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.

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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.

2016 LINEUP

SATURDAY MARCH 12

ERYKAH BADU

MS MR

LUCERO

HOUNDMOUTH

TALIB KWELI

SAVOY

ANTIBALAS

THENEWDEAL

BLITZEN TRAPPER

KERMIT RUFFINS & THE BARBEQUE SWINGERS

DAVID WAX M– USEUM

THE WHISKEY GENTRY

RESINATED

SWEET CRUDE

GUMBI ORTIZ & NEW GROOVE CITY

GWAN MASSIVE

APPLESEED COLLECTIVE

ACHO BROTHER

DIEALPS!

JACKSON DAVIS & THE JACKETTES

SAMURAI SHOTGUN

GRITT

MR TOMMY

MT ZION GOSPEL CHOIR

 

SUNDAY MARCH 13

STEPHEN RAGGA MARLEY

GREENSKY BLUEGRASS

CHARLES BRADLEY AND HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES

CARLOS VARELA

PIRULO Y LA TRIBU

NEW BREED BRASS BAND

DAMON FOWLER

ANDREW & POLLY

FRUITION

ACME JAZZ GARAGE

SOL CARIBE

THE WOOLLY BUSHMEN

RIES BROTHERS

POETRY ‘N LOTION

BOXCAR HOLLOW

LAURIS VIDAL

ELLA JET

LARRY DURAN

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