Busch Gardens Tampa Announces 2019 Food & Wine Festival Concerts

Tampa’s premier spring festival returns on Saturday, March 16 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Food & Wine Festival. With more than 35 delicious dishes to pair with over 100 wines, craft brews and cocktails, park guests can explore a variety of flavors while enjoying a diverse concert line-up, including acts for all tastes. The Food & Wine Festival runs weekends from March 16 to April 28 and is included with admission to the park.

Here are this years concerts:

  • Saturday, March 16, 2019             Daughtry

    Sunday, March 17, 2019                The Band Perry

    Saturday, March 23, 2019             3 Doors Down

    Sunday, March 24, 2019                Blue Rodeo, Kathleen Edwards and Fred Eaglesmith featuring Tif Ginn

    Saturday, March 30, 2019             Justin Moore

    Sunday, March 31, 2019                El Gran Combo

    Saturday, April 06, 2019                 To Be Announced

    Sunday, April 07, 2019                    Josh Turner       

    Saturday, April 13, 2019                 Mighty Mighty Bosstones

    Sunday, April 14, 2019                    Boyz II Men

    Friday, April 19, 2019                       Edwin McCain and Vertical Horizon

    Saturday, April 20, 2019                 Hunter Hayes and Levi Hummon

    Sunday, April 21, 2019                    Mat Kearney

    Saturday, April 27, 2019                 Walk Off the Earth

    Sunday, April 28, 2019                    Foreigner

New Food

What would a Food & Wine Festival be without food? Busch Gardens will be offering a variety of culinary creations, both returning and new.

Here are some new additions to the menu this year:

  • Grilled lamb chops featuring a 15-year balsamic drizzle from northern California
  • Chorizo queso fundido with sweet onions and shishito peppers or grilled elote – the park’s spin on Mexican street corn featuring cotija cheese and lime crema
  • Pineapple upside down cake
  • Kona-crusted filet mignon with Maui onion butter

Throughout the event, guests can explore exotic spirits at signature vodka, bourbon, ice wine, tequila and sparkling wine tastings.

The best way to savor and save on everything the festival has to offer is with a Food & Wine Festival Sampler. Guests can purchase a 5, 8 or 12-itemsampler lanyard to use at each festival cabin to explore sample-sized dishes and drink offerings with ease. Pass Members can purchase an exclusive 15-item sampler for the same price as a 12-item sampler.

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