Sept 7th 2019
By Jeff Stolowitz
A beautiful Saturday afternoon it was and about a dozen residents showed up and joined with Commissioner Quanita May, the Owner of Main Street Station Phaedra Lee and Jeff Stolowitz of Behind Daytona for a Main Street Walk and Sweep.
"This is the second time we have done this", said Phaedra the turnout was much better and we will probably do this every month now.
The biggest issue we have is the Cigarette Butts that littered the entire street except in two spots (The Pallet Pub and Johnny Rock N Rides) they had cigarette receptacles in front of each location.
We call this the Clean & Keg because each participant receives Free Beer at the End of the Clean Up.
What we did find that was upsetting was the completely empty Billboard Post on Main Street.
Who is supposed to maintain this? Commissioner May will be looking into it.
It is nice to note there was little in the way of real trash though there are a few hot spots that needed attention.
Next event will be scheduled soon sometime before Biketoberfest
MAIN STREET STATION TO HOST WEEKEND OF INCREDIBLE LIVE MUSIC
Friday August 30
Saturday August 31
Sunday September 1
Daytona Beach, FL- The Main Street Station will be hosting an incredible weekend of live music from Friday, August 30 to September, September 1. These concerts are all part of Rock The Block, which the Main Street Station will be doing to celebrate Labor Day Weekend.
The weekend begins August 30 with Hayfire. Hayfire is a six-piece band from Orlando that performs covers of songs by country music artists such as Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, and Sugarland.
“Main Street Station is always a great time. The crowd is amazing and the staff is on point” said lead male vocalist Brooks Vaughan. “We love playing there and can’t wait to let loose in August!”
Hayfire is scheduled to hit the stage at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, August 31, the Island Rum Fest pub crawl will be happening. Live music by Black Sheep and the Greg Warren Band will be at the Main Street Station. Black Sheep is a cover band from Daytona who performs a range of artists from Rihanna to Led Zeppelin. The Greg Warren Band is a contemporary country artist who will perform covers along with originals such as “City Girl” and “Reason To Drink”. The Greg Warren Band has opened for several country acts including Love and Theft, Michael Ray, and Matt Stillwell.
“First and foremost, we’d like to thank Phaedra and her crew for continuing to have the Greg Warren Band back to Main Street Station. It’s honestly one of our favorite places to play in Florida” said Greg Warren. “The crowds are rowdy, fun, and exciting”
Warren says the audience can expect 3 hours of country and rock “tailored to keep the crowd engaged and partying.”
The live music begins at 6 p.m.
In the spirit of the Island Rum Fest, the Main Street Station wants you to dress like a pirate. There will be a pirate costume contest at 9 p.m.
On September 1, the Main Street Station will be celebrating Labor Day with a full day of live music. Up first is TribUcon performing a tribute to Journey. TribUcon will be joined Shoot To Thrill, a tribute to AC/DC, and Real Tough Cookie, a tribute to Pat Benetar.
“We are very excited to play the Main Street Station. Very grateful and honored that Phaedra [Lee] is giving us the opportunity. We really enjoy sharing the stage with our friends in TribUcon” said Real Tough Cookie guitarist Michael Diorio. Diorio said he spent extensive time studying Pat Benetar’s guitarist Neil Giraldo to create an accurate performance behind singer Rachel Stump.
Tickets for TribUcon cost $10 a piece. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite. The first tribute is scheduled to hit the stage at 3 p.m.
To top off this incredible night of live music, The Lacs will be performing at the Main Street Station. The Lacs perform a fusion of country and hip-hop. The Lacs have released albums that have charted on the Billboard 200, U.S. Rap, U.S. Country, U.S. Indie, and U.S. Heat charts. The Lacs will perform hits such as “Country Roads”, “Kickin Up Mud”, “Smoke Stack”, “Keep It Redneck”, and others.
Tickets for The Lacs are available through Eventbrite. General admission tickets include TribUcon and are available for $25 apiece. Tickets for The Lacs Premium Party Pass are $75 a ticket.
The Lacs are scheduled to hit the stage at 9:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Phaedra Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (386) 214-1389
The Original and Longest Running Comic Book, Toy and Collectible Convention in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Two shows each year.
One in the spring the other in the fall. Admission is $8.00, with children 12 and younger free.
Plenty of free parking.
Hours are 10 AM to 4 PM.
Comic and Toy show held at
Embry-Riddle ICI Center
601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114.
By Sarah Katt,
April 2nd 2019
So here we are, one post Bike Week and I’m finally feeling like myself again. It was the 78th Annual Bike Week in Daytona this year and
Main Street was packed every day and night.
I spent the majority of my time at Main Street Station and Dirty Harrys and experienced
Cackleberry for my very first time.
It was my third time (EVER!) going to this Bikeweek, it was the most fun of all.
The best part about Main Street during Bike Week? The number of bands, with the variety of music, all within earshot and walking distance. Don’t like this band? No problem! Walk next door and something completely different will be playing.
There is something for everyone.
For me and the Behind Daytona crew,
all the festivities started Wednesday for Bike Night.
Friday, the official kick off, we caught Big Engine at Main Street Station, roamed up and down the street, saw Bobby Friss and to close the night Diesel at Dirty Harrys. All of these bands pull in such a crowd and offer such a variety of music.
Saturday was a busy day and it started around 7:30 am. Jeff the founder was up and at it with Sunrise Live Streams.
Our first stop was the Busted Knuckle Tour at
Seminole Harley Davison absolutely worth going to. Then Main Street Station and Dirty Harrys.
Various bands were heard throughout.
Now Sunday is when I got my first taste
If you’ve not been, it is vastly different
than Main Street, pretty much anything goes....And I mean ANYTHING! Topless bull riding, ladies walking around without their tops, topless go-go dancers, bikini contests in between the sets of music. It’s an experience in itself.
It is definitely a bit more wild than Main Street and provides a completely different experience.
On Tuesday, Blandini played at Main Street Station with special guest George Lynch. It was an amazing concert. Zoltan, the original drummer for 5 Finger Death Punch, is a sight to see when he plays. This was my second time seeing them play at the Station and boy do I hope they come back. Their show was outstanding!
Thursday, I got to experience Drowning Pool. WOW! While I liked their music beforehand, I LOVE this band after seeing it live! I hope Phaedra brings them back again. And soon! They drew in quite a crowd and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.
The next day was a big one for us at
We interviewed two national bands, Saving Abel and Tantric. It was a first for me, but definitely won’t be the last. If you haven’t watched yet, please head over to our Facebook page and watch.
Saving Abel and Tantric both play at MSS regularly and they are always a favorite. They draw in the crowd and get it hyped. This night was no different. We got to hear some of Tantric’s new music from the new album too.
Special shout out to Burgey’s Tiki Hut.
They allowed us to use their upstairs patio for the Saving Abel interview and fed us some
delicious food in between interviews.
Definitely a great place for local eats on Main Street.
Saturday was the last big day of Bike Week this year. We were graced with Michael Allman starting with the Blues Dogs. Adam James then went on stage and man, him and Michael together is a treat. They are both eternal performers and know how to work the crowd.
Michael Allman stayed around and sang
with Leaving Eden, much to the their delight. It was pure bliss to watch.
They played off of each other and put on a show like no other.
All in all, it was a busy week and a half, but it was a BLAST as always.
Thank you to the venues and bands for making it such a memorable experience.
It will not be forgotten!
By Jeff Stolowitz
Photos By Jeff Stolowitz & `Sarah Kat
The Holiday Season in Volusia County is incredible
with a plethora of things to do.
Community Events, Toy Drives,
Charity Events, Christmas Lights,
Fundraisers and Parades in the Air the Waters and on the Land.
It is an amazing display of how our collective souls come together.
It truly is the Joyous Holiday Season
Happy Holidays to All!!!
The Display at 111 Pine Creek Court
Stuff a Boat Toy Drive at Atlantic Marine
Holiday Balloons at
The Local Report