Starting Feb. 12, Bands, Brew & BBQ packs four weekends with smokin’ hot fun on Sundays at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. The festival includes live performances from award-winning country and classic rock artists, dozens of craft and international beers and blazing barbecue from local restaurants. It is an event you don't want to miss! The line up is listed below along with some other great new offerings for 2011.
Sundays at Busch Gardens in Gwazi Field
Feb. 13: Montgomery Gentry
Feb. 20: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Feb. 27: The Commodores & The Pointer Sisters
March 6: Travis Tritt & The Charlie Daniels Band
This year, Busch Gardens introduces the Festival Beer Garden with more than 50 specialty and craft beers. Guests wanting unlimited access to all 14 beer tents can purchase a Beer Festival Wristband for $25, which includes a five-ounce souvenir pilsner to use for unlimited sampling. The Festival Beer Garden opens at noon each day of the festival. Pass members can purchase two wristbands for $40. It is a deal that any beer lover can't pass up!
The event also serves up a savory series of food tents, with Outback Steakhouse, Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill and Grill Smith favorites on the menu. Feast on sample plates and platters from Outback’s famous Bloomin’ Onions (Our personal favorite) and Smokey Bones’ signature smoked wings, to Grill Smith’s legendary Voodoo Shrimp and Busch Gardens’ own Amarillo Slow-Smoked Brisket in the park’s special chipotle BBQ sauce. Sample plates start at $4 and platters start at $8.
Guests can reserve the best seat in house for their favorite acts with the Bands, Brew and BBQ VIP Ticket. The VIP ticket is $27.95 and includes a meal (entrée and any one item from a selection of side salads, side dishes, or desserts and a regular-sized non-alcoholic beverage) and priority reserved seating at center stage. The VIP ticket is available for sale online at BuschGardens.com and in park at the Adventure Outpost store, located at the front gate. We will be taking advantage of this great deal and will have a huge update on the event later this month! Stay Tuned!