Besides the St. Patrick's Day feasting and drinking, Orlando has one more thing to look forward to; concerts.
While green beer and celebrations will be everywhere for this fun holiday, the music concerts around town will certainly kick things up a notch. So if you need some music to go along with your green beer in Central Florida, check out these great concerts and shows that will provide the soundtrack to the day of green.
March 13 @ 7:30 pm
Walt Disney Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts-- 455 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando, FL 32801
The Dr; Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has transformed Central Florida’s concert field, with artists making a point to stop at this beautiful concert hall. Jason Mraz is among them, and before the St. Patrick’s Day festivities roll around, Mraz will play a set at the Walt Disney Theater at the center. Mraz eclectic sound is one that you truly don’t want to miss out on.
March 29 @ 8 pm
The Plaza Live -- 425 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando, FL 32803
When it comes to concert venues in Orlando, few can match up to the history and stature of The Plaza Live. This theater, in the Colonialtown area, has played host to all sorts of artists, from rock to R&B, from big names to local up-and-comers. On March 29, another big name will host a concert at this historic venue, Miguel, and his soulful voice will bring out the crowds to extend the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
March 24 @ 2:30 pm
Orange Blossom Opry -- 16439 SE 138th Ter., Weirsdale,
If you need a little country for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration, then make the drive up to the Marion County town of Weirsdale. This small town is home to the Orange Blossom Opry, and this will be the venue where country singer Crystal Gayle will perform two shows for all those to enjoy. If you’re looking for a way to continue the St. Patty's Day celebrations, this will be the event for you.
Sonny’s Smokin’ Showdown
March 3 @ 11 am (Gates Open)
Tinker Field -- 287 S. Tampa Ave., Orlando, FL 32805
The month of March may be best known for the Irish, but in Central Florida, March also equates to good BBQ. On March 3, Sonny’s, a Florida-based BBQ chain., will host the Sonny’s Smokin’ Showdown, one of the premier BBQ competitions in the Southeast. In addition to the heavenly smells of BBQ that will fill the air at Tinker Field, the festival will feature a tight lineup of country music stars, including High Valley and Rodney Atkins.