Bands, Brew & BBQ: Earth, Wind & Fire, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms performing this weekend at Busch Gardens Tampa

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Busch Gardens Tampa’s annual Bands, Brew & BBQ festival continues this weekend with some of the biggest names in music.  Grammy-award winning Earth, Wind & Fire takes the stage on Saturday, Feb. 15. The legendary Earth, Wind & Fire spans the genres of R&B, soul, jazz, pop, rock, funk, disco and gospel with their music.

On Sunday, Feb. 16, Sugar Ray, featuring lead singer and multi-platinum album artist Mark McGrath, will perform some of the band’s biggest hits for thousands of fans. Also on Sunday, Gin Blossoms will perform some of their chart-topping hits.

Headline concerts start at 5 p.m. and the field will open at noon. The full concert area is free to guests and located just behind the Gwazi roller coaster.

For those looking to sample several of the specialty brews, unlimited sampling is available from noon to 5:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday with a Beer Festival Wristband. Wristbands are $30 per person (ages 21+), or two for $50 for active Busch Gardens Tampa Pass Members, and also include sampling privileges at the Desert Grill restaurant, Crown Colony pub, Garden Gate Café and Zambia Smokehouse.

As always, the best way to experience Bands Brew & BBQ is with a Busch Gardens Fun Card.  Pay for a day, and come back the rest of the year.  The 2014 Fun Card is valid from the date of purchase through Dec. 31, 2014 and is available online, by calling (888) 800-5447or at the Busch Gardens’ front gate.

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