Real Music Real Masters, the longest running concert series at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, brings unique acts to the Stanleyville Theater from Tuesdays through Sunday from January 7 to March 15.
The Real Music Real Masters concerts include performances from first-rate tribute acts, acrobatic performances, and chart-topping artists from the greatest musical eras.
Real Music Real Masters concerts are included with park admission.
Event dates and details subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice.
Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
With that out of the way, let’s look at this year’s Real Music Real Masters concert line-up!
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Real Music Real Masters 2020
January 7-12 | Concerts at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm
LEONARD, COLEMAN AND BLUNT: FORMER LEAD VOCALISTS OF THE TEMPTATIONS, PLATTERS AND DRIFTERS
Glenn Leonard, Joe Coleman and Joe Blunt have been around the world and back again several times each as the lead singers of three of the most legendary vocal groups of all time: the Temptations, Platters and Drifters. The three Washington, DC natives have a back-story right out of a Hollywood movie; Leonard, Coleman & Blunt grew up singing together in church and on street corners throughout the 1960s before each found fame and fortune as members of Rock and Roll royalty. Now the childhood friends are back together again, performing the biggest hits from all three groups in one show filled with magic moments and musical memories.
January 14-19 | Concerts at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm
Through the years since the release of Little Darlin’ (1957), The Diamonds have learned one important lesson—the durability of this classic rock and roll music is as much about the future as it is about the past. As a result, The Diamonds continue to expand their audience to this day, performing in a variety of venues and settings worldwide. These performances include — with Symphony Orchestras, in Performing Arts Theatres and major concert halls, on cruise ships, in casinos, at county and state fairs, on tours of England, Ireland, Brazil, Chile, Korea, and Japan, for benefit concerts, corporate conventions and at nightclubs.
January 21-26 | Concerts at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm
A true American institution whose iconic pop, country and gospel hits defined their respective generations and now transcend them, B.J. Thomas has found a unique way to celebrate an incredible half a century in music and some 47 years since his first gold selling hit on Scepter Records. The singer, a five time Grammy and two time Dove Award winner who has sold more than 70 million records and is ranked in Billboard’s Top 50 most played artists over the past 50 years, invites longtime fans and newcomers alike to his living room—or more accurately, The Living Room Sessions, his debut recording for Wrinkled Records featuring intimate acoustic re-imaginings of 12 of his most renowned songs.
January 28 – February 2 | Concerts at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm
PIANO MEN: SIR ELTON JOHN AND BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE
Sir Elton John and Billy Joel tribute artists Jeffrey Allen and Lee Alverson have joined forces to create “The Ultimate Tribute Show”. The two capture both artists in this high energy, interactive rock n roll show! Just like the original tour, each artist performs a solo set with the a rock n roll band, and then culminate the show with a “face to face” set which features both of them playing together on two pianos trading off lyrics as their costumes take you “through the years”. The show is an experience of hit songs, energetic performances, outrageous costumes, and true rock n roll at its finest!
February 4-9 | Concerts at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm
CLASSIC STONES LIVE: THE WORLD’S GREATEST ROCK & ROLL TRIBUTE SHOW
Front man Keith Call has all of the moves and swagger of Mick Jagger, and along with his partner in crime Bernie Bollendorf, who portrays rock and roll outlaw Keith Richards, they complete the duo notoriously hailed as “The Glimmer Twins”. Their jaw dropping resemblance to these two rock and roll icons is simply amazing, but what truly makes Classic Stones Live™ unique, is their musical prowess, attention to detail, and the spot on renditions of all of your favorite Rolling Stones “classics”! From the signature saxophone solo in Brown Sugar to the unforgettable backing vocals in Gimme Shelter, every last detail has been accounted for by this eight piece band. Classic Stones Live™ performs all of the songs that are staples of any Rolling Stones show in original tunings.
February 11-16 | Concerts at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm
SIMPLY QUEEN: THE MOST INCREDIBLE LIVE TRIBUTE TO QUEEN
Simply Queen is fronted by Freddie Mercury impersonator extraordinaire Rick Rock. Guitarist Bob Wegner was hand-picked by Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor to play guitar in several productions of the award-winning “We Will Rock You” musical. Drummer Phil Charrette and bassist Mitch Taylor are veterans of the southwestern Ontario and Detroit circuits. The band performs all the iconic songs that made Queen one of the most legendary rock bands of all time, and faithfully recreates the grand scope of Queen’s live shows, both musically and visually, with attention to detail capturing the live amazing live Queen experience that filled stadiums around the world.
February 18-23 | Concerts at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm
LET’S HANG ON: AMERICA’S #1 FRANKIE VALLI TRIBUTE SHOW
Let’s Hang On™ has established itself as the preeminent Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons tribute group by combining spot-on vocals and crisp choreography with a genuine ability to entertain an audience. The seasoned performers respectfully pay tribute to all these classic “Four Seasons” details while also paying tribute to the Broadway show, The Jersey Boys. This powerhouse group will perform all of The Frankie Valli mega hits including: Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man, Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You, December of 1963 and Who Loves You!
February 25 – March 1 | Concerts at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm
EAGLEMANIA: THE WORLD’S GREATEST EAGLES TRIBUTE BAND
Eaglemania has evolved into a nationally touring tribute to The Eagles, performing to sold out audiences everywhere they go. Eaglemania performs all of the hits of the Eagles, as well as Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh’s solo albums. Their attention to detail and their ability to reproduce the Eagles exactly leaves their fans with an experience that they do not soon forget.
March 3-8 | Concerts at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm
CIRQUE VERTIGO FEATURING THE WALLENDA DUO
All of the amazing people in this act have grown up in the Cirque/Circus world. There are no “part-timers” in this show ~ they are all true, 100% professional performers. This is their life; it’s all they do! The Wallenda Duo (mother & daughter) have worked all of their lives with the Flying Wallendas and currently do special appearances with the entire family. And now the 8th generation Wallenda, baby Alex has joined the show at 24 months old. You will truly be amazed at their skill and jaw dropping feats!
March 10-15 | Concerts at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm
ONES: THE BEATLES #1 HITS
ONES is the completely new show that Beatles fans have been waiting for. This experience is an audio and visual spectacular with 11 performers that include ‘all-star’ vocalists, orchestra, and spellbinding stories behind the number one hits. Don’t miss this note-perfect performance of the Beatles number one hits!
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