‘The Music of Pixar Live!” to Debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Memorial Day Weekend 2017

'The Music of Pixar Live!" to Debut at Disney's Hollywood Studios Memorial Day Weekend 2017

Walt Disney World has announced Disney’s Hollywood Studios will present “The Music of Pixar Live! – A Symphony of Characters” starting May 26, 2017.

This limited-time event will showcase music from Pixar Animation Studios films, like Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, and Cars, complete with a live orchestra.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks for Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Orlando and Central Florida

Looking for a place to celebrate the end of 2014 and the arrival of the new year? Then check out this list of options to ring in 2015 here in Orlando.

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating New Year's Eve in Orlando

From the theme parks to massive parties to low key celebrations to family events, here are our picks for celebrating New Year’s Eve in the Orlando area. Some are even free:

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Velvet Sessions at the Hard Rock Hotel Presents Soul Asylum October 29

Every month, except November and December, the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando hosts a live concert called Velvet Sessions. It’s a 21 and over event that features classic rock and pop artists performing in an intimate club-like atmosphere.

Soul Asylum

This month, Soul Asylum will be performing on Thursday, October 29. The band formed in Minneapolis, MN, in the early 80s, but hit it big in 1992 with the album Grave Dancers Union, which had the Grammy Award-winning single, “Runaway Train.”

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Velvet Sessions at the Hard Rock Hotel Presents Bret Michaels September 24

Every month, except November and December, the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando hosts a live concert called Velvet Sessions. It’s a 21 and over event that features classic rock and pop artists performing in an intimate club-like atmosphere.

Velvet Sessions at the Hard Rock Hotel Presents Bret Michaels

This month, Bret Michaels, lead vocalist of Poison, will be playing a special Pinktober version of the event benefiting breast cancer research on Thursday, September 24.

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Velvet Sessions at the Hard Rock Hotel Presents John Waite August 27

Every month, except November and December, the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando hosts a live concert called Velvet Sessions. It’s a 21 and over event that features classic rock and pop artists performing in an intimate club-like atmosphere.

John Waite

This month, John Waite will be performing on Thursday, August 27. Waite had his biggest hit with 1984’s “Missing You,” but also charted with several other songs, including “Tears” and “Every Step of the Way.”

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Lafayette’s Orlando Launches Happy Hour and Night Owl Happy Hour Menus

Lafayette’s Orlando may have just opened a few weeks ago, but they aren’t waiting to launch the daily specials.

Lafayette's Orlando

Their Happy Hour runs daily from 4-6pm and features $4 Bud Light & Yuengling Drafts, $5 House Wine and Wells, and $6 Calls for the beverage specials.

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Post Season and Such a Mess Bring Their Tour to BackBooth in Orlando on August 15

Pop-punk artists Post Season and Such A Mess will be performing at the BackBooth in Orlando on Saturday, August 15th, in their only Central Florida appearance.

Post Season and Such A Mess

Post Season hails from Pennsylvania and Buzzfeed recently placed the band at the top of their “Five Unsigned Pop Punk Bands You Should Be Listening To in 2015.” Such a Mess, hailing from Southern California, has made several appearances on the Vans Warped Tour, and released their debut album, Good Intentions Giving Way, in 2014.

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Alice In Chains Plays Only Central Florida Show at Hard Rock Live Orlando August 10

Multi-platinum rock band Alice In Chains will be bringing their tour to Central Florida for one show on Monday, August 10, at the Hard Rock Live Orlando.

Alice In Chains

The band rose to international fame as part of the Seattle grunge movement of the early 1990’s. The band sold millions of albums and was a mainstay on radio and MTV with songs like “Man In the Box,” “Would?,” “Rooster,” and “I Stay Away.”

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Velvet Sessions at the Hard Rock Hotel Presents A Flock of Seagulls July 30, 2015

Every month, except November and December, the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando hosts a live concert called Velvet Sessions. It’s a 21 and over event that features classic rock and pop artists performing in an intimate club-like atmosphere.

A Flock of Seagulls at the Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

This month, 80s hitmakers A Flock of Seagulls will be performing on Thursday, July 30. The band had several hits including “I Ran,” and “Space Age Love Song,” and were mainstays on MTV in the early 80s.

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Velvet Sessions at the Hard Rock Hotel Presents The Fixx July 25, 2015

Every month, except November and December, the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando hosts a live concert called Velvet Sessions. It’s a 21 and over event that features classic rock and pop artists performing in an intimate club-like atmosphere.

The Fixx at Velvet Sessions

This month, 80s hitmakers The Fixx will be performing on Thursday, July 25.

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Bryan Adams Brings 30th Anniversary Reckless Tour to St Augustine Amphitheatre June 28

It was 30 years ago that Bryan Adams had broke big with the release of his album, Reckless, and he is currently touring to celebrate that anniversary, with an upcoming show in St. Augustine, Florida, on June 28.

Bryan Adams

Canadian-born Adams released his first self-titled debut album in 1980, and his second, You Want It, You Got It, the following year. His third album, Cuts Like a Knife, was released in 1983, and got Adams some radio and MTV air-time with songs like “Straight From the Heart,” “This Time,” and the title track.

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24th Orlando Fringe Festival Returns to Amaze and Entertain May 13-25, 2015

The 24th Annual Orlando Fringe Festival returns May13th-25th in Orlando’s Ivanhoe Village and Loch Haven Park, with a wealth of artistic endeavors, music, and more.

24th Orlando Fringe Festival

What is the Fringe? It is a 14-day arts festival that is founded on the concept of being 100% unjuried, uncensored, and accessible. Fringe Festivals began in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947, and made its way to Orlando where it was started 24 years ago, in 1991.

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The Ting Tings Come to Orlando for a Show at The Social on April 14, 2015

UK pop duo The Ting Tings are bringing their tour to Orlando with a stop at The Social on April 14.

The Ting Tings

The Ting Tings first rose to prominence with their hits “That’s Not My Name” and “Shut Up and Let Me Go” in the late 2000’s. Comprised of Katie Walsh and Jules De Martino, the duo played many festivals and award shows on both sides of the Atlantic. They were even nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy in 2010.

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Velvet Sessions at the Hard Rock Hotel Presents Men Without Hats for April 2015

Every month, except November and December, the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando hosts a live concert called Velvet Sessions. It’s a 21 and over event that features classic rock and pop artists performing in an intimate club-like atmosphere.

Men Without Hats at Velvet Sessions April 2015

This month, 80s hitmakers Men Without Hats will be performing on Thursday, April 30.

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