Virtually no details were available when we first learned of the Gasparilla Music Festival back in August. Well, more than a few things have become clear since then.
Organizers have announced that the festival will take place from March 10-11 and have displayed a deep commitment to curating a top-notch annual music festival in the city of Tampa. They hope to attract over 20,000 music fans to Curtis Hixon Park and Kiley Gardens for what they describe as a celebration of the best of Tampa Bay’s diverse music scene that will highlight local emerging acts while bringing nationally recognized headliners to Downtown Tampa.
They’ve thrown several awareness events and have created a special membership program that’s been dubbed the Ring Of Fire. And it’s not called that for no good reason.
According to an information pamphlet, members of the Ring of Fire are “energetic Tampa residents passionate about continuing the cultural development of the Tampa Bay area” who will be stakeholders in the festival that connect with other “music enthusiasts, area professionals, and community leaders looking to build the festival into the
signature music event in the region.”
Membership is $1,000 and gets you a slew of perks which include two VIP tickets to the inaugural festival as well as two “lifetime” general admission tickets. Members will also a swag bad that includes gear and custom passes as well as recognition in print and web materials.
More information is available by email and interested parties can attend a sunset awareness party tonight at the Malio’s Steakhouse garden courtyard, which goes down from 6-8p.m.. More information on the event is available here, and details on the festival can be had at its official website.