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SeaWorld Orlando's “Bands, Brew & BBQ" to feature Gabby Barrett, Hunter Hayes, MacKenzie Porter, Locash and more

Updated: Jul 1

Summer Spectacular is better than ever at SeaWorld Orlando with the return of “Bands, Brew & BBQ”, featuring all-new food, incredible headline concerts and entertainment for the whole family.

SeaWorld Orlando's “Bands, Brew & BBQ" to feature Gabby Barrett, Hunter Hayes, MacKenzie Porter, Locash and more

SeaWorld Orlando has announces the much-anticipated return of one of its most popular seasonal events, Bands, Brew & BBQ.

As SeaWorld continues to celebrate 60 years with Summer Spectacular, this festival promises to be bigger and better than ever, running for eight consecutive weekends from July 6 through August 25. Guests are invited to indulge in a unique blend of live music, mouth-watering BBQ, and refreshing brews, while strolling between award-winning attractions and incredible animal presentations, making it the perfect summer outing for families and friends alike.

SeaWorld Orlando's “Bands, Brew & BBQ" to feature Gabby Barrett, Hunter Hayes, MacKenzie Porter, Locash and more

Exciting Partnerships with NASCAR’s Daytona International Speedway and Orlando Harley-Davidson

This year, SeaWorld Orlando is proud to announce exciting partnerships with NASCAR and Orlando Harley-Davidson, adding even more thrill and excitement to the Bands, Brew & BBQ event.

Orlando Harley-Davidson will be showcasing spectacular motorcycles in the park throughout the event. This partnership brings an extra dose of excitement and adventure to an already thrilling festival.

On July 14, NASCAR’s Daytona International Speedway will be in the park, giving fans the chance to get up close with their favorite NASCAR experience, take home exclusive memorabilia, and register to win a VIP Experience at the Coke Zero Sugar 400. 

Electrifying Live Performances

Bands, Brew & BBQ offers an unforgettable experience with its exciting lineup of live concerts, featuring award-winning artists and sizzling local acts.

Every weekend, the air-conditioned confines of the Nautilus Theater will come alive with performances from top artists across the rock and country genres, ensuring an unforgettable musical journey.

SeaWorld Orlando's “Bands, Brew & BBQ" to feature Gabby Barrett, Hunter Hayes, MacKenzie Porter, Locash and more

The headline concert lineup is as follows:

  • July 6, Country Airwaves

  • July 7, Queensrÿche

  • July 13, Bryan Malpass

  • July 14, Locash

  • July 20, Classic Airwaves

  • July 21, P.O.D

  • July 27, HayFire

  • July 28, Mackenzie Porter

  • Aug 3, The Petty Experience

  • Aug 4, Hunter Hayes

  • Aug 10, Red Mint

  • August 11, Gabby Barrett

  • Aug 17, Midnight Rodeo

  • August 18, Quiet Riot

  • Aug 24, Bo Bice

  • August 25, Tracy Byrd


For the best seats in the house, Reserved Seating can be purchased at

Mouth-Watering BBQ and Refreshing Brews

In addition to the electrifying live performances, Bands, Brew & BBQ will offer an impressive array of over 130 different craft brews, cocktails and delicious eats. Guests can savor regional BBQ styles at various huts stationed throughout the park, ranging from Kansas City to Carolina, Texas to Memphis, there’s a BBQ style for every taste.

Some of the ALL-NEW mouthwatering options include:

  • Kansas City Style Ribs: Hickory Smoked Ribs, Dry Rubbed with Kansas City-Style Seasoning, garnished with a Gherkin

  • Texas Smoked Brisket: Sliced Brisket, Candied Jalapeño, Pickled Red Onions

  • Memphis Dry Ribs: Hickory Smoked Baby Back Ribs

  • BBQ Pulled Pork Loaded Baked Potato: Baked Potato Stuffed with Pulled Pork, Cheese, Green Onions, Sour Cream, Butter, Bacon, topped with BBQ Sauce

  • Smoked Chicken Leg: Smoked BBQ Chicken Leg Quarter with BBQ Dilled Potatoes

  • Burnt Ends Slider: Pickled Red Onions, Homemade BBQ Sauce on a Toasted Slider Roll

  • Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage: Served with Cheddar Cubes, Sliced Pickles, Pepperoncini

  • Smoked ‘N Fried Wings: Jumbo Wings Seasoned, Smoked, then Fried & tossed in Hot Honey BBQ Sauce

Guests can really get the party started with a selection of both savory and refreshing cocktails to enjoy while indulging in all the delicious eats. From an ALL-NEW Bloody Mary and Mimosa station to various regionally inspired drinks offered throughout, these are a few of the featured sips:

  • Spicy Pineapple Tequila Spritz- Jalapeño Tequila, Pineapple Juice, Club Soda, Lime

  • Memphis Tennessee Tea- Jack Daniels Whiskey, Triple Sec, Sweet & Sour, Coke

  • Blackberry Whiskey Smash- Whiskey, Lemonade, Blackberry

  • Honey Peach Delight- Jack Daniels Honey, Peach Ginger Beer, Lime

  • Frozen Watermelon Daiquiri- Silver Rum, Watermelon


Hot summer days call for ice-cold beer. Guests can stroll the park and sip on a selection of craft beers highlighted throughout the festival, featuring several local and regional brews like:

  • Ivanhoe Park Guavacation

  • Wicked Weed Burst Sour Strawberry Kiwi

  • Central 28 Show Pigeon IPA

  • Armed Forces Special Hops

  • Motorworks Mango Habanero


SeaWorld Orlando's “Bands, Brew & BBQ" to feature Gabby Barrett, Hunter Hayes, MacKenzie Porter, Locash and more

Best Way to Savor and Sip

Guests will be able to discover endless combinations of food and drink offerings with a Bands, Brew and BBQ Festival Tasting Lanyard. Guests can embark on their culinary journey with an 8-punch lanyard at the price of $60 or take it up a notch with the 10-punch lanyard for $75, for the best savings yet. SeaWorld Orlando Pass Members get VIP treatment and can purchase 12 samples for the price of 10!


Best Way To Play

One of the best ways for guests to experience SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brews & BBQ is with a SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass.

Right now, guests can take advantage of the Best Sale of the Year – the 4th of July Sale, offering up to 55% off Tickets, Fun Cards and Annual Passes from June 17 through June 30. With an Annual Pass, guests will also enjoy unlimited visits and special benefits like exclusive access to our newest attraction coming soon, “Penguin Trek”, FREE parking, FREE guest tickets, access to special VIP events, savings on merchandise and more! Some restrictions and block out dates apply.

Another way to enjoy all that SeaWorld Orlando has to offer is with a 2024 Fun Card, which offers park admission through December 31, 2024, for the unbeatable low price of $139.99, less than the price of a single day ticket. Fun Card guests will also have admission to SeaWorld Orlando for a full calendar year to experience thrilling rides, amazing animal encounters and energizing entertainment while also getting the opportunity to be part of all the seasonal events happening in 2024.

Annual Passes and Fun Cards can be purchased at


SeaWorld Orlando's “Bands, Brew & BBQ" to feature Gabby Barrett, Hunter Hayes, MacKenzie Porter, Locash and more

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