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Gary Allan replaces Kenny Rogers at Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival



With 10 days to go before Busch Gardens kicks off its second annual Food & Wine Festival, the park has finally found its opening act.

After Kenny Rogers dropped off the lineup's opening day on March 5, the search to replace him ended with country singer Gary Allan (Man to Man, Nothing On but the Radio). He sounds excited about it, too. When Busch Gardens announced him on Facebook, his team replied, "What is the weather like down in Tampa right now?"

Concerts for Busch Gardens' Food & Wine Festival are included with park admission, and occur every Saturday and Sunday through the end of April. Here's the full lineup:

March 5: Gary Allan

March 6: Huey Lewis and the News

March 12: Goo Goo Dolls

March 13: O.A.R.

March 19: George Thorogood and the Destroyers

March 20: MercyMe

March 26: Chino y Nacho

March 27: Third Eye Blind

April 2: Commodores

April 3: Andy Grammer

April 9: Chris Young

April 10: All-American Rejects

April 16: Meat Loaf

April 17: Lynyrd Skynyrd

April 23: Gente de Zona

April 24: Jordin Sparks

Click here for all the details on the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival.

-- Jay Cridlin

[Last modified: Thursday, February 25, 2016 8:26am]


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