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Sixth Annual Tampa Bay’s Tailgate Taste Fest Announces Musical Lineup & Entertainment

September 17, 2019

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TAMPA, FL – On Saturday, October 5, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park will transform into the ultimate tailgate party for the Sixth Annual Tampa Bay’s Tailgate Taste Fest. Hosted by the Event Development Institute (EDI) and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, this FREE, family- and dog-friendly festival will begin at 3:00 pm and continue through 10:30 pm with live musical performances going all day long.

Returning to the stage to open this year’s outdoor concert is local, southern rock favorite Soul Circus Cowboys. Southbound75, who was recently voted Top Emerging Country Acts on Reverbnation, will follow, bringing their high-energy country twang to the stage. Chad Montana Band, another fresh new group to join Tampa Bay’s Tailgate Taste Fest musical lineup, will headline the show. A full event timeline, including stage times, can be found on the Tailgate Taste Fest website.

“This year’s musical lineup will infuse the country and southern rock genres that Tailgate Taste Fest patrons have grown to love with local flair,” says Jenna Grooms, Event Manager for the Event Development Institute. “Our event attendees will not only get to play corn hole, sample foods from our participating restaurants and mingle with their friends over an ice-cold Bud Light, but they will be able to attend a FREE concert in the park, which is a rare opportunity! We can’t wait to see everyone rocking out to some of the area’s best local bands.”

Event entertainment will also include a 16-team cornhole tournament presented by Moe’s Southwest Grill, kid-friendly activations with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Valspar Championship and the University of South Florida and of course the showing of the day’s best college football matchups on the event’s two large-scale LED screens.

Food sample wristbands and Very Important Tailgater (VIT) packages are available for purchase online now as well as on-site the day of the event. Event patrons who purchase food sample wristbands will receive automatic entry into a surprise raffle. Visit for updates and information regarding wristbands, entertainment and the gameday TV schedule. You can also stay up to date on social media by following the event page (@TailgateTasteFest) and hashtag (#TBTasteFest) on Instagram and liking the event page on Facebook (@TailgateTasteFest).

For additional information on the Event Development Institute, please visit EDI is also active on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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