Summer Nights

Summer Nights presented by Coca-Cola®

It’s a whole different park after dark

Live Concerts  •  Exciting Shows  •  Special Food

In July and August, Busch Gardens ® becomes a cooler place after dark during Summer Nights, presented by Coca-Cola®. Special entertainment, culinary experiences and a fun nighttime atmosphere will give guests a new reason to visit during summer evenings.

Summer Saturdays will be even more special with the Summer Nights Concert Series, featuring popular rock, pop, country and contemporary Christian performers live under the stars in the Royal Palace Theatre. Concerts are free with park admission.

Summer Nights Concerts presented by Coca-Cola®

Chase Bryant performs July 8
Cassadee Pope performs July 8
Josh Turner performs July 15
Jeremy Camp performs July 22
Rend Collective performs July 22
MercyMe performs July 29
38 Special performs August 5
Kool and The Gang performs August 12
Lifehouse performs August 19
SWITCHFOOT performs August 19
Concert Seating

Purchase Reserved Seating

Premier Reserved Seating guarantees an up-close seat in the lower section of the theater’s front rows located closest to the stage. This package also includes a dining plan that is to be used on the concert day.

Reserved Seating guarantees a seat in the lower section of the theater, but does not include access to the front rows.

All Reserved Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. See product description for more information. Concert theater gates open approximately 1 hour prior to the scheduled Summer Nights Concert performance.

Complimentary Concert Wristband (Distributed on concert day)

Concert wristbands are required for entry into the theater. Complimentary concert wristbands will be distributed on performance days at the Concert Ticket Distribution Center located at the ticket windows across from Stroller Rentals. Once the theater gates open, wristband distribution will be moved to the theater entrance pending any remaining inventory.

Wristband distribution begins at 10 a.m. on concert days and continues while supplies last. Concert wristbands are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. A wristband guarantees entry for that day’s concert and does not guarantee a particular theater seat. One wristband per guest. Guest must be present to receive a wristband.

Summer Nights Concert Seating

Please note that all seating locations are subject to change without notice.

Live Music

Some of Hampton Road’s favorite local bands take the France Stage Saturday afternoons in July and August. Make plans to be part of the park’s summertime celebration.

July 8: Harley Boone at 2 & 4:30 p.m.

July 15: Cimmeron at 3 & 5:30 p.m.

July 22: Mercy Creek at 4 & 5 p.m.

July 29: Mercy Creek at 3 & 5:30 p.m.

Aug. 5: Vinyl Headlights at 3 & 5:30 p.m.

Aug. 12: Slapnation at 3 & 5:30 p.m.

Aug. 19: Virginia Man Band at 2 & 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 26: Good Shot Judy at 3 & 5:30 p.m.

And, the music keeps pumping every Sunday through Friday in July and August as Busch Gardens’ own pop music band, The Invaders, take the France Stage. Check them out while you sip on a beverage from Island Freeze Frozen Drinks and enjoy some savory treats from one of our summertime food kiosks. Summer just got cool.

Summer Fireworks

Watch as the night sky lights up with summer fireworks every Friday in July and August at 9:45 p.m.

July 7, 14, 21 and 28. August 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Book a relaxing Rhine River Cruise and enjoy fireworks from a whole new perspective.

Coke Zone

Need a place to chill from all the fun? Stop by the new Coke Zone to relax under an umbrella or take a break in an Adirondack chair. While in the Coke Zone, enjoy a chilling nitrogen-infused Coca-Cola flavored ice cream treat made to order in just 30 seconds at the all-new Minus 321˚. We will light up the evening with a spectacular lighted garden presentation.

Enjoy summertime treats

Cool off with special summertime treats available at one of the park’s food kiosks. Purchase a Summer Nights Food & Beverage Sampler to try them all. Your tastebuds will thank you.

Frozen Drinks
Fruit Skewers

Summer Nights food kiosks serving times

Island Freeze Frozen Drinks open 12 p.m. to park close

Minus 321˚ open 4 p.m. to park close

Virginia, Hawaii, Caribbean open 5 p.m. to park close

Summer Nights Menus

Minus 321˚ is the perfect way to chill out on a hot summer day. Stop by this cool new ice cream shop to enjoy a chilling nitrogen-infused Coca-Cola flavored ice cream treat made to order in just 30 seconds.

Menus are subject to change

Catch thrilling shows

It’s All For One , and one for all this summer as the Musketeers return to Busch Gardens. We also have an all-new show, Britmania  -- a musical revue featuring British hits from the 1960s to today.

All For One



Concerts & performances are subject to change/cancellation without notice. Concerts are included with park admission, but limited seating is available and not guaranteed.
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