Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival Concert Lineup Announced


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Food & Wine Festival is set to take place on Saturday, March 16 this year. The event will feature more than 35 dishes to pair with over 100 wines, craft brews, and cocktails. Attendees will taste a variety of foods while listening to an equally diverse concert line-up. The Food & Wine Festival runs weekends from March 16 to April 28 and is included with admission to the park.

Kona-crusted filet mignon. Image Courtesy Busch Gardens.

In addition to returning favorites, this year’s menu features many new flavors drawing inspiration from all over the country. Just a few of the dishes that will be included are northern California grilled lamb chops with a 15-year balsamic drizzle, and Tex-Mex classics like chorizo queso fundido with sweet onions and shishito peppers or grilled elote.

Grilled Elote. Image Courtesy Busch Gardens.


Hawaiian-inspired dishes including a pineapple upside down cake and Kona-crusted filet mignon will also be available. Returning guests can take a trip down memory lane and visit the 60th Anniversary cabin which will have recipes inspired by historical Busch Gardens’ treats.

Throughout the event, guests can also explore exotic spirits at signature vodka, bourbon, ice wine, tequila and sparkling wine tastings.

The Food & Wine Festival sampler offers guest a way to sample everything on offer. Pick from a five, eight, or twelve item sampler lanyard pass to use at each festival cabin offerings with ease. Pass members can also purchase an exclusive 15-item sampler for the same price as a 12-item sampler.

The Food & Wine Festival musical line-up features artists from nearly every musical genre. Concert headliners include:

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Saturday, March 16, 2019




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The Band Perry

Sunday, March 17, 2019




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3 Doors Down

Saturday, March 23, 2019



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Blue Rodeo, Kathleen Edwards and Fred Eaglesmith featuring Tif Ginn

Sunday, March 24, 2019



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Justin Moore

Saturday, March 30, 2019



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El Gran Combo


Sunday, March 31, 2019




Saturday, April 06, 2019                 To Be Announced

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Josh Turner  

Sunday, April 07, 2019   





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Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Saturday, April 13, 2019




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Boyz II Men

Sunday, April 14, 2019



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Edwin McCain and Vertical Horizon

Friday, April 19, 2019




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Hunter Hayes and Levi Hummon

Saturday, April 20, 2019




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Mat Kearney

Sunday, April 21, 2019





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Walk Off the Earth

Saturday, April 27, 2019



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Sunday, April 28, 2019



Be sure to check out everything the 5th Annual Food & Wine Festival has to offer online!

Brianna works full time in the publishing industry, passionately building books to bring to the masses. Her first fandom was Harry Potter, which she joined at age 11. Her love for books took her abroad to earn her Masters Degree at University College London, after which she lived in New York City, and now resides in Austin. She loves all things fandom including Supernatural, Doctor Who, and more. Ever the introvert, she can usually be found reading, playing with her dog, listening to music and practicing yoga. Brianna joined the Nerds and Beyond staff in 2018 where she unites her love for all things "nerd" with her passion for writing. Find her on Twitter here: @bookbag09

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