Hot Chelle Rae, the three-man band behind singles such as “Tonight, Tonight” and “Don’t Say Goodnight,” will lead off the Saturday Summer Nights concert series at
The group will perform at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, and the concert will be followed by a fireworks display. Hot Chelle Rae will be preceded by singer-songwriter ZZ Ward ("365 Days") at 7:30 p.m. Both will appear on the Gwazi Park stage.
Additional concerts include Bridgit Mendler ("Ready or Not") on July 5 and salsa-music group El Gran Combo on July 12. Those concerts will be at 8:30 p.m.
The performances are included in regular Busch Gardens admission.
Summer Nights includes extended park hours, after-dark roller coastering, the acrobatics show "Kinetix" (except on concert nights) and access to the park's new Pantopia, the reimagined area formerly known as Timbuktu.