AMP'd at Dr. Phillips Center Presented by Michelob Ultra

Universal Funk Orchestra

February 8, 2021 | Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater

Universal Funk Orchestra

February 8, 2021 | Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater

Universal Funk Orchestra has been rescheduled to Monday, February 8, 2021 from Monday, September 14, 2020.

Good news: We were able to reschedule your show. Original tickets are still valid, so hold onto them.

If you have any questions, please call the Bill & Mary Darden Box Office at 844.513.2014.

Thank you for understanding—we’ll see you soon.


The AMP’d Series is your chance to catch popular local bands on the big stage. We’re filming the show and want you to join the fun—including easy access to a full cash bar. Let's show Universal Funk Orchestra the love they deserve.


When it comes to exciting music, showmanship and an ongoing mission to bring the funk to the people, no one does this better than the Universal Funk Orchestra. With an array of vastly different backgrounds and mindsets, the Universal Funk Orchestra is a storm of musical information...in the best way possible.

Curated by DJ Dizzlephunk (Family Gang, American Jesus, Unit Shifters), UFO's current line-up is a veritable who's who of their current scene, while retaining the familial ties of the past. From the lyrical skills of Jawaan LaRue (Conscious Mind Records, as well as collaborations with Hieroglyphics and APlus from Souls of Mischief), the smooth-to-greasy Saxophone work of Joe Capati (The 502's, Nightwinds), the energetic drumming of Chris LeBrane (Family Gang, Kaleigh Baker and NEM, The Aristocracy), to the frenetic kinetic guitar power of The Jester (Family Gang, Jester Royale, Tears of a Tyrant), Universal Funk Orchestra's sonic drive reaches far into many different genres. High quality yet DIY, grounded yet in the cosmos, UFO's overall aesthetic lies within the scope of each member. Give them one question, and witness the revelation of 7 answers (Jester couldn't make up his mind). As a live band, UFO is a spectacle to be witnessed. With the sky being no limit, Dizzle and Chris’ onstage behavior borderlines on the theatrical, with both wielding their respective instruments (whilst simultaneously abandoning them!).

LaRue delivers an engaging and energetic level of showmanship, while combining that with his quality lyrical skill and ability to rock the crowd (as witnessed from touring with the likes of Del Tha Funky Homosapien of Hieroglyphics, and Bop Alloy). Lastly but not least, to further expand upon the theatrics, Jester and Joe amaze crowds with their amazing dexterity and musical prowess. With UFO, the stage is their playground, and the audience is invited in on the fun.

Different and unique to themselves to an advantage or fault, the Universal Funk Orchestra is exactly what it is, a collective of musicians from all walks, here to bring the music to the people.

Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater

445 South Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801

Bill & Mary Darden Box Office:
407.839.0119

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