Meet Molly Ford, the Vibe Manager for Hard Rock Orlando.
What is a Vibe Manager?
A VIBE manager, or rather the Visionary Individual Behind Energy, has the task of curating the hotel atmosphere with lighting, music, decor, entertainment and surrounding memorabilia. They are the driving force behind Hard Rock’s unique events.
They are the go-to person for discovering and booking the best local music, the ins-and-outs of the scene, where to eat, drink and be merry… and so much more.
Molly’s Insider Tips:
“Orlando is such a melting pot, we have people move here from all over the world, so I think that shows in our music scene. You can enjoy so many different cultures and types of music. Orlando is also a very accepting city, and I think that’s my favorite quality.”
“I like going to Will’s Pub, they’ve been consistently supporting local music for longer than any other venue in town.” – SWIMM
“Will’s Pub is THE venue for local shows.” – Cat Ridgeway
“Best bar for live music is Will’s Pub. Great Sound and atmosphere. An absolute staple in the scene. They have something for everyone!” – Someday River
“Will’s Pub is great, they always have awesome live music and a cool laid back vibe. Interestingly enough, I’ve never had a drop of alcohol in my life, so I can’t give any drink suggestions!” – Molly Ford, Vibe Manager
“This bar is super cool. It’s themed as a 1920’s speakeasy, and you have to get the password for entry each night through their social media. They also have a dress code, so it makes for a really fun night out with friends. As far as the drinks go, they have some insane cocktails – some are smoked, and some have really exotic ingredients. I’m huge fan of a good Old-Fashioned. This place has a handful of whiskeys to choose from, and they just do it right.” – Cat Ridgeway
“Mather’s Social Gathering downtown is fab, it’s a cool little joint on the 3rd floor of an old vintage furniture store. When my friends and I go out, I don’t mind hanging there while they drink!” – Molly Ford, Orlando
“Best hangover meal is at Artisan’s Table downtown, I’ve brought many a hung over friend there for brunch. My favorite meal there is the Japanese Bowl.” – Molly Ford, Vibe Manager
“My favorite record store is Maya Books & Music in Historic Sanford. I could spend all day there, great vinyls, and really interest books, I always find something cool.” – Molly Ford, Vibe Manager
“Retromended Vintage off of Mills is really rad, it’s an amazing little boutique that you can find some beautiful vintage clothes and accessories.” – Molly Ford, Vibe Manager