Central Florida attorney Dan Newlin will host a free concert starring Global Superstar Pitbull to honor Orlando Police Officer Kevin Valencia on June 1, 2019.
Last year, Officer Valencia was involved in a domestic violence call when he was shot in the head. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he underwent intensive brain surgery. He is still in a coma from the injury.
Universal Orlando will kick off Mardi Gras 2019 on February 9, and it will run daily through April 4 with authentic Cajun-style cuisine, an incredible nightly parade, and live concerts from some of the biggest names in music.
A party animal-themed Mardi Gras parade will run nightly throughout the streets of Universal Studios Florida featuring intricately detailed floats, vivacious dancers and stilt performers, and countless beads.
International superstar Pitbull unveiled his new wax figure for Madame Tussauds Orlando on Friday, May 29.
Pitbull was involved throughout the process and selected his figure’s pose and facial expression. He also donated the figure’s clothing.
To help kick off Universal Orlando‘s 25th Anniversary, NBC’s Today Show will air live from the resort’s CityWalk on Friday, May 29.
Not only will the show broadcast live from the CityWalk stage alongside the lagoon, but their Friday concert series will include a short set by Mr. Worldwide himself, Pitbull!
As part of Universal Orlando‘s 25th Anniversary year, the theme park will host a short six-week concert series starting May 23.
The concerts will be held inside Universal Studios, on the Music Plaza Stage, and are included with regular park admission.
Here is the full listing of headliners scheduled to appear:
As we noted a few weeks ago, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon is taking its first road trip to Universal Orlando next week. Tickets to see the show tape went in a half hour, but you can still catch the musical guests.
The acts will perform at Universal Studios Music Plaza (where the Mardi Gras concerts happen) next Monday through Thursday at 9pm nightly. Performances will only be 1 or 2 songs long – not a full concert – but you may be able to catch your favorite act live, even if it’s briefly.
Scheduled performers include Jennifer Lopez on Monday, Jimmy Buffett on Tuesday, fun. on Wednesday and Pitbull on Thursday.
If you can watch the concerts if you have a park ticket for that day or a Universal Orlando annual pass (except Power Passes, which are blacked out for the summer).
If you go and take photos, tag us on Twitter (@CitySurfOrlando) or Instagram (@zengrrl) so we can see them!