AARP expo to bring celebrities, concerts for the 50 plus crowd to Orlando


AARP (an association for people aged 50 and older) is bringing its annual National Event & Expo to Orlando this fall. Taking place at the Orange County Convention Center from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, [email protected]+ is a three-day event geared towards those over 50 and will offer something for everyone with entertainment, celebrities, experts and exhibits.

“We’re looking forward to having thousands of our members join us and experience this year’s unique and exciting event,” said A. Barry Rand, AARP’s CEO. “[email protected]+ is geared specifically to address the wants and needs of people age 50 plus and to help them live their best life and discover what’s next, in all areas, whether it’s health & fitness, entertainment & relationships, or technology and finances. We’ve got something for everyone.”

In addition to three concerts and a popular dance party, attendees of [email protected]+ will also experience extensive exhibits; lifestyle, education and feature sessions; and health and fitness classes.

Some of the renowned personalities already confirmed to appear are Whoopi Goldberg, Larry King, “The Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan, Martina Navratilova, Patty Loveless, Olympia Dukakis, Richie Havens, Judy Collins, Marlo Thomas, Rob Reiner and Jane Pauley.

Concerts include:
Thursday, Sept. 30: Gladys Knight and B.B. King.
Friday, Oct. 1: The World’s Greatest Dance Party featuring Los Lobos, Gloria Gaynor and the World Classic Rockers (pictured above). Hosted by Tom Joyner.
Saturday, Oct. 2: Crosby, Stills and Nash; Judy Collins; Richie Havens

In addition to great talent, informational sessions and entertainment, [email protected]+ will feature an exhibit hall covering more than 400,000 square feet with more than 350 exhibitors offering information and various products and services. Exhibits will feature new and future technologies, appliances, travel and leisure destinations, and other products and services.

For those looking to get the party started a day early, AARP will host an exclusive pre-event get-together for registered attendees on Sept. 29 at Universal Orlando. For an additional cost, attendees of the “Great AARP Meet and Greet” will have the chance to enjoy an afternoon in the theme parks, and dine and dance the night away at the bars and clubs in Universal’s CityWalk.

Admission to [email protected]+ is $25 for AARP members ($35 for non-members). The entry fee includes access to the Exhibit Floor, Exhibit Floor Performance Stage, Opening and Closing Shows, and Educational Sessions for all three days. Non-Member registration includes a 1-year membership to AARP.

Tickets for the dance party and concerts are an additional fee and start at $25. Tickets for the “Great AARP Meet and Greet” are an additional $95. Online registration is open now at aarp.org/events or at 1-800-883-2784.


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