Orlando Concert Series

There are so many great places to see your favorite musician, band, sports team or more in Orlando! Whether you want a smaller, more intimate venue or a giant arena packed with passionate fans, we’ve got you covered! Here are our favorite Orlando concert venues and a look at which big acts will be performing there this summer!

House of Blues Orlando

House of Blues Orlando is located in Disney Springs and is a great place for some live entertainment. It is also one of the most famous nightlife venues in the Walt Disney World Resort! Popular and well-known musicians and the best up-and-comers all perform here. You can enjoy rock, country, R&B, Latin, reggae, metal, hip-hop and so much more here! Every Sunday, a world-famous Sunday Gospel is held. You can also enjoy delicious Southern-inspired dishes in the restaurant side. 

Upcoming Events: 

  •  T-Pain- May 25, 2022 7pm
  • Jesse McCartney- June 6, 2022 7pm
  • New Found Glory- June 10, 2022 7pm
  • Less Than Jake & Bowling for Soup- July 23, 2022 7pm

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Hard Rock Live Orlando

Hard Rock Live Orlando is one of the best concert venues in Orlando. Located in Universal’s CityWalk, this music venue has lots to offer. Dubbed Orlando’s “Coliseum of Rock”, the Hard Rock Live hosts music acts from all over the world and some of the best comedians. The concert venue is attached to the World’s largest Hard Rock Café and can hold up to 3,000 people. 

Upcoming Events:

  • Ron White- May 13, 2022 7pm
  • Anjelah Johnson-Reyes- June 25, 2022 8pm
  • Brian McKnight- July 15, 2022 9pm

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Camping World Stadium

Camping World Stadium is Orlando’s “grandfather” of all venues. In fact, it began as Orlando Stadium, a Works Progress Administration project by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936. Although the stadium was built for football, it has hosted many other sports events such as the 1994 FIFA World Cup, NFL Pro Bowl, and USL Pro. It also hosts many concerts for big music acts, and it has also been used for WrestleMania. 

Upcoming Events:

  • Paul McCartney- May 28, 2022 8pm
  • Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison & Joan Jett- June 19, 2022 4:30pm
  • Bad Bunny- August 5, 2022 7pm
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers- September 15, 2022 6:30pm
  • EDC Orlando- November 11-13, 2022 1pm

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Amway Center

The Amway Center is a large indoor arena located in Downtown Orlando. The arena is best known as being home to the Orlando Magic NBA basketball team. Not only does this large arena host the Orlando Magic and Orlando Solar Bears, but it also has hosted the 2012 NBA All-Star Game, UFC Fights, and WWE professional wrestling. The arena is also typically used for local high school graduations. There are also a lot of big music acts that have played here too such as Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Bruno Mars, Britney Spears and more! Check out our most recent article about its history here.

Upcoming Events:

  • New Kids on the Block, Salt N Pepa, Rick Astley & En Vogue- July 10, 2022 7:30pm
  • Michael Bublé- August 10, 2022 8pm
  • The Killers- September 14, 2022 7:30pm
  • Kevin Hart- September 16, 2022 7pm

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Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

The Dr. Phillips Center is a huge performing arts venue in Downtown Orlando. It joined the Bob Carr Theater, which was originally named the Orlando Municipal Auditorium in 1927, to become Orlando’s main performance venue. The venue features a 2,700-seat amplified hall called the Walt Disney Theater that is for Broadway musicals and concerts. There is also the Alexis & Pugh Theater for smaller shows and events. The third theater inside of Dr. Phillips Center is Steinmetz Hall. It is a 1,700-seat multiform theater that achieves an N1 sound rating (which is the highest possible acoustical rating). The hall can transform into three different theater styles: symphony concert hall, proscenium hall and banquet hall. There is a fourth performance space under construction right now called Judson’s. It will be a dynamic music room with cabaret-style seating, and it will host intimate events and live entertainment. It is expected to open by Summer 2022. 

Check out our article about the Dr. Phillips Center here.

Upcoming Events:

  • Wanda Sykes- May 12, 2022 8pm
  • The Masked Singer- June 28, 2022 7:30pm
  • Chris Rock- July 27-28, 2022 8pm
  • David Spade- September 23, 2022 8pm
  • Hamilton- October 26-November 20, 2022 6:30pm & 8pm

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The Plaza Live

The Plaza Live is one of Orlando’s oldest theaters. When it first opened in 1963, it was Orlando’s first two screen movie theater! In 2002, the theater was purchased by Salthouse Group and was transformed into a flex-seating venue by the summer of 2010. In August 2013, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra purchased The Plaza Live building and updated it, creating an office space, a rehearsal hall, a music library, and an update to the existing 1000-seat music hall. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra found its new, permanent home here. There are two music halls within The Plaza Live: the main hall (for larger shows) and the small room (for smaller shows).

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Many famous musicians have played here such as Five for Fighting, Michelle Branch, Bryan Adams, Blue Oyster Cult, Rick Springfield and more!

Upcoming Events:

  • Candlebox- May 22, 2022 8pm
  • Ted Nugent- July 19, 2022 9:30pm

The Social

The Social is a local favorite that hosts indie music acts, comedy shows and other performances nightly. They are also home to the longest running Acid Jazz/Indy Hip-Hop weekly in the country. The venue is small and holds about 300 people, so it gives you a very intimate vibe. Local bands love to perform here and they always draw a crowd! The Social is open from 9pm-2am.

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Backbooth has been a fan-favorite of Downtown Orlando since 2000. According to the Orlando Weekly, it is one of the best live music venues in the city and has the most impressive draft selection in the downtown area. The venue can hold up to 350 people but still boasts an incredible sound and lighting system. Backbooth also hosts dance parties. Whether you want to see an intimate live performance, a rock n’ roll show or a night of dancing, come to Backbooth and see why it’s a favorite among Central Floridians!

The Beacham

The Beacham has been a part of Orlando history for over 100 years! It started as a silent film theater in 1921 and since then has become one of the best places for nightlife and entertainment in Orlando. Many famous musicians have played here during its impressive history including Ray Charles, Pink, The Ramones, The Police, Slayer and more. The Beacham also transforms into a late-night dance hall whenever there isn’t a concert happening. 


There are so many great places to go whether you want to see your favorite band, your favorite comedian, your favorite sports team or even your favorite Broadway show! You have your choice of famous huge arenas, to small, yet famous, intimate music clubs! Orlando has it all when it comes to live entertainment.

What is your favorite concert and/or entertainment venue in Orlando?

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