Gasparilla Music, Film Festivals Bring Energy and Prestige to Tampa

Gasparilla Music Festival Bring Sensational Lineup to Multiple Stages

Music lovers are never at a loss for shows to see in Tampa. Crowbar, Skipper's, Amalie, Ferg's, The Orpheum, The Ritz, The Fairgrounds and The AMP all host some of the top festivals and bands in the world. Gasparilla Music Fest is no exception.

This two-day (March 12 & 13) extravaganza spans 3 locations and 5 stages. Performers include:

The "First Lady of Neo-Soul," Erykah Badu


The indie rock, dream pop, dark wave duo MS MR




The NYC electronic rock trio Savoy



And one of NPR's favorite bands to experience live Houndmouth.


This year's Gasparilla Music Festival will take place in Curtis Hixon Park, Kiley Gardens and MacDill Park. The music festival is all about incorporating local businesses and flavors. Enjoy food from Ella's Americana, Holy Hog BBQ, Ichicoro, Rooster & the Till, Seabreeze Trolley Cafe, Anise Global Gastrobar, Fodder & Shine and more. 

The spirit scene will be well represented. Tito's Vodka, Sweetwater Brewing, Cigar City Brewing, and Blue Chair Rum will be pouring and mixing drink for concert. For tickets to the event click HERE. For a full schedule of performances click HERE




10 Year of Gasparilla Film Festival 

Gasparilla International Film Festival returns for its 10th anniversary. The event takes place March 30 through April 3 and will feature both rising and prominent figures in the film world. A series of workshops and panel discussions will help give cinephiles and aspiring writers/directors.

GIFF kicks off with an opening night red carpet reception and screening at the historic Tampa Theatre. The March 30 event will feature food by Eddie V's Prime Seafood, drinks and a TBA special screening. Tickets are $65 for the reception and the film, or just $15 for the opening night film. Following the event Carmelita's Rum will host an after part. The party goes until midnight.

The official schedule for the film festival is still being finalized. Stay tuned to their Facebook page for updates. 

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