Tampa Bay’s Favorite Spring Festival
Features Concerts with LOCASH and Fitz and the Tantrums
In 2020, a world of taste awaits at the sixth annual Food & Wine Festival. The festival features new and exciting dishes, plus a large selection of wines, craft brews and cocktails. Some of the biggest acts in musical entertainment will take the stage every weekend on Festival Field. This weekend Food and Wine Festival features two great concerts featuring LOCASH and Fitz and the Tantrums.
Please note that due to the Corona Virus all the acts planned to appear at the Food and Wine Festival at Busch Gardens have been cancelled. Please check their website often to see if any extensions or changes will be made.
Modern Country and Classic Heartland Rock with LOCASH
See LOCASH live in concert on Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. during the 2020 Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. LOCASH, formerly known as LOCASH Cowboys, is an American country music duo consisting of vocalists Chris Lucas and Preston Brust, natives of Baltimore, Maryland and Kokomo, Indiana, respectively. They have released one album each for Average Joes Entertainment, Reviver Records, and Wheelhouse Records and have charted seven singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay chart. Their highest-charting single is “I Know Somebody”, which topped the Billboard Country Airplay chart in 2016. In addition to their own material, the members of LOCASH co-wrote Keith Urban’s number-one single “You Gonna Fly” and Tim McGraw’s “Truck Yeah”.
Creating a sound that fuses modern Country and classic heartland rock with an edgy vocal blend, Wheelhouse Records’ LOCASH is the Country music duo made up of singer-songwriters Chris Lucas and Preston Brust; natives of Baltimore, Maryland, and Kokomo, Indiana, respectively. With two albums and eight charting singles to their credit, LOCASH broke out in 2015 with their gracious GOLD-certified hit, “I Love This Life,” followed by the flirtatious GOLD-certified #1 smash, “I Know Somebody” – their first trip to the top of the Country radio airplay charts – and 2017’s fun-loving romantic anthem “Ring on Every Finger.”
All three singles were part of their album, THE FIGHTERS, which was released in the summer of 2016 to Top 15 success. In 2017, they earned their first round of awards show recognition, nominated at the ACM Awards for New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, the CMT Music Awards for Duo Video of the Year (“I Know Somebody”), and the CMA Awards for Vocal Duo of the Year. The 2019 ACM Duo of the Year nominee released their latest album (and first with their new label BBR Music Group/BMG), Brothers on March 29, 2019 with their lead single, “Feels Like A Party” reaching Top 25. Their current single, “One Big Country Song,” is currently climbing the charts.
Multi -Platinum Artists Fitz and the Tantrums
See Fitz and the Tantrums live in concert on March 22 at 6:00 p.m. during the 2020 Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Multi -platinum artists Fitz and the Tantrums have quickly grown from independent upstarts to bonafide hitmakers. The LA-based band recently released their much-anticipated, fourth full length album “ALL THE FEELS,” featuring singles “123456” and “I Just Wanna Shine,” and are set to embark on a North American headlining tour in early 2020. “ALL THE FEELS” follows the band’s 2016 release “FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS,” which spawned the group’s biggest hit to date, “HandClap.”
The RIAA-certified 2x Platinum single has logged more than 400 million global streams, went top 5 on both the Hot AC and Alternative Radio charts, and also enjoyed major airplay across the country at Top 40. The band has brought the infectious energy of their live shows to the small screen, with nationally televised performances of “HandClap” on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars,” “Good Morning America,” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” NBC’s “TODAY,” “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “America’s Got Talent,” and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the syndicated “Ellen DeGeneres Show” among others.
Fitz and the Tantrums’ eponymous album followed their breakout major label debut, “MORE THAN JUST A DREAM,” which featured back-to-back Platinum-certified, #1 Alternative Radio singles in “The Walker” and “Out Of My League.” Both singles also enjoyed Top 15 success at Hot AC. The band has performed countless, sold out headlining shows and is always a standout at music festivals around the world, including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and more.
Fitz and the Tantrums are: Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick (vocals), Noelle Scaggs (vocals), James King (saxophone, flute), Jeremy Ruzumna (keyboards), Joseph Karnes (bass), and John Wicks (drums, percussion).
Concert s Are Included With Admission. All Food & Wine Festival concerts are included with your daily admission to the park. Attend this concert with a single-day ticket, or enjoy many more with an Annual Pass! All concerts are included with daily ticketed admission to the park. Food and beverage is not included with park admission and is available for an extra fee. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. BUY AN ANNUAL PASS or to BUY TICKETS.
Photos courtesy of Busch Garden’s Tampa Bay and individual groups featured. All images subject to copyright by groups featured. To see other group performances check out the Ezra Ray Hart and Three Dog Night. You may also want to see the Collective Soul and the Commodores here.