UDPATE 2/15/2016:
The Goo Goo Dolls, Chino Y Nacho, and Chris Young have been added to the concert line-up. Check below for this scheduled concert performances. Kenny Rogers has also cancelled his March 5th appearance due to illness. Busch Gardens are working to fill the open date and will announce once a special guest has been secured.

Check out the original story below, with the update concert line-up.


meatThe popular Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival returns with a lineup of concerts from musical acts, new food selections – including duck tacos, lobster ravioli, truffle fries and almond coconut truffles – and an expanded selection of more than 120 wines, craft brews and cocktails from around the world.

The chart-topping artists will take the stage on weekends throughout March and April with the headlining act starting at 6 p.m.

The artist lineup includes:

Saturday, March 5:                         TBA
Sunday, March 6:                             Huey Lewis & The News

Saturday, March 12:                      
Goo Goo Dolls
Sunday, March 13:                           O.A.R.

Saturday, March 19:                       
George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Sunday, March 20:                           MercyMe

Saturday, March 26:                       
Chino Y Nacho
Sunday, March 27:                           Third Eye Blind

Saturday, April 2:                            
The Commodores
Sunday, April 3:                                Andy Grammer

Saturday, April 9:                            
Chris Young
Sunday, April 10:                              The All-American Rejects

Saturday, April 16:                          
Meat Loaf
Sunday, April 17:                              Lynyrd Skynyrd

Saturday, April 23:                          
Gente de Zona
Sunday, April 24:                              Jordin Sparks

“We are excited for the second year of our acclaimed Food & Wine Festival. Our guests gave last year’s event rave reviews and this year promises to be even better, with one of the best concert lineups of 2016,” said Jim Dean, President of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival takes place starting Saturday, March 5 and runs through Sunday, April 24. The event is included with any Pass, Fun Card or daily admission to the park. 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. For more information, visit buschgardens.com. Join the conversation using #corksandcoasters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.