Sheryl Crow, All-American Rejects, Dashboard Confessional lead 2012 Taste of Pinellas lineup
We were all surprised last year when Bill Edwards and company unveiled a new, hipper lineup of musical acts for the Taste of Pinellas festival. But even after watching Colbie Caillat, Third Eye Blind and Chris Isaak pass through Vinoy Waterfront Park in 2011, we didn't see this lineup coming.
Grammy winner Sheryl Crow, power-popsters All-American Rejects, emo forebears Dashboard Confessional, reggae star Ziggy Marley, Nashville wild cards Big and Rich and country singer Joe Nichols lead the bill for the 2012 Taste of Pinellas, set for May 4-6 at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg. It's a diverse, genre-stretching and even youth-skewing bill, in the case of the Rejects and Dashboard, above, who will be performing a special acoustic set.
Here's the day-by-day lineup:
Friday, May 4: Big and Rich, Joe Nichols
Saturday, May 5: Sheryl Crow, Ziggy Marley
Sunday, May 6: All-American Rejects, Dashboard Confessional (acoustic)
Tickets are $20 Friday and Saturday and $15 Sunday, or $45 for all three days. VIP seating is $150 per person, per day; or $300 for the weekend. Tickets go onsale Friday through Ticketmaster and the Mahaffey Theater. Click here for all the details on Taste of Pinellas 2012.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*