With the construction at the Citrus Bowl and Tinker Field, Earthday Birthday yet again moved, this time to the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Unexpected performances from Rock Royalty, and unexpected emergencies, like the great RV Fire at EDBD 24 are just some of the tales from behind the scenes that you'll hear! But with more room, the festival was able to grow to what it is now! Pat Lynch, Taco Bob, Dickerman, Rick Everett, Mel Tay... Read more
While Lee Vista and it's vast footprint was appealing for Earthday Birthday, the location and built-in amenities left a lot to be desired. The City of Orlando approached WJRR about moving to Tinker Field, the small baseball stadium next to the Citrus Bowl, with the festival. What followed were 7 years full of wild times, and hard rocking! Did Scott Weiland almost miss the show when Velvet Revolver headlined? Who ended up on stage i... Read more
Earthday Birthday grew out of it's Downtown Orlando venue, so the search brought us to a big field by Orlando International Airport called Lee Vista Center, where the festival stayed for 3 years. Rob Zombie's pyrotechnics at Earthday Birthday 9, the incredible lineup of EDBDX, and the once-in-a-lifetime onstage performance from Metal Royalty at Earthday Birthday 11. Pat Lynch, Taco Bob, Dickerman, and Rick Everett share their stor... Read more
WJRR was looking for a new home for Earthday Birthday's 6 to 8! Hear how Central Avenue in Downtown Orlando became the venue for the festival, and how the idea to expand for EDBD 8 ended up being a nightmare! Plus, the day WJRR almost switched format. Pat Lynch, Taco Bob, Dickerman, Mel, and Rick Everett share their stories, along with commentary from former WJRR Sales Manager Shane Reeve, Earthday Birthday Producer David Siminou, ... Read more
Go behind the scenes of Central Florida's biggest and longest running music festival! Pat Lynch, Taco Bob, Dickerman and Rick Everett share stories of Rock Radio history in Orlando, as well as the journey to create and find a home in all corners of the area. Also, hear from the very first Program Director of WJRR, and Forefather of Earthday Birthday, Stevo Robertson, as we cover Earthday Birthday's 1 through 5.