7th Annual Gasparilla Music Festival Lineup Revealed

Article Contributed by MAD Ink PR | Published on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Gasparilla Music Festival (GMF) presented by Cigar City Brewing has unveiled more acts that will be performing at the 7th Annual Gasparilla Music Festival taking place March 10 - 11 in downtown Tampa, FL.  

The Roots, who have been lauded by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the “Twenty Greatest Live Acts in the World," will be headlining Saturday night, March 10th, and multiple 2018 Grammy® Award nominee Father John Misty will close out the festival on Sunday, March 11th.  GMF’s popular KIDS FEST, which is held inside the Glazer Children’s Museum, boasts Disney Channel’s Emmy winning Imagination Movers at the top of the bill on Sunday March 11th.

Joining the eclectic line up of over 40 bands across 4 stages are: Spoon, Warpaint, Hard Working Americans, Break Science Live Band, The Record Company, Mondo Cozmo, Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) & Naughty Professor, Nikki Lane, Billy Strings, The Cave Singers, KOLARS, The War & Treaty, Matt Woods & the Natural Disasters, The Ries Brothers, Eric Tessmer, Underhill Family Orchestra, Holey Miss Moley, Leisure Chief, Johnny Mile & the Kilometers and many more. Each iteration of the festival presents an exciting mix of music styles including rock, reggae, R&B, country, hip hop, gospel, bluegrass, electronic and Latin. The extended line up is listed below.  

The Gasparilla Music Festival now in its 7th year, is a non-profit event and serves as an immersive experience celebrating the best of Tampa culture: its food, music, fashion, art, and, of course, award winning beer from Cigar City Brewing. In addition to live performers the festival offers activities for families, performances by local artisans, aerialists, dancers, hair-braiders, crafters, drum circles, double dutch jumpers, pop-up performers, marching bands and more.  Each morning the fest within a fest - Kids Fest- takes place inside the Glazer Children’s Museum where in addition to activities and family friendly music, on March 11th the award-winning Imagination Movers will perform and the entire museum will be open to the public with free admission.

The festival takes place along downtown Tampa’s Riverwalk and features 5 stages including he Frontier Stage at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and the Sykes Stage, the Ferman Amphitheatre, and the Replay Guitar Exchange Stage in the adjacent Kiley Gardens Park. The Glazer Children’s Museum will also be hosting a Kids Fest Stage on March 11. Gates open at 11:30am each day.

Early Bird tickets for the festival sold out in record time. Festival-goers are encouraged to get tickets in advance via:  www.gmftickets.com.

The 2018 lineup for Gasparilla Music Festival is:

The Roots

Father John Misty



Hard Working Americans

Break Science Live Band

The Record Company

Mondo Cozmo

Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles

Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) & Naughty Professor

Nikki Lane

Billy Strings

The Cave Singers


The War & Treaty

Matt Woods & the Natural Disasters

The Ries Brothers

Eric Tessmer

Imagination Movers

Underhill Family Orchestra

Holey Miss Moley

Leisure Chief

Johnny Mile & the Kilometers

The Woodwork


Brother Cephus

Acho Brother


King Complex


Oak Hay

Sam E Hues

Mountain Holler

Kristopher James

Little Kittner Boys

Mr. Tommy

Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra

Crestwood Elementary

Mt Zion Gospel Choir