Starting this weekend you can live it up at Busch Gardens Tampa during the Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival.  Set for weekends February 8 through March 9, 2014, the theme park event is an excellent way to add more fun to your visit.  More than 100 beers, tasty barbeque and exciting live performances are the signature of this Busch Gardens event.

Headliners for this weekend include:

  • February 8: Jason Derulo
  • February 9: Dickey Betts & Great Southern and The Marshall Tucker Band

Future headliners will be announced soon.  Concerts are included with Busch Gardens tickets

During your day at the park, there is a bevy of beverages and barbeque to wet your palate.  Each weekend different chefs and award-winning restaurants will be cooking up their specialties.  A selection of restaurants, along with menu sample, is listed below:

Outback Steakhouse
Bloomin’ Onion
BBQ Wood- Fire Grilled Wings
Moonshine BBQ Ribs
Moonshine Pulled Pork
Jalapeno – Bacon Mac & Cheese
Kojak’s House of Ribs
Hot Smoked Georgia Sausage
Ribs
Chicken
Pulled Pork

Smoky Bones Bar and Fire Grill
Smoked Wings
Hand Pulled Pork Sandwich
Ribs
Chopped Chicken Salad

Smokin’ Busch Gardens BBQ
BBQ Beef Brisket Sandwiches
Pulled Pork
Chicken and Waffles with Red Pepper Flake Syrup
Grilled Hot Dogs and Bratwurst
BBQ Chicken Skewers

Interested in a refreshing beverage to go along with your barbeque?  The beer line-up at this Busch Gardens Festival offers the best in domestic, imported and craft beers.  Select brews are available at each of the tents along the Bands, Brew & BBQ pathway, as well as in Gwazi Park. For those looking to sample several of the specialty brews, unlimited sampling is available from noon to 5:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday with a beer sampling wristband. Wristbands are $30 per person.

Make the most of your weekends this spring at Busch Gardens Tampa!

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