The Latin vibe of Viva La Música returns to SeaWorld San Diego

The Viva La Música festival of Latin culture, sounds and flavors comes to SeaWorld San Diego every Saturday and Sunday from May 7-22, 2022.

Photos courtesy of SeaWorld San Diego

The family-friendly festival features live Latin music, performance art, and Latin-inspired cuisine in a celebration of Latin culture, as well as rides, grounds, and park attractions.

Headlining bands are a highlight of the festival

This year’s concert line-up includes:

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Everything for Salinas Band (May 7) — Check out these tribute artists paying tribute to Selena Quintanilla, the late “Queen of Tex-Mex.”

Sanchez Poncho (May 8) – Enjoy a combination of straight jazz, gritty soul and memorable melodies from a variety of Latin and South American sources as this Grammy Award winner and Latin jazz icon soars on the scene.

Mariachi Divas (May 14) – This all-girl, Grammy-winning group mixes American pop music with Mexican folk songs and traditional tunes.

The Outlaw Mariachi (May 15) – The sounds of Mariachi and classic American and Latin rock hits mingle, along with romantic ballads and comedy, through the music of this all-star band.

malo (May 21) – It’s all about the Latin rock explosion of the early 1970s with this “bad” band, playing their Top 20 hit, “Suavecito,” and more.

Corazon De Mana – The five “manáticos” of this tribute band play the greatest hits of Maná.

You can also enjoy a variety of musical and cultural performances throughout the day at SeaWorld’s Zocalo Stadium, located at SkyTower Lawn.

Concerts are free with admission to the park, and those who want reserved seating can reserve them in advance for either of the daily shows.

Viva La Música offers Latin-inspired food and drink

Check out limited-time street food mercados, including:

Antojitos – Try brand new Latin style snacks such as Tostilocos, Esquites, Vaso de Fruta and Chamango.

Baja Grill Tacos – Made-to-order tacos include chicken tinga tacos, carnitas tacos, and vegetarian plant-based tacos made with pulled jackfruit. Finish with a slice of churro cheesecake with whipped cream and caramel.

Nachos and burritos – Enjoy grilled carnitas or carne asada nachos, as well as burrito options, all with tasty toppings. Fresas Con Crema freshens things up with a blend of strawberries, vanilla and cream.

For more information and the full festival menu, visit

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