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Heat Things Up at Viva la Musica at SeaWorld Orlando!

Are you ready to heat things up? Then join us at SeaWorld Orlando for Viva la Musica, Central Florida’s hottest Latin food and concert festival, every Saturday from April 13 through May 4.

Come celebrate the food, fun, sights and sounds of Latin culture at this annual festival, featuring live concerts by internationally renowned Latin musical artists – all included with park admission.

Viva la Musica, Central Florida’s hottest Latin food and concert festival, every Saturday from April 13 through May 4.

The Viva la Música festival area opens at 12 p.m. each Saturday, with concerts starting at 3 p.m. at Bayside Stadium:

  • Saturday, April 13 – Daddy Yankee (reggaeton)
  • Saturday, April 20 – Willie Colón (salsa)
  • Saturday, April 27 – Grupománia (merengue)
  • Saturday, May 4 – El Gran Combo (salsa)

With more than 20 years experience – and a lifetime enjoying countless Caribbean and Latin dishes – Executive Chef Héctor Colon is cooking up traditional Latin favorites like arroz con gandules y pasteles, arroz con pollo, habichuelas rojas y maduros, mofongo con carne frita, alcapurrias and bacalaítos.

Viva la Musica, Central Florida’s hottest Latin food and concert festival, every Saturday from April 13 through May 4.

For Florida residents, the best way to experience Viva la Música is with a 2013 SeaWorld Fun Card, where you pay for a day and come back all year through Dec. 31, 2013. You’ll have unlimited admission to Viva la Música and all of our other exciting events, plus experience Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, when it opens May 24.

Mark your calendars for Viva la Musica, the hottest festival in Central Florida, starting April 13!

Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2013 Starts Saturday with Alternative Rock Band Lifehouse

Lifehouse plays at Universal Studios Orlandos' Mardi Gras 2013

Alternative rock band Lifehouse kicks off Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration this Saturday, Feb. 9 with a live performance on the Music Plaza stage.

With popular hits like “Hanging By A Moment,” “You and Me” and “Whatever It Takes,” alternative rockers Lifehouse have sold more than 15 million albums sold worldwide. The band’s music has been featured on hit TV shows, such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scrubs” and “Smallville,” and in films like “The Time Traveler’s Wife.”

Along with the live concert, guests can also experience an authentic, family-friendly version of Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida. Running on select nights through April 20, the event couples theme park entertainment with a dazzling parade, authentic New Orleans bands, delicious Cajun cuisine, tons of Mardi Gras beads and live concerts by top-name artists.

Universal Studios Mardi Gras 2013


Mardi Gras Event Dates


Saturday, February 9 Lifehouse
Saturday, February 16 Steve Miller Band
Sunday, February 17 Boys Like Girls
Saturday, February 23 Trey Songz
Saturday, March 2 Demi Lovato
Saturday, March 9 Montgomery Gentry
Friday, March 15 Sean Kingston
Saturday, March 16 Matchbox Twenty
Friday, March 22 Austin Mahone
Saturday, March 23 Phillip Phillips
Saturday, March 30 Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Saturday, April 6 Kool & The Gang
Saturday, April 13 Pitbull
Saturday, April 20 The All-American Rejects


This year’s Mardi Gras parade celebrates “Colorful Cultures Around the World,” featuring all-new float additions inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead, Chinese New Year and Elegance of India. The parade’s elaborate, hand-crafted floats are built by Blaine Kern Artists – the same company that designs floats for the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. Click here for a first look at the new floats.

The excitement of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras is included with admission to Universal Studios.

 Which artists are you going to see this year?

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