Summer Nights returns to Busch Gardens Tampa this weekend with huge new line up


Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa has always featured world class coasters in the dark, a high energy dance show, and just a great way to cap off a fun day with the family. This year Summer Nights returns, and they are bringing a few friends with them. In addition to the normal Summer Nights fun nightly, Saturday nights will feature a huge concert to kick off the festivities. Some of today’s hottest and up and coming acts have been announced,, and we think it’s only going to get bigger as the summer gets hotter.



Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa kicks off this Saturday night with a huge celebration, fireworks, and of course…coasters in the dark. This year the park is adding Saturday night concerts to the mix, as well as mouth watering BBQ and a great selection of beers.

Here’s the concert line up for the next three weeks:

ZZ WARD & HOT CHELLE RAE – June 28, 2014

BRIDGIT MENDLER – July 5, 2014

EL GRAN COMBO – July 12, 2014


The line up is a mix of rock, pop and Latin music, with much more expected to be on the way. The concerts will replace the nightly Kinetix show on Saturday nights. Fireworks will happen every night, and the park will stay open until 9p.m. every night from June 28th to August 17th.

In addition to Kinetix, concerts and fireworks, guests can also enjoy Pantopia-the all new immersive land at Busch Gardens Tampa, as it lights up the night. The all new land is in the center of the park, and features all new shops, shows and interactive storytelling elements.
Update 7-2-14
Busch Gardens Tampa has released their full concert line up for Summer nights, and it’s one awesome list. The park is really giving guests a huge reason to celebrate this summer.
Here’s the full list:

July19            Pentatonix     
July 26                 Zion y Lennox
Aug. 2                  Cher Lloyd
Aug. 9                  Taking Back Sunday
Aug. 16         The All-American Rejects

Again, Busch Gardens tries to appeal to as many people as possible with a huge variety of performers.
This is a huge step up from last year’s Summer Nights. This is the first year the park has offered concerts as part of the line up. All concerts are included with theme park admission. Which are you most excited about?

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