Gasparilla Music Festival Unveils First Wave of Bands

The Gasparilla Music Festival (GMF) 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.

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