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2016 Tropical Heatwave unveils schedule, set times, complete lineup

Ra Ra Riot

Shervin Lainez

Ra Ra Riot



Ever since Tampa's WMNF-88.5 FM announced that it would be moving its signature Ybor City music festival, Tropical Heatwave, out of longtime home the Cuban Club, fans have been wondering: What would this year's Tropical Heatwave schedule actually look like?

We now have our answer, as this week the listener-supported station dropped the complete schedule for its 2016 event on April 30.

Look for more than 40 artists -- including headliners Ra Ra Riot, above -- to perform on 10 stages all across Ybor, including several new ones, such as an outdoor main stage just off Seventh Avenue and two stages inside the Italian Club.

You can get the complete schedule and set times here, but most of the stages open between 5 and 6 p.m., with the latest sets ending around 1:30. Here's the complete lineup by stage:

Tropical Breeze Stage (main stage, along 14th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues): Ra Ra Riot, Chuck Prophet and Mission Express, the Bright Light Social Hour, James McMurtry, Kansas Bible Company

Ritz Ybor: Nikki Hill, the Mantras, Mingo Fishtrap, Trae Pierce and the T-Stone Band, UNRB

Crowbar: Dash Rip Rock, Wreckless Eric, Stokeswood, Barely Pink covering David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Max Norton and His All Star Friends (Ronny Elliott, Rebekah Pulley, Will Quinlan)

New World Brewery: King of Denmark, Pleasures, Hope Darling, Badda Skat, Pretty Voices, FayRoy, Jct. 27

Italian Club (dance stage): The Peterson Brothers, Rocket 88, Caravan of Thieves, Dropin Pickup, Vanessa Collier

Italian Club (cantina stage): CelloJoe, Caleb Caudle, the Hummingbirds, Matt Woods, the War and Treaty, the Suitcase Junket

Tequilas: Flat Land, Acme Jazz Garage, Wrenn, the Get Right Band, Big Shoals

Cigar City Cider and Mead: Geri X, Dean Johanesen, Grant Peeples, Sarah Morey, Olivia Romano, Francesca, AB+

First Chance, Last Chance: Florida Folk Night with Pete Gallagher, Pat Barmore, Kelly Green and others

Joffrey's Coffee: Tropical Heatwave 2016 Poetry Slam

Click here for all the details on Tropical Heatwave 2016.

-- Jay Cridlin

[Last modified: Sunday, April 17, 2016 4:09pm]


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