Summer Series welcomes chart-topping artists from rap to rock
Published: Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 17:06
For the third consecutive summer, Universal Orlando will combine theme park thrills with live music.
"The Summer Concert Series" at Universal Studios will allow theme park patrons to experience a live finale every Saturday night, starting June 11. The series features a mix of chart-topping artists from the rap, pop and rock genres.
This year's concert lineup has combined to create 30 platinum albums, with each artist having led the U.S. music charts, according to Universal's media relations website.
The Go-Go's, who have their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, are scheduled to kick-start the event. Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Nelly and multi-platinum rockers Third Eye Blind, also take the stage in June.
Angela Moreno, a UCF graduate student with a certificate in emergency management and homeland security, said she is excited about seeing Third Eye Blind.
"They were one of the feel good bands from the late ‘90s. Their songs were always on the radio; it would be fun to see them live for the first time," Moreno said.
Trey Songz, Boys Like Girls and Drake perform in July.
Drake, a Canadian rapper, is one of only two musical artists to have his first two top 10 songs occur in the same week.
Admission into Universal Studios is required to attend any of the six concerts. With the purchase of a day's admission, guests can attend the official after party at CityWalk, according to the media relations website.
CityWalk features a diverse list of clubs including Pat O'Brien's, Red Coconut, Bob Marley — A Tribute to Freedom and Latin Quarter.
All clubs will be open until 2:00 a.m.