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Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 15, 2014
(L-R)  Chuck Pesano, Executive Director Florida State Fair, and Neil Jacobsen, President Live Nation FL, unveil the poster for the Big Guava Music Festival.

(L-R) Chuck Pesano, Executive Director Florida State Fair, and Neil Jacobsen, President Live Nation FL, unveil the poster for the Big Guava Music Festival.



What is destined to become the biggest and best Live Music Festival in all of Florida, Big Guava brings a great line-up of musical stars to the Florida State Fairgrounds and MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4.  There will be four stages of the best top live music acts, a Monster Midway of unlimited free thrilling and fast paced rides and craft beer gardens along with taste-tempting delights from critically acclaimed food trucks.  There is just no reason not to have the best time of your life!


Already scheduled to perform at Big Guava are: Outkast, their reunion tour with Andre 3000 and Big Boi; Vampire Weekend, considered one of the most creative and critically acclaimed bands in the American music scene today; Foster The People, the popular indie rock trio making atmospheric, psychedelic, and dance-oriented pop; Slightly Stoopid, built on a bedrock of slabs of dubby bass, meditative vocal harmonies, rock-steady guitar licks and tightly syncopated percussive rhythms;  Cake, defying all musical genres to create their own individual sound; Tegan And Sara, with a unique ability to bridge the pop and indie worlds; Violent Femmes, the textbook American cult band of the 1980s who captured the essence of teen angst with remarkable precision and emerged as the soundtrack for the lives of troubled adolescents the world over; Girl Talk, his songs


are built on recognizable samples of recent hit singles, recontextualized into an entirely new piece; Earl Sweatshirt, his languid style is a blend of highly personal alt-rap and morbid horrorcore; Grouplove, a merging of richly narrated, intricate songs with anthemic classic pop production; and HAIM, who are able to switch from instrument to instrument, all while singing in three part harmony.




          Additional performers include: Twenty One Pilots, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Chance the Rapper, Walk The Moon, Blue October, Band Of Skulls, ZZ Ward, MS MR, Timeflies, Hoodie Allen,  American Authors, Deap Vally, St. Lucia, Smallpools, Bear Hands, Morning Parade, Kitten, Magic Man, Jacuzzi Boys, Gringo Star, Unlikely Candidates, Vic Mensa, Terraplane Sun, Jessica Hernandez And The Deltas, Fly Union and more to be announced soon.




          Four stages, tons of bands and that is only a part of the fun and excitement Big Guava offers.  There is also a Monster Midway of fast paced free unlimited thrill rides. And then there are the epicurean delights of the finest and most unique food trucks that Tampa Bay has to offer as well as a variety of Craft Beer Gardens that provide refreshing libations for even the most discerning aficionados.




Big Guava was created as a joint partnership between Live Nation FL and the Florida State Fair Authority to bring the biggest and best Live Music Festival to Florida and the Tampa Bay area.  Hours for Big Guava are Friday, May 2: 4PM to 11PM; Saturday, May 3: 11:30AM to 11PM; and Sunday, May 4: 11:30AM to 10PM.




3-Day Early Bird General Admission Pass: $99 (Limited Quantity Available – on-sale January 15 at 5pm EST); 3-Day General Admission Pass – $165 (on-sale January 18 at 10:00 AM).  Tickets include Free Unlimited Rides and General Admission to All Stages including the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre (seats available on first come, first served basis).





There is also the one and only 3-Day Super Guava Pass – $499 (on-sale January 18 at 10:00 AM).  This is the ultimate ticket to Big Guava and includes Free Unlimited Rides; Premium Reserved Seat in Amphitheatre; Preferred viewing areas for all other stages; Access to Two Super Guava Lounges with Specialty Food and Complementary Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Limited Samplings of Signature Beer and Wine; Commemorative Super Guava Laminate




To purchase tickets go to, all TicketMaster outlets or charge


by-phone at (800) 745-3000. 


All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, parking and service and handling charges.





Wanee Festival Lineup to be announced Monday, January 20th!

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 15, 2014

Get ready everyone! The 10th Anniversary lineup will be announced this Monday, January 20!! Tickets are now on sale on!! 

VIP tickets will also go on sale Monday, January 20! Do not miss out on these premium tickets. They fly quickly!!

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The Hangout Line 2014 Announced

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 15, 2014



The 2014 Lineup |  Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

Who’s ready to get their beach on? The Hangout Fest is back, featuring The Black Keys, The Killers, Outkast, Jack Johnson, Queens of the Stone Age, Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips, STS9, Wiz Khalifa, Zedd, Childish Gambino, Amos Lee, Conor Oberst, Tegan and Sara, Portugal The Man, Fitz and the Tantrums, Capital Cities, Boys Noize, Bloody Beetroots, Ingrid Michaelson, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The 1975, Bastille and many more acts playing on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores, AL May 16-18, 2014.


How to Get Tickets:

Weekend tickets go on sale tomorrow Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10:00am EST.  Check out for information about GA, VIP and Super VIP tickets.  If you are coming from out of town, we are also offering all-inclusive travel packages and great deals on condos and other vacation rentals.

Whatever ticket you choose, we strongly recommend you buy a ticket bundled with a shuttle pass.