Gasparilla Music Festival Announces First Wave of Bands

By: CultureOwl
Gasparilla Music Festival Announces First Wave of Bands

The Gasparilla Music Festival has released the first wave of artists that will be performing at their 11th anniversary festival taking place on February 25 - 27 in Tampa, Florida. 

A limited amount of Early Bird tickets are available. Proceeds from the non-profit festival, which has been dubbed a “Festival on a Mission’, provide support to music classrooms in Title 1 elementary schools across the Bay Area.

Following the success of the 2020 Festival, GMF expanded its programming by adding a third evening of events this past October. The 2022 Festival will further expand its programming on the Friday evening by featuring a full slate of vendors and bands on all four stages for the full three days.

Best New Artist Grammy® Nominees, Austin, TX’s Black Pumas will be performing Friday and alternative roots rockers The Revivalists bring their iconic show to the Main Stage on Saturday night. GMF crowd favorite Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue makes their triumphant and long awaited return to the festival on Sunday.

The festival also announced the return of its Kids Fest within the fest taking place on Sunday February 27 form 1pm-4pm and featuring the beloved Imagination Movers plus family friendly music on 3 stages, kids activities and food.

“We are beyond excited to have these great artists coming in to help support our underfunded music programs and help us provide opportunities for thousands of children,” said David Cox, the Executive Director of the Gasparilla Music Foundation which produces GMF. “And as a bonus, we get to throw one of Tampa’s biggest parties with them!”

The festival will be announcing the next round of artists in the coming weeks along with full performance dates and times, the 2022 food lineup, and other special events taking place at the festival. 

Early Bird Ticket Prices*



3- DAY GENERAL ADMISSION EARLY BIRD                     $70

Advance Ticket Prices*

FRIDAY GENERAL ADMISSION                                $45

SATURDAY GENERAL ADMISSION                             $45

SUNDAY GENERAL ADMISSION                               $45

2- DAY GENERAL ADMISSION (FRI/SAT)                        $70

2- DAY GENERAL ADMISSION (SAT/SUN)                       $70

3- DAY GENERAL ADMISSION                                 $95

FRIDAY VIP                                                  $125

SATURDAY VIP                                              $125

SUNDAY VIP                                                 $125    

2-DAY VIP (FRI/SAT)                                          $200

2-DAY VIP (SAT/SUN)                                         $200

3-DAY VIP                                                   $250

No Refunds. Rain or Shine

List of bands

Amy Ray Band - Atlanta, GA - Folk Rock

Andy Frasco & the UN - Los Angeles, CA - High Energy Funk and Jazz

Arrested Development - Atlanta, GA - Hip Hop/Progressive Rap

Black Pumas - Austin, TX - Psychedelic Soul

DBMK - Tampa, FL - Alt-Pop

Gospel Choir - Saint Petersburg, FL - Gospel*

Imagination Movers - New Orleans, LA - Family Friendly Alt-Rock

Johanna Warren - Portland, OR - Born Saint Petersburg, FL - Ethereal Folk Singer/Songwriter

JudyAnne Jackson - Tampa, FL - 14 yr old Soulful Pop Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist

k.iii - Tampa, FL - Hip Hop Emcee

Kenzie Wheeler - Plant City, FL - Country - Mullet Sporting Fan Favorite Finalist from The Voice

Kristopher James - Tampa, FL - Soulful Southern

MAK - Tampa, FL- Indie Pop

Mavis Staples - Chicago, IL - Gospel/Blues Singer, Actress and National Treasure

Moonthing - Tampa, FL - Cinematic Psychedelia

Neal Francis - Chicago, IL - Bluesy Retro Funk

Peach Tree Rascals - San Jose, CA - Pop Musical Collective exploding off Tik Tok

Pinegrove - Montclair, NJ - Twangy Indie Rock

Sam E. Hues - Tampa, FL - Hip Hop Flow

School of Rock Tampa - Tampa, FL - Rock

Seranation - Saint Petersburg, FL - Pop-Reggae/Rock band

Sick Hot - Tampa, FL - Vintage Roc

Summer Hoop - Tampa, FL - Experimental Indie Pop

Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra - Tampa, FL - Classical

The Aces - Provo, Utah - Cool Girl Indie Pop

The Allman Betts Band - Sarasota, FL - Southern Rock Royalty

The Revivalists - New Orleans, LA - Roots Rock based Funk

The Venus - St. Pete, FL - Sci-Fi Surf

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue - New Orleans, LA - Post-Bop Jazz

Van Plating - Lakeland, FL - Indie Americana

There are a limited number of multiple day early bird General Admission Tickets available online. More information about the festival can be found at

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