Busch Gardens Real Music Series Line Up for 2023

By James | Last updated May 9, 2024

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Busch Gardens’s “Real Music Series” 2023 concerts include everything from swing, blues, jazz, country, disco and rock ‘n roll all the way to pop plus dance and acrobats and is the longest running concert series at the park.


For 2023, the Real Music Series concerts give you 36 days of music (down from 48 last year) from six different top line tribute acts.

Each Tuesday to Sunday for six consecutive weeks, you can see top tribute performers from the world of big band and popular rock from the 1950s to the present day in the air-conditioned Stanleyville Theater.

The event starts on January 17 and ends on February 26 with concerts at 11:30 am and 1:30 at the Stanleyville Theater.


Admission is included in the standard single day ticket, Fun Card or annual pass. Note that seating is limited and allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Doors open 15 minutes before showtime.

Annual pass holders can gain early entry as part of the Monthly Rewards programme.

In previous years, to avoid waiting in line, priority seating in rows 2 to 5 could also be purchased from $9.99 per person for one of the two show times but this offer does not appear to be available this year.

Busch Gardens Real Music Line Up 2023

The provisional line up for 2023 is as follows:

  • 17 January 2023 to 22 January 2023 – The Kings of Queen: Queen Tribute
  • 24 January 2023 to 29 January 2023 – Face 2 Face: Billy Joel & Sir Elton John Tribute
  • 31 January 2023 to 5 February 2023 – Foreigners Journey: Foreigner & Journey Tribute
  • 7 February 2023 to 12 February 2023 – Steve Michaels as Elvis
  • 14 February 2023 to 19 February 2023 – Direct from Sweden: ABBA Tribute
  • 21 February 2023 to 26 February 2023 – The Purple Xperience: Prince Tribute

In 2023 the Busch Gardens Mardi Gras Festival event runs from January 14 to March 5 on Fridays thru Sundays so over the weekends you can enjoy both the Mardi Gras Festival and the Real Music concerts.