Brew Ha Ha Productions Announces The Debut Of
BRIGHTSIDE Music Festival
Presented By WJRR-FM
With Headlining Performance From
Sublime, Featuring Original Members Bud Gaugh & Eric Wilson With Frontman Jakob Nowell,
As Well As Performances From
311, Goldfinger, Story of the Year,
Face To Face, Save Ferris, Unwritten Law, Zebrahead & More
Along With Craft Beer Sampling
Saturday, April 27
At Central Florida Fairgrounds In Orlando
Tickets On Sale Friday, February 2 At 10:00 AM ET
Brew Ha Ha Productions has announced the initial music lineup for the first-ever BRIGHTSIDE Music Festival, presented by WJRR-FM, on Saturday, April 27 at Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, Florida.
Summer comes early with the good-time vibes of the BRIGHTSIDE music lineup that includes Sublime, 311, Goldfinger, Story of the Year, Face To Face, Save Ferris, Unwritten Law, Zebrahead and more.
BRIGHTSIDE will include one of the first announced festival appearances for the recently reunited Sublime–featuring original members Bud Gaugh and Eric Wilson together with Jakob Nowell (son of original singer Bradley Nowell)–and comes one week after the band’s Coachella performance. Sublime has sold over 18 million albums in the U.S., and their genre-defining music and cultural influence is stronger today than ever before.
In addition, the festival will offer craft beer sampling as a $10 add-on purchase, showcasing the best local, regional, and national craft beer, hard seltzer, and cider.
Tickets for BRIGHTSIDE go on sale Friday, February 2 at 10:00 AM ET at www.BRIGHTSIDEFEST.com. General Admission tickets start at $69 plus fees and VIP tickets start at $199 plus fees. VIP tickets provide access to designated areas with shade, upgraded restrooms and a VIP Bar. Doors open at Noon for this all-ages destination event.
Event co-producer Cameron Collins of Brew Ha Ha Productions said, “This is one of those events you just get that feeling, something special is about to happen. The stars aligned perfectly on this festival and I’m absolutely stoked to be doing this with Sublime, 311, Goldfinger and the whole lineup in Orlando, Florida. The energy from the crowd singing along to every word at this one is going to be electrifying! This is an exciting time for Brew Ha Ha Productions!”
Brew Ha Ha Productions (BHHP), the nation’s most successful and respected craft beer and music festival producer. BHHP is known for their diverse, award-winning beer-centric events and music festivals across the United States, including Punk In The Park; Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival; NOFX Final Tour; Silverado Showdown; Sabroso Taco, Craft Beer & Music Festival; Driftwood Country, Craft Beer & BBQ Festival; BHHP’s flagship The Brew Ha Ha; Brew Hee Haw at the OC Fair; Boo Ha Ha Haunted Oktoberfest and more. BHHP has produced more than 160 festivals across the United States in many genres including rock, punk rock, country, folk, reggae and more. A for-profit organization whose mission includes giving back, BHHP has helped many non-profits raise awareness and money to further worthy causes.
BRIGHTSIDE is produced in collaboration with prominent Massachusetts-based independent live event producer John Peters of MassConcerts.
Central Florida Fairgrounds are located at 4603 West Colonial Drive in Orlando, Florida, only 3 miles west of downtown. The Fairgrounds are set on 87 acres with ample parking and a Lynx Bus stop at the main entrance.
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About Brew Ha Ha Productions: Fueled by a desire to promote unique and immersive annual events, Brew Ha Ha Productions (BHHP) was founded in Orange County, CA in 2010 with the first-ever Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival. Led by Co-Founder & Director of Events Cameron Collins, BHHP has grown to become one of the largest craft-beer and music event producers in the country, creating diverse, award-winning events and festivals in many states across the U.S. Current and past events produced or co-produced by BHHP include Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival; Silverado Showdown; Summer Roots; Punk In The Park; Sabroso Taco, Craft Beer & Music Festival; Driftwood Country, Craft Beer & BBQ Festival; BHHP’s flagship OC Brew Ha Ha; Brew Hee Haw at the OC Fair; Brew Ho Ho Holiday Ale Festival; OC Boo Ha Ha Haunted Oktoberfest and more. A for-profit organization whose mission includes giving back, BHHP has helped many non-profits raise awareness and money to further worthy causes. BHHP has produced more than 160 festivals across the United States in many genres including rock, punk rock, country, folk, reggae and more.
About MassConcerts: Prominent Massachusetts-based independent live events producer MassConcerts, led by John Peters, has presented concerts in nearly every club, theater, and arena in New England over the past 25 years, with acts ranging from Green Day and Fall Out Boy to Metallica and Jay Z. MassConcerts has also promoted events including the Vans Warped Tour, Rock & Shock, Self Help Fest, New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, Sad Summer Fest and Tattoo The Earth, among others. In addition, MassConcerts owns and operates the historic Worcester Palladium in Central Massachusetts.
About Sublime: Sublime, the Long Beach, CA, reggae-punk/alternative rock trio, was founded in 1988 by Eric Wilson, Bud Gaugh and Bradley Nowell. Their first self-produced album, 40oz. to Freedom, was released in 1992 via the band’s label Skunk Records. The success of that album and heavy radio exposure by Southern California’s KROQ (two years after its initial release) secured Sublime signing to MCA Records in time for the band’s 1994 sophomore album, Robbin’ the Hood, which revealed an experimental ethic more in keeping with cut-and-paste dub than the well-tuned rage of the Cali punk revival. The album performed well at college radio and set the stage for the breakout success of their self-titled third album. On May 25, 1996, however, lead vocalist and guitarist Nowell tragically passed away and the band collapsed, but the eponymous SUBLIME was still slated for a July 1996 release. On the strength of the chart-topping alternative radio hit “What I Got,” the album was certified gold by the end of 1996. “Santeria” and “Wrong Way” followed and enjoyed heavy airplay, and their self-titled album eventually sold more than seven million copies, making it one of the most popular reggae-punk albums in history. Such success spread to the band’s earlier albums too, leading 40oz. to Freedom to double-platinum sales and Robbin’ the Hood to gold certification. Sublime has gone on to sell over 18 million RIAA certified albums in the US, and their genre-defining music and their cultural influence is stronger today than ever before. In late 2023, Bradley Nowell’s son Jakob Nowell joined original Sublime members Bud Gaugh and Eric Wilson on stage for the first time to perform at a benefit concert for Bad Brains’ H.R. With an undeniable musical synergy between Nowell, Gaugh and Wilson, and overwhelming reaction and support from fans across the world, the trio decided to move forward and continue the Sublime legacy, starting a new chapter of the band with Jakob Nowell as frontman.
Official Website: www.sublimelbc.com