Concerts, festivals and fun lined up at Busch Gardens Tampa for 2013


As the year winds down, most reflect back at the previous year and look back at the good times they had. Busch Gardens Tampa is wasting no time with looking back, as they are too busy looking ahead to the next year and all the fun the year ahead holds. 2013 is shaping up to be a huge year for events at Busch Gardens Tampa.


Seasonal favorites return to Busch Gardens Tampa in 2013 with more fun, more bands and more coasters in Florida than any other park in Florida.

Here’s a line up of all the special events coming to Busch Gardens Tampa in 2013:


Let’s Dance Featuring Burn The Floor: January 16 – April 7 Sixteen dancers from around the world will heat up the Desert Grill stage when Busch Gardens Tampa Bay presents Let’s Dance featuring Burn the Floor, opening Wednesday, Jan. 16. Set against a fast-paced soundtrack of familiar favorites, the international dance troupe offers a new twist on the Foxtrot, Tango, Rumba, Cha cha, Jive, Swing, Mambo and more.

The Real Music Concert Series: January 16 – March 2 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s longest running concert series, returns to Busch Gardens Wednesdays through Saturdays from January 16 to March 2, 2013 with incredible live music spanning the 1930s to 1970s, including swing, blues, pop, jazz, disco, and rock ‘n roll: January 16-19 The Terry Myers Orchestra with the Swing Sisters
January 23-26 The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra
January 30 – February 2 Frank Sinatra Jr.
February 6-9 Paul Revere & The Raiders
February 13 -16 Sha Na Na February 20-23 Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.
February 27- March 2 Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone

NEW in 2013: Real Music Early Entry Ticket For $10, guests can purchase a ticket to enter the Stanleyville Theater 60 minutes prior to the show to choose their seats. The Real Music Early Entry Tickets are available in advance at, by calling 1-800-888-5447 or at the park. Only a limited number of tickets will be available for each show and the tickets will be available soon.

Bands, Brew & BBQ: Sundays, February 10 – March 3 Sundays at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will rock during Bands, Brew & BBQ, Feb. 10 through March 3, 2013. Enjoy sizzling live performances from award-winning rock artists, the smokin’ hot flavor of blazing barbeque, and more than 80 craft beers samples, in addition to all of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s thrilling attractions, rides and shows.
February 10 John Kay and Steppenwolf
February 17 Barenaked Ladies
February 24 The Doobie Brothers
March 3 The Goo Goo Dolls

Viva La Música: Sundays, April 15 – May 6 Join the fiesta at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay every Sunday, April 14 through May 5. Viva la Música features food, drink, music and fun for the entire family, bringing together the hottest Latin artists live, authentic arts and crafts, and regional Latin cuisine. April 14 Ednita Nazario
April 21 Oscar D’Leon
April 28 Milly Quesada
May 5 El Gran Combo

Jack Hanna: May 18 & 19 Join “Jungle Jack” Hanna for two days of wild animal shows, autograph signings and special meet and greets when he visits Busch Gardens on May 18 and 19. The internationally-known animal expert will share animal facts and his travel tales during animal shows.

Summer Nights: June 8 – August 11 Finale fireworks are back each night of Summer Nights at Busch Gardens, along with an end-of-night show packed with energizing live musicians, singers, dancers and artists from around the world. Their thrilling performance – along with modern music and fire effects – will pump up the crowd every night in Gwazi Park.

Looking for the perfect way to see it all? Busch Gardens is once again bringing back their very popular Fun Card. For just $85 dollars guests can get unlimited admission to Busch Gardens Tampa from date of purchase until December 31 2013. If you want to add SeaWorld Orlando you can get a two park Fun Card for just $149 dollars.

For more information, including tickets and schedules visit the official website.