SHUT UP & PLAY™ is a grassroots festival celebrating instrumental music of ALL genres!
It was founded in 2010 by Jeremy Birdsall, Thuan Nguyen, and Lynn Birdsall in Orlando,
SHUT UP & PLAY™ highlights and celebrates locally-grown, innovative, virtuosic instrumental
bands and musicians, and showcases them along with regional, national, and international
instrumental acts. The festival provides instrumentalists a larger platform and broader
audience for showcasing their talent alongside other great instrumentalists, thereby
challenging each other while reaching new fans!