Stephen Marley, Lucero added to 2016 Gasparilla Music Festival lineup
The Gasparilla Music Festival has added a second wave of artists to its 2016 lineup — and more than ever, it’s looking like this’ll be the most diverse fest yet.
Reggae great Stephen Marley and Memphis alt-rock outfit Lucero (above) will take the stage at GMF 2016, March 12 and 13 in Curtis Hixon Park. Joining them will be electronic rock trio the New Deal, Americana group the Appleseed Collective, Puerto Rican fusion outfit Pirulo y la Tribu and Florida artists Acme Jazz Garage, Sol Caribe, Acho Brother, Boxcar Hollow, Lauris Vidal, Larry Duran and Ella Jet.
They join an eclectic lineup that already includes Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, MS MR, Greensky Bluegrass, Houndmouth, Antibalas, Kermit Ruffins and more. At least one more national act and several local artists are still expected to join the lineup.
What’s more, GMF has also unveiled which day each act will be performing, although a full schedule is still in the works. But for early planning purposes:
Saturday, March 12: Erykah Badu, Lucero, Houndmouth, MS MR, Talib Kweli, Savoy, Antibalas, the New Deal, Blitzen Trapper, Kermit Ruffins and the Barbeque Swingers, David Wax Museum, the Whiskey Gentry, Resinated, Sweet Crude, Gumbi Ortiz and New Groove City, Gwan Massive, Appleseed Collective, Acho Brother, DieAlps!, Jackson Davis and the Jackettes, Samurai Shotgun, Gritt, Mr. Tommy.
Sunday, March 13: Stephen Marley, Greensky Bluegrass, Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, Carlos Varela, Pirulo y la Tribu, New Breed Brass Band, Damon Fowler, Andrew and Polly, Fruition, Acme Jazz Garage, Sol Caribe, the Ries Brothers, Poetry ’N Lotion, Boxcar Hollow, Lauris Vidal, Ella Jet.
Tickets are on sale now for $40 and up on Saturday, $30 and up on Sunday and $60 and up for both days. Click here for all the details on the 2016 Gasparilla Music Festival.
-- Jay Cridlin