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Busch Gardens Food and Wine concerts: Fitz and the Tantrums, Clint Black

Other acts on the festival’s lineup include Third Eye Blind, 38 Special, KC and the Sunshine Band, Rachel Platten and Taking Back Sunday.
Fitz and the Tantrums, featuring singers Noelle Scaggs, left, and Michael "Fitz" Fitzpatrick perform during the 2018 Enterprise NHL All-Star Friday Night concert at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa.

Busch Gardens wants to make your hands clap.

The park on Thursday unveiled the 2020 concert lineup for its annual Food and Wine Festival, running weekends from February to April. Among the big names on the bill: Fitz and the Tantrums, Third Eye Blind, Clint Black, Lee Brice, Rachel Platten, Taking Back Sunday, 38 Special, Toad the Wet Sprocket and KC and the Sunshine Band.

The festival kicks off with an exclusive party for pass members on Feb. 28, featuring samples of this year’s food and drinks and music from the Eagles tribute band Eaglemania.

Among the 25 new Food and Wine Festival offerings: Handmade cannoli, blackened catfish, kung pao ribs, avocado toast, shrimp bacon fritters and a key lime pie waffle cone.

The park will also serve up custom cocktails themed to some of its roller coasters (i.e. the Iron Gwazi Gimlet, Falcon’s Fury Lemon Drop and Tigris Tea), and allow guests to build flights of wines and spirits from around the world.

Concerts are included with park admission, but fans can purchase VIP seating for $34.99 and up per show.

Here’s the concert lineup by date:

Feb. 29: Collective Soul

March 1: The Commodores

March 7: Chase Bryant and Danielle Bradbery

March 8: Rachel Platten

March 14: Ezra Ray Hart

March 15: Three Dog Night

March 21: LoCash

March 22: Fitz and the Tantrums

March 28: Home Free

March 29: Taking Back Sunday

April 4: Third Eye Blind

April 5: KC and the Sunshine Band

April 11: 38 Special

April 12: Micah Taylor and Austin French

April 18: Lee Brice

April 19: Clint Black

April 25: El Gran Combo

April 26: Toad the Wet Sprocket and the Verve Pipe

For all the details on the 2020 Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival, click here.