Ribfest lineup: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Daughtry, Thomas Rhett coming to Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg
For all the talk of the Gasparilla, Big Guava and Sunset music festivals, one of Tampa Bay's biggest musical happenings is still Ribfest, that saucy classic rockfest by the bay in St. Pete.
This year's Ribfest isn't until Nov. 14-16 in Vinoy Park, but the first wave of bands have already been leaked.
American Idol also-rans Daughtry will headline Friday night's show. Southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd will headline Saturday night, along with fellow classic act Starship featuring Mickey Thomas and -- get this -- "Survivorman Live," with Discovery Channel star Les Stroud. Sunday is once again country day, with up-and-coming singer Thomas Rhett on the main stage. More acts will be added in the coming months.
We're so far out at this point that tickets are not yet on sale -- but when they do go on sale starting Sept. 1, they'll be priced at $16-$22. Click here for all the details on Ribfest 2014.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*