Tag Archives: Amway Center

22nd Annual Mascot Games Presented by Wawa starts today!

Starting today through Saturday afternoon is the 22nd Annual Mascot Games Presented by WawaNew Hope for Kids staff, a bunch of really cool kids and devoted volunteers from DPR Construction and other local businesses will pack Amway Center today, Friday, June 19, at 12:30pm, and Saturday, June 20, at 2pm.  Twenty-four of the best and most popular mascots from across North America will join the Orlando Magic’s STUFF, the event’s host mascot, for this annual competition. Favorite mascots from Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association will divide into four teams as they compete against each other in a series of wild and wacky games to determine the true champions of the mascot world.

The collection of Mascots that will be showcased at Amway Center will be unrivaled anywhere in the world,” said Dave Joswick, Executive Director of New Hope for Kids. “Our ambassador, Orlando Magic’s STUFF, has invited top notch talents, all who love to compete, and who also love knowing they’re helping kids.

The Mascot Games Presented by Wawa will once again be emceed by Fired Up Entertainment’s Scotty B, an Orlando staple. Each Mascot team will have a Celebrity Coach that will help manage the team and push them to victory. Coaches on June 19: WFTV sportscaster Christian Bruey, Orlando Sentinel sports columnist George Diaz, and 740 The Game radio personalities Ditti and Doc.

Coaching duties on June 20 will be entrusted to The Monsters from Real Radio 104.1: Russ, Dirty Jim, Angel and Carlos. Each game will feature a halftime show with local talent, Gina Incadela on June 19th and Project DJ Slam, featuring Blake Guyre!

5 cool things to look for:
  • Giveaways, coupons and more at Pizza Hut of Central Florida’s booth
  • Silent Auction items just in time for Father’s Day
  • Truly Nolen’s MouseCars and MouseLimo!
  • Avanti Resort’s ‘high five’ Selfie Contest
  • Olive Garden’s Breadstick Sandwich wagon (Saturday only, 1-5pm)
Tickets for the Mascot Games Presented by Wawa are still on sale.  General admission tickets start at $12 and can be purchased through mascotgames.org or amwaycenter.com, the Chase Box Office at Amway Center, all Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000 or at Ticketmaster.com.
On Saturday only, a limited number of VIP “Mascot Huddle” tickets, which include a Mascot meet and greet and reserved seating, are available for $30, and reserved seating is available for $20.
Group seating for Summer Camps is available by downloading a form from the event website at www.mascotgames.org under the “Summer Camps” tab. In addition, discounted corporate tickets are available, offering local companies the ability to reward and entertain their employees and/or customers.
All proceeds from the Mascot Games Presented by Wawa benefit New Hope for Kids, which provides support to children and families grieving the death of a loved one, and grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in Central Florida. Since its inception, the event has raised more than $300,000 for New Hope for Kids.
Participating Mascots:
Albert & Alberta – University of Florida (Oh Bess…)
• Bango – Milwaukee Bucks
Billy the Marlin – Miami Marlins
Captain Fear – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
• Carlton – Toronto Maple Leafs
• Champ – Dallas Mavericks
• Fin the Whale – Vancouver Canucks
• Harry the Hawk – Atlanta Hawks
Kingston – Orlando City Soccer Club
Knightro – University of Central Florida
• Lil’ Red – University of Nebraska
• Louie – St. Louis Blues
• N.J. Devil – New Jersey Devils
• Orbit – Houston Astros
• Rangers Captain – Texas Rangers
Raymond – Tampa Bay Rays
• Rowdy – Dallas Cowboys
Sebastian – University of Miami
Shades – Orlando Solar Bears
• Slamson the Lion – Sacramento Kings
Stanley C. Panther – Florida Panthers
• Stormy – Carolina Hurricanes
STUFF – Orlando Magic
ThunderBug – Tampa Bay Lightning
• Tommy Hawk – Chicago Blackhawks (Uh oh. Will it get awkward around ThunderBug? Is the Stanley Cup visiting? We are not bitter… much.)
Be part of the games: Follow along and share on social media! Be sure to follow #MascotGames on
About New Hope for Kids
Since 1996, New Hope for Kids has been helping Central Florida children in need. Our purpose is to bring hope, healing and happiness to children and families suffering from grief, loss or life-threatening illnesses. New Hope for Kids achieves this through two programs: The Center for Grieving Children helps children and families cope with the feelings of grief and loss after the death of a loved one. Wishes for Kids grants wishes to children up to the age 19, diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. For more information visit www.newhopeforkids.org.

Travis Pastrana ringleads Nitro Circus Live at Amway Center This Saturday

It’s about to get a little hotter at Amway Center! Nitro Circus Live showcases over forty of the world’s best, gravity defying motocross, BMX and skate athletes.

Nitro Circus 1

They are currently on tour and making a stop at Amway Center this weekend! Want to go for FREE? Central Florida Top 5 is teaming up with Amway Center to make this happen! Keep reading…

Not familiar with the popular DVDs, 3D film and MTV Series of the same name? Watch the video below to get a little taste of what’s in store at Amway Center…

We are building on the huge global success of Nitro Circus and can’t wait to return to North America in 2015,” said Michael Porra, managing director of Nitro Circus Live. “We are breaking ticket sales records in Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand and sold out arenas at nearly every stop on our first U.S. tour last year. It’s been a big year for Nitro Circus and we can’t wait to bring the crew’s crazy antics to 14 brand new cities across the country.

Professional riders (subject to change) included in this show run the gamut from skiing, skydiving, rollerblading, snowboarding, skateboarding, BMX, FMX and even some unexpected made contraptions (think: shopping carts, a bath tub, a Barbie car) guaranteed to drop jaws of all ages. Check out the best designer ski goggles brand for the best performance.

Freestyle Motocross star Travis Pastrana is presenting this crüe of nitrocity and is sure to be a heart-stopping display of tricks, ramps, jumps and more! They even have an app on iOS and Android so you can take the experience with you anywhere. Just wait until you see the Nitro Bomb

Nitro Circus 3

So… Do you want to win tickets to see the raddest show on Earth? The first TWO PEOPLE to email us at info@centralfloridatop5.com will win a pair of tickets for this Saturday’s show! They will go QUICK so hurry!!

Event Information:

  • Prices: $39, $49, $79 and $99 (plus applicable fees)
  • Event begins at 6pm
  • Cameras are allowed but detachable lens cameras, iPad cameras or flash photography are not, so plan ahead!
  • Parking is available in the GEICO Garage and surrounding areas
  • Click HERE to purchase tickets
  • Join in on the conversation on social media! #NitroCircus @AmwayCenter, @NitroCircus (Twitter, Facebook)

Ed Sheeran Headlines Amway Center in Orlando, Sept. 8

Last time Mr. Sheeran played Orlando’s Amway Center, he opened for “the” Taylor Swift. Ladies swooned, guys were jealous of his accent, and he was, perhaps to my surprise, very good live. And very charming. But Sheeran needs no introduction now, and has plans to headline his very own evening at the Amway Center this September. 

 

Ed Sheeran announced the Orlando stop is set for Tuesday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the second leg of his North American Tour. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 17 at 10 a.m.

 

While predictable based on the amount of radio play he gets, Sheeran’s summer tour has sold out most dates in minutes, including Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Newark’s Prudential Center, and back-to-back nights at the iconic Hollywood Bowl. He also has top billing at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Rock in Rio USA in Las Vegas, and Summerfest in Milwaukee. Sheeran’s worldwide tour will conclude with three sold out nights at London’s Wembley Stadium. 

For more information visit www.AmwayCenter.com and for tour updates, visit www.EdSheeran.com.   

 

Ariana Grande brings her Honeymoon Tour to Amway Center

WHO:
ARIANA GRANDE | THE HONEYMOON TOUR

WHEN:
THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015 | 7:30 P.M.

WHERE:
AMWAY CENTER | ORLANDO, FLORIDA

ON SALE:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 | 10 A.M.

 

ORLANDO, FLORIDA [September 10, 2014] – Pop music’s biggest breakout star of the year, Ariana Grande, announced today details for her first North American headlining tour in support of her Billboard number one album, “My Everything.” Produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation, The Honeymoon Tour kicks off February 25, 2015 in Kansas City, Mo. The 25-date tour visits arenas throughout the U.S. and Canada, including a stop at Orlando’s Amway Center on Thursday, March 26. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m.

Always keeping her fans in mind, Grande first revealed the tour dates via Fahlo – her new fan club – on Friday, September 5. The innovative community even allows fans to interact and communicate about each tour date as well. Additionally, pre-sale tickets go on sale to all fan club members who download the Fahlo app. Grande fan club members and VIP Nation members have access to the pre-sale starting Monday, September 15 through Friday, September 19. Citi® card members have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, September 16 at 4 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Grande initially landed at the top with her first full-length album for Republic Records, “Yours Truly.” It debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200, Billboard Digital Albums Chart and iTunes Overall Albums Chart. Moreover, it yielded the game-changing pop smash, “The Way” featuring Mac Miller. One of 2013’s defining songs, the single went double-platinum, hit the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and reached number one on the iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart. In the aftermath, she was named Best New Artist at the 2013 American Music Awards. Grande‘s magnetic charm, impressive voice and astounding presence have enchanted millions of fans worldwide. She reached incredible heights right out of the gate in 2014. The first single from her sophomore album, “Problem,” featuring Iggy Azalea, saw her become the youngest woman to debut with over 400K sold first-week. In addition to ranking as the fifth highest digital song debut for a female artist and ninth highest ever, the platinum-smash debuted at number one in 65 countries, topping the iTunes overall Top Songs and Pop Songs charts for four weeks. Other accolades followed throughout the year, with Grande winning Favorite Breakout Artist at the 2014 People’s Choice Awards, the Young Influencer Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the Radio Disney Chart Topper Award, Choice Female Artist and Choice Single – “Problem,” at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards and more. At the 2014 MTV VMAs, “Problem” was named Best Pop Video as well. In 2014, she also became the first woman in history and the first artist since Michael Jackson to simultaneously have three songs in the top six of the Digital Songs Chart.

TICKETS$27.50, $37.50, $47.50 & $67.50. Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com.  All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.  For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office).  The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue. 

Fleetwood Mac are back at Amway Center

WHO:
FLEETWOOD MAC | ON WITH THE SHOW TOUR
 
WHEN:
MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015 | 8 P.M.
 
WHERE:
AMWAY CENTER | ORLANDO, FLORIDA
ON SALE:
MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014 | 10 A.M.
 

ORLANDO, FLORIDA [December 4, 2014] – Currently touring on their critically-acclaimed, On With The Show TourFleetwood Mac announced today that they have added 11 more dates including a stop in Orlando at the Amway Center on March 23. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, December 15 at 10 a.m.

 
American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, December 9 at 10 a.m. through Sunday, December 14 at 10 p.m. 
 
Fleetwood Mac is currently performing with their five-star line up including the return of songbird, Christine McVie, who rejoined the band following a 16 year absence.
 
Recent Reviews of Fleetwood Mac’s On With The Show Tour
 
“The principal emotion during the two and a half hour performance was the joy of having keyboardist, McVie back in this group . . . she brought high harmonies and several songs including, ‘Little Lies,’ ‘You Make Loving Fun’ and the closing ‘Songbird,’ back into the repertoire. Nicks hasn’t sounded this good since the early ’90’s. What a rhythm machine and what an articulate emotional guitarist Buckingham is.” ~ Minneapolis Star Tribune
 
“It’s still magical. Between Buckingham’s epic guitar solos, Mick Fleetwood’s massive drumming, John McVie’s strong bass work, Nicks’ patented spins to punctuate the lovely ‘Gypsy’ and Christine McVie’s lush vocals, Fleetwood Mac looked ready to take on what Buckingham has called the ‘next chapter.'” ~ Newsday
 
“Fleetwood Mac has the intricacy, elegance and underlying punch of its songs . . . ” ~ The New York Times
 
“With Christine’s songs back in the set, her calm, angular presence back on the stage, there was an undeniable feeling of rejuvenation. . . Fleetwood and John McVie on bass reminded concert-goers why the band is named for them. . . They still put a layer of muscle behind everything the band did. . . Buckingham was ferocious and tireless as lead guitar. This man is a vital musical presence – the soul of the band. Ditto for the vitality of Nicks, its cauldron-stirring spirit. . . Her showcase songs, ‘Landslide,’ ‘Gold Dust Woman,’ and especially ‘Silver Springs.’ were the night’s highlights.” ~ Chicago Tribune
 
“Drum solos can sometimes seem like an endurance test for a rock audience. It’s a rare joy to witness one wherein the drummer seems to experience as much giddy delight as Mick Fleetwood did. He whooped and howled, coaxing the crowd in call-and-response shouts while demonstrating his singular rhythmic sensibility.” 
~ Chicago Sun Times

TICKETS$47.50, $77.50, $127 & $177. Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com.  All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.  For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office).  The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue.

Luke Bryan to perform TWO dates at Amway Center!

WHAT:
LUKE BRYAN | That’s My Kind of Night Tour

with special guests: RANDY HOUSER and DUSTIN LYNCH

WHEN:          

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015 | 7:30 P.M.

WHERE:        

AMWAY CENTER | ORLANDO, FLORIDA

 

ON SALE:     

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014 | 10 A.M.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA [October 24, 2014] – Luke Bryan is extending his highly successful That’s My Kind of Night Tour with a winter leg in early 2015. The 2014 tour produced sell outs in each market it’s played including four sold-out stadium shows with crowds of 225,000 fans, two sold-out concerts in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, a string of double-play dates that broke venue attendance records and he became the debut country act to play Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.  Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch will open the 2015 winter leg of this tour. Bryan performs at the Amway Center in Orlando on February 19 and 21Tickets go on sale for the February 19 show on Friday, October 31 at 10 a.m.

Over the weekend, Bryan wrapped his sixth annual Farm Tour performing for over 110,000 fans during the eight-city run. A portion of the ticket proceeds are granted for local college scholarships (Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarship) to students from a farming family within the communities the tour plays. Farm Tour 2014 was sponsored by 5-hour ENERGY®, Texaco, Cabela’s, Miller Lite and AT&T U-verse®.

Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Bryan has sold nearly 6.4 million albums, 24.9 million digital tracks from his four studio albums and placed 11 singles at number one. Bryan’s current number one single, “Roller Coaster,” is from his “Crash My Party” album, which has sold over two million copies with 7.8 million digital downloads and was the best-selling country album in 2013. The album contains four additional number one hits including “That’s My Kind of Night,” “Crash My Party,” “Drink A Beer” and “Play It Again.”  Bryan made history earlier this year by reaching the number one spot on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart with “Play It Again” and “This Is How We Roll.” Bryan became the first artist to ever hold the two top positions since the chart began in 1990.

Bryan will perform on the upcoming 48th Annual Country Music Awards (CMA) on Wednesday, November 5 and is nominated for three CMA Awards – Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist and Album of the Year for “Crash My Party­.”

Randy Houser took country fans and industry insiders by storm with the 2013 release of his Stoney Creek Records album, “How Country Feels.” Scoring three consecutive number one hits with the title track, “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” and “Goodnight Kiss,” Houser also earned an American Country Award for Most Played Radio Track: Male (“How Country Feels”) and his first number one as a songwriter (“Goodnight Kiss”). His new single, “Like A Cowboy,” is the fourth release from “How Country Feels” and was written by Houser and Brice Long. Previous successes include Houser’s 2009 top five hit, “Boots On” and debut power ballad, “Anything Goes.” For more information and the latest tour dates visit www.RandyHouser.com.

Broken Bow Records’ Dustin Lynch occupies a unique place in today’s country music. Thanks to his classic sensibilities, he’s been heralded as the heir to George Strait’s throne. Yet with one listen to his gold-selling, two-week number one smash, “Where It’s At,” it’s obvious the young Tennessee native knows how to combine his traditional influences with an edgy intensity that places him at the vanguard of today’s contemporary country scene. Since the release of his platinum-selling debut single, “Cowboys and Angels,” Lynch has surpassed 17.9 million views on YouTube/VEVO and earned multiple awards show nominations. Lynch’s new album, “Where It’s At,” debuted as the number one-selling digital country album in the U.S. and earned over 500,000 Spotify streams in its first week alone. Rolling Stone Country named Lynch one of “The Best Things We Saw at CMA Music Fest 2014,” while he was heralded as one of country music’s ‘Sexiest Men of 2014’ in People CountryUs Weekly and Closer Weekly.  For more information visit
http://www.dustinlynchmusic.com.

The Farm Tour was sponsored by 5-Hour Energy®, Texaco, Cabela’s, Miller Lite, and AT&T.

TICKETS$37.75 & $67.75. Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com.  All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.  For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office).  The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue. 

Juan Gabriel to ‘Volver’ to Amway Center

WHAT:           

JUAN GABRIEL | VOLVER 2015 TOUR

WHEN:          

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015 | 7 P.M.

WHERE:        

AMWAY CENTER | ORLANDO, FLORIDA

 

ON SALE:     

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014 | 10 A.M. 

ORLANDO, FLORIDA [November 17, 2014] The legendary Juan Gabriel returns to concert stages in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic for the second leg of his sold-out, critically acclaimed, Volver 2015 Tour, which drew nearly 200,000 fans to the musical and emotional extravaganza by the Latin music world’s beloved superstar. The Volver 2015 tour is produced by concert promoter Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN) and kicks off on February 5 in Phoenix, AZ. The tour visits 13 major markets with a stop in Orlando at the Amway Center on Sunday, February 15. Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 21 at 10 a.m.

Gabriel has a fan base that spans three generations of music lovers and his concerts offer a legendary production experience like no other artist of his generation. He is the top-selling Latin music artist of all-time, having sold over 100 million albums worldwide, and has earned multiple Grammy® and Latin Grammy® awards and has been honored by the Latin Grammy’s as Person of the Year.

For more information, visit juangabriel.com, follow on Facebook facebook.com/ElesJuanGabriel, Twitter @SoyJuanGabriel and at cmnevents.com.

TICKETS$50, $80, $100, $126 & $148.50. Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com.  All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.  For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office).  The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue.

Ricky Martin’s One World Tour come to Orlando Amway Center

Grammy® Award-winner and music superstar, Ricky Martin, announced the North American dates for his One World Tour in support of his brand new album, “A Quien Quiera Escuchar,” set for release tomorrow. The 20-date tour, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, takes the acclaimed entertainer to cities throughout the U.S. and Canada starting on September 15 with shows lined up in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Washington D.C., Chicago and Miami. The One World Tour stops in Orlando at the Amway Center on Sunday, October 25. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 20 at 10 a.m.

The multi-platinum, award-winning artist’s highly-anticipated 10th studio album, “A Quien Quiera Escuchar,” available in all distribution formats and in two versions – original and deluxe – is possibly the most personal and intimate to have been released by the acclaimed singer, philanthropist, author, actor and businessman. The lead single, “Adios,” has already amassed over 14 million views on Vevo since its release in October. Produced by Colombian composer, arranger and pianist, Julio Reyes Copello and recorded between Australia, Puerto Rico, Los Angeles and Mexico City, “A Quien Quiera Escuchar” showcases his vocal maturity and depth of artistry.

In support of the album, Martin will be making several national television appearances including Univision’s “Primer Impacto” (Feb. 9) and “Despierta América” (Feb. 10), Telemundo’s “Al Rojo Vivo” (Feb. 10) and “Un Nuevo Dia” (Feb. 11 & 12), “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (Feb. 11), the “Today Show” (Feb. 12) and the “Wendy Williams Show” (Feb. 13).

Martin has sold nearly 85 million albums worldwide including six Billboard number one albums, launched several world-spanning tours selling out shows in nearly 60 countries and has won numerous accolades including six Grammy Awards, ten Billboard Music Awards and has earned worldwide recognition for his humanitarian work.

TICKETS ONSALE STARTING FEB 20 AT 10AM HERE: http://bit.ly/RM_TIX

TICKETS$24, $36, $60, $76 & $126. Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com.  All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.  For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office).  The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue. 

ABOUT AMWAY CENTER

The Orlando Magic served as the developer of the Amway Center, which hosts major national events, concerts and family shows.  Opened in the fall of 2010, the facility is owned and operated by the City of Orlando on behalf of the Central Florida community. The Amway Center was designed to reflect the character of the community, meet the goals of the users and build on the legacy of sports and entertainment in Orlando. The building’s exterior features a modern blend of glass and metal materials thanks to the Sheet Metal Forming Simulation – Stamping Simulations, along with ever-changing graphics via a monumental wall along one facade. A 180-foot tall tower serves as a beacon amid the downtown skyline. The 875,000 square foot, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building features a sustainable, environmentally-friendly design and unmatched technology, including 1,100 digital monitors, the tallest high-definition video board in an NBA venue and multiple premium amenities available to all patrons in the building. Amway Center was recently honored with TheStadiumBusiness Awards’ 2013 Customer Experience Award and named SportsBusiness Journal’s 2012 Sports Facility of the Year. For more information about the Amway Center, visit www.amwaycenter.com.

New Kids on the Block’s The Main Event Tour stops at Amway Center June 5th

For all our Blockhead/BlockNation readers, this post is for you.

Well I guess it’s a braaaand new day after all…

New Kids on the Block are coming back to Orlando this summer and they’re bringing some friends with them – TLC and Nelly! Follow bubdesk for more information.

NKOTB The Main Event 2015

Our fans keep asking us to come back out on the road, and we want to keep giving them what they want,” said Donnie Wahlberg. “We wanted to make sure it was something new and fresh and fun and totally worthwhile for all of our supporters year after year.  This year, we are making it The Main Event.  And we promise, it will be the ticket of the summer.” (Dope beats, 1988!)

Deets:

Show: Amway Center, 400 West Church Street, June 5th, 7pm

Cost: $28, $49.50, $69.50, $89.50, available at amwaycenter.com, ticketmaster.com, in person at Chase Box Office or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.

*Public OnSale: Saturday, January 31st at 10am.

*If you are an American Express card member, advance tickets will be available for you to purchase tomorrow, Friday, January 23rd at 10am.

*For non AmEx members, you also have an opportunity to purchase tickets (prior to onsale) on Wednesday, January 28th by RSVPing on the NKOTB Facebook page.

490aa60a822e39db7ef018243790c8152099d2264a50dd7842

Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band perform at Orlando’s Amway Center for 1 Night Only

Here’s the opportunity for Central Florida Parrotheads to soak in the Margaritaville experience as part of Buffett’s, “This One’s For You Tour.”

Orlando, the wait is over, Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band: Thursday, April 16
(Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 9 at 10 a.m.)
“Spring just isn’t the same without Jimmy Buffett,” said Orlando Venues Executive Director Allen Johnson. “We are thrilled to welcome Jimmy’s return to the Amway Center and look forward to another ‘Escape to Margaritaville.’ Fins up!”
 
This marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Buffett’s “A1A” album, which is his first Top 40 record and includes the hit, “A Pirate Looks At Forty,” a perennial concert favorite. Another popular hit song performed at every concert is “Margaritaville,” which is ranked 234th on the Recording Industry Association of America’s list of Songs of the Century. Among the 30+ albums Buffett has released, eight are gold albums and nine are platinum or multi-platinum. His latest album, “Songs from St. Somewhere,” was released last August. In 2003, Buffett won his first Country Music Award (CMA) for his song, “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere,” with Alan Jackson and was nominated again in 2007 for the CMA Event of the Year award for his song, “Hey Good Lookin,” featuring Alan Jackson and George Strait.

This year’s tour celebrates Buffett’s 40th touring season. The popularity of his trademark Key West and laid back atmosphere at his live shows gained a devoted following of fans, called Parrottheads. He consistently earns a spot on Billboard’s highest grossing tours. In 2014, Buffett earned the number 32 spot on Billboard’s, “Music’s Top 40 Money Makers: The Rich List.”
TICKETS$34, $84, $133.50. Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com.  All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.  For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office).  The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue. 

ABOUT AMWAY CENTER

The Orlando Magic served as the developer of the Amway Center, which hosts major national events, concerts and family shows.  Opened in the fall of 2010, the facility is owned and operated by the City of Orlando on behalf of the Central Florida community. The Amway Center was designed to reflect the character of the community, meet the goals of the users and build on the legacy of sports and entertainment in Orlando. The building’s exterior features a modern blend of glass and metal materials, along with ever-changing graphics via a monumental wall along one facade. A 180-foot tall tower serves as a beacon amid the downtown skyline. The 875,000 square foot, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building features a sustainable, environmentally-friendly design and unmatched technology, including 1,100 digital monitors, the tallest high-definition video board in an NBA venue and multiple premium amenities available to all patrons in the building. Amway Center was recently honored with TheStadiumBusiness Awards’ 2013 Customer Experience Award and named SportsBusiness Journal’s 2012 Sports Facility of the Year. For more information about the Amway Center, visit www.amwaycenter.com.

Usher: The UR Experience Tour at Amway Center

ORLANDO, FLORIDA [September 2, 2014] – Hot on the heels of a blockbuster performance at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards and the release of his new single/video “She Came To Give It To You,” global megastar Usher announced today he is touring North America this fall and kicks off The UR Experience in Montreal, Quebec, on November 1. Special guests on the tour include August Alsina and DJ CassidyThe UR Experience visits the Amway Center in Orlando on Friday, December 12. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 15 at 10 a.m. American Express® Card Members will have an opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public.

Packed with an impressive repertoire of smash hits spanning his 20-year career, the critically-acclaimed showman will give his fans a unique experience that only the multi-talented Usher can deliver. His show will include a fresh take on early and recent songs as well as new music from his highly anticipated eighth studio album.

“With The UR Experience, I want to give my fans an ever-changing live show full of surprises and special guests,” says Usher. “I am really excited to be with my fans and give them an Usher experience like they’ve never seen or heard before.”

Challenging himself creatively and testing musical boundaries are characteristics that have defined Usher’s career since he was first discovered 20 years ago on Star Search.  Usher has been ranked by the Recording Industry Association of America as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 50 million albums worldwide. He has won numerous awards including eight Grammys and was named the number one Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade. Billboard named him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade, with his career-propelling 2004 album “Confessions” being ranked as the top solo album of the decade. Usher has attained nine Hot 100 number one hits (all as a lead artist) and 18 Hot 100 top-10 singles.

Earlier this year Usher completed filming his role as boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in the upcoming film “Hands of Stone,” a biopic of champion boxer Roberto Duran which co-stars Robert De Niro, and is due in theaters early 2015. In addition, Usher recently completed his second season as a coach on NBC’s Emmy® Award-winning hit TV show “The Voice,” where he proved his top-notch coaching capability by mentoring Josh Kaufman who became the champion of Season Six.

Join the conversation at #URXTOUR.

TICKETS$35, $55, $85 & $150. Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com.  All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.  For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office). The Amway Center is located at 400 W. Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the arena, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue.

Catch Marvel Universe LIVE at Amway Center December 5-7

By: @jenvargas

Oh no!! The Cosmic Cube has been shattered and spread across the world! Loki is scheming again! (When ISN’T he scheming!?) What can we do?? The resourceful folks at Feld Entertainment have the answer: Marvel Universe LIVE!

Even Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer and guy with the coolest job ever, Joe Quesada, was blown away. At New York Comic Con he said, “It’s truly like nothing you’ve ever seen before. The stuff they have planned, the technologies that they’re going to be applying to this show… when I first read the script I’m like, ‘Well obviously they’re not going to be able to do this. This is going to be thrown out of the script because it’s impossible to be able to produce this live.’ No, they’re producing this stuff live! Characters that you’d be sitting there going, ‘Well there’s no way they could do that with that character or make that character appear’ no well they can actually do it. Trust me, it’s going to be mind blowing.” Quite an endorsement!

For all you tech heads out there, another cool and unique aspect to this show is new technology called BlackTrax. Essentially what this does is pinpoints and tracks LED stringers (think: embedded targets) installed in or on performers, their costumes and props or on the set pieces themselves. Once a stringer is ‘found,’ a dedicated media server system will project show elements (lasers, animations, etc) on to the target, what or whomever it might be. For a more in depth look, check out this Q&A from Live Design, and even more detail and diagrams on The CAST Group‘s page. A dedicated server is itself, the physical piece of hardware that your hosting provider rents to you. It has its own processor, hard drives(s), Random Access Memory (RAM) and bandwidth capability. Your website and its associated software will be hosted exclusively on this dedicated server’s hard drives. How much does it cost to rent a server? know here. Dedicated servers allow you to install and run almost any program. They additionally allow other users, whom you have given access, the ability to connect to your dedicated hosting server and use those same programs at the same time you do. This has made dedicated servers very popular amongst internet gamers. Dedicated gaming servers offer all the same features of regular dedicated hosting servers but they are intended for less serious pursuits. Knownhost dedicated server hosting plans allow you to fully customize or build your own dedicated server. You can therefore select and pay for only the features which you will require. You often will get your choice of operating system software (Windows Server Edition & Linux Redhat being the most popular options). Your choice of such software should be informed by considering which system your web applications will run best on. A major selling point with dedicated hosting plans is also which control panel to use. Plesk and Cpanel control panels are the most popular choices. Both will allow the hosting of multiple domains and websites but Plesk control panels have proven more popular largely because of their ease of use and their ability to facilitate event management, Postgre SQL, Support Ticketing Systems, various Language Packs and advanced dedicated game server hosting.

Director (and Emmy® Winner) Shanda Sawyer says, “Creating a show that brings these superheroes to life is a super human feat in and of itself.” With all the technical elements involved, I’m sure their cue sheet alone is 20 feet long. AT LEAST. Sawyer goes on to say, “We’ve been developing vehicles, motor stunts, pyro stunts, creature stunts. Everything in this show is something that’s never been done so that involves a lot of development, a lot of research, a lot of testing.

Feld Entertainment has invited Central Florida Top 5 to check out the show on opening night, December 5th at Amway Arena and we can’t wait to see it all in person! (My boyfriend loves Spider-Man but is really hoping for a surprise Deadpool appearance.) Want to join us? Tickets are available now at amwaycenter.com, at the Chase Box Office (in person), at Ticketmaster retail locations and over the phone at 1-800-745-3000.

To discover more about Marvel Universe LIVE!, go to www.marveluniverselive.com, or visit them on Facebook, Twitter: @MarvelOnTour or @JulietteFeld (show’s producer), YouTube, Instagram and Google+

Save the date for: 

  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents CIRCUS XTREME at Amway Center on January 8-11, 2015 for seven shows.
  • Monster Jam roars into Raymond James Stadium in Tampa January 17, 2015 and into the NEW Citrus Bowl in Orlando January 24, 2015.

James Taylor and his All-Star Band at Amway

ORLANDO, FLORIDA [September 2, 2014] – James Taylor and his All-Star Band play the Amway Center in Orlando on November 18, for an intimate and memorable night. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 12 at 12 noon.

 

As a recording and touring artist, Taylor has touched so many with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years, while setting a precedent to which countless young musicians have aspired.  Over the course of his celebrated songwriting and performing career, Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums, earning gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards for his classics from “Sweet Baby James” in 1970 to “October Road” in 2002.  He has won multiple Grammy® Awards and was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame.

 

TICKETS$65 & $89.50. Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com.  All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.  For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office).  The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue.

Disney on Ice Presents “Frozen”

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR ALL NINE PERFORMANCES OF 

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS FROZEN

AT THE AMWAY CENTER SEPTEMBER 4 – 7

 

ORLANDO, FL [September 2, 2014] – Feld Entertainment is pleased to announce that a significant number of tickets are available for all nine performances of Disney On Ice presents Frozen presented by Stonyfield Yokids Organic Yogurt at the Amway Center this weekend, September 4 – 7, 2014. The world premiere of the show is this Thursday, September 4 at 7 p.m.

 

The new ticket availability is for seats in the upper level, with tickets starting at $20. Buy tickets at the Amway Center box office, all Ticketmaster locations and through Ticketmaster.com

 

TICKETS: Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com.  All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.  For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office). The Amway Center is located at 400 W. Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the arena, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue.

Disney on Ice Presents “Frozen” September 4-7 at Amway Center

by @jenvargas

Feld Ent Disney On Ice Frozen

(Sung to the tune of “Let It Go“)

You must go! You must GOOOOO!! The cold shouldn’t bother you anyway….

Head’s up to all you Frozen fans out there! Anna, Elsa, Olaf and the gang will visit the Amway Center this weekend and will sing and dance for you LIVE at Disney on Ice Presents Frozen! Top 5’s longtime friend and Feld Entertainment Executive VP/Producer, Nicole Feld, is totally stoked! She says, “In our thirty five year history of Disney on Ice we have been waiting for this film! “Frozen” is such a wonderful tale and it makes for just the perfect ice show. Not just because it has to do with a wintery feeling and ice and snow which obviously lends itself to the ice medium, but because the story has so much emotional resonance with families.

We are attending a dress freezehersal (I tried?) tonight and couldn’t be more excited! Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Jen for pretty pictures, as well as @DisneyOnIce, @AmwayCenter and the hashtags #DisneyOnIce and #Frozen for some ‘cool‘ behind the scenes tweets!

A bunch of seats in the upper level were just released, and they’re starting at only $20!

Tickets may be purchased at: amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com.  All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.  For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office). The Amway Center is located at 400 W. Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the arena, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue.

Usher’s The UR Experience Tour hits Amway on December 12th

USHER is coming! USHER is coming!! More info from our friends at Amway Center…

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Hot on the heels of a blockbuster performance at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards and the release of his new single/video “She Came To Give It To You,” global megastar Usher announced today he is touring North America this fall and kicks off The UR Experience in Montreal, Quebec, on November 1. Special guests on the tour include August Alsina and DJ CassidyThe UR Experience visits the Amway Center in Orlando on Friday, December 12. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 15 at 10 a.m. American Express® Card Members will have an opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public.

Packed with an impressive repertoire of smash hits spanning his 20-year career, the critically-acclaimed showman will give his fans a unique experience that only the multi-talented Usher can deliver. His show will include a fresh take on early and recent songs as well as new music from his highly anticipated eighth studio album.

With The UR Experience, I want to give my fans an ever-changing live show full of surprises and special guests,” says Usher. “I am really excited to be with my fans and give them an Usher experience like they’ve never seen or heard before.

Challenging himself creatively and testing musical boundaries are characteristics that have defined Usher’s career since he was first discovered 20 years ago on Star Search.  Usher has been ranked by the Recording Industry Association of America as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 50 million albums worldwide. He has won numerous awards including eight Grammys and was named the number one Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade. Billboard named him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade, with his career-propelling 2004 album “Confessions” being ranked as the top solo album of the decade. Usher has attained nine Hot 100 number one hits (all as a lead artist) and 18 Hot 100 top-10 singles.

Earlier this year Usher completed filming his role as boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in the upcoming film “Hands of Stone,” a biopic of champion boxer Roberto Duran which co-stars Robert De Niro, and is due in theaters early 2015. In addition, Usher recently completed his second season as a coach on NBC’s Emmy® Award-winning hit TV show “The Voice,” where he proved his top-notch coaching capability by mentoring Josh Kaufman who became the champion of Season Six.

Join the conversation at #URXTOUR.

TICKETS$35, $55, $85 & $150. Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com.  All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.  For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office). The Amway Center is located at 400 W. Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the arena, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue.

James Taylor and his All-Star Band to perform at Amway November 18th

You’ve got a friend at Amway Center on November 18th – several in fact! James Taylor and his All-Star band featuring guitarist Michael Landau, bassist Jimmy Johnson, drummer Steve Gadd, and horn player Lou Marini will be live at the Amway performing their greatest hits!

JamesTaylor.com

ORLANDO, FLORIDA [September 2, 2014] – James Taylor and his All-Star Band play the Amway Center in Orlando on November 18, for an intimate and memorable night. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 12 at 12 noon.

As a recording and touring artist, Taylor has touched so many with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years, while setting a precedent to which countless young musicians have aspired. Over the course of his celebrated songwriting and performing career, Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums, earning gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards for his classics from “Sweet Baby James” in 1970 to “October Road” in 2002. He has won multiple Grammy® Awards and was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame.

TICKETS: $65 & $89.50. Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com. All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges. For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office). The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “The Christmas Attic” Coming to Orlando’s Amway Center

One of our Top 5 things to get into the Holiday Spirit! 

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will wrap up 2014 by performing their rock opera “The Christmas Attic” live for the first time in arenas across the nation on their Winter Tour 2014, beginning on November 13. While “The Christmas Attic” features one of the band’s most popular songs “Christmas Canon,” surprisingly, it is the

TSO photo by Bob Carey, 2011

TSO photo by Bob Carey, 2011

only album of The Christmas Trilogy never to be performed live. The 2014 Winter Tour will find TSOplaying more than 120 shows in 71 cities across North America and presented nationally by Hallmark Channel. TSO performs the “The Christmas Attic” live at the Amway Center on Sunday, December 14 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 pm. Stay tuned for ticket on sale announcements.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2014 | 3 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.

(Check back here for more details!)

Be sure to follow @AmwayCenter on Twitter! 

And Like and follow @Facebook.com/AmwayCenter

As in all previous years, a portion of all ticket sales will go to benefit select local charities. The consistent growth of TSO’s touring popularity has increased the group’s contributions and, to date, TSO has donated more than $11 million to local charities.

 

TICKETSTBA. Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com.  All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.  For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office).  The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue. 

 

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL Brings VAREKAI to Orlando’s Amway Center

Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that its newest arena show, Varekai, performs in Orlando at the Amway Center from September 17 – 21, 2014 for seven performances. After 11 years of touring the world under the blue and yellow Big Top,Varekai began a new adventure this past December touring arenas worldwide along with several new markets never visited before. Tickets on Now!

Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world¾a world where something else is possible.  A world called Varekai.

The sky lets go a solitary young man and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world imbued with fantastical creatures, a young man takes flight in an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of pure and undiluted possibility, begins an inspired incantation to a life rediscovered and to a newly found wonder in the mysteries of the world and the mind.

The word Varekai (pronounced ver·ay·’kie) means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies¾the universal wanderers.  Directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai.

Show Schedule:

Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m.CIRQUEDUSOLEILVAREKAI

Thursday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 20 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 21 at 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.


TICKETS$35 – $150. Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com.  All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.  For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office).  The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue. 

Sponsors

Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges the official sponsors of the Varekai North American tour: XEROX, DHL and its presenting sponsor VISA Signature.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

To find out more about the ONE DROP Foundation, visit www.onedrop.org.

ABOUT CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil who celebrates its 30th anniversary this year has brought wonder and delight to close to 150 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over 40 countries on six continents.

Professional Bull Riders Velocity Tour BUCKS into Orlando’s Amway Center!

Central Florida bull riding fans have the opportunity to experience the toughest sport on dirt when the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) 2014 Blue DEF Velocity Tour bucks into Orlando at the Amway Center on Saturday, July 12. Tickets Available Now!

During this one-day event, 35 of the best up-and-coming bull riders in the world face off with foes nearly 10 times their weight in sinewy brawn during the most thrilling 8 seconds in sports. Each rider challenges at least one of the rankest bulls on the planet. At the end of the competition, the rider with the highest combined score is crowned the champion.

Orlando is the 12th stop on the 2014 Blue DEF Velocity Tour.  The tour kicked off in Reno, NV on January 18 and makes stops in Cleveland, Louisville, Minneapolis, San Diego, and Bakersfield, CA this year.

Select events are broadcast on PBR Live, a CBS Interactive digital broadcast platform. PBR Live is a partnership between the PBR and CBS Interactive, offering more than 100 digital broadcasts annually.  The Blue DEF Velocity Tour broadcasts on PBR Live represents the first time that PBR fans are able to view a regular schedule of non-Built Ford Tough Series events, a long-standing request from PBR’s passionate fans.

Check out this 101 Video!

 

(More details @ http://www.amwaycenter.com/events/detail/professional-bull-riding )

TICKETS$15, $25, $35, $50 & $75. Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com.  All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.  For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office).  The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue.   

ABOUT THE PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS, INC. (PBR)

The world’s premier bull riding organization, the PBR, celebrates 21 years this year. In just two decades, the dream of 20 bull riders has become a global sports phenomenon with PBR broadcasts reaching more than half a billion households in 50 nations and territories around the world, and more than 2.5 million fans attending live events each year. PBR has paid out more than $130 million in earnings to its athletes, and 27 riders have earned more than $1 million, including Justin Mcbride with $5.5 million ― the most of any western sports athlete in history. For more information on the PBR, visit pbr.com or follow us at facebook.com/pbr, twitter.com/pbr and  youtube.com/pbr.