Rock At Night wants YOU to start planning for the 2018 Sunshine Music Festival NOW because January is right around the corner. The Sunshine Music Festival will be held in St. Petersburg (January 13th) and Boca Raton (January 14th) with a great line-up of blues and a family-friendly atmosphere. Early bird tickets are still for sale, I understand, so make it a holiday gift. Just sayin’!
NOW IN ITS SIXTH AWESOME YEAR
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND
2018 SUNSHINE MUSIC FESTIVAL
FEATURING A DYNAMIC LINE-UP WITH:
MIKE GORDON ¤ MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD ¤
GALACTIC ¤ HOT TUNA ¤
FOUNDATION OF FUNK featuring Meters drummer Zigaboo Modeliste and bassist George Porter, Jr.
with special guests Eric Krasno and John Medeski ¤
THE SUFFERS ¤
SATURDAY, JANUARY 13 – ST. PETE…..Vinoy Park
SUNDAY, JANUARY 14 – BOCA RATON….Mizner Park Amphitheater
EARLY BIRD GA TICKETS ON SALE
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 / 10AM
A limited quantity of Sunshine Music Festival Early Bird General Admission tickets for $53.75 go on sale Monday, September 25 / 10 AM through Thursday, September 28 / 10PM or until they sell out. They are available at www.livenation.com, all TicketMaster outlets or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000. Regular Public On Sale begins Friday, September 29 / 10AM. Prices for both venues are: $64.95* for General Admission; $129.95* for Reserved Seats; and $229.95* for VIP. Boca Raton, Mizner Park has special balcony seating for $99.95*. The VIP Package also includes: a commemorative T-shirt, a commemorative laminate, best available reserve seating, a specialty lunch, private restrooms and a private winetasting.
*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
For the sixth year in a row the Tedeschi Trucks Band, or TTB as their loyal fans prefer to call them, appear in what has fast become their signature musical event. Now with a catalog of five albums and nearly a decade of steady touring in the U.S. and abroad, Tedeschi Trucks Band carries a distinguished reputation earned from both audiences and critics as one of the premier live bands in the world. The 12-piece powerhouse, led by the husband-and-wife team of guitarist Derek Trucks and guitarist-singer Susan Tedeschi, continues to expand a growing repertoire of original material written both individually and as a band, plus tasty covers deep-seated in American Roots, embracing genres, from rock, jazz, blues, and Americana to gospel, country, soul, and funk. Their latest release, Live From the Fox Oakland, (March, 2017) CD/DVD was recorded in a single night and beautifully captures the group’s incredible power in concert. The double-disc live recording, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Blues and #6 Rock Albums chart, showcases the band’s ability to move seamlessly from blistering rock and blues to soulful ballads and includes their take on classics from Derek and the Dominos, Leonard Cohen, and even Miles Davis among TTB’s original songs. The film also gives a behind-the-scenes look at the band on the road.
Curated by Tedeschi Trucks Band, oOther exciting top acts announced on this year’s bill for the Festival are: Phish bassist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Gordon who has just released his new solo album “OGOGO”; Medeski Martin & Wood effortlessly straddling the gap between avant-garde improvisation and accessible groove-based jazz; Galactic the seminal New Orleans funk band that is consistently pushing their artistic boundaries; Hot Tuna featuring the legendary guitar and bass bluesy sounds of former Jefferson Airplane members Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady; Foundation Of Funk featuring the legendary backbone of The Meters drummer Zigaboo Modeliste and bassist George Porter, Jr. with special guests Eric Krasno and John Medeski; and The Suffers a ten-piece band from Houston, TX who are redefining the sound of Gulf Coast Soul.
With More Great Music, More Great Wine and Craft Beers and More Great Food, the 2018 Sunshine Music Festival featuring the Tedeschi Trucks Band comes only to Florida for two dates, Saturday, January 13 at Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg in the Tampa Bay Area; and Sunday, January 14 at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton in South Florida. Limited $53.75 Early Bird tickets go on sale Monday, September 25 / 10AM to Thursday, September 28 /10PM or until they sell out with General Public on sale on Friday, September 29 / 10AM at www.livenation.com, all TicketMaster outlets or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.
For more information go to www.sunshinemusicfestival.com
I grew up in a household full of rock music, studied journalism in college, and then became a scientist.Although my science career has served me well, music has always played a major role in my life. I grew up reading "Creem" magazine; I play several musical instruments as a "hobby";and it seems a camera has always been in my hand. Now, I am combining what I love the most--music and photography--serving as editor of Rock At Night. My motto: life is short...no regrets. Chyrisse