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

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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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.

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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 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.


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Vans Warped Tour Orlando Tickets On Sale Now

Vans Warped Tour 2016

The complete lineup for the 2016 Vans Warped Tour, Presented by Journeys has finally been revealed, and the tour will be coming to Orlando on July 2nd at Tinker Field.

Less than Jake Warped Tour
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With a lineup that in many ways signals a return to the tour’s roots, the 22nd edition of Warped Tour welcomes back several fan favorites, including: New Found Glory, Tonight Alive, Less Than Jake, Yellowcard, We The Kings, Sleeping With Sirens, Falling In Reverse, Four Year Strong, Reel Big Fish and Pepper and many more.

Ever y Time I Die Warped Tour
Every Time I Die

The new Monster Energy Party Zone will present festival-goers with two stages of heavy music from bands such as, Atreyu, Every Time I Die, Motionless In White, The Color Morale, Chelsea Grin and more.

State Champs Warped Tour
State Champs

In keeping with its longstanding tradition of bringing music fans the best of newer, up-and-coming acts, this year also includes bands like, State Champs, Like Pacific, In Hearts Wake, Capsize and From Ashes To New, plus much more.

Who would have thought that we would be still bringing you the Vans Warped Tour in 2016? Each year I look forward to the summer and the chance to tour with so many old friends and hopefully some new ones,” says tour founder, Kevin Lyman.

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Jim Estepa, President and Chief Executive Officer of Journeys, adds, “As our partnership with Vans Warped Tour grows, we are thrilled to make the jump forward to naming both of the main stages this summer. The visibility, brand growth and full integration that we’ve been able to build into the program with the Warped team has been not only beneficial, but also an incredibly fun relationship to build. Over the years that we’ve worked together, we’ve grown our promotional presence, grown the offerings that we can make to our employees, grown our retail partnerships to include ticket sales in multiple markets and now grown to be the name-partners of the main stages. It feels like a natural next step for us and we are excited to see what the future brings!”

Unite the United Vans Warped Tour

As part of its ongoing mission to help those in need and encourage positive social change, the Warped Tour’s charitable organization Unite The United, will be launching a charity auction to aid LA band, The Ghost Inside in their efforts to recover from a devastating bus collision that occurred while touring last November. The auction will kick off on May 19 at www.Ebay.com/unitetheunited.

For the full list of confirmed artists, dates and venues, visit www.vanswarpedtour.com/bands.

The lineup for the 2016 Vans Warped Tour:

2016 Vans Warped Tour

Journeys Left Foot Stage

Falling In Reverse 6/23-8/13

Four Year Strong 6/24-8/13

Good Charlotte 7/19-7/28

Less Than Jake 6/24-8/13

New Found Glory 6/24-8/13

Reel Big Fish 6/24-8/13

Set It Off 6/24-8/13

Sum 41 6/26-8/7

We The Kings 6/24-8/13

Yellowcard 6/24-8/13


Journey’s Right Foot Stage

3OH!3 7/21-7/31

ISSUES 6/24-8/13

Mayday Parade 6/24-8/13

Pepper 6/24-6/29, 7/1-7/22

Real Friends 6/24-8/13

Sleeping with Sirens 6/24-8/13

State Champs 6/24-8/13

The Maine 6/24-8/13

The Story So Far 6/24-8/13

Tonight Alive 6/24-8/13


Monster Energy Party Zone North Stage

Atreyu 7/19-8/7

Bullet For My Valentine 7/19-7/22

Crown The Empire 6/24-8/13

Every Time I Die 6/24-8/13

Ice Nine Kills 6/24-8/13

Motionless In White 6/24-8/13

The Color Morale 6/24-8/13

The Word Alive 6/24-8/13

Volumes 6/24-7/17

Whitechapel 6/24-8/13

Monster Energy Party Zone South Stage

Chelsea Grin 6/24-8/13

Coldrain 6/24-8/13

Cruel Hand 6/24-8/13

From Ashes To New 6/24-8/13

Gideon  6/24-8/13

In Hearts Wake 6/24-8/13

Oceans Ate Alaska 6/24-8/13

Vanna 6/24-8/13

Veil Of Maya 6/24-8/13


Full Sail Stage

Avion Roe 6/24-7/21

Bad Seed Rising 6/24-7/27

Broadside 6/24-8/13

Cane Hill 6/24-8/13

Capsize 7/17-8/13

Dash Ten 6/24-8/13

Hail The Sun 6/24-7/16

Like Pacific 6/24-8/13

More To Monroe 7/28-8/13

Mother Feather 6/24-8/13

Old Wounds 6/24-8/13

Palaye Royale 6/24-8/13

Reckless Serenade 6/24-8/13

Safe To Say 6/24-8/13

SayWeCanFly 7/22-8/13

Silent Planet 6/24-7/17

The New Low 7/19-8/13

Wage War 6/24-8/13

With Confidence 6/24-8/13

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Watch The Vans Warped Tour Live Webcast From Full Sail University On March 22, 2016

2016 Vans Warped Tour, Presented by Journeys Lineup To Be Revealed via Live Webcast From Campus Of Full Sail University on March 22 at 6PM EST

Event To Feature Live Performances From Selection Of Artists on This Summer’s Tour; Tickets For All Shows On Sale March 22 at 10am

The entire lineup for 2016’s Vans Warped Tour, presented by Journeys®, will be unveiled via a LIVE webcast, direct from Full Sail Live, the state-of-the-art performance venue on the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL on Tuesday, March 22nd at 6pm EST.

Vans Warped Tour 2016 Webcast Announcement
In recent years, the Warped lineup has been revealed via weekly announcements leading up to the kickoff of the tour, so 2016 marks the first time in several years that the ENTIRE lineup will be revealed at once, and the first time ever to be streamed from Full Sail University.

The webcas will feature live performances from a selection of artists performing on this summer’s tour. To join the webcast on March 22nd, visit VansWarpedTour.com.

A limited number of free tickets to the announcement event will be made available to the public. Seating is limited, and will be available on a first come, first served basis. If you are in the Central FL area and are interested in learning how to attend the event in person, visitwww.FullSailBlog.com/VWT.

Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman says, “Last year when I visited Full Sail, I was blown away by their facilities. To be able to use them for our artist announcement webcast is a perfect way to start our 2016 partnership.”

“Since 2012, Full Sail’s relationship with the Vans Warped Tour has led to numerous internship opportunities for our graduates in roles ranging from live audio production to content reporters throughout the multi-city concert tour,” said Full Sail University’s VP of Alumni Relations/Event Producer, Jay Noble. “We are honored to host the 2016 Vans Warped Tour Lineup Announcement event on our campus at Full Sail Live, and look forward to more incredible experiences at the Warped Tour this summer.”

Tickets for this year’s tour will go on sale on March 22nd at 10am local time at VansWarpedTour.com. As a bonus for early bird ticket buyers, the first price levels available will be at the lowest of the tour, and in addition will include a Warped 50-song compilation download from SideOne Dummy Records.

The 41-date trek launches in Dallas, TX on June 24 and concludes on August 13 in Portland, OR. See dates below.

Now in its 22nd year, Vans Warped Tour is the largest traveling music festival in the United States, and the longest-running touring music festival in North America. Originally conceived by founder Lyman in 1995 as an eclectic alternative rock festival, with a focus on punk rock, over the years the tour has grown to include a multitude of genres, including metal, hip hop, reggae, pop and more.

Vans Warped Tour 2016 Webcast Announcement

Vans Warped Tour Dates:

Tickets on sale at 10am local time on March 22nd at VansWarpedTour.com.

6.22 ANCHORAGE, AK Road To Warped Tour
7.27 ST. LOUIS, MO
8.11 BOISE, ID

Vans Warped Tour 2016About Vans Warped Tour:

The Vans Warped Tour®, presented by Journeys®, is well known as America’s longest running touring music festival of the summer. Since 1995, the tour has been a showcase for both established and up and coming talent, across a wide range of eclectic sub-genres.

The tour has also cemented its place in history by bringing alternative rock and skate culture from the underground to the forefront of global youth culture, while at the same time helping those in need through non-profit and eco initiatives.

Alternative Press readers voted the Vans Warped Tour as the “Best Tour/Festival” and Rolling Stone called it “America’s Most Successful Festival”. Now in its 22nd year, the 41-date tour will commence June 24 in Dallas, TX and end on August 13 in Portland, OR.

For more information, visit vanswarpedtour.com.

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Amway Center News: Cirque du Soleil OVO Coming In The Fall

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Amway Center News: Cirque du Soleil OVO coming to Orlando in the Fall

Cirque du Soleil returns to Orlando presenting its newest touring arena show, OVO, never before played in Florida. OVO presented by Visa Signature®, plays the Amway Center September 21 – 25 for seven performances. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 25 at 10 a.m.

Cirque du Soleil OVO 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.

The Creative Team behind the world of OVO is:

  • Artistic Guides Guy Lalibertéand Gilles Ste-Croix
  • Writer, Director and Choreographer Deborah Colker(first female director at Cirque du Soleil)
  • Director of Creation Chantal Tremblay
  • Set and Prop Designer Gringo Cardia
  • Costume Designer Liz Vandal
  • Composer and Musical Director Berna Ceppas
  • Lighting Designer Éric Champoux
  • Sound Designer Jonathan Deans
  • Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer Fred Gérard(for the first time at Cirque du Soleil)
  • Acrobatic Performance Designer Philippe Aubertin
  • Makeup Designer Julie Bégin

Cirque du Soleil OVO Amway Center


Cirque du Soleil Presents OVO | Amway Center Info At-A-Glance

WhatCirque du Soleil Presents OVO

WhenSeptember 21 – 25, 2016

WhereAmway Center | Orlando, Florida

On-SaleFriday, March 25, 2016 | 10 am


Tickets: Starting at $35. Advance tickets for OVO are now available online exclusively to Cirque Club members. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind-the-scenes information. To join, please visit www.cirqueclub.com. 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 and ticket price(s) 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 address is 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 Cirque du SoleilThe company has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in more than 400 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has almost 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from about 50 different countries. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

SponsorsOVO is presented by Visa Signature.®  DHL and ACTIVEON Action Camera are the official sponsors.


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Downtown Food & Wine Fest at Lake Eola Set for February 27 and 28, 2016

Downtown Food & Wine Fest Lake Eola

Downtown Food & Wine Fest at Lake Eola Set for February 27 and 28, 2016

Produced by MIX 105.1, 1059 SUNNY FM, and 101.9 AMP Radio in partnership with the Central Florida Chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association
Downtown Food & Wine Fest Lake Eola

The Eighth Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest is set for Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28, 2016 for more than 30,000 foodies and wine lovers to experience unique local cuisine paired with wines from around the globe.

Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola on Robinson Street, the two-day Fest features mouth-watering dishes from 30 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, 50 domestic and international wines and live entertainment.  A portion of the proceeds benefit the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) Educational Foundation.

Downtown Food & Wine Fest Lake Eola

Featured entertainers include Michael Franti and American Authors with additional live music artists to be announced soon.

Downtown Food & Wine Fest at Lake Eola At-A-Glance

Downtown Food & Wine Fest Lake Eola

Date / Time: 

Saturday, February 27 (noon to 9 p.m.) and Sunday, February 28, 2016 (noon to 7 p.m.)


Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola along Robinson Street


One-Day General Admission

Admission is $15 per person, per day with advance online purchase. Admission at the door is $20 per person, per day.

Two-Day General Admission

For all-weekend Fest fans, a two-day ticket is available for $25 per person with advance online purchase.

Wine Tasters Club

A limited number of Wine Tasters Club passes will be available for purchase for $15 per person at the Fest.  Club members will enjoy up to five 2 oz. pours of their choice throughout the Fest and a souvenir lanyard.

Ultimate Fest Experience

A limited number of Ultimate Fest Experience packages are available for $100 per person, per day and includes a VIP parking pass, general admission, Wine Tasters Club, $20 value in food and beverage tickets, access to the private stage-side VIP tent, private wine/beer bar with premium wines (food and beverage tickets required) and access to private bathrooms reserved for VIP guests.

Food and beverage tickets are available at the Fest for $2 each; food and beverage offerings range from one to four tickets.

“With more than 1,000 events a year, Downtown Orlando offers residents and visitors alike with unique experiences and affordable entertainment options,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “Reoccurring community events like the Downtown Food & Wine Fest help to highlight our growing dining scene and bring awareness to our local businesses, strengthening economic growth to the area.”

Steve Carver, senior vice president and market manager, CBS RADIO Orlando commented, “Through the power of radio and the strength of our partnerships with the FRLA and Orlando restaurateurs, foodies and fans will come together to celebrate the sights, sounds and tastes of Orlando.”

Thirty  top restaurants are scheduled to present culinary tastings including the return of the 2015 Foodie Award winners as honored by a panel of Orlando elected officials, food writers and reporters and celebrity chefs.

2015 Foodie AwardMarlow’s Tavern Shrimp & Grits

2015 Sweet Treat Award: Primo at JW Marriott Orlando Cannoli Gelato Cone

2015 Best of ShowSiro at Orlando World Center Marriott (winner 2013-2015)

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Council of 101 Presents the 34th Annual Antiques Vintage and Garden Show

  Council of 101

Council of 101 Presents the

34th Annual  Antiques Vintage and Garden Show

Appearance by best-selling author India Hicks highlights
February 1921, 2016 event at Orlando Museum of Art
Council of 101 is proud to present the 34th annual Antiques Vintage and Garden Show at the Orlando Museum of Art, from Friday, February 19 through Sunday, February 21, 2016.
Council of 101
A look back at the 2015 event
The Antiques Vintage and Garden Show will feature a dazzling array of collectibles, original art, fine jewelry, silver, porcelains, ceramics, textiles, florals, and furniture, as well as a wide variety of unique home and garden décor. Some of the nation’s most reputable dealers will be on-hand to showcase sought-after merchandise and share expert tips and knowledge.

Event speakers and vendors will guide guests in perfecting their individual style and flair from fashion to furnishings. Seasoned purveyors of antiquities and curious appreciators of style and beauty alike will leave with increased knowledge and perhaps some new additions to beautify their own home.

General admission tickets to the Antiques Vintage and Garden Show are $10.
Special Events
Council of 101
Guest Speaker India Hicks

This year’s guest speaker is India Hicks, a world-renowned author, model, entrepreneur, TV personality and daughter of famed designer David Hicks. Hicks comes from both British and design royalty. As the goddaughter of the Prince of Wales, Hicks served as a bridesmaid at his wedding to Lady Diana.

Hicks will speak at 11:00am on Friday, February 19, and will sign her books Island Style and Island Life. Tickets for this engagement are $45, and include admission to the Antiques Vintage and Garden Show. There will also be a unique opportunity to experience shopping and refreshments with Hicks that same day. For $125 per person, this VIP event also includes prime seating for Hicks’ presentation.
Opening Night Preview PartyThursday, February 186:30pm to 10:00pm – $95 per person includes complimentary valet parking and show admission for a sneak peek preview

What’s it Worth? Appraisal Days – From 1:00pm to 3:00pm each day, visitors can have their own items appraised by an expert. For anyone who’s ever pondered the true value of a family heirloom, this is the opportunity to find out. Reservations are required and are taken starting at noon each day. There is a two item appraisal limit and the cost is $10 per item.

Mystery Home Tour – Saturday, February 20 – 11:00am to 3:00pm – Inspiration seekers can tour a home that is bound to awaken their creative minds. $35 per person includes show admission.

Tickets are available by calling 407-896-4231, Ext. 254 or by visiting http://omart.org/events/antiques_vintage_and_garden_show/.

Admission to the Antiques Vintage and Garden Show includes general admission to Orlando Museum of Art exhibits. During the show, the museum will feature the Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment special exhibition.

The Antiques Vintage and Garden Show is a longstanding fundraiser event benefitting the Orlando Museum of Art and promoting the museum’s mission to advance the positive impact of art and creativity. Council of 101 has aided in raising over $6 million to support the Orlando Museum of Art.

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Check Out The Monster Jam Trucks For Free

 Monster Jam 2015 Orlando Citrus Bowl


Check Out The Monster Jam Trucks For Free Next Week

Monster Jam® Trucks On Display Around Town Thurs., January 21


Five of the show’s biggest stars, the giant monster trucks from Monster Jam, will be on display in Orlando next Thursday, January 21. For fans, it’s a chance to see and take pictures with the enormous trucks and meet the drivers before these beasts roar in to the Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium on Saturday, January 23. Best part, it’s all free to the public.

Monster Jam 2015 Orlando Citrus Bowl

Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, Monster Jam trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster Jam trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.


Monster Energy® Thursday, January 21 2016 12:00PM – 4:00PM Wal-Mart 3101 Princeton Ave. Orlando, FL 32808
Soldier Fortune® Thursday, January 21 2016 3:00PM – 7:00PM Circle K – 700 S. Kirkman Rd. Orlando, FL 32825
Stone Crusher® Thursday, January 21 2016 3:00PM – 7:00PM Gary Yeomans Ford & Lincoln – 1420 N. Tomoko Farms Rd. Daytona Beach, FL 32124
Avenger® Thursday, January 21 2016 3:00PM – 7:00PM Circle K – 190 N. HWY 127 Clermont, FL 34711
Max-D® Thursday, January 21 2016 3:00PM – 7:00PM MetroPCS – 1453 Sand Lake Road Orlando, FL 32809

*Trucks listed above are subject to change.

The official title of the event is Metro PCS, Budweiser, Circle K, & Your Southern Ford Dealers present MONSTER JAM® brought to you by BKT Tires.

Monster Jam 2015 Orlando Citrus Bowl

Advance purchase SuperValue Tickets are ONLY $15.  $125 Total Access Pass / $45 Platinum / $35 Gold Sideline / $25 Corners.Tickets are now on sale at www.ticketmaster.com. All seats reserved. Subject to facility fee, plus convenience and handling charges. Don’t wait – buy tickets in advance as prices go up $5 more the week of show (Jan. 18-23). Get more show information at www.MonsterJam.com (click on “Tickets” and search for OrlandoJanuary 23). The Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium is located at 1610 W. Church Street, Orlando, FL 32805.

For more information on the Monster Jam, log onto www.MonsterJam.com. To follow Monster Jam on Facebook at Twitter, log on to Facebook.com/MJOnline and Twitter.com/MonsterJam.

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Amway Center Concert News: Florence + The Machine How Beautiful Tour Date Announced

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Amway Center Concert News:

Florence + The Machine How Beautiful Tour Date Announced

Following a hugely successful 2015, which saw the release of their first U.S. number one album, “How Big How Blue How Beautiful” (Republic Records), Florence + The Machine will embark on their How Beautiful North America Tour this spring. The tour kicks off on May 13 and visits Orlando’s Amway Center on Saturday, May 14. Tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday, January 16 at 10 a.m. florence and the machine how beautiful tour amway center

Florence + The Machine are currently nominated for five Grammy Awards in the categories of Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Ship to Wreck,” Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance for “What Kind Of Man” and Best Pop Vocal Album for “How Big How Blue How Beautiful.” “How Big How Blue How Beautiful” is also nominated for Best Recording Packaging. The 2016 Grammy Awards take place on February 15. 


Released to extensive critical acclaim and named to best of lists from Rolling Stone, NPR Music, SPIN, American Songwriter, Consequence of Sound and more, the album landed Florence Welch bookings on “Saturday Night Live,” “Good Morning America,” “Ellen,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

With three albums to her name, Welch continues to reach new heights — “How Big How Blue How Beautiful” reached number one in the U.K. (her third number one album in the country), Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Switzerland and Canada after reaching the top spot on iTunes charts in 24 countries worldwide. “How Big How Blue How Beautiful” was written and recorded over the course of 2014. Produced by Markus Dravs (Björk, Arcade Fire, Coldplay) with contributions from Kid Harpoon, Paul Epworth, John Hill and James Ford, the album follows Welch’s globally acclaimed “Lungs” (2009) and “Ceremonials” (2011).

Florence + The Machine | How Beautiful Tour Info At-A-Glance


  • Florence + The Machine } How Beautiful North America Tour


  • Saturday, May 14, 2016 | 7:30 pm


  • Amway Center | Orlando, Florida
  • 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. 

ON SALE:     

  • Saturday, January 16, 2016 | 10:00 am


  • $28.50, $38.50 $48.50 & $78.50. 
  • 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 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). 
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Rumba Bash Presents Nicky Jam Fenix Tour At The Amway Center

Rumba Bash Presents Nicky Jam Fenix Tour At The Amway Center

Rumba Bash Presents Nicky Jam Fenix Tour 2016 At Orlando’s Amway Center

Cárdenas Marketing Network announced RUMBA BASH presents Nicky Jam.  Nicky Jam brings his Fenix Tour to New York, Miami, Chicago and Orlando’s Amway Center on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 7 p.m.

The announcement follows Nicky Jam’s incredible year of achievements that include the worldwide success of his number one hits, “Travesuras” and “El Perdón” (featuring Enrique Iglesias). “El Perdón” was awarded the 2015 Latin Grammy for Best Urban Performance and he also received a number of 2016 Premios Lo Nuestro nominations including, “Collaboration of the Year,” “Urban Artist of the Year,” “Urban Album of the Year” and “Urban Song of the Year.”

“I’m very excited and grateful at this moment in my life with all my fans and all the new emotions I’ve been able to enjoy with my whole team,” said Nicky Jam.

The tour also includes Valentino, Plan B and Cosculluela, who will be performing full sets.


Rumba Bash presents Nicky Jam | Fenix Tour 2016


SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016 | 7 P.M.


Amway Center | Orlando, FL

$40.50, $60.50, $80.50, $100.50 & $130.50 | All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.

On Sale Now

Door opening times for the Amway Center vary according to each event. Guests may enter the arena one hour prior to the start time of each event, unless otherwise specifically noted. Guests may check door times in advance by calling 407.440.7900.

The show reserves the right to approve camera use at any time during and/or before the event and to prohibit the use of any camera that is deemed unacceptable. Cameras with a detachable lens, iPads and the use of flash photography are prohibited at all Amway Center events. Check amwaycenter.com or call the administration office at 407.440.7000 prior to the event for any camera policy updates. Camera policy is subject to change at any time at the show’s discretion.

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Second Harvest Hosts Four Seasons Orlando Chefs for Chef’s Night Series

Second Harvest Food Bank

 Second Harvest Hosts Four Seasons Orlando Chefs for Chef’s Night Series

The Second Harvest Food Bank, as a part of Catering for Good, is hosting a Chef’s Night on January 14, 2016 that will feature Executive Sous Chef Sam Faggetti and Executive Pastry Chef Rabii Saber of Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort.

Second Harvest Food Bank

Chef’s Night brings Central Florida’s top chefs into Second Harvest’s Community Kitchen to celebrate delicious food and raise funds for a good cause.

All proceeds benefit Second Harvest’s Culinary Training Program, which provides students with the skills and inspiration they need to obtain an entry-level position in a food service establishment.

The menu for the event includes: 

First course:

King Crab, Mâché, Celery Root, Broken Grapefruit Vinaigrette
Wine Pairing: Cantina Andriano, Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige

Second course:

Maple Glazed Pork Belly, Brioche Toast, Huckleberry Compote, Poached Egg
Wine Pairing: Riesling, “R,” Kabinett, Pfalz, Germany

Third course:

Pan Roasted Lamb Saddle, Parsnip, Brown Lentils, Pomegranate
Wine Pairing: Tapiz, “Alta” Uco Valley, Mendoza


Lemon Bar with Strawberry and Hibiscus
Wine Pairing: Saracco, Moscato d’Asti, Italy 

Second Harvest Chef’s Night Information At-A-Glance:

When: January 14, 2016 | 6:00 pm

Where: Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
             411 Mercy Drive | Orlando, FL 32805

Cost: $100 per person

Tickets: Purchase tickets at www.FeedHopeNow.org or call 407-514-1048 for more information.

Second Harvest Food Bank

About Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
SHFBCF is a member of Feeding America – the largest charitable domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. SHFBCF secures and distributes food and grocery products to approximately 550 local nonprofit feeding programs throughout Central Florida. Last year, with the help of food and financial donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank distributed 43 million meals to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers and Kids Cafes. Our community turns to Second Harvest’s partner agencies more than 71,000 times per week. To learn more about SHFBCF, visit

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Clown Around Central Florida During Reading With Ringling Day

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        Join Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Ambassadors of Laughter on January 13, 2016              


Get ready to giggle, Central Florida: on Wednesday, January 13, clowns from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will make a special appearance in the region to entertain and interact with the public. The Ambassadors of Laughter will ignite attendees’ funny bones with lighthearted antics that offer a sneak preview of LEGENDSSM, the144th Edition of The Greatest Show On Earth® playing the Amway Center this January.

Reading with Ringling

On Wednesday, January 13, clowns will blend the magic of the circus with the importance of reading during Reading with Ringling Day, a special presentation at the downtown branch of the Orange County Library System. After a lively rendition of a circus-themed book, they’ll engage the audience with juggling, plate spinning and other silly and dynamic demonstrations previewing The Greatest Show On Earth. The clowns will give away stickers and clown noses (while supplies last). The library event is free and everyone is invited. The location and appearance time is:

Reading with Ringling

Orlando Public Library

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

101 East Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801

For more information, call 407-835-7323 or visit www.ocls.info/clowningaround.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends At The Amway Center

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents LEGENDS unveils the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages. Legendary circus artists from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder. Join us for an unforgettable family night of legendary proportions at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS at the Amway Center from January 14-18, 2016. For tickets and more information, visit www.ringling.com.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends At The Amway Center 


Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 75 countries and on six continents to date and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Nuclear Cowboyz®, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt, Disney Live! Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt and Marvel Universe LIVE!  More information about Feld Entertainment is available online at www.FeldEntertainment.com.

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Special Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS Discount #BestGiftEver

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends Amway Center

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & BaileyPresents LEGENDS will be at the Amway Center from January 14-17, 2016, and tickets are available at www.Ringling.com or www.ticketmaster.com and make great Christmas Presents for the whole family!

Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson guides Paulo the Legend Seeker on a quest to discover real, living legends from around the world.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends At The Amway Center

Audiences will experience Alexander Lacey and his enduring bond with his lions, majestic leopard and tigers during one of the most captivating acts.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends At The Amway Center

The Solar Hawks, a dream team of acrobats, come together to amaze by attempting four consecutive triple somersaults on a one-of-a-kind double-wide trapeze specifically designed for The Greatest Show On Earth®.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends At The Amway Center

The Riders of the Wind, Cossack trick-riders will thrill as they thunder into the arena on the backs of thoroughbred horses stealing your breath with their daring stunts. Experience and learn about the special relationship between trainers and treasured Ringling Bros.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends At The Amway Center

Asian Elephants as each trainer shows off individual elephant’s natural skills and abilities.

And while you are getting a present for your family, you can also save $4 off tickets using promo code 4MOM!

Offer valid on all shows EXCEPT Thursdayat 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 14.

And don’t forget that all ticketholders have free access to the All Access Pre-show which starts an hour before the show where you can come down to the arena floor and meet the performers of The Greatest Show On Earth, get autographs, take photos and enter to win a one-of-a-kind pachyderm painting. 

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends At The Amway Center

Ticketholders can also 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 your iPhone or Android smartphone, and provide your name, e-mail and phone number to become a VIP circus insider.

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