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Firestone Live: Bringing the Best Music to Downtown Orlando

Orlando, Florida - Review Experience

One of Orlando's leading music venues

Downtown Orlando is a haven for nightlife, on Friday and Saturday nights you can expect to see swarms of people flocking to the bars and clubs the city has to offer. One of the main reasons (if not the main one), why I moved to Orlando was for the music scene. Essentially Orlando gets the majority of the same artists that come to Miami, but for only a fraction of the price. What isn't to love about saving your bank account from extinction, while dancing the night away to some of your favorite musicians?

Firestone Live is a venue I hold near and dear to my heart. I have seen performers such as Paul Van Dyk, Knife Party, Eric Prydz, Flux Pavillion, and Adrian Lux just to name a few. Firestone is one of the top venues in Orlando for Electronic Dance Music. Every week they bring excellent talent, be it up and comers or established artists.

One of the best nights I have ever had in Downtown Orlando was at Firestone seeing "One More Time: A Tribute to Daft Punk". I am still in awe of the production behind the event. The performers wore the exact same costumes as Daft Punk, and had the same stage set up as their 2002 concert tour, which included a huge, light up LED pyramid on stage. I felt like I was actually seeing Daft Punk, it was completely unreal.

Theproduction quality that Firestone provides never dissapoints. LED walls, state of the art light systems, as well as fire dancers, and multiple stages and rooms prove that there is something for everyone at this Downtown venue. The main stage is always packed during showtime, but if you feel like relaxing and taking a breather from the dancing, you can slip away to another room. You can view the show from upstairs, relax in one of the side rooms, or you can chill in the outside lounge.

In addition to their inside venue, Firestone boats an outside music park where they have held such events as Life In Color, "the world's largest paint party" with DJs R3hab and Carnage, and most recently, the Aokify America tour featuring Steve Aoki, Borgore, and Waka Flocka. Their Halloween celebrations alone are impressive; dubstep legend Datisk is appearing October 24th, electro house pioneer Morgan Page is on October 26th, and on the 31st they will be hosting "Nightmare on Concord Street". The event is a block party featuring a haunted house, multiple stages, fire dancers, local pumpkin brews, and music provided by international Dutch DJ, Quintino.

As a college student I would spend most of my Thursdays and Saturdays here. Most events do not cost more than $30, and some are as little as $10. Firestone Live is perfection for the dance music enthusiasist on a budget.

Firestone Live is located at 578 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida.


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