Big names in country, Latin, contemporary Christian and classic rock are coming to Busch Gardens and SeaWorld in 2011. It’s the biggest lineup yet with country and classic rock legends at Bands, Brew & BBQ, Viva La Música’s salsa and meringue and Glory at the Gardens’ contemporary Christian music.
Memorable Music Gets Your Toes Tapping at Real Music
The Real Music Concert Series presents notable names from music’s most memorable eras. From sock-hop era idols to swingin’ big bands, the lineup features something for everyone at Busch Gardens:
Jan. 19–22: The Terry Myers Orchestra With The Swing Sisters
Jan. 26–29: The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Feb. 2–5: Debbie Reynolds
Feb. 9–12: Paul Revere And The Raiders
Feb. 16–19: The Ventures
Feb. 23–26: Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone
March 2–5: The 5th Dimension
March 9–12: The Osmond Brothers
March 16–19: Tony Orlando
March 23–26: Charo
Blazing BBQ and Award-Winning Musicians Cook Up Band Brew & BBQ
Bands, Brew & BBQ offers four weekends of smokin’ hot fun. Enjoy live performances from award-winning country and classic rock artists, sample dozens of craft and international beers and fire up your taste buds with food from your favorite local restaurants as well our own famous, blazing barbecue.
Sundays at Busch Gardens
Blondie Montgomery Gentry
Feb. 20: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Feb. 27: The Commodores & The Pointer Sisters
March 6: Travis Tritt & The Charlie Daniels Band
Saturdays at SeaWorld
Feb. 12: Huey Lewis & The News
Feb. 19: Willie Nelson
Feb. 26: REO Speedwagon
March 5: Josh Turner
Get on Your Feet for Viva La Música
Join the fiesta every weekend, March 13 through April 2, when Grammy and Latin Grammy-award winning acts perform salsa, merengue, reggaeton and more for Viva La Música.
Sundays Busch Gardens
March 13: Elvis Crespo
March 20: Jose Alberto “El Canario”
March 27: Angel Y Khris
April 3: Ismael Miranda
Saturdays at SeaWorld
March 12: Chino Y Nacho
March 19: Manny Manuel
March 26: Jerry Rivera
April 2: Edniya Nazario
Glory at the Gardens Brings Music and Fellowship
Top acts in contemporary Christian, Gospel and Christian rock take the stage at Busch Gardens select dates in May for Glory at the Gardens – a festival full of music and fellowship. Performing artist reveals and more details will be released later.
There are also a couple of new non-musical things happening at Busch Gardens in 2011.
Pro Athletes Amp Up at Ramp Jam
This April, the ASA Action Sports World Tour comes to Busch Gardens with the world’s best pro skateboarders, BMX riders and inline skaters shreddin’ a 14’ tall half-pipe. Live local bands, great food, the latest surf and skate gear complete the festival April 9-10 and 16-17.
A New Breed of Speed is Coming in Spring
Busch Gardens’ new mega-attraction brings guests face-to-face with the world’s fastest land animals, then invites them to race across the Serengeti on Cheetah Hunt – a one-of-a-kind launch coaster. Click Here for more information.
Although they’ll be at SeaWorld in 2011, here’s a video of Huey Lewis and the News performing at Busch Gardens in 2010: