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GASPARILLA MUSIC FESTIVAL UNVEILS FIRST WAVE OF BANDS Nas, Sylvan Esso, Gov’t Mule, Sofi Tukker Among Artists Performing

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The Gasparilla Music Festival (GMF) (October 1-3) presented by Coppertail Brewing Co. has released the first wave of artists that will be performing at their 10th anniversary festival on October 1-3, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. 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.

Genre defying and Best Dance/Electronic Album Grammy nominee Sofi Tukker will be featured on Friday night. Legendary and iconic Hip Hop superstar Nas will be headlining the festival on Saturday. Also, featured Saturday night is Durham, North Carolina duo Sylvan Esso. And closing the festival on Sunday will be the highly celebrated southern rock and jam band Gov’t Mule.

The Gasparilla Music Festival features over 35 local and national bands across 4 stages along downtown Tampa’s Riverwalk. The event features food from Tampa’s top local chefs and restaurants and offers family friendly programming (Kids 12 and Under FREE Admission) on several stages each day. Past festival performers have included Brandi Carlile, Portugal. The Man, The Avett Brothers, Gary Clark Jr., Modest Mouse, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Margo Price, Father John Misty, The Flaming Lips, Trombone Shorty and Cage the Elephant. Proceeds from the festival benefit youth music education.

Additional artists and the full schedule of band days and times will be announced in the coming weeks. The initial list of artists is listed below. More information about the festival and related health and safety issues can be found at https://gasparillamusic.com/frequently-asked-questions/

Tickets are available at www.gmftickets.com
*Friday performances are limited to Curtis Hixon Park as there is a fundraiser in Kiley Gardens
** VIP Tickets no longer include FREE DRINK tokens. The price has been reduced accordingly.

GASPARILLA MUSIC FESTIVAL – INITIAL 2021 ARTISTS
99 Neighbors – Nashville, TN – Hip Hop/Pop/R&B
Artikal Sound System – Delray Beach, FL – Reggae
BabyJake – Ft. Myers, FL – Hip Hop/Pop
Bad Cameo – Clearwater, FL – Indie/Funk Pop
Bears & Lions – Gainesville, FL – Kindie Rock
Ella Jet & Future Soul – St. Petersburg, FL – R&B
Glove – Tampa, FL – Electronic Pop/Indie Pop
Gov’t Mule – Asheville, North Carolina – Southern Rock
Ivy Alex – St. Petersburg, FL – Pop/Instrumental
Keller Williams Grateful Gospel – Fredericksburg, VA – Rock/Gospel
Leon Majcen – Clearwater, FL – Folk/Americana
Matt & Kim – Brooklyn, New York – Indie Pop
Mike Mass with Wave Theory – Tampa, FL – Hip Hop
Nas – New York City, NY – Hip Hop
Noan Partly – Lakeland, FL – Indie Folk/Roots
Old 97’s – Dallas, TX – Country/Rock
Oxford Noland – Plant City, FL – Indie Pop/Rock
Parquet Courts – New York City, NY – Indie Rock
Perception with Katara – Tampa, FL – Hip Hop/Jazz
Preservation Hall Jazz Band – New Orleans, LA – Jazz
Pusha Preme – Tampa, FL – Hip Hop
Row Jomah – Dunedin, FL – Rock
Sofi Tukker – West Palm Beach, FL – Electronic/Dance
Sylvan Esso – Durham, NC – Electropop/Indie Pop
The Drain Outs – Tampa, FL – Garage Rock
The Hip Abduction – St. Petersburg, FL – Reggae/Pop
The Wildmans – Floyd, VA – Americana/Folk
Vella – Tampa, FL – Rock
Visit Neptune – Tampa, FL – Indie/Alt Rock
Young MC – Queens, NY – Hip Hop

George Hudak

George Hudak, Publisher: A music lover since he first heard the Beatles. George began promoting concerts and managing bands in his late teens. After graduating from New York University he went on to a very stellar career in public relations and advertising. Now, since relocating to Tampa from NY he found the music scene here so vibrant it lured him back to music again. Mr. Hudak has assembled a talent team of likeminded “music lover” writers, photographers and filmmakers to launched Tampa Bay Music News.