Sunshine Music Festival Announces Lineup

Article Contributed by Woody Graber | Published on Monday, September 19, 2016

January in Florida once again means the annual Sunshine Music Festival will be headed this way to bring some of the most electrifying musical performers to the state.  And this year they will be kicking it up a notch!  Once again the award-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band makes their fifth appearance at the 2017 Sunshine Music Festival which features an unparalleled line-up of exciting acts on two live music stages along with a wider array of refreshing craft beers and a larger variety of food vendors.  The Festival will kick off Saturday, January 14, 2017, NOON, at Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg in the Tampa Bay Area and then Sunday, January 15, 2017, NOON at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton in South Florida.

Limited Early Bird General Admission Tickets for the Sunshine Music Festival, a major annual event for the Sunshine State, are just $45* and go on sale Friday, September 23 / 10AM to Sunday, September 25 / 10PM at, all TicketMaster outlets or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000. Public on sale for the Festival begins on Monday, September 26 / 10AM.  Prices for both venues are: $59.95* for General Admission; $99.95* for Reserved Seats; and $229.95* for VIP.  Boca Raton, Mizner Park has special balcony seating for $129.95*.  The VIP Package also includes: a commemorative T-shirt, a commemorative laminate, best available reserve seating, a specialty lunch, private restrooms and a private winetasting.

*All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, parking and service and handling charges

For the fifth year in a row the Tedeschi Trucks Band, or TTB as their loyal fans prefer to call them, appear in what has fast become their signature musical event.  Since their inception in 2010, TTB have seen all three of their studio albums debut in the Top 15 of the Billboard 200, and won a Grammy for their debut album Revelator.  TTB’s critically-hailed musicianship and full touring schedule have built a dedicated and growing following around the world and earned them a reputation as one of the best live performing bands in the business.  Since the January 2016 release of Let Me Get By, their tour has taken the group across the globe, with dates in Australia, Japan, Europe and Canada, multiple sold-out shows in Nashville, Chicago, Washington DC and Philadelphia, and an unprecedented return engagement to New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Other exciting top acts announced on this year’s bill for the Festival are: Bruce Hornsby, singer, keyboardist and writer of powerful songs from the heart that touch on several distinctly American traditions: pop, jazz, bluegrass, and '60s soul; Joe Russo, Furthur drummer and founder of the Grateful Dead tribute band Almost Dead brings his Almost Dead experience to Sunshine; Mavis Staples, a legendary R&B singer who is just as well known for her civil rights activism as well as her extraordinary musical talent; Dave Mason, singer, guitarist and songwriter whose musical journey stretches from the 60’s supergroup Traffic to a stellar solo career; the infectious fun and energy of the North Mississippi Allstars; critically acclaimed “souped up string band” Railroad Earth; and the soulful sounds of the Austin duo the Greyhounds.

With More Great Music, More Great Wine and Craft Beers and More Great Food, the 2017 Sunshine Music Festival featuring the Tedeschi Trucks Band comes only to Florida for two dates only, Saturday, January 14 at Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg in the Tampa Bay Area; and Sunday, January 15 at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton in South Florida.  Early Bird tickets go on sale Friday, September 23 / 10AM to Sunday, September 25 /10PM with General Public on sale on Monday, September 26 / 10AM at, all TicketMaster outlets or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.


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