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  • Huge Orlando Record & CD Show spins back to the Central Florida Fairgrounds

    Vinyl records are back and more popular than ever, and on June 23, the Orlando Record & CD Show returns to the Central Florida Showgrounds. Though they were once replaced by digital formats, and despite the popularity of music streaming services, in the last few years, vinyl records have made a major comeback, although to many the format never went away. Vinyl truly is the format that has refused to die, and whether its a nostalgia thing, or that the younger generation have discovered that vinyl is cool, there is no denying that the format has seen a resurgence in popularity, and here in Orlando, the largest record show in the state takes place twice yearly at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. On Sunday, June 23, the Orlando Record & CD Show spins back to the Showgrounds from 7 am - 4 pm, with over 80 tables loaded with the best selection of records. You can expect 1,000’s of LP’s & 45’s, Imports & Rarities, Out of Print CD’s and vinyl, plus memorabilia, videos, posters, and more. Entry is $10 at 7 am, going down to $3 at 10 am. Parking is free. Gotta Go Orlando is committed to offering locals and visitors the best coverage of things to do in Orlando, and Central Florida, including the latest entertainment news, live music, theater, nightlife, food & drink. theme parks, attractions, events, culture, and more. For the latest entertainment news and things to do in Orlando, and throughout Central Florida, join us on   X , Facebook , Instagram , and   YouTube . Never miss any Orlando news! Sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando  Newsletter . Got a story to tell? Contact us here . To advertise with us, click here , and to  list your upcoming event with us,  submit it  here .

  • Jake Paul swaps out Mike Tyson to fight Mike Perry in Tampa - Get tickets now!

    On the date that Jake Paul was set for his Netflix showdown with legendary heavyweight Mike Tyson, Jake will now face mixed martial artist and the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship's "Platinum" Mike Perry at the Amalie Arena in Tampa. MVP has announced that international superstar Jake “El Gallo” Paul (9-1, 6 KOs) will return to the ring for “Fear No Man,” a cruiserweight battle against the incredibly dangerous bare knuckle champion boxer and MMA star “Platinum” Mike Perry (5-0, 3 KOs BKFC) on Saturday, July 20 at AMALIE Arena in Tampa, with the match to be shown live on DAZN pay-per-view. The fight is taking place on the date that Paul was originally scheduled to face Mike Tyson, with the Tyson fight rescheduled for Nov. 15. due to Tyson being forced out due to medical issues. Paul vs. Perry will be an eight round cruiserweight bout, as Paul faces his most dangerous opponent to date and puts it all on the line in an incredibly risky fight against the baddest bare knuckle boxer of all time ahead of his bout with the Baddest Man on the Planet, Mike Tyson. Boxing trailblazer and unified featherweight champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (46-2-1, 30 KOs) will also return to the ring against Tampa, Florida’s top-10 ranked IBF, WBO, and WBA talent and KO artist, Stevie “Sledgehammer” Morgan (14-1, 13 KOs) in the co-main event. Serrano vs. Morgan will be a super lightweight battle, contested over 10, two-minute rounds as Serrano aims to display her power at super lightweight against the powerful puncher, Morgan, ahead of her clash with Katie Taylor on Friday, November 15. “Fear No Man”  is presented by CELSIUS Live Fit Essential Energy. The undercard will also feature the rematch of Crescent City, Florida’s Tony Aguilar (12-0-1, 4 KOs) vs. Orlando, Florida’s Corey “2Smoove" Marksman (9-0-1, 7 KOs) in an 8-round lightweight bout. Further undercard fights will be announced in the coming days.  Starting now, use code "MVPTAMPAJULY20" for tickets to see Jake Paul vs Mike Perry in Tampa. Tickets start at only $20 and are available via Ticketmaster. Gotta Go Orlando offers the best and most up to date coverage of events and things to do in Orlando, and throughout Central Florida. You can rely on us for the latest entertainment news, concerts, theater, nightlife, food & drink. theme parks, attractions, events, culture, and more. Never miss any Orlando news! Sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando  Newsletter , and join us on   X , Facebook , Instagram , and   YouTube . Got a story to tell Orlando? Contact us now . To advertise with us, click here , and to  list your upcoming event with us,  submit it  here .

  • You need to calm down - The Swiftie Drag Brunch is coming to The Abbey with April Fresh

    We always knew she was trouble, but get ready to shake it off and join the beautiful and multi-talented April Fresh at The Abbey. She’s in her Swiftie Era! Join April Fresh, along with Athena Winters, Nebula Moon, Tia Devine and DJ Scott Robert, for SWIFTIE DRAG BRUNCH at The Abbey. Tickets are $35 including the brunch and show. You can purchase tickets now via The Abbey .  (18+) This is a must see - must eat event! The Swiftie Drag Brunch will be hosted by the legendary local performer April Fresh, a Drag Goddess who specializes in Comedy, Broadway and All Things 80's. She is the creator and hostess of April Fresh's Comedy Brunch at Southern Nights Orlando, and more, and won the WAVE Award for Central Florida's Favorite Local Drag Queen 2023. Gotta Go Orlando is committed to offering locals and visitors the best coverage of things to do in Orlando, and Central Florida, including the latest entertainment news, live music, theater, nightlife, food & drink. theme parks, attractions, events, culture, and more. For the latest entertainment news and things to do in Orlando, and throughout Central Florida, join us on   X , Facebook , Instagram , and   YouTube . Never miss any Orlando news! Sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando  Newsletter . Got a story to tell? Contact us here . To advertise with us, click here , and to  list your upcoming event with us,  submit it  here .

  • Juneteenth Events and Celebrations in Orlando 2024

    Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. On June 17, 2021, it officially became a federal holiday . Juneteenth 2024 will take place on Wednesday, 19 June 2024 Juneteenth is an annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War, and has been celebrated by African Americans since the late 1800s. Established as a federal holiday in 2021, Juneteenth, also referred to as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day. has grown in popularity in recent years, and there is numerous celebrations and commemorations honoring this important day in history here in Orlando and throughout Central Florida. Check back often as we add new events to our comprehensive list of Central Florida Juneteenth Celebrations and Events in 2024. Central Florida Juneteenth Events and Celebrations 1887 Juneteenth Celebration Week June 14 - 19 The 1887 Juneteenth Celebration Week will take place on June 14 - 19, 2024 in the Historic Town of Eatonville FL. Our theme this year is “Empowering Resilience, Celebrating Freedom, and Reclaiming our Unity”. Events will feature a Youth STEAM explosion, senior citizen celebration, vendors, entertainment, Father’s Day specials and so much more. This weekend will provide an opportunity for members of our community to learn about the significance of Juneteenth and celebrate the achievements and contributions of African Americans throughout history. 1887 Juneteenth Celebration Week Youth Day June 14 Come out and join us as we kick off 1887 Juneteenth Celebration Week with a community eventjust for our youth! Bring your skates, scooters and bikes for some fun at our outdoor skating rink at the Scoot, Ride, and Skate Jam Juneteenth Central Florida Black History Bus Tour June 15 On Saturday June 15, 2024 join Paving Pathways as we celebrate Juneteenth and uncover the rich legacy of black history in Orlando with our Central Florida Black History Bus Tour . This immersive experience delves into the Black stories of resilience, achievement, and cultural vibrancy that have shaped Central Florida.  Paving Pathways is offering  a unique opportunity to: Engage with vibrant cultural experiences featuring: Visits to historical areas and events in Ocoee, Eatonville, Parramore and many more.    Learn and hear from living historical leaders, local notable politicians, social justice advocates, historians and descendants of historical change makers of Orlando. 1887 Juneteenth Celebration June 15 Welcome to the 1887 Juneteenth Celebration Festival . Come join us for a day of fun, food, and festivities in the Historic town of Eatonville. This event is a great opportunity to celebrate freedom and unity and honor the history and achievements of African Americans. Enjoy live music, delicious food, and exciting activities for the whole family. Learn about the significance of Juneteenth and its importance in American history. Don't miss out on this chance to come together as a community and celebrate freedom and equality. We can't wait to see you there! 4th Annual Juneteenth – A Freedom Festival June 15 The 4th Annual Juneteenth Festival celebrates Juneteenth with motivational speakers, a DJ, entertainment, a large variety of vendors, and a few food trucks.  Considering the construction of Ft. Mellon Park and the surrounding area, this years event takes place at Sanford Civic Center, with its outdoor courtyard. Central Florida Juneteenth Gala (Wakandan Style) June 15 We welcome you to the Central Florida Juneteenth Gala ! Join us for a night of celebration and reflection at 412 East Kennedy Boulevard, Maitland. Get ready to enjoy live music, delicious food, and meaningful conversations with fellow attendees. Let's come together to honor the significance of Juneteenth and commemorate this important milestone in American history. Formal dress attire or dashiki's. Juneteenth Festival June 15 Mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate freedom and unity at our spectacular Juneteenth Festival! On June 15, join us at Camping World Stadium for a day filled with joy, cultural richness, and community connection. Together, let's honor the resilience and achievements of Black Americans while fostering solidarity and understanding among our diverse community. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors for a day of celebration and reflection at Camping World Stadium on June 15th from 2 pm- 7 pm. Stay tuned for more details and surprises as we countdown to this momentous occasion! 4th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Walk June 15 SMB Personal Fitness and Entertainment is excited to invite you to a 1.9-mile walk through the beautiful West Lakes at the 4th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Walk , where we'll celebrate Juneteenth while building a stronger community. Strollers and fur babies on a leash are more than welcome to join the fun at at Lake Lorna Doone Park. Tampa Bay Juneteenth Festival June 15 Join us for our 4th Annual Cultural Experience at Raymond James Stadium. Enjoy a block party atmosphere of live music from DJs, amazing Food Trucks, Retail Shopping, Job Fair, Health Clinic, and much more fun for the WHOLE Community! The PWRTRC 2024 Juneteenth Literacy Music Festival June 15 The Phyllis Wheatley Rise to Read Campaign will be hosting a Juneteenth Music Festival from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Drive, in St. Petersburg. Children ages 0 to 12 are free! The live outdoor concert will feature headliner Shawn Brown, Tampa’s very own Beat Down Band, St. Petersburg-born artist Siobhan Monique, and Grammy Nominated, 3x NAACP Image Award nominated and BILLBOARD charting artist Nathan Mitchell. In addition, there will be a special Kids Corner with several activities for children of all ages, including a playground, face painting, a hockey shooting rink hosted by our very own Tampa Bay Lightning, and more. Juneteenth In Winter Park: Jazz & Jubilee A Night Under The Stars June 15 We are excited to announce our Second Annual Juneteenth Celebration in Winter Park, "A Night Under the Stars: Jazz & Jubilee at Shady Park," on Saturday, June 15, 2024, from 5 to 10 pm! Join us for a memorable evening featuring live jazz music, delicious food, spirits, and a night of jubilee under the stars, sponsored by The City of Winter Park and The Equity Council Corp., a Black-owned and operated nonprofit serving the citizens of Hannibal Square since 2018. Our event will be held at Shady Park, a beautiful outdoor venue perfect for a summer celebration. Guests will enjoy a night of live music from some of the best jazz musicians in the area and performances from artists and dancers. We'll also have a selection of food vendors serving delicious bites and spirits and retail vendors showcasing some of the best cultural wear, custom jewelry, art, and much more so guests can support Black-owned Businesses on such a momentous occasion. 4th Annual Lunch and Learn: A BTGM Juneteenth Event June 15 We're thrilled to announce that the 3rd annual Juneteenth Lunch and Learn at the Orlando Rep on June 15 from 2-6p is being presented in partnership with the Florida Theatre Association and the Florida Repertory Theatre! This family-friendly event is free and open to all, and includes a delicious BBQ lunch, engaging readings of children’s books about Juneteenth, face painting, a DJ bubble party by DJ Jaé and other exciting activities. Bring the whole family and enjoy a fun-filled day of learning and celebration, made possible by our generous sponsors. Children of all ages will love the lively readings of Juneteenth stories, while parents and caregivers can enjoy browsing additional Black Owned food and dessert vendors on-site. Plus, don't miss out on our free book raffle! 2024 Juneteenth Community Festival June 15 Daytona Beach Juneteenth Community Festival : Celebrate Freedom, Food & Fun! Join us for a vibrant celebration of Juneteenth, Daytona Beach's largest Juneteenth festival! This all-day event features: Live Music & Entertainment Over 100 Vendors (Food, Beverage, Clothing, Jewelry, and much more) Interactive Activities & Games Children's Fun Zone Educational Activities Choo-choo Train Ride Pound Cake Contest Support College Scholarships for Local Youth Sankofa African-American Museum on Wheels Clermont Juneteenth Celebration June 15 Don't miss the Clermont Third Juneteenth Event, a cultural and educational celebration of freedom. Come join us for an evening of art, music, and authentic cuisine. Kissimmee Juneteenth Festival June 15 The Kissimmee Juneteenth Festival is a celebration of community, culture, and unity that is perfect for the entire family. Juneteenth is an annual commemoration of the end to slavery in the United States and a community celebration of African American culture, including live music, delicious food, and craft vendors. 1887 Juneteenth Celebration Week Father’s Day June 16 The 1887 Juneteenth Celebration Week  is hosting a Father's Day “Fishing with Father’s” on Sunday morning! This event will be a time to enjoy and honor the father’s in our community with good music, good food, and plenty offishing. Bring you lawn chairs, your coolers and your family, and we’ve got the rest! AfroCAN 2024: Juneteenth Fest June 16 Get your picnic blankets ready and your chic Afro-inspired attire, and join AfroCAN Fest in Downtown, Tampa at Perry Harvey Park for the revolutionary summer-time chic festival celebrating black excellence and culture. Senior Citizen’s Day:The Power Of Flowers June 17 Show your love to our wise citizens and give them their flowers while they can still appreciate them. Be sure to register the wise citizens you would like to recognize with a gift of flowers and expression of love during the 1887 Juneteenth Celebration Week   A Journey Towards Freedom June 18 Join 1887 Juneteenth Celebration Wee k for our Juneteenth Celebration virtual event, as we embark on a journey through reflections of Juneteenth and its connection to the "Town That Freedom Built". You will hear from National Historians, natives and descendants of Eatonville. Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration June 19 Get ready to celebrate Juneteenth Freedom Day in Eatonville, with the 1887 Juneteenth Celebration Wee k ! We are thrilled to invite you to our Proclamation Observance at the town hall, where we will honor this historic occasion and the oldest Black Township Municipality in the US. Let's come together with excitement and joy to commemorate this important day in our nation's history! 4th Annual Facets of Freedom: A Celebration of Juneteenth June 19 Join us for a night of remembrance and celebration of the contributions of Black culture in the arts as we commemorate Juneteenth, the historic national holiday that marks the end of slavery in the United States. Facets of Freedom 2024 will take place on June 19, 2024 at the Orlando Family Stage, starting at 7pm. This interdisciplinary arts event will be a time for us to reflect on our history, celebrate our vibrant community, and honor the sacrifices of those who came before us. As a community of artists, we believe in the power of creativity and expression to inspire change and bring people together. We will have musical performances, dance, and spoken word that showcase the richness of African American artistry and the resilience of our community. In addition, we will have a visual art exhibit featuring Black Central Florida artists, giving you an opportunity to appreciate their unique talents and perspectives as well as purchase local Black artwork. Central Florida Juneteenth Celebration and Fireworks Show June 22 Come join us the Central Florida Juneteenth Celebration and Fireworks Show in Maitland for 2 days filled with music, food, and fun as we commemorate Juneteenth together. This event aims to celebrate freedom and unity while honoring African American culture and heritage. Get ready to enjoy live performances, delicious food vendors, local artists, and more. Whether you're coming with family or friends, this celebration promises to be a memorable experience for all. Mark your calendars and don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to celebrate Juneteenth with the Central Florida community. We can't wait to see you there! Juneteenth Freedom Festival June 29 Come join the Juneteenth Freedom Festiva l at the Simpson Park Community Center on Martin L King Junior Avenue in Lakeland for a day of celebration and reflection. This in-person event will feature live music, food vendors, historical exhibits, and more. Let's come together to honor the significance of Juneteenth and commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with the community and learn about this important part of our history. Gotta Go Orlando is committed to offering locals and visitors the best coverage of things to do in Orlando, and Central Florida, including the latest entertainment news, live music, theater, nightlife, food & drink. theme parks, attractions, events, culture, and more. For the latest entertainment news and things to do in Orlando, and throughout Central Florida, join us on   X , Facebook , Instagram , and   YouTube . Never miss any Orlando news! 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  • Universal Orlando reveals FULL DETAILS on Dark Universe - Coming to Universal Epic Universe Theme Park in 2025

    Dark Universe revealed! The legendary Universal Monsters come to life like never before at Dark Universe, one of five amazing worlds at Universal Epic Universe. Back on January 30, Universal Orlando Resort announced the first details for its massive new theme park, Universal Epic Universe that is currently under construction, and due to open in 2025. Universal revealed that the themed lands within the theme park would be - H ow to Train Your Dragon – Isle of Berk, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic, Dark Universe, and Super Nintendo World. Since then Universal has been revealing details on each land, with full details already revealed for the entrance "hub" of the park, Celestial Park , How to Train Your Dragon – Isle of Berk , and Super Nintendo World . Now with only the details for two lands to be revealed, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic, and Dark Universe, we now have details on what lies beyond the portal of Dark Universe... Today, Thursday, June 20, 2024, Universal Orlando Resort has revealed the exciting and full details for Dark Universe. “It’s Alive! It’s Alive!” Next year, Universal – the pioneer of the horror genre – will bring its timeless monsters to the present day with the debut of Dark Universe – one of the five immersive worlds featured at the all-new Universal Epic Universe opening in 2025. The most mysterious world of Universal Orlando’s newest theme park, this captivating new land will envelop guests in monstrous adventures across various attractions, shops, restaurants and character meet and greets that will thrill everyone from families to classic Monster fans alike. Created by the award-winning Universal Creative team in partnership with Universal Pictures, Dark Universe blends the iconic stories of unearthly legends like Dracula, The Wolf Man, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Bride of Frankenstein and more with a new generation of monsters and characters, including Dr. Victoria Frankenstein – the great-great-granddaughter of the infamous Henry Frankenstein who has continued his misguided experiments. As guests venture through Darkmoor – the ravaged village within Dark Universe – they’ll encounter the characters and subjects of those experiments within a first-of-its-kind theme park environment that offers family-friendly fun while also pushing the boundaries on intensity in a way that only Universal could achieve. WELCOME TO DARKMOOR The journey to Dark Universe begins the moment guests enter its electrifying portal, which harnesses the dark energy of Darkmoor. As guests step foot inside, that same energy will pulsate throughout the entire village and connect at the top of Frankenstein Manor – the towering focal point of Dark Universe. Nestled within the blackened stone walls of the town, guests will embark on unique adventures where they can get made up to look like their favorite monsters, spin through the woods aboard a thrilling family coaster, enjoy unique dining establishments, enter Frankenstein Manor to brave Universal Orlando’s most chilling ride ever, and more. Here’s more information about the thrilling yet unsettling attractions and entertainment experiences that await visitors to Dark Universe: Monsters Unchained: The Frankenstein Experiment Universal Orlando’s most terrifying attraction yet, this state-of-the-art dark ride takes guests deep into the catacombs of Frankenstein Manor, where Dr. Victoria Frankenstein conducts her twisted experiments. In a vain display of her genius, she invites guests into her laboratory to witness a demonstration of her ability to control monsters – but her plans go awry when her attempts to control the most dangerous of monsters, Dracula, fails, unleashing a horde of enraged monsters. Guests are then thrust into an intense ride through the darkness as they try to evade the grasps of The Wolf Man, The Mummy, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Brides of Dracula and others. Curse of the Werewolf Deep in the woods that sit on the edge of Darkmoor, guests will find Curse of the Werewolf, a spinning family coaster inspired by “The Wolf Man.” Guests will enter the encampment of The Guild of Mystics where they’ll be greeted by the Maleva, the guild’s all-knowing seer and leader, who warns them that they bear the mark of the werewolf. Guests then board a wagon and venture into the forest – racing to escape the werewolves before they become one themselves. Darkmoor Monster Makeup Experience Guests of all ages can become fashionably monstrous as they don elaborate face paint and temporary tattoos at Darkmoor Monster Makeup Experience. Here, monster makers have converted Dr. Pretorius’ infamous old lab into a parlor to continue the spirit of his demented experiments, and skilled artisans use their talents to transform guests’ outer appearances so they can showcase their fandom for the Universal Monsters. Meet the Monsters There’s always someone…or something…looming in the shadows of Dark Universe – including Monsters who are eager to meet and greet everyone from kids to adults, including Dr. Victoria Frankenstein’s Monster and the alluring Bride of Frankenstein. Guests will also encounter other unusual inhabitants roaming the eerie village, including Victoria Frankenstein’s servant, Ygor, The Invisible Man, an eccentric monster hunter, and a talented musician who regales guests with songs and tales of the classic Universal Monsters stories. Guests can also sink their teeth into delicious fare and shop all-new merchandise and apparel during their visit to Dark Universe at highly-themed dining and retail locations, including: Das Stakehaus Darkmoor’s most ominous restaurant, this establishment is a dining hall run by vampire “familiars” who size up unsuspecting patrons to be part of the vampires’ feast. Surrounded by artwork and artifacts detailing the history of the village’s creatures of the night, guests can enjoy a menu of kebabs, burgers, sandwiches and more. The Burning Blade Tavern Despite the blades of the windmill still smoldering and flaming periodically, Darkmoor’s monster hunters have transformed this old fiery mill into their favorite hangout. While enjoying a menu of burgers, wings, bratwurst, pretzels and specialty beverages, guests will hear stories of the infamous “Hounds” – boastful hunters from beyond Darkmoor – all while surrounded by an impressive display of the monster heads they consider their “trophies.” De Lacey’s Cottage Near Frankenstein Manor sits De Lacey’s Cottage food stand, where the original Frankenstein’s Monster once received sustenance and friendship. Here, guests can find a variety of snacks and cool treats like cinnamon bread, ice cream, twisted taters and more. Pretorius’ Scientific Oddities Guests can take home a piece of the immortal world of Dark Universe with commemorative merchandise and mementos from retail locations like Pretorius’ Scientific Oddities. To prepare for the electrifying chills and thrills that await in Dark Universe, guests can now purchase a variety of new merchandise themed to the new land – including apparel, accessories and more. The collection is available for a limited-time and can be purchased at the Universal Epic Universe Preview Center in Universal CityWalk and on shop.universalorlando.com . As construction continues, the countdown is on to the opening of Universal Epic Universe, a game-changer for theme park entertainment, and Universal's most ambitious theme park yet. Epic Universe will present a level of theme park immersion and innovation that is unmatched – transporting guests to expansive worlds featuring more than 50 awe-inspiring attraction, entertainment, dining and shopping experiences that come together to create an unforgettable adventure that is nothing short of epic. The addition of Universal Orlando’s fourth theme park will also transform the award-winning resort into a weeklong vacation destination filled with the most compelling experiences imaginable. For more information about Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com . For all the latest Universal Orlando news click here , and for the latest from all of Orlando's theme parks click here. Are you excited for the new Epic Universe? What are you looking forward to most? Let us know in the comments below! Gotta Go Orlando is run by locals, committed to offering locals and visitors the best coverage of things to do in Orlando, and Central Florida, including the latest entertainment news, live music, theater, nightlife, food & drink. theme parks, attractions, events, culture, and more. For the latest entertainment news and things to do in Orlando, and throughout Central Florida, join us on   X , Facebook , Instagram , and   YouTube . Never miss any Orlando news! 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  • Jim Henson's Labyrinth: In Concert to make its way to 30 North American cities this fall including Orlando

    Experience the '80s cult classic film, Jim Henson's Labyrinth, with the iconic soundtrack performed by a live band on stage, accompanied by David Bowie's legendary vocals. It has been revealed that for the first time ever, Jim Henson 's original masterpiece and musical fantasy film Labyrinth, starring the iconic David Bowie , will transport fans to Goblin City in an exciting fusion of film and live music on stage with " Jim Henson 's Labyrinth: In Concert." The 30-city North American run will launch September 24 - Jim Henson 's birthday in Morgantown, WV, and includes dates across the country, winding up in Florida with four stops, including Orlando, when the tour will take to the stage at The Plaza Live on October 25. For tour dates, tickets, VIP packages and more information, visit www.labyrinthinconcert.com . Labyrinth's loyal and steadfast cult following has grown for nearly 40 years since the film's theatrical release on June 27, 1986. With this new tour, audiences are invited to experience an epic evening as the movie is presented on a large HD cinema screen. On stage, a live band will perform in sync with Bowie's original vocals, playing the songs and the score from the soundtrack composed by Bowie and Trevor Jones .  " Jim Henson 's Labyrinth: In Concert" producer Black Ink Presents, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, is known for its extensive history of breathing new life into iconic films with symphonies, orchestras, or bands live on stage, including Batman, Ghostbusters, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Rocketman, La La Land, and more. "I have always been a huge fan of the groundbreaking collaboration of Jim Henson , George Lucas , David Bowie , and Trevor Jones on this film, and bringing it to fans in a live concert screening experience is a dream come true," says John Kinsner, CEO of Black Ink Presents. "Getting to hear Bowie's vocals with a live band while watching the film is sure to give every Labyrinth fan goosebumps." "It's always incredible when the amazing fans of Jim Henson 's Labyrinth come together to watch (and rewatch!) this beloved fantasy adventure," says Nicole Goldman, Executive Vice President of Branding for The Jim Henson Company. "With ' Jim Henson 's Labyrinth: In Concert,' we are welcoming loyal and new fans to the world of the Goblin King, and celebrating the incredible music of David Bowie and Trevor Jones in a whole new way. It is certain to be a 'Magic Dance!'" Starring Bowie and Jennifer Connelly , as well as scores of goblins and creatures from the renowned Jim Henson 's Creature Shop, the film features a soundtrack of unique and memorable melodies, with Bowie's original songs like "Magic Dance," "Underground" and "As the World Falls Down," along with Jones' orchestral score. The collaboration between Bowie and Jones provides an enchanting and distinctive musical experience, perfectly capturing the whimsical and fantastical elements of the film and contributing to its lasting acclaim and popularity. Gotta Go Orlando offers the best and most up to date coverage of events & things to do in Orlando, and throughout Central Florida. You can rely on us for the latest entertainment news, concerts, theater, nightlife, food & drink. theme parks, attractions, events, culture, and more. Never miss any Orlando news! Sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando  Newsletter , join us on   X , Facebook , Instagram , and   YouTube . Got a story to tell Orlando? Contact us now . To advertise with us, click here , and to  list your upcoming event with us,  submit it  here .

  • Extensive flooding at Orlando's Fringe ArtSpace forces two major festivals to either cancel or change venue!

    Devastating news for Orlando Fringe as extensive flooding at Fringe Artspace on W Church Street has resulted in the organization cancelling its first ever Orlando Out Fest, together with forcing the upcoming Open Scene's Latin American Performing Arts Festival to move. Orlando Fringe has revealed the devastation news that their performing arts space, Fringe ArtSpace located on W Church Street has been affected by severe flooding, resulted in extensive water damage to the space. The incubator artspace in the former home of Mad Cow Theatre officially opened on January 11, 2023 at 54 W. Church Street, and is home to a 9,100 square foot space that is home to two performing theatre spaces: a mainstage with 166 seats and a black box with 40-60 seats. The flooding has forced Orlando Fringe to cancel  the inaugural Orlando Out Fest, a curated festival celebrating exclusively LGBTQIA stories, artists, and history that was set to take place from June 27 - 20. The flooding has also forced the relocation of Open Scene's Latin American Performing Arts Festival, which will now take place at Trinity Preparatory School of Florida, located at 5700 Trinity Prep Ln, Winter Park. Commenting on the devastating news that Out Fest was cancelled, Orlando Fringe commented, "We're incredibly disappointed to announce that due to unforeseen flooding that has resulted in extensive water damage, ORLANDO OUT FEST will not be happening next week like originally scheduled." Orlando Fringe say that they are making all efforts to reschedule the festival for another date, and hope to share an update as soon as they have more information. For those of you who have already purchased your tickets, the box office will be in contact with you soon, although Orland Fringe is urging everyone to consider donating your ticket purchase to the artists affected by these unforeseen circumstances. For more details on Orlando Fringe, click here or contact the FringeArtSpace box office at (407) 436-7800. Commenting on the forced relocation of Open Scene's Latin American Performing Arts Festival, Orlando Fringe commented, "We understand this may cause some inconvenience, and we apologize for any disruption to your plans. The festival’s dates and times will remain the same as originally scheduled." For more details on Open Scene's Latin American Performing Arts Festival, click here . Gotta Go Orlando is committed to offering locals and visitors the best coverage of things to do in Orlando, and Central Florida, including the latest entertainment news, live music, theater, nightlife, food & drink. theme parks, attractions, events, culture, and more. For the latest entertainment news and things to do in Orlando, and throughout Central Florida, join us on   X , Facebook , Instagram , and   YouTube . Never miss any Orlando news! Sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando  Newsletter . Got a story to tell? Contact us here . To advertise with us, click here , and to  list your upcoming event with us,  submit it  here .

  • Tymisha Harris reprises role as Josephine Baker in one-woman biographical musical JOSEPHINE at Dr Phillips Center

    Tymisha Harris stars in this dazzling retelling of Josephine Baker’s revolutionary life as singer, movie star, WWII spy, civil rights activist and cultural icon. Orlando's Tymisha Harris is reprising her role in the critically-acclaimed JOSEPHINE for two nights only at the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater at Dr Phillips Center on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22, 2024. JOSEPHINE , performed by Tymisha Harris and created by Tymisha Harris, Michael Marinaccio and Tod Kimbro, is a one-woman biographical musical that combines cabaret, theatre and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th Century. After debuting at the 2016 San Diego Fringe Festival , JOSEPHINE has been wowing audiences ever since, including an off-Broadway run at Soho Playhouse, where it sold out performances and received high critical acclaim. For the off-Broadway run, Tymisha Harris was nominated for a 2018 Vivian Robinson AUDELCO Award for Outstanding Solo Performance. JOSEPHINE, a burlesque cabaret dream play combines cabaret, theatre and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th century. The show is intended for adult audiences, as it contains adult content and nudity. Josephine shatters stereotypes of race, gender roles and sexuality in this intimate, charming and haunting cabaret with a twist. Tickets are available now  for this dazzling production. Before Ella, Tina, Billie Or Beyonce there was Josephine: the first African-American International Superstar. About Josephine Baker Born in St. Louis in 1906, Josephine Baker achieved only moderate success in the United States, but became an international superstar after moving to France in the early 20’s. She starred alongside white romantic leading men in films in the 30’s, had multiple interracial marriages and homosexual relationships, and performed in men’s clothing before the term “drag” existed in the lexicon. She was also a spy for the French Resistance, a civil rights activist, and the mother of 12 adopted children from 4 continents. Her success in France and Europe often gave her the opportunity to live freely without the racial oppression of her home nation, though she never stopped yearning for acceptance in America. About Tymisha Harris Tymisha Harris has been performing professionally as a dancer, singer, actor, puppeteer, acrobat, stunt performer, stilt walker, choreographer, costume designer, and badass burlesque diva for the last 3 decades. Her early credits include assistant choreographer and backup dancer for the ’90s pop group N*SYNC, backup dancer for LFO, multiple roles at Universal Studios Orlando, and a featured role in the hit movie series Bring It On . More recent endeavors include the national tour of Broadway’s Rock of Ages, a European tour with the innovative and world-renowned Pilobolus Dance Theater Company, and founding member and Assistant Director and Choreographer of the successful Orlando based dance troupe, VarieTease. Combining ferocious dancing, powerhouse vocals, fearless audience interaction, stunning costumes and a delightfully unpretentious sense of humor, Tush has performed her distinct and multifarious style of performing locally, nationally and internationally since 2002. She is a founding cast member of Orlando-based performance troupe, VarieTease and a featured performer with dozens of troupes throughout the country. In 2015, she was awarded the national title of Entertainer of the Year, and soon after honed her talents and shaped them into the fierce storm that is JOSEPHINE, a burlesque cabaret dream play. Her one-woman biographical musical about the legendary Josephine Baker has toured the world, played off-Broadway, and received dozens of awards Gotta Go Orlando is committed to offering locals and visitors the best coverage of things to do in Orlando, and Central Florida, including the latest entertainment news, live music, theater, nightlife, food & drink. theme parks, attractions, events, culture, and more. For the latest entertainment news and things to do in Orlando, and throughout Central Florida, join us on   X , Facebook , Instagram , and   YouTube . Never miss any Orlando news! Sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando  Newsletter . Got a story to tell? Contact us here . To advertise with us, click here , and to  list your upcoming event with us,  submit it  here .

  • Join Lake Nona tonight for free Summer Showcase with tastings from local restaurants, live entertainment and more

    Destination Lake Nona is inviting the community to enjoy their free Summer Showcase. Experience the best of Lake Nona’s culinary scene and recreational offerings on June 20, at the Destination Lake Nona Summer Showcase from 5 - 7 pm. The event is taking place in Lake Nona Town Center and features complimentary tastings from local restaurants, live entertainment, and exclusive offers. Plus, in addition to the celebration, check out the exclusive VIP bar hosted by Aperol offering refreshing cocktails. Don’t miss out on this exclusive community event to explore, taste and experience all that Lake Nona has to offer! Lake Nona Participants: Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen Canvas Restaurant & Market Park Pizza & Brewing Company Nami Tempo + Grace BACÁN HAVEN Kitchen Bosphorous Lake Nona Performance Club USTA This event is free and open to the public, no ticket needed. For more information, click here . Gotta Go Orlando is committed to offering locals and visitors the best coverage of things to do in Orlando, and Central Florida, including the latest entertainment news, live music, theater, nightlife, food & drink. theme parks, attractions, events, culture, and more. For the latest entertainment news and things to do in Orlando, and throughout Central Florida, join us on   X , Facebook , Instagram , and   YouTube . Never miss any Orlando news! Sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando  Newsletter . Got a story to tell? Contact us here . To advertise with us, click here , and to  list your upcoming event with us,  submit it  here .

  • Immerse yourself in the Latin American Festival of Performing Arts at downtown's Fringe ArtSpace

    Orlando, get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Latin American Performing Arts! The third annual Latin American Performing Arts Festival kicks off today Monday, June 19, virtually, and starting Friday, June 23, experience the magic of the festival live at Fringe ArtSpace in downtown Orlando on Church Street, through Sunday June 25. Don't miss the opportunity to meet these extraordinary artists and witness their incredible art and performances! The festival is a week-long celebration of the best national and international professional art produced in Spanish, including theater, music, visual arts, and workshops. You can enjoy online plays and workshops in the digital phase from June 19 to 21. Then, join the festival live and in person at Fringe ArtSpace in Downtown Orlando to experience productions from Miami and Dallas. There will also be a night of Zarzuela produced by Opera del Sol-Central Florida Vocal Arts, a visual arts exhibition, and Bossanova live. Get ready for a week full of wonder and inspiring creativity! Don't miss your chance to meet these extraordinary artists and witness their incredible art! For the very latest news and information from Orlando and Central Florida, check back often here at Gotta Go Orlando as we keep you informed throughout the day, every day. You can also keep up to date on our socials, Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , and TikTok . Plus, subscribe to the Gotta Go Orlando YouTube Channel , your free guide to Orlando. Please Note: Gotta Go Orlando is your free guide to all the amazing happenings in Orlando. Every day we offer the most up to date news and information on the best of Orlando and Central Florida. We are supported by our advertisers via digital ads, sponsored content, and a ffiliate links, articles may be paid for, or contain affiliate links where we could earn money if you purchase products or services via a link our site.

  • Secure your EDC Orlando passes at just $10 down before promo ends Thursday!

    Lock in your passes now, and get ready to dance under the electric sky, as EDC Orlando returns November, 8 - 10, 2024. The legendary dance festival, Electric Daisy Carnival return to Tinkers Field from November 8 - 10, with organizers Insomniac promising an even bigger and better event than ever! While we don't know the lineup yet, the 2023 event was a complete sell out, with tens of thousands of dance fans dancing the weekend away to huge headliners including Zedd, Armin van Buuren, Kaskade, Alison Wonderland, The Chainsmokers, Seven Lions, JOYRYDE, Deathpact, Dom Dolla and Excision and more. Don't miss your chance to be part of the biggest EDM festival in Florida, you only have until this Thursday, June 20 at 11.59 pm to secure your tickets for only $10 down. SPRING SPECIAL LAYAWAY PLANS END THIS THURSDAY 20/11 at 11:59PM Lock in your passes now for only a $10 deposit, and prepare for 3 beautiful days of dancing, exploration & magic! 2024 EDC Orlando - 3-Day GA Experience Pass $209.99 + $22.30 fees = $232.29 A GA • Experience Pass grants you entry through the gates of EDC, where you are free to wander and explore this colorful world of fantastically costumed performers, mesmerizing art and visual effects, and multiple stages of world-class music and cutting-edge production. 2024 EDC Orlando - 3-Day GA+ Experience Pass $289.99 + $29.10 fees = $319.09 On top of all the amenities you get with a GA • Experience Pass, the GA+ • Experience Plus elevates your festival experience with expedited, dedicated entry, and special access to premium, air-conditioned restroom trailers. 2024 EDC Orlando - 3-Day VIP Elevated Experience Pass $429.99 + $33.00 fees = $462.99 Explore, Engage, Energize and Enjoy! Take your festival weekend to the next level and treat yourself to some unique perks, from fast entry and VIP-exclusive amenities, to gourmet food and drink options, to a dazzling array of special activities and entertainment. Take in the view from one of our dedicated VIP decks, or make a kandi bracelet. All this and much more await you with the VIP • Elevated Experience! Click edcorlando.com to get your tickets! Gotta Go Orlando offers locals and visitors the best daily coverage of things to do in Orlando, and Central Florida, including the latest entertainment news, live music, theater, nightlife, food & drink. theme parks, attractions, events, culture, and more. For the latest entertainment news and things to do in Orlando, and throughout Central Florida, join us on   X , Facebook , Instagram , and   YouTube . For the best of Orlando, s ign up to the Gotta Go Orlando  Newsletter . Got a story to tell? Contact us here . To advertise with us, click here , and to  list your upcoming event with us,  submit it  here .

  • Afrobeats icon Davido cancels his 'Timeless Tour' concert at Orlando's Addition Financial Arena

    Grammy-nominated phenomenon Davido was set to bring his wildly successful Timeless Tour to Orlando, sadly this will not be happening, dissapointing thousands of fans. Three-time Grammy Award nominee, Davido was set to wrap up his Timeless Tour on April 24 at Orlando’s Addition Financial Arena, but in devastating news for his fans, the concert in Orlando has been cancelled. No official reason for the cancellation has been given, with only a short statement issued to announce the news, "Due to unforeseen circumstances Davido and his “TIMELESS” Tour scheduled to perform at Addition Financial Arena on September 13, 2024, has been cancelled."   Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster will be automatically refunded.  If tickets were purchased another way, please contact your original point of purchase for a refund.   For information on Addition Financial Arena visit www.additionfiarena.com . Davido has the title of “The King of Afrobeats.” With over +5 billion streams and 1.3 billion video views over his 12-year career, Davido became the most followed Afrobeat artist on social media. His fourth studio album, “Timeless,” achieved over 1 billion streams, three 2023 Grammy nominations and Global Music Album of the Year.   Other notable achievements include sold-out U.S and international tours, record-breaking streaming numbers, and TikTok leadership with over 100 million videos for the “Unavailable” dance challenge. In November 2023, Davido successfully sold-out Atlanta’s State Farm Arena with his A.W.A.Y Festival, promoting cultural exportation and collaboration between Africa and the world. His career highlights encompass leading the 2022 FIFA World Cup Soundtrack, two sold-out shows at London’s O2 Arena, and headlining AfroNation globally.   Gotta Go Orlando is committed to offering locals and visitors the best coverage of things to do in Orlando, and Central Florida, including the latest entertainment news, live music, theater, nightlife, food & drink. theme parks, attractions, events, culture, and more. For the latest entertainment news and things to do in Orlando, and throughout Central Florida, join us on   X , Facebook , Instagram , and   YouTube . Never miss any Orlando news! Sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando  Newsletter . Got a story to tell? Contact us here . To advertise with us, click here , and to  list your upcoming event with us,  submit it  here .

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