Bands, Brews & BBQ Kicks Off with Smash Mouth and Gladys Knight at SeaWorld Orlando

Bands, Brews & BBQ, SeaWorld Orlando‘s annual BBQ, beer and music festival, kicks off February 12 and 13, with headliners Smash Mouth and Gladys Knight.

Bands, Brews & BBQ at SeaWorld Orlando with Smash Mouth and Gladys Knight

Grammy-nominated pop rock band Smash Mouth takes the stage on Saturday, with R&B legend Gladys Knight gracing the fest on Sunday. Both concerts begin at 4pm, and are included with park admission.

Also included is a secondary stage 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, 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.

Guests wishing to upgrade their concert experience have two reserved seating packages available:

  • Concert Floor Seating & Quick Queue – Starting at just $24, guests can reserve floor seats right in front of the band and Quick Queue unlimited.
  • VIP Front Row Seating & BBQ Package – Starting at just $40, guests can reserve a front row seat; enjoy a delicious BBQ Tasting Sampler, and one Quick Queue unlimited.

And for the Brews and BBQ portion of the fest title, there are three packages to choose from:

  • 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.

If you don’t already have tickets or an annual pass to get in, there is a great limited time offer on the 2016 SeaWorld Orlando Fun Card. Through March 6, 2016, you can purchase a Fun Card for $94 plus tax, and get in free for the rest of the year.

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About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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