Where the Bands Are… and the DJs Too! April-May 2017

Yes, I’m late for a very important date! And I suppose I can’t blame the White Rabbit for this one…

The problem is, there is very little in the way of a set schedule that I know of for the time being so I’ve been waiting until I heard more to post. But since no further info seems to be coming this way at the moment, I’ll just drop these few tidbits here for today for those who need a Downtown Disney music fix at the Disneyland Resort!

While I’m a big supporter of all live music and entertainment at the Disney Parks & Resorts, I’ll admit to having favorite groups. So since very few of those have been scheduled here for the past few weeks, I haven’t been going to this location as much.

However, there are two upcoming Rockin’ Wednesdays I hope to get to because one of my favorite bands – The 80z All-Stars – are scheduled to perform those evenings from 6-10pm on the main Downtown Disney stage by the ESPN Zone:

Wednesday, April 26 – The 80z All-Stars

Wednesday, May 10 – The 80z All-Stars

And while there haven’t been others of my favorite live bands there lately whom I’ve wanted to see, there is another option for Downtown Disney entertainment worth mentioning:

Thursday night Dueling DJs!

Yes – this fun experience pits two DJs against each other to battle it out to see who can play the tunes that get the most people in the crowd dancing! Especially fun to see at the turntables are some familiar faces whom the eagle-eyed may recognize from The Mad T Party! (Speaking of following the White Rabbit…)

While these DJ battles have been scheduled regularly for the past few months at that same main stage as the bands in Downtown Disney, there is a particularly fun event happening there this coming Thursday, April 27th:

Ahead of the May 5th release of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 movie and the subsequent May 27th opening of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! attraction in Disney California Adventure – from 6-10pm on April 27th, the Downtown Disney district is throwing a party! But not just any party – an Awesome Mix Vol. 2 Soundtrack Release Party!

Dueling DJs will be spinning tracks from both Guardians of the Galaxy films amongst other music. There are also supposed to be games and giveaways and social media promotions. Guests are encouraged to wear Super Hero outfits just in time to also preface the kick-off of the Summer of Heroes in Disney California Adventure starting May 27th!

I’ll add that Thursday nights are not the only time to catch DJs out in the Downtown Disney district.  Today you may find one playing in front of the WonderGround Gallery from 1-6pm in celebration of an artist showcase there – go check it out!

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DJ Wendy entertaining the crowd outside the WonderGround Gallery!

Will you be attending next Thursday’s Super event or seeing any bands in Downtown Disney in the next few weeks? And if you’re going to the Awesome Mix Party, which Super Hero do you plan to dress up as?

Update 4/25/17: And of course, a few days after I post this, word on some May dates finally comes out!

Wednesday, May 3 – Grilled Cheese Soundwich

Sunday, May 21 – Faultlines

Update 5/3/17: We may be coming up on a break in the Rockin’ Wednesdays schedule in Downtown Disney after this month – whether temporary or permanent, I don’t know.  But in the meantime for the next few weeks, let’s enjoy what we have left.

Also, at least for the rest of May, you can enjoy listening to Faultlines perform back on their regular Tuesday nights in front of the WonderGround Gallery.  So if you’re around, go check them out!


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