Beach Boys and Pat Benatar cancelled their Bands, Brew & BBQ dates. We are committed to bringing our fans a great festival.
- Busch Gardens (@BuschGardens) January 15, 2014
The Beach Boys had been the target of a petition on Change.org that had just over 1,000 signatures on Wednesday night, calling on them to cancel their show.
In response to the acts cancelling, SeaWorld said in a statement, "It's disappointing that a digital harassment campaign enacted by animal activists led to denying thousands of fans what would have been two exciting concerts, but we're committed to bringing our guests a great festival."
Now, only country singer Justin Moore and former American Idol contestant Scott McCreery remain on the bill for the concert series at SeaWorld (though both are being targeted by their own petitions on Change.org here and here).
The lineup at SeaWorld now looks like this: