GASPARILLA MUSIC FESTIVAL RELEASES FIRST WAVE OF BANDS
Details Emerge for its New Venue for February 16-18
Headliners Include Young the Giant, Louis the Child, Big Gigantic, Lake Street Dive and more
Limited Number of Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now at www.gmftickets.com
Tampa, Fla. (December 14, 2023) – The Gasparilla Music Foundation has released its first preview of the 13th Annual Gasparilla Music Festival (GMF) including an initial list of bands that will be performing and details about its new venue at Julian B Lane Riverfront Park.
“It is great to be back for our 13th year with 3 days of live music and all of our stages this year,” according to David Cox, Executive Director of the Gasparilla Music Foundation who produces the annual festival. “With our amazing new venue, we are able to take the festival experience to another level of experiences and fun.”
The festival’s primary stages include the Riverfront Stage, the Fortune Stage, the Roberts City Stage, and the Row House stage, each providing festival attendees intimate opportunities to experience a diverse mix of bands (see attached map). Also new at the 2024 festival will be its Robert’s City Village featuring a marketplace, libations and live art installations and an expanded Bike Valet service near the main entrance. The festival will be hosting its Silent Disco on Friday and Saturday nights and its family friendly Kids Fest is back and set for Sunday starting at 1pm.
Notable acts in the first wave lineup announcement include Young the Giant (Saturday night), Louis the Child (playground set) (Saturday night), Big Gigantic(Saturday night), and Lake Street Dive (Sunday night). (full first wave list below)
The complete lineup of bands along with the full schedule of dates and times will be released soon. Additionally, the festival will announce its award winning food lineup, transportation and lodging details, and more exciting festival activations in the coming weeks. Tickets are now available starting at $45 at www.gmftickets.com
About Gasparilla Music Festival:
GMF is produced by the Gasparilla Music Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2011. Proceeds from the annual festival benefit youth music education and local professional musicians, and the organization works year round providing music instruments to Title 1 schools in the Tampa Bay area. Past performers have included The Avett Brothers, Brandi Carlile, Phoebe Bridgers, Nas, Billy Strings, The Revivalists, Sofi Tukker, Gary Clark Jr, Modest Mouse, Cage the Elephant and hundreds more. The foundation receives support from Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, the Florida Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and Suncoast Credit Union Foundation. It is also supported by its sponsors and its Higher Ground members (www.gmfhigherground.com). For more information about the Gasparilla Music Festival, visit www.gasparillamusic.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram.