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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Announce Star Studded 2023 Food & Wine Festival Concert Line Up

Tampa Bay's most flavorful music festival returns this spring to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.


Flo-Rida Busch Gardens Tampa Food and Drink Festival

A world of taste awaits at the annual Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival with a delicious menu and drinks as dynamic and unique as the park's thrilling roller coaster collection.


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Every year, the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival brings together the best in pop, rock, Latin, country, contemporary and classic music on select dates during the event with all concerts are free with park admission.


This year's initial line up has just been revealed and it included a star studded line up already, including Flo Rida, Maddie & Tae, Dustin Lynch, and Kansas, with many more artists to be revealed in the coming months.


This year's Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival takes place from March 10 through until May 21, with concerts usually taking place on weekends throughout the event.


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival

2023 Concert Lineup

Kansas

Saturday, March 11, 2023

With a legendary career spanning nearly five decades, KANSAS has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic classic rock bands. This "garage band" from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide.


KANSAS will be performing a set of KANSAS Classics. Fans will hear KANSAS Classics such as 'Carry On Wayward Son,' 'Dust in the Wind,' 'Point of Know Return, 'Fight Fire with Fire,' deep cuts, and much more.


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival KANSAS


Maddie & Tae

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Maddie & Tae first broke out in 2013 with their brilliant counter to bro-country smash hit, “Girl In A Country Song,” which took Country radio by storm, skyrocketing to the top of the charts and quickly going PLATINUM. The duo became only the third female duo in 70 years to top the Country Airplay charts, also earning trophies from the Country Music Academy and Radio Disney Music Awards along with multiple ACM, CMA and CMT Award nominations.


The celebrated duo has toured with country music’s hottest stars including Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Brad Paisley (just to name a few), and have received widespread praise from Associated Press, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, The Tennessean, The Washington Post, Glamour and others. Recently drawing praise for their No. 1 debuting “The Way It Feels” album release, Rolling Stone wrote their new music is “anchored around their stellar vocal pairings and some of the tightest harmonies on Music Row.” Together as longtime friends and music collaborators, Maddie and Tae co-wrote 14 of the album’s 15 tracks including the Platinum-certified No. 1 country radio hit, “Die From A Broken Heart,” which Esquire calls “their finest moment yet.”


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival MADDIE & TAE


Dustin Lynch

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Since his PLATINUM breakout “Cowboys and Angels” in 2012, Lynch’s headlined packed venues and toured with Country’s biggest names like Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley, and Kane Brown next spring.


Recently releasing slow burner “Wood On The Fire” and expanding the PARTY MODE TOUR into the fall, Lynch’s fifth studio album, BLUE IN THE SKY, features PLATINUM, six-week #1 “Thinking ‘Bout You (feat. MacKenzie Porter),” nearly Top 15 neon-buzzed single “Party Mode,” and “Fish In The Sea.”


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival DUSTIN LYNCH


Rodney Atkins

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Rodney Atkins, one of Country Music’s biggest stars, has reached such heights as being named the Top New Male Vocalist at the ACM Awards, and seeing his single "Watching You" become the Number One Song of the Decade, according to Country Aircheck, and earn the songwriter a BMI “Million-Air” Award.

The RIAA Platinum-selling artist’s current solo studio album, Caught Up in the Country, reveals an artist who is confident enough to know that making your best music can require patience and experimentation. The results are his most daring collection so far, touching on emotions and sounds which continue to expand his range—from the twangy celebration of the album’s title track (featuring the roof-raising vocals of The Fisk Jubilee Singers) to the slow-burn cover of Jason Isbell’s “Cover Me Up.”

With six Number One singles, eight Top 5 singles, and 1.4 billion career on-demand streams under his belt, Atkins continues to be recognized as one of the most powerful voices in Country Music. Atkins was the second most-played male artist of the decade overall. He has also sold over 11.4 million units and earned ten career Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum RIAA certifications to date, including his latest Gold-certified single, “Caught Up In The Country (feat. The Fisk Jubilee Singers),” which also set the record for longest-running single (at the time) in Billboard Country Airplay history at 57 weeks. Atkins has performed on NBC’s TODAY Show, GMA’s Strahan & Sara, and FOX & Friends.


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival RODNEY ATKINS


Flo Rida

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Flo Rida is an American R&B singer, rapper, and composer from Miami, FL. His single "Low" from his debut album Mail On Sunday reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.


Flo Rida went on to release four more albums; R.O.O.T.S. (2009), Only One Flow (Part One) (2010), Wild Ones (2012) and My House (2015). From these albums, he had several songs reach the Billboard Hot 100 including "Whistle" which was number one in 20 countries in 2012.


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Mackenzie Porter

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Canada native, Nashville-based MacKenzie Porter is rising to international acclaim with her radiant Country style. She recently scored a Six-week #1 with Dustin Lynch collaboration “Thinking ‘Bout You,” earning her first #1 at U.S. Country radio while releasing brand-new songs “Coming Soon To A Bar Near You,” “Pickup,” “Unlonely Me” and “Heaven Heard Me” via Big Loud Records.


Her "mesmerizing vocals and hook-driven songs" (Billboard) off her Joey-Moi produced album DRINKIN’ SONGS: THE COLLECTION sparked headline-worthy accolades, including debuting on the Grand Ole Opry, four 2021 CCMA Awards nominations, and 2021 JUNO Awards nomination for Country Album of the Year. Making her mark, Porter became the first female artist to have three consecutive #1 singles at Canadian Country radio in 22 years with “About You,” “These Days” and “Seeing Other People” in early 2020, following Shania Twain in 1998.


Porter also earned her first crossover Top 10 at Canadian Pop radio – a first since 2003 for a Canadian Country artist – with "These Days (Remix)," and joined CMT’s elite Next Women of Country class of 2021. The Pandora 2021 Country Artist to Watch will join Walker Hayes’ FANCY LIKE TOUR in 2022.


She has previously shared the stage with Jordan Davis, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Chris Lane, Blake Shelton, Dallas Smith, and co-starred in the Netflix series, Travelers.


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival MACKENZIE PORTER


The Fab Four

Sunday, April 9, 2023

The Emmy Award Winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' classics such as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Twist And Shout," "Here Comes The Sun," and "Hey Jude", the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing.


Their incredible stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career, and this loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences in countries around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil.


 THE FAB FOUR Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival


38 Special

Saturday, April 15, 2023

After more than four decades, 38 SPECIAL continues to bring their signature blast of Southern Rock to over 100 cities a year. At each and every show, thousands of audience members are amazed by the explosive power of the band's performance.

Their many Gold and Platinum album awards stand in testament to the endurance of a legendary powerhouse.

With sales in excess of 20 million, most associate the band with their arena-rock pop smashes, “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Back Where You Belong,” “Chain Lightnin’,” “Second Chance,” and more – Timeless hits that remain a staple at radio, immediately recognizable from the first opening chord, and paving the way to their present-day touring regimen.

Guitarist/vocalist DON BARNES says it's all about maintaining that intensity in their live shows. “We never wanted to be one of those bands that had maybe gotten a little soft or complacent over the years. We're a team, and it's always been kind of an unspoken rule that we don’t slack up, we stack up. We go out there every night to win.”

Completing the team is bassist BARRY DUNAWAY, drummer GARY MOFFATT and keyboardist/vocalist BOBBY CAPPS. The most recent addition to the band is legendary virtuoso guitarist and vocalist JERRY RIGGS.

For 38 Special onstage, it is a celebration of camaraderie and brotherhood, a precision unit bringing the dedication and honesty to a long history of classic songs, as well as surprisingly fresh new material.


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival 38 SPECIAL


Hoobastank

Saturday, April 29, 2023

On November 20th, 2021, Hoobastank celebrated 20 years of their self-titled release, Hoobastank. The 2001 album launched the career of the band to mainstream success with huge singles including “Crawling In The Dark”, “Running Away” and “Remember Me” - all of which have since been certified RIAA platinum.


Almost two decades later, the band is still clocking in at over 7M monthly listeners on Spotify and "Crawling In The Dark" has surpassed the 100M streaming mark across DSPs. The band’s 2003 follow up studio album The Reason took them to even greater heights and solidified Hoobastank as a household name. The title track “The Reason” went 4x platinum and racked up quiet a few #1 chart positions along the way, while the album went 2x platinum. “ The Reason” has over 2.5 Billion streams/views which has helped lead the way to the bands catalog surpassing the 3 billion mark across the different streaming platforms.


The band looks forward to continuing their success in the years to come while also celebrating what they have accomplished so far. They just completed their 2022 Tried N True Tour and will continue to hit the road in 2023.


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival HOOBASTANK


The Como La Flor Band

Friday, May 5, 2023

THE COMO LA FLOR BAND was founded in 2011 in the small town of Holtville, California. After 8 years, THE COMO LA FLOR BAND has become the most respected and trendsetter Selena tribute band in the nation.


THE COMO LA FLOR BAND replicates the look, sound and feel of the Tex-Mex queen. The eight band members have developed an amazing on-stage chemistry. These veteran musicians pride themselves on giving their audience an incredible high-energy, qualitative stage show from start to finish.


Our lead vocalist has an amazing singing voice flawlessly matching Selena Quintanilla's vocal range and on-stage movements, exactly. Dedicated to the loyal fans, the band has worked hard and with the utmost humbleness and respect to bring the Selena experience with so much detail. Our singer's visual demeanor is uncanny to the Tex-Mex Queen.


THE COMO LA FLOR BAND brings to you the last concert Selena performed in Houston, Texas, and also highlights the early Selena years.


THE COMO LA FLOR BAND Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival


El Gran Combo

Sunday, May 7, 2023

El Gran Combo is a is an Award-winning Puerto Rican salsa orchestra that is currently celebrating its 60th Anniversary and still going strong. Under the direction of its Founder/leader Rafael Ithier, the group also known as “La Universidad de La Salsa” (“The University of Salsa”) is an international sensation, playing for audiences around the world. The veteran group was recently nominated for a Grammy for its album “En Cuarentena”, and also released its latest production, “De Trulla Con El Combo”, its first Christmas album in more than 35 years. Both released on the RIMAS imprint.


EL GRAN COMBO Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival


More Concerts Coming Soon

Concerts every Sat and Sun from March 10 - May 11

Check back soon for the full 2023 concert line up!!


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival Concerts


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