Summer Nights

The thrills come out at night at Busch Gardens® Tampa starting June 28.

At Summer Nights, challenging Florida’s first triple-launch coaster Cheetah Hunt® takes on a whole new meaning when you do it in the DARK, and gives the graceful predator a new twist. All new this year, Gwazi Park heats up with Saturday-night concerts during Summer Nights. In addition to thrilling live entertainment, guests can indulge in summer-favorite grilled food items and a selection of craft beers. Plus, Kinetix® returns for a rock-fueled blast of music and acrobatics every Sunday through Friday night on the Gwazi® Park stage, and stick around for an explosive finale with nightly fireworks.

SATURDAY NIGHTS CONCERT LINEUP

At 8:30 p.m. artists will rock Gwazi Park Stage at Busch Gardens® Tampa with a grand fireworks finale immediately following each concert. Delicious barbecue, craft beers, specialty merchandise and strolling entertainment will line the Gwazi Park field and pathways on Saturday nights, creating a festival atmosphere.

  • CHER LLOYD - August 2
  • TAKING BACK SUNDAY - August 9
  • THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS - August 16

SUMMER NIGHTS runs June 28 through August 17, 2014.

Summer Nights Concerts

Gwazi Park heats up with Saturday-night concerts during Summer Nights. In addition to thrilling live entertainment, guests can indulge in summer-favorite grilled food items and a selection of craft beers. Concerts are included with any admission ticket, Fun Card or any Annual Pass. The full concert area is open to guests and located just behind the Gwazi rollercoaster. Concerts will take place at 8:30 p.m., immediately followed by a grand fireworks finale. Note: concerts will take the place of Kinetix on Saturday nights only.

Opening Night Critters

Starting this summer, this theatrical “tail” haphazardly finds a couple of stage hands in the spotlight as the human stars in an all-animal production that features both domestic and exotic animals in the newly-renovated Pantopia Theater.

Fireworks Light Up the Sky Every Night

Celebrate the perfect end to the evening with an amazing fireworks finale. Busch Gardens lights up the sky every night of the event with an incredible aerial display set to popular music. The best views are in Gwazi Park, right after the nightly entertainment, but the fireworks are visible from all over the park.

Pantopia After Dark!

Set in the heart of Busch Gardens, Pantopia™ gets even hotter at night with exciting entertainment, and fan-favorite rides, including Scorpion, Phoenix and the Grand Caravan Carousel. Sensational new dining options satisfy sweet-and-salty cravings with a variety of fresh-rolled pretzels and craft beer selections at Twisted Tails Pretzels, and delicious snow cones and smoothies at Lynx Frozen Treats. For mouth-watering, savory selections stop by the all-new Dragon Fire, Pantopia’s™ open-fire grill showcasing ribs, sausages and kabobs.

Kinetix Returns

The award-winning Kinetix show returns to Summer Nights with its rock-fueled blast of music and acrobatics. The show’s energizing performances include live musicians, singers, dancers and artists from around the world. Their thrilling performance, along with modern music and pyrotechnic effects, will pump up the crowd every Sunday through Friday in Gwazi Park at 9 p.m. Gates open at 8 p.m., so arrive early to ensure a good spot and enjoy the Party Starters’ pre-show interactive games and dancing. 

Sit up close, center stage in the reserved seating section at Saturday-night concerts during Summer Nights! Your VIP Ticket will get you the best seat in the house at the concert you select.

Pass Members save 10% on VIP Seating. Login to the Pass Member website to buy yours today.

SATURDAY NIGHTS CONCERT LINEUP

CHER LLOYD - August 2
TAKING BACK SUNDAY - August 9
THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS - August 16

CONCERTS ON SATURDAY NIGHTS DURING SUMMER NIGHTS

At 8:30 p.m. artists will rock Gwazi Park Stage at Busch Gardens® Tampa with a grand fireworks finale immediately following each concert. Delicious barbecue, craft beers, specialty merchandise and strolling entertainment will line the Gwazi Park field and pathways on Saturday nights, creating a festival atmosphere.

  • CHER LLOYD - August 2
  • TAKING BACK SUNDAY - August 9
  • THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS - August 16


CHER LLOYD 

After her involvement in The X Factor UK, Cher Lloyd took the industry by storm with her debut album Sticks and Stones. The incredibly-talented pop sensation made her mark in America with the double platinum selling success of her first single “Want U Back” and the Top 10 release of her debut album. She continues to release hits with hip-hop and dubstep elements like “I Wish” and “Sirens” that keep Lloyd in a unique pop bracket of her own. 

 

 

TAKING BACK SUNDAY 

American rock band, Taking Back Sunday, has sold millions of albums with hits like Louder Now that sold over 900,000 copies and peaked to No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S. Over the years, the band has incorporated new perspectives and orchestral elements that truly bring rock to its fullest potential in their newest album, Happiness Is.


 

THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS 

Gaining success following their debut self-titled album in 2003, The All-American Rejects skyrocketed to platinum and it was just the beginning. They then produced mainstream hits like “Dirty Little Secret”, “Move Along” and “Gives You Hell”, which charted in the top 15 on the Billboard Top 100. From Super Bowls to Olympic Games, and Warped Tours to film score collaborations, The All-American Rejects have shared their talent with many and are bringing it to Gwazi Park to round out Summer Nights. 



In addition to the headlining concerts, guests at Summer Nights will enjoy extended park hours, special entertainment, high-energy DJs and the thrill of riding world-class coasters in the dark. With the newly-opened, reimagined land Pantopia™ and the return of fan favorites like the energizing acrobatics show Kinetix and fireworks every night, Summer Nights is sure to keep the celebration going all night long.

Concerts will take the place of Kinetix on Saturday nights only.