Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival Kicks Off With Daughtry And Andy Grammer
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s third annual Food & Wine Festival kicks off this weekend as American rock band, Daughtry and pop sensation, Andy Grammer, take the stage.
DAUGHTRY – Saturday, March 4
Since forming from American Idol, Daughtry has released four studio albums (Daughtry, Leave This Town, Break The Spell and Baptized), earned four Grammy nominations, won four American Music Awards, won three People’s Choice Awards, sold over 8 million albums, and 16 million singles worldwide. At radio, the band has earned four #1 singles, including the multi-format No. 1 song “It’s Not Over”. Daughtry’s self-titled debut was the fastest-selling rock debut in Soundscan history and its follow up, Leave This Town, marked the quintet’s second consecutive No. 1 album.
ANDY GRAMMER – Sunday, March 5
Andy Grammer became the first male pop star in a decade to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me,” certified Platinum and Gold respectively, selling more than 1.5 million downloads combined. In just a few short years, Grammer has sold over 250,000 albums. In 2014, Grammer released his second album, ‘Magazines or Novels,’ which included the multi-platinum hit single “Honey, I’m Good” that sold over 3 million copies and climbed to No. 1 on the Adult Pop Radio charts.
The annual Food and Wine Festival features 13 different culinary cabins that guests can experience throughout the park, each with its own special menu including three new cabins, Tasty Taquiera, Cooking with Coke Pavilion and Fry Fusion Presented by Coca-Cola. With a menu of more than 35 delectable dishes designed specifically for the event, including signature dishes and exciting new cuisine like duck tacos, lobster ravioli, bacon mac & cheese, brown sugar rubbed pork belly, banana foster panna cotta and cabernet-filled chocolates, as well as an expanded selection of wines, craft brews and cocktails!
- Food & Wine Festival VIP Priority Seating – VIP Priority Seating is available for each concert date. Reservations start at $24.99.
- Food & Wine Sampler – Guests with exclusive interests in culinary offerings can purchase a Food & Wine sampler that includes any samples of choice throughout the Festival. Samplers are available in quantities of five, eight or twelve and start at $29.99.
- Wine by the Bottle – Guests can take home a part of the Food & Wine Festival with wine available for purchase by the bottle in select gift shops, including Xcursions, Nature’s Kingdom and Tiger Trail.
The Food and Wine Festival takes place on Saturdays and Sundays now through April 30. Concerts are included with any annual pass, Fun Card, or daily admission. The concerts take place at Gwazi Park at 7:00 PM.
For more information on the Food and Wine Festival and to purchase upgrades, visit the event Web site here.
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