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Gasparilla Music Festival adds Trombone Shorty, Spam Allstars, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, more to lineup



Tampa’s Gasparilla Music Festival is taking a bit of a gamble by expanding from one to two days in 2014, but they’re doing everything they can to make sure they have your attention.

The fest on Wednesday announced a new slate of acts that nearly double the size of its lineup, including Trombone Shorty, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Spam Allstars, Culture, Soul Rebels, Tea Leaf Green and Good Graeff. They’ll join a lineup that already featured the Flaming Lips, Jason Isbell, Anders Osborne, Delta Spirit and Los Amigos Invisibles and the Hackensaw Boys.

The Gasparilla Music Festival is scheduled for March 8-9 at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa. And while an official schedule is still in the works, organizers have hinted that Saturday might focus more on indie and rock (think the Flaming Lips) and Sunday might have more of a chill, laid-back vibe (think Trombone Shorty).

Trombone Shorty, who has headlined events like Tropical Heatwave and the Tampa Bay Blues Festival, is the biggest name among the new additions, but don’t sleep on J. Roddy Walston and the Business, who are playing this year’s Coachella festival; or the Soul Rebels, a dynamic New Orleans brass collective who are actually playing the Ale and the Witch in St. Petersburg this Friday.

Two-day tickets to the Gasparilla Music Festival are $60; VIP tickets are $150. For more details, click here.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 6:41pm]


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