Real Music, Real Masters, Real TalentJanuary 4, 2018
The longest-running concert series at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay returns with a new twist on its winter music series Monday through Saturday from Jan. 8th until March 3rd. Guests can enjoy incredible live music spanning from the 1950s to today, all-new entertainment including pop and country artists, a dazzling cirque show and a rhythmic Irish dance group. Live performances are scheduled throughout the day in the climate-controlled Stanleyville Theater.
Here is our incredible line-up for this year’s Real Music, Real Masters series:
CIRQUE VERTIGO FEATURING THE WALLENDA DUO
The eccentric Cirque Vertigo production creates an experience unlike any other from Jan. 8th – 13th. From effortless aerial feats to adrenaline-pumping balancing acts, this award-winning group combines strength, balance, humor, skill and grace into a display for all ages.
MICHAEL CAVANAUGH PERFORMING THE MUSIC OF BILLY JOEL AND ELTON JOHN
A true Rock & Roll powerhouse and captivating performer, Michael Cavanaugh is truly one of a kind. Playing music since the tender age of seven years old, Michael has always had a love of music and an even bigger love for delivering an unforgettable spectacle. Working alongside his childhood hero Billy Joel, Michael was given the opportunity to star in the Broadway musical Movin’ Out. Paying tribute to iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, Michael Cavanaugh blends the songs of Billy Joel and Elton John into a modern pop rock extravaganza. Check out Michael from Jan. 15th to Jan. 20th.
Relive the exemplary sound of the 1950’s with the kings of doo wop at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! Canadian vocal quartet The Diamonds took American by storm in the 50’s and 60’s. With chart-topping hits such as Little Darlin and Why Do Fools Fall In Love, The Diamonds combine jazz, rock, and pop and create a timeless performance from Jan. 22nd to Jan. 27th.
HERMAN'S HERMITS STARRING PETER NOONE
Straight from across the pond, Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone is an English beat rock band that has been changing the face of music since 1964. The British Invasion band has sold 52 million records and recorded 24 gold hits. Dance along to classic hits such as I’m Henry VIII, I Am and Dandy in a show that will send you back to the 1960’s. Catch Herman’s Hermits performing from Jan. 29th to Feb. 3rd.
Country music protégée Pam Tillis will take the stage at this year’s Real Music Real Masters Series from Feb. 5th to the 10th! The singer songwriter was born with music in her veins. Daughter of Country music pioneers Mel and Doris Tillis, Pam is a force to be reckoned with. With iconic tunes including Shake The Sugar Tree and Let That Pony Run Pam puts on a show that is guaranteed to get your toe tapping.
ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN: THE MUSIC OF ABBA
From iconic hits to show stopping outfits, ARRIVAL from Sweden is more than a cover band. Founded by Vicky Zetterberg in the heart of Sweden in 1995, ARRIVAL from Sweden has quickly become one of the world’s most popular ABBA show band. Since 1995, the band has toured in over 55 countries, has appeared on TV and radio shows internationally, and has played with more than 60 symphony orchestras across the globe. Relive the ABBA spirit by singing along to such classics as Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Take A Chance and many more! Don’t miss out on celebrating the best ABBA show here at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay from Feb. 12th to the 17th.
LEONARD, COLEMAN & BLUNT
Glenn Leonard, Joe Coleman, and Joe Blunt come together to form the R&B Triple Threat of ages. The former leaders of three of the world’s most renowned groups, The Temptations, The Platters, and The Drifters join forces to take the stage and wow the crowd with their organic mixture of classic hits and unforgettable showmanship. The trio creates the ultimate music experience from Feb. 19th until the 24th that will bring you back to the days of rhythm and romance.
RHYTHM IN THE NIGHT, THE IRSH DANCE SPECTACULAR
Witness the new Irish dance phenomenon that is taking the nation by storm from Feb. 26th to March 3rd! Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular reimagines Irish tradition and creates a spectacle unlike any other. Rhythm in the Night follows the incredible journey of a fallen hero’s rise to redemption in a performance for all ages. Led by former Lord of the Dance leader Justin Boros, alongside 20 of the world’s most accomplished Irish dancers and musicians, the cast delivers an unmatched presentation filled with fast-paced footwork and a symphonic soundtrack. Rhythm of the Night transforms an old-age art form into an exciting display the whole family will enjoy!