Coming Saturday: Matt Hires, Will Quinlan, Guiltmaker playing Vinyl Fever farewell party
Come Saturday, once again, hundreds of thousands of people will pack into South Tampa for one of the biggest parades in the country: Gasparilla.
As long as you're in the neighborhood, why not pay tribute to a Tampa icon that's about to close its doors for good?
Nationally renowned record store Vinyl Fever, which has announced plans to close, is hosting a goodbye party all afternoon Saturday (1/29) featuring performances by singer-songwriters Matt Hires (above) and Will Quinlan and Tampa rock outfit Guiltmaker.
Dubbed "Vinyl Fever Send Off: The End of Civilization As We Know It," the party could in fact be the last day for the Tampa Bay institution. A press release from the store said that because of strong sales, the store could close its doors as early as Saturday or Sunday, depending on remaining inventory.
DJs, including owner Lee Wolfson, will spin starting at 1 p.m.. The artists will take the stage starting at 3:30 p.m. All remaining inventory will be on final markdown. All events are free, and they'll even kick in some free PBR to those of age.
Stop by. Say hello. Buy something. Don't let Gasparilla overshadow the end of a Tampa institution.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*