Re: Tropical Heatwave - Tampa May 10-11, 2013
I've never been to this but it is a 2 day music festival that takes place in Ybor City. Tickets are only $40 in advance and there are multiple stages. Check it out. I might be doing it this year.
WaneeVirgin, I've been hitting Tropical Heatwave for years, it's a great time for sure. Most years it's been a one night thing, but I see they are running Fri night too this time. One of the VERY best festys for just stumbling around and trying out a new band or five
... they do book some worthy names, to get the promo buzz, but I've heard tons of other great bands. A couple years ago they booked some large avant-jazz band from Belgium (just looked 'em up: the Flat Earth Society) who sounded like Hot Rats era Zappa. They had five dates in the USA, and Heatwave was one of em
IOW, I recommend it. I heart WMNF and wish I was closer so I could listen regularly. I have friends who work and volunteer at WMNF. It's definitely a community thing