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The Story of Figurehead: A Panel Discussion

September 10, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Historical Society of Central Florida is hosting a panel discussion to coincide with their new exhibition, Figurehead: Music & Mayhem in Orlando’s Underground. Get the inside story behind the music scene as with pioneers of the Figurehead era who were instrumental in promoting shows, establishing concert venues, and releasing local music through their own record label. Panel members will discuss the community-driven effort to create a thriving music subculture in Orlando in the 1980s and ’90s and will share their personal stories and memories of the time.

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Robert Clarke of University of Central Florida and will feature some of Figurehead’s key players, including Jim Faherty, former owner of Figurehead and former co-owner of Sapphire Supper Club, Shayni Rae, former co-owner of Sapphire Supper Club, and drummer Ken Chiodini.

Admission is free, but registration is required. This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with the Historical Society of Central Florida.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

September 10, 2022 @ 1:00 pm -
September 10, 2022 @ 2:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Moderator - Dr. Bob Clarke, Instructor of History, University of Central Florida Panelists - Jim Faherty, Shayni Rae, Ken Chiodini
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Event Registration Link:
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Event Contact:

Katie Kelley
(407) 836-8556

Event Venue:

Orange County Regional History Center
65 E Central Ave
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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Venue Phone:
(407) 836-8580

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