Just last week, American Idol winner Phillip Phillips announced a gig in Tampa, opening for John Mayer at the Live Nation Amphitheatre in September. But it seems he can't wait that long to play here. Phillips has been added to the new Funshine Music Festival, May 3-5 at the Florida State Fairgrounds. He'll play on the festival's first night, which also features Train, Smashing Pumpkins and Cheap Trick. He may also help boost ticket sales among younger fans, since his breakthrough single Home was a big radio hit last year. The inaugural Funshine Fest will feature more than 30 acts on six stages in and around the Fairgrounds, as well as more than 60 rides. Advance tickets are $25 per day and include unlimited rides and general admission to all stages and the Festival Lawn at the amphitheatre. Kids 5 and under are free and ages 6-11 are $15 at the gate. funshinefestival.com.
Phillip Phillips joins Funshine Music Festival lineup
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