American Idol Alum and Mt. Dora Native David Oliver Willis to Perform Soulful Solo Guitar and Vocals
WINTER GARDEN, FL (September 27, 2016) – The Winter Garden Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce that the high energy Celtic Rock band Off Kilter will return for the eleventh annual Winter Garden MusicFest on Friday, October 7 at 10pm. Off Kilter’s MusicFest performance last year drew thousands of concert-goers anxious to see them perform locally after having ended their long-time contract with Walt Disney World. Off Kilter tours nationally, and released their sixth album One More Time in June of 2016.
Another highlight of this year’s festival will include a solo performance by David Oliver Willis. A Mt. Dora native, Willis is a three-time American Idol contestant, appearing in Seasons 12, 13, and 14. Willis’ MusicFest debut is scheduled for Saturday, October 8 at 7:30pm.
MusicFest is a free three-day musical event showcasing a diverse collection of Florida’s finest musicians and over 20 various musical genres. A full schedule of musical talent will be provided when finalized.
MusicFest 2016 dates and times:
- Friday, October 7: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
- Saturday, October 8: 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
- Sunday, October 9: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This year’s festival will be extended further west along Plant Street to embrace the new Plant Street Market area, and also sees the return of three outdoor stages. Stages will be located at Main and Plant Streets, Lakeview and Plant Streets, and in the unpaved lot adjacent to Plant Street Market. The gazebo will also see a roster of solos and duets throughout the festival, including kid-friendly DJ Renee on Saturday, October 8 from 1-4pm. Gazebo music is sponsored by Health Central/Orlando Health.
Known for its quaint shops and great restaurants, historic downtown Winter Garden is the backdrop for the event. During MusicFest, over 25,000 visitors annually fill the lovely downtown shops, streets and alleyways of this unique town in Central Florida, only 15 miles west of downtown Orlando.
MusicFest 2016 is pleased to have BrightHouse Networks returning as the presenting sponsor, and welcomes back the City of Winter Garden and Yuengling as event sponsors.
ABOUT WINTER GARDEN HERITAGE FOUNDATION
The Winter Garden Heritage Foundation’s mission is to preserve the heritage and architecture of Winter Garden and West Orange County, while creating new cultural experiences that enhance Winter Garden’s economic vitality. The organization protects important historic structures, collects and preserves historic material, and presents educational programs and exhibitions about the area’s history. Over 95,000 people visited their museums and events last year and over 30,000 children have participated in their education programs.