Cool cars, hot bikes, and free rock ‘n roll concerts will come together on May 19 to celebrate the grand opening of Ace Cafe Orlando. [Read more…]
Eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken will perform his own music and share anecdotes about his legendary career in a one-man show during July’s D23 Expo 2017. [Read more…]
Kidz Bop fans – rejoice! The children’s music brand is coming to Legoland Florida Resort for three days of music and fun during the first-ever Kidz Bop Weekend, from April 28-30. [Read more…]
At 5 O’Clock on March 30, Universal Hollywood CityWalk celebrated the official opening of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant with live concert performance by singer, songwriter and best-selling author, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band. [Read more…]
Universal Orlando’s annual Christian music festival doesn’t return until September 8-9, but we now know the 2017 Rock the Universe lineup of performers who will be playing at Universal Studios Florida. [Read more…]
Disney-Pixar comes to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in a whole new way this summer, as Disney Parks Blog announced today that “The Music of Pixar Live! A Symphony of Characters,” a new live, limited-time concert complete with appearances from your favorite Disney-Pixar characters. [Read more…]
Parrotheads will flock to their new California roost when Jimmy Buffett himself performs at the Universal Studios Hollywood Margaritaville grand opening on March 30. [Read more…]
Universal Orlando Resort has announced the complete lineup of acts taking Universal Studios Florida’s Music Plaza stage for their 2017 Mardi Gras concerts, from Trace Adkins on February 4, to The All-American Rejects on March 25. [Read more…]
SeaWorld Orlando’s Praise Wave 2017 concert event will lure Christian music fans back to the park on Saturdays starting January 14 through 28. [Read more…]
Popular children’s musical duo Choo Choo Soul will perform live concerts at SeaWorld Orlando on September 10 and 11. [Read more…]
Hard-ticket headliner entertainment is headed to Tampa Bay’s roller coaster headquarters as Busch Gardens Tampa has announced an all-new Red Carpet Series concert program, kicking off with Wayne Brady and Arturo Sandoval.
Magic-loving Muggles who are members of Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center can now purchase tickets to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone In Concert with the Orlando Philharmonic, coming in February 2017 to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Grab onto your fins, because the original Ariel is returning to the role that made her famous. A third performance of the celebrity-studded concert presentation of The Little Mermaid has been added for June 6, 2016, at the Hollywood Bowl, and Jodi Benson herself will be reprising the role of Ariel.
Jodi Benson will be joined by Rebel Wilson as Ursula, John Stamos as Chef Louis, Tituss Burgess as Sebastian, Norm Lewis as King Triton, Darren Criss as Eric, and Joshua Colley as Flounder. Benson and the rest of the cast will be singing the songs from the score of The Little Mermaid with a live orchestra, as the movie plays in the background on the huge Hollywood Bowl screen. For the June 6 performance only, the Opening Guest Stars will include Susan Egan, who was the voice of Meg in Hercules and the original Belle in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, and Brad Kane, who was the singing voice of Aladdin in Aladdin. Mic drop.
Jodi Benson was quoted as saying:
“I’m so thrilled and incredibly blessed to be invited once again to sing at the Hollywood Bowl—and this time as my beloved Ariel during this unique commemoration of our movie, The Little Mermaid,” said Benson. “It’s such a special honor to celebrate my 30th anniversary with the Walt Disney Company by standing on the Hollywood Bowl stage and singing the beautiful music of the brilliant Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. I am truly honored and eternally grateful to Howard and Alan and our directors, Ron Clements and John Musker, for allowing me to bring Ariel to life and to be ‘part of your world’ for all of these many, amazing years.”
Tickets are still available for The Little Mermaid concerts on June 3rd and 4th, which will be headlined by Sarah Bareilles as Ariel. When the concerts were originally announced, composer Alan Menken said:
“It is such an unbelievable abundance of riches to have my score for The Little Mermaid performed by a live orchestra, with incredible guest artists at the Hollywood Bowl…From the animated film to our Broadway production to events like this one, it is just incredible to realize the emotional investment people continue to have with this musical.”
Tickets for Jodi Benson’s June 6 performance go on sale Wednesday April 27 at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com.
Walt Disney World park guests who get off on rocking out to erstaz 80s-era musicians have three more reasons to rejoice, because a trio of new tribute acts have been announced for the 2016 Sounds Like Summer concert series at Epcot. [Read more…]
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has announced two free concerts this Saturday, March 12. [Read more…]
Thirteen pop bands spanning several decades will perform in the Garden Rocks Concert Series at the 23rd Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival March 2 through May 30, 2016. [Read more…]
The Willis Clan, the musical stars of television’s “The Willis Family,”, will perform Jan. 19-22, 2016, at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Disney Springs. [Read more…]
Several hit performers are scheduled to play at this year’s Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando, including Fall Out Boy (pictured above) and Barenaked Ladies. [Read more…]
Fans of the old Mulch, Sweat & Shears band will want to see “American Martian” in concert on Jan. 8, 2016 at House of Blues Orlando at Disney Springs. [Read more…]