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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Press Release: Universal Summer Concert Series

Press Release:


UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT UNVEILS MORE MULTI-PLATINUM ACTS
PERFORMING LIVE AT 2012 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

This Year’s Lineup to Feature Top-Name Musical Artists,
Including R&B Legend Al Green and Hip Hop Star Lupe Fiasco

All-New “Summer Concert Ticket” Offer Provides Access to Headlining Concerts for Discounted Rate

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 10, 2012) – Universal Orlando Resort is unveiling even more powerhouse performers that will take the stage at the 2012 Summer Concert Series. Every Saturday night beginning June 9 through July 14, Universal Studio Florida will host one of the hottest concert series around, featuring a star-studded lineup that will appeal to fans of every music genre.

This year, music lovers can expect live performances from classic rock to chart-topping country hits, from mainstream hip hop to soulful R&B. Newly announced performers include Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Famer Al Green, who’s recorded timeless hits like “Let’s Stay Together” and “I’m Still in Love with You;” country star Josh Turner, who has topped the U.S. country charts with singles like “All Over Me” and “Why Don’t We Just Dance;” and Grammy award-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco, who has collaborated with other hit-makers like Kanye West, Snoop Dogg and Jay-Z.

These new additions join previously announced musical acts, including the cast of Nickelodeon’s hit TV series, “Victorious,” on June 9, and rock bands ZZ Top and 3 Doors Down on June 16. The full Summer Concert Series lineup is below, and the final musical act will be announced at a later date.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 2012 LINEUP
Date
Headliner
June 9
Cast of Nickelodeon’s Hit TV Series, “Victorious”
June 16
3 Doors Down & ZZ Top
June 23
Josh Turner
June 30
Al Green
July 7
Lupe Fiasco
July 14
TBD

Access to all Summer Concert Series performances is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida. For guests that specifically want to enjoy the concerts, Universal Orlando is offering an all-new ticket that provides one-time access to Universal Studios after 7 p.m. – exclusively for the Summer Concert Series. Available online, the “Summer Concert Ticket” is priced at $59.99 plus tax and will go on sale beginning May 15.

The Summer Concert Series gives guests the opportunity to top off their day of theme park thrills with a headlining concert. By day, guests can enjoy some of the most popular entertainment experiences in the world– including the all-new Universal’s Superstar Parade, a daily parade that features elaborately themed floats that tower above guests, hundreds of energetic street performers and spectacular music and dance performances. By night, park guests can rock out to a live performance by a multi-platinum artist at the Music Plaza, a venue illuminated by the colorful LED lights of Universal Studios’ most rockin’ coaster, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit.

For more information about the Summer Concert Series, visit www.universalorlando.com


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Kevin Yee is the author of numerous independent Disney books, including the popular Walt Disney World Earbook series and Walt Disney World Hidden History.