Wild Adventures Announces 2020 Concerts and Special Events

VALDOSTA, Ga. – Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Ga. announced its 2020 All-Star Concert and Special Events lineup Thursday morning, presenting a schedule packed with family fun and performances from award-winning acts.


Platinum-selling country star Kelsea Ballerini, 2020 Grammy Award-winners for KING & COUNTRY, and iconic R&B group TLC will take the stage this season along with Dustin Lynch, Bill Engvall, Three Dog Night, Foghat, Skillet and more.


“Every concert at Wild Adventures this year will feature legendary artists who shaped the sound of a generation and stars making their mark on the next one,” said Molly Deese, vice president and general manager. “We are thrilled to welcome our guests to these amazing shows.”


All concerts at Wild Adventures are included free with park admission or a season pass.


2020 All-Star Concerts begin with the Season Passholder Appreciation Concert on April 4, featuring Diamond Rio. Free reserved seats will be available to season passholders on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the concert.


2020 Special Events begin with the Stars of Wrestling on March 28 and continue with The Great Ostrich Easter Egg Hunt, Wild Faith Weekend, Celebrate America Week, La Fiesta, Moonlight Madness and many more.


2020 Concert & Special Events*

March 6 Season Passholder Only Preview Night

March 28 Stars of Wrestling

April 4 Diamond Rio - Season Passholder Appreciation Day

April 4 Splash Island Waterpark Opens

April 11 The Great Ostrich Easter Egg Hunt

April 17-19 Wild Faith Weekend

April 18 Bethel Music

April 25 Bill Engvall

May 2 Matt Stell, Jimmie Allen, Chris Bandi

May 9 Grand Funk Railroad, The Guess Who, Foghat

May 16 Dustin Lynch

May 22 Splashin’ Summer Passholder Kickoff

Every Friday Night Splash Island Nights

In June & July

June 6 Kelsea Ballerini

June 13 TLC

June 20 Little River Band, Three Dog Night

June 27 for KING & COUNTRY

June 27 - July 5 Celebrate America Week

July 3 & 4 Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular

July 11 - 12 La Fiesta

July 11 & 18 Light Up the Sky in July Fireworks

July 25 - Aug. 1 Moonlight Madness

Aug. 8 Skillet

Aug. 15 POP 2000 Tour presented by Valdosta State University

featuring Lance Bass, Mark McGrath, O-Town, Ryan Cabrerra & LFO


*All performers, dates and special events are subject to change due to circumstances beyond Wild Adventures’ control.


All concerts and special events are included with park admission or a 2020 Season Pass. Reserved seats are available at an additional cost and will be available to season passholders beginning at 9 a.m. on February 24 at WildAdventures.com. Reserved concert seats will be available for purchase by all guests on March 2.


Wild Adventures opens for the 2020 Season on Saturday, March 7 with the debut of the newly-reimagined Island Falls which features a 50 ft. plunge into cool waters and a new observation deck. Guests will also have the opportunity to experience Discovery Outpost, featuring six family friendly rides, over 100 American alligators and the daring Gator Bridge suspended over Alligator Alley.


2020 Season Passes are currently available at savings of up to $15. Guests can purchase season passes online at WildAdventures.com or by visiting the park weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Wild Adventures Theme Park is located at the halfway point between Atlanta, Ga. and Orlando, Fl. off Interstate 75 and is home to more than 40 family and thrill rides, hundreds of exotic animals, dozens of concerts and special events each year and Splash Island Waterpark, named as one of the “Top 30 Waterparks” in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Wild Adventures is ranked as the Fifth Most Affordable Theme Park in America in the Theme Park Price Index published by HomeToGo and the Top Theme Park Deal in Georgia by Yahoo! Finance.

Artist Biographies


Diamond Rio - Formed in Nashville, TN, Diamond Rio is known for playing every note on every album they have created. With the release of “Meet in the Middle'' in 1991, Diamond Rio became the first country music group in history to reach No. 1 with a debut single. The band, who just recently celebrated their 30th anniversary, is most recognized for their hit songs “One More Day,” “Beautiful Mess” and “Unbelievable.” Diamond Rio has amassed more than 10 million albums sold, won a Grammy Award, a Dove Award, has had six Vocal Group of the Year wins (CMA and AMC), has three certified Platinum and five Gold Albums and has raised over $1,000,000 for non-profits and received the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award.

 

Bethel Music - Bethel Music is a community of worshipers, musicians, singers and writers passionately pursuing the presence of God. Emerging from the Bethel Church in Redding, California, Bethel Music has released numerous collections of musical praise and worship gatherings since 2009, including the Dove Award-winning albums Brave New World, Come Alive and Without Words: Synesthesia. Bethel Music’s songs were among the most played in American churches in 2019 and garnered hundreds of millions of views on YouTube.


Bill Engvall - Bill Engvall is a multi-platinum, Grammy nominated comedian that comprised a quarter of the legendary Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Engvall’s ability to resonate with audiences is evident in the fact that every comedy album he has released since Here’s Your Sign has debuted in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Comedy Chart. Engvall has also appeared in episodes of “Designing Women,” “The Jeff Foxworthy Show” and “Hawthorne,” and starred in “The Bill Engvall Show”which he also executive produced. 


Matt Stell - Matt Stell grew up being shaped by the Florida coast and the farmland of Arkansas. At a young age, his musical interests were legends like Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt and Merle Haggard. Stell received his first guitar at age 12, but it wasn’t until a few years later that he made the decision to dive head first into music. In 2014, Stell moved to Music City and was signed with Wide Open Music. “I want to be on a stage somewhere, with people singing the songs I wrote back to me,” said Stell.


Jimmie Allen - Jimmie Allen’s debut single “Best Shot” is a certified hit, claiming the No. 1 spot on Country radio for three weeks and marking the first time a black artist has launched a career with a No. 1 hit with a debut single on Country radio. Allen was named one of the top artists to watch in 2018 by  Rolling Stone, Billboard, Pandora,  Sounds Like Nashville, NY Country Swag, Country Music Rocks and New England Country Music and has earned spots in CMT’s “18 for 2018” Listen Up program and Bobby Bones’ Class of 2018.


Chris Bandi - With a diverse musical taste flavored by his youth in St. Louis, Chris Bandi is now among the most exciting up-and-coming artists in Nashville. His debut single “Man Enough Now” has garnered over 3 million streams on Spotify alone, where it was added to the “Wild Country,” “New Boots” and “Hot Country” playlists. Bandi is currently writing and recording new music for an upcoming EP and is making his debut on the Grand Ole Opry on Feb. 25.  


Foghat - Foghat formed in 1971 and has resonated with generations throughout the years. Foghat has earned eight Gold records, one Platinum record, and one Double-Platinum record and they continue to release new music every few years. Foghat is most widely known for their mega-hit, “Slow Ride.” 


the Guess Who - The Guess Who has connected with fans throughout a five decade career with fourteen Top 40 hits, including “No Sugar Tonight” and “These Eyes.” The Canadian Music Hall of Fame members are most widely known for their No. 1 rock anthem, “American Woman.”

   

Grand Funk Railroad - Over their career, Grand Funk Railroad has had 19 charted singles, 8 Top 40 hits and two Number One singles, with “We're An American Band” and “Locomotion”, both selling more than one million each. The group has now accumulated 13 gold and 10 platinum records with record sales exceeding 25 million copies sold worldwide. The most recent gold CD award was presented to the band for their greatest hits package Grand Funk Railroad the Collectors Series.


Dustin Lynch - Dustin Lynch exploded onto the Country music scene with his platinum-certified single “Cowboys and Angels” and has since turned out six No. 1 hits, three Top 5 albums and has been touring with some of the genre’s biggest names. Lynch has earned industry recognition with Billboard Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards and CMT Music Awards nominations. Lynch released his fourth full-length studio album, Tullahoma in January. 


Kelsea Ballerini - Kelsea Ballerini made history in 2015 by being the first female artist in country music history to see her first three consecutive singles from a debut album top the country charts. The two-time Grammy nominated artist exploded onto the scene with her hit single, “Love Me Like You Mean It” and has kept the hits coming since. Her self-titled, third studio album is set to release in March. 


TLC - With sales of 70 million records worldwide, four Grammy awards, two RIAA diamond-certified albums among a total of four multi-platinum albums, ten Top 10 singles, and four Number 1 singles, TLC is the undisputed “best-selling American girl-group of all-time.” The group is most widely known for their immortal anthems “Waterfalls” and “No Scrubs.” In 2015, fans “demanded” a new album from the group which shot the album straight to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 100 Chart after its release in 2017. 


Little River Band -  Little River Band has been dubbed as “the best singing band in the world” and has enjoyed huge chart success with multi-platinum albums and chart-topping hits such as “Lady,” “Reminiscing” and “Cool Change.” Worldwide album, CD and digital downloads/sales now top 35 million, and Little River Band has set a record for having had Top 10 hits for six consecutive years.


Three Dog Night - Three Dog Night has had 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, including three #1 singles, 11 Top 10’s, 18 straight Top 20’s, seven million-selling singles and 12 straight RIAA Certified Gold LPs. The hits appeared on best-selling charts in all genres (pop, rock and country). The band’s records continue to sell around the world, reaching beyond the borders of the U.S. into Japan, Canada, Holland, England, Germany, Spain and elsewhere. Tens of millions of Three Dog Night records have been sold through the years.


for KING & COUNTRY - The four-time Grammy award-winning Australian duo, for KING & COUNTRY, is currently on the road, selling out shows with the burn the ships | world tour.  The duo is comprised of brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone. for KING & COUNTRY has garnered six No. 1 hits, nine Top 10 hits, six Grammy nominations, three Billboard Music Award Nominations, an American Music Award nomination, and had songs featured on the Emmys, Super Bowl, Sunday Night Football and other high-profile events. The duo recently collaborated with renowned entertainer, Dolly Parton, to release a brand-new version of their 11-week No. 1 hit, “God Only Knows.”  


Skillet - Grammy-nominated platinum selling rockers Skillet are back by popular demand for the eleventh year at Wild Adventures Theme Park!   


Known for a unique high-energy stage presence and crossover chart topping No.1 hits like “Not Gonna Die” and “Awake & Alive,” the band is ready to excite with new songs like the RIAA certified gold debut single, “Feel Invincible,” from what Loudwire calls one of the best rock albums of 2016. 


Pop2000 Tour -  POP 2000 TOUR hosted by Lance Bass of *NSYNC, features performances by platinum-selling POP2K artists Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, O-Town, Ryan Cabrera and LFO. 


Lance Bass has made himself a household name around the globe beyond his fame as a member of the successful group *NSYNC and as a singer, host, actor, producer, writer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and cosmonaut.


Mark McGrath is a pop culture personality known for a string of Top 10 hits including “Fly” and “Every Morning,” and multi-platinum albums as the lead singer for the band Sugar Ray. 


O-Town was formed in 1999 when the group was featured on the reality TV show “Making the Band.” The group is most well known for their No. 1 hit “All or Nothing” that was nominated for Song of the Year at the Radio Music Awards in 2001.


Ryan Cabrera is the singer songwriter behind the hit songs “On the Way Down,” “True” and “Shine On.” Ryan was also featured heavily on MTV’s “Ashlee Simpson Show” and “The Hills.”


LFO exploded onto the music scene in 1999 with their No. 1 smash hit, “Summer Girls.” Today, the surviving member of the band, Brad Fischetti, keeps the name LFO alive by performing to fans new and old.