TRAVEL | VIVA LA MÚSICA RETURNS TO SEAWORLD WITH FESTIVE MUSIC, FOOD AND FUN FOR WHOLE FAMILY
SeaWorld guests can spice it up this spring during the return of Viva La Música presented by Coca-Cola. The popular Latin music series will feature four weekends of live performances from award-winning regional Mexican musical artists, plus special culinary offerings, a live DJ and community dancers, all in a family-friendly atmosphere flavored with the fiery flair of Hispanic culture. Viva La Música, included with park admission,* will take place weekends May 4–5, May 11–12 and May 18–19 and June 1–2, 2019.
Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Los Rieleros del Norte and Lupillo Rivera are among the headliners performing two shows a day at the park’s newly renovated Nautilus Amphitheater. In addition to the headlining concerts at Nautilus Amphitheater, Viva La Música will also include a festival area called the Zócalo (located between Wild Arctic and Penguin Encounter). The Zócalo will feature performances by community dance groups and a live DJ to pump up the party atmosphere. Fish tacos, street tacos, nachos and pupusas (thick cornmeal flatbread typically stuffed with beans, cheese, chicharrón and squash) will be available to purchase in this area.
Viva La Música concert schedule**
Saturday, May 4 Los Tucanes de Tijuana
Sunday, May 5 Pancho Barraza
Saturday, May 11 Lupillo Rivera
Sunday, May 12 Pesado
Saturday, May 18 Chiquis with special guest Luis Coronel
Sunday, May 19 La Séptima Banda with special guest El Dasa con Mariachi
Saturday, June 1 Régulo Caro
Sunday, June 2 Los Rieleros del Norte with special guest Kevin Ortiz
**Performance schedule and talent lineup are subject to change
Concerts are at 3:30 and 6 p.m. at Nautilus Amphitheater.
Concerts are included with park admission, but a wristband is required to attend.
Wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the plaza near Explorer’s Café when the park opens.
During Viva La Música, SeaWorld is open until 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 7 p.m. on Sundays.
*Park admission does not guarantee a concert seat.
SeaWorld admission is $91.99 for ages 10 and older; $86.99 for ages 3–9. The best way to enjoy all four weekends of Viva La Música is with a 2019 SeaWorld Fun Card, which allows repeat admission to SeaWorld through Dec. 31, 2019 all for the price of a single-day admission. With a Fun Card in hand, guests can also come back again and again to enjoy all of SeaWorld’s seasonal events in 2019 and the park’s all-new, dueling coaster Tidal Twister, slated to open May 24.
SeaWorld San Diego is one of the most popular marine parks in the world and is a global leader in marine animal care and welfare, education, conservation, research and rescue. Through exciting and educational attractions, shows and exhibits, SeaWorld creates fun and meaningful experiences—experiences that matter—where guests can explore, become inspired to care about animals and wild wonders of the world and to act to help protect them. SeaWorld San Diego, which opened in March of 1964, is one of 12 parks operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.