Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Busch Gardens Tampa Announces 2015's Special Event Line Up

Well, can't let SeaWorld have all the fun in 2015 and Busch Gardens Tampa has their own unique and interesting line up for the new year that they've also just released.

A couple of things you'll notice are no longer being offered, but it seems that those are happening at SeaWorld this year instead. So, with that, let's get on with what folks have to look forward to in 2015!

First up is the return of the Real Music Festival that will start on January 5th and runs every Friday-Monday until March 6th. The annual music festival features a band coming in for each weekend, giving folks plenty of time to see the ones they're interested in over their four night runs. So, what's this year's line up look like? Glad ya asked, here's the rundown:

Jan. 5-9: Cornell Gunter’s Coasters
Jan. 12-16: The Grass Roots
Jan. 19-23: Herman’s Hermits w/ Peter Noone
Jan. 26-30: The Diamonds
Feb. 2-6: Fernando Varela
Feb. 9-13: Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Feb. 16-20: Ricky Nelson Remembered, Featuring: Matthew & Gunnar Nelson
Feb. 23-27: Shirley Jones
Mar. 2-6: Exile & Juice Newton

Following the success of sister park, Busch Garden Williamsburg's Food & Wine Festival, it looks like the folks down in Tampa are gearing up for their own in 2015 and most notably, this does replace both Bands, Brew and BBQ and La viva Musica. Yes, it takes up that much time.

Starting on the weekend of March 7th and 8th, the park's very own Food & Wine Festival will run every weekend until April 26th. However, don't think the music is gone as they will have bands on nearly every weekend of the event.

Right now we only know of one that is scheduled, Pentatonix on March 22nd, but as soon as we get the rest we'll definitely let ya know.

Following Food & Wine, things quiet down again before Busch Gardens takes to the night once again as they bring back their Summer Nights event which starts on June 27th and runs through August 26th.




Yep, that's right every night throughout the summer you'll get to experience all kinds of live shows, food and of course...all the rides in the dark.

If you haven't done Cheetah Hunt in the dark yet, you really have to. Toss in all the rest of the stuff like craft beer and everything else and it's really a no brainer. Sadly we won't be there to experience it most likely, but it's always a good time.

Once Summer is over, it's time for the chill to enter the air...and your mind. Howl-O-Scream is back and this time it's celebrating it's 15th year of bringing all the fear and terror it can right into your little head space.

We didn't make it down for last year's event, but back in 2013 it was our Haunt Tour winner for Best Theme Park haunt, and we hope that they can give everyone a run for their money once again in 2015.

This year's event runs select nights from September 25th thru October 31st.



And there ya have it, all the big events from January thru October at Busch Gardens Tampa. Stay tuned for more details from Food & Wine festival as they come out and make sure check out our review of the event as we'll be there on opening weekend!

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