platinum album, three gold albums, charted six top ten singles, won the Academy of Country Music's award for Top New Female Vocalist in 1989,  the Country Music Association's Horizon Award in 1992, and received the Album of the Year Award in 1994. Read More »







TICKETS: VIP: $55 | Reserved Section 1: $35 Advance / $40 Door | Reserved Section 2: $25 Advance / $30 Door

All tickets are reserved seating. VIP tickets include Meet & Greet before the performance. Group tickets are available, please call 352-385-1010 for more information. Buy tickets now!

 

Friday, February 20, 2015

12:00 p.m. - SAFIA HUDSON
W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. | FREE
Safia HudsonSafia Hudson is a classically trained professional singer and entertainer whose repertoire consists of musical theatre, jazz, standards, pop, opera, and party music including Italian, French, and Spanish songs. For her appearance at the W.T. Bland Library, she will sing a selection of Broadway tunes accompanied on piano by Julian Bond. Read More »

 

7:30 p.m. - MELISSA MANCHESTER
Mount Dora Community Building, Mount Dora | TICKETED

Melissa Manchester

GRAMMY 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 »




TICKETS: VIP: $75 | Reserved Section 1: $55 Advance / $60 Door | Reserved Section 2: $40 Advance / $45 Door

All tickets are reserved seating. VIP tickets include Meet & Greet following the performance. Group tickets are available, please call 352-385-1010 for more information. Buy tickets now!

 

 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

11 a.m. - The Porchdogs
Donnelly Park Stage, Fifth and Donnelly St.| FREE

The Porchdogs TrioThe Porchdogs have been specializing in spicy hot accordion-driven Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco music since 1992. Well-known throughout Florida, their notable shows include the Florida State Fair, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Silver Springs, Cypress Gardens, Bike Week and Biketoberfest. Read More »

1 p.m. - HINDU COWBOYS
Donnelly Park Stage, Fifth and Donnelly St. | FREE

Hindu CowboysThe Hindu Cowboys' sound is rich with folk, traditional string band, and corn-fed roots music, all topped off with retro-country gravy. Their live sets cover songs from old-school country and classic rock, reinvented Hindu Cowboys style. Read More »

3:00 p.m. - Watermelon Revolution
Donnelly Park Stage, Mount Dora | Free

Watermelon Revolution is the creation of Marko Pocta, aka Markoman, a guitarist and bandleader from Virginia Beach who played with Dave Hlubek and Steve Holland in the early days of Molly Hatchett. Performing Caribbean rhythms with the laid-back style of Belafonte, Marley, and Buffett, this fun five-piece band also features lead vocalist and percussionist Alex Adams from NYC by way of Barbados. Read More »

7:30 p.m. - JACK JONES
Mount Dora Community Building, Mount Dora | TICKETED

JACK JONES

Two-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 »

 


TICKETS: VIP: $75 | Reserved Section 1: $55 Advance / $60 Door | Reserved Section 2: $40 Advance / $45 Door

All tickets are reserved seating. VIP tickets include Meet & Greet following the performance. Group tickets are available, please call 352-385-1010 for more information. Buy tickets now!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

2:00 p.m. - Federico Cardella
Mount Dora Community Building, 520 N. Baker St. | FREE - Donations Appreciated
Federico CardellaWith one of Ameirca's most powerful and dynamic tenor voices, Federico's recordings for Sony/Provident highlight a new and historic voice adept at a wide vocal range of musical genres and styles. His songs are a peaceful and inspiring refuge for every sincere music lover, providing a blending array of contemporary and pop to classic rock, gospel hymns. and neo-classical ballads. Read More »

 

7:30 p.m. - The Cook Trio
Mount Dora Community Building, 520 N. Baker St. | FREE - Donations Appreciated
The Cook Trio Known for their impeccable and authentic gypsy-jazz playing, The Cook Trio has delighted audiences through-out the U.S. This wonderfully talented group from Orlando romps through traditional Parisian Waltzes, Jazz Standards and Modern Pieces with style and virtuosity. The sound of these acoustic guitars and bass, invites listeners on a journey to the cafes of Paris and the Gypsy camps where guitar is the language of life.

 

9:00 p.m. - Leo Lopez
Mount Dora Community Building, 520 N. Baker St. | FREE - Donations Appreciated
Leo Lopez Leo Lopez is an extremely talented guitarist from the Caribbean coastal community of Belgica in the town of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Receiving his first guitar at the age of three, he begin his formal training at just eight years old, inspired by the musical style of Bomba y Plena created in Belgica and played by the street musicians just outside his window. Read More »