Josh Groban In the Round Tour Coming to the Amway Center

Josh Groban In the Round Tour

Josh Groban In the Round Tour                   

WHEN:          Saturday, November 9, 2013 | 8 pm

WHERE:        Amway Center | Orlando, Florida

ON SALE:     Friday, May 10, 2013 | 10 am

Possessing one of the most outstanding and instantly recognizable voices in music, singer, songwriter and actor Josh Groban has entertained fans across the globe with his multi-platinum albums and DVDs (25 million sold worldwide), electrifying live performances and comedic film and television appearances. Today, Groban announced the next stage in his live career is with the Josh Groban In the Round Tour, which begins October 2 and continues through mid-November. Groban performs his In The Round tour at the Amway Center in Orlando on Saturday, November 9.  Tickets went on sale Friday, May 10 at 10 a.m.

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The Josh Groban In the Round Tour will give fans a one-of-a-kind concert experience. Placed in the middle of the floor, this 360 stage will allow Groban to interact with fans from all sides of the venue and hear him sing classic songs that span his illustrious 12 year career. The In the Round tour builds on the concept of Groban’s 2011 Straight To You world tour, bringing the intimate feel of a theater experience to an arena setting.

Says Groban, “It has been a vision of mine to do a tour in the round for a while now, it was just a matter of when was the right time. I have always had moments during the show where I walked through the crowd and interacted with the fans. I felt that now was the time to bring it all together.  I can’t wait to bring music from throughout my career, great fun and new experiences to my fans.”

Groban will be joined by an ensemble of world-class musicians – featuring Andre Manga on bass, Ruslan Sirota on keys, Pete Korpela on percussion, music director Tariqh Akoni on guitar , Dave DiCenso on drums, Christian Habel on violin and Daniel Rosenboom on trumpet. In addition, a local orchestra and choir will be added in each city.

 

Groban recently completed a wildly successful tour in Australia and New Zealand where he drew rave reviews.

One of the greatest voices in contemporary music”

            Noise 11

 

“His gorgeous voice hit like a tsunami, and embraced like expensive silk. Groban was simply amazing!”

            Australian Stage

 

“With his distinctive baritone sound, there is no doubt Groban has one of the best voices in modern music, but hearing him sing live is a unique experience to be cherished.”

            Australia Associated Press

 

“Scintillating, charming and talented. Those three words resonated around my head as Josh Groban performed a near perfect concert in Auckland”

            Libel New Zealand

 

“It was two hours of great music and comic genius and a night I would recommend to both fans and non- fans alike.”

            Yahoo New Zealand 

Prior to the North American tour, Josh will tour throughout Europe before heading back to the U.S. in July and August for select outdoor orchestra dates. For more information, please visit www.joshgroban.com.

TICKETS:  $47.50, $67.50 & $97.50.  Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase® Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com.  All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.  For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office).  The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue. 

ABOUT AMWAY CENTER

The Orlando Magic served as the developer of the Amway Center, which hosts major national events, concerts and family shows.  Opened in the fall of 2010, the facility is owned and operated by the City of Orlando on behalf of the Central Florida community. The Amway Center was designed to reflect the character of the community, meet the goals of the users and build on the legacy of sports and entertainment in Orlando. The building’s exterior features a modern blend of glass and metal materials, along with ever-changing graphics via a monumental wall along one facade. A 180-foot tall tower serves as a beacon amid the downtown skyline. At 875,000 square feet, the new arena is almost triple the size of the old Amway Arena (367,000 square feet). The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building features a sustainable, environmentally-friendly design and unmatched technology, featuring 1,100 digital monitors, the tallest high-definition video board in an NBA venue and multiple premium amenities available to all patrons in the building.  Awarded 2012 Sports Facility of the Year by SportsBusiness Journal. For more information about the Amway Center, visit www.amwaycenter.com.

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It’s Going To Be A Sci Fi 4th of July in Celebration!

A Sci Fi 4th of July

Celebration Town Center ushers in A Sci Fi 4th of July

 

Celebration Town Center’s World Famous 4th of July event joins forces with MegaCon to bring the first ever A Sci Fi 4th of July to Central Florida.

Celebration Town Center’s A Sci Fi 4th of July will feature a movie themed costume contest at 7:30 PM, so come dressed as your favorite character for a chance to win big prizes. It will also feature a synchronized fireworks spectacular set to a Sci-Fi themed soundtrack, bounce houses for kids, live music by Oliver’s Queen, Jordyn Kane, DJ Tami, Gina Marie Incandela and an unforgettable tribute to our Veterans. So, get ready to dance the night away in a one of a kind, family-friendly event with a fireworks show you will be talking about for years.

There will be something for people of all ages as Town Center’s KidZone will feature an assortment of inflatable games for kids and teens that will include a jousting area, bounce houses, face painting and more.

Additional music will be offered by The Dixieland Jazz Band. This unique group, made up of former members of the “Rosie O’Grady’s Good Time Band” will offer patriotic music for the whole family to enjoy.

Sponsored in part by MegaCon, Melia Suites Hotel, The Celebration Town Tavern, Celebration Sanitation, Axis Magazine, The Orlando Sentinel and Sam Adams,  this event will be “the can’t miss place to be” this July 4th.

As always, Parking and Admission are FREE!!!!

Free Park and Ride Shuttle will be available from 215 Celebration Place.

Come early, stay late, and have fun at this year’s “A Sci-Fi 4th of July”.

A Sci Fi 4th of July – Thursday July 4th, 2013 – Schedule of Events

 

 

5:00 PM                                             Free Park and Ride Shuttle Service Begins

5:30 PM                                             Event Opens

5:30 PM                                             DJ Tami begins

6:00 PM                                             Jordyn Kane performs

6:30 PM-7:30 PM                               Oliver’s Queen performs

7:30 PM                                             Costume Contest (come dressed as your favorite Sci-Fi or Super Hero character)

7:50-9:00                                           Oliver’s Queen performs

9:00-9:25                                           A Special Salute to Veterans featuring The Seeds

9:25 PM                                             National Anthem-Gina Marie Incandela

9:30-10:00                                          Fireworks

10:00-10:30 PM                                  Oliver’s Queen performs

11:00                                                 Event Closes

For more information on Celebration Town Center and Special Events visit us at www.celebrationtowncenter.com.

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New Nick Hotel SpongeBob Squarepants Experiences This Summer

Celebrate Brand New Nick Hotel SpongeBob Squarepants Entertainment Experiences Only At The Nick Hotel in Orlando

Nick Hotel SpongeBob Squarepants

New Nick Hotel SpongeBob Squarepants Breakfast Buffet and  4-D Adventure Movie

 

Nickelodeon Suites Resort is unveiling some fun new Nick Hotel SpongeBob Squarepants entertainment experiences to make this summer even better at the Resort!

We had the opportunity to have breakfast with some of our favorite characters who live under the sea!

At the SpongeBob’s Bikini Bottom Breakfast, at the Nicktoon Café, you’ll be treated to a character breakfast buffet with options for the pickiest of eaters! You can see a full menu here.

Nick Hotel SpongeBob Squarepants

When high tide rolls in, so do some of your favorite characters! Every 30 minutes SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Crabs, Squidward, Patrick, and (my favorite) Sandy Cheeks come out to perform a few dances with the patrons of the Café.

Nick Hotel SpongeBob Squarepants

In between the performances, the characters are available for photos and fun. All of the kids…and adults…really had a great time interacting with the characters.

Nick Hotel SpongeBob Squarepants

The breakfast is super cute and fun and I really enjoyed the made-to-order omelets and SpongeBob Waffles!

The Character Breakfast is available daily from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m in the Nicktoon Café, which is really convenient to get to from most of the Nickelodeon Suites Resort.

Prices for SpongeBob’s Bikini Bottom Breakfast are Adults (13 and up) $24.00 plus tax, Children (4-12) $14.00 plus tax, Children under 3 eat free, and it’s important to know that parties of 6 or more will have 18% gratuity automatically added.

Reservations are required if you would like to hula your way in!

After Breakfast it was time for the premiere of SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D Movie: The Great Jelly Rescue!

Nick Hotel SpongeBob Squarepants

The 4-D Attraction joins SpongeBob with his friends in tow on a rollicking adventure when the villainous Plankton abducts all the Jellyfish with his pollution-belching contraption. It is up to SpongeBob SquarePants to save the day, free the Jellyfish and destroy Plankton’s terrible machine. See how SpongeBob’s big heart puts him oceans above the rest!

I have to say that my favorite part of SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D Movie: The Great Jelly Rescue is that there are several possible endings and you never know which one you’ll get to see!

It’s all in digital 3-D with awesome 4-D effects like bubbly bubbles, windy wind, and more sensory surprises.

Again, this is a super cute 4-D movie that is sure to make everyone in your family smile!

If you are staying at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort and would like to experience SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D Movie: The Great Jelly Rescue, you need to buy a wristband for $13.95 per person that is good for the length of your stay.

These Nick Hotel SpongeBob Squarepants entertainment options,SpongeBob Bikini Bottom Breakfast and SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D Movie: The Great Jelly Rescue, are two great ways to make your stay at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort even better this summer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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