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If you’re looking to add a little international flavor to your holiday celebrations this year, look no further than the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays.

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Guests with Drinks

Featuring food, music, caroling, and traditions from around the world, it’s a great way to celebrate the season while learning about global traditions. The 2022 festival starts on November 25.

Check out some of the annual Walt Disney World festival’s highlights below.

Experience Holiday Traditions from Around the World

As you make your way around the World Showcase, you’ll see holiday traditions come to life.

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Guests Laughing

Enjoy a streetside concert in Mexico as the mariachi band plays local Christmas tunes. Then visit with Julenissen, a mischievous gnome in Norway. In the U.K., meet Father Christmas as he shares local holiday traditions and celebrate the New Year with talented dragon dancers in the China Pavilion.

Stop by the America pavilion to hear the stories of Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, and enjoy a meet-and-greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Tasty Treats at Holiday Kitchens

Just like at other EPCOT festivals, the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays features pop-up kitchens with unique dishes and drinks from around the world.

This event’s menus focus on the foods traditionally served at Christmas, Hannukah, and New Year’s celebrations around the world. Whether you’re looking for something sweet or savory, adventurous or comforting, you’re sure to find it here. Plus, you’ll enjoy delicious seasonal desserts and entrées at Epcot’s restaurants.

Last year’s food and drink options included:

  • Cheese fondue (Germany)
  • Latkes (L’Chaim! Hanukkah booth)
  • Cranberry-cinnamon margaritas (Mexico)
  • Bûche de Noël (Canada and France)
  • Kālua pork (Hawaii)
  • New Year’s soba noodles (Japan)

Be sure to save room for dessert.

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Cookies

There will be five cookie stations around the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. Buy a cookie and receive a passport stamp at each location. Once you’ve collected all the stamps, show your passport at Holiday Sweets and Treats and receive a bonus Christmas cookie.

Evening Candlelight Processional

Once the sun goes down, enjoy a beautiful candlelight processional.

A celebrity guest will read the biblical tale of Christmas and you’ll enjoy traditional carols sung by a choir and accompanied by an orchestra. Past guests have included Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Patrick Harris, Kurt Russell, and Orlando native Joey Fatone

Check Disney’s website for the latest information on this annual EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays tradition. You’ll also find details on dining packages that come with guaranteed seating at the show.

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Fireworks Celebration

Wrap up your holiday celebration with a stunning fireworks display.

Harmonious is an inspirational fireworks show that takes place over the lake in the middle of the park. You can watch the show from anywhere in the world showcase.

Feliz Navidad and Joyeux Noël from Rosen Inn

After a fun day celebrating at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, recharge in your spacious guestroom at Rosen Inn.

Skip the drive by taking a low-priced, scheduled shuttle to and from Walt Disney World. As a guest at our Orlando hotel, enjoy amenities such as an on-site minimarket, free Wi-Fi, and an HDTV with basic cable.

Hard Rock Live Orlando at Universal CityWalk has an exciting lineup of live music and comedy this fall. Here are the epic acts you can see at the “Coliseum of Rock” in October 2022.   

Hard Rock Live Orlando October Shows

October 2022 Shows at Hard Rock Live Orlando

Lil Nas X: “Long Live Montero Tour” 

Genre-bending musician Lil Nas X is hitting the road for his first headlining tour. He’ll take the old town road to Hard Rock Live Orlando on Monday, October 3, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the “Long Live Montero Tour” start at $55.  

Lil Nas X is the stage name of Montero Lamar Hill.  

He grew up in the Atlanta suburb of Austell, GA. By the time he was a teenager, he was determined to become famous. He started making video content and writing serial stories on Twitter but eventually chose to pursue music.  

In 2019, Lil Nas X uploaded the country-trap song “Old Town Road” to SoundCloud.  

He took to TikTok to promote it, creating his own music video using footage from a video game. The song spurred the internet “Yeehaw Challenge” before becoming a worldwide multiplatinum hit.  

A remix with Billy Ray Cyrus helped solidify “Old Town Road” as one of 2019’s biggest songs.  

Since then, Lil Nas X has enjoyed a string of hits, including “Panini,” “Rodeo,” “Industry Baby,” and the provocative “Montero (Call Me by Your Name).” In 2020, he made it onto the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. The following year, Time magazine named him one of the world’s most influential people.    

Fito Páez: “Love 30 Years After Love Tour” 

On Thursday, October 6, at 8 p.m., Argentine rock singer and pianist Fito Páez will perform at Hard Rock Live.  

His Orlando show is just one of three U.S. stops on his “Love 30 Years After Love Tour.” The tour celebrates the 30th anniversary of his biggest album, El Amor Después del Amor. Tickets start at $50. 

Fito Páez formed his first rock band, Staff, when he was 13 and worked as a session musician after high school.  

The artist released his first solo album, Del ’63, in 1984. This and the rest of his ‘80s albums helped him find fame in Argentina. But it wasn’t until El Amor Después del Amor that he became a global success. The album remains one of the bestselling Argentine rock albums ever.  

Páez has released 26 studio albums. In 2021, he received a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. 

COIN with special guest Miloe: “Uncanny Tour” 

Pop-rock band COIN will take the Hard Rock Live stage on Friday, October 7, with special guest Miloe.  

COIN was founded in 2012 by students at Belmont University, a Nashville school known for its music program. The band recorded four songs at an on-campus studio and marketed them to local concert organizers.  

After playing gigs around Nashville and releasing two EPs, COIN released their debut, self-titled album in 2015.  

Their next album, How Will You Know If You Never Try, came out in 2017 and reached No. 177 on the Billboard 200. It featured the song “Talk Too Much,” which was certified gold by the RIAA. COIN put out their latest album, Uncanny Valley, in March 2022.  

COIN’s opening act, Miloe, is an indie-pop singer who grew up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Minneapolis.  

Miloe released his first, self-titled EP in 2019. His second EP, Greenhouse, came out the following year. It featured the single “Winona.” The shoegaze pop song was inspired by the Winona Ryder and Adam Sandler movie Mr. Deeds 

Tickets for the “Uncanny Tour” start at $29.50.  

The Flaming Lips: “American Head American Tour” 

Hard Rock Live Orlando Flaming Lips

Oklahoma City rock band the Flaming Lips will come to the Hard Rock Live Orlando on Friday, October 14, at 8 p.m.   

The band formed in 1983 and developed its psychedelic sound over the course of the decade. An employee of Warner Bros. Records saw one of their concerts and signed them to the label. Their first album, Hit to Death in the Future Head, was released in 1992.  

Their follow-up album, Transmissions from the Satellite Heart, contained their breakthrough hit “She Don’t Use Jelly.”  

The Flaming Lips’ next big album was 2002’s Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. One of its tracks, “Approaching Pavonis Mosns by Balloon (Utopia Planitia),” earned the band a Grammy. Another hit from the album, “Do You Realize??” was voted the official rock song of Oklahoma.  

The band has released 16 studio albums, including 2020’s American Head 

The Orlando stop of the “American Head American Tour” was originally slated for April 2022. Tickets for that date will be honored this October. If you still need tickets, they start at $45.   

Meshuggah with special guests In Flames and Torche: “Immutable Tour” 

Swedish prog-metal band Meshuggah will share the Hard Rock Live stage with In Flames and Torche on Saturday, October 15. The show was originally supposed to take place in February 2022. Hard Rock Live Orlando will honor tickets purchased for the original date. 

Otherwise, tickets to Mesuggah’s Orlando show start at $35.50.  

Meshuggah formed in 1985 in Umeå, a college town with thriving jazz and metal scenes. The band released a self-titled EP in 1989 and soon got a record deal with Nuclear Blast. Their first full album, Contradictions Collapse, came out in 1991. It was a hit in Scandinavia.  

Later in the decade, they found a U.S. audience while touring with Slayer and Tool.   

Music critics and fans alike loved their experimental, jazz-tinged music. Meshuggah became known for philosophical lyrics and the use of strange time signatures.  

Joining Meshuggah are two other metal bands, In Flames and Torche.  

In 1993, Swedish guitarist Jesper Strömblad left the band Ceremonial Oath and started a new death metal group, In Flames. The band has released 13 albums, including their commercial breakthrough, 2002’s Reroute to Remain. Torche is a Miami-based sludge metal band that formed in 2004. They’re known for brash, catchy songs like “Slide” and “Kicking.”  

Diego El Cigala: 20 Años De Lágrimas Tour 

Flamenco legend Diego El Cigala will bring his “20 Años De Lágrimas Tour” to the Hard Rock Live Orlando on Sunday, October 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets to the singer’s Orlando concert start at $50. 

Hard Rock Live Orlando Diego El Cigala
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Diego El Cigala grew up in a Romani family in Madrid. As a young adult, he sang in nightclubs around the city. He soon found himself touring around Spain with big-name flamenco dancers. In 1994, he launched a successful solo career.  

Since then, he has toured in over 30 countries on five continents.  

The name of his current tour is a reference to the 2003 album Lágrimas Negras, which he recorded with famed Cuban bandleader Bebo Valdés. The album was a marked departure from Diego El Cigala’s traditional flamenco sound. After the album’s success, he started branching into genres like tango, salsa, and rock.  

In 2016, he won a Grammy for his album Indestructible. 

Daniel Howell: “We’re All Doomed! Tour” 

On Friday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m., Daniel Howell will make Orlando laugh with a cynical, self-deprecating comedy routine.  

The internet personality grew up in Berkshire, England. After finishing high school in 2009, he started his first YouTube channel, danisnotonfire. That year, he met frequent collaborator Phil Lester.  

From 2014 until 2018, they entertained their fans using a joint YouTube account, DanAndPhilGAMES. 

The popular vlog featured videos of the two playing games like The Sims and Mario Kart. In 2015, the duo hit the road for “This Amazing Tour Is Not on Fire.” It became the best-selling YouTuber tour ever.   

Tickets to see Daniel Howell’s solo “We’re All Doomed! Tour” at the Hard Rock Live Orlando start at $31.50.  

Enjoy Rockin’ Good Rates at Rosen Inn 

If you’re ready to rock all night, book an Orlando hotel room at Rosen Inn.  

Our Universal Partner Hotel provides luxury rooms and amenities at an affordable price. We’re located on International Drive, minutes from all the Hard Rock Live Orlando and Universal Orlando action.  

 

Since 2014, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has hosted thousands of concerts and events. From Broadway shows to comedy tours, the performing arts venue entertains patrons all year long. Here are the incredible shows taking place at the Dr. Phillips Center this October.

Six the Musical – Tuesday, October 4 through Sunday, October 9, 2022

Broadway’s smash musical Six hits the Dr. Phillips Center stage for five days of performances. The Tony Award-winning show chronicles the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives. Their stories are told in song from the perspectives of the wives.

Dr. Phillips Center Six
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Showtimes are 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 6:30p.m., and 8:00p.m. in the Walt Disney Theater.

Benise – Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Guitarist Benise will light up Steinmetz Hall at Dr. Phillips Center for his 20th anniversary spectacular.

Known for his eclectic blend of traditional Spanish and “nouveau flamenco” music, Benise will incorporate a variety of unique sounds in this concert. Guests can expect fan favorites from the last two decades of his career, along with rock classics like AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” and Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir.”

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on October 5. Tickets start at $39.

“Weird Al” Yankovic – Sunday, October 16, 2022

Dr. Phillips Center - Weird Al
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On his first tour since 2019, “Weird Al” Yankovic stops in Orlando this October with comedian Emo Philips to present an unforgettable performance.

As part of “The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour,” the best-selling comedy musician of all time will perform some of his back catalogue songs, original material differing from his typical parody music. With stand-up comedy from Emo Philips accompanying the show, it’s sure to be a fun (and hilarious) night.

Weird Al takes to the stage on October 16 at 8:00 p.m. in the Walt Disney Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center. Tickets start at  $69.75.

Hamilton the Musical – Wednesday, October 26 through Sunday, November 20, 2022

Dr. Phillips Center - Hamilton the Musical
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Don’t throw away your shot to catch the global phenomenon Hamilton the Musical at the Dr. Phillips Center.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical tells the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton. With a diverse cast and a score featuring hip hop, R&B, pop, and soul, Hamilton continues to amaze crowds seven years after its premiere. The musical received a record-breaking 16 Tony nominations and won 11 of them.

The show will perform at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 6:30p.m., and 8:00p.m. in the Walt Disney Theater.

The Magic Flute – Friday, October 28 and Sunday, October 30, 2022

Opera fans won’t want to miss Orlando’s two-night run of The Magic Flute.

Mozart’s famous 1791 opera tells the tale of Prince Tamino and his magical quest to rescue his love Pamina from the evil Sarastro.

The opera will perform at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on October 28 and 30 in Steinmetz Hall at the Dr. Phillips Center.

Quality Entertainment Near a Quality Hotel

If you’re looking for a hotel close to the action, choose Rosen Inn.

Located on International Drive, our hotel provides luxury rooms at an affordable price and convenient access to Orlando’s top attractions and entertainment venues.

Since the Amway Center opened its doors in 2010, the downtown Orlando venue has hosted some of the biggest names in entertainment. In September 2022, you can laugh with comedy great Kevin Hart or jam to your favorite reggaeton artists and indie rockers.

Anuel AA

Latin trap artist Anuel AA will bring his “Legends Never Die Tour” to the Amway Center on September 5, 2022, at 8 p.m.

Anuel AA grew up in Carolina, Puerto Rico, east of San Juan. His father worked in A&R for Sony Music and often brought his son to the studio. Encounters with famous salsa singers like Héctor Lavoe and Fania All-Stars inspired Anuel AA to pursue music, though he preferred to listen to hip-hop acts like Tupac.

The artist began recording music at the age of 14.

By 18, he was marketing his songs online. Anuel AA’s music uploads reached thousands of listeners. One of these early fans was music exec Rick Ross, who quickly signed the artist. He released his debut LP, Real Hasta La Muerte, in 2018.

The album reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart.

So did his follow-up record, Emmanuel. His next release, Las Leyendas Nunca Mueren also topped the charts. Anuel AA will try for four No. 1’s in a row later this year when he releases Las Leyendas Nunca Mueren 2.

Tickets for Anuel AA’s Amway Center concert start at $41.

Jowell & Randy

On Friday, September 9, 2022, at 8 p.m., Joel “Jowell” Muñoz and Randy Ortiz will take the Amway Center stage. Tickets start at $35.95.

The energetic reggaeton duo met in 2000 at a house party in Puerto Rico. Both had spent the 1990s trying to find their place in the music world, with Jowell finding some success opening for established artists. Jowell used what he had learned to mentor Randy.

Eventually, the two decided to record together, with Randy singing and Jowell rapping.

Jowell & Randy signed their first record contract, with Diamond Music, in 2002. A local radio station agreed to play their songs if the duo would record the station’s jingles. While signed to Diamond, they began to build a local fanbase.

However, they didn’t achieve international fame until getting a new record deal with White Lion Records in 2005.

The following year, their single “Agresivo” reached No. 27 on the Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay chart. Since then, Jowell & Randy have enjoyed a string of international hits, both as a duo and while collaborating with reggaeton stars like J Balvin, Guelo Star, and Wisin.

The Killers with special guest Johnny Marr

Somebody told me that Nevada-based rock band the Killers will play at the Amway Center on September 14, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $21.25.

In 2001, lead singer Brandon Flowers responded to a “bandmates wanted” classified ad in a Las Vegas newspaper. The ad had been placed by guitarist Dave Keuning, who had recently moved from Iowa. The two met and discovered a shared love of ‘80s alternative bands like the Cure and Depeche Mode. They started writing songs together.

Bandmates Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. joined the following year.

Their debut album, Hot Fuss, produced the hits “Mr. Brightside,” “Somebody Told Me,” and “All These Things That I’ve Done.” In total, the band has released seven critically acclaimed albums. Their most recent release, Pressure Machine, came out in 2021.

Alt-rock superstar Johnny Marr will join the Killers at the Amway Center.

Marr is best known for his jangly guitar playing as a member of the Smiths. The band formed in Manchester, England, in 1982. While the act only lasted five years, they became fixtures in the indie rock scene and released iconic songs like “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” and “How Soon Is Now?”

Since the Smiths broke up, Marr has made multiple solo albums and has recorded with acts like the Pretenders, Modest Mouse, and Talking Heads.

Kevin Hart

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart is embarking on his first stand-up tour in four years.

The “Reality Check” tour comes to Orlando’s Amway Center on September 16, 2022, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $66. Multiple shows on the tour have already sold out, so get your tickets soon.

Kevin Hart grew up in Philadelphia. As a child, he turned to comedy to cope with his strained relationship with his father. After high school, he took a few classes at the Community College of Philadelphia and spent time as a salesman in Massachusetts.

Still, the stage called to him.

Hart moved back in with his mother and started performing in Philly and NYC comedy clubs. At first, he struggled to find his place in stand-up, trying too hard to emulate big-time comedians like Chris Rock. Comedy fans thought Hart’s early routines were, well, routine.

He eventually developed a more original, self-deprecating sense of humor. Audiences went wild for it.

Amway Center Kevin Hart
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Hart broke out of the comedy club circuit in 2001, when he landed a role in Judd Apatow’s TV show Undeclared. From there, he began to get parts in films like Scary Movie and Soul Plane. In 2017, he launched Laugh Out Loud Productions, which produces comedy shows, web series, and podcasts.

Camilo

See Colombian reggaeton-pop artist Camilo at the Amway Center on September 18, 2022, at 8 p.m.

Camilo Echeverry grew up in Medellín. He and his sister, Manuela, grew up listening to their parents’ collection of classic rock and Latin folk records. As teenagers, Camilo and Manuela formed a singing duo. In 2006, they auditioned for XS Factor (the Colombian version of The X Factor) but did not reach the finals.

Camilo returned to the show the following year as a solo act and won the competition.

Amway Center September Camilo
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His breezy, upbeat songs have spread cheer across the U.S. and Latin America. His single “Tutu,” recorded with Pedro Capó and Shakira, became a multiplatinum hit. Camilo is also an accomplished songwriter. He has composed music for Becky G, Juanes, Bad Bunny, and his wife, Evaluna Montaner.

Tickets for Camilo’s Orlando concert start at $83.

Florence + the Machine with special guest King Princess

The dog days are over: Florence + The Machine just released Dance Fever, their first album in four years.

The British indie rock band will promote the album when they tour this fall. You can catch them at the Amway Center on September 23, 2022, at 8 p.m. Tickets to Florence + the Machine’s Orlando show start at $36.50.

Ethereal lead singer Florence Welch grew up in London and wanted to be a singer from an early age. As a child she admired female singers like Grace Slick and Stevie Nicks. In 2007, Welch formed a band with a friend, keyboard player Isabella “The Machine” Summers.

Amway Center Florence Welch
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The group soon got a record deal and released their first album, Lungs, in 2009.

Lungs was met with critical acclaim and produced the multiplatinum hit “Dog Days Are Over.” Since then, the band has continued to release hit songs like “Shake It Out” and “Ship to Wreck.” They also recorded songs for the films The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Cruella.

Altpop singer King Princess will open for Florence + the Machine.

Since performing her first single, “1950,” on Saturday Night Live in 2019, King Princess has toured with Kacey Musgraves, Shawn Mendes, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The artist will release her second album, Hold on Baby, later this year.

Karol G

Trailblazing Latin trap and reggaeton singer Karol G will bring her “$trip Love Tour” to the Amway Center on September 24, 2022, at 8 p.m.

The Colombian artist signed her first record contract as a teenager. She released a few songs while studying music at the University of Antioquia. After college, Karol G headed to Miami to try to secure a major record deal. She was turned away by execs who didn’t think a woman could make it as a reggaeton artist.

Karol G returned to Colombia, even more determined to succeed.

She enrolled in a few music business classes and began to book her own gigs at clubs and festivals. Her song “Ricos Besos” became a minor hit in 2014. The success of this song helped her get a big record deal and a job as a judge on the Univision talent show Pequeños Gigantes USA. In 2017, she and Bad Bunny released “Ahora Me Llama,” which reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.

Since then, Karol G has released three multiplatinum albums, including 2021’s KG0516.

Wisin & Yandel

Wisin & Yandel will play two Amway Center shows this fall, on September 29 and October 1, 2022.

Both concerts start at 8 p.m. The shows are part of the reggaeton duo’s farewell tour, “La Última Misión.” The tour shares its name with the act’s 10th and final album, which features the single “No Se Olvida.”

Juan “Wisin” Morera and Lladel “Yandel” Vegilla have performed together since 1998 when they met in Cayey, Puerto Rico.

The duo’s first album, 2000’s Los Reyes del Nuevo Milenio, rose to No. 35 on Billboard’s Latin Albums Chart. By collaborating with Latin artists like Daddy Yankee and Don Omar and rappers like Eve and 50 Cent, Wisin & Yandel built a big, international fanbase.

They were one of the first reggaeton artists to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 and the first to win a Grammy.

In 2013, Wisin & Yandel went on a hiatus. Over the next five years, both artists enjoyed successful solo careers. They reunited to perform in the 2018 Puerto Rican Day parade in New York City.

Tickets for “La Última Misión” start at $35.95.

Rosen Inn: Your Home Base for Amway Center Events

After a night of legendary music or big laughs, return to a cozy guestroom at Rosen Inn on International Drive. Our Orlando hotel is a short ride from the Amway Center, theme parks, and other top Orlando attractions.

The “Bad Bunny: World’s Hottest Tour” will kick off in Orlando on Friday, August 5, 2022, at Camping World Stadium.

Bad Bunny Camping World Stadium
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If it feels like the reggaeton superstar was just in the City Beautiful, you’re right. He played at the Amway Center for two sold-out nights in March. The performances broke records, becoming the venue’s highest-grossing and best-attended pair of shows.

That’s to say, if you want to see the “Dakiti” and “Un Día” performer this summer, visit Ticketmaster soon. Tickets start at $140.

Bad Bunny: From DIY Artist…

Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio grew up in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, on the outskirts of San Juan. He wanted to be a musician from an early age. He grew up singing in his church choir and listening to salsa and merengue music with his parents. As a teen, he discovered reggaeton.

The artist cites both salsa singers like Héctor Lavoe and reggaeton pioneers like Daddy Yankee as influences. Soul, punk, and bachata music have also inspired him.

Bad Bunny began to make music at the age of 14. His stage name comes from a picture from his childhood. It depicts him sulking after a teacher made him wear an Easter Bunny costume.

In his early 20s, Bad Bunny balanced promoting his music with studies at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo and a supermarket job. Around this time, he began recording his songs and uploading them to SoundCloud.

One track, “Diles,” caught the attention of DJ Luian, who signed the aspiring musician to his label.

Bad Bunny Camping World
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…To Record-Breaking Icon

“Diles” became a modest hit, and Bad Bunny’s follow-up single, 2016’s “Soy Peor,” launched him into fame. The song hit No. 22 on the Latin Songs chart. In 2018, he had his first No. 1 hit with “I Like It,” a collaboration with Cardi B and J Balvin. It became the first Latin trap song to top the Hot 100 chart.

Bad Bunny’s first album, X 100pre, debuted in late 2018 and was certified diamond by the RIAA’s Latin music division.

Since the release of “Diles” and “Soy Peor,” Bad Bunny’s star has continued to rise. He’s recorded hit songs with artists like Drake, Becky G, Dua Lipa, Marc Anthony, and Nicki Minaj. In 2020, he performed in the Super Bowl with Shakira and Jennifer Lopez. The artist has won one Grammy and four Latin Grammy Awards. His songs have together amassed over 7 billion views on YouTube.

According to Spotify, Bad Bunny was also the platform’s most-streamed artist in 2020 and 2021.

Bad Bunny Camping World Stadium 2
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Rosen Inn: Your Orlando Concert Hotel

After the “World’s Hottest Tour” cools down, head back to your cozy guestroom at Rosen Inn. Our Orlando hotel is close to major highways, making it easy to get to Camping World Stadium and other top attractions.

 

Hard Rock Live Orlando, located in Universal CityWalk, has hosted some of the biggest names in entertainment. From homegrown musical talent to some of the world’s top drag performers, the venue’s July 2022 lineup has something for everyone.

Hard Rock Live Orlando Shows in July 2022

Hard Rock Live Orlando Concerts in July

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World 2022

On July 9, 2022, at 8 p.m., stars of the TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race will serve up time-traveling realness at Hard Rock Live Orlando.

Hard Rock Live Orlando Shows Werq the World

The “Werq the World” tour kicked off in Toronto in 2017. Its high-energy drag performances and flashy sets have since dazzled audiences across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. While this will mark the tour’s fourth Orlando stop, expect a brand-new storyline. It will follow former Drag Race contestants as they travel through time, trying to make it back to 2022.

Ready to sashay onto the time machine? Tickets for the show start at $38.50.

Celeste Barber: Fine, Thanks. Tour

Actor, comedian, and author Celeste Barber will bring the laughter on July 11, 2022, at 7 p.m.

The Sydney-based entertainer’s first big gig was the Australian medical drama All Saints. She acted in it from 2005 to 2009 but didn’t find international fame until 2015. That year, she began posting parodies of celebrity portraits to Instagram with the hashtag #celestechallengeaccepted.

While the pictures were an inside joke between Barber and her sister, Instagrammers took notice. Today, she has 8.9 million followers. Barber has also authored three books: Celeste Barber — Challenge Accepted and two kids’ books about individuality.

While her writing has been a hit with children, her Hard Rock Live Orlando show is reserved for fans 18 and over. Tickets range from $54.50 to $79.50.

The Brian McKnight 4

Brian McKnight will take the Hard Rock Live Orlando stage on July 15, 2022, at 9 p.m. He will be joined by his longtime backing band (guitarist Isaiah Sharkey, bassist Chris Loftlin, and percussionist Gregory Daniel).

Hard Rock Live Orlando Brian McKnight

McKnight spent his childhood singing in church choirs. His older brother, Claude, is a member of the award-winning gospel group Take 6. When he was 8, his family moved to Central Florida (first to the suburb of Casselberry, then to Orlando’s Rosemont neighborhood). As a teen, McKnight wavered between his love of music and sports but ultimately pursued a singing career.

He signed his first record deal with Wing Records at the age of 19, and his first album produced a Top 20 hit, “One Last Cry.” After switching to Motown Records in 1998, McKnight released the biggest song of his career, the impossibly smooth “Back at One.” Over the course of his career, he has sold 30 million albums and has been nominated for 17 Grammy Awards.

Tickets range from $46.50 to $66.50.

Rosen Inn: A Showgoer’s Sanctuary

After a night of drag extravagance, sidesplitting comedy, or sophisticated soul music, head back to your cozy guestroom at Rosen Inn. As a Universal Partner Hotel, we offer convenient access to Hard Rock Live Orlando and everything else that Universal Orlando and CityWalk have to offer.

IMMERSE 2018 is one of Orlando’s most encompassing art event featuring more than 1,000 artists. The diverse cast, including professional organizations like Cirque du Soleil and the Orlando Philharmonic as well as individual artists from local colleges and public schools, create an unforgettable and inspiring experience. IMMERSE 2018 will take place this year October 19 and 20.

First launched by the Creative City Project in 2012, this event has been taking over the streets of downtown Orlando since 2012 when the premiere event launched. For two nights each year since IMMERSE showcases the best performance and installation artists in Orlando. The event has grown over the years from the collaborative efforts of thousands of artists supported by tens of thousands of patrons. You don’t want to miss Central Florida’s most exciting multi-faceted art performance event!

Best of all, basic performance tickets to the event are FREE! Upgraded tickets are available for purchase and include a handling fee. Learn more about ticket pricing and the artists at CreativeCityProject.com.

Full Experience Plus / $22.97

The Full Experience Plus includes all of the performances and access to the larger interactive installations, including a 3,200 sq. ft. ball pit, a multi-room photo experience, and a large-scale mural playground. This ticket is also available in a Family Pack for $50. The Family Pack gives the rewards of the “Full Experience Plus” to two adults and up to four kids.

VIP Experience / $75

Watch all of the performances from the best vantage point—the reserved VIP-only viewing areas. The upgrade tickets include the benefits of the FULL experience ticket. As VIP, you also get a curated guide to help you navigate IMMERSE 2018 like an expert. VIP guests over 21 years of age get entry into the Art of the Cocktail where you can enjoy specially made drinks inspired by short stories. Sip your carefully crafted cocktail while local artists paint live next to the bar.

Dinner Party Project Experience / $150

This exclusive ticket includes VIP access and the guide plus an exclusive four-course meal right in the middle of IMMERSE featuring special performances just for you during dinner. This Dinner Party is available on either Friday or Saturday night.

IMMERSE 2018 takes place in Downtown Orlando, conveniently located about 20 minutes away from Rosen Inn, and easily accessible via Interstate 4. Call us today to book your room: 1-800-999-6327.

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