Bands, Brew & BBQ is back at SeaWorld Orlando and is ready to rock. In partnership with USO Central Florida, SeaWorld celebrates and honors America’s heroes every Saturday and Sunday, February 13 through March 6 in this special event, which is included with general admission to the park. Bands, Brew & BBQ will feature live music from top classic rock and country musical artists, a variety of delicious beer, and mouth-watering barbecue.
Nothing goes better together than music, beer, and tasty food, which is why SeaWorld has introduced several new sampler packages that can be purchased separately from general admission.
Bands, Brew & BBQ Tasting Sampler
Bring your appetite if you decide to purchase the BBQ tasting sampler. Guests will be able to choose up to five menu items from SeaWorld’s sampler selections at any of the Bands, Brew & BBQ food locations for just $20.
Bands, Brew & BBQ Craft Brew Sampler
If you’re a beer connoisseur, this $30 sampler is for you. Along the Bands, Brew & BBQ pathway are Craft Brew Huts where guests may sample 10 (5oz) brew samples. Also included is SeaWorld’s new Pretzel Kitchen; your brew sampler package can be redeemed to try any of the craft brews on tap at this venue located at the base of Shamu Stadium.
Bands, Brew & BBQ Tasting and Craft Brew Sampler
Guests interested in trying a little bit of both can purchase the Bands, Brew & BBQ Tasting and Craft Brew Sampler, which allows you to choose up to 5 food items from the SeaWorld sampler selections at any Bands Brew & BBQ Food locations AND Sample 5 (5oz) brew samples at any of the Craft Brew Huts for $35. Just like the Brew Sampler, your brew sampler package can be redeemed to try any of the craft brews on tap at the Prezel Kitchen located at the base of Shamu Stadium.
This year’s event kicks off with live performances by the multi-platinum, Grammy nominated group Smash Mouth on Saturday, February 13, and R&B legend, Gladys Knight, known as the “Empress of Soul” on Sunday, February 14. Event festivities begin at 12 PM each weekend, with concerts at 4 PM.
Other scheduled performances now include:
- Saturday, February 20: Scotty McCreery
- Sunday, February 21: Dennis DeYoung
- Saturday, February 27: ALABAMA
- Sunday, February 28: Foreigner
- Saturday, March 5: To be announced
- Sunday, March 6: To be announced
Along with these signature acts and festivities, a secondary stage will be featured to showcase local bands, and a DJ spinning music for guests to show off their line dancing skills. Beyond the stage, guests can enjoy a Harley-Davidson Orlando display of motorcycles specifically for Bands, Brew and BBQ along with a collection of classic cars.
Returning this year, the patriotic-themed USO Family Garden will offer animal encounters, Explore Zones and a kid-friendly interactive host making this the perfect place to play for families with young guests. Kids of all ages are invited to enjoy this family-friendly area while they learn to line dance, meet animals and have fun all afternoon.