UPDATED Concerts (2/26): Bands, Brew and BBQ returns to SeaWorld Orlando in 2016

Grab your dancing shoes and head to SeaWorld Orlando for some delicious BBQ and brews along with great music from some top bands.


Every Saturday and Sunday, February 13 through March 6 SeaWorld, in partnership with USO Central Florida, will host Bands, Brew and BBQ. This event honors America’s Heroes with live concerts from top classic rock and country musical artists, tasty BBQ and thirst-quenching brews, and special discounts for active duty military and veterans.

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Last years headline acts included Kid Rock, Toby Keith, Larry the Cable Guy, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Hopefully, we see this years line up of entertainment on the same caliber. If pattern hold true, the acts are announced about a week before the concert via in-park signage and social media channels.

NEW UPDATE: From the SeaWorld Media Team:

Now through March 6, in celebration of SeaWorld Orlando’s popular Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival, the park is offering a special discount of $20 off SeaWorld single-day tickets purchased in advance, and a FREE ice-cold 5-ounce craft brew served on tap alongside a warm sample of pretzel bites at SeaWorld Orlando. The discounted price for the single-day tickets is $79.

The offer also is available to active SeaWorld annual Pass Members who register online.  Beer and pretzel nuggets should be redeemed at Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen at the park.  Guests must be 21 years of age and a valid photo ID is required.



Heres are this year’s currently announced concerts, added as they are announced weekly:

2/13: Smash Mouth

Smashmouth photographed in San Jose, CA June 14, 2010©Jay Blakesberg

2/14 Gladys Knight

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2/20 Scotty McCreery

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2/21 Dennis DeYoung

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2/27 Alabama

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2/28 Foreigner

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3/5 Steve Miller Band


3/6 Daughtry


In addition to the signature acts and festivities, the event also will feature a secondary stage to showcase local bands, and a DJ spinning music for guests to show off their line dancing and boot scootin’ 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.

This year, SeaWorld’s chef experts fire up the grill with a bold array of BBQ options beyond the ordinary.  From smoky and spicy to sweet and tangy, there are options for every craving, plus guests can match menu items with specific craft brews or a flight of wine.  In addition to the signature acts and festivities, the event also will feature a secondary stage to showcase local bands, and a DJ spinning music for guests to show off their line dancing and boot scootin’ skills.

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BBQ Tasting Sampler – Guests can choose up to five menu items from SeaWorld’s sampler selections at any of the Bands, Brew & BBQ food locations for just $20.

Craft Brew Sampler – Guests sample 10 ice-cold craft beers — from a selection of more than 30 brews — for just $30.

BBQ Tasting and Craft Brew Sampler (Best Value) – This sampler includes five menu items and five craft brew samples along the Bands, Brew & BBQ Pathway –all for only $35.

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SeaWorld Orlando also is proud to offer a special discount for enlisted men and women and veterans during this event, including 50% off the standard price of the 2016 Fun Card, which allows unlimited admission to SeaWorld all year for the price of a single-day ticket. Military also get 10% off special sampler Bands, Brew & BBQ packages. For more details, visit wavesofhonor.com.

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Bands, Brew & BBQ is included with regular park admission. As a special discount for purchasing early — now through March 6 — guests who purchase a Fun Card will pay for less than a day and play all year-long. During this special timeframe, the 2016 SeaWorld Orlando Fun Card is just $94 plus tax, which is a $5 savings.

Stay tuned for the latest event information and artist announcements on SeaWorldOrlando.com as well as SeaWorld’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. Join the conversation using #SeaWorld #BandsBrewBBQ.

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