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|Address||23 Plaza of the Stars|
Universal Orlando Resort
Orlando, FL 32819
|Owner||Universal Studios Florida|
|Operator||Universal Parks & Resorts|
|Seating type||Standing room only|
|Surface||Grass and concrete|
|Opened||February 21, 2009|
The Universal Music Plaza Stage is an outdoor amphitheater located in Orlando, Florida. The venue based within the Universal Studios Florida, in the Production Central section of the park. The music venue opened in February 2009, replacing the former attraction, The Boneyard. It hosts 15-20 concerts per season. The amphitheater can hold 8,000 spectators.
In 2008, Universal Studios Theme Parks confirmed the closure of the outdoor museum, The Boneyard. The attraction closed September 2008, although demolition began July 2008. Following the closure, the park announced two new attractions, debuting in 2009. The first being the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit and a music venue. Officially titled the "Universal Music Plaza Stage" in January 2009, the venue is modeled after the historic Hollywood Bowl. The amphitheater is standing room only with an estimated capacity of 8,000+. The venue opened on February 21, 2009 with a concert by Ne-Yo. It is the park's main music venue for live performances. It hosts the park's various festivals including: "Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Florida", "Rock the Universe", "Grad Bash", "Universal Studios Summer Concert Series" and the "Holiday Cheer You Can Only Hear".
- Pitbull has performed on this stage 16 times, including twice on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014, 2017), three times during Universal's Mardi Gras celebration (2011, 2013, 2019) and 11 times during Universal's Grad Bash (2011, 2012, 2013)
- The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: The Tonight Show has filmed musical segments of the show here over eight days and during multiple stints of recording the show. The show was filmed in Orlando in 2014 (June 16–19, 2014) with musical performances from Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Buffett, fun. and Pitbull. In 2017, (March 3-6, 2017), the show recorded musical performances from Flo Rida, Jason Derulo feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Blake Shelton and Pitbull.
- One Direction (November 18, 2014): private concert filmed for their 2014 TV Christmas special.
- Rock the Universe (1998–present)
- Nickelodeon HALO Awards (November 7, 2015): Award Show taping, portions only. Hosted by Nick Cannon & musical performance by WALK THE MOON.
- A Celebration of Harry Potter (2014–2018): film talent Q&A, demonstrations, general events.
- Holiday Cheer Only You Can Hear: Mannheim Steamroller has performed at Universal Studios annually during the holiday season since 2008.
Heavily Attended Concerts:
- Kelly Clarkson (February 18, 2012), (February 21, 2015): Stronger Tour, Piece by Piece Tour
- Fall Out Boy (February 27, 2016): Wintour is Coming
- Adam Lambert (March 13, 2016): The Original High Tour
- Fifth Harmony (February 25, 2017, March 18, 2018): Universal's Mardi Gras
- Macklemore (February 24, 2018, February 23, 2019): The Gemini Tour
- Dan + Shay (February 17, 2019): Can't Say I Ain't Country Tour
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- "Universal Studios Florida - Previews of Coming Attractions". Archived from the original on February 21, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-18.
- Dewayne Bevil (2009-02-25). "New stage highlights Universal's Mardi Gras celebration". The Orlando Sentinel. Archived from the original on 2009-04-14. Retrieved 2009-03-04.
- Fry, Paige (September 19, 2013). "UNIVERSAL PRESENTS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES". Seminole Newspaper. Seminole High School. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
- "Holiday Cheer You Can Only Hear At Universal Orlando Resort" (Press release). Orlando, Florida: PRWeb. November 27, 2008. Retrieved November 28, 2013.