Tampa's Gasparilla Music Festival releases lineup


  • Photo via Gasparilla Music Festival
  • Cage The Elephant
Tampa's annual community-funded music festival, Gasparilla, just announced a few of the bands that fans can look forward to seeing this upcoming year.

Bands announced are:

-Cage the Elephant, a rock band from Kentucky and one of the headliners

-Moon Taxi, an indie-progressive rock band

-The New Mastersounds, an English Jazz Fusion/Funk band

-The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, an almost 40-year-old band playing New Orleans brass

-Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs, playing funk, soul and hip hop

More artists will be announced in the coming weeks and a final lineup will be announced in January. Last year's event had over 55 bands across 5 different stages.

The festival will take place March 11-12, 2017 at Kiley Gardens Park and Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa.

Tickets are on sale now for $40 general admission and $150 VIP.

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