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Outback Bowl Parade, Game and Music Festival

Raymond James Stadium and Vicinity

Tampa Bay, Florida

December 29, 2019 to January 1, 2020

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For additional information on the Outback Bowl Music Festival or to start planning your students' trip to Tampa, please contact:

Web: BrightsparkTravel.com

Email: Mark Arslanian, Director of Performance & Events Sales

Mail: 8750 Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 450E, Chicago, IL 60631

Phone: 708-831-7188

Interested in participating in the next Outback Bowl Halftime Show? Reserve your group's spot today!
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Outback Bowl logo Be part of an iconic New Year's celebration during the Outback Bowl Coca-Cola Halftime Show!

Each year, more than 2,000 young performers from across the United States come together to march, dance and perform at Raymond James Stadium, in front of 65,000 fans eager to cheer them on.

The Coca-Cola Halftime Show kicks off with performances by the college marching band and dance teams of the two schools facing off in the Outback Bowl. Following, is the famed mass band performance, featuring 30 high school bands and more than 300 dancers in mesmerizing routines.

For the participating high school bands, the Outback Bowl Music Festival is a four-day event comprising performances and competitions. Other festivities include clinics with renowned professionals, a marching performance in the Outback Bowl Parade through historic Ybor City, an awards ceremony and a memorable New Year's Eve celebration at Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay.

Opportunities for marching bands during the Outback Bowl festivities include:
  • Massed Band performance in the New Year's Day Outback Bowl Halftime Show
  • Featured performance in the Outback Bowl Pregame Show by the winner of the field show competition
  • Performance in the Ybor City, Outback Bowl Parade
  • Optional field show, concert and jazz band competition in the National Outback Bowl Music Festival
  • Clinics with nationally recognized adjudicators
  • New Year's Eve party and an awards presentation
  • Directors reception
  • Full-time Tour Director for each group

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Participating Bands

Since the first Outback Bowl Halftime Show, more than 84,000 performers from 447 high school bands, representing 32 states and Canada have performed.

Related Events

Bands traveling to Tampa Bay for the annual Outback Bowl Parade and Music Festival can take advantage of numerous educational sights and attractions in the area, including:
  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
  • ZooTampa
  • MOSI Museum of Science & Industry
  • The Florida Aquarium

Outback Bowl Music Festival Future Dates

December 29, 2019 - January 1, 2020
December 29, 2020 - January 1, 2021
(The Outback Bowl and related festivities are held annually around the New Year's Day holiday.)

For More Information

For additional information on the Outback Bowl Music Festival or to start planning your students' trip to Tampa Bay, please contact:

Brightspark Events logo Web: BrightsparkTravel.com

Email: Mark Arslanian, Director of Performance & Events Sales
Mail: 8750 Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 450E, Chicago, IL 60631
Phone: 708-831-7188

Interested in participating in the next Outback Bowl Halftime Show? Reserve your group's spot today!

Outback Bowl Parade and Music Festival Highlights Video



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