Orlando Sentinel 2023-24 Arts Season Preview: Concerts


Electric Daisy Carnival returns to the City Beautiful

Presenting an annual showcase of electronic music, fairground rides and spectacular visuals, EDC Orlando gathers colorfully-clad fans Nov. 10-12 at Tinker Field. The festival, which had its first year in Central Florida in 2011, has grown to three days and now draws hundreds of thousands of fans each year.

Dance to the beats of music from five different stages or enjoy carnival rides. Three-dimensional art sculptures and installations take over the space outside Camping World Stadium while fireworks and pyrotechnics light up the night sky. Recognizable names on this year’s lineup include deadmau5, Alesso, Afrojack and Steve Aoki.

Three-day passes for the festival, which is at Tinker Field in Orlando Nov. 10-12, start at $219.99. More information: orlando.electricdaisycarnival.com.


Schedules are subject to change, so always double-check before heading to an event.


Downtown Orlando’s 875,000-square-foot arena hosts NBA games, professional hockey and big-name live music acts at 400 W. Church St. in Orlando. More information: amwaycenter.com or 407-440-7900

THOMAS RHETT: Sept. 16. The country music star takes the stage on his Home Team Tour.

ALEJANDRO SANZ: Sept. 21. Born in Madrid, the flamenco music performer brings Latin music to Central Florida.

ORLANDO SALSA FESTIVAL: Sept. 22. The “ultimate salsa extravaganza” features Willie Colón and El Gran Combo.

RBD: Sept. 23. After 15 years, the Mexican Latin pop group reunites for their Soy Rebelde Tour.

CARÍN LEÓN: Sept. 30. The Colmillo de Leche tour promises a unique stage production with a repertoire of hits from the Mexican singer-songwriter.

ARCÁNGEL: Oct. 1. The Latin urban music star makes his debut Amway Center performance on the Just-in-Time World Tour.

LUKE BRYAN: Oct. 5. Along with special guests Chayce Beckham, Ashley Cooke, Jon Langston & DJ Rock, the country music entertainer returns to Orlando.

DEPECHE MODE: Oct. 10. The English electronic band stops in Central Florida on their 75-date Momento Mori Tour.

JONAS BROTHERS: Oct. 13 and Oct. 16. During two separate nights at Amway Center, the Jonas Brothers will perform five albums each night.

PLAYBOI CARTI: Oct. 26. The hip-hop and trap artist appears in Orlando on his Antagonist Tour 2023.

MANÁ: Oct. 28. Formed in 1986, the Latin rock band is back in Central Florida for the first time since 2015.

CARLOS VIVES: Oct. 29. The Colombian superstar and winner of 11 Latin Grammy Awards encourages fans to dance during his live show.

MALUMA: Nov. 3. Latin music idol comes to Florida on the U.S. leg of his Don Juan World Tour.

JOJI: Nov. 8. The genre-bending Japanese-American artist makes his debut Amway Center performance.

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, PITBULL & RICKY MARTIN: Nov. 9. Three international superstars take the stage together on the Trilogy Tour.

ROMEO SANTOS: Nov. 14. The King of Bachata encourages fans to dance the night away at Amway Center.

FLORIDA BLUE BATTLE OF THE BANDS: Nov. 17. The country’s top high school marching bands join for this one-day showcase with featured performances by the Marching Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman University and the Marching “100” of Florida A&M University.

P!NK: Nov. 18-19. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter brings her “TRUSTFALL” Tour to Orlando for two nights with Grouplove and KidCutUp.

MYKE TOWERS: Nov. 25. Latin music artist and rising star Myke Towers appears on his La Vida es Una Tour 2023.

JO KOY: Dec. 2. The stand-up comedian promises to keep the audience laughing on his world tour.

JHAYCO: Dec. 7. Hailing from the Dominican Republic, the musician draws inspiration from reggaeton, hip-hop and R&B.

EL ALFA: Dec. 10. The Dominican rapper, who has collaborated with Cardi B, Daddy Yankee and Farruko, comes to Orlando on his La Leyenda Del Dembow Tour.

PENTATONIX: Dec. 13. The Grammy-winning a cappella group helps Floridians celebrate the holidays with “The Most Wonderful Tour of the Year.”

GILBERTO SANTA ROSA: Feb. 16, 2024. The Puerto Rican salsa singer and bandleader, a prominent figure in salsa music, brings his Auténtico Tour to Amway Center.

TIM MCGRAW: March 16, 2024. McGraw, one of the most successful country artists of all time, presents his Standing Room Only Tour.

LUIS MIGUEL: June 5, 2024. Often referred to as “El Sol de México” (The Sun of Mexico), Luis Miguel comes back to Amway Center with Latin hits.


The City of Orlando’s outdoor arena hosts occasional football games, Monster Jam, festivals and large concerts at 1 Citrus Bowl Place in Orlando. More information: campingworldstadium.com

KAROL G: Sept. 24. The Latin music rising star, who hails from Colombia, will perform chart-topping hits on her Mañana Será Bonito Tour.

BANDS OF AMERICA ORLANDO REGIONAL: Oct. 21. Top high school marching bands compete at the 2023 Bands of America Orlando Regional Championship.

EDC Orlando: Nov. 10-12. During three days, more than 100 electronic music artists perform on five stages for hundreds of thousands of fans.


The Dr. Phillips Center is at 445 S. Magnolia Ave. in Orlando. More information: drphillipscenter.org

COLIN JOST: Aug. 26. The Saturday Night Live head writer brings his comedy to Orlando for one night.

ZACH WILLIAMS: Sept. 7. The Nashville-based songwriter blends southern rock, country and faith to create his own blend of music.

INTOCABLE: Sept. 9. The Latin ensemble blends Tejano conjunto music, Norteño folk rhythms, power ballads and rock.

DREAMCATCHER: Sept. 13. Hailing from South Korea, the K-rock girl group has captured a global audience.

SHANE GILLIS: Sept. 15. The comic and actor brings his stand-up style to Orlando.

JIVE TALKIN’ USA: Sept. 30. This “All Live” tribute to the music of the Bee Gees features music from the ’60s through the ’90s.

MATT RIFE: Oct. 4. TikTok-famous comedian Matt Rife appears on his “ProbleMATTic” World Tour.

BLUE OCTOBER: Oct. 6. The platinum-certified alternative quartet stops in Orlando.

NESTOR TORRES: Oct. 7. The flute virtuoso has collaborated with the likes of Gloria Estefan, Dave Matthews and Herbie Hancock.

MORRISSEY: Oct. 7. Hear the crooning sounds of the English singer-songwriter who was the lyricist and frontman of the Smiths.

YES: Oct. 10. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees appear in Central Florida with their progressive rock sounds.

BENISE: Oct. 12. The “Prince of Spanish Guitar” takes the audience on a journey through Spanish flamenco, Cuban salsa, Brazilian samba, Parisian waltz and more.

DAVID SEDARIS: Oct. 13. The writer and NPR contributor comes to Central Florida for readings, a Q&A session and a book signing.

GRUPO FRONTERA: Oct. 13. With Mexican roots, the group of friends lurched into the spotlight after amassing millions of views on YouTube and TikTok.

NICK CARTER: Oct. 15. As the youngest member of the Backstreet Boys, Nick Carter got his start at 12 years old and is still going strong decades later.

THE BEACH BOYS: Oct. 22. “America’s Band” marks more than five decades of touring and making music.

LAKE STREET DIVE: Oct. 31. The Boston-bred band brings their blend of soulful rock and roll.

JEN FULWILER: Nov. 2. The bestselling author and mom of six brings stand-up comedy to Orlando.

EDNITA NAZARIO: Nov. 3. The Puerto Rican singer has risen to become an icon of Latin pop.

KEVIN JAMES: Nov. 4. Finding his roots in the Long Island comedy scene, the stand-up comedian has had a hand in multiple films and TV projects.

GRAHAM NASH: Nov. 8. The legendary founding member of the Hollies and Crosby, Stills and Nash celebrates 60 years of songs and stories.

VANESA MARTÍN: Nov. 8. The Spanish singer, poet and songwriter tours in support of her eighth album.

KARLOUS MILLER: Nov. 10. The Mississippi native, comedian and actor has had stand-up comedy featured on MTV, NBC and HBO.

CHRIS D’ELIA: Nov. 10. The stand-up comedian, who has three specials available on Netflix, hits the road on his 2023 tour.

KAT TIMPF LIVE: Nov. 11. “You Can’t Joke About That” is a 90-minute show that delves into every aspect of Timpf’s best-selling book.

PIMPINELA: Nov. 11. “Siempre Juntos” highlights the singing duo backed by musicians, choirs and dancers.

STRAIGHT NO CHASER: Nov. 14. A staple of a cappella, the group brings holiday music to Central Florida.

BRUCE HORNSBY: Nov. 15. On his latest tour, the singer-songwriter and pianist celebrates “Spirit Trail: 25th Anniversary Edition.”

CHRIS TRUCKER: Nov. 15. The award-winning actor, producer and comedian brings a cell phone-free show to Orlando.

BEN RECTOR: Nov. 17. The singer, songwriter and record producer appears on his “Old Friends Acoustic Tour.”

BRIT FLOYD: Nov. 22. This Pink Floyd tribute celebrates 50 years of “The Dark Side of the Moon” with classic tracks from the 1973 album.

DESI BANKS: Dec. 1. On the “Purpose Chaser” theatre tour, the actor, entrepreneur and stand-up comedian delivers new material.

JOHNNY CASH – THE OFFICIAL CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Dec. 1. Though the iconic American singer-songwriter passed away 20 years ago, his music lives on with archival concert footage and recordings.

NURSE BLAKE: Dec. 11. The social media star, who has worked in trauma centers, brings stand-up comedy to Orlando.

JESSE COOK: Jan. 9, 2024. The guitarist, producer and filmmaker brings rhythm and rhumba to North American audiences.

PAVLO: Jan. 21, 2024. On his Santorini Tour, the guitarist presents Mediterranean flair with a blend of Spanish, Greek, flamenco and rumba music.

GIPSY KINGS: Feb. 9, 2024. Nicolas Reyes and his band bring flamenco music to Central Florida.


Set inside Universal CityWalk, Central Florida’s “Coliseum of Rock” is at 6050 Universal Blvd. in Orlando. More information: hardrock.com

DANCE GAVIN DANCE: Sept. 13. The post-hardcore band tours in support of their tenth studio album, “Jackpot Juicer.”

ALL TIME LOW: Sept. 28. The rock band appears with guests Gym Class Heroes, Grayscale and Lauran Hibberd.

TEGAN AND SARA: Oct. 3. The indie-pop duo is led by identical twin sisters who speak out in support of LGBTQ+ women and girls.

KEN JEONG: Oct. 6. Recognized for his roles in “The Hangover” and “Community,” Ken Jeong brings stand-up comedy to Orlando.

KANY GARCIA: Oct. 7. The Puerto Rican singer-songwriter added a second Orlando date after selling out House of Blues Orlando.

KESHA: Oct. 20. The pop singer-songwriter stops in Central Florida on The Gag Order Tour.

DANE COOK: Nov. 3. Stand-up comedy takes the stage on Cook’s Perfectly Shattered tour.

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE: Nov. 10. The sounds of Welsh heavy metal are sure to incite head-banging with special guests Of Mice and Men and Vended.

STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO: Nov. 11. American ska punk features horns and upbeat music on the Numb for Twenty Years Tour.

JOHN WAITE: Nov. 12. The British rock singer and musician appears on his “40 Years of Missing You” Tour.


Within Disney Springs, the House of Blues presents live music at 1490 E. Buena Vista Drive in Orlando. More information: houseofblues.com

BOYS LIKE GIRLS: Sept. 24. The emo music quartet comes to Florida on their Speaking Our Language Tour.

TV GIRL: Sept. 27. The indie pop band stops in Orlando on tour.

FLOGGING MOLLY: Sept. 30. The seven-piece Celtic punk band wraps up their summer 2023 tour in Florida.

BAND OF HORSES: Oct. 6. The American rock band is touring with support from guest Bella White.

SWITCHFOOT: Oct. 8. Alternative rockers tour in support of the 20th anniversary of “The Beautiful Letdown.”

DRAGONFORCE: Oct. 27. Known for long and fast guitar solos, the British power metal band is sure to enthrall.

THE INTERRUPTERS: Nov. 5. Ska punk takes the stage as the band tours for their latest album, “In the Wild.”

PHEONIX: Nov. 12. French indie pop comes to Florida as Pheonix steps into the spotlight.

PIERCE THE VEIL: Nov. 14. With a style that blends pop-punk, emo, metalcore and post-hardcore, the band appears on tour to support their fifth studio album.

DYLAN SCOTT: Nov. 17. American country singer-songwriter Dylan Scott comes to Orlando.

AUGUST BURNS RED: Nov. 18. The metal band comes to Central Florida with support from Spite, Brand Of Sacrifice and Crystal Lake.

— Listings compiled by Patrick Connolly