January once again means the annual Sunshine Music Festival will appear only in Florida to bring some of the most electrifying musical performers to the state. And this year it will be no exception! Once again the award-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band makes their sixth headlining appearance at the 2018 Sunshine Music Festival and has handpicked an unparalleled line-up of exciting acts on two live music stages along with a wider array of refreshing craft beers and a larger variety of food vendors. The Festival will kick off Saturday, January 13, 2017, NOON, at Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg in the Tampa Bay Area and then Sunday, January 14, 2017, NOON at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton in South Florida.
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.
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, Other 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.
Tickets start at $53.75
Mike's new album, The Green Sparrow, which also hits stores August 5th, is available NOW for pre-order on CD and a limited pressing on 180g audiophile quality Green Vinyl. To allow fans to save on shipping (when purchasing both Phish's Walnut Creek pre-order items and Mike's Green Sparrow items), we've made all combo packages available via Phish Dry Goods.
Everyone who pre-orders The Green Sparrow CD from Mike's Online Store or Dry Goods will receive an autographed copy and will be entered to win a chance to hang out with Mike!
One Grand Prize Winner will be the beneficiary of two tickets to any of the shows on Mike's summer tour plus a bona fide Rendez-Mike: A bass lesson, chess game, a vegetarian feast, it's your call. We'll finalize time and location with the lucky winner.
10 Runner ups will receive a copy of The Green Sparrow on vinyl, signed by Mike.
Recorded at Mike's home studio in Vermont and mixed at The Barn, The Green Sparrow features special guests Chuck Leavell, Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell, Bill Kreutzmann, Ivan Neville and horn players from Antibalas.
From the deeply rooted funk of "Radar Blip" to the rousing intricacies of "Andelmans' Yard," from the spirited rock of "Traveled Too Far" to the punch of "Another Door," The Green Sparrow is a playful album from an artist who continually reveals new layers of far-reaching invention.