The Busch Gardens Summer Nights events begin at the Tampa theme park on Friday.

Returning will be Kinetix, an international crew of musicians, singers, dancers and artists (throw in some fire) that perform at Gwazi Park nightly at 9.

New to Summer Nights will be magician Christopher Cool, who will perform tricks and illusion Tuesdays through Sundays at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Busch Gardens guests will find DJ locations, participate in dance-off competitions and try out the park's new roller coaster, Cheetah Hunt.

The park will stay open until 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays for Summer Nights, which end Aug. 14.

Summer Nights at SeaWorld, Busch Gardens' sister park in Orlando, will begin June 18 and run through Aug. 14.