Ne-Yo at Universal Studios' Summer Concert Series

Singer-songwriter-actor Ne-Yo will be the first act up in the 2013 Summer Concert Series at Universal Studios theme park. (Universal Orlando / May 3, 2013)

Ne-Yo will kick off Universal Studios' Summer Concert Series on June 1, theme park officials announced Friday.

The R&B artist ("So Sick," "Because of You") will be the first to perform on six consecutive Saturdays on the theme park's Music Plaza stage. Ne-Yo will be followed by the previously announced act, Big Time Rush, a boy band based on the Nickelodeon series of the same name.

The complete Summer Concert Series lineup is:

June 1: Ne-Yo

June 8: Big Time Rush

June 15: Gavin DeGraw

June 22: Earth, Wind & Fire

June 29: Adam Lambert

July 6: Kip Moore

These concerts are included in regular Universal Studios admission. A "Summer Concert Ticket," which allows entrance to Universal after 7 p.m. on show days, will be sold for $69.99 beginning May 16. It can only be purchased at