Bret Michaels, Justin Moore added to Busch Gardens' Bands, Brew & BBQ concert lineup
Bret Michaels never seems to miss an opportunity to find the spotlight. So it should come as no surprise that the Poison frontman is coming to Tampa this weekend as part of Busch Gardens' much-discussed Bands, Brew & BBQ concert series.
Michaels will take the Gwazi Park stage on Sunday, while on Saturday, up-and-coming country star Justin Moore will perform. As always, both concerts begin at 5 p.m. and are free with park admission.
This will be the third week of Busch Gardens' Bands, Brew & BBQ concert series, which initially faced several artist cancellations due to sister park SeaWorld's negative portrayal in the controversial killer-whale documentary Blackfish.
SeaWorld, meanwhile, on Monday announced its own Bands, Brew & BBQ lineup for this weekend. Moore, it turns out, will be pulling double duty, performing at Busch Gardens on Saturday and SeaWorld on Sunday. The Commodores will perform at SeaWorld on Sunday. Those shows begin at 4 p.m. and are included with park admission.
Neither park seems to have struggled mightily as a result of the controversy. Over the past two weeks, Busch Gardens' lineup has included Earth, Wind and Fire; Jason Derulo; Sugar Ray; Gin Blossoms; Dickey Betts and the Marshall Tucker Band; while SeaWorld has brought in Kid Rock, Alan Jackson, Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall, Gretchen Wilson and Sister Hazel.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*