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Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of our Frequently Asked Questions.

What is Gasparilla Music Festival?

The Gasparilla Music Festival (“GMF”) is a community-funded festival celebrating the arts in Tampa Bay by showcasing diverse local acts alongside nationally recognized headliners. GMF is organized by the Gasparilla Music Foundation, a Florida 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Our mission is to create a sustainable community event for the Tampa Bay area while promoting arts education and benefiting local organizations and businesses. Find out more about some of our community outreach HERE. For a look at some of the local sights, sounds and flavors of our festival can be found HERE.

When and where?

February 16-18, 2024!

Friday – 
Saturday – 1:00pm
Sunday – 1:00pm

Location: Julian B Lane Riverfront Park
1001 N Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33607

How do I get to the Gasparilla Music Festival?

Bike to the Fest and use our FREE valet powered by Two Wheel Valet. This will be our biggest bike valet area to date!

Rideshare with friends on Uber/Lyft. PRO TIP: Drop off & Pick Up area is along N. Boulevard in front of the tennis courts.

Download the DASH app to scooter throughout downtown for an affordable rate.

The Pirate Water Taxi will be sailing through the river to the Fest. We’re Stop #15.

A FREE Shuttle powered by Kush will be running from Armature Works parking lot to the Fest.

Pay to park at the Poe Garage that’s a short scenic walk to the Fest!

Please be advised that the parking lots just south and north of Julian B. Lane require a special parking pass and are not open to the public. Keep an eye out for limited parking spots close to the park.

From I-75 North
Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 45A toward Downtown E; Keep left, follow signs for Ashley Dr; Turn right onto W Cass St; Turn right onto N Blvd

From I-75 South
Use the right lane to take exit 44 toward Downtown; Follow signs for Ashley Dr; Turn right onto W Cass St; Turn right onto N Blvd

From I-4
Use the center lane to take exit 45A toward Downtown; Follow signs for Ashley Dr; Turn right onto W Cass St; Turn right onto N Blvd

What days and times do the bands perform?

Visit our Lineup page for full list of bands and performance times.

All Bands, Dates and Times are Subject to Change or Cancellation

How can I volunteer to help out at GMF?

The Gasparilla Music Festival is completely grassroots and volunteer run. There are many options available for volunteers, and you will be joining a fun and energetic team. Please check here for volunteer opportunities for GMF!

What will be different at GMF 2024?

The Gasparilla Music Festival will take place in a new larger venue in 2024 at Julian B Lane Riverfront Park, located just across the Hillsborough River from the Straz Performing Arts Center

When is GMF 2024?

The weekend of February 16-18, 2024

What Bands / Artists are playing at the 2024 Gasparilla Music Festival?

Lineup information can be found here
All Bands, Dates and Times are Subject to Change or Cancellation

When will tickets for the 2024 GMF go on sale?

Tickets can be purchased at

How much do tickets cost?

General Admission: Single Day GA $45

Is GMF cash-less?

Yes. GMF accepts credit cards and Apple Pay / Google Pay.

Where do I enter?

General Admission Gate 1 (Main Entrance)
Located at the Intersection of N Boulevard and W Cypress Street

General Admission Gate 2
Located on Laurel Street just west of the Laurel Street Bridge.

VIP Ticket Holder Entrance
Dedicated VIP lanes are located by the General Admission Gates.

How can I become a sponsor?

GMF is a not-profit organization that hosts a community funded music festival sponsored by individuals and corporate sponsors. Your support is greatly appreciated and there are several levels of opportunities designed to fit your company’s needs and budget. Please email GMF at to learn how you can become a part of history!

What type of food will be at 2024 GMF?

GMF features local restaurants – the full lineup can be found here.

Where do I park?

Please be advised that the parking lots just south and north of Julian B. Lane require a special parking pass and are not open to the public.

Limited Free Street Parking
Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park is adjacent to free street parking just west of the park on residential streets.

Street parking is also available on Doyle Carlton Drive which is an approximately 5 min walk to Julian B. Lane.

Downtown Parking Garages/Lots
Pay to park at the Poe Garage that’s a short scenic walk to the Fest!

Various parking lots managed by independent vendors are also located downtown.

How much are VIP tickets?

VIP: Single Day VIP $125

VIP Tickets include:
Access to VIP tents and VIP bars
Access to front of stage viewing at the Riverside Stage and the Fortune Stage.
Access to air-conditioned restrooms
Each multiple day ticket is for 1 person.

All ticket holders will be issued a wristband on Day One of event. If wristband is removed, you will not be issued a replacement. Re-entry will be at full price.

Re-entry is allowed once you received your wristband.
Ticket and entry are voided if wristband is removed.

How can I submit my band to play at GMF 2024?

Currently the 2024 lineup is full.

How can I purchase tickets?

Tickets are available online HERE.
Having trouble receiving your tickets? Be sure to check your e-mail spam folder, or reach out to our Ticket provider, SeeTickets , for assistance

Do you accommodate bike riders?

We sure do! We offer Bike Valet at the tennis courts next the intersection of N Boulevard and W Cypress Street.

Is GMF “kid-friendly”?

Children 12 and under get in FREE to GMF!   On Sunday February 18, 2024 from 1pm-3pm, GMF will hosts its Kids Fest inside the venue with family friendly music, a kids zone and other activities for younger children.

NOTE: While GMF does allow children, there are adult beverages being served and from mid afternoon to evening, it is not recommended for young children. There also may be some music with profanities during those times.

What is included in the VIP Experience?

VIP premium viewing at the Riverside Stage and the Fortune Stage

Dedicated VIP bar & tent at the Riverside Stage and the Fortune Stage

Exclusive, air-conditioned and attended restrooms

Is the festival accessible for those with disabilities?

Yes. There is a viewing deck for those with disabilities located next to the main stage soundboard at the Riverside Stage. Please contact us for assistance

Where can I stay?

See our Accommodations page.

Will there be ATMs at the festival?

No and cash cannot be used inside the festival.

What can I bring?

GMF approved items include:

– Blanket or ground tarp (no larger than 6’x8′)
– Low-backed chairs (under 30″ in height, not within 100 feet on any stages)
– Small bags and backpacks (smaller than 17″x12″x10″, subject to search)
– Water (factory sealed, up to 1 liter)
– Wheelchairs and medical scooters
– Strollers for children
– Hand-held still cameras

Can I purchase GMF tickets at the event?

Yes if there are still tickets available! The Box Office is located at Gate 1 at the intersection of N Boulevard and W Cypress and open 30 minutes prior to Gate Times each day. We accept credit cards only.

OK, so what items are NOT permitted?

Please leave the following items at home:

– Alcohol (we will provide on-site) and other beverages (except sealed water up to 1 liter or an empty reusable, non-glass container)
– Glass containers
– Coolers and thermoses
– Food
– Umbrellas and tents (anything that can obstruct the view of others)
– Large chairs
– Video and audio recording equipment
– Pets
– Wagons, skateboards and Segways
– Weapons, illicit drugs and other contraband
– Balls, frisbees, missiles, and any other types of throwing objects or projectiles

Are there any additional policies?

No unauthorized vending. GMF reserves the right to deny entry or remove from the festival anyone in violation of these policies or for any reason.

What is the ticket refund policy?

All tickets are final sale and cannot be exchanged or refunded. Rain or Shine. All artists, dates and times subject to change or cancellation.  In the case of an event cancellation without a rescheduled date, a refund may be issued. By purchasing a ticket to this event, you agree to this purchase policy. Before purchasing your tickets, we urge you to confirm the title, time and location of the event.

Can I bring my pet?

No. We love our furry friends, but we request that you please leave pets at home.

Is photographic or recording equipment permitted at the festival?

Hand-held still cameras are permitted. Tripods are not advisable. Audio and video recording devices are NOT permitted.

How can I gain credentials for a press pass?

Please send your contact information to along with link to your publication and related media.


plus applicable taxes and fees

All artists and times subject to change or cancellation. Rain or Shine. No Refunds

To become a Volunteer for GMF 2024, SIGN UP HERE

For more information, please contact,

Thank you for your interest in Gasparilla Music Festival!

If you would like to become a sponsor for the Gasparilla Music Festival, please contact,

2024 Vendor Applications are now available.

The Gasparilla Music Festival strives to represent the community by showcasing the best of what Tampa has to offer in local vendors.

For more information, please contact,

If you are a member of the media and would like press credentials for the 2024 Gasparilla Music Festival, please email

Gasparilla Music Festival
PO Box 172986
Tampa, FL 33672
(813) 708-VIBE - (813) 708-8423