Sponsor: Mattamy Homes

They City of Ocoee is thrilled to have Mattamy Homes on board as a festival sponsor. They are recognized as North America’s largest privately owned home builder. Since 1978, their approach has remained the same, to ensure the happiness of our every homeowner.

They plan thoughtfully creative homes and communities. Plans offer spacious interiors that accommodate active, modern families. Exteriors are sophisticated, charming and fresh with visual appeal that will last through the years. Thank you Mattamy Homes for gracing Ocoee with beautiful homes for our wonderful families.  

Be sure to stop by Mattamy Homes booth at the festival to start the process of building your dream home.

Sponsor: 103.1 The Wolf

The home of country hits and throwbacks, 103.1 The Wolf has been a gracious sponsor of the Founders’ Day Festival over the years and we’re so excited to have them again for our 2016 edition. Whether it’s MurphDawg or Elise Rossi, the Chad Show or Davy Lopez, The Wolf has a diverse lineup of personalities delivering that sweet country goodness 24/7.

Country and Founders’ Day go hand-in-hand, so it’s a no-brainer to have The Wolf represent at our tremendous festival concerts. This year The Wolf has helped bring in country legends T.G. Sheppard and Big & Rich, along with superstar Pat Benatar. We have had some massive concerts at Founders’ Day before, but something tells me this year is going to be downright epic.

The Wolf doesn’t just support Founders’ Day, they help sponsor other amazing community events and causes around Central Florida, including Veteran’s Day Parade, BBQ 4 the Blue and Freedom on the Waterfront.

So when you see The Wolf crew (or should I call them pack?) at the festival, be sure to thank them for all the awesome work they do, all the great country they play over the airwaves, and for helping make Founders’ Day the amazing event that it is!

Sponsor: City Center West Orange

It’s coming, and we can’t wait! We’re talking about the upcoming City Center, which is close to all the major attractions you’ll want to visit and has everything you need in one area! Disney World is just a short 15-minute drive away, while plans are in place to build 500 condominiums, a Hilton, a movie theater, a Macy’s, a daycare, fitness center, and more!


Can you imagine taking a trip to the City Center or walking out of your apartment and having every kind of restaurant, shop, and recreational activity available to you in walking distance? Tourists and Florida residents both will love it! It’s perfect for the busy days when you have errands to run, as well as the days when you have family visiting who can’t wait to visit the theme parks and shop till they drop!


Artist Spotlight: David Lee Murphy

David Lee Murphy is an American country music artist and songwriter. Kenny Chesney has recorded many of David’s songs, including two on his new album, Cosmic Hallelujah. Other hits of been recorded by Montgomery Gentry, Jason Aldean, Hank Williams Jr., Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Aaron Tippin and more.

David saved some hits his own, long awaited album Tryin’ To Get There.  It has been described as a fun, rockin’, rowdy, good-time. David said, “Whether I’m writing, recording,performing or listening to music, the whole experience for me is about enjoying yourself, getting away from the real world and having a good time.”

So grab your boots and be ready to have a rowdy good time with David Lee Murphy this Saturday night at the festival.


Sponsor: Picerne Real Estate Group

Festival Sponsor, Picerne Real Estate Group is a full service Real Estate Company. Based in Central Florida, they have been building and managing luxury properties on a continuing basis since 1925.

They maintain a share in the equity, so pride of ownership is apparent.They live in the area, so care about the kind of communities their building. You’ll find around the clock service and beautifully kept grounds with a dedicated, professional staff continually striving to provide a well-designed, well-managed luxury apartment community.  

Picerne is behind the new project, Oasis at Lake Bennet Luxury Apartment Homes. A 20-unit luxury apartment complex in Ocoee. Click here to learn more about Oasis. Click here to learn more about Picerne.


Sponsor: Bud Light

Bud Light and Ocoee Founders’ Day is a match made in festival heaven. We’ve been lucky enough year after year to have the fine folks at Bud Light sponsor the festival and our 2016 fest is no different. So when you’re at the festival, be sure to look for the Bud light tent and get yourself a cool refresher.

Did you know that Bud Light is 34 years old? It was first introduced in 1982 and since then has become the favored beer in the U.S., beating out its mother brand, Budweiser! Wherever you go – whether it’s a concert, a sporting event, or the county fair – you’re bound to find the glorious blue bottles of Bud Light shining bright!

So as you’re enjoying the festivities of Founders’ Day this year, especially the concerts, remember a big part of it all coming together was in thanks to Bud Light. But most importantly, enjoy yourself!

Artist Spotlight: Rico Monaco Band

Rico Monaco Band is another local favorite, founded in 2012 right here in Orlando. In 4 short years they have won many awards and performed on the biggest stages worldwide. Their next stop, Ocoee, on Friday night to rock the stage and get it warmed up for Pat Benatar!

Rico Monaco is a Rock band with Latin influences. Check out their latest album “WE ROCK YOU RUST II”  featuring 13 tracks of great songs sure to get you excited for Friday. Their live show is KILLER and you do not want to miss it.

Artist Spotlight: Southern Brotherz Band

With names like Rusty, Critter, and Duke, you know these boys were born to deliver the country-fried rock and roll. Hailing from a small town in northwest Georgia, brothers Rusty and Duke met Critter as kids and the trio quickly became lifelong friends. Music ran in Rusty and Duke’s family, with both their father and uncle infusing the boys’ life with a strong musical thread from early on.

Critter moved to Ocoee in 1984 and Duke hit the road with his band Buck and Duke. He eventually retired from the road to spend more time with his family. Not wanting to let their country dreams fade away, Duke, Critter, and Rusty decided to put together their own band. And the Southern Brotherz Band was born!

They’ll be taking the stage on November 5, right before country legend T.G. Shepp

Sponsor: 103.1 The Wolf

We hope you’ve been keeping your tuned to 103.1, because The Wolf is once again the official radio sponsor of the Ocoee Founder’s Day Festival! Everybody knows that The Wolf delivers the best in country hits and throwbacks, day in and day out, but did you know they also make all of our HUGE festival concerts a reality?

This year, they have helped bring the likes of Pat Benatar and Big & Rich to the festival stage. Not to mention country royalty T.G. Sheppard and local heroes Spayed Koolie, Rock Town, the Southern Brotherz Band, the Randall Crawford Band, and the Rick Monaco Band.

If you have never been to 103.1 The Wolf’s website, we highly recommend you check it out. From there you can listen to The Wolf LIVE right off your computer or phone – meaning in the office, in your home, etc. They also have podcasts, contests, an awesome photo gallery, and a calendar of all the awesome upcoming events – including the Founders’ Day Festival!

So get ready to party with The Wolf on November 4 and 5. Be sure to visit their tent and say hi!

Sponsor: Apple Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc.

Getting through the year in Central Florida without a proper HVAC system seems like an impossible task, especially when the summer heat is pounding through every wall of the house. Trying to sleep through the night without that A/C humming? Forget it! That’s why we at the Ocoee Founders’ Day Festival are so happy to have Apple Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. as a sponsor this year!

Apple Air covers it all in the HVAC world: heating, indoor air quality, solar, air conditioning, and more. Their primo services are available for residential and commercial buildings and for both, they offer an energy savings plan that ensures precision tune ups, priority service, and more!

No matter the season, Apple Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. is here for all your HVAC needs. They simply offer the best and most efficient service around.


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