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SeaWorld Orlando Partners with USO to Salute Troops at 2015 Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival

Orlando, FL, USA (March 3, 2015) – SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival  takes place four sizzling weekends in March – starting this Saturday – with new headline acts announced each week.

Announced today are the headline performers for the second week of the event:  award-winning singer/songwriter, Rodney Atkins, on Saturday, March 14, and the longest-performing R&B group, Kool & the Gang, on Sunday, March 15.

Scheduled performances now include:

  • –Saturday, March 7: Toby Keith
  • –Sunday, March 8: Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • –Saturday, March 14: Rodney Atkins
  • –Sunday, March 15: Kool & the Gang

The event honors America’s Heroes and featuring live concerts from top classic rock and country bands and artists, tasty BBQ and thirst-quenching beer, and is included with regular park admission. Event festivities begin at 11:30 a.m. each weekend, with concerts at 4 p.m.

The celebration salutes America’s Heroes with military discounts for both active military and veterans, patriotic offerings and a partnership with the USO Central Florida, an organization that has been lifting the spirits of America’s troops and their families for more than 70 years.

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

The patriotic-themed USO Garden will offer a relaxing place away from the crowds that reflects the spirit of the renowned organization, viewing of the concerts on large flat screens and refreshments. Guests can get up close with animals and kids can work on masterpieces at coloring stations, take photos with SeaWorld costume characters, learn from educators and play interactive games.  In addition, this area offers messaging about the USO while music that speaks to the history of the USO provides a nostalgic atmosphere to the area.

Food is also celebrated during Bands, Brew & BBQ.  Serious barbecue connoisseurs can sample Orlando’s best barbecue from local smokehouses — Bubbalou’s Bodacious Bar-B-Que and Sonny’s BBQ – plus SeaWorld’s very own sweet & smokin’ barbecue.

In addition to the signature acts and festivities, the event also will feature a secondary stage to showcase local bands, and a DJ spinning music for line dancing and boot scootin’.

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