SeaWorld Orlando Bands, Brew, & BBQ Final Week Headliners

SeaWorld Orlando Bands, Brew, & BBQ Final Week Headliners

SeaWorld Orlando Bands 

Hank Williams, Jr. (MARCH 8) & Alabama (MARCH 9)
SeaWorld Orlando Bands, Brew & BBQ festival features only one more weekend of rocking concerts, mouth-watering BBQ, thirst-quenching beer and toe-tapping fun. It’s the last weekend, March 8 and 9.
  • Country legend Hank WilliamsJr. plays Saturday, March 8.

SeaWorld Orlando Bands, Brew, & BBQ

So you think you know ol’ Bocephus? Well, get ready for the most outspoken, controversial, flat-out rowdy Hank Williams, Jr. album in years with Old School, New Rules. A clearly energized Hank tackles 11 new songs—10 of them self-penned— with a vigor and sense of purpose that makes ample use of his remarkable musicality, instantly recognizable vocals, and always-present charisma. Though he has always been outspoken, Old School, New Rules boasts a completely unfiltered Hank Jr. Everybody knows Hank has lots of opinions about lots of things, but only a rare few could deliver those opinions in such an eloquent, powerful manner, with a traditional Hank sound that drives the message home in unforgettable fashion. Whomever he might be lambasting on a given tune, this is Bocephus at the height of his powers, and it concerns him little what the reaction might be, within the music world or outside it.

  • Country stars Alabama play Sunday, March 9.

SeaWorld Orlando, Bands, Brew, & BBQ

It’s been 40 years since a trio of young cousins left Fort Payne, Alabama, to spend the summer playing in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, bar called The Bowery. It took Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook six long years of tip jars and word of mouth to earn the major label deal they’d been dreaming of, but then seemingly no time at all to change the face of country music. ALABAMA is the band that changed everything. They reeled off 21 straight #1 singles, a record that will probably never be equaled in any genre. They brought youthful energy, sex appeal and a rocking edge that broadened country’s audience and opened the door to self-contained bands from then on, and they undertook a journey that led, 73 million albums later, to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Both shows start at 4 p.m. at the park’s Bayside Stadium. Visit SeaWorldOrlando.com for more details.
Bands, Brew & BBQ also celebrates the food! Serious barbecue connoisseurs can taste it all and pick their favorites. Sample Orlando’s best barbecue from local smokehouses — Bubbalou’s Bodacious Bar-B-Que, Cecil’s Texas Style BAR-B-Q and Sonny’s BBQ® – plus SeaWorld’s very own Sweet & Smokin’ Barbecue. Sip on our ice-cold craft beer selection while enjoying live rocking concerts and exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy. 
Even the little ones have their own area to get up close to animals, work on masterpieces at coloring stations, take photos with SeaWorld costume characters, learn from educators and play interactive games.
During Bands, Brew & BBQ, all Harley-Davidson® riders get free parking when they ride their hog to SeaWorld.  And in between all the eating and line dancing, event-goers can take in the proudly displayed 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
Like all other events at SeaWorld Orlando, Bands, Brew & BBQ is included with park admission or any annual pass product.
The best way to experience Bands, Brew & BBQ is with a Fun Card; pay for a day and play all year – with no blackout dates – to experience all of SeaWorld’s remarkable events.
Visit SeaWorldOrlando.com for more information.  
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About SeaWorld:
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment inspires millions, through the power of entertainment, to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world. The Company has been creating innovative entertainment experiences that blend imagination with nature for more than 50 years and is best known for its 11 U.S. theme parks, attractions that hosted more than 24 million guests in 2012 and include the beloved SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens® and Sesame Place® brands.  The parks offer guests a variety of up-close experiences, from animal encounters that invite exploration and appreciation of the natural world, to thrilling rides and spectacular shows.  In 2011 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment began expanding its popular brands into media and entertainment platforms to connect people to nature and animals through movies, television, and digital media; plus began developing new lines of licensed consumer products. 
 
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care.  The Company maintains one of the largest animal collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of species in zoological facilities and in the conservation of wild populations. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment also operates one of the world’s most respected programs to rescue, rehabilitate and return to the ocean marine animals that are ill, injured and orphaned. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 23,000 animals in need over the last four decades. 
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment employs more than 21,000 people nationwide.
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Full Sail Hall of Fame Music Festival

Full Sail Hall of Fame

Full Sail University Adds Music Festival to 5th Annual Hall of Fame 

Celebration Schedule – February 19-21, 2014

Full Sail University is proud to announce the addition of a three-day music festival to the 5th Annual Hall of Fame celebration featuring nationally and locally recognized bands and artists performing live on Full Sail’s campus. The Hall of Fame music festival will also include gaming exhibits, film screenings, food trucks and more.

This year’s Hall of Fame Music Festival, sponsored by WWE®, will feature performances by: Bear Toe, Beebs and Her Money Makers, Courrier, Jeremy Ellis, The Pauses, Thomas Wynn & The Believers, and many more. Admission to the music festival is free and open to the public, with doors opening at 12pm daily and performances held on the university’s Hollywood-style backlot from 3pm to 9pm. Full Sail’s Hall of Fame Week is sponsored by Sony Electronics’ Professional Solutions of America, with supporting sponsors WWE, Adobe Systems, Inc., Avid, CDW-G, Cisco, Hewlett Packard Co., Murphy Lighting Systems, and Sennheiser.

During Hall of Fame week, guest lectures and panel discussions will take place featuring new and past Hall of Fame inductees and industry leaders from notable companies including, but not limited to, ESPN, Sony, and WWE. Select events within the week will be streamed live to the university’s online students and the public.

Full Sail Hall of Fame

Kicking off the Hall of Fame week celebration on February 18, Full Sail is proud to host the world premiere of Orlando Rising, a documentary film dedicated to the growth and economic impact of the Orlando digital industry. On February 21, the highlight of the multi-day celebration will be the induction ceremony of the latest Full Sail University Hall of Fame induction class comprised of six Full Sail graduates.

“As we embark on our 5th annual Hall of Fame celebration week, and the 35th anniversary of our university, we are filled with an astounding sense of pride surrounding our remarkable university community,” said Full Sail University President, Garry Jones.

Additional information regarding events, music festival performance schedule, and special guests will be announced as Hall of Fame Week approaches. Please visit the mobile-optimized site http://halloffame.fullsail.edu for more details, Like Full Sail University on Facebook and follow @FullSail to join the #FullSailHOF conversation on Twitter.

Full Sail University Logo About Full Sail University:

Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. Recently, Full Sail received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, was named the “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.

Full Sail offers on-campus and online Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree programs in areas related to animation, art, business, education, graphic design, film, marketing, web development, music, recording arts, sports, and video games. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike VGX Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.

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Brad Paisley Coming To The Amway Center

 Brad Paisley Amway Center

Brad Paisley, the connoisseur of country music, announced his Beat This Winter Tour today. Paisley, the Country Music Entertainer of the Year, visits the Amway Center on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 15 at 10 a.m

WHAT:

Brad Paisley | Beat This Winter Tour

With Special Guests

Chris Young & Danielle Bradbery

WHERE:

Amway Center | Orlando, Florida

WHEN:

Saturday, January 25, 2014

ON SALE:  

Friday, November 15, 2013 | 10:00 am

Special guests on the tour include Chris Young, winner of USA Network’s television program, “Nashville Star” in 2006 and Danielle Bradbery, the youngest and current winner of NBC’s “The Voice.” 

TICKETS$37.50$67.50 $87.50 – Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office  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. 

Amway Center 

ABOUT AMWAY CENTER

The Orlando Magic served as the developer of the Amway Center, which hosts major national events, concerts and family shows.  Opened in the fall of 2010, the facility is owned and operated by the City of Orlando on behalf of the Central Florida community. The Amway Center was designed to reflect the character of the community, meet the goals of the users and build on the legacy of sports and entertainment in Orlando. The building’s exterior features a modern blend of glass and metal materials, along with ever-changing graphics via a monumental wall along one facade. A 180-foot tall tower serves as a beacon amid the downtown skyline. The 875,000 square foot, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building features a sustainable, environmentally-friendly design and unmatched technology, including 1,100 digital monitors, the tallest high-definition video board in an NBA venue and multiple premium amenities available to all patrons in the building. Amway Center was recently honored with TheStadiumBusiness Awards’ 2013 Customer Experience Award and named SportsBusiness Journal’s 2012 Sports Facility of the Year. For more information about the Amway Center, visit www.amwaycenter.com.

 

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Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Stopping At The Amway Center

Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Amway Center

Global superstar Miley Cyrus announced details behind her highly anticipated Bangerz Tour, which is produced and promoted by Live Nation. The tour kicks off on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2014, visiting 38 cities throughout the United States and Canada. The Bangerz Tour stops in Orlando at the Amway Center on March 24, 2014.  Tickets go on sale Saturday, November 16 at 10 a.m.

WHAT:          

Miley Cyrus | Bangerz Tour    

WHEN:         

Monday, March 24, 2014 | 7 PM

WHERE:       

Amway Center | Orlando, Florida       

ON SALE:    

Saturday, November 16, 2013 | 10 AM

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, November 12 at 10 a.m. local time through Friday, November 15 at 10 p.m. local time.  Fans have additional opportunities to purchase tickets early by signing up for a Facebook RSVP at http://bit.ly/_MileyRSVP.  Additional details are available at www.livenation.com.

Details for Cyrus’ Bangerz Tour follow her surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live where she announced to fans that she would be launching a tour soon.  The announcement comes on the heels of her well-received appearance on the show (re-airing November 9) as both host and musical performer on October 5 that was part of a series of headline-making appearances that supported the release of her new album, “Bangerz,” on RCA Records.  “Bangerz” debuted at number one on both the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and the Digital Album chart with over 270,000 albums sold.  Additionally, during release week, “Bangerz” hit number one on iTunes in more than 70 countries.  Both singles, “Wrecking Ball” and “We Can’t Stop,” off “Bangerz” have already sold 4.3 million copies in the U.S. alone.  “Wrecking Ball” hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for two weeks.  It became Cyrus’ first Billboard Hot 100 number one and her fastest-flying top 10 on Radio Songs.

“Wrecking Ball” also hit number one on Spotify where it reached the highest streams ever for any track in the U.S. beating the next highest week by nearly 500,000 plays.  This exciting news came just two days after her music video for “Wrecking Ball” became the fastest music video ever to reach certified status, Vevo’s milestone for videos delivering 100 million views, in only six days.  Cyrus shattered the previous record which she held for “We Can’t Stop,” certified by Vevo just 37 days after it premiered.

“Bangerz” has received rave reviews including Entertainment Weekly calling it “…utterly fresh, a pop blitz from a hip-hop blueprint, and proof that Miley won’t settle for just shocking us.”  US Weekly declared it “the year’s most titillating pop explosion,” awarding the album “4 stars (out of 4).”

TICKETS$37.50, $67.50 & $87.50 – Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office  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. 

Amway Center

ABOUT AMWAY CENTER

The Orlando Magic served as the developer of the Amway Center, which hosts major national events, concerts and family shows.  Opened in the fall of 2010, the facility is owned and operated by the City of Orlando on behalf of the Central Florida community. The Amway Center was designed to reflect the character of the community, meet the goals of the users and build on the legacy of sports and entertainment in Orlando. The building’s exterior features a modern blend of glass and metal materials, along with ever-changing graphics via a monumental wall along one facade. A 180-foot tall tower serves as a beacon amid the downtown skyline. The 875,000 square foot, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building features a sustainable, environmentally-friendly design and unmatched technology, including 1,100 digital monitors, the tallest high-definition video board in an NBA venue and multiple premium amenities available to all patrons in the building. Amway Center was recently honored with TheStadiumBusiness Awards’ 2013 Customer Experience Award and named SportsBusiness Journal’s 2012 Sports Facility of the Year. For more information about the Amway Center, visit www.amwaycenter.com.

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Cher Dressed To Kill Tour Coming To Amway Center

Cher Dressed to Kill Tour Amway Center

It’s now official. The one and only Cher revealed that she is kicking off her “Dressed To Kill” 49-city North American Tour beginning in Phoenix on March 22 with stops in NY, LA, Boston, Las Vegas and other major markets. Cher shared the happy news with her fans following her performance on the Today Show this morning. Cher plays the Amway Center on May 16 tickets go on sale.

What: Cher | Dressed to Kill Tour

When: Friday, May 16, 2014 | 8 pm

Where: Amway Center | Orlando, Florida

On Sale: Friday, October 11, 2013 | 12 Noon

The national tour promoter is Marshall Arts USA.   For ticket information and to sign up for tour updates, please visit Cher.com.

“The Farewell Tour,” Cher’s previous tour later dubbed “The Never Can Say Goodbye Tour,” was one of the most successful tours ever by a solo artist and played for a record-breaking 325 dates and was seen by over 5.5 million people.

American Express® Card members can purchase tickets to select cities before the general public beginning Monday September 30 at 10 a.m. throughThursday, October 3 at 10 p.m.

All online ticket purchases (presale and general public) receive a free copy of Cher’s new album “Closer To The Truth,” due to release September 24 on Warner Bros Records.

Cher is in New York this week celebrating the album’s release with upcoming appearances on David Letterman (September 24) and Live! with Kelly & Michael (October 1).  Cher will also appear as a mentor with Blake Shelton on NBC’s “The Voice” airing in October.

TICKETS$25.50, $45.50, $95.50 & $131 – 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. 

Amway Center

ABOUT AMWAY CENTER

The Orlando Magic served as the developer of the Amway Center, which hosts major national events, concerts and family shows.  Opened in the fall of 2010, the facility is owned and operated by the City of Orlando on behalf of the Central Florida community. The Amway Center was designed to reflect the character of the community, meet the goals of the users and build on the legacy of sports and entertainment in Orlando. The building’s exterior features a modern blend of glass and metal materials, along with ever-changing graphics via a monumental wall along one facade. A 180-foot tall tower serves as a beacon amid the downtown skyline. The 875,000 square foot, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building features a sustainable, environmentally-friendly design and unmatched technology, including 1,100 digital monitors, the tallest high-definition video board in an NBA venue and multiple premium amenities available to all patrons in the building. Amway Center was recently honored with TheStadiumBusiness Awards’ 2013 Customer Experience Award and named SportsBusiness Journal’s 2012 Sports Facility of the Year. For more information about the Amway Center, visit www.amwaycenter.com.

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John Mayer Born And Raised Tour Coming To Amway Center

Amway Center

Seven-time Grammy Award®-winning singer, songwriter and musician John Mayer announced additional dates for his current U.S. tour after a successful summer run, selling out in Los Angeles, Denver, Houston and Dallas among many other major cities. This is the singer’s first tour following a three-year hiatus. John Mayer brings his Born and Raised Tour to the Amway Center on December 9.  Tickets go on sale September 20 at 10 a.m.

WHAT:          JOHN MAYER | BORN AND RAISED TOUR with special guest PHILLIP PHILLIPS

WHEN:          MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013 | 7:30 P.M.

WHERE:       AMWAY CENTER | ORLANDO, FLORIDA

ON SALE:     FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 | 10 A.M.

The new tour dates kick off on November 19 and run through December 17 with Phillip Phillips (“Home,” “Gone, Gone, Gone”) continuing to support for most U.S. shows. Citi cardmembers have exclusive access to pre-sale tickets with most dates going on sale September 17 at 10 a.m. EST.  For full details please visit www.citiprivatepass.com and www.johnmayer.com.

Mayer’s new album “Paradise Valley” debuted at number one in four countries and in the Top 10 in another 8 countries.  The new album also marks his highest career chart entry in Switzerland, Ireland, Austria, Italy and Belgium.  His previous albums – “Room for Squares,” “Heavier Things,” “Continuum,” live album “Where the Light Is,” “Battle Studies” and “Born and Raised” – have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide combined.

Mayer is using the U.S. tour to both raise funds for and heighten awareness of the effects of post-traumatic stress on our military veterans.  One dollar from each tour ticket sold in the U.S. will go to the Northern California Institute for Research and Education (NCIRE).  Mayer partnered with NCIRE two years ago to create programs that help veterans return to healthy and productive civilian lives.

He has been honored with seven Grammy Awards and an additional 11 nominations.  Mayer has also been included in Time Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential contemporary thinkers, leaders, artists and entertainers, and twice been featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine’s annual “Guitar” issue.  Last year, he was honored in Washington, D.C. by the Recording Academy for his philanthropic work on behalf of both U.S. military veterans and young people interested in music.

TICKETS$33, $53 & $73 – 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. 

Amway Center

ABOUT AMWAY CENTER

The Orlando Magic served as the developer of the Amway Center, which hosts major national events, concerts and family shows.  Opened in the fall of 2010, the facility is owned and operated by the City of Orlando on behalf of the Central Florida community. The Amway Center was designed to reflect the character of the community, meet the goals of the users and build on the legacy of sports and entertainment in Orlando. The building’s exterior features a modern blend of glass and metal materials, along with ever-changing graphics via a monumental wall along one facade. A 180-foot tall tower serves as a beacon amid the downtown skyline. The 875,000 square foot, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building features a sustainable, environmentally-friendly design and unmatched technology, including 1,100 digital monitors, the tallest high-definition video board in an NBA venue and multiple premium amenities available to all patrons in the building. Amway Center was recently honored with TheStadiumBusiness Awards’ 2013 Customer Experience Award and named SportsBusiness Journal’s 2012 Sports Facility of the Year. For more information about the Amway Center, visit www.amwaycenter.com.

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Rock The Universe At Universal Orlando Resort Details

Universal Orlando Resort’s Rock The Universe Returns This September

With Two Days Of Powerful Christian Rock Performances 

Rock the Universe

 Tickets are On Sale Now for the Biggest Christian Music Festival in Florida, Featuring Concerts by Switchfoot, Casting Crowns, Lecrae and More

 

On September 6 and 7, guests at Universal Orlando’s Rock the Universe 2013 will enjoy a faith-filled weekend featuring performances by 18 of Christian Rock’s most popular bands – such as Lecrae, Switchfoot, and Casting Crowns, inspiring guest speakers, access to unparalleled theme park entertainment and more.

 Rock the Universe

There are a variety of ticket options available for Rock the Universe 2013. The best way to experience the event is with the “Rock Your Weekend” ticket, which includes admission to both nights of Rock the Universe and three days admission to both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. This ticket is available for purchase online through Aug. 30, 2013 and will not be available at the park entrance. See below for all ticket options.

 

ROCK  THE UNIVERSE 2013 OFFERS

 (prices do not include tax)

BEST OFFER“Rock Your Weekend” Ticket Must Be Purchased On or BeforeAug. 30

  • Groups of 10 or more:$103.99 per person
  • Individuals:  $108.99 per person
  • Three days park-to-park admission to Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure
    Sept. 6 -8
  • Admission to both nights of Rock the Universe 2013
  • Access to Sunday Morning Worship services
Rock the Universe 2013 Two-Night Ticket Advance Pricing

  • Groups of 10 or more: $74.99 per person
  • Individuals:  $79.99 per person

Day-of$88.99 per person

  • Admission to Rock the Universe 2013 onboth Friday, Sept. 6 and Saturday, Sept. 7
Rock the Universe 2013 One-Night Ticket Advance Pricing

  • Groups of 10 or more: $49.99 per person
  • Individuals: $54.99 per person

Day-of:  $62.99 per person

  • Admission to Rock the Universe 2013 oneither Friday, Sept. 6 or Saturday, Sept. 7

 

Rock the Universe 2013’s lineup features some of the biggest names in Christian music, including Lecrae – who won Best Gospel Album at the 2012 Grammy Awards; three-time Grammy award-winning group Casting Crowns; Grammy nominated artist and winner of 20 Dove AwardsChris Tomlin; and rock band Switchfoot, who has sold millions of albums worldwide. The full line-up is below.

ROCK THE UNIVERSE 2013 LINE-UP

Friday, September 6

Saturday, September 7

Switchfoot Casting Crowns
Chris Tomlin Jesus Culture
Crowder Lecrae
Tenth Avenue North Relient K
Family Force 5 Red
Colton Dixon Everfound
Kyle Sherman Crave
Dara McClean Dara McClean
OBB OBB
Love & The Outcome Love & The Outcome
Alma Vertical Alma Vertical

** Names in bold indicate headlining acts.

 

Rock the Universe 2013 guests will also enjoy the wildly popular Coca-Cola fan zone – where they can experience live music by additional artists, autograph sessions with the bands, karaoke and more – and access to Universal Orlando’s thrilling theme park rides, including the new blockbuster mega-attraction, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D.

 

For more details about Rock the Universe 2013, visit www.RocktheUniverse.com.

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Epcot’s Eat To The Beat Concert Series Line-Up

Eat to the Beat

With this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival right around the corner, September 27 – November 11, it’s time to look at the line up for the Eat to the Beat Concert Series!

I am really excited about the new acts that will be joining this year’s lineup! The new bands include the Go-Go’s, Edwin McCain, The Manhattan Transfer, Wilson Phillips, Spin Doctors and Christopher Cross. And I am even more happy to see that so many of my favorites like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Sugar Ray, and Boyz II Men are returning!!!

Eat to the Beat

Here is the full Eat to the Beat Concert schedule:

  • Sept. 27-29 – Starship starring Mickey Thomas
  • Sept. 30-Oct. 1 – Go-Go’s
  • Oct. 2-4 – Air Supply
  • Oct. 5-6 – Sister Hazel
  • Oct. 7-9 – Sugar Ray
  • Oct. 10-11 – Edwin McCain
  • Oct. 12-13 – Manhattan Transfer
  • Oct. 14-15 – Wilson Phillips
  • Oct. 16-17 – The Pointer Sisters
  • Oct. 18-20 – Night Ranger
  • Oct. 21-23 – Boyz II Men
  • Oct. 24-25 – Survivor
  • Oct. 26-27 – 38 Special
  • Oct. 28-30 – Smash Mouth
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 1 – Spin Doctors
  • Nov. 2-3 – Christopher Cross
  • Nov. 4-5 – Hanson
  • Nov. 6-8 – Dennis DeYoung
  • Nov. 9-11 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

The Eat to the Beat Concert Series is free with admission to Epcot, and takes place in the American Gardens Theater in World Showcase nightly at 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, and 8:00 pm. The concerts are about 30 minutes long, but you will want to be prepared to line up extra early if it is one of your favorite bands!!!

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Matisyahu At Hard Rock Live Orlando

Matisyahu

This year Matisyahu returns to Orlando, and will be performing on September 17 at the Hard Rock Live Orlando.

Matisyahu puts on an amazing show that is perfect for teenagers, young adults, and all Matisyahu fans. The performance features a full band and highlights songs from Matisyahu’s new record Spark Seeker as well as some fan favorite songs like “One Day”, “King Without a Crown”, “Sunshine”, and “Jerusalem”.

The Hard Rock Live Orlando is located at Universal CityWalk, and is a really great place to see a concert and I love Matisyahu!!!

Tickets are still available, so what are you waiting for???

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Sounds Like Summer Concert Series Brings Classic Hits to Epcot Through July

Sounds Like Summer

Summer sizzles at Epcot as some of the world’s greatest tribute bands rock the stage on select summer nights. Classic hits U2, The Bee Gees, The Police, and many more will rock during Sounds Like Summer concert series. The high-energy performances for Walt Disney World Resort guests take place at the open-air America Gardens Theatre in World Showcase.

The Sounds Like Summer Concert Schedule:

Entertainment subject to change without notice

  • June 9 to 15: Stayin’ Alive ~ A Tribute to the Bee Gees
  • June 16 to 22: Hotel California ~ A Salute to the Eagles
  • June 23 to 29: Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot ~ The Ultimate Billy Joel Tribute Show
  • June 30 to July 6: Slippery When Wet ~ The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute
  • July 7 to 13: SouthBound and Company ~ A Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • July 14 to 20: The Police Experience ~ A Tribute to The Police
  • July 21 to 27: 2U ~ A Tribute to U2
Sounds Like Summer
Stayin’ Alive ~ A Tribute to the Bee Gees kicks off the Sound Like Summer Concert Series on Saturday, June 9 at the America Gardens Theatre in the Epcot World Showcase

Show times are 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 p.m. – except on July 4 when show times are 5:15, 6:30, 7:45 and 9 p.m.

Sounds Like Summer concerts are included with Epcot admission.

 

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D23 Expo To Host Once-In-A Lifetime Concert with Richard M. Sherman And Alan Menken

D23 Expo

The two Academy Award®-winning composers and Disney Legends share the stage for one night only performing “The Disney Songbook” at the D23 Expo 2013, Saturday, August 10

 

For one night only, two of the world’s most celebrated songwriters and composers will take to the stage for “Richard M. Sherman and Alan Menken: The Disney Songbook.” The concert will take place at the D23 Expo 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center in the D23 Expo Arena on Saturday, August 10.

Together Sherman and Menken have won a combined 10 Academy Awards for their work with Disney, and have composed music and songs for more than three dozen Disney feature films, over two dozen Disney Park attractions and half a dozen Disney musicals on Broadway.

“I can’t express how excited I am that my esteemed friend Alan Menken and I will be sharing the same bill for the very first time,” said Sherman. “Alan is an incredible talent, and I know we’re both thrilled to be performing for Disney’s most ardent fans—they’re the best and I can’t wait to be a part of what promises to be a very special night for all of us.”

“Richard Sherman and I share so many things; our cherished association with The Walt Disney Company, the blessing of having the opportunity to share our musical talents with “children of all ages” and a genuine mutual admiration—but one thing we’ve never gotten to share is a concert stage,” said Menken. “This summer at the D23 Expo 2013, we will do just that. And I can’t think of anyone I’d prefer to share that stage with. Richard, along with his brother Robert, wrote songs that filled my formative years with joy and fantasy. And, all these years later, I can say with complete honesty that there is no one I’ve met in our business who is more warm and generous than my friend and fellow songwriter, Richard Sherman.”

Admission to the concert will be on a first-come, first-served basis and is included in the price of a ticket to the D23 Expo. In addition to the 4,000-seat D23 Expo Arena, the concert will be simulcast into a 2,000-seat overflow theater inside the Convention Center.

Richard M. Sherman and his brother Robert B. Sherman composed some of the most beloved songs in the Disney canon. The Disney Legends won two Oscars® for their work on Mary Poppins, and during their decades–long association with Disney they wrote more than 200 songs for 27 films and two dozen television productions. They made unforgettable contributions to such Disney films as The Parent Trap, The Jungle Book, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and the entire Winnie the Pooh series, as well as the family classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. They also penned beloved songs for Disney Parks including the theme songs for Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, it’s a small world, and Carousel of Progress. Richard wrote the song “Make Way for Tomorrow Today” for the blockbuster film Iron Man 2, and is working on a new stage musical based on Walt Disney’s 1967 animated film classic The Jungle Book, premiering this June at the Goodman Theater in Chicago.

With eight Academy Awards, Alan Menken has received more Oscars than any living person. He has written songs and scores for some of the world’s most beloved films: Tangled (Oscar nominee), Enchanted (three Oscar nominations) The Little Mermaid (two Oscar wins), Beauty and the Beast (two Oscar wins), Aladdin (two Oscar wins), Pocahontas (two Oscar wins), Hercules (Oscar nominee), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Oscar nominee), Little Shop of Horrors (Oscar nominee), Home on the Range and Newsies. His song “Star Spangled Man,” was the patriotic anthem of the 2011 hit film Captain America: The First Avenger.

Menken’s Broadway successes include his 2012 Tony Award® for Newsies, plus The Little Mermaid (Tony Award nominee), Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, and Sister Act (Tony Award nominee). His other stage productions include King David, God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and his latest stage production Aladdin: The New Musical, opening next year. At Disney Parks, Menken added an exclusive ballad (“To Be Free”) to his song score for Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular at Disney California Adventure and penned “Compass of Your Heart,” the catchy theme song for the attraction Sinbad’s Storybook Voyage at Tokyo DisneySea

Tickets for the D23 Expo are available at a discounted price for a limited time. Though June 15, tickets are $52 for a one-day adult admission and $42 for children 3–12. Tickets for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club are $45 for a one-day adult admission and $37 for children. Multi-day money-saving tickets are also available for both D23 Members and the general public, and D23 Members can save as much as $144 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Member rate before June 15. For more information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for members and general admission, visit D23Expo.com.

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About D23 Expo 2013

The D23 Expo—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings the entire world of Disney under one roof, providing attendees with unprecedented access to Disney films, television, and theme parks. For the latest D23 Expo 2013 news, visit D23Expo.com. To be part of the D23 Expo conversation, make sure to follow @DisneyD23 and tag your tweets with #D23Expo.

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About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his fledgling studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 90-year history. D23 gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication Disney twenty-three; a rich website at D23.com; member-exclusive discounts and special events for D23 Members throughout the year, highlighted by the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, August 9–11, 2013.

 

Fans can join D23 at D23.com and at www.DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow us @DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.

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Josh Groban In the Round Tour Coming to the Amway Center

Josh Groban In the Round Tour

Josh Groban In the Round Tour                   

WHEN:          Saturday, November 9, 2013 | 8 pm

WHERE:        Amway Center | Orlando, Florida

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

One of the greatest voices in contemporary music”

            Noise 11

 

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

            Australian Stage

 

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

            Australia Associated Press

 

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

            Libel New Zealand

 

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

            Yahoo New Zealand 

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

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

ABOUT AMWAY CENTER

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

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Michael Bublé Coming to the Amway Center October 30, 2013

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Amway Center News: Michael Bublé Coming October 30, 2013

Michael Bublé 

Michael Bublé’s “To Be Loved” CD just debuted at the number one spot on Billboard Magazine’s  Top 200 Pop Charts.  Next for the Canadian superstar is a 40-city U.S. concert tour beginning on September 7.  Bublé officially announced the tour during his appearance on “The Ellen Show” today and the dates were confirmed by Don Fox of Beaver Productions, the national tour promoter.  Bublé performs at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on October 30.  More information regarding the on sale date is coming soon.

“I’m very excited to get back on the road and perform for my fans.  It’s been awhile but we’re rested up and ready to have a big party on stage every night,” commented Bublé.

Bublé has already sold out l0 nights at the 02 Arena in London beginning June 30 and five nights at the 02 Arena in Dublin beginning July 15.  His previous Crazy Love Tour sold out in 80 U.S. cities and was seen by over two million fans worldwide. “To Be Loved” is Bublé’s fourth consecutive number one album.  In conjunction with the release, he co-hosted “The Today Show” and appeared on “Kelly & Michael,” “The Ellen Show,” “Nightline,” “Dancing With The Stars,” “Chelsea Lately” show and a surprise appearance in a New York subway station which immediately went viral.  The multi-Grammy®-winning artist has had global sales of 45 million albums sold in the course of his extraordinary decade long career.  Bublé’s last CD, the multi-platinum “Christmas,” was the second most successful selling album of 2011.

 

WHAT:          Michael Bublé

WHEN:          Wednesday, October 30, 2013 ~ 8 P.M.

WHERE:        Amway Center | Orlando, Florida

ON SALE:     To Be Announced

 

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

ABOUT AMWAY CENTER

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

 

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Hard Rock Hotel Velvet Sessions Taylor Dayne March 28

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Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando’s Velvet Sessions
Featuring Taylor Dayne Set for Thursday, March 28

WHAT:
Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando’s Velvet Sessions lobby concert series continues in March with Taylor Dayne performing her hits “Tell It To My Heart,” “With Every Beat Of My Heart,” “Don’t Rush Me,” “Heart of Stone,” “Love Will Lead You Back,” “I’ll Always Love You” and more!

Velvet Sessions is Hard Rock Hotel’s special rock ‘n’ roll cocktail party and lobby concert held the last Thursday of the month (January through October). Log onto VelvetSessions.com to buy your tickets and to receive monthly updates on who?s playing.

A Velvet Sessions ticket includes: FREE specialty drinks, finger foods and warm-up tunes from 6:30 pm until show time, cash bars and live band from show time onward and complimentary valet parking*

Velvet Sessions is a 21 and older event.

WHEN:
Thursday, March 28, 2013, at 6:30 pm

WHERE:
Velvet Bar & Lobby Lounge
Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando
5800 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, Florida  32819-7834

TICKETS**:
Velvet Sessions tickets are $29 on-line or $35 at the door.

Purchase tickets on-line and receive early entry at 6:00 pm.

To purchase tickets and for more information, log onto VelvetSessions.com or call 407-503-2401
*^Velvet Sessions is a separately ticketed event; ticket prices include Florida sales tax at 6.0% and Orange County discretionary sales surtax at 0.5%; on-line ticketing fees apply. **Complimentary and special parking rates not valid for overnight hotel guests. Dates, activities and entertainment subject to change without notice. Cameras are not permitted at Velvet Sessions. Hard Rock Hotel © Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. All rights reserved. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2013 Universal Studios. © 2013 Universal Orlando. All rights reserved.

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Celtic Woman Coming to Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre

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The enchanting Irish musical ensemble Celtic Woman returns to America for an expansive four-month concert tour, beginning on February 21 following on the heels of the group’s sold-out Christmas Celebration tour.  In addition, Celtic Woman was recently named Billboard Magazine’s number one World Music Artist in their year-end issue. Celtic Woman plays the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, May 4 and tickets are on sale now.

Celtic Woman combines the talents of four gifted Irish women – vocalists Chloë AgnewLisa Lambe and Susan McFadden, and violinist Máiréad Nesbitt – whose dazzling performances combine the sounds and sensibility of Irish traditional music with memorable original compositions and contemporary pop standards.  The 2013 tour boasts an exciting new stage production and the return of such enduring fan favorites as “You Raise Me Up” and “Orinoco Flow.”

Since its formation in 2004, Celtic Woman has emerged as both a spectacular commercial success and a global cultural phenomenon.  The group’s uplifting mix of timeless tradition and contemporary craft has transcended national and cultural borders to touch the hearts of a devoted international fan base, who have embraced Celtic Woman’s hugely successful public television specials and made their CDs and DVDs into multi-platinum best-sellers.  The group’s albums have sold more than seven million copies around the world. Celtic Woman’s two album releases in 2012, the acclaimed “Believe” CD/DVD and the holiday-themed CD “Home For Christmas,” both debuted at number one on Billboard’s World Music chart – marking eight-consecutive chart-topping albums for the group.

Celtic Woman recently made their soap opera debut as featured guests in multiple episodes of the CBS daytime drama “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

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Having sold nearly three million concert tickets worldwide, Celtic Woman has won a dedicated and loyal audience in America, where their elaborately staged, visually stunning concert tours consistently draw sellout crowds.  Singing songs of love, loss, hope and inspiration, Celtic Woman celebrates the emotional resonance of Ireland’s centuries-old musical and cultural heritage while taking advantage of the limitless options of state-of-the-art production.  The result is a breathtaking musical and theatrical experience to be enjoyed by multiple generations of concertgoers.

Celtic Woman

WHO:        Celtic Woman

WHEN:      Saturday, May 4, 2013 | 8 p.m. 

WHERE:    Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre | Orlando, Florida

TICKETS:  $38.50, $69.50 & $99 – All seats reserved.  Tickets are available through OrlandoVenues.net, Chase® box office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 and at Ticketmaster.com.  All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.  For box office and ticket information call 407.440.7900      .

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