Blog: September

September 1st, 2011
Orbit 19 is located in New Holiday, Florida, and is your local destination for nightly drink specials, friendly staff, and an eclectic blend of live music and talented DJs. Often referred to as the “best kept secret” in the Tampa Bay area, Orbit 19 offers a great atmosphere as well as an incredible cocktail menu, well-stocked bar, and a talented staff of mixologists and bartenders ready to serve your needs. In addition to the one-of-a-kind, modern/retro decorations and furnishings, there is always a wide array of events and live music, from DJs to bands, to satisfy everyone’s musical desires. Our weekly events include:Open Mic Mondays hosted by Stick Martin, where all local musicians are encouraged to come out and share their art. There is always a wealth of talent, with a wide array of musical styles represented.

Retro Mod Thursdays feature two local favorites: VJ Joe Lite, with his unique blend of retro 80’s selections accompanied by video, and VJ Jason Barco spinning Indie Dance, UK Top 40, Dub Step, & House for your pleasure.

And every Saturday, Orbit 19’s Vinyl Lotion features resident deejay, DJ D-Volv, a vinyl purist from New York City by way of Seattle, spinning underground hip-hop and mash-up.

To celebrate and kick-off our launching of Orbit19Lounge.com, we are welcoming special musical guests Beebs and Her Money Makers on Friday, September 16th.

The Orlando-based act will enter Orbit 19’s atmosphere for one night only, when they will bring their unique blend of funk, reggae, blues, and jazz, as well as their incredibly high-energy stage show, reminiscent of a New Year’s Eve party in 1969. The band puts it this way: “a blast from the past mixed with a refreshing state, including the ‘brownies’”. Self-described as  “thawed out hippies” (due to the band’s claim they were cryogenically frozen in the late 1960’s and recently defrosted), the band will no doubt bring the kind of energy, fun, and great music Orbit 19 is known for. So get ready for an amazing night of music, and prepare to do your duty and shake that booty. You do not want to miss this! Then, on Friday, September 23rd, we welcome The Stick Martin Show to the lounge. You’ve seen him here at Orbit 19 every Monday night, hosting one of the Bay area’s most entertaining and hip Open Mic nights, but this time, Stick Martin brings the rest of the guys along with him for the wildly-entertaining Stick Martin Show. As a recurring winner of Creative Loafing’s Reader’s Poll for “Best Hip Hop Act” and “Best Local Singer/Songwriter”, The SMS infuse every performance with a perfect balance of “party –rocking hip-hop and dance tracks with alternative, pop and a Ween-like sense of prankishness.” Stick Martin describes it as, “Lots of hip-hop, a bit of punk, bar rock and some country stomp.” Whatever it is, we always want it here at Orbit 19. Come check them out. Hey, maybe bring your slide whistle and play along…

Also, check out our website for our liquor store, Universal Fine Wine & Spirits, located right next door, at http://www.universalfws.com/. The store has an incredible selection of fine wines and spirits, and is open 365 days a year, Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Meanwhile, Orbit 19 is open every day from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. Orbit 19 Lounge is also the perfect place to host private events and parties such as weddings, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and birthday parties. To book an event, please contact Dadia at: dadia@orbit19lounge.comBe sure to check out Orbit 19 Lounge and Universal Fine Wine & Spirits for regular updates, special sales, drink specials, upcoming shows and events, and other information.