Skip to main content

This site requires JavaScript. You are seeing this message because you have JavaScript disabled.

Outback Bowl: Tampa Bay Performance Event

Tampa, FL
Outback Bowl Mass Halftime Show Performance

Outback Bowl: Tampa Bay Performance Event

Tampa, FL

Tour Snapshot

Destination: Tampa, FLType: Dance, Festivals / Events, MusicSubject: Marching Band, Bowl Games, Concert Band

Share this tour

Give your students the opportunity to perform in front of 65,000 fans during the National Outback Bowl Halftime Show! Ring in the New Year in sunny Florida during our signature 3-day band festival, filled with competitions, clinics, a parade and a once-in-a-lifetime performance opportunity. During the Outback Bowl Music Festival, students gain knowledge from nationally-renowned adjudicators and clinicians and participate in a mass band performance during the National Outback Bowl Coca-Cola Halftime Show.

For more information, see how Brightspark tours work.

Event Date

December 29, 2019 - January 1, 2020


Day 1

Arrive in Tampa

Meet Your Tour Director

Enjoy Free Time for Optional Activities

Work with your Tour Consultant to find the Florida attraction that best suits your group’s interests. Some staff favorites include Disney’s Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, the Kennedy Space Center, Clearwater Beach and St. Petersburg Beach.

Check in to Your Hotel

Enjoy Dinner

Director's and Clinician Reception at Raymond James Stadium

outback bowl day 1

Day 2

Enjoy Breakfast

Compete in the Outback Bowl Concert and Jazz Band Festival

Ensembles engage in clinics and competition focused on concert and jazz performances. Adjudicated bands receive clinics directly following their performances.

Day Free For Optional Activities

Groups can choose to spend their time exploring Busch Gardens, visiting a Manatee Sanctuary, relaxing at a beach barbeque, enjoying a dolphin cruise and more.

Compete in the Outback Bowl Field Show

During this national-level competition for marching bands, participants receive feedback from renowned adjudicators. The winner of the field show competition earns the honor of marching in the Outback Bowl pregame performance.

Outback bowl day 2

Day 3

Enjoy Breakfast

Participate in a Massed Band & Auxiliary Rehearsal at Jefferson High School

Join fellow marching bands as you rehearse for your mass halftime show performance under the direction of Dr. Richard Miles.

Outback Bowl Parade in Ybor City

Students march through Tampa’s historic Ybor City. Taking place just hours before the New Year’s countdown, this parade fills participants and spectators with excitement.

Enjoy a New Year's Eve Celebration at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens sets the scene for a festive New Year’s Eve celebration with thrill rides and an impressive fireworks display to ring in the New Year!

Outback bowl day 3

Day 4

Enjoy Breakfast

Check out of Your Hotel

Final Massed Band & Auxiliary Rehearsal

Join the auxiliary groups and fellow marching bands as you perfect your routine in preparation for the performance of the lifetime.

Outback Bowl Game

Massed Band Halftime Show & Performance

Led by esteemed educator Dr. Richard Miles, this exhilarating performance opportunity puts students in the center of a nationally televised halftime extravaganza. The most elite marching bands and dance troupes showcase their skills during this larger-than-life performance.

Depart for Home

Outback Bowl Day 4


  • Outback Bowl Review

    Participating in this year’s Outback Bowl was a very positive experience for our program. The students benefited from the musical experiences and made memories that will last a lifetime.

    - Cindy C., Indiana
    Outback Bowl Testimonial
  • Outback Bowl Review

    This was our second trip to the Outback bowl. It’s hard to imagine a 2500 mass band show not being chaos, but it was extremely well organized.

    - Jeff P., Tennessee
    Outback Bowl Testimonial 2
  • Outback Bowl Review

    We were extremely pleased with our experience at the Outback Bowl this year. Nice to know I can recommend this event to another school. Thanks!!”

    - Jim G. , Iowa
    Outback Bowl Testimonial 3

Don't see what you're looking for? Get in touch and we'll help you out!


Request a Free Quote