Party Playlist: Gasparilla Music Festival Edition
Tampa’s Gasparilla Music Festival is only three weeks away, and in its fifth year the lineup is its most diverse and eclectic yet. With bands and artists from genres across the board, festival goers are bound to come away from the weekend with a few new favorites. This year’s headliners include Erykah Badu, soul singer Charles Bradley, Talib Kweli, Bluegrass/Americana group Greensky Bluegrass, and Grammy Award-winning reggae artist Stephen Marley among others. Also confirmed are some Bay Area favorites, including Serotonic and Acme Jazz Garage bringing the jazz/funk, Displace, bluesman Damon Fowler, Poetry N’ Lotion, The Hummingbirds, Gumbi Ortiz, and many more.
It is safe to say that there are probably a few names on the bill that you might not be familiar with, so we have put together a playlist of some of our favorites to get you ready to party with the best of them at Gasparilla Music Festival.
The two day event is scheduled for March 12-13, 2016 and will be going down in the middle of Downtown Tampa at Curtis Hixon Park. Tickets and more information can be found on the Official Gasparilla Music Festival website.
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
DUNEDIN HIGHLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL PIPE BAND
Sunday, March 13
STEPHEN RAGGA MARLEY
CHARLES BRADLEY AND HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES
PIRULO Y LA TRIBU
NEW BREED BRASS BAND
ANDREW & POLLY
ACME JAZZ GARAGE
POETRY ‘N LOTION
THE HIGGINS BROTHERS
THE WOOLLY BUSHMEN
LITTLE KIDS ROCK BAND
SEMINOLE INDOOR PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE