Gasparilla Music Festival

This man is the reason I fought with my anxiety, Mr. Nasir “Nas” Jones. When I found out he was coming to my city I had to go. Florida makes headlines for a lot of malarky but we're on the news for something good this time. We got this man to bless our city with his gifts as the headliner for the Gasparilla Music Festival.


Gasparilla Music Festival is an annual concert that supports music education. It’s held in downtown Tampa at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Gardens Park on October 1-3, featuring musical acts from a wide variety of genres on several stages and cuisine from the region’s top restaurants. As part of its mission to support and promote music and education, the organization is involved throughout the year in several initiatives including providing scholarships and instruments to music students.They have had past acts like Pharacyde, Erykah Badu, Ghostface Killah, and Nas.



He performed all his classics and his new joints which was something a real hip hop head could appreciate. Being at that concert made me realize why I fell in love with hip hop in the first place. There were all types of people just out vibing and having a good time without their phones. There was clear distinction of age though, some festivals it's a bunch of drunk teenagers which can be a deterrence. This event wasn't like that everyone was grown and having fun. This concert is for my hippie hip hop lovers, if you like alternative hip-hop this festival is for you. I found some acts that I never heard of which are always cool. Being in Florida doesn’t hurt either thing is cheap and the weather is phenomenal. The new act I found is called Pusha Preme. He’s opened for Saint Jhn and Gunna just to name a few. Bro has really been putting in work, he just got his single on tht billboard 100 chart as an indie artist. Which is major because he’s doing all this without a label. It’s always refreshing to see an artist when they’re first starting out. Then to watch their career blossom to its full potential. I remember I saw Ne-Yo before he was famous, a lot of people don’t know that he plays four instruments. That’s why I watch all the acts you’ll never know who you might see.








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