March 8, 2015
Busch Gardens, 10165 North Malcolm McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612
A year after the much-ballyhooed Blackfish controversy at SeaWorld and Busch Gardens, Tampa’s theme park is changing course for 2015, swapping its Bands, Brew & BBQ series for an all-new Food & Wine Festival.
On Wednesday, the park announced the first two acts who would kick the series off: Pop singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw on March 7 and MTV Video Music Award-winning girl group Fifth Harmony on March 8. They join previously announced acappella sensations Pentatonix, who will perform there on March 22. All concerts are included with park admission.
The Food & Wine Festival runs Saturdays and Sundays March 7 through April 26.
The lineup the first four weekends of the festival will be:
March 7 — Gavin DeGraw
March 8 — Fifth Harmony
March 14 — Kool & the Gang
March 15 — Boys Like Girls
March 21 — Kenny Rogers
March 22 — Pentatonix
March 28 — Steven Curtis Chapman
March 29 — El Gran Combo
Busch Gardens did not announce performers for the April leg of the festival. The concerts are included with regular park admission.