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2186909 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2014-07-02 21:00:03.0 UTC 2014-07-02T17:00:03.000-04:00 true chillin-music-fest-to-bring-michael-franti-and-spearhead-stephen-marley published 2014-07-09 14:05:03.0 UTC 2014-07-09T10:05:03.000-04:00 Seems like just the other day Rebelution sold out two straight nights at Jannus Live, and we delved into how Jannus and St. Pete as a whole had become a central clearinghouse for all things related to America's modern alt-reggae-rock movement. Right on schedule, the movement is breaking into the mainstream -- so much so that a brand new roots-pop and reggae-rock festival, Chillin' Music Fest, will take place Sept. 20 at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa. Michael Franti and Spearhead, Stephen Marley and the Expendables lead the initial lineup for the first-ever fest, with at least one more big national name to be announced in August. Antiguan reggae act Chillakaya 1, New Orleans' Creole Hunters, Tampa ska-fusion group UNRB and Orlando dub-rock outfit HOR!ZEN will also play, as will DJs Pat Premier and Dave Russell. In all, look for about a dozen bands to play on two stages in a setting that may resemble the Chillounge concept, which pops up in local parks (including Curtis Hixon) from time to time. Scott Bush, the festival's CEO, said he hopes to have hammocks, air chairs and maybe even an outdoor hookah lounge. "This is our inaugural run and we'll be bumping to two days next spring," Scott Bush, the festival's CEO, said in an email. "I live in the area, love this park, and want to (bring) the alt/reggae vibe outside, in a festival surrounding, to a place besides Jannus Live." Early bird tickets are on sale now for $40-$45 ($100 VIP). Click here for all the info on the Chillin' Music Fest. -- Jay Cridlin, tbt* Jay Cridlin soundcheck true Chillin' Music Fest to bring Michael Franti and Spearhead, Stephen Marley, the Expendables to Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa 0 Michael Franti /resources/images/blogs-photo/2014/07/michael.franti.jpg Lauren Dukoff /resources/images/blogs-photo/rendered/2014/07/michael.franti_4col.jpg/resources/images/blogs-photo/rendered/2014/07/michael.franti_8col.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/soundcheck/2014/07/02/1404336111-chillin-music-fest-to-bring-michael-franti-and-spearhead-stephen BlogArticle Seems like just the other day Rebelution sold out two straight nights at Jannus Live, and we delved into how Jannus and St. Pete as a whole had become a central clearinghouse for all things related to America's modern alt-reggae-rock movement.Jay Cridlin 379045 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:46:53.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:46:53.000-04:00 jay-cridlin published 2015-06-15 19:46:07.0 UTC 2015-06-15T15:46:07.000-04:00 Jay Cridlin <p>Jay Cridlin is the Pop Music/Culture Critic for the <i>Tampa Bay Times</i> and <i>tbt*</i>, and the editor of <a href="http://tampabay.com/blogs/soundcheck/">Soundcheck,</a> a blog about music and concerts in Tampa Bay. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 2002 and has been with the <i>Times</i> ever since.</p> Pop Music/Culture Critic writers DTI 35038917 Jay Cridlin is the Pop Music/Culture Critic for the Tampa Bay Times and tbt*, and the editor of Soundcheck, a blog about music and concerts in Tampa Bay. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 2002 and has been with the Times ever since. <p>Phone: (727) 893-8336</p> <p>Email: <a href="mailto:cridlin@tampabay.com ">cridlin@tampabay.com</a></p> <p>Blog: <a href="http://tampabay.com/blogs/soundcheck/">Soundcheck </a></p> <p>Twitter: <a href=" http://twitter.com/jaycridlin">@JayCridlin</a> and <a href=" http://twitter.com/tbtsoundcheck">@tbtsoundcheck</a></p> <p>Instagram: <a href=" http://instagram.com/cridlin">@cridlin</a></p> 1 /resources/images/dti/2015/05/0435666539_15154477.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/35038917-jay-cridlin AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:46:53.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:46:53.000-04:00 2266296 2016-02-22 13:09:55.0 UTC 6 Months Ago blues-traveler-to-headline-tampa-bay-margarita-festival-in-curtis-hixon soundcheck Blues Traveler to headline Tampa Bay Margarita Festival in Curtis Hixon Park BlogArticle 2287761 2016-08-02 11:00:00.0 UTC 4 Weeks Ago oar-headlining-tampa-pig-jig-in-curtis-hixon-park soundcheck O.A.R. headlining Tampa Pig Jig in Curtis Hixon Park BlogArticle 2274856 2016-04-27 13:00:00.0 UTC 4 Months Ago college-football-playoffs-national-championship-concert-series-coming-to soundcheck College Football Playoff's national championship concert series coming to Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park BlogArticle <p>Seems like just the other day <a href="http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/soundcheck/review-rebelution-fill-jannus-live-with-positive-vibes-for-the-first-of/2186116"><b>Rebelution </b>sold out two straight nights at Jannus Live</a>, and we delved into how Jannus and St. Pete as a whole had become a central clearinghouse for all things related to <a href="http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/soundcheck/how-did-jannus-live-in-st-petersburg-become-a-hub-for-reggae-rock-bands/2185097">America's modern alt-reggae-rock movement</a>.</p> <p>Right on schedule, the movement is breaking into the mainstream -- so much so that a brand new roots-pop and reggae-rock festival, Chillin' Music Fest, will take place Sept. 20 at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa.</p> <p><b>Michael Franti and Spearhead</b>, <b>Stephen Marley</b> and the <b>Expendables </b>lead the initial lineup for the first-ever fest, with at least one more big national name to be announced in August. Antiguan reggae act <b>Chillakaya 1</b>, New Orleans' <b>Creole Hunters</b>, Tampa ska-fusion group <b>UNRB </b>and Orlando dub-rock outfit <b>HOR!ZEN</b> will also play, as will DJs <b>Pat Premier</b> and <b>Dave Russell</b>.</p> <p>In all, look for about a dozen bands to play on two stages in a setting that may resemble the Chillounge concept, which pops up in local parks (including Curtis Hixon) from time to time. <b>Scott Bush</b>, the festival's CEO, said he hopes to have hammocks, air chairs and maybe even an outdoor hookah lounge.</p> <p>&quot;This is our inaugural run and we'll be bumping to two days next spring,&quot; Scott Bush, the festival's CEO, said in an email. &quot;I live in the area, love this park, and want to (bring) the alt/reggae vibe outside, in a festival surrounding, to a place besides Jannus Live.&quot;</p> <p>Early bird tickets are on sale now for $40-$45 ($100 VIP). <a href="http://chillinmusicfest.com/home.aspx">Click here for all the info on the Chillin' Music Fest</a>.</p> <p><b>-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*</b></p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:41:18