Busch Gardens Tampa kicks off Bands, Brew and BBQ next weekend with a concert by John Kay & Steppenwolf on February 10. The festivities continue with Barenaked Ladies on February 17, the Doobie Brothers on February 24, and the Goo Goo Dolls on March 3.
In addition to the concerts, which are included with regular Busch Gardens Tampa admission, you can sample delicious BBQ from places like Smokey Bones, Outback, and Kojak's House of Ribs. The famous BBQ served regularly at Busch Gardens (and smell when you walk by SheiKra will also be available).
Beer samplings are on tap, too, and they're unlimited between noon and 5:30 p.m. with a $30 wristband (get two for $20). Bring a designated driver with you so you can indulge in your fill of the 100 domestic, imported, and craft beers featured at this event.
Although you can see the concert for free, VIP packages are available to assure the best seats. Your VIP ticket also gets you dinner and a non-alcoholic beverage.