Our friends at Orlando vintage shop Owls Attic are having their Mellow Market on May 5th outside their store at 3106 Corrine Drive. They’ll be lots of cool handpicked vendors with vintage & unique items, food & drink, and we’ll be there of course!
Orlando Girls Rock Camp is having a fundraiser Tuesday April 23rd at the VFW 3500 on South Goldenrod Road in Orlando from 6pm-9pm. Free to attend, must be 18&up to bid on multiple awesome prizes from local businesses and artists. It’s a super fun event!
Orlando Girls Rock Camp is a one week day-camp for girls and non-binary youth ages 8 – 17. Campers of all skill levels learn guitar, drums, keyboards, bass and vocals, form a band, write a song and perform at the end of the week for friends, family, and their community.
Kristin is a volunteer in Girls Rock Camp.
Come out and support this great organization!
Kick Bright return to International Drive near our old stomping grounds of Artegon Marketplace.
This new market is called I-Drive Marketplace is being held in the parking lot of the Heart of I-Drive Hotel right in the heart of International Drive. Funny how that works! Their Easter market is Thursday April 18 – 25th from 9am – 10pm. We will be there in the afternoons to closing. We’ll be there alongside RNR Record Shop, I-Drive Marketplace and other vendors.
Kick Bright will be attending the Community Chalk Art Festival organized by the Gateway Orlando District on Saturday March 30th from 10am – 5pm. We will have our buttons of all the nations of the world available! Come represent and celebrate wherever you are from!
From the press release:
This is a community building event that will allow our residents to experience art as it emerges. This cultural event is called “Faces and Places of the World” and is designed to enhance understanding and appreciation of our community’s diversity, while simultaneously providing exposure to the arts. This form of performance art began in 16th century Italy with itinerant artists, many of whom had been brought into the cities to work on the huge cathedrals. When the work was done, they would often recreate the paintings of the Madonna onto the pavement. They became known as I Madonnari. The creation of a large and intricate chalk painting may take hours or days to complete, only to be gone after the next rain. The artists will tell you that the process is more important than the finished piece and that spectators are a vital part of the performance as they view the work in various stages.
This is a one day event from 10 AM to 5 PM in partnership with Halifax Health – Hospice and the Community Improvement Initiative. The beneficiary will be for BeginAgain Children’s Grief’s Center, a program of Halifax Health – Hospice, because every child deserves a place to grieve and help to heal.
There will be food trucks and live performances that represent cultures from all over the world. This event is free to attend and is open to the public!
Tune in to NPR Friday afternoon around 4:50pm to hear the organizer speak about the event!
Facebook Event Page here. Be sure to click you are attending. It helps!
Garage band The Woolly Bushmen ordered more buttons from us. You’ll be able to get them at upcoming shows locally and on tour. We love the Bushmen, they even wrote and recorded a song for our wedding! We just saw them play a couple of weeks ago during Rockin’ Robinson and they were so good.
They have a new album coming out May 10th on Pig Baby Records called In Shambles. Be sure to check it out.
Here’s one of the new songs “Going Out West:
We return to Sanford this Saturday February 17th for a new market called Sanford Indie Market run by the awesome people behind the DeLand Indie Market. It will be at Tuffy’s Bottle Shop right there on Myrtle! 11am – 5pm.
More details on the Facebook Event Page. As always, click that you’re “going” so you can get those all-important day of reminders!
See you there!
We have a busy weekend ahead full of events getting ready for Valentine’s Day. We will have on hand a nice collection of one-of-a-kind sweetheart buttons and good vintage wears!
Saturday February 9th we’ll be at Wills Lil’ Affaire 1-6pm. Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/280745215930062/
Later on Saturday night we’re hosting a Sadie Hawkins Sock Hop at the Nook on Robinson starting at 10pm-2am. Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/282465602423622/
The Orlando Weekly gave us a shout out for our night. Come and dance!
Then on Sunday February 10th we’ll set up at Vintage Valentine’s at Audubon Park (in the parking lot of Park Ave CDs & Dear Prudence) from 1pm-6pm. Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/226683434923756/
We’ve been doing this event for like seven years now! Our first vending event happened right here!
We’re taking Monday off — haha!
1998 was a pretty good year for Kick Bright Zine. Tons of shows to report on from Spice Girls, Elliott Smith, The Donnas and Tortoise (you’ll have to scroll down a bit) and lots of really good records came my way to review.
Orlando band The Pauses has been putting on the “20 years ago” parties at Wills Pub in Orlando, Florida for a few years now filled with bands all covering songs from that particular year. This year is celebrating the music and culture of 1998 including The Pauses, The Sh-Booms, Tele & the Ghost of Our Lord, Zap Dragon & the Attack and more!
Kick Bright will be there with a special selection of buttons from all things 1998, some will be super limited only available during both evenings.
Visit the Facebook Event Page for more info and be sure to come out to either or both nights!
The Florida Vintage Market is coming to downtown Orlando at Wall Street Plaza on Sunday December 30th starting at 2pm until 7pm. It’s a free event hosted by Gazzelli Sports Vintage. You can find more information on the Facebook Event Page.
Kick Bright will be there along with other vintage dealers – there will be a lot of clothing vendors so you’ll be sure to find tons of good vintage. Tell your vintage loving friends!