Dumpstaphunk to Open for Jorma Kaukonen at Plaza Live on October 25, 2014

Dumpstaphunk

There’s just something right about the fusion of jazz and funk, and New Orleans-based Dumpstaphunk really does it right.

Born onstage at the city’s Jazz & Heritage Festival, the band is descended from Neville family bloodlines. Yes, those Nevilles. Ivan Neville on the Hammond B3 keyboard, and cousin Ian Neville on the guitar, join with the groove of dueling basslines from Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III.

On Saturday, October 25, Dumpstaphunk will bring their Big Easy sound to Orlando, opening for Jorma Kaukonen at Plaza Live. Tickets are $20 – $39.50 for this show, and are available online or at the box office. This event is 16 and over for admission.

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2CELLOS to Rock Out Plaza Live in Orlando with Openers A Great Big World on October 26, 2013

2CELLOS

Adapting their classical instruments to a modern repertoire, 2CELLOS have crafted a unique sound that they will bring to Plaza Live in Orlando on Saturday, October 26.

This innovative Croatian duo, comprised of Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, are classically trained, however their set lists are anything but. You’re more likely to find renditions of everything from Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” and Sting’s “Fields of Gold,” to AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” and “You Shook Me All Night Long.” Set lists have also had unique covers of songs from Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, and Guns’n’Roses, though they do throw in the occasional classical piece.

They’ve released two albums, including the most recent, In2ition, in January 2013. They’ve also toured with Elton John, and performed on an episode of Glee. These guys are just phenomenal musicians.

Opening will be A Great Big World, another duo whose songs have been heard quite often on TV shows such as So You Think You Can Dance, and Glee. Their music is also being used in the original live-action drama, Contest, airing on the Cartoon Network. Their newest single is “Say Something.”

Tickets for the show are $30-$45, and can be purchased online or at the Plaza Live box office.

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Tower of Power Brings Their Legendary R&B/Funk Sound to Plaza Live in Orlando on October 20, 2013

Tower of Power, Plaza LiveTower of Power has been wowing music audiences since the late 60’s and you can find out why when the group brings their show to Plaza Live on Saturday, October 20.

The band’s horn driven sound is unique, and not only have they released their own records, but they have (collectively and individually) recorded with hundreds of artists as diverse as Aerosmith, Elton John, Little Feat, Phish, Santana, and Heart.

On November 25th, the group will release Hipper Than Hip Live, a 2-disc package recorded in 1974. But you can hear them live in person this weekend at Plaza Live.

Tickets are $26.50 to $46.50, and are available online, or at the box office. Plaza Live is located at 425 North Bumby Ave in Orlando.

One Man Dance Party Zach Deputy Returns to Orlando at the Plaza Theater on July 25, 2013

Zach Deputy, Plaza LiveSinger/songwriter Zach Deputy will be bringing his “one man dance party” back to Orlando on July 25, when he plays the Plaza Live.

Popular on the jam band and outdoor festival circuit, Deputy’s sound is a mixture of R&B, Caribbean music, and pop. Even more impressive is that he is a one-man show, using “live looping” to play all the instruments in his songs.

Tickets for the show are $15 in advance, and can be purchased online or at the box office. Also performing on the bill are Florida Harmonica Champion RJ Harman and Christopher Hawley Rollers.

Plaza Live is located at 425 N. Bumby Ave in Orlando.

To get you in the mood for the show, here is a video of Deputy performing “Coconut”:

Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie Tour to Hit Plaza Live on July 5, 2013

Jay and Silent Bob Super Groovy Cartoon Movie Tour Enjoy an evening with Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes – also known as Jay and Silent Bob – when they bring their Super Groovy Cartoon Movie Tour to Plaza Live in Orlando on July 5, 2013.

They will be showing the movie, then participating in a live podcast Q&A afterwards.

Tickets to this event are $29.50 to $46.50, and are available online via Ticketfly or at the Plaza Live box office.

Plaza Live is located at 425 N Bumby Ave in Orlando.

Celebrate American Craft Beer Week at Plaza Live in Orlando on May 15, 2013

plazalive-beerweek2013Plaza Live will be getting into the spirit of American Craft Beer Week with a beer and food truck event on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

The event will feature brews from Kona Brewing, Widmer Bros Brewery, Redhook Brewery, and Omission Beer. Those 21 and over can purchase 10 samples for only $10.

There will also be local food trucks like The Hula Dog, Fork in the Road, The Crepe Company, Wako Taco, and Melissa’s Chicken & Waffles. Food pricing will be set by the trucks.

Live music will be provided by Jeff White from 5-7pm, and The Crazy Carls from 7-9pm.

The event will run from 5-9pm, and is free to attend. Food and drink samples are the only costs.

Plaza live is located at 425 N. Bumby in Orlando. For more information, visit plazaliveorlando.com or call 407-228-1220.

Travis Tritt Will Perform at Plaza Live in Orlando on February 24

travistrittLegendary country artist Travis Tritt will be playing Plaza Live in Orlando on February 24, 2013.

Known for hits like “It’s a Great Day To Be Alive,” “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” and “Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof,” Tritt has had a string of platinum albums and Top Ten singles, including three number ones.

His last album, The Storm, saw Tritt collaborating with producer Randy Jackson (American Idol), resulting in his country sound taking on influences of southern rock, delta blues, and even a bit of gospel.

Tickets to see Travis Tritt are $32.50 to $56.50, and are available online and at the box office. Plaza Live is located at 425 North Bumby Ave in Orlando.

Here is a video of Tritt performing “Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)”:


The Irish Rovers Bring the Party to Plaza Live in Orlando on February 25

irishroversLegendary band The Irish Rovers will be bringing “The Long Goodbye” tour to Orlando at the Plaza Live on February 25, 2013.

The band has been performing their traditional Irish folk songs for over 45 years, and plan to tour only two more years, with a grand finale planned for March 2015.

“That makes it fifty years of touring”, says Rovers founder George Millar, “a good round number.”

Along the way, they have had many hits, including “The Unicorn,” “Wasn’t That A Party,” “The Black Velvet Band,” “Lily The Pink,” and “Drunken Sailor.”

In the 70s and early 80s, the Irish Rovers had a weekly series in Canada, and another that was syndicated throughout the world. Recently, the Rovers recorded a tribute to The Titanic for its 100th anniversary.

Tickets for the show at Plaza Live are $29 to $45, and are available online and at the Plaza Live box office. Doors are at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm.

Here is the video compilation of The Irish Rovers live, as a taste of what to expect during the show:


Plaza Live Welcomes G Love and Special Sauce to Orlando on January 30

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G Love and Special Sauce burst forth on the music scene in the mid-1990s with a fun blend of blues and hip hop.

On the most recent release, Fixin’ to Die, that sound is infused with Americana roots music, courtesy of The Avett Brothers, who produced and played on the album.

On January 30, 2013, G Love and Special Sauce will play a show at The Plaza Live.

Tickets are $22 to $25 in advance (plus service charges) and can be purchased online or at the Plaza Live box office.

The Plaza Live is at 425 North Bumby Ave in Orlando.

Here’s a short video about the recording of Fixin’ to Die:

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The Machine Will Perform Pink Floyd Show at Plaza Live on January 20, 2013

themachineConsidered by many to be America’s best live Pink Floyd show, The Machine will perform with a new line-up at Plaza Live on January 20.

For over 24 years, The Machine has faithfully recreated Pink Floyd’s music, utilizing state-of-the-art lighting, various multimedia, and even playing with various orchestras. Their song list usually spans Pink Floyd catalog of albums, though sometimes they will perform an album in its entirety.

They’ve performed at major music festivals like Bonnaroo, and have been hailed by the music press for their “chilling accuracy” (Rolling Stone). Now you have a chance to experience what everyone is talking about when they play Orlando.

Tickets are $15 in advance, and $20 day of. You can purchase online or at the Plaza Live box office.

Here is a video of The Machine performing “Another Brick in the Wall” live:

Gaelic Storm to Play Plaza Live in Orlando on January 24

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Known for their high energy live shows, Gaelic Storm has won over thousands of music lovers with their world-infused Celtic music.

On January 24, 2013, Gaelic Storm will play a show at The Plaza Live.

Tickets are $20 to $30 in advance (plus service charges) and can be purchased online or at the Plaza Live box office.

The Plaza Live is at 425 North Bumby Ave in Orlando.

Here is a video about the making of Gaelic Storm’s latest album, Chicken Boxer:

David Bromberg Quartet to Play Plaza Live in Orlando on January 12

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David Bromberg is a gifted multi-instrumentalist who combines a variety of Americana roots music, including folk, blues, and bluegrass, with a sense of humor.

Over the years, he has not only released countless solo albums, but has played with musicians like George Harrison, Levon Helm, John Hiatt, and Widespread Panic.

On January 12, 2013, the David Bromberg Quartet will play a show at The Plaza Live.

Tickets are $37.50 in advance (plus service charges) and can be purchased online or at the Plaza Live box office.

The Plaza Live is at 425 North Bumby Ave in Orlando.

Orlando Concert Highlights for December 2012

A lot of great music coming to Orlando in December. Here are our picks for the ones you should check out:

December 01 – Everclear with Eve 6 – The Social
Both Everclear and Eve 6 hit the charts in the late 90s and early 2000s. The former with songs like “Santa Monica” and “I Will Buy You a New Life.” The latter with songs like “Inside Out” and “Here’s to the Night.”
Tickets: $20 – $35

December 01 – Fuel with Filter and Lit – House of Blues
Fans of late 90s alt-rock will enjoy these three bands, all which had hits on the charts during that decade. Fuel hit the charts several times, most notably with “Hemorrhage (In My Hands).” Filter rocked the charts with “Hey Man, Nice Shot,” and Lit also had several hits including “My Own Worst Enemy.”
Tickets: $23

Metalocalypse: Dethklok

December 02 – Richard Marx – Plaza Live
In the late 80s and early 90s, Richard Marx was king of the pop power ballad. He has had 13 of his songs hit #1 on the charts and he’s sure to play all of them and more during this show.
Tickets: $39.50

December 04 – Metalocalypse: Dethklok – House of Blues
Another of the WJRR “Blizzard of Rock Series,” this show features the fictional band from the Cartoon Network animated series. Think of this as Spinal Tap for the death metal crowd.
Tickets: $38.50

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Donovan Frankenreiter to Play Plaza Live in Orlando on November 15

Singer/songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter says his newest CD, Start Livin’, is a love album to his wife and two boys.

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But far from being sappy, the songs are warm and bright, reflecting the happy blissed-out side of love…and maybe a wish for world peace, on the side.

Frankenreiter will be at the Plaza Live on November 15, 2012. Local musician Chris Burns, a perfect complement to the show, will open.

Tickets are $21, and each ticket comes with a free copy of Frankenreiter’s CD, Start Livin’, at the show.

Plaza Live is located at 425 N. Bumby Ave in Orlando. Call 407-228-1220 for more details.

Rock for Hunger Fest 6 with Victor Wooten on October 6, 2012

Want to enjoy some great music for a good cause? Then check out the annual Rock for Hunger show on October 6, 2012.

Originally started as a community project by a group of UCF students, the event has grown into nonprofit organization that helps the homeless and at-risk youth of Central Florida.

This year, Rock for Hunger will plug in at The Plaza Live, with multiple stages, food trucks, crafts, and our first ever art wall created by kids in the community.

Five-time Grammy winning bassist Victor Wooten will be headlining this year’s event. Wooten hit the worldwide scene in 1990 as a founding member of the super-group Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, and has won every major award given to a bass guitarist including Bassist of the Year in Bass Player Magazine.

Joining him will be great musicians like Arpetrio, Emily Kopp, Chris Burns, and Savi Fernandez Band.

Tickets start at $25. Show starts at 6pm.

Proceeds from the sixth edition of Rock for Hunger will go to New Image Youth Center, an organization focused on at-risk youth, and Heart to Heart, a support group for single mothers.

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