Comedian Chris Rock Brings Total Blackout Tour to Dr Phillips Center April 16 and 17

Chris Rock Brings Total Blackout Tour to Dr Phillips Center in April 2017

Chris Rock returns to performing live comedy in 2017 with The Total Blackout Tour, which will stop at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, April 16 and 17.

Rock, a GRAMMY and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, director, writer, and producer, has enjoyed a career spanning more than three decades, and is considered one of comedy’s strongest voices.

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Depeche Mode Brings Global Spirit Tour to Tampa Sept 13, 2017

Depeche Mode Brings Global Spirit Tour to Tampa Sept 13, 2017

Depeche Mode has announced a second North American leg to their Global Spirit Tour, and it includes a stop at Tampa’s MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre on September 13, 2017.

Formed in 1980, Depeche Mode (Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andy Fletcher) continue to win critical and commercial acclaim around the world both in the studio and on the road, with innumerable artists citing them as inspirations and innovators.

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Edgar Winter Plays Plaza Live! Orlando with Rick Derringer Mar 15, 2017

Legendary musician Edgar Winter returns to Central Florida with a show at Plaza Live! Orlando

Legendary musician Edgar Winter returns to Central Florida with a show at Plaza Live! Orlando on March 15, 2017.

Winter is best known for his hit singles “Frankenstein,” and “Free Ride,” and his music has encompassed many genres of music, including rock, jazz, blues, and pop.

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Stevie Nicks and Pretenders Will Rock the Amway Center March 21

Stevie Nicks and Pretenders to Rock the Amway Center March 21, 2017

The iconic Stevie Nicks brings her 24 Karat Gold Tour with special guests Pretenders to the Amway Center in Orlando on March 21, 2017.

Nicks is a multi-platinum selling artist who has been dubbed “the reigning queen of rock and roll” by Rolling Stone Magazine. She became a household name as a member of Fleetwood Mac in the 70s, her vocals gracing hits such as “Rhiannon,” “Landslide,” and “Dreams.”

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Busch Gardens Tampa Announces Concert Line-Up for 2017 Food & Wine Fest

Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival

The annual Food & Wine Festival returns to Busch Gardens Tampa weekends in March and April with great food, beverages, and live music.

The 2017 festival takes place on weekends from March 4 through April 30, and features signature dishes and exciting new cuisine – including duck tacos, lobster ravioli, bacon mac & cheese, brown sugar rubbed pork belly, banana foster panna cotta and cabernet-filled chocolates – as well as an expanded selection of wines, craft brews and cocktails.

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Downtown Food & Wine Fest Returns to Lake Eola Park in Orlando Feb 25-26

Downtown Food & Wine Fest Returns to Lake Eola Park in Orlando

The ninth annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest will take place in downtown Orlando at Lake Eola Park the weekend of February 25 and 26, 2017.

The two-day fest features mouth-watering dishes from some of Orlando’s premier restaurants, as well as domestic and international wines to sample.

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An Evening with Elayne Boosler Comes to Dr Phillips Center March 8

Dr Phillips Center Presents An Evening with Elayne Boosler March 8

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces an evening of laughter and conversation with comedian/writer/animal activist Elayne Boosler on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

Named one of Comedy Central’s “Greatest 100 Standup Comedians of All Time,” Boosler has amassed quite a resume over her 4 decades plus career, including many TV appearances and live comedy specials. This year, she will be featured in CNN’s eight-part documentary series, “The History of Standup Comedy.”

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Headlining Acts Announced for 2017 Garden Rocks Concert Series at Epcot

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One of the highlights of the annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is the Garden Rocks Concert Series, and we have the list of acts that will be appearing.

The festival will run March 1 through May 29, but the concerts will only be held Friday through Monday (which is one day more each week than previous years).

There are several new acts making their first appearance at the Garden Rocks concerts, including pop punk rockers Simple Plan, and 80s hitmaker Berlin featuring Terri Nunn. Mark your calendars, because here is the full schedule:

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Lady Gaga Brings Joanne World Tour to Amalie Arena in Tampa Dec 1, 2017

Lady Gaga Brings Joanne World Tour to Amalie Arena in Tampa Dec 1, 2017

Shortly after her Super Bowl appearance, Lady Gaga announced a new world tour that includes a Tampa show on December 1, 2017.

The Joanne World Tour is named after the entertainer’s recent 5th album, Joanne, which includes the hit singles “Perfect Illusion,” “Million Reasons,” along with my favorite song, “A-Yo.” Joanne debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, marking her 4th consecutive #1 album – the first female to do so in the 2010s.

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Seven Seas Food Festival Debuts at SeaWorld Orlando Starting Feb 11, 2017

Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando is debuting the Seven Seas Food Festival, combining culinary delights with headliner concerts, Saturdays from Feb 11 to May 13, 2017.

Each week guests can sip and sample their way around the world of international coastal cuisine, with more than 60 unique Asian, Latin, European, Polynesian and North Atlantic dishes throughout the park, while enjoying craft beers, paired wines and specialty entertainment.

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Mardi Gras 2017 Kicks off at Universal Orlando February 4

Mardi Gras 2017 Kicks off at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando gets ready to kick off their annual Mardi Gras celebration featuring headliner concerts on February 4. It will run daily through March 25, 2017.

Enjoy Cajun cuisine and drinks, music, and a parade through the park with floats of bead throwers. During this time period, Universal Studios Florida brings the Mardi Gras celebration to Orlando.

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Dr Phillips Center Presents An Evening with Billy Crystal Feb 1

Spend the Night with Billy Crystal at Dr Phillips Center Feb 2017

Tony and Emmy Award-winning comedian/actor/producer/writer/director Billy Crystal brings his U.S. tour to Orlando for a show at Dr Phillips Center on February 1, 2017.

Coming off the heels of his recently critically-acclaimed Australian tour, Crystal promises a hilarious and intimate evening for the Orlando engagement.

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Praise Wave Christian Music Fest Returns to SeaWorld Orlando January 2017

Praise Wave 2017 brings Christian music concerts by TobyMac, Francesca Battistelli, and Skillet to SeaWorld Orlando Saturdays Jan 14 - 28.

Praise Wave 2017 brings Christian music, fellowship, and fun to SeaWorld Orlando Saturdays January 14 through 28.

Live concerts take place at 1:30pm and 4pm in the park’s Nautilus Theater and are included with park admission. Reserved seating packages are also available, starting at $19 additional.

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U2: The Joshua Tree Tour Hits Florida for Two Shows Summer 2017

U2: The Joshua Tree Tour Hits Florida for Two Shows Summer 2017

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic album, The Joshua Tree, U2 will do a limited stadium tour this summer, which will include dates in Tampa and Miami.

Each show of U2: The Joshua Tree Tour will include a performance of The Joshua Tree album in its entirety. The recording earned acclaim from fans and critics alike when it was released March 9, 1987.

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