Out and About: Viva La Musica at SeaWorld Orlando Preview

Viva la Música is in full swing at SeaWorld Orlando, and yesterday morning I was invited to a media preview to try out the Latin-influenced menu being offered to guests attending the festival.

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Seaworld Orlando’s Executive Chef Hector Colon was on hand to introduce the food and answer any questions we had. I interviewed Chef Colon on video for The Disney Blog, which I was representing, and he said he picked dishes which reflected traditional and authentic Latin flavors and recipes.

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Ednita Nazario Closes Out Viva la Musica at SeaWorld Orlando May 16

Celebrate Latin culture at SeaWorld Orlando with Viva la Música which holds its final event Saturday, May 16, 2015.

SeaWorld Orlando Viva la Musica with Ednita Nazario

Live music on May 16 will be provided by Puerto Rican singer Ednita Nazario. She has released over 20 albums in career, and been nominated for several Grammys and Latin Grammys.

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Viva la Música Heats Up SeaWorld Orlando with Elvis Crespo on May 9, 2015

Celebrate Latin culture at SeaWorld Orlando with Viva la Música with live concerts and savory cuisine Saturdays through May 16, 2015

Viva la Música Heats Up SeaWorld Orlando with Elvis Crespo

Live music on May 9 will be provided by Puerto Rican merengue artist Elvis Crespo. He has released numerous albums and singles, earning him 12 Premio lo Nuestro awards, a Grammy for best merengue performance and a Latin Grammy for best merengue album.

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Viva La Musica Returns to SeaWorld Orlando Starting April 26, 2014

Celebrating Latin music, culture and cuisine, Viva La Musica returns to SeaWorld Orlando beginning April 26.

seaworld-vivalamusicalogoEnjoy savory Latin cuisine prepared by SeaWorld Orlando’s Executive Chef, Hector Colon. With more than 20 years experience – and a lifetime enjoying countless Caribbean and Latin dishes – Chef Colon has added his touch to the traditional Latin favorites such as empanadas, arroz con pollo, carne frita and bacalaítos.

The event also features musical performances by:

  • April 26: Chino y Nacho (reggaeton)
  • May 3: La India (salsa)
  • May 10: Victor Manuelle (salsa)
  • May 17: Olga Tanon (merengue)

Performances are included in regular SeaWorld admission, and take place at 3pm in Bayside Stadium. VIP seating can be purchased for $19-$39, and includes a meal and reserved seating.

For details and reservations, go to SeaWorldOrlando.com.

2013 Viva la Musica to Take Place at SeaWorld Orlando April 13 – May 4, 2013

 Celebrate the food, fun, sights and sounds of Latin culture at SeaWorld Orlando‘s annual Hispanic festival, Viva la Musica, which takes place Saturdays from April 13 to May 4, 2013.

In addition to Latin cuisine, prepared by SeaWorld Orlando’s own Executive Chef, Hector Colon, visitors to the park can also enjoy live music from the following:

  • April 13 – Daddy Yankee
  • April 20 – Willie Colón
  • April 27 – Grupomanía
  • May 04 – El Gran Combo

The event area opens at noon, with concerts starting at 3pm.

Viva la Musica is included in regular admission to SeaWorld Orlando. There is also a VIP Package, which includes reserved seating for the concert, plus a meal (entree and any and any one item from a selection of side salads, side dishes or desserts plus a non-alcoholic beverage), for $24 per person.

SeaWorld Presents Viva la Musica Festival 2012 Starting Mid-April

Every Saturday from April 14 through May 5, SeaWorld Orlando will hold their Viva la Musica event.

This Latin festival features food and fun for the entire family, bringing together live salsa, merengue and reggaeton performances from award-winning Latin artists, authentic arts and crafts, and more.

Each Saturday at 3pm, there will be a headliner concert. Here is the line-up:

  • April 14 – Elvis Crespo
  • April 21 – Grupo Niche
  • April 28 – RKM & Ken-Y
  • May 5 – Gilberto Santa Rosa

Viva La Musica events are included with all park admission. For more information, visit the SeaWorld Orlando website.

Mid-Week Break: Orlando Around the Web for March 23, 2011

While I’m working hard to bring you news and reviews of things happening around Orlando and its surroundings, there are some other great blogs out there who are doing the same.

So here are some recent posts that you might enjoy reading:

The Orlando Weekly has a cool write-up about the Geek Easy, a lounge by the folks who own A Comic Shop in Winter Park.

Shari Sushi Lounge in Thornton Park is the focus of a review by Pulse of Central Florida.

Scott Joseph reviews the Bull & Bear at the Waldorf Astoria.

The Daily City reviews the play Circle Mirror Transformation, currently playing at the Mad Cow Theater.  The Orlando Sentinel also reviews it.

Jim Abbott at the Orlando Sentinel reviews the Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings show at The Beacham.

Stay at the Orlando Sentinel to read Heather McPherson’s review of the food at SeaWorld’s Viva La Musica.

Have you written something about Orlando online, or have you read something worth sharing? Drop us a note with the link and we could share it here next week.

Viva La Musica at SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Starts this Weekend

Both SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa are gearing up for a month-long celebration of Latin music, food and arts/crafts called Viva La Musica.

The event starts this weekend, and will occur Saturdays at SeaWorld and Sundays at Busch Gardens. Like last month’s Bands, Brew & BBQ event, bands will be different for each park.

Here’s the concert line-up for SeaWorld:
March 12 – Chino & Nacho
March 19 – Manny Manuel
March 26 – Jerry Rivera
April 02 – Ednita Nazario

And the concert line-up for Busch Gardens:
March 13 – Elvis Crespo
March 20 – Jose Alberto El Canario
March 27 – Angel & Khriz
April 03 – Ismael Miranda

Viva La Musica activities begin at noon, with the new concert start time at 3pm. The concerts are included with regular park admission, but the food and drinks are extra.

Are you planning to go to any of these shows?

Courtesy of SeaWorld, here’s a short video about Viva La Musica:

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