Gasparilla Music Festival
This year's GMF includes a children's festival-within-the-festival from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Kiley Gardens, featuring a special Ozokidz set. The children's festival will include arts and crafts, games and other activities for children.
GMF will implement several sustainability initiatives to reduce the event's environmental impact, including:
- GMF's carbon offsets, donated by Boulder, Colo.-based Renewable Choice Energy, will offset 100% of the event's onsite emissions. This effort is equal to the planting of 128 trees or avoiding the carbon emissions from consuming 560 gallons of gasoline.
- Working with the City of Tampa to recycle all paper, plastic, aluminum and glass used during the festival.
- Partnering with Boxed Water is Better to completely eliminate plastic water bottles at GMF.
- Offering a comprehensive transportation page on the GMF website to encourage carpooling and public transit options such as HART bus lines and the TECO Line Streetcar, as well as biking, walking and using river taxis.
The Awesome Tampa Bay Stage at Tibbett's Corner
New to GMF this year, Tibbett's Corner is named for one of downtown Tampa's first retail establishments, which opened in 1885 on the corner of Lafayette Street (now Kennedy Boulevard) and Franklin Street. At GMF, Tibbett's Corner and the Awesome Tampa Bay Stage will feature retail vendors, street performers, and children's activities.
Tampa Bay Rocks: Four Decades of Rock 'n' Roll from the Tampa Bay Times Photo Archive
GMF attendees will receive half-off admission to the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts on March 9 so they can check out this amazing collection of rock 'n' roll photography from the archives of the Tampa Bay Times. This limited-engagement collection of more than 30 photographs ? from Elvis at the Florida Theater in 1956 to U2 at Curtis Hixon Hall in 1983 ? will be on view for one month only, through March 17, at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.
Visit http://www.gasparillamusicfestival.com for festival updates and details.
The Gasparilla Music Festival presented by Tech Data is sponsored by FL Legal Group, the Tampa Bay Times, Yuengling Beer, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Soulshine, Trombley & Haynes, P.A., Tower Radiology Centers, Carte Blanche Wines, Wilkes & McHugh, P.A., Gulf Shore Bank, the Kimmins Foundation, Malio's Restaurant, Franklin Street, Cigar City Brewing, St. Somewhere Brewing Co., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Tampa Chamber of Commerce, NorthStar Bank, Hill Ward Henderson, Ferman Motor Car Company, and Acidflyers.com.