Thursday, December 1, 2022

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Announces Initial Lineup for 2017 Food & Wine Festival

A world of taste awaits at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s third annual Food & Wine Festival, returning this spring for an extended nine weeks of chart-topping artists and culinary masterpieces. The popular Tampa Bay food and wine festival is included with any Annual Pass, Fun Card or daily admission to the park and runs Saturdays and Sundays, March 4 through April 30.

The biggest names in entertainment will take the stage every weekend with the headlining act starting at 7 p.m. on Gwazi Field. Artists kicking off the festival include:

Saturday, March 4:


Sunday, March 5:

Andy Grammer

Saturday, March 11:

Goo Goo Dolls

Sunday, March 12:

Kool & The Gang

Saturday, March 18:

Young the Giant

Sunday, March 19:

Jason Isbell & John Hiatt Trio

Saturday, March 25:

NBC’s The Voice finalists Craig Wayne Boyd & Adam Wakefield

Sunday, March 26:

El Gran Combo

Saturday, April 1:


Sunday, April 2:

Walk Off The Earth

Saturday, April 8:

Coming Soon!

Sunday, April 9:

Daya and Matt Nathanson

Saturday, April 15:

Coming Soon!

Sunday, April 16:


Saturday, April 22:

Gilberto Santa Rosa

Sunday, April 23:

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Saturday, April 29:

Coming Soon!

Sunday, April 30:

Coming Soon!

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The festival returns with signature dishes and exciting new cuisine – including duck tacos, lobster ravioli, bacon mac & cheese, brown sugar rubbed pork belly, banana foster panna cotta, gator bites, and cabernet-filled chocolates – as well as an expanded selection of wines, craft brews and cocktails.

Food and beverage is not included with park admission and is available for an extra fee. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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