Kool & the Gang, Rodney Atkins at Bands, Brew & BBQ

kool-and-the-gangSeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival takes place four sizzling weekends in March – with new headline acts announced each week.

Announced for this weekend are the headline performers for the second week of the event: award-winning singer/songwriter, Rodney Atkins, on Saturday, March 14, and the longest-performing R&B group, Kool & the Gang, on Sunday, March 15.

Scheduled performances now include:

·         Saturday, March 14: Rodney Atkins

·         Sunday, March 15: Kool & the Gang

The event honors America’s Heroes and featuring live concerts from top classic rock and country bands and artists, tasty BBQ and thirst-quenching beer, and is included with regular park admission. Event festivities begin at 11:30 a.m.each weekend, with concerts at 4 p.m.*

The celebration salutes America’s Heroes with military discounts for both active military and veterans, patriotic offerings and a partnership with the USO Central Florida, an organization that has been lifting the spirits of America’s troops and their families for more than 70 years.

“We’re thrilled to partner with SeaWorld, and we appreciate their longstanding dedication to honoring the troops andretirees,” said Roland Emerson, executive director of USO Central Florida. “Working together during Bands, Brew & BBQ, we can make a difference in the spirits of many service members and their families.”

The patriotic-themed USO Garden will offer a relaxing place away from the crowds that reflects the spirit of the renowned organization, viewing of the concerts on large flat screens and refreshments. Guests can get up close with animals and kids can work on masterpieces at coloring stations, take photos with SeaWorld costume characters, learn from educators and play interactive games.  In addition, this area offers messaging about the USO while music that speaks to the history of the USO provides a nostalgic atmosphere to the area.

SeaWorld Orlando is proud to offer a special discount for all enlisted men and women AND veterans during Bands, Brew & BBQ — 50% off a 2015 Fun Card which allows unlimited admission to SeaWorld all year for the price of a single-day ticket.  For more details, visit wavesofhonor.com.

SPECIAL PACKAGES:

For a VIP experience, packages with reserved seating are available. Guests that take advantage will receive an in-park spending credit that can be used toward mouth-watering food, craft beer samplers, merchandise, Quick Queue or even an up-close park experience.

·         Front Row Seating – Starting at just $39, guests can reserve a front row seat (just inches from the artists) and feel like part of the band.  As an added bonus, guests will enjoy $10 toward in-park spending.

·         Floor Seating – Starting at just $19, guests can enjoy reserved floor seats right in front of the band. This package also includes $10 toward in-park spending.

·         Craft Brew Sampler – Sample 10 ice-cold craft beers from a selection of 30 for just $25.

MORE EVENT DETAILS:

bands-brew-bbq-seaworldFood is also celebrated during Bands, Brew & BBQ.  Serious barbecue connoisseurs can sample Orlando’s best barbecue from local smokehouses — Bubbalou’s Bodacious Bar-B-Que and Sonny’s BBQ – plus SeaWorld’s very own sweet & smokin’ barbecue.

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 line dancing and boot scootin’.

The best way to experience Bands, Brew & BBQ and all of SeaWorld’s special events throughout the year, is with a 2015 SeaWorld Orlando Fun Card, where you pay for a day and play all year.  Plus, for a limited-time, guests who purchase a Fun Card can also enjoy a one-day visit to Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark.

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.

*Event times, dates and talent are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

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