Viva la Música®

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Celebrate the food, fun, sights and sounds of Latin culture at this annual Hispanic festival for the entire family, featuring live concerts by internationally renowned Latin musical artists and savory Latin cuisine prepared by SeaWorld Orlando’s own Executive Chef, Héctor Colón.

Join us Saturdays from April 26 through May 17, 2014.

April 26 Chino & Nacho

May 3 La India

May 10 Victor Manuelle

May 17 Olga Tañón

Event area opens at 12:00pm. Concerts begin at 3:00pm.
Viva la Música is free with SeaWorld admission.

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*Platinum Pass Member reserved seating is not available at this event.
**Event times, dates and talent are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

  • Hot Latin concerts.
    Join the fiesta at SeaWorld Orlando every Saturday during Viva la Mύsica featuring live performances from award-winning Latin artists and a side stage showcasing local Latin bands. Event area opens at 12:00pm. Concerts begin at 3:00pm.

  • Savory Latin cuisine.
    With more than 20 years experience – and a lifetime enjoying countless Caribbean and Latin dishes – SeaWorld’s own Executive Chef Héctor Colόn has brought new flavors to traditional Latin favorites.

  • Local artisans.
    Come see some of your favorite products from back home like home-made jewelry and domino tables. 

  • Fun, family-friendly festival atmosphere.

The best way to get up close is by reserving your floor-level seats at the Viva la Mύsica concert.

Viva la Mύsica Front Row Package

Feel like the ultimate VIP with reserved front row seating at the concert and a delicious meal at any festival tent location.

Prices starting at $39.00. Pricing may vary, check specific date for actual price.

Viva la Mύsica VIP Package
Have the ultimate Viva la Mύsica Experience with reserved floor-level seats at the concert and a delicious meal.

Meal includes any entrée (with its accompanying side) and a regular sized non-alcoholic beverage, and can be used at any festival tent location or select cafeteria-style restaurant. 

Prices starting at $29.00. Pricing may vary, check specific date for actual price.

Viva la Mύsica VIP Seating 
Reserve your floor-level seats at the concert. 

Prices starting at $19.00. Pricing may vary, check specific date for actual price.

To purchase either of these fiery deals, use the Add to Cart button on the right side of this page. Seats are assigned upon check-in at the Information & Reservations Counter on the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis.


3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/3 tsp. salt
1/4 lb. of pork cracklings in pieces (Chicharron volao) which should be 1 cup when broken in pieces
3 large green plantains
1/2 c. chicken broth (beef)
3 minced garlic cloves
1 tsp. salt or adobo
vegetable oil

  • Peel the plantains and cut them into 10-12 little wheels each.
  • Soak them in salted water for approximately 15 minutes.
  • Drain the plantains and place them on a paper towel before you fry them to prevent them from splattering when frying.
  • Fry the plantains on medium heat but do not over cook them. (Usually they are ready when they start turning yellow).
  • Drain on paper towel and once they have drained, mash them in the pilón (mortar and pestle).
  • Add to the pilón about 2 tbsp. of cracklings and mix well until all the bananas and cracklings are used. (You might need to transfer some to a deep bowl and mix all well after.)
  • Pour 1/2 tbsp. at a time of broth to the mix and stir well (1 tsp. for mofongo) until you have used all up. The broth keeps the stuffing soft and smooth.
  • Taste the mix and see if it needs any salt.
  • Add 1/4 tsp. of minced garlic to the mix and mix well.
  • Take the mix out and form into a ball.

The Mofongo can be added to any soup or it can be eaten alone with sauce on the side.