Guide to Viva La Music a May celebration event at SeaWorld theme park in Orlando, Florida

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Good news: SeaWorld Orlando’s celebration of Latin culture is back this year!  Viva La Música is returning this May, 2022.  It takes place on four days:

  • Saturday, May 14th, 2022
  • Sunday, May 15th, 2022
  • Saturday, May 21st, 2022
  • Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

So what can you expect at this year’s celebration?  I’ll go over that today.  And then I’ll tell you how you can save money on tickets!

Concerts

As the name of the event implies, concerts are a big part of this festival.

And before I tell you what concerts are going to be here, I want to give you a tip.  If seeing these concerts are a priority to you, then I think you should get reserved seating for them.  That way, you can make sure you get a great seat for the event.  Depending on the concert, the lines for seating can get pretty long.  And you don’t want to end up with a bad seat – or worse, no seat at all.

You can get reserved seating here.

So what concerts can you see during this event?  I am glad you asked!

Grupo Mania

Grupo Mania is a Puerto Rican merengue group that has been a staple in Latin music since 1993.  They’ve won a Grammy Award for Best Merengue Album along with getting several Grammy nominations.

  • Saturday, May 14th
  • Two concerts
    • 2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM
  • Concert held at Nautilus Theater

El Gran Combo

El Gran Combo is a Puerto Rican salsa orchestra that has been performing for more than 50 years.  They are an international sensation that has been called “The University of Salsa” because of all of the famous salsa musicians and singers who are associated with El Gran Combo.  They have won Latin Grammy and Billboard Latin Music Awards.

  • Sunday, May 15th
  • Two concerts
    • 2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM
  • Concert held at Nautilus Theater

Poncho Sanchez

Poncho Sanchez has been creating rich music inspired by a variety of Latin American and South American sources for decades.  He is a Grammy award winner as well as a Latin Jazz icon.

  • Saturday, May 21st
  • Two concerts
    • 2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM
  • Concert held at Nautilus Theater

Proyecto Uno

Proyecto Uno is a Dominican-American hip-hop/Merengue group that has been entertaining fans since 1989.  They have been credited with popularizing a style of music that blends merengue with reggae, techno, dancehall, and hip-hop/rap music.

  • Sunday, May 22nd
  • Two concerts
    • 2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM
  • Concert held at Nautilus Theater

Food & Drinks

But Viva La Música is about more than just music.  It is about Latin American culture, too, which includes delicious foods and drinks.

There will be stations throughout the theme park serving food and drinks.

Bebidas y Bebidas

Drinks

  • Corona drink options:
    • Refresca Mango
    • Limonada Strawberry Seltzer
    • Seltzerita Lime
    • Berry Seltzer
    • Tropical Seltzer
    • Limonada Seltzer
  • Mangonada (Sweet Mexican Smoothie)
    • can be served with a pineapple

Pinchos

Food

  • Beef Skewers with Homemade Chimichurri
    • Marinated tender beef tips and veggies on a skewer topped with Chimichurri sauce
  • Rum BBQ Chicken Skewers with Mango Salsa
    • Citrus marinated chicken and veggies on a skewer topped with a mango salsa
  • Papa Bravas
    • Spiced Golden Potatoes, Garlic Aioli & Tomato Passata
  • Tres Leches Cake
    • Three milk-soaked sponge cake with whipped crema

Drinks

  • Passoã Sangria
    • Passoã Liquor, Rosé Wine, Oranges & Berries
  • Modelo Chelada Limon Y Sal
    • from Grupo Modelo Brewery, Mexico City, MX

Bacalaitos

Food

  • Crispy Fried Codfish
    • Crispy salt Cod fritters with Mojo Aioli
  • Chicken & Salsa Verde Tamales
    • Silky Corn masa stuffed with braised chicken in salsa verde
  • Churros
    • Crispy bites tossed in cinnamon sugar

Drinks

  • Tito’s Guayba Lemonade
    • Tito’s Guava Juice & lemonade
  • Dos Equis Ambar
    • from Lager Dos Equis Brewery Mexico
  • Dos Equis Lager, Ambar
    • from Dos Equis Brewery Mexico

Handhelds

Food

  • Cubano Sliders
    • Smoked Ham, Mojo Roast Pork, Swiss Cheese, Pickle & Mustard
  • Pork Belly
    • Frita Sofrito Aioli, Roasted Pepper Relish and Cabbage Slaw
  • Yucca Fries
    • Onion Escabeche & Mojo Sauce

Drinks

  • Pineapple Coconut Punch
    • Malibu Coconut Rum, Pineapple Juice, Ginger Ale & Grenadine
  • Famosa
    • from Guatemala

Beer Garden

Food

  • Bagged Chicharrons with Plantain Chips

Drinks

  • Tequila Punch
    • Milagro Tequila, Triple Sec, Cranberry Orange and Pineapple Juice, Lemonade & Club Soda
  • No Mames Mexican Style Lager
    • from Tripping Animals Brewing, Cuban-owned, Coral, Florida
  • Dead Parrot Mexican Style lager with Sea Salt & Lime
    • from Florida Avenue Brewing, Wesley Chapel, Florida
  • Cantina Cerveza Mexican Lager – Ellipsis
  • Luminescence Tropical Hazy IPA
    • from Florida Avenue Brewing, Wesley Chapel, Florida
  • Mangrove Mango Pale Ale
    • from Oyster City Brewing Co., Apalachicola, Florida

Empanadas

Food

  • Beef and Cheese
    • Homemade dough stuffed with ground beef and cheese & fried golden brown
  • Chicken and Cheese
    • Homemade dough stuffed with chicken and cheese & fried golden brown
  • Dulce de Leche
    • Homemade dough stuffed with caramel and queso with a caramel drizzle

Drinks

  • Piña Colada
    • Pineapple Juice, Coconut Cream
    • Option to add Bacardi Light Rum
  • Modelo Especial
    • from Grupo Modelo Brewery, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Modelo Negra
    • from Grupo Modelo Brewery, Mexico City, Mexico

Paella

Food

  • Paella
    • Mussels, clams, shrimps, and chorizo on the bed of flavorful saffron rice
  • Stuffed Ropa Vieja Arepas
    • Slow-cooked shredded beef stuffed in corn cake arepas
  • Stuffed Queso Arepas
    • Cheese-stuffed in corn cake arepas
  • Flan
    • Caramel Custard dessert with a salted caramel sauce

Drinks

  • Frozen Basil-Mint Caipirinha
    • Leblon Cachaca, with fresh basil, mint & lime
  • Corona Premier
    • from Grupo Modelo Brewery, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Corona Extra
    • from Grupo Modelo Brewery, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Corona Light
    • from Grupo Modelo Brewery, Mexico City, Mexico

Cocktail Bar & La Casa El Domingo

Food

  • Adobo Braised Chicken
    • With plantains and yellow rice
  • Mojo Roasted Pork
    • With plantains and yellow rice

Drinks

  • Cuba Libra
    • Flor de Caña Rum and Coke
  • Mojitos
    • Choice of Passionfruit, Coconut, Mango or Pineapple Rum with Simple Syrup, Soda Water & Mint
  • Margaritas
    • Mango
    • Blueberry
    • Passionfruit
  • Peach Sangria
    • Moscato, Peach Schnapps, Simple Syrup & Ginger Ale
  • Corona Premier
  • Modelo Especial
    • from Grupo Modelo Brewery, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Tecate
    • from Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery, Monterrey, Mexico
  • Gasolina

SeaWorld Discount Tickets

A great thing about the Viva La Música is that admission the event is included in general admission to SeaWorld (unlike their Howl-O-Scream event).  So you just need to get admission to SeaWorld if you don’t already have it.

And a great way to get discounted admission to SeaWorld is to click here.