For the typical local band, having one large-stage gig booked for the week would make for a pretty big week. So having two large-stage gigs in two different cities in the same week almost seems like a mini-tour. Such is the week this young Palm Beach rock outfit is having: in addition to playing Sunfest on Saturday, Jumbo Shrimp takes the mainstage tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the House of Blues in Orlando.
Not that these teenage musicians are new to the road. The members of Jumbo Shrimp are part of the Palm Beach franchise of the School of Rock, which has been organizing summer performance tours for its students since 2013. So having gigged previously at the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame and at the National Mall in various configurations gives these youthful jammers the confidence to take on a very heady Florida music week.
If you’re in the Orlando area this afternoon, the doors open for “Bringing Down The House“, HOB’s 2015 live-music showcase, at 6:00 p.m., and tickets are free. As stated previously in my Sunfest post, Jumbo Shrimp plays that festival on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.