The annual rock music festival starts the day before with the Friday Night Fiasco concert and continues all day Saturday ending with 311 and Breaking Benjamin.

Once again, 101one WJRR celebrates Earthday in style with the latest in rock music as they host Earthday Birthday 23. As the name implies, this year’s festival marks the 23rd anniversary of the event.

Earthday Birthday 23 will take place in the Orlando Amphitheater at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016. The event is among the largest of the locally-produced annual rock festivals in Florida. The event is expected to draw music fans from around the world in numbers upwards of 15,000.

The concert lineup as it stands to date includes 311, Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Bush, Halestorm, Dirty Heads, Trivium, Escape The Fate, Red Sun Rising, Lacey Sturm, Bobaflex, From Ashes To New, Dorothy, Fit For Rivals, New Years Day, and Cilver. More artists are expected to join the festival bill before the event.

The 101one WJRR Earthday Birthday festival will feature three stages of music including the JRR Unplugged Acoustic Stage featuring national and local recording artists and the grand opening of the all-new Orlando Amphitheater at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.

In addition to the live music, Earthday Birthday 23 offers carnival rides included with the price of festival admission, an art show, a vendor area, and a stunt motorcycle demonstration featuring a Globe of Death steel spherical cage, among other attractions.

Kicking off the weekend is a pre-event concert dubbed the Friday Night Fiasco scheduled for the evening of April 22. The lineup includes Skindred, Drowning Pool, Trapt, Soil, Shaman’s Harvest, and more.

Tickets for both events are available through Ticketmaster and the WJRR website. Visit the station website for more details.

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Dave Ball has spent most of his life in the Detroit West Side area. Music has always been a passion for him, playing in bands on Bass and working as a promoter. He also has experience as a Guitar and Bass tech for notable Detroit acts such as Agent Fury and The Meanies. His current work as a writer and photographer has extended his role as Managing Editor of National Rock Review.

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