Make us your home page

Busch Gardens, SeaWorld hosting Joan Jett, Blondie, Willie Nelson and more in 2011




If you're heading to Busch Gardens for New Year's Eve, you'll see The Guess Who in concert. Fair enough. But it's nothing compared with what the theme park has in store for 2011.

Busch Gardens has announced performers for its annual Bands, Brews and BBQ and Viva La Musica concert series in Tampa and at SeaWorld in Orlando. Among the artists on the bill: Blondie, Willie Nelson, Huey Lewis and the News, REO Speedwagon, Elvis Crespo, Josh Turner and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, above.

The classic rock-oriented Bands, Brews and BBQ series takes place Saturdays at SeaWorld starting in February, and Sundays at Busch Gardens, beginning in February. Viva La Musica is Saturdays at SeaWorld and Sundays at Busch Gardens, beginning in March.

This isn't part of Busch Gardens' already-announced Real Music Concert Series in January, February and March, with Debbie Reynolds, the Fifth Dimension and Charo, among others. Nor does it include the annual Christian series, Glory at the Gardens. Acts haven't been announced for that yet.

Get a complete lineup of all announced concerts at Busch Gardens and SeaWorld after the jump.


Jan. 19-22: The Terry Myers Orchestra with the Swing Sisters

Jan. 26-29: The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

Feb. 2-5: Debbie Reynolds

Feb. 9-12: Paul Revere and the Raiders

Feb. 13: Blondie

Feb. 16-19: The Ventures

Feb. 20: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Feb. 23-26: Herman's Hermits featuring Peter Noone

Feb. 27: The Commodores and the Pointer Sisters

March 2-5: The Fifth Dimension

March 6: Travis Tritt and the Charlie Daniels Band

March 9-12: The Osmond Brothers

March 13: Elvis Crespo

March 16-19: Tony Orlando

March 20: Jose Alberto "El Canario"

March 23-26: Charo

March 27: Angel Y Khris

April 3: Ismael Miranda


Feb. 12: Huey Lewis and the News

Feb. 19: Willie Nelson

Feb. 26: REO Speedwagon

March 5: Josh Turner

March 12: Chino Y Nacho

March 19: Manny Manuel

March 26: Jerry Rivera

April 2: Edniya Nazario

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Associated Press.

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 9:36pm]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours