New flavors and concerts coming to 6th annual Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival

by Brittani Tuttle

The 6th annual Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival is kicking off earlier than ever this year, starting on Feb. 29 with dozens of new menu items and a lineup packed with world-class musical acts.

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Included with park admission, this year’s event runs from Feb. 29 – April 26. The festival’s concert lineup reflects a variety of musical genres, which you can check out below:

  • Feb. 28 – Pass Member Exclusive Preview with “Eaglemania: The World’s Greatest Eagles Tribute Band!”
  • Feb. 29 – Collective Soul
  • March 1 – The Commodores
  • March 7 – Chase Bryant & Danielle Bradbery
  • March 8 – Rachel Platten
  • March 14 – Ezra Ray Hart
  • March 15 – Three Dog Night
  • March 21 – Locash
  • March 22 – Fitz & The Tantrums
  • March 28 – Home Free
  • March 29 – Taking Back Sunday
  • April 4 – Third Eye Blind
  • April 5 – KC & The Sunshine Band
  • April 11 – 38 Special
  • April 12 – Micah Tyler & Austin French
  • April 18 – Lee Brice
  • April 19 – Clint Black
  • April 25 – El Gran Combo
  • April 26 – Toad the Wet Sprocket & The Verve Pipe

Fans can book one of two VIP packages available for each act, including reserve concert seating and a 5-item Food & Wine Festival Sampler Lanyard. New for this year, an upgrade to Unlimited Food & Wine Festival VIP Seating is available, which includes VIP seating for every concert during the event.

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This year’s festival will feature 25 new food items in addition to fan-favorite dishes, as well as over 80 wines, beers, and cocktails. New offerings include:

  • Chef’s Corner cabin – featuring three signature dishes crafted by the park’s head chefs – arroz con pollo, pork belly taco with kimchi slaw, and pork tenderloin with champagne watercress sauce
  • Iconic Coaster Cocktails – including Iron Gwazi Gimlet, Falcon’s Fury Lemon Drop, and Tigris Tea
  • Pick-A-Barrel Tasting – create your own flight of liquors and wines from around the world

You can check out the full festival menu here. A Sampler Lanyard is available for purchase to get the most out of your festival experience, in 5-, 8-, or 12-item options.

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To learn more about Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Food & Wine Festival, visit BuschGardens.com/Tampa.


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