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GMF 2017: Locality Rules, Cage the Elephant Torches the Stage, and Ryan Adams Teaches Photographer a Lesson

  • 2:47 pm Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
Gasparilla Music Festival 2017 Review

In what has become Tampa’s most buzzworthy and locally centric festival, Gasparilla Music Festival continued to build on the foundation they built 7 years ago, while also spreading its wings to national attention. Some of the best local bands shared the stage with some of the biggest names in rock, in the form of Cage the Elephant and Ryan Adams. Artists like Chronixx and Ghostface Killah, who would be a rare sight in Tampa otherwise, made highly anticipated appearance. Local food and beverage vendors stole the show for some fans. Cigar City Brewing served as the title beer sponsor and even brewed up [More]

Cage the Elephant, Ryan Adams to Headline Gasparilla Music Festival

  • 2:42 pm Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
Cage the Elephant to Headline Gasparilla Music Festival

Coming off of a Grammy win for Best Rock Album, Cage The Elephant are ready to rock Curtis Hixon Park during the 6th installment of the annual Gapsarilla Music Festival. The locally grown music festival has grown following through grassroots marketing efforts and highly respectable lineups. Past artists to take the GMF stage include Modest Mouse, Dr. Dog, The Flaming Lips, Mutemath, Jr. Jr. (formerly known as Dale Earnhardt Jr. JR.), Trampled By Turtles, Jason Isbell, Ozomatli, Ms Mr, and Erykah Badu, among many others. This year’s headliners of Cage the Elephant, who is coming off a Grammy win for Best Rock Album, and [More]