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4 must see Tampa Bay music festivals of 2014

Tampa Bay WMNF 33rd Annual Tropical Heatwave Music Festival

You can discover a variety of fabulous musical experiences around every corner of Tampa Bay. Each year brings back loved classics and showcases brand new acts for discerning music lovers, and 2014 is no exception.

Here are four must-see Tampa Bay music festivals you simply must experience this summer.

1. Big Guava Music Festival

2. WMNF's 33rd Annual Tropical Heatwave

3. Sunset Music Festival

4. Summer Concert Series: Goo Goo Dolls with Daughtry and Plain White T's

Read on for more information:

Also be sure to see; More things you probably didn't know about #Tampa Bay … via @examinercom.

Big Guava Music Festival
Big Guava Music Festival Big Guava Festival

Big Guava Music Festival

A definite don't-miss is the famous Big Guava many bands, so little time! Be prepared to get wet...whether with the unpredictable stormy Florida weather or sweatin' to the beat in the heat, you'll want to dress accordingly.

Big Guava Music Festival:

May 2-4, 2014 at the Florida State Fairgrounds and MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre,Tampa, FL with Gen Admin. Ticket Price: $165.

Musical Guests:

  • Friday, May 2; Outkast; Cake; Sleigh Bells; Twenty Pilots; Jake Miller; Smallpools; Nonono; Vic Mensa; Unlikely Canidates; Betty Who
  • Saturday, May 3; Vampire Weekend; Slighlty Stoopid; Tegan and Sara; Haim; Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience; Blue October; Band of Skulls; American Authors; Hoodie Allen; Bear Hands; Kitten; Jacuzzi Boys; Civil Twilight; Terraplane Sun; Hunter Hunted; Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas
  • Sunday, May 4; Foster The People, Girl Talk, Violen Femmes, Grouplove, Walk The Moon; Earl Sweatshirt; Ms Mr; Chance The Rapper; Timeflies; ZZ Ward; St. Lucia; Morning Parade; Magic Man; Gringo Star; Fly Union

And don’t miss the kickoff party with : Bruce Springsteen, Thursday night May 1, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

33rd Annual Tropical Heatwave by WMNF
33rd Annual Tropical Heatwave by WMNF WMNF/ Tropical Heatwave

33rd Annual Tropical Heatwave by WMNF

As stated previously, do not underestimate Florida's weather, be prepared to get wet (either weather or pun intended with the "heatwave"....LOL).

WMNF's 33rd Annual Tropical Heatwave

Friday, May 9 - Saturday, May 10, 2014 in Ybor City

Musical Guests: The Hold Steady, Joseph Arthur, Hayes Carll, Katchafire, Victor Wainwright, Bright Light Social Hour, Black Taxi, David Mayfield Parade, The Main Squeeze, Moon Hooch, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Matrimony, Sol Caribe, Cope, The Hip Abduction, Kim Lenz Band, Rosco Bandana, bree, Wild Adriatic, Come Back Alice, Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders, The Deadfields, Loves It, Izzy and the Catastrophics, Hymn for Her, New Madrid, Good Graeff, Austin Miller, Dropin Pickup, Afeefa and The Boy, Displace, Big Blu House, Beartoe, Rocket 88, RedFeather, I-Resolution, People's Temple, The Applebutter Express, WAHH! East-West Fusion Group, The Mighty Good and Strong Band, Acme Jazz Garage, The Tattered Saints, Amandla Tunesmith, The Real Clash, Lauris Vidal, The John Clark Band, The Wholetones, Ober Rivers and His D.U.I.’s, Sunshine & Bullets, Lions After Dark, UNRB, Shoeless Soul, The Wooly Bushmen, y los dos pistoles, Die Alps!, Chris and Willie and more.

You can see the latest update on bands at; the schedule is not yet finalized. Tickets are $40 for a weekend pass and can be bought at WMNF, 813-238-8001,, and WMNF outlets. For more information, please contact Randy Wynne, WMNF Program Director at 813-238-8001 ext. 104 or More information here.

Sunset Music Festival/ electronica fans!
Sunset Music Festival/ electronica fans! Raymond James Stadium/ respective artists/ CLC

Sunset Music Festival/ electronica fans!

More excitement and sweating to the beat...calling all electronica fans....Zedd is the man!

Sunset Music Festival

Location: Raymond James Stadium
2:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25

Calling all electronic music fans... It's time to seize the sound in Tampa Bay this Memorial Day Weekend. The Sunset Music Festical, Tampa's premier dance music event returns to Raymond James Stadium May 24-25, 2014.

Raymond James Stadium will be pumping with two days, and more than 20 hours, of partying, good vibes and a chance to be carefree as you listen and dance to the sounds of world renowned talent, top-notch production and high quality sound.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • Zedd
  • Benny Benassi

Sunday, May 25, 2014

General Admission Two Day Passes, $114.00, VIP Two Day Passes- $199, 4201 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa,

Summer Concerts: Goo Goo Dolls/Daughtry/Plain White T's
Summer Concerts: Goo Goo Dolls/Daughtry/Plain White T's Florida State Fairgrounds/ respective artists/ CLC

Summer Concerts: Goo Goo Dolls/Daughtry/Plain White T's

And you gotta' love these guys....sweet and rockin'...

Summer Concert Series: don’t miss-

Pop groups with a rockin’ beat the whole family with love.

Goo Goo Dolls with Daughtry and Plain White T's - Tampa, Florida; Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds. June 20, 2014, 6:45 p.m. Tickets.

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