SeaWorld Orlando hosts an exciting concert lineup for its Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival, Saturdays and Sundays, February 9 – March 17. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever with two additional weekends of sizzling BBQ and incredible concerts.
Bands, Brew & BBQ is included with park admission.And the best way to experience this festival is with a Fun Card where you pay for a day’s admission and come back all year-with no blackout dates – to experience all of SeaWorld’s remarkable events.
The 2013 Bands, Brew & BBQ concert lineup includes:
- Saturday, February 9 Chris Young with Jerrod Niemann
- Sunday, February 10 Merle Haggard
- Saturday, February 16 The Beach Boys
- Sunday, February 17 Styx
- Saturday, February 23 Big & Rich
- Sunday, February 24 Third Eye Blind
- Saturday, March 2 Daryl Hall and John Oates
- Sunday, March 3 Darius Rucker
- Saturday, March 9 Michael McDonald
- Sunday, March 10 Josh Turner
- Saturday, March 16 Rodney Atkins with Uncle Kracker
- Sunday, March 17 Sheryl Crow
Enjoy a cornucopia of all things BBQ featuring SeaWorld’s signature mouth-watering BBQ, along with local favorites such as Tony Roma’s, Cecil’s Texas Style Bar B Q and Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q,who will be on hand serving BBQ foods tendered to perfection.For those who want to feel like a rock star, the VIP package and Craft Brew Sampler are available. Guests who take advantage will enjoy the best seats in the house, mouth-watering food and a unique experience that they’ll never forget as they get up-close and personal with some of today’s hottest classic rock and country music performers.
There is a side stage showcasing local bands and for those who want to show off their line dancing and boot scootin’ skills, a DJ will be spinning music to satisfy movers and shakers of all ages and levels. And through March 3, in between all the barbeque eatin’ and side steppin’, event-goers can take in the sights of the proudly displayed 2013 Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. For all Harley lovers who ride their Harley to Bands, Brew & BBQ, parking is free! For more details about Bands, Brew & BBQ visit www.SeaWorldOrlando.com.
Bands, Brew & BBQ is back for its sixth straight year, and it’s bigger than ever! Busch Gardens Tampa’s® smokin’ hot festival is filling every Sunday, Feb. 10 – March 3, with an unlimited sampling of more than 100 specialty and craft beers, saucy barbeque from the bay area’s most popular restaurants and live concerts from some of the biggest names in rock music.
With more options than ever before, the expanded Beer Festival will feature more than 100 imported, domestic and craft beers. Select brews are available at each of the tents along the Bands, Brew and BBQ pathway, as well as in Gwazi Park.
For those looking to sample several of the specialty brews, unlimited sampling is available from noon to 5:30 p.m. every Sunday with a Beer Festival Wristband. Wristbands are $30 per person (ages 21+), or two for $50 for Busch Gardens Pass Members, and also include sampling privileges at the Desert Grill restaurant, Crown Colony pub and Zambia Smokehouse.
The festival also serves up a savory series of food tents, with Outback Steakhouse, Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill and local favorite Kojak’s House of Ribs, as well as a selection of Busch Gardens’ own barbeque favorites. Whether hungry for a sampler plate or a hearty platter, guests will have their choice of perfectly prepared chicken, beef, ribs, sides and more!
On Sundays, the Gwazi Park stage sizzles with some of the biggest names in classic rock. Concerts start at 5 p.m., with the field opening to guests at 3 p.m. The full concert area is free to guests and located just behind Gwazi rollercoaster. This year’s lineup includes:
- February 10 John Kay & Steppenwolf
- February 17 Barenaked Ladies
- February 24 The Doobie Brothers
- March 3 Goo Goo Dolls
Guests can reserve the best seat in house for their favorite acts with the Bands, Brew & BBQ VIP Ticket. The VIP Ticket is $34.99 per person and includes priority reserved seating at center stage plus an entrée platter and non-alcoholic beverage at any festival tent location OR an entrée, one side salad, side dish or dessert, and a regular-sized non-alcoholic beverage from any of Busch Gardens’ restaurants. The VIP ticket is available for sale at BuschGardens.com and in park at the Adventure Outpost store, located at the front gate.
Can’t decide which performance to attend? Buy a 2013 Fun Card so you can pay for a day and come back all year to catch them all! It’s the best value for again-and-again access to all of the exciting, big-name entertainment, amazing animal encounters, and world-class thrill rides Busch Gardens has to offer, including Cheetah Hunt, the Animal Care Center and Iceploration – Busch Gardens’ biggest ice show ever. The 2013 Fun Card is valid from the date of purchase through Dec. 31, 2013 and is available at the Busch Gardens’ front gate, online or by calling (888) 800-5447.