Can’t wait for the excitement of the summer concerts to hit Orlando? Well you don’t have to wait until June to enjoy some big names in the music industry. Beginning Feb. 9 at SeaWorld Orlando and Feb. 10 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay you can rock out just like you would in the summer with the annual Bands, Brew & BBQ! 

Just as the name implies, the party will include more than rockin’ concerts. Guests to the annual drinking, eating and music festival can wet their whistle with dozens of craft and international beers, fill up on BBQ from Orlando’s best restaurants and enjoy live performances from award-winning country and classic rock artists. 

The fun kicks off at SeaWorld Orlando on Saturday, Feb. 9 where guests can get the party started with nearly 50 craft beers form domestic and international breweries in the park’s famous Beer Garden. Breweries featured include Florida Beer Company, Vermont Hard Cider Company, Goose Island, Sweetwater, Green Flash Brewery, Stevens Point, Victory Brewing Company, Imports, Widmer Brothers and Magic Hat Brewing Company.

After drinking your way through the Beer Garden, pair your favorite beer with some of the tastiest BBQ you may ever eat from local restaurants who specialize in BBQ. Once your stomach is full, fill up your musical needs at Bayside Stadium where you’ll hear such popular bands as The Beach Boys, Third Eye Blind, Sheryl Crow and more.

Here is the complete SeaWorld Orlando Bands, Brew & BBQ lineup: 

Feb. 9 - Chris Young with Jerrod Niemann
Feb. 10 - Merle Haggard
Feb. 16 - The Beach Boys
Feb. 17 - Styx
Feb. 23 - Big & Rich
Feb. 24 - Third Eye Blind
Mar. 2 - Daryl Hall and John Oates
Mar. 3 - Darius Rucker
Mar. 9 - Michael McDonald
Mar. 10 - Josh Turner
Mar. 16 - TBA
Mar. 17 - Sheryl Crow

SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ concerts run every Saturday and Sunday through March 17.

Tasty beer, mouthwatering food and incredible music continues at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with more than 100 imported domestic and craft beers, several of which will be available at tents along the Bands, Brew & BBQ pathway, as well as in Gwazi Park. And if you’re interested in specialty brews, there will be unlimited sampling from noon to 5:30 every Sunday. 

Make sure you pair that beer you just picked up with BBQ from local restaurants including Kojak’s House of Ribs, Outback Steakhouse, Smokey Bones and BBQ specialties from Busch Gardens own chefs. 

Busch Gardens’ Bands lineup includes:

Feb. 10 - John Kay & Steppenwolf 
Feb. 17 - Barenaked Ladies 
Feb. 24 - The Doobie Brothers 
March 3 - The Goo Goo Dolls 

The concerts are held every Sunday, February 10 through March 3 at Gwazi Park.

Orlando, FL – 01/29/13