Summer Nights Concert Series at Busch Gardens
The Summer Nights Concert Series returns this summer to Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Concerts take place outdoors at the Royal Palace Theatre with popular artists from Country, to R&B and Classic Rock, to Christian and Pop. Concerts are included with park admission (if you need tickets check out this GROUPON and other ticket discounts here.
Concert Line Up:
Saturday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m.
With the arrival of his instantly iconic debut single “My Truck,” New Jersey-born artist BRELAND emerged as a bold new force on today’s music landscape. Now certified platinum, the wildly catchy hybrid of Hip-Hop and Country hit #1 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 and earned the admiration of country superstars like Keith Urban, while a high-powered remix featuring hitmaker Sam Hunt landed on best-of-the-year lists from major outlets like NPR and the New York Times. But for the Nashville-based singer/songwriter/producer, the song’s breakout success is only the start of a much larger movement. True to his passion for transcending boundaries, BRELAND has set his sights on the tremendous task of building new and long-lasting connections between cultures—all by making music that’s both emotionally honest and undeniably joyful.
Guns N’ Roses & Bon Jovi
Saturday, July 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Guests can transport themselves to “Paradise City” and “Never Say Goodbye” to 90’s rock with Bon Jovi and Guns N’ Roses Tribute Bands taking the stage during July 4th weekend.
Saturday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, actor and author Ashanti burst onto the music scene with her smash hit, self-titled debut album, Ashanti. It landed the #1 spot on both the Billboard Top 200 and R&B album charts, selling a whopping 504,593 units in its first week. This set a SoundScan record as the most albums sold by any debut female artist in the chart’s history and granted her a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Over the span of her 20 year career, Ashanti has released six studio albums and received a number of illustrious rewards including eight Billboard Awards, a Grammy, two American Music Awards, two Soul Train Awards and six ASCAP Awards. She has reigned at the top as one of Billboard’s “Top Females of the Decade from 2000-2010” and continues to break Billboard records having a Hot 100 entry every decade in the 2000’s, 2010’s and 2020’s.
Larger Than Life:
The Ultimate Boyband Tribute
Saturday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Larger Than Life “The Ultimate Boyband Tribute” started in New York and it is taking the country by storm. This is the only act of it’s kind featuring actual boyband singing, dancing, costumes and that pop look. Larger Than Life will take you back in time with the biggest 90s Party since the Backstreet Boys shut down Times Square. Experience this full interactive production that is one of a kind!
FOR KING + COUNTRY
Saturday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m.
FOR KING + COUNTRY knows how to spin a cocoon of sound that envelopes the listener, lace words of truth and use their voices to lift and inspire. One of the music industry’s most respected and decorated duos, brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone have won four GRAMMY Awards, seven GMA Dove Awards, a Billboard Music Award, 13 K-LOVE Fan Awards, and their nine No. 1 songs have produced an astonishing 1.8 billion career streams. The RIAA Platinum-selling act’s live show has been hailed as a must-see concert event that continues to wow sold-out crowds whether in the U.S.A, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, or New Zealand. Having collaborated with a diverse list of artists including the legendary Dolly Parton, NEEDTOBREATHE, and Timbaland, amongst others, Joel and Luke are also passionately committed to numerous philanthropic efforts focused on human trafficking, children in need, as well as numerous programs in support of the arts. Fearless and searching for not just commonality, but how we all can take the things that scar us and transform them to grow in love, FOR KING + COUNTRY offers rigorous engagement with the world.
Saturday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m.
American rock band The Fray will make their Busch Gardens Williamsburg debut. Formed in the early 2000’s, this powerful group rose to success when their debut album, How to Save a Life was certified double platinum.
Maddie & Tae
Saturday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Maddie & Tae first broke out in 2013 with their brilliant counter to bro-country smash hit, “Girl In A Country Song,” which took Country radio by storm, skyrocketing to the top of the charts and quickly going PLATINUM. The duo became only the third female duo in 70 years to top the Country Airplay charts, also earning trophies from the Country Music Academy and Radio Disney Music Awards along with multiple ACM, CMA and CMT Award nominations. The celebrated duo has toured with country music’s hottest stars including Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Brad Paisley (just to name a few), and have received widespread praise from Associated Press, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, The Tennessean, The Washington Post, Glamour and others. Recently drawing praise for their No. 1 debuting “The Way It Feels” album release, Rolling Stone wrote their new music is “anchored around their stellar vocal pairings and some of the tightest harmonies on Music Row.” Together as longtime friends and music collaborators, Maddie and Tae co-wrote 14 of the album’s 15 tracks including the Platinum-certified No. 1 country radio hit, “Die From A Broken Heart,” which Esquire calls “their finest moment yet.”
ASIA Featuring John Payne
Saturday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m.
John Payne became the frontman of the supergroup ASIA in 1992 at the invitation of keyboardist Geoff Downes, replacing vocalist/bassist John Wetton. ASIA extensively toured the world for the next 14 years performing new classics and old favorites. With John Payne fronting the band, ASIA released 8 stunning studio albums and several live recordings. In 2006, Geoff Downes left the band to reform the 1982 lineup for their 25th anniversary. On the 9th of May 2007, John Payne, Geoff Downes, John Wetton, Carl Palmer and Steve Howe contractually agreed that John Payne would continue his 14 year legacy with ASIA as “ASIA Featuring John Payne”. ASIA Featuring John Payne has been touring in North America since 2008.
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Enjoy dazzling fireworks display nightly on the weekends! Times vary between 9, 9:15 and 9:30 – check Busch Gardens website calendar for the start time for fireworks.