The GasparillaMusicFestival (GMF) presented by Cigar City Brewing has unveiled more acts that will be performing at the 7th Annual GasparillaMusicFestival taking place March 10 – 11 in downtown Tampa, FL.
The Roots, who have been lauded by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the “Twenty Greatest Live Acts in the World,” will be headlining Saturday night, March 10th, and multiple 2018 Grammy® Award nominee Father John Misty will close out the festival on Sunday, March 11th. GMF’s popular KIDS FEST, which is held at the Glazer Children’s Museum, boasts Disney Channel’s Emmy winning Imagination Movers at the top of the bill on Sunday, March 11th.
Joining the eclectic line up of over 40 bands across 4 stages are: Spoon, Warpaint, Hard Working Americans, Break Science Live Band, The Record Company, Mondo Cozmo, Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) & Naughty Professor, Nikki Lane, Billy Strings, The Cave Singers, KOLARS, The War & Treaty, Matt Woods & the Natural Disasters, The Ries Brothers, Eric Tessmer, Underhill Family Orchestra, Holey Miss Moley, Leisure Chief, Johnny Mile & the Kilometers and many more. Each iteration of the festival presents an exciting mix of music styles including rock, reggae, R&B, country, hip hop, gospel, bluegrass, electronic and latin. The extended line up is listed below.
The GasparillaMusicFestivalnow in its 7th year, is a non-profit event and serves as an immersive experience celebrating the best of Tampa culture: its food, music, fashion, art, and, of course, award winning beer from Cigar City Brewing. In addition to live performers the festival offers activities for families, performances by local artisans, aerialists, dancers, hair-braiders, crafters, drum circles, double dutch jumpers, pop-up performers, marching bands and more. Each morning the fest within a fest – Kids Fest- takes place inside the Glazer Children’s Museum where in addition to activities and family friendly music, on March 11th the award winning Imagination Movers will perform and the entire museum will be open to the public with free admission.
The festival takes place along downtown Tampa’s Riverwalk and features 5 stages including he Frontier Stage at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and the Sykes Stage, the Ferman Amphitheatre, and the Replay Guitar Exchange Stage in the adjacent Kiley Gardens Park. The Glazer Children’s Museum will also be hosting a Kids Fest Stage on March 11. Gates open at 11:30am each day.
Early Bird tickets for the festival sold out in record time. Festival-goers are encouraged to get tickets in advance via: www.gmftickets.com.
“Gasparilla is a music fest on a mission” – Consequence of Sound
“Best MusicFestival” – Voted by Creative Loafing Readers 5 years running “Best of the Bay”
GMF is produced by the GasparillaMusic Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2011. In addition to the musicfestival held in Tampa, Florida, annually during the 2nd weekend of March, the foundation works year round to support music education through its Recycled Tunes program and to promote local musicians through its GMF Productions program. The foundation receives support from its membership program, Higher Ground. For information about becoming a member, visit www.higherground2017.com