Sunshine Music Festival lineup: Tedeschi Trucks Band, Indigo Girls, Trombone Shorty and more
Now entering its fourth year, Live Nation's strategy of conquering the Tampa Bay music market with three new festivals has been hit and miss.
The Funshine/Big Guava Music Festival has been up-and-down over its first three years, with one name change and some unfortunate weather putting a dent in attendance, and leading to some real question marks about 2016.
The Sunshine Music Festival has also undergone a name change (it used to be called Sunshine Music and Blues), but otherwise, it's rolling right along in St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Last year's festival drew its biggest crowd yet, thanks to a cohesive-feeling lineup of jam bands, Southern blues and soul, classic rock and even a little indie rock.
Sunshine's 2016 lineup, unveiled Monday, is as strong and diverse as ever, topped by festival co-organizers Tedeschi Trucks Band, above.
Joining them are the Indigo Girls, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, the Revivalists, the Jerry Douglas Band, Jorma Kaukonen, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, Joanne Shaw Taylor and the Hard Working Americans, a Southern soul supergroup consisting of Todd Snider, Duane Trucks, Dave Schools, Neil Casal, Chad Staehly and Jesse Aycock.
This year's event is Jan. 16 at Vinoy park in St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $49.99 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Click here for details.
-- Jay Cridlin