Live Music Returns to Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival


Busch Gardens fan-favorite Food & Wine Festival, the premier festival that gives guests a chance to sample over 110 dishes and beverages, has returned and is now available for guests to enjoy every Friday through Sunday, starting now until April 25.

In addition to the return of the festival, the park has announced the return of live music. Every Saturday in March and April, plus Friday, April 2, guests will have an opportunity to enjoy live music in a safe and limited capacity outdoor environment.

The Festival Stage will host some of the hottest national acts, while over at the Coke Canopy local acts will take the stage daily throughout the festival.

Free with park admission, the live concert allows guests to enjoy music from some of their favorite artists during the Food & Wine Festival. Two limited-capacity shows will be offered for each headlining act at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., creating more physically distant options for guests.

Listed below is the full concert line-up.

  • 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
  • Saturday, April 10: LOCASH
  • Saturday, April 17: Tito Nieves
  • Saturday, April 24: Starship Feat. Mickey Thomas

In addition to Busch Gardens’ extensive health and safety measures, temperature checks will be implemented, and face coverings will be required. Event capacity will also be significantly limited to create more open space allowing guests to enjoy the concerts in a physically distant and safe environment.

Are you looking for more ways to enjoy the festival? VIP packages are now available. Guests can reserve a concert space in advance, including physically distant premium concert seating. Guests can also purchase a five 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.

You can find more information on VIP Packages, Food & Wine menu items, and health and safety measures by visiting Busch Gardens’ official website.

Kailin is an avid book reader, and full time nerd. When she isn't writing for Nerds and Beyond, she is writing fan fictions, online role playing with her friends and binge watching her favorite shows. Her first fandom started with Buffy The Vampire Slayer and her life was forever changed. The 100 and Supernatural are her biggest obsessions. You can find her on twitter @kailinmaurine

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