Concerts return to Busch Gardens’ Food & Wine Festival in March & April

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In addition to offering more than 110 amazing dishes and drinks available to guests during the park’s Food & Wine Festival this spring, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will also serve up outdoor concerts included free with park admission.

The weekend festival runs each Friday through Sunday, now through April 25. The Festival Field Stage will host headlining national acts every Saturday in March and April, plus Friday, April 2, giving two limited-capacity performances each day. 

38 Special will perform March 27

Included free in park admission, guests may enjoy the following acts during Busch Gardens’ Food & Wine Festival. For the first time in the festival’s history, two limited-capacity shows will be offered for each headlining act at 5 and 7 p.m., creating more physically distant options for guests to enjoy their favorite artists. The concert schedule includes:

Saturday, March 6:  Phillip Phillips

Saturday, March 13:  Parmalee

Saturday, March 20:  Dylan Scott

Saturday, March 27:  38 Special

Friday, April 2:  Sugar Ray

Saturday, April 3: Sister Hazel

Sunday, April 4: Latin Explosion

Saturday, April 10: LOCASH

Sunday, April 11: Fleetwood Max (Fleetwood Mac tribute)

Saturday, April 17: Tito Nieves

Sunday, April 18: En Vogue

Saturday, April 24: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas

Sunday, April 25: Kool and The Gang

Phillip Phillips is scheduled for March 6

While over at the Coke Canopy, local talent will take the stage daily throughout the festival. Enhanced health and safety measures will be in place for performers and guests alike. In addition to increased cleaning and sanitation, temperature checks, and face covering requirements, capacity will also be significantly limited in order to create more open space, allowing guests to maintain physical distancing in a safe environment.

Over 22 new dishes added to Busch Gardens’ 2021 Food & Wine Festival, including lobster mac and cheese.

“Since our reopening in June (2020), our park teams have safely and successfully hosted multiple productions at our spacious outdoor venues,” said Neal Thurman, park president for Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island. “Through creativity, adaptability and dedication to guest safety, our staff made it possible for park-goers to once again enjoy live music from some of their favorite artists.”

Sister Hazel will perform April 3

VIP Seating Packages

To reserve a space in advance, guests can purchase VIP Seating Packages, including physically distanced premium concert seating and a 5-item Sampler Lanyard. Before the show, guests may use their lanyards to choose their favorite samples from the park’s extensive menu, featuring 22 new food items and more than 80 wines, beers and cocktails. Premium seating packages and the full event menu are available now at

Pair sweet and savory eats with a wide selection of beverages, including more than 20 cocktails

Sampler Lanyard

The best way for guests to savor—and save—on their favorite dishes and drinks at this year’s Food & Wine Festival is with a sampler lanyard. Guests can purchase a 5-, 10- or 12-item sampler lanyard to use at each festival cabin to explore sample-sized dishes and drink offerings with ease. 5-punch lanyards start at just $34.99. Pass Members can purchase an exclusive 15-item sampler for the same price as a 12-item sampler to enjoy three free samples! Visit to view the full festival menu.

Guests can visit for more information and reservations—and to purchase tickets, Fun Cards, or Annual Passes. Fans can stay up to date with park events, attractions and more by following Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Sugar Ray is scheduled for April 2

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is committed to the health and safety of our guests, employees, and the animals in our care. The park has worked diligently with state and local health experts, outside consultants and attraction industry leaders to enhance our already strict health, safety, and cleanliness standards. These protocols and guidelines will be modified based on evolving industry standards and methodologies, public health, and governmental directives, and advancing scientific knowledge on the transmissibility of COVID-19.

For detailed information about the measures that guests can expect when visiting the park, including key operational changes, visit

LOCASH is scheduled for April 10
Tito Nieves will perform April 17

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