Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has sent us a press release regarding their upcoming year, including Cheetah Hunt, the popular Bands, Brew & BBQ, Viva La Musica and more.
Big names in country, Latin, contemporary Christian and classic rock, plus a NEW extreme sports series and Florida’s first triple launch coaster are coming to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in 2011. It’s the biggest lineup yet with country and classic rock legends at Bands, Brew & BBQ, Viva La Música’s chart-topping salsa and meringue, a new breed of speed on Cheetah Hunt, Glory at the Gardens’ contemporary Christian music and Ramp Jam – a brand-new event featuring BMX, skateboarding and in-line skating by some of the sport’s top athletes.
Can’t decide which event to attend? With a 2011 Fun Card, you can pay for a day and come back all year to catch them all! It’s the best value for again-and-again access to all of the amazing animal encounters, world-class thrill rides, exciting big-name entertainment and family adventure Busch Gardens has to offer.
NEW! A New Breed of Speed is Coming in Spring 2011 Busch Gardens’ new mega-attraction brings guests face-to-face with the world’s fastest land animals, then invites them to race across the Serengeti on Cheetah Hunt – a one-of-a-kind launch coaster.
Memorable Music Gets Your Toes Tapping at Real Music The Real Music Concert Series presents notable names from music’s most memorable eras. From sock-hop era idols to swingin’ big bands, the lineup features something for everyone:
Jan. 19–22 The Terry Myers Orchestra with The Swing Sisters Jan. 26–29 The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jan. 2–5 Debbie Reynolds Jan. 9–12 Paul Revere and The Raiders Feb.16–19 The Ventures Feb. 23–26 Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone March 2–5 The 5th Dimension March 9–12 The Osmond Brothers March 16–19 Tony Orlando March 23–26 Charo
Blazing BBQ and Award-Winning Musicians Cook Up Band Brew & BBQ Bands, Brew & BBQ offers four weekends of smokin’ hot fun. Enjoy sizzling live performances from award-winning country and classic rock artists, sample dozens of craft and international beers and fire up your taste buds with food from your favorite local restaurants as well our own famous, blazing barbecue.
Sundays at Busch Gardens Feb. 13 Blondie Feb. 20 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Feb. 27 The Commodores & The Pointer Sisters March 6 Travis Tritt & The Charlie Daniels Band
Saturdays at SeaWorld Feb. 12 Huey Lewis & The News Feb. 19 Willie Nelson Feb. 26 REO Speedwagon March 5 Josh Turner
Get on Your Feet for Viva La Música Join the fiesta every weekend, March 13 through April 2, when Grammy and Latin Grammy-award winning acts perform salsa, merengue, reggaeton and more for Viva La Música.
Sundays Busch Gardens March 13 Elvis Crespo March 20 Jose Alberto “El Canario” March 27 Angel Y Khris April 3 Ismael Miranda
Saturdays at SeaWorld March 12 Chino Y Nacho March 19 Manny Manuel March 26 Jerry Rivera April 2 Edniya Nazario
NEW! Pro Athletes Amp Up at Ramp Jam This April, the ASA Action Sports World Tour amps up the excitement at Busch Gardens with the world’s best pro skateboarders, BMX riders and inline skaters shreddin’ a 14’ tall half-pipe. Live local bands, great food, the latest surf and skate gear complete the festival April 9-10 and 16-17.
Glory at the Gardens Brings Music and Fellowship Top acts in contemporary Christian, Gospel and Christian rock take the stage at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay select dates in May for Glory at the Gardens – a festival full of music and fellowship. Stay tuned for artist reveals and more details.
The 2011 Busch Gardens Fun Card is valid from the date of purchase through Dec. 31, 2011 and is available at the Busch Gardens’ front gate, online or by calling (888) 800-5447. Event dates, times and artists are subject to change. Performances are included with any daily admission or annual pass. Visit BuschGardens.com for more information.
Change the scheme, Alter the mood! Electrify the boys and girls if you would be so kind!
Alright Guys I just got back from BGT. It was great The backstage tour was awesome, I got some great views of Cheetah Hunt. I'll try to post the construction pics as soon as I find out how. (It's a new camera that I just got yesterday)
The coolest thing about these concerts is that they start right after you gorge yourself with the BBQ,I especially like the one at Sea World which is a buffet with pretty much everything you could ever want in a BBQ buffet.In Tampa it's different,no buffet but they have 6-7 different stands that sell BBQ from different regions known for BBQ.I've been the last two years to the Sea World one,two years ago it was great,Hall and Oates in concert and the entire pavillions area packed with people,this year it was like 40 degrees and wet and some weird crappy group called Yes that ended up having to play indoors due to the weather.At Busch Gardens this year was awesome,Pat Benatar and excellent weather,the only negative was Gwazi beating the hell out of me,it was around this time I started realizing how rough this ride has gotten.
CCI wrote:Alright Guys I just got back from BGT. It was great The backstage tour was awesome, I got some great views of Cheetah Hunt. I'll try to post the construction pics as soon as I find out how. (It's a new camera that I just got yesterday)
Looking forward to seeing what's been done in the last week! Can't wait to get back myself.
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