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Now that Christmas and New Year’s are behind us, Orlando theme parks are gearing up for the busy year ahead. One of the theme parks’ 2014 scheduled events includes a plethora of concerts that all seem to beat into the parks over the next three months. If you want to rock your way into 2014 here are the top Orlando theme parks concerts in January through May:

Real Music Series – Busch Gardens Tampa Bay doesn’t want the thrill of the New Year to diminish that’s why they’ve brought back their annual Real Music Series Jan. 14 through March 7. Tampa’s longest running concert series will beat it’s way back into the city with live music spanning the 1930’s – 1980’s to include swing, blues, pop, jazz, disco and rock ‘n roll. This year’s lineup includes Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, Chubby Checker, The Glenn Miller Orchestra with The Four Freshmen, Bay City Rollers starring Les McKeown, Paul Revere and The Raiders, The Osmonds, Frankie Avalon and Lee Greenwood.

Mardi Gras – Keep the excitement of 2014 going with Universal Orlando’s annual Mardi Gras bash Feb 8 – May 31. Aside from the dazzling parade, colorful street performers, authentic Cajun food and beads, Universal’s Mardi Gras will include some of the biggest names in the music industry live in concert on the Universal Music Plaza Stage. Universal hasn’t released a complete list of the artists but so far we know Robin Thicke will amp up the crowd Feb. 22 and British boy band The Wanted will serenade guests on May 10.

Bands, Brew & BBQ – SeaWorld Orlando will also come alive on February with the return of their annual Brands, Brew & BBQ Feb. 1 – March 9. As you test out sizzling BBQ from Orlando restaurants and guzzle tasty new beers you’ll enjoy incredible concerts with top artists in classic rock and country music. Stay tuned for the 2014 concert lineup. Meanwhile, sister park Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will host their own Bands, Brew & BBQ Feb. 8 through March 9 with 100 crafts beers, mouthwatering BBQ and concerts from The Beach Boys Feb. 15 and Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Feb. 22. Stay tuned for more artists for Busch Gardens’ 2014 Bands, Brew & BBQ.

Flower Power Concerts – Every year during the Epcot ® International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World ® guests are treated to an array of gorgeous floral displays, seasonal foods and the always exciting Flower Power Concerts! This year is no different as the Orlando theme parks buds its way to fun with a diversive lineup of performers from the 1960s and 1970s. The 2014 performer schedule is not yet available but make sure to check back here when the Epcot ® International Flower & Garden Festival gets closer. This year’s event blooms March 5 – May 18.