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Summer Celebration at Busch Gardens Williamsburg brings in headliner entertainment

by Susan and Simon Veness

Summer Celebration returns to Busch Gardens Williamsburg from June 17-August 14, 2022, and this year it features free concerts by headliners such as Air Supply, Ashanti, and Maddie & Tae, plus stars from “America’s Got Talent.”

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By day, visitors to the park can enjoy attractions such as the new Pantheon multi-launch roller coaster, while evenings from Friday-Sunday end the day with a fireworks grand finale.

pantheon and fireworks

Each Saturday during Summer Celebration will feature a nationally touring artist during the Summer Celebration Concert Series. Concerts are free with park admission, and the entertainment ranges from Australian-English soft rock to Christian music to award-winning country musicians.

Summer Celebration concert lineup:

June 18 – Australian-English soft rock duo, Air Supply found success in the U.S. in the early 1980s with eight top-ten hits such as “Here I Am,” “Making Love Out of Nothing At All,” and “All Out of Love.”

summer celebration air supply

July 2 – Bon Jovi & Guns N’ Roses Tribute bands transport concert-goers back to the 1990s over the July 4 weekend with hits by Bon Jovi and Guns N’ Roses.

July 9 – Grammy award-winner Ashanti became a millennium star with her debut album “Ashanti” and its hit song, “Foolish.” Now a multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and actress, Ashanti has earned eight Billboard awards and two American Music Awards.

July 23 – For King + Country became one of Christian music’s most decorated duos, and have won four Grammy Awards, seven GMA Dove Awards, and a Billboard Music Award.

August 6- Maddie & Tae, country duo’s hit album “The Way It Feels” earned critical praise, and the long-time friends won a CMT award for 2022’s Best Video.

summer celebration maddie & tae

August 13 – Asia Featuring John Payne came together in 2007, based on the British rock supergroup Asia, whose hits included “Heat of the Moment” and “Soul Survivor.” John Payne, former singer and bassist, now fronts the band.

Summer Celebration Talent Live

Additional entertainment during the celebration includes “Summer Celebration Talent Live,” featuring finalists from NBC-TV’s show, “America’s Got Talent.”

Each week will highlight a new act who will perform daily, from comedians to magicians and dance troupes. Shows take place at 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. at the Globe Theatre.

For more information and the full concert and “Summer Celebration Talent Live” lineup, visit BuschGardens.com/Williamsburg.


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