Busch Gardens is known for its great mix of attractions, animals and entertainment. They’re focusing on the entertainment in 2013 and bringing some of the biggest names in Latin and rock to Busch Gardens. It’s a terrific lineup that includes music’s most memorable acts at Real Music, rock artists at Bands, Brew & BBQ, and Viva La Música’s hottest Latin performers. For the Real Music series they’re also introducing a special early bird ticket that will allow guests a chance to pick their favorite seats before general admission.
2013 Special Event Lineup
Let’s Dance Featuring Burn The Floor: January 16 – April 7
Sixteen dancers from around the world will heat up the Desert Grill stage when Busch Gardens Tampa Bay presents Let’s Dance featuring Burn the Floor, opening Wednesday, Jan. 16. Set against a fast-paced soundtrack of familiar favorites, the international dance troupe offers a new twist on the Foxtrot, Tango, Rumba, Cha cha, Jive, Swing, Mambo and more.
The Real Music Concert Series: January 16 – March 2
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s longest running concert series, returns to Busch Gardens Wednesdays through Saturdays from January 16 to March 2, 2013 with incredible live music spanning the 1930s to 1970s, including swing, blues, pop, jazz, disco, and rock ‘n roll:
January 16-19 The Terry Myers Orchestra with the Swing Sisters
January 23-26 The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra
January 30 – February 2 Frank Sinatra Jr.
February 6-9 Paul Revere & The Raiders
February 13 -16 Sha Na Na
February 20-23 Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.
February 27- March 2 Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone
NEW in 2013: Real Music Early Entry Ticket
For $10, guests can purchase a ticket to enter the Stanleyville Theater 60 minutes prior to the show to choose their seats. The Real Music Early Entry Tickets are available in advance at BuschGardens.com, by calling 1-800-888-5447 or at the park. Only a limited number of tickets will be available for each show and the tickets will be available soon.
Bands, Brew & BBQ: Sundays, February 10 – March 3
Sundays at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will rock during Bands, Brew & BBQ, Feb. 10 through March 3, 2013. Enjoy sizzling live performances from award-winning rock artists, the smokin’ hot flavor of blazing barbeque, and more than 80 craft beers samples, in addition to all of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s thrilling attractions, rides and shows.
February 10 John Kay and Steppenwolf
February 17 Barenaked Ladies
February 24 The Doobie Brothers
March 3 The Goo Goo Dolls
Viva La Música: Sundays, April 15 – May 6
Join the fiesta at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay every Sunday, April 14 through May 5. Viva la Música features food, drink, music and fun for the entire family, bringing together the hottest Latin artists live, authentic arts and crafts, and regional Latin cuisine.
April 14 Ednita Nazario
April 21 Oscar D’Leon
April 28 Milly Quesada
May 5 El Gran Combo
Jack Hanna: May 18 & 19
Join “Jungle Jack” Hanna for two days of wild animal shows, autograph signings and special meet and greets when he visits Busch Gardens on May 18 and 19. The internationally-known animal expert will share animal facts and his travel tales during animal shows.
Summer Nights: June 8 – August 11
Finale fireworks are back each night of Summer Nights at Busch Gardens, along with an end-of-night show packed with energizing live musicians, singers, dancers and artists from around the world. Their thrilling performance – along with modern music and fire effects – will pump up the crowd every night in Gwazi Park. Adding to the amazing coasters-after-dark lineup, guests will launch into the night on Busch Gardens’ newest roller coaster, Cheetah Hunt.
Which of these events are you looking forward to the most? Want to see it all? With a 2013 Fun Card, you can “pay for a day, play all year” and never miss a thing! It’s the best value for again-and-again access to all of the amazing animal encounters, world-class thrill rides, exciting entertainment and family adventure Busch Gardens has to offer. AND, if you buy your 2013 Fun Card now, you can enjoy visiting Busch Gardens for the remainder of 2012 for no additional cost.