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Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival

22 Jan 2016

Headliners include Lynyrd Skynyrd, Meat Loaf, Kenny Rogers, Andy Grammer, Third Eye Blind, O.A.R, Gente de Zona, Jordin Sparks, The All-American Rejects and MercyMe

Tampa, Fla. (Jan. 21, 2016) – The Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival returns this spring with wild flavors and concerts for every taste.

The popular Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival returns with a lineup of concerts from musical legends, sensational new culinary selections – including duck tacos, lobster ravioli, truffle fries and almond coconut truffles – and an expanded  selection of more than 120 wines, craft brews and cocktails from around the world.

The chart-topping artists will take the stage on weekends throughout March and April with the headlining act starting at 6 p.m.

The just-announced artist lineup includes:

Saturday, March 5:                          Kenny Rogers

Sunday, March 6:                             Huey Lewis & The News

Saturday, March 12:                        Special artist to be announced

Sunday, March 13:                           O.A.R.

Saturday, March 19:                        George Thorogood & The Destroyers

Sunday, March 20:                           MercyMe

Saturday, March 26:                        Special artist to be announced

Sunday, March 27:                           Third Eye Blind

Saturday, April 2:                             The Commodores

Sunday, April 3:                                Andy Grammer

Saturday, April 9:                             Special artist to be announced

Sunday, April 10:                              The All-American Rejects

Saturday, April 16:                           Meat Loaf

Sunday, April 17:                              Lynyrd Skynyrd

Saturday, April 23:                           Gente de Zona

Sunday, April 24:                              Jordin Sparks


“We are excited for the second year of our acclaimed Food & Wine Festival. Our guests gave last year’s event rave reviews and this year promises to be even better, with one of the best concert lineups of 2016,” said Jim Dean, President of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival takes place starting Saturday, March 5 and runs through Sunday, April 24. The event is included with any Pass, Fun Card or daily admission to the park. Food and beverage is not included with park admission and is available for an extra fee. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. For more information, visit


  • Now through February 29, guests who buy a Fun Card to Busch Gardens also will receive a FREE Fun Card to Adventure Island.
  • For those that want even more VIP offerings, the Annual Pass offers unlimited admission all year, free parking, no blockout dates and special benefits. NEW this year for Pass Members is enhanced Instant Rewards – a 12-month calendar of exclusive offerings each month such as discounts, ticket offers and free gifts.  With a new reward each month, there is incentive to purchase early and enjoy the full year of offers. With EZ Pay, Annual Passes start at just $14 per month for one park, and $18 per month for both Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island.

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