MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING SINGER/SONWRITER GAVIN DEGRAW AND
AWARD-WINNING FIFTH HARMONY KICK OFF BUSCH GARDENS FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
Busch Gardens® Tampa is introducing some flavor to its event lineup this spring with the inaugural Food & Wine Festival. In addition to taking taste buds on a culinary adventure, guests can enjoy live concerts throughout the event.
Kicking off the eight weekends of concerts are music superstars Gavin DeGraw and Fifth Harmony:
Gavin DeGraw – Saturday, March 7
Gavin DeGraw is not a stranger to the top of the charts. The Grammy nominated singer/songwriter first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.”
Gavin’s self-titled second album debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart in 2008, earning Gavin his first Top 10 album. It spawned the hit singles “In Love With A Girl,” which Billboard dubbed “a rocking homerun,” and the gold-certified “We Belong Together.”
In 2009, Gavin released Free as a gift to his die-hard fans clamoring for recorded versions of Gavin’s live favorites. DeGraw released his third studio album, Sweeter, in September 2011. The album’s first single, “Not Over You,” co-written with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, reached #1 on the Hot AC charts, was a top 10 hit on Top 40, and was certified double platinum. DeGraw’s acclaimed, fourth studio album, Make A Move, was released in October 2013 to rave reviews.
Shortly thereafter he was nominated for his first Grammy for “We Both Know,” a song he co-wrote with Colbie Calliat for the 2013 film “Safe Haven.” FINEST HOUR: THE BEST OF GAVIN DEGRAW was released October 21st via RCA Records. The album features two new songs as well as his most renowned and notable hits to date, including “Not Over You,” “We Belong Together,” and “I Don’t Wanna Be.”
Fifth Harmony – Sunday, March 8
In conjunction with MTV Presents, award-winning, gold-selling pop five-piece Fifth Harmony (Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, Camila Cabello, and Dinah Jane) excitedly revealed the 2015 dates for The Reflection Tour, marking the group’s first headline tour of the New Year.
The girls who were an MTV 2014 Artist To Watch will perform at Busch Gardens on Sunday, March 8 as part of the Food & Wine Festival. After an unforgettable 2014, the quintet began 2015 with the release of their full-length debut Reflection. The album includes the RIAA gold-certified hit “BO$$” as well as their latest single “Sledgehammer,” which recently climbed to the Top 25 at Top 40 radio and continues quickly rising.
The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival takes place on Saturdays and Sundays from March 7 through April 26 and is included with any Pass, Fun Card or daily admission. 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.
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