Velvet Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel Presents Richard Marx February 25

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.

Richard Marx

This month, Richard Marx will be performing on Thursday, February 25. Marx has had over three-decades of hits, including “Don’t Mean Nothing,” “Hold On to the Nights,” and “Right Here Waiting.”

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Velvet Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel Presents Robby Krieger Band January 28

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.

Robby Krieger Band

This month, Robby Krieger Band will be performing on Thursday, January 28. Krieger is best known as the guitarist for The Doors.
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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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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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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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Velvet Sessions at the Hard Rock Hotel Presents Howard Jones for March 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.

Howard Jones

This month, 80s hitmaker Howard Jones will be performing on Thursday, March 26. His hits include “What is Love,” “Life in One Day,” “Things Can Only Get Better,” and “No One is To Blame.”

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Velvet Sessions at the Hard Rock Hotel Presents Steve Augeri for February 2015

Velvet Sessions at the Hard Rock Hotel Presents Steve Augeri

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.

This month, vocalist Steve Augeri will be performing on Thursday, February 26. Augeri is best known as the former vocalist for rock band Journey, so I’m sure the set list will include many of the band’s hits. He also has recorded many of his own songs, which are really good.

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Velvet Sessions at the Hard Rock Hotel Presents Jimmie Van Zant for January 2015

Jimmie Van Zant

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.

This month, southern rocker Jimmie Van Zant will be performing on Thursday, January 29. Van Zant is a cousin of Ronnie Van Zant, who helped form Lynyrd Skynyrd, and grew up in a musical family. He released his debut album, Southern Comfort, in 2000, which features “Ronnie’s Song,” an ode to his cousin.

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.

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Velvet Sessions with Lou Gramm at Hard Rock Hotel Postponed Due to Illness

Lou Gramm, the voice of legendary rock group Foreigner, was supposed to kick off the 2014 Velvet Sessions at the Hard Rock Hotel with a performance this Thursday, January 30.

Velvet Sessions at the Hard Rock HotelHowever, due to illness, the show has been postponed to July 31, 2014. Tickets for this show will be honored for the July Velvet Sessions, so hold on to them.

In place of Gramm will be 80s tribute band The Spazmatics. Tickets for this new Velvet Sessions will be $15 online or at the door, and will include free specialty drinks and finger foods from 6:30pm to show time, and free valet parking.

Those who purchased Lou Gramm tickets should check their email for a special ticket offer to this show.

Halloween Velvet Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel Features Gin Blossoms on October 31, 2013

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.

Gin BlossomsThis month, 90s hitmaker Gin Blossoms will take the stage on October 31, for a special Halloween edition, complete with costume party.

Gin Blossoms first burst onto the music scene in the early 90s with their hit album, New Miserable Experience. That release had many hits, including “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” and “Found Out About You.” Follow-up albums yielded more hits, and the band is currently working on a new release.

Tickets for this special Halloween version are $50 in advance online. 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.

For $75, you can upgrade to VIP, which in addition to the above perks, gives you access to a special viewing area with a private bar, as well as all the benefits of the regular ticket.

After the show, a DJ plays tunes until 1am. Must be 21 or older for entry.

Here’s a video of Gin Blossoms’ hit, “Hey Jealousy,” to prepare you for the show:

Velvet Sessions at Orlando’s Hard Rock Hotel Features Bret Michaels for September 2013

Bret Michaels

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.

This month, 80s hitmaker Bret Michaels will take the stage on September 26.

Though recently known as a reality TV star, Michaels first rose to fame as the frontman for the hard rock band Poison. With that band, he sold over 30 million records worldwide, and had a string of hits, such as “Talk Dirty to Me,” “Unskinny Bop,” and the #1 hit, “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.

This is a special Pinktober version, so tickets this month are $29 in advance online or $5 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.

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, as well as all the benefits of the regular ticket.

After the show, a DJ plays tunes until 1am. Must be 21 or older for entry.

Here’s a video of Poison’s hit party anthem, “Nothin’ But A Good Time,” to prepare you for the show:

Velvet Sessions at the Hard Rock Hotel Presents Modern English for August 2013

Modern EnglishEvery 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.

This month, 80s new wave band Modern English will play on August 29, 2013. Though they had many singles, their biggest was “I Melt With You.” Their last album was released in 2010, and they are planning to release another later this year.

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.

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.

Here’s a video of the band’s hit single, “I Melt With You,” to prepare you for the show:

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