Busch Gardens Tampa has announced the final weekends of their annual Bands, Brew & BBQ event. Now in its seventh straight year, Bands, Brew & BBQ is bigger than ever, filling every Saturday and Sunday through March 9 with an unlimited sampling of more than 100 specialty and craft beers, barbeque from the bay area’s most popular restaurants and live concerts.
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 rollercoaster. Rounding out this year’s lineup includes:
- Sat., 2/22 Justin Moore
- Sun., 2/23 Bret Michaels
- Sat., 3/1 Lifehouse
- Sun., 3/2 ZZ Top
- Sat., 3/8 Daddy Yankee
- Sun., 3/9 Steve Miller Band
Guests can reserve the best seat in house for their favorite acts with the Bands, Brew & BBQ VIP Ticket. The VIP Ticket is $34.99 per person and includes priority reserved seating at center stage, plus an entrée platter and non-alcoholic beverage at any festival tent location OR an entrée, one side salad, side dish or dessert, and a regular-sized non-alcoholic beverage from any of Busch Gardens’ restaurants. The VIP ticket is available for sale at buschgardens.com and in park at the Adventure Outpost store, located at the front gate.
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.
Can’t decide which performance to attend? Buy a 2014 Fun Card so you can pay for a day and come back all year. The 2014 Fun Card is valid from the date of purchase through Dec. 31, 2014 and is available online, by calling (888) 800-5447 or at the Busch Gardens’ front gate.