SeaWorld Unveils Festival Performers

SeaWorld Orlando has unveiled the first six performers that are scheduled to appear in its Seven Seas Food Festival, which kicks off later this month. Included are Huey Lewis & the News, the band fronted by former “American Idol” finalist Chris Daughtry and former Central Floridian Larry the Cable Guy. BUY SEAWORLD TICKETS

The schedule so far, subject to change, includes:

Feb. 17 — Bachman & Turner

Feb. 18 — Larry the Cable Guy

Feb. 24 — Jacksons

March 3 — Huey Lewis & the News

March 4 — Chris Young

March 10 — Daughtry

SeaWorld’s website indicates that Eli Young Band will be in concert on March 25 and that El Gran Combo will be there April 1. The site says 10 more acts will fill the festival slate.

The concerts, which are included in regular theme-park admission, are held at Bayside Stadium. Visitors can purchase reserved seating for select performances; those will become available online beginning Feb. 9.

The event will spotlight Asian, Latin, European, Polynesian and North Atlantic dishes in the park alongside wine, specialty cocktails, and local and international craft brews. For a complete menu, go to