Busch Gardens Heats Up With Viva la Música

Latin artists and food will be on tap at the park Sundays through May 6.

From Busch Gardens Tampa Bay:

will be having a fiesta every Sunday, from April 15 through May 6, during Viva la Música.

The event features food, drink and music for the entire family, bringing together live salsa and merengue performances from award-winning Latin artists, authentic arts and crafts, and regional Latin cuisine.

Florida’s oldest restaurant, The Columbia, will be serving two signature items from its award-winning Spanish/Cuban menu: The Original “1905” Salad, and Paella de Pollo. Local favorite La Teresita, whose authentic cuisine and affordable prices attract fans nationwide, will offer a selection of its traditional Latin fare. Guests can also try authentic dishes by Busch Gardens’ culinary team, including ropa vieja, papas and empanadas.

Viva la Música begins at noon each Sunday, and the concerts start at 3 p.m. on Gwazi Field. The schedule is:

  • April 15, Victor Manuelle
  • April 22, Grupo Mania
  • April 29, Dyland & Lenny
  • May 6, Jerry Rivera

Performances are included with any daily admission or annual pass.

Guests can reserve the best seat in house for their favorite acts with the Viva la Música VIP Ticket. The VIP ticket is $25.99 and includes a meal (entrée and any one item from a selection of side salads, side dishes or desserts, plus a regular-sized non-alcoholic beverage) at any Viva La Música food sampling area or Busch Gardens restaurant except Crown Colony Restaurant, plus reserved seating at center stage.

Reserved seating can also be purchased separately for $19.99. VIP tickets and reserved seating are available for sale at Busch Gardens online and in-park at the Adventure Outpost store, located near the front gate.

Event dates, times and artists are subject to change.


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