SeaWorld Orlando are once again hosting Bands, Brew & BBQ at the park which gives guests a chance to watch live music, try awesome BBQ food and of course finish it all off with a thirst quenching brew!

bands, brew and BBQ logo at SeaWorld Orlando

Bands, Brew & BBQ 2016 Dates

This year the event will be taking place starting February 13 and will run until March 6. Events will be taking place every Saturday and Sunday until the 6th.

Bands, Brew & BBQ 2016 BBQ Selection

This year SeaWorld are offering more than just BBQ food with executive Chef to the park, Hector Colon bringing new options to the festival. While the complete list hasn’t been revealed, expect the huge selection of BBQ food from last year and what is sure to be new favourites such as the corn chip chilli pie!

Bands, Brew & BBQ 2016 Brews

SeaWorld are bringing over 30 local and craft brews to the festival this year. These include:

  • Rod Bender
  • Beach Blonde Ale
  • Madman Hard Ciders
  • Extra Pale Ale 420
  • Crooked Can
  • Abita

Bands, Brew & BBQ 2016 Bands

SeaWorld hasn’t announced the final lineup for every weekend however the first weekend has been announced. I will aim to update this list as and when I hear the lineup for the remaining weekends at the festival.

Concerts kick off at 4pm with reserved seats available for purchase.

Saturday February 13 – Smash Mouth

Sunday February 14 – Gladys Knight

Bands, Brew & BBQ 2016 Packages

SeaWorld are offering a number of packages to give guests the best value during the festival (brews and BBQ cost money). Packages include:

BBQ Tasting Sampler 

Choose up to give items from SeaWorld’s sampler selections at any of the food locations for $20.

Craft Brew Sampler

Sample 10 craft beers for $30.

BBQ Tasting and Craft Brew Sampler

Choose from five BBQ menu items and five craft brews for $35.

USO Family Garden

In this family friendly garden kids can learn to line dance, meet animals and have fun throughout the afternoon and learn how they can make a difference in the world and help animals. Animal encounters and a kid-friendly host will be on hand throughout the afternoon.

Entrance to the festival is included with park admission though SeaWorld are offering discounts for enlisted men and women (including veterans) throughout the festival including 50% off Fun Cards which entitles you to unlimited entry to the park for the entire year. SeaWorld are also offering 10% off  select sampler bands, brew and BBQ packages.