In Florida, there is always a reason to have a party and this St. Patrick’s Day, things are no different. In the Orlando, Daytona Beach and Melborne area, there are a lot of options when it comes to finding green beer, Irish food, whiskey and great music. From legendary rock bands to one of the most iconic alternative bands of all time, there is something for everyone. Here is a look at the best St. Patrick’s Day shows and concerts in Orlando, Daytona Beach and Melborne for 2017.
March 17 @ 8 p.m.
Plaza Live Orlando - 425 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando, FL 32803
One of classic rock’s most beloved bands is coming to Orlando for St. Patrick’s Day in 2017. Kansas, who released such hits as “Carry On Wayward Won” and “Dust in the Wind” are bringing their band, which includes two of their original members, to the Plaza Live Theater for the special holiday show. AXS has tickets available for this show and there is no opening act. Tickets range from $49.50 up to $275 a seat.
Runaway Country Music Festival
March 17 @ 1 p.m.
Osceola Heritage Park - Kissimmee, FL 34744
This year’s Runaway Country Music Festival takes place over three days in Kissimmee, Fla., and it all kicks off on St. Patrick’s Day itself. The lineup that opening day includes Cam, Thompson Square, LOCASH, and Billy Currington. There is also a smaller stage with more bands including their St. Paddy's Day Party at 10:30 p.m. with Hairball. Tickets are available here and people who want to attend all three days can also catch Brad Paisley, Josh Turner, Tyler Farr, and Jason Aldean.
March 17 @ 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8 p.m.
Disney World - Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
Canadian alternative rock band Simple Plan is still out and touring the nation with their hit music. The band, which gained a ton of fans on the Vans Warped Tour, which they have played at for eight different years, will headline their own St. Patrick’s Day concert at Disney World. This is part of Epcot Fest and is included with the price of admission and they will play three shows.
March 17 @ 7 p.m.
CFE Arena - 12777 Gemini Blvd. N., Orlando, FL 32816-1500
Contemporary Christian band Casting Crowns have a concert lined up for St. Patrick’s Day in Orlando this year. The band, which formed back in 1999, has won both a Grammy Award and a Dove Award for their music. This is part of the multi-platinum-selling band’s The Very Next Thing Tour. Danny Gokey and Unspoken will open for them. Tickets run between $18 and $45 and are available here.
Raglan Road Irish Pub - 1640 East Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836
For anyone really wanting to get into the Irish mood this St. Patrick’s Day in Florida, the Young Dubliners will bring their Celtic music to the Raglan Road Irish Pub in Lake Buena Vista. The band has actually played since 1988 and have built up a huge cult following with a concert performance that shares a jam-band sound with icons like Phish. The doors open at 11 a.m. for the St. Patrick’s Day celebration with bands playing all day long. The Young Dubliners are the headliners and take the stage at 11 p.m.