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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay reveals first wave of performers for 2024 Food & Wine Festival including Hoobastank, Taking Back Sunday, Goo Goo Dolls and more!

The countdown is on until this year's Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, and the theme park has given everyone a sneak peek of the impressive lie-up of performers at this years concerts.


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay reveals first wave of performers for 2024 Food & Wine Festival including Hoobastank, Taking Back Sunday,  Goo Goo Dolls and more!

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has offered a glimpse into its star-studded lineup of A-list performers who will take the stage at The Food & Wine Festival this year, kicking off on March 9 with Goo Goo Dolls. The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival is included with daily park admission, but guests who want to take full advantage of all the park and festival have to offer can snag their annual passes now and for a limited time receive a free upgrade to the next pass level.

 

The Food & Wine Festival is a celebration of the culinary regions of the world paired with the star-studded lineup of A-list performers.


Starting on March 9 and running Saturdays and Sundays through May 19, guests can sip and savor their way through flavorful eats and mouthwatering treats, discover their new favorite brew or cocktail and immerse themselves in electrifying concerts from chart-topping acts across pop, Latin, rock, country, and beyond.


In addition, local artists will be showcasing their talents and selling unique creations from charming cabins scattered throughout the park. Food and beverage are not included with park admission and are available for an extra fee. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.

 

"The Food & Wine Festival is an event our guests look forward to every year, and this year is going to be the best one yet," said Stewart Clark, president of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island. "From craveable food and beverage options to top musical talent, our guests are really in for a treat."


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay reveals first wave of performers for 2024 Food & Wine Festival including Hoobastank, Taking Back Sunday,  Goo Goo Dolls and more!

Uncork Worldly Flavors: Dive into Diverse Culinary Regions

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds on a culinary adventure around the world! Parkgoers can immerse themselves in a culinary journey through Europe, Latin America, North America, South Africa and Oceania with savory and sweet options, paired with a selection of wines from both the old and the new world, craft beers hailing from both domestic and international breweries, and exclusive bourbon tastings. Stay tuned to see what the chefs are cooking and bartenders are mixing.


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay reveals first wave of performers for 2024 Food & Wine Festival including Hoobastank, Taking Back Sunday,  Goo Goo Dolls and more!

Headlining Concerts for Every Taste

The Food & Wine Festival is serving up an 11-weekend extravaganza of electrifying concerts, featuring 22 chart-topping acts. Here’s a glimpse of what’s on this year’s set list:

All concerts take place at the Festival Field Stage, located past the Festival Walkway and behind the award-winning hybrid roller coaster, Iron Gwazi.


Current Concert Lineup:


  • Goo Goo Dolls – March 9

  • Starship ft. Mickey Thomas – March 10

  • Taking Back Sunday – March 23

  • Owl City – April 6

  • Grupo Niche – April 7

  • Better than Ezra & Vertical Horizon – April 13

  • Hoobastank – April 14

  • Michael Ray – April 20

  • Gavin DeGraw – April 21

  • Andy Grammer – April 27

  • Chris Lane – April 28

  • Boys Like Girls – May 4

  • 38 Special – May 5


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will be announcing many more artists soon! We keep you updated as soon as announcements are made.


To view showtimes and purchase reserved seating and VIP packages, guests can visit BuschGardensTampa.com.

 

Dive into Deliciousness with a Food & Wine Festival Sampler Lanyard

Unlock the tastiest culinary experience with the ultimate foodie tool: the Food & Wine Festival Sampler Lanyard. Starting at $70 and redeemable at the numerous cabins located throughout the park, Sampler Lanyards provide convenience and offer the best value for guests with options of 10 and 15 items. An exclusive 18-item sampler for the same price as a 15-item is available for all Pass Members. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.

 

Elevate your Food & Wine Festival experience with a VIP Seating Package

Immerse yourself in the delicious sights and sounds with exclusive access to a reserved seating area right by the stage. Guests can get closer to their favorite artists, sip on a complimentary beverage of choice, and mingle in the private VIP bar, the perfect recipe for an unforgettable evening! To reserve a VIP Seating Package guests can visit BuschGardensTampa.com.


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay reveals first wave of performers for 2024 Food & Wine Festival including Hoobastank, Taking Back Sunday,  Goo Goo Dolls and more!

Annual Passes and Fun Cards are the Best Way to Play 

A Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Annual Pass offers unbeatable benefits – and for a limited time, guests who purchase an annual pass will receive a free upgrade to the next pass tier. For as low as a one-time payment of $174 or $14.50/month + tax with NO DOWN PAYMENT, guests can purchase a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Annual Pass.  

Another great way to enjoy the Food & Wine Festival and all that Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has to offer is with a 2024 Fun Card. Now for a limited time for as low as $132.99 – same price of a single-day ticket – guests can get park admission through Dec. 31, 2024 and receive an Adventure Island Fun Card FREE.   

 

Guests who purchase a Fun Pass or Annual Pass right now will have the opportunity to experience all the exciting events that are included with park admission, such as The Food & Wine Festival and the all-new events coming this summer, including Red, White & Brews and Bourbon & BBQ. In addition, Pass Members have the special opportunity to be among the first to ride the all-new suspended family coaster Phoenix Rising, coming to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in Spring 2024! To learn more and to purchase a Fun Card or an Annual Pass, guests can visit BuschGardensTampa.com.  


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay reveals first wave of performers for 2024 Food & Wine Festival including Hoobastank, Taking Back Sunday,  Goo Goo Dolls and more!

About Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. Busch Gardens is a unique blend of thrilling rides, an AZA accredited zoo with thousands of animals representing more than 200 species, and exciting seasonal events all year providing unrivaled experiences for guests of every age. For more information, visit BuschGardensTampa.com.


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay reveals first wave of performers for 2024 Food & Wine Festival including Hoobastank, Taking Back Sunday,  Goo Goo Dolls and more!

About Adventure Island:

Located right across the street from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Adventure Island is Tampa Bay’s premier water park, featuring a combination of exhilarating water slides and tropical, tranquil surroundings. At Tampa’s Island Paradise await thrilling slides, such as Rapids Racer, Wahoo Remix, Solar Vortex, Vanish Point, Caribbean Corkscrew and Colossal Curl, waterfalls, a 17,000-square-foot wave pool, a children’s splash and play zone, Shaka-Laka Shores, and other family attractions. Guests can dig their toes into the sand or relax in lounge chairs or a private cabana. For more information, visit AdventureIsland.com for more information.


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