Gasparilla Music Festival Drops Diverse Artist Additions
With Tampa’s 5th Annual Gasparilla Music Festival right around the corner, organizers have announced another round of lineup additions. Reggae royalty Stephen Marley, electronic trio theNEWDEAL, Puerto Rico’s Pirulo y La Tribu, and Memphis country-punk rockers Lucero will be joining Erykah Badu, Greensky Bluegrass, Talib Kweli, Kermit Ruffins, Houndmouth, and many more for a weekend of music in the heart of Downtown Tampa on March 12-13, 2016.
Gasparilla Music Festival has promised that even more bands will be added to the lineup in the coming weeks, including yet another headliner. The festival’s lineup draws from just about every genre you can imagine: Funk, Jazz, Electropop, AfroCuban, Country, Rock, R&B, Hip-Hop, and everything in between. In addition to the national and international acts on the bill, GMF has saved some prime spots in the lineup to showcase the best local talent that Florida has to offer.
Latin-Electro Folk group Acho Brother, Indie Rockers DieAlps, and Funk/Jazz crew Serotonic, all from the Tampa Bay area, will be holding it down for the locals on Saturday, while eighteen year old singer-songwriter Ella Jet, Americana/Bluegrass “Best of the Bay” winners Boxcar Hollow, Instrumental Rockers Poetry n’ Lotion, and Jazz Fusion cats Acme Jazz Garage bring the local flavor on Sunday.
With such an eclectic group of acts, Gasparilla Music Festival early bird tickets have already sold out. The complete lineup and additional information including tickets and travel details can be found on the official Gasparilla Music Festival website. This is a weekend of real music that you do not want to miss. Whether or not you see names that you recognize and love in this lineup, you are guaranteed to walk away from this festival with a new favorite band or two.
Check out the 2015 Gasparilla Music Festival recap video and get ready to party in March.
SATURDAY MARCH 12
KERMIT RUFFINS & THE BARBEQUE SWINGERS
DAVID WAX M– USEUM
THE WHISKEY GENTRY
GUMBI ORTIZ & NEW GROOVE CITY
JACKSON DAVIS & THE JACKETTES
MT ZION GOSPEL CHOIR
SUNDAY MARCH 13
STEPHEN RAGGA MARLEY
CHARLES BRADLEY AND HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES
PIRULO Y LA TRIBU
NEW BREED BRASS BAND
ANDREW & POLLY
ACME JAZZ GARAGE
THE WOOLLY BUSHMEN
POETRY ‘N LOTION