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Between 1985 and 2001, Orlando concert promoter Figurehead invigorated the musical landscape in Central Florida.

From Sep. 10, 2022, through Sep. 30, 2023, Orange County Historical Center presents Figurehead: Music & Mayhem in Orlando’s Underground.

The exhibition tells the story of how the Figurehead helped grow the local scene with a focus on underground rock music and the club circuit.

Utilizing the extensive Figurehead archive, now part of the Orange County Regional History Center’s permanent collection, the exhibition showcases an impressive display of eye-catching and jaw-dropping concert posters that capture the energy and drive of this era.

Musical acts featured include Black Flag, Jonathan Richman, and Drivin N Cryin, hometown favorites Seven Mary Three and Rob Thomas, and many more.

Figurehead invigorated Central Florida’s musical landscape and inspired innovative graphic design that captured the energy of the era.

The exhibit and related programs will provide a glimpse into what made this time in the Orlando area so memorable.

The History Center closes each day at 5 p.m. However, 24HourNation and other nighttime aficionados appreciate that, on the third Thursday of each month, the museum is open admission free from 6 to 8 p.m.

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