Ed Sheeran Returns To The Amway Center

Ed Sheeran 2017 Tour Amway Center

If you are like me, you were really excited when multiple Grammy Award-winning global superstar Ed Sheeran announced the details for his North American arena tour included a return to Orlando’s Amway Center on Thursday, August 31.

The tour celebrates Sheeran’s landmark third studio album, “÷.” The album – pronounced “divide” – includes the universal hit singles, “Shape of You” and “Castle On The Hill,” both of which made incredible chart entries after their simultaneous January release. “Shape of You” debuted at number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 – Sheeran’s first time atop the overall chart and has remained there for six weeks total. Meanwhile, “Castle On The Hill” entered the Hot 100 at number six, establishing Sheeran as the first artist to ever have two singles make simultaneous top 10 debuts in the chart’s 58-year history. “Shape of You” was quickly certified double-platinum by the RIAA, while “Castle on the Hill” earned gold — the first two songs released in 2017 to achieve RIAA certifications this year.

Ed Sheeran Orlando Information At-A-Glance:

What:           

ED SHEERAN NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

When:          

Thursday, August 31, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Where:        

Amway Center | Orlando, FL

On Sale:     

Friday, March 17, 2017 | 10 am

Tickets:

$36.50, $66.50 & $86.50 (prices subject to change). 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 

Super Ed Sheeran fans will want to make sure that they keep up with him on his Official website, InstagramFacebookTwitter, and Youtube.
 

Tranquilo Golf Course Hosts Diamond Resorts Invitational

tranquilo golf course 2016 diamond resorts invitational Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World

Tranquilo Golf Course hosts Diamond Resorts Invitational with PGA Tour Champions, LPGA Players, and celebrities this January

Tranquilo Golf Club, located at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, will be the host venue for the 2nd annual Diamond Resorts Invitational benefitting Florida Hospital for Children and taking place January 13-15, 2017. The three-day tournament will be nationally televised on Golf Channel.

The event brings together up to 27 PGA TOUR Champions players, three LPGA players, and 50 celebrities from the sports and entertainment industry to compete side-by-side for purses totaling USD 1.25 million. PGA TOUR Champions players will compete for USD 750,000 over the 54-hole tournament, while celebrities will play for a USD 500,000 purse. The tournament will utilise a Modified Stableford scoring format, which awards points as opposed to strokes, encouraging players to make the most out of every hole and creating a heightened sense of anticipation for fans.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to host the Diamond Resorts Invitational and to welcome this world-class tournament to Tranquilo Golf Club,” said Thomas Steinhauer, Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Resort Orlando. “It is a distinct honour to take part in an event that will benefit Florida Hospital for Children and leave a lasting charitable impact in our community.”

Proceeds from the event’s live and silent auction will directly benefit Florida Hospital for Children, one of the nation’s premier children’s hospitals, setting standards for innovation, quality and comprehensive care. The child-centric healing environment designed to keep kids comfortable is complemented by a staff of world-class doctors, specialists, nurses and healthcare professionals utilising advanced technologies, therapies and treatments.

Tranquilo Golf Club

Tranquilo Golf Club at Four Seasons Resort Orlando is named to reflect the Spanish revival style of the Resort and pay homage to the Florida landscape, such as the southern live oak trees that are found throughout the course. Originally built in 1992 and designed by Tom Fazio, the golf course was enhanced by Fazio for its October 2014 reopening. Enhancements included creating a completely new hole and renovated bunkers, plus improved visibility and airflow by enhancing the landscape design, in addition to a fully renovated clubhouse.  The course is a par 71 and plays to 6,901 yards. Home to abundant wildlife, the course is certified by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program for golf by the National Audubon Society.

“It’s very exciting for Tranquilo Golf Club to host this special tournament in its second year and to be put in the national spotlight on the Golf Channel,” said Charlie Kent, Director of Golf at Four Seasons Resort Orlando. “Our team has been working hard over the past few months to ensure the course is in impeccable condition for this main event. We could not be more thrilled to work with Diamond Resorts International and their team on this amazing tournament.”

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Photo: Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World

“This combination of PGA TOUR Champions and celebrities is the only format of its kind,” said Michael Flaskey, Chief Operating Officer for Diamond Resorts International. “With the calibre of well-known golf professionals and sports and entertainment stars, plus the incredible venue of Tranquilo Golf Club, we hope to capture the public’s imagination.”

The Bobby Jones Golf and Spa Experience Package

For those who wish to enjoy all that Four Seasons Resort Orlando has to offer, the Bobby Jones Golf and Spa experience package includes a daily USD 100 Resort credit toward either a golf lesson, round of 18 holes of golf at Tranquilo Golf Club, or a treatment at The Spa; a USD 100 one-time credit toward a Bobby Jones purchase from the Golf Shop, plus a deluxe coffee table book, The Legend of Bobby Jones: The Greatest of Them All. To learn more about the package, click here.

Continuing the support for the hospital, for the month of January 2017, each of the Resort’s restaurants will donate a portion of dining proceeds to the hospital when patrons mention Florida Hospital for Children. A portion of revenue will also be donated for treatments experienced at The Spa, tennis lessons, golf lessons or rounds of golf, as well as retail purchases at the Resort’s boutiques, simply when the patron references “Florida Hospital” upon booking or purchase.  For reservations or tee times, call 4073138090.

One-day and three-day grounds passes for the Diamond Resorts Invitational are on sale now through January 15, 2017 and can be purchased online.

Circus XTREME At The Amway Center With A Special Offer

Disclaimer: I was provided with tickets to attend Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME, but all opinions are my own. 

Circus Xtreme Logo Amway Center

Circus XTREME Is Coming To The Amway Center With A Special Discount Offer

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME will be at the Amway Center from January 12-16, 2017, and we can’t wait!

What makes this show so spectacular is that it magnifies the traditional elements of the circus by combining elements with never-before-seen spectacles, original, fast-paced performances and incredibly hilarious moments.

Children Of All Ages can let their imaginations go wild in an exhilarating adventure with extreme thrills, exotic animals and extraordinary performers that add up to the ultimate family entertainment experience. Join us at Amway Center from January 12-16, 2017 as we explore a world of extreme beauty, flexibility, strength and dexterity in ways you’ve never seen before. 

Circus Xtreme Amway Center BMX
Photo: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

High-wire wizards, powerful strongmen, BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, inconceivable contortionists, a high-flying human cannonball, a bungee aerial skydiving display and an international assembly of more than 300 cast and crew provide two and a half hours of thrilling entertainment.  

With such an exciting lineup, The Greatest Show On Earth® guarantees to dazzle and astound, and a Ringling Bros.® show wouldn’t be complete without a full menagerie of amazing animals. Circus XTREME features beautiful Bengal tigers and two-humped camels ridden by brave Mongolian women.

There are two ways to take your Circus Xtreme experience to the next level!

The party starts an hour before the show at the All Access Pre-show, which is free with ticket purchase. Families can meet an international cast of performers and get up close to the menagerie of animals. Try on custom costumes, learn circus skills — like juggling — from the famous Ringling Bros. Clown Alley. Together with the show, families receive over three hours of extreme family fun not to be missed.

Also Ticketholders can purchase an upgrade and go backstage with a VIP Behind the Scenes Tour of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. The backstage experience includes an insider look at props and wardrobe, an up close and personal encounter with the animals and a chance to meet stars from the show. Fans will also have an opportunity to take pictures and learn educational fun facts.  To take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime experience, just log on to ringlingbros.expapp.com from iPhone or Android smartphone, and provide name, e-mail and phone number to become a VIP circus insider.

Circus Xtreme Amway Center Clowns
Photo: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME – Amway Center – Performance Schedule:

Thursday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 14 at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 15 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Monday, January 16 at 1:00 p.m. (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

Tickets for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME are available now and all seats are reserved. Tickets are available at www.Ringling.com or www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Amway Center box office (400 West Church Street – Suite 200, Orlando, Florida 32801) 407-440-7900). For group ticket sales and information, call 866-248-8740

As a special bonus fans and followers of On the Go in MCO can save $5 off select seats using promo code 5CIRCUS. Offer valid on all shows EXCEPT Thursday at 7:30 p.m. (opening night), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Not valid on Front Row and Premium Seating, nor day of show. Offer valid through January 12. Ringling Bros. tickets make great holiday gifts! Special Twitter handle and hashtag: @RinglingBros #BestGiftEver

Amway Center News: The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Tour Date

The Red Hot Chili Peppers The Getaway Tour Amway Center

The Red Hot Chili Peppers announced additional dates on their 2017 North American Tour in support of their 11th studio album, the worldwide number one album, “The Getaway.“ The Getaway Tour kicks off January 5, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. Red Hot Chili Peppers play Orlando’s Amway Center on April 26, 2017. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 11 at 10 a.m.

One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is Anthony Kiedis (lead singer), Flea (bassist), Chad Smith (drummer) and Josh Klinghoffer (guitarist), have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs. They have won four Grammy Awards including Best Rock Album for “Stadium Arcadium,” Best Rock Performance by a duo or group for “Dani California,” Best Rock Song for “Scar Tissue,” and Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal for “Give It Away.” The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012. The band’s latest studio album, “The Getaway,” was released by Warner Bros. Records on June 17, 2016.

“The Getaway” debuted at number one on the Billboard Album Sales chart and at number two on the Billboard Top 200 chart upon its release in June. “The Getaway” marks the Grammy Award-winning band’s seventh top 10 album and third number two on the Top 200 chart. The album debuted at number one in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands and New Zealand and at number two in Germany and the United Kingdom. “The Getaway” was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich.

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS | THE GETAWAY TOUR Details

WHEN:          

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017 | 8 pm

 

ON-SALE:     

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2016 | 10 am

TICKETS:

$49 & $99 (prices subject to change). 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. 

Billy Joel Coming To The Amway Center

Billy Joel 2016 Amway Center 2016

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced that legendary musician, Billy Joel returns to Orlando’s Amway Center on Friday, January 27, 2017. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 21 at 10 a.m.

“I’m excited to announce the return of Billy Joel, one of music’s most-revered musicians,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “As a leading destination for world-class entertainment, the Amway Center continues to attract some of the world’s most renowned artists and we are honored to have him in Orlando again.”

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Billy Joel At Wembley Stadium, September 10, 2016.

 

“We are thrilled to welcome back Billy Joel after his sold out 2014 New Year’s Eve concert,” said Orlando Venues Executive Director Allen Johnson. “As one of my favorite concerts at the Amway Center, I know Billy Joel will deliver, yet another truly legendary performance.”

During his five-decade career, Joel is one of rock ‘n’ roll’s best, performing his unrivaled catalog of songs that have made up the soundtrack of many lives. Joel ranks as one of the most popular recording artists and admired entertainers in history, with 150 million records sold over the past quarter century. The singer/songwriter/composer is the third best-selling solo artist and one of the highest grossing touring artists in the world.

 

Billy  Joel in Concert – Amway Center

 Only Central Florida Performance in 2017

 

WHEN:

Friday, January 27, 2017 | 8 pm

ON SALE:

Friday, October 21, 2016 | 10 am

TICKETS:

$49.50, $99.50 & $149.50. 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. 

Annual Pink Bash Tickets Available #PinkBash

Pink Bash Orlando 2016

5th Annual Pink Bash Set for Friday, October 21 in Downtown Orlando

Befitting Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation

Pink Bash is an annual community celebration and fundraiser event in downtown Orlando designed to bring breast cancer awareness to Central Florida in an interactive, uplifting way. Pink Bash features a survivor fashion show, live music, pink carpet photos, raffle prizes and more — all to support the cause and honor those that are fighting, have been touched or have lost their battle to breast cancer.

Pink Bash Orlando 2016

Pink Bash

Friday, October 21, 2016

5 – 9 p.m.

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts | Seneff Arts Plaza (Front Lawn)

445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801

Directions and Nearby Parking

Pink Bash transforms the front lawn of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts with a vibrant line-up of activities throughout the evening including:

  • Survivor Fashion Show
  • Food and Drinks
  • Pink Boutiques
  • Live Music by the Gerry Williams Band
  • Fundraising Activities and Exclusive Prizes 

Pink Bash Orlando 2016

Advance Designated Driver / Companion Ticket: $15 per person ($20 at the door) – Includes admission to Pink Bash to enjoy the event, shop and participate in donation activities. Food tickets will be available for purchase at the event.

Advance General Admission: $25 per person ($30 at the door) – Includes admission, a Pink Bash tasting glass and complimentary beer, wine and signature cocktails. Food tickets will be available for purchase at the event.

Pink Bash Orlando 2016

NEW THIS YEAR: Advance General Admission PLUS Pink Bash Foodie Pass: $39 per person –

Includes express entrance access, a Pink Bash tasting glass, complimentary beer, wine and signature cocktails and five small plate food vouchers (a $20 value).

Tickets to the 5th Annual Pink Bash may be purchased at www.orlandosentinel.com/pinkbash.

Participating restaurants include: Bento, Kasa, Rocco’s Tacos, Sweet Gelato, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Cafe Tu Tu Tango, Santiago’s Bodega and The Porch/Gringas.

Pink Bash Orlando 2016

Pink Bash is produced by Orlando Sentinel Media Group. A portion of the event proceeds benefitsLibby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation, a local breast cancer foundation formed in Central Florida to provide support directly to Central Floridians. Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation was formed in 2007 just a year after Robin and Marty lost their mom, Libby Maynard, to Stage IV Breast Cancer. Libby was full of fun, faith and courage. The organization hopes to embody her spirit through the foundation by being secure enough to be vulnerable, strong enough to be gentle, wise enough to be humble and powerful enough to serve others.  The mission of Libby’s Legacy is to provide comprehensive breast health care to the underserved Central Florida community through education, mammograms, follow up diagnostics and Hope Coaches on the journey from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. For more information visit www.libbyslegacy.org.

 

Win Tickets To See OVO At The Amway Center

Cirque du Soleil Ovo Amway Center Orlando

Disclosure: I received tickets to see Ovo from Cirque du Soleil at the Amway Center to host this giveaway, but all opinions are my own. 

Over the years I’ve seen several Cirque du Soleil shows, and I was really excited to see that OVO will be performed here in Orlando from September 21 to 25, 2016 at the Amway Center.

Thrilling more than 4.5 million people worldwide since the show premiered in 2009, OVO embarks on a new journey, performing the same captivating production, now in arenas, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their hometown.

Cirque du Soleil OVO Amway Center

OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual.

Cirque du Soleil OVO Amway Center

The cast of OVO is comprised of 50 performing artists from 12 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. One highlight of OVO is the stunning Flying Act where a group of scarabs soar high above – from each corner of the stage – and land together on a platform in the middle.

Click here for more information about OVO and Cirque du Soleil.

Tickets are available now, $150, $90, $68, $52 & $35 | All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges, and you won’t want to miss the chance to see this unique show!

Win a Family Four (4) Pack of Tickets to see OVO at the Amway Center

We’re also excited to announce that we are giving away a Family Four (4) Pack of tickets to see Ovo from Cirque du Soleil at the Amway Center on September 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm!

Contest is open to Residents of the United States who are eighteen(18) years and older.  We will be giving away Family four (4) pack of tickets to Cirque du Soleil, Ovo at Amway Center on September 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Parking at the Amway Center is not included in this giveaway. Void where prohibited by law. We use Rafflecopter to choose one lucky winner at random, and each & every contest entry will be verified. The winner of our contest will be contacted by email (so be sure to double check your entry) and will have 24 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen. The winner will be responsible for picking up their tickets on the day of the show at the Amway Center’s Will Call Window with a valid photo ID. Good luck!

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Marc Anthony Returning To The Amway Center

Marc Anthony Amway Center
Photo: marcanthonyonline.com

Latin music international superstar, Marc Anthony, will embark on a 10-show U.S. tour. Marc Anthony Live! will take fans on a journey through Anthony’s award-winning musical catalogue like never before, and he will interpret some of his personal favorites. Anthony returns to Orlando’s Amway Center on Sunday, November 20. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 5 at 10 a.m.

The Amway Center subscriber pre-sale begins Thursday, August 4 at 10 a.m. and ends Friday, August 5 at 9:59 a.m.

Anthony is one of the most influential artists of his time and a true ambassador of Latin music and culture. He has sold over 12 million albums worldwide and has been recognized with countless standard gold and platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In 2012, the six-time Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winner launched the Maestro Cares Foundation, hosting a series of fundraisers throughout the year to benefit the non-profit organization and build orphanages in Latin America. Anthony has also established a highly credible acting résumé. His 11th studio album titled, “Marc Anthony 3.0,” received an American Music Award; a Grammy Award nomination; five Premios Lo Nuestro; two Premios Juventud; 10 Billboard Latin Music Awards; three Billboard Awards and a special recognition from Univisión television network. “Vivir Mi Vida,” received the Latin Grammy ® for Record of the Year. His world tour, “Vivir Mi Vida,” was included in Pollstar’s top-selling tours of 2013 and was extended to May 2014, by popular demand and received a Premio Juventud for Super Tour of the Year. In addition to his music and acting accomplishments, Anthony also has his own clothing and accessories line for Kohl’s and he is a minority owner of the Miami Dolphins NFL franchise.

MARC ANTHONY LIVE! TOUR – AMWAY CENTER 

WHEN:          

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016 | 7 P.M. 

ON SALE:     

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2016 | 10 A.M.

TICKETS:

$59, $79, $99, $150 & $300. 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. 

Krispy Kreme & Salvation Army Stuff The Bus

Krispy Kreme Stuff the Bus

Krispy Kreme and The Salvation Army “Stuff the Bus” to Benefit Central Florida Students

Annual School Supply Drive is underway now through August 7

The Central Florida Krispy Kreme locations are teaming up with The Salvation Army for the annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign which looks to make this time of year sweeter for local families in need. This unique school supply drive helps local students gear up for a successful academic year by easing the high cost of materials.

“Krispy Kreme is honored to have the opportunity to help hundreds of students make a fun and easy transition back-to-school,” says Jenny Bellanca, vice president of operations for Florida Family Foods LLC, an authorized franchisee of Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation. “The timing is perfect as supporters can take advantage of Florida Tax Free Weekend on August 5 through7 to purchase donations.”

Krispy Kreme Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive

New school supplies (including notebooks, binders, pens, pencils, scissors, crayons, markers, glue, rulers, and hand sanitizer) will be accepted through August 7 at the following Central Florida locations:

Krispy Kreme Winter Park – Drive thru Open 24 hours

1031 S. Orlando Avenue (17-92), Winter Park, FL  32789

In partnership with The Salvation Army – Orlando Area Command

As a sweet reward, supporters will receive one FREE Original Glazed doughnut for a single school supply item donation and one FREE Original Glazed dozen for each donation of a backpack that contains school supplies.

Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Dozen

The supplies will be presented to The Salvation Army and distributed to youth in need through local social service programs.

“We are very excited to be working with Krispy Kreme again this year,” said Major Ted Morris, III, CEO of The Salvation Army – Orlando Area Command. “The Salvation Army has a wonderful relationship with Krispy Kreme and it is a blessing to have their support now and throughout the year. We will be able to help many young children as they prepare to go back to school and further their education.”

Stay connected at KrispyKreme.com, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and HotLightApp.com.

Boardwalk Bowl Hosts Fundraiser

Boardwalk Bowl

Boardwalk Bowl will host fundraiser to support

Pulse shooting victims Saturday, July 30

Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center will host an event to provide continued support for the victims of the Pulse shooting.Boardwalk Bowl
The Pulse Victims Fundraising Bowling Tournament will take place Saturday, July 30, at the bowling venue. Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center will also be donating the lanes used in the tournament so the event can give the maximum amount.
“The Pulse tragedy is still affecting our community,” said Keith Baldwin, regional general manager of Aloma Bowling Centers. “We’re proud to donate lanes to this worthy cause.”
All proceeds will benefit The Center, which supports the GLBT community, and they will be given in the form of gift cards that can be distributed to people who need ongoing assistance after the tragedy.
The tournament will be a doubles handicap event. It will begin at 1 p.m.Cost is $40 per person for those wishing to be eligible for tournament prizes and $25 for those wishing to simply participate.
The tournament is being organized by the SIT committee, which also puts on the Sunshine Invitational Tournament, a gay friendly bowling tournament held in May. Registration is available from noon to 1 p.m. before the tournament.
Questions about the tournament can be directed to Ray Gipson or Steve Choiniere at(407) 256-6257.
For more information about Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center, visit www.alomabowlingcenters.com/boardwalk.

I Love The 90’s Tour Coming To The Amway Center

i love the 90s tour amway center orlandoFollowing sold out shows and high demand, the I Love the 90’s Tour is taking the show back on the road and bringing a bill of beloved 90’s acts to more cities across the U.S. The I Love the 90’s Tour will reunite fans to celebrate the trend-setting decade with some of the most iconic names in rap, hip hop and R&B including Salt-N-PepaCoolioTone LocAll-4-OneYoung MC, Kool Moe Dee and many more. The tour visits the Amway Center in Orlando on Saturday, December 3. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 15 at 10 a.m.

Reviews have praised the I Love The 90’s Tour as—

“It’s the live version of Yo! MTV Raps with Fab Five Freddy.”  ~ Houston Press
“The arena-sized dance party…promises to be all that and a bag of chips.”  ~ Entertainment Weekly

I Love The 90’s Tour invites attendees to reminisce about the glory days-decade where audiences can expect to hear their favorite chart-topping hits like, “Let’s Talk About Sex,” “Shoop,” “I Wanna Sex You Up,” “Funky Cold Medina,” “It Takes Two,” “Wild Thing,” “Gangsta’s Paradise” and many more during the flashback-filled night.
I Love The 90’s Tour is represented by Universal Attractions Agency (UAA). Founded in 1949, the agency’s celebrated history includes launching the career of the legendary soul singer James Brown.
UAA’s co-owners, Jeff Allen and Jeff Epstein, commented about their decision to launch I Love The 90’s Tour: “We are so thrilled to bring together some of the most quintessential artists from one of music’s most pivotal decades,” said Jeff Allen. “After the incredible fan response to the first few shows, we knew the tour had to go national.” Jeff Epstein said, “It’s a stellar line-up that we couldn’t be more excited to present.” “We look forward to bringing the tour back with a selection of the decade’s finest artists for many years to come.”
The majority of the I Love The ’90s tour dates will be presented by SiriusXM, which is promoting the tour on its SiriusXM FLY, Backspin and ’90s on nine channels. Listeners can enter for the chance to win a pair of tickets to select tour dates through SiriusXM. Enter before November 4, 2016 and see Official Rules for complete details at SiriusXM.com/ILoveThe90s. For more information on I Love The 90’s Tour, visit http://ilovethe90stour.com.

I Love The 90’s Tour – Amway Center-

 Information At-A-Glance

WHO:             

I LOVE THE 90’S TOUR

featuring: SALT-N-PEPA, COOLIO, TONE LOC, ALL-4-ONE, YOUNG MC, KOOL MOE DEE + MORE

WHEN:
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016 | 7 P.M.       

WHERE:
AMWAY CENTER | ORLANDO, FLORIDA

ON SALE:
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016 | 10 A.M.

TICKETS:  

$36.50, $46.50, $71.50, $96.50 & $146.50 – Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Amway Center box office, 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. 

Disney On Ice Coming To The Amway Center

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Tickets On Sale in Orlando for 

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart

Featuring Disney•Pixar’s Record-Breaking Animated Hit Finding Dory and Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart is bringing Disney•Pixar’s record-breaking animated feature Finding Dory to the ice for the first time in this live production produced by Feld Entertainment. The ice skating extravaganza featuring Disney•Pixar’sInside Out, Disney’s Frozen and other beloved Disney stories visits Orlando from September 2-4, 2016 for six performances at Amway Center. Tickets are on sale now.

Just keep swimming with Dory, Nemo, Marlin and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they embark on a life-changing excursion to find her parents and discover the true meaning of family. Cheer with the Emotions fromDisney•Pixar’s Inside Out –Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust– as they help Riley find the confidence to win the hockey championship and experience the emotional rollercoaster of growing up. Venture to wintery world of Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana and the Disney Princesses make their dreams come true through their virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and The Toy Story gang. Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends when Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart skates into your hometown!  

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart start from $18. Market pricing applies to all tickets. Rates can fluctuate based on factors that affect supply and demand. Lock in your price and location today! 

Show Times:  Friday, September 2, 7:30 p.m.Saturday, September 3, 11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.Sunday, September 4, 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. All seats are reserved. Tickets are available at www.DisneyOnIce.com  or www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Amway Center box office (phone for information only: 407-440-7900). For group ticket sales and information, call 866-248-8740

2016 AIMExpo Tickets On Sale Now

AIMExpo 2016

Tickets to the Fourth Annual AIMExpo, North America’s Largest Motorcycle & Powersports Show, are On Sale Now

 Special Fourth of July 2 For 1 Admission Offer Available for a Limited Time

The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) announced today that tickets to the fourth annual event are on sale now. The 2016 AIMExpo will commence this October 13-16 from the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Florida, featuring a new prime location at the North Hall. North America’s largest and most dynamic trade show for the motorcycle and powersports industry will open its doors to consumers on October 15-16, providing a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see the latest and greatest the industry has to offer for 2017. Consumers can purchase tickets at AIMExpoUSA.com, the official event website.

AIMExpo 2016
Photo: AIMExpo

With hundreds of exhibitors, including nine manufacturers, set to provide global and domestic debuts of a wide array of new products and showcase their latest innovations, enthusiasts will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of motorcycling inside the North Hall. Additionally, the new exhibitor floor location puts the heart of AIMExpo mere steps away from the event’s most unique trademark – AIMExpo Outdoors! – where consumers can swing a leg over a bike, saddle an ATV, or buckle into a side-by-side to get a hands on perspective of the marketplace’s newest models.

In addition to the many new motorcycles, ATV’s and UTV’s, the full complement of the latest aftermarket products – gear and accessories – will be on display, many of which will also be available for purchase at the show. Moreover, a full slate of educational and informative seminars, along with the appearance of special celebrity guests, will offer additional opportunities for enthusiasts to enrich and enjoy their AIMExpo experience.

AIMExpo 2016
Photo: AIMExpo

Now more than ever AIMExpo provides an unparalleled opportunity to literally See It, Touch It, and Ride It, all in one place, at one time!

Attendees can also immerse themselves in a brand new showcase for 2016 known as “Custom Culture at AIMExpo.” Key components are the Championship of the Americas bike builders’ competition, the Standard Motorcycle Co. Showcase, millennial artisans, bike builders, and more. There will also be a chance to meet Custom Culture ambassador Leticia Cline.

In honor of Independence Day, and the sense of freedom riding brings, AIMExpo is celebrating our nation’s birthday with a special 2 for 1 Admission Special. This extra-special savings makes AIMExpo more affordable than ever for the whole family as kids 14 and under are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult using promo code FIREWORKS16. This special Fourth of July promotion is available for a limited time, with the offer ending on Sunday, July 31th. Don’t miss out!      

AIMExpo 2016
Photo: AIMExpo

Regular priced adult admission is just $15 for a single day pass, but advance purchasers can buy tickets online at a discounted rate of $13. Additionally, adults can purchase a two-day pass to enjoy both consumer days of AIMExpo for $20. Group rates are also available, with a single day pass for groups of 20 or more only $11 per ticket, when purchased online.

Be sure to stay tuned to the AIMExpoUSA.com website and keep up to date on exciting news as it happens by visiting AIMExpo’s social media pages. “Like” the American International Motorcycle Expo on Facebook, and “Follow” on Twitter or Instagram: @AIMExpo.

Dine Out For Orlando United On June 30th #OrlandoUnited

Orlando United Dine Out For Orlando

To help victims and their families in the aftermath of the shooting in Orlando, Florida’s hospitality industry will be hosting a statewide community event called Dine Out for Orlando United on Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Led by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association in partnership with VISIT FLORIDA, the fundraiser, Dine Out for Orlando United, will be a day for Florida restaurants, their employees, and guests to make a difference in the lives of those affected by the tragedy.

During Dine Out for Orlando United, proceeds will be donated to the OneOrlando Fund. This fund is a charity designed to provide a way to respond to the needs of the local community, now, and in the time to come. 

“Our hearts and prayers are with the victims and their families. As an industry, we want to continue to rally around them by offering our support, time and resources. Pulse is a member of the FRLA, a part of our hospitality family and we are proud to lend support. We encourage all Floridians and visitors to participate in this Dine Out to help the entire Orlando community,” said Carol Dover, president and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association.

Orlando United Dine Out For Orlando

Participating in Dine out for Orlando United is easy!

Dine Out For Orlando United On June 30th Details:

Guests: On June 30th take a night off from cooking and dine at any of the participating restaurants. In addition, you can choose to make direct donations to the OneOrlando Fund.

Find a complete list of the restaurants here with more being added daily.

“The Florida tourism industry stands united as a community. This is a wonderful way for restaurants and Floridians statewide to come together in solidarity with the Orlando community and make a difference,” said Will Seccombe, president and CEO at VISIT FLORIDA.

Employees: Work a shift on June 30, choose to volunteer your time, or donate a portion of your tips.

“We are grateful for the support and leadership of Florida’s hospitality industry as we continue to work together to help the victims of this tragedy. We want to encourage everybody to dine out onJune 30 to help raise money for the families of the victims,” said Buddy Dyer, Mayor of Orlando

Businesses: Join Dine Out for Orlando United and raise funds by helping to promote, organize, and/or donate.

Restaurants can participate that day by:

– Donating a portion of total sales
– Making a donation for every guest served
– Collecting donations received from guests and staff
– Donating a portion of total profits
– Making a donation for every sales of a specific item
– Identifying a set donation amount that’s right for you.

To be a participating restaurant, please email Dan Murphy at dmurphy@frla.org or call 850-224-2250 ext. 235. The official flyer and pledge form is available online here.

Amway Center News: Sia – Nostalgic For The Present Tour

Sia Nostalgic for the Present Tour Amway

Amway Center News:

Sia – Nostalgic For The Present Tour

with special guests MIGUEL and ALUNAGEORGE | October 30, 2016 | 7 pm

 

International icon, five-time Grammy Award-nominee, and multi-platinum selling artist/songwriter/hitmaker Sia  announced her North American Nostalgic For The Present Tour, her first-ever arena tour and return to the road in five years. The 22-city tour, produced by Live Nation, kicks off on Thursday, September 29 in Seattle, WA with special guests Miguel and AlunaGeorge. Sia plays Orlando’s Amway Center on Sunday, October 30.

Sia Nostalgic for the Present Tour Amway

The unprecedented trek will bring her powerhouse vocals across the continent, offering fans a chance to experience elements from her critically-acclaimed Coachella performances which were heralded as “one of the greatest moments in Coachella’s 17-year history” by Yahoo! Music. “Her set was freakin’ legendary…will blow your mind,” stated Buzzfeed and Time Magazine anointed her performance as “one of the festival’s best.”

Sia – Cheap Thrills (Lyric Video) ft. Sean Paul

Sia released her new album, “This Is Acting,” (Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records) earlier this year to much critical acclaim. The New Yorker described it as “the Platonic ideal of a modern pop album,” with rave reviews across the board from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, The Fader, and many more. The album debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 Chart, peaked at number one on the ITunes chart in over 50 countries, and charted Top 10 in eight countries worldwide, including number one in her native Australia and number three in the UK. Currently, Sia’s single, “Cheap Thrills,” is Top Five on Spotify globally and is number one on Shazam’s Global Chart for three consecutive weeks.

Sia Nostalgic for the Present Tour Amway

Grammy Award-winning recording artist, producer and songwriter Miguel first hit the mainstream in 2010 with his infectious first single, “All I Want Is You,” and “Sure Thing,” which hit number one on Billboard’s Hip-Hop/R&B chart. His critically-acclaimed, four-time Grammy Award-nominated sophomore album “Kaleidoscope Dream,” featured the intoxicating, “How Many Drinks?,” as well as his third U.S. number one hit single, “Adorn,” which garnered Miguel his first Grammy Award for Best R&B Song and resided at number one on the R&B/Hip-Hip Airplay chart for more than 23 weeks, becoming the longest-running number one in the history of the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hip Airplay chart.  Miguel’s critically-acclaimed third studio album, “Wildheart,” released in 2015, claimed the number one spot on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart for the second time and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. The album was recently nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category, and its lead single, “Coffee,” was nominated in the Best R&B Song category.

Sia Nostalgic for the Present Tour Amway

AlunaGeorge, which is singer/lyricist Aluna Francis and producer George Reid, have barely stopped since they released their 2012 single, “You Know You Like It,” followed by their critically-lauded debut album, “Body Music” in 2013. Last year, DJ Snake’s remix, “You Know You Like It,” became one of the most streamed songs of all time crossing double-platinum in sales with over 85 million YouTube views. The London duo is confirmed to perform at a number of festivals this season including Lollapalooza, HARD Summer, Glastonbury and more. Earlier this year, they released the first single, “I’m In Control,” featuring Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan, from the band’s forthcoming sophomore studio album titled, “I Remember,” to be released this fall via Interscope Records.