Sea World Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa celebrate country music’s finest with the second week of Bands Brew and BBQ. Guests can enjoy live concerts, savory BBQ culinary selections, line dancing, and of course, ice cold beer. The annual event is included with park admission and your purchase of Discount Sea World and Busch Gardens Tickets.
Montgomery Gentry performs at Sea World Orlando on Saturday, February 13th. Now in their 10th year on the national stage, Montgomery Gentry can look back on one of country’s most impressive legacies. They have released more than 20 charted singles, with anthems like “My Town” and “Hell Yeah” becoming indelible parts of the honky-tonk landscape. They have hit the top of the singles charts three times, with “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Something To Be Proud Of” and 2007’s multi-week chart-topper “Lucky Man.” And now, with the release of Back When I Knew It All, they have taken the next big step forward, with popular hits such as “One in Every Crowd.”
Willie Nelson performs at Busch Gardens Tampa on Valentine’s Day, February 14th. As a songwriter and a performer, Willie Nelson played a vital role in post-rock & roll country music. Although he didn’t become a star until the mid-’70s, Nelson spent the ’60s writing songs that became hits for stars like Ray Price (“Night Life”), Patsy Cline (“Crazy”), Faron Young (“Hello Walls”), and Billy Walker (“Funny How Time Slips Away”) as well as releasing a series of records on Liberty and RCA that earned him a small, but devoted, cult following. During the early ’70s, Willie aligned himself with Waylon Jennings and the burgeoning outlaw country movement that made him into a star in 1975. Following the crossover success of that year’s The Red Headed Stranger and “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,” Nelson was a genuine star, as recognizable in pop circles as he was to the country audience; in addition to recording, he also launched an acting career in the early ’80s.