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.”

In addition to his solo career, he has also been a member of The Babys which charted with “Isn’t It Time” and “Everytime I Think of You,” and Bad English, with which he also hit the charts with “When I See You Smile.”

Tickets are $29 in advance online or $35 at the door. This not only gets you in the door, but free specialty drinks, finger foods and warm-up tunes from 6:30 pm until show time. Complimentary valet parking is also included. Visit to purchase tickets.

For $50, you can upgrade to VIP, which in addition to the above perks, gives you access to a special viewing area with a private bar serving those free specialty drinks all night.

After the show, a DJ plays tunes until 1am.

Visit for more information or to purchase tickets.

Here’s a video of Waite’s “Missing You” to prepare you for the show:

And the video for Bad English’s “When I See You Smile”:

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Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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