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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Out and About: Soul Asyulm Rocks Velvet Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel Oct 29

Every month (except November and December), the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando hosts a concert series called Velvet Sessions, and October’s band was Soul Asylum.

Soul Asyulm Rocks Velvet Sessions
Seeing a show at Velvet Sessions is akin to seeing a band in a small club, as the stage is actually set up in the hotel’s lobby.

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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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Out and About: Howard Jones at Velvet Sessions at the Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

Last week, I took in this month’s edition of Velvet Sessions at the Hard Rock Hotel Orlando to see one of my favorite musicians of all time: Howard Jones.

Howard Jones live at the Velvet Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando on March 26, 2015

The Velvet Sessions take place the last Thursday of the month (most months) in the intimate setting of the hotel’s lobby area. The seating is removed, bars are set up around the side and back from the stage, which occupies one wall.

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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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Bret Michaels to Rock Velvet Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando on September 25, 2014

Bret MichaelsEvery 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, Bret Michaels, lead vocalist of Poison, will be playing a special Pinktober version of the event benefiting breast cancer research.

Tickets 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 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 serving those free specialty drinks all night. After the show, a DJ plays tunes until 1am.

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Eve 6 to Rock Velvet Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando on August 28, 2014

Eve 6Every 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, 90s alt-rock band Eve 6 will play on August 28, 2014. Among their hits are “Inside Out” and “Here’s to the Night.”

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.

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