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Surprise, Chris Lane is coming to Tampa Bay this weekend!

He was announced last night (3/16) as part of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Food & Wine Festival concert lineup.

You can see him perform on Sunday, March 20th. The concert is set to start at 6p.

Concerts are free with park admission but if you want to get up close with a reserved seat, you’ll want to upgrade to VIP status which includes a 5 item food/wine sampler lanyard.

There are a few gaps they have left to fill, but here’s who we know is coming so far!

March 11: Sean Paul
March 12: American Authors
March 13: Boyce Avenue
*NEW* March 20: Chris Lane
March 26: Scott Stapp from Creed
March 27: Prince Tribute
April 2: Rodney Atkins
April 3: Air Supply
April 10: Chris Janson
April 16: Fleetwood Mac Tribute
April 17: Eagles Tribute
April 23: Kansas
April 24: Clint Black
April 30: Three Doors Down
May 1: Beatles Tribute
May 6: Gloria Estefan, Selena and Santana Tributes
May 7: Jenny and the Mexicats
May 15: Gene De Zona
May 22: Tito Nieves

You can get a preview of what to expect at the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival from our friends at the Theme Parks and Rec Podcast.

Preview Of Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival


Of course, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay had to send us pictures of some of the fantastic eats that await you at the Food & Wine Festival. Feast your eyes on these samples:

Starting at the upper left and going clockwise you have: Harvest Chipotle BBQ Shrimp Tacos, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Street Corn (!), Dark Chocolate Truffle Tart, and Toasted Coconut Lemon Cheesecake Mousse. Yes, please!!!!

Get ready to eat Tampa Bay! The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival is coming!

[SOURCE Busch Gardens]




The 7 Best Things To Do In The Tampa Bay Area Over Spring Break

  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    The ride has been on the radar of roller coaster enthusiasts around the world. (G.Knight for BBGI)

    Their highly anticipated new rollercoaster, Iron Gwazi, is now open. We have ridden it and it is awesome. Ever better at nighttime. Plus, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has their Food & Wine Festival happening as well. They also offer concerts on the weekends.

  • Florida Aquarium

    Florida Aquarium

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    Have some fun and learn something on spring break! You can gaze at the amazing exhibits including the 500,000-gallon Coral Reef habitat. Plus, they have a Splash Pad that kids can’t get enough of. You can also make a day of it and grab a bite to eat next door at Sparkman Wharf after a day at the Florida Aquarium.

  • The Beach

    7 Things To Do In The Tampa Bay Area For Spring Break

    (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

    I love to visit Clearwater Beach. There is so much to do. You should plan your day at the beach before your head out for the day. The biggest obstacle can be parking. Either plan on getting to the beach and parking by 10a or see if it’s in your budget find a rental or hotel room close by and you can spend a couple of days soaking up the sun. There are other transportation options as well, like the Jolly Trolley and Florida Free Rides. You can also try to park in downtown Tampa and take the Clearwater Ferry to the beach. Plan your trip here.

  • Explore Downtown Tampa

    Curtis Hixon Park

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    Have you been to downtown Tampa lately? Chances are if you haven’t been you may not even recognize it. There are so many new things to see, you may need a couple of days. I suggest looking into the Tampa Riverwalk Attraction Pass. For one ticket you can check out 8 places along the Riverwalk and save money, too! It includes the Pirate Water Taxi, the History Center, Tampa Museum of Art, Glazer Children’s Museum, and much more! The mobile-exclusive pass allows for one admission to each attraction. The one-day pass for a child is $35, $55 for an adult, and $45 for a senior.

  • Bay Area Renaissance Festival

    Renaissance Festival


    The 44th Annual Bay Area Renaissance Festival is going on in Dade City weekends through April 3rd.  They have 8 stages of exciting and hilarious entertainment, full contact live armored jousting, mermaids, fairies, pirates, Vikings, 100 Artisans selling their treasures in the Marketplace, and food! the upcoming Theme Weekends are as follows:

    • Barbarian Brew Fest March 12-13
    • Shamrocks & Shenanigans March 19-20
  • Take An Art Class

    AR Workshop

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    I love going to AR Workshop. They have a couple of locations in the Tampa Bay area and it’s really fun for all ages.

    During the week of spring break,  the south Tampa location is offering teen and youth workshops from a wood workshop, a cookie decorating workshop, and a chunky blanket workshop just to name a few.

  • St. Pete Pier

    St. Pete Pier

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    If you have not explored the new St. Pete Pier, no is your chance. You can even take the Cross Bay Ferry from downtown Tampa over to St. Pete and really make a day of it!

    5 Things To Do When Taking The Cross Bay Ferry From Tampa To St. Petersburg