Grand Opening Weekend Schedule & Event Details

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines: Ace Cafe Orlando, the first North American location of the celebrated London-based cafe, makes its world debut on Friday, May 19. Guests are invited to kick-start the grand opening weekend of the all-new, full-throttle, rock ‘n roll destination Ace Cafe with a cuppa coffee and tea when the Ace officially opens its doors to the public on Friday at 7:00 a.m., then stay to enjoy an action-packed weekend of festivities at the 35,000-square-foot motor-centric dining, entertainment, and retail destination.

Cool Cars. Hot Bikes. Live Music. Loud Food & So Much More.


Friday, May 19, 2017

  • 7:00 a.m. - Grab a cuppa Julius Meinl coffee - direct from Vienna.
  • 11:00 a.m. - Lunch menu is served and bars open, with live music on the back porch.
  • Raffle opens to win a BMW RnineT Racer to benefit Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
  • Register to win a trip for 2 to the 24th Annual Ace Cafe London Reunion Weekend.
  • Live painting and sculpting works by three world-renowned artists: Japanese chopsticks painter Makoto Endo, Spanish artist Antonio Merinero painting the Ace’s backyard beer garden bocce courts (opening summer 2017), and American sculptor Michael Ulman.
  • 4:00 p.m. - DJ White Lightning - Outside Car Park Stage
  • 5:00 p.m. - Wild Tones - Outside Car Park Stage
  • 5:45 p.m. - DJ TBD - Outside Car Park Stage
  • 6:00 p.m. - Tony Sheridan & Wild Angels - Outside Car Park Stage
  • 8:30 p.m. - Jason D. Williams - Outside Car Park Stage
  • 10:00 p.m. - DJ White Lightning - Outside Car Park Stage
  • 10:30 pm. - Giddy Up Go - Outside Car Park Stage

Saturday, May 20, 2017

  • 7:00 a.m. - Kick-start Saturday morning and drive in for an early morning cuppa with Carbs & Caffeine! 
  • Enjoy coffee, tea, and grab ‘n go breakfast bagels, muffins, burritos, croissants, and cinnamon rolls.
  • Ace Cafe’s Cool Cars for Kids to benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.
  • 8:00 a.m. - Car Show! Running until 8:00 p.m. plus free activities in the car park starting with a variety of local partners and vendors engaging Ace fans until 5:00 p.m.
  • Raffle continues to win a BMW RnineT Racer to benefit Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.
  • Registration continues to win a trip for 2 to the 24th Annual Ace Cafe London Reunion Weekend.
  • Live painting and sculpting continues by Japanese chopsticks painter Makoto Endo, Spanish artist Antonio Merinero and American sculptor Michael Ulman.
  • 4:00 p.m. - DJ White Lightning - Outside Car Park Stage
  • 5:00 p.m. - Rocket 88 - Outside Car Park Stage
  • 8:00 p.m. - DJ Pandora - Outside Car Park Stage
  • 8:30 p.m. - Hot Rod Hornets - Outside Car Park Stage
  • 10:00 p.m. - DJ Pandora - Outside Car Park Stage
  • 10:30 p.m. - Cumberland Gap - Outside Car Park Stage

Sunday, May 21, 2017

  • 7:00 a.m. - Kickstart Sunday morning and ride in for an early morning cuppa!
  • 10:00 a.m. - Free activities in the car park starting, with a variety of local partners and vendors engaging motor fans until 5pm.
  • 1:00 p.m. - Chris McNeil Stunt Show - Outside Car Park Stage.
  • 2:00 p.m. - Full lunch menu service begins.
  • Raffle continues: win a BMW RnineT Racer to benefit Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.
  • Registration continues to win a trip for 2 to the 24th Annual Ace Cafe London Reunion Weekend.
  • Live painting and sculpting continues by Japanese chopsticks painter Makoto Endo, Spanish artist Antonio Merinero and American sculptor Michael Ulman.
  • 4:00 p.m. - DJ White Lightning - Outside Car Park Stage
  • 5:00 p.m. - Quarter Mile Rebels - Outside Car Park Stage
  • 8:00 p.m. - DJ TBD - Outside Car Park Stage
  • 8:30 p.m. - Bird Dog Bobby - Inside Ace Cafe Stage

Check back frequently for updates. *Event details may be subject to change.


North America’s newest home for all who share the passion for speed, thrills and rock ‘n roll is waiving the green flag, signaling that it’s “go time” for Central Floridians and guests from around the globe to celebrate the heritage and history of the most famous cafe on the planet. All three days of grand opening weekend will feature cool cars and hot bikes, live rock ‘n roll inside and outside both day and night, a BMW RnineT Racer motorcycle raffle benefiting Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, live demonstrations by three world-famous artists, onsite activities and brand partner merchandise (while supplies last), and a free Friday night concert by Rockin’ Jason D. Williams – direct from Memphis, about whom Rolling Stone magazine says “There hasn’t been raw rockabilly this solid since Jerry Lee Lewis, himself.”