Universal Orlando announces return of Summer Concert Series


Last summer Universal Orlando had huge success with the new Summer Concert Series, as well as the Winter Concert Series, both of which on the new Hollywood Bowl stage right underneath the all new Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit. It was also used for Mardi Gras the past two years. This summer, Universal has announced the Summer Concert Series is coming back.

From a Tweet on the official Universal Orlando Twitter (@UORNews):

Tomorrow we’ll share the dates & lineup for the Summer Concert Series on Twitter and Facebook ( first!

Why wait until tomorrow? We have a pretty good idea of who they will announce today from our friends over at

06/19/10: Pitbull

06/26/10: Earth Wind and Fire

07/03/10: Pat Benatar and REO Speedwagon

A pretty diverse and expected lineup. Of course this isn’t official yet, so it is subject to change, but it looks like this will be your Summer Concert Series especially since Pitbull, Pat Benatar, and Earth Wind and Fire have all confirmed concert dates on their sites.

*UPDATED! Full release from Universal Orlando:


Six-Night Series Features Live Performances by Seven of Music’s Most Popular Artists

Florida Residents Can Take Advantage of a Variety of Value-Driven Summer Offers

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 5, 2010) – Universal Orlando Resort’s Summer Concert Series is returning to Universal Studios this June with more concerts and top-name musical talent than before. Starting June 12 and running every Saturday night through July 17, guests can top off their day of thrills in the parks with an exciting concert by a multi-platinum selling artist.

This year’s Summer Concert Series lineup showcases some of music’s most popular superstars.  Each artist has scored top 10 hits on the Billboard charts, sold millions of albums worldwide and produced some of today’s most recognizable songs.  Headliners include Train – the voice behind the international hit, “Hey, Soul Sister;” Pitbull – the hip-hop/reggaeton artist known as “Mr. 305;” Pat Benatar – one of the top-selling female artists of all time; Rob Thomas – the front man of award-winning rock band Matchbox 20 and Counting Crows – the chart-topping band whose songs have appeared in films like Shrek 2 and Clueless.

Check out this video for an exciting look at this year’s talent lineup.

Date Headliner
June 12 Train
June 19 Pitbull
June 26 Earth, Wind & Fire
July 3 Pat Benatar & REO Speedwagon
July 10 Rob Thomas
July 17 Counting Crows

All concerts will take place at the Music Plaza, the state-of-the-art outdoor music venue located in front of the new Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster at Universal Studios.

Universal Orlando’s Summer Concert Series is included with admission to Universal Studios.  Florida residents can take advantage of a variety of offers to make the most of their summer experience at Universal Orlando.

2-Park Annual Power Pass · Access to all seven Summer Concert Series performances

· Admission to both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure for an entire year (limited blockout dates apply)

· $139.99 plus tax

· Available at

Florida Resident On-Site Hotel Room Offer · Receive huge savings on a stay at one of Universal’s three world-class on-site hotels · Starting from $159 plus tax per night

· Receive complimentary Universal Express access to skip the regular lines at most rides and attractions

For more information about the Summer Concert Series, and other summer entertainment and offers at Universal Orlando Resort, visit

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