Epcot Center has a tribute to the Beetles show offered now daily! These guys are good including Orlando’s own Matthew Mendel who performs the vocals of John Lennon. This show is not an impersonator show but rather a tribute to the Fab Five and the British rock music invasion. A great introduction to the early age of rock music for the younger crowd which music the Beatles popularize worldwide. This is a must-see show; pick up a daily schedule at the front gate of EPCOT for show times and location at EPCOT’s World Showcase.

Starting March 2nd the annual Flower and Garden Festival returns to EPCOT Center with a new addition – appearances from the on-air personalities of HGTV. Visit the dailydisney.com for subjects and dates the stars will be out at EPCOT.

It’s time to party at Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando with Saturday (and select other days) parades complete with all the beads you could want plus some great concerts. This funtastic annual event runs through April 23rd and includes the following scheduled concerts:

  • February 19th The B-52’s
  • February 20th K. C. & the Sunshine Band
  • February 26th Pitbull
  • March 5th Lynard Skynyrd
  • March 12th Foreigner
  • March 18th Neon Trees
  • March 19th The Roots
  • March 25th Onerepublic
  • March 26th Blake Shelton
  • April 1st Sean Kingston
  • April 2nd Ne-Yo
  • April 9th Lifehouse
  • April 16th the Beach Boys
  • April 23rd Thirty Seconds To Mars

Visit universalorlando.com for more information about this annual party.

Over at Sea World it’s time for Bands Brew & BBQ. This is another concert series and also on Saturdays. Sea World is partnering with some local restaurants for great grilled and BBQ offerings and new this year, a beer garden featuring over fifty craft and international brews. Willie Nelson kicks things off on February 19th, REO Speedwagon performs February 26th and Josh Turner on March the 5th. For more details visit seaworldorlando.com.

On select dates from February 23rd through March the 24th the acclaimed musical Wicked comes to the Bob Carr performing Arts Center in downtown Orlando. It is a testament to this blockbuster musicals drawing power that it will be playing at the Bob Carr for over a month (typically most traveling Broadway shows are not in town for a month). Call 407-849-2577 for tickets.