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Bands, Brew & BBQ 2015

Bands Brew & BBQThe Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival returns this year at SeaWorld Orlando and promises to be a great time. Enjoy four weekends of hot music, cold craft beer and delicious food. Not only will some superstars be performing each Saturday and Sunday, a secondary stage will showcase many local bands and a DJ calling out some great tunes and line dancing.

This weekend kicks off with the mega country superstar Toby Keith with a performance on March 7 and southern rocker Lynyrd Skynyrd on Sunday, March 8. These concerts begin at 4:00 p.m., however, you’ll want to get there early. Event festivities begin as early as 11:30 a.m. This weekend will feature a special performance by the USO Show Troupe. This military quartet should not be missed! The Orlando theme park opens its gates at 9:00 a.m. this weekend, so plan for an entire day.

USO Central Florida is partnering with SeaWorld this year. The Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival will focus on saluting America’s Heroes offering discounts for active and retired military personnel. ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: If you are an enlisted military or veteran, you can receive 50% off a 2015 Fun Card. This discounted theme park ticket allows unlimited admission to SeaWorld all year for the same price as a single-day ticket. To get this deal, go to www.WavesOfHonor.com.

“We’re thrilled to partner with SeaWorld, and we appreciate their longstanding dedication to honoring the troops and retirees. Working together during Bands, Brew & BBQ, we can make a difference in the spirits of many service members and their families.”
– Roland Emerson, Executive Director, USO Central Florida

The following weekend of March 14 & 15, enjoy music from Rodney Atkins and R&B sensation Kool & The Gang. Other bands will be announced in the coming weeks. One of the fastest ways hear about the artists for the upcoming weekends of March 21-22 and March 28-29 is to follow SeaWorld on Facebook.

Kool & the Gang

The BBQ portion of the festivities consists of award-winning food selections from restaurants such as Bodacious BBQ, Sonny’s BBQ and SeaWorld’s very own Sweet & Smokin BBQ. While the music concert is included with theme park admission, the food is not. You can purchase samples, or you may want to invest in the VIP experience. This special ticket starts at just $19 for reserved floor seats or $39 for reserved front row seats to the concert with $10 in-park spending for food.

The Brew portion of the special event can be enjoyed best by purchasing a Craft Brew Sampler ticket. This costs $25 and lets you sample 10 ice-cold craft beers. There will be around 30 beers to choose from!

If you already have plans to attend SeaWorld on a weekend in March, you’ll enjoy having the extra activities to participate in. ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: If you have small children who do not do so well with concert crowds, be sure to check out the patriotic-theme USO Garden. It is away from the main concert area, yet offers large flat screen televisions to watch it on. Refreshments are provided and there are plenty of kids activities. Take your photo with some of the animals; have your child create a masterpiece at a coloring station; play interactive games. You can also learn more about the USO and its historic contribution.

Now is a great time to purchase a Fun Card. It includes one visit to Aquatica and an entire year of visits to SeaWorld Orlando. It costs $95/adult or $90/child. It costs $95/adult or $90/child. Purchase them before ticket prices go up, as Disney’s tickets recently have. Honor America’s Heroes and get your Bands, Brew & BBQ fix for the year!

Just for Kids! SeaWorld on Saturdays

Beginning January 14, SeaWorld is programming a festival called “Just for Kids.” It will continue for four weeks, ending Saturday, February 4th. The Saturday festivals include a daily concert by kid-friendly performers. The concert lineup includes:

  • LazyTown – Saturday, Jan. 14

    Things are upside-down in LazyTown! Stephanie, Sportacus and others take kids on a fun journey while also promoting healthy lifestyles for children in a positive and catching way.
  • Max & Ruby’s Musical Playdate – Saturday, Jan. 21

    Celebrate the universal nature of sibling relationships in Max & Ruby’s Musical Playdate. Max & Ruby never quite want the same thing and their plans always collide – with hilarious results.
  • Doodlebops’ Musical Playdate – Saturday, Jan. 28

    Get movin’ and groovin’ with the Doodlebops. Rock stars DeeDee, Rooney and Moe sing their favorite songs, tell their wackiest jokes and show off their funkiest dance moves.
  • Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve – Saturday, Feb. 4

    Starring Genevieve Goings, Choo-Choo Soul allows parents to enjoy the same music their kids do. Featuring soulful and current renditions of the ABC’s, 1-2-3’s, and learning how to be polite, Choo-Choo Soul is a diverse and incredibly hip duo, teaching children through music on an animated train.

ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: If your family wants to attend the concert, we recommend going straight to the Nautilus Theater to get your tickets once you enter into the Orlando theme park. Guests must pick up concert tickets across from the theater on show days, beginning at 9 a.m., and tickets will be on first-come, first-served basis. Concerts will be held in the theater at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each Saturday.

In addition to the concerts, there will be numerous special offers. On these designated Saturdays, guests can rent strollers at half-price, and for kids (with each paid adult) the all-day dining deal, sky tower ride, Penguins Up-close, Dolphins Up-close or Behind-the-Scenes tours are FREE! There will also be special events at Shamu’s Party Zone and a treasure hunt with Elmo and Abby at the SeaPort Theater. For an additional $29.99 (adults) and $24.99 (3-9) your family can eat breakfast with Elmo at the SeaFire Inn at The Waterfront. This breakfast also includes reserved seats at the concert of the day – attending the 8:30 a.m. breakfast includes reserved seats at the 11 a.m. concert, and the 10:30 a.m. breakfast includes reserved seats at the 2 p.m. concert.

SeaWorld is currently offering their basic Fun Card (one park, parking not included), where Florida residents pay for a day and can return all year through 2012, for $81.99 (adult 10+) and $73.99 (child). Plus, they just announced a FREE Preschool Pass. Children 5 and younger are admitted into SeaWorld and Busch Garden for free in 2012 – with no blackout dates! Fun Cards are available at the front gate, however, the kid’s free offer is available only online at SeaWorldOrlando.com.

SeaWorld is a great place for families to go. Now on Saturdays, it is an even better place to go! Enjoy the concerts on Saturdays and return throughout the year for other specials that SeaWorld is well-known for.

Music lineup for Bands, Brew & BBQ

The musical acts for the Bands, Brew & BBQ concerts at SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens in Tampa have been announced!  The concerts take place on Saturdays in Orlando and Sundays in Tampa, beginning Feb. 12.  The best part is the concerts are included with your regular theme park admission!   So, plan now to come and enjoy great BBQ, International beers AND see your favorite performers:

SeaWorld, Orlando:

  • Huey Lewis & the News, Feb. 12th
  • Willie Nelson, Feb. 19th
  • REO Speedwagon, Feb. 26th
  • Josh Turner, March 5th

Busch Gardens, Tampa:

  • Blondie, Feb. 13th
  • Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Feb. 20th
  • The Commodores and the Pointer Sisters, Feb. 27th
  • Travis Tritt and the Charlie Daniels Band, March 6th

Busch Gardens also released the lineup for its Real Music Concert Series at Stanleyville Theater.  This includes Big Bands concerts, as well as swing, blues disco, jazz, and rock from some of music’s most memorable eras.  Reservations are required to guarantee a seat, but there is no additional cost; The Real Music Concert Series is included with regular park admission or any valid Passport membership.  Show times are 11:30am, 1pm, and 3:30pm, with the theater opening a half-hour prior to the show.  (Concert series dates and artists are subject to change.) For more information, call 1-888-800-5447 or check their website.

Jan. 19-22: The Terry Myers Orchestra with the Swing Sisters
Jan. 26-29: The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Feb. 2-5: Debbie Reynolds
Feb. 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