How did Alabama Shakes come between WMNF's Tropical Heatwave and the Cuban Club?
Alabama Shakes are coming to the Cuban Club in Ybor City on April 29! Woo-hoo! This is great news to everyone ... everyone, that is, except the volunteers of listener-supported radio station WMNF-88.5 FM, which was supposed to throw its annual Tropical Heatwave festival at the Cuban Club on April 30.
Instead, the station decided it couldn't set up and stage an entire festival less than 24 hours after a concert with more than 3,000 fans at the very same venue. Cuban Club officials say it would be no problem, but WMNF opted to take its festival elsewhere. None of this is Alabama Shakes' fault, but that show appears to be the reason for WMNF's divorce from the Cuban Club.
How did this all happen? Click here for our story.