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The 30th Annual Tropical Heatwave

Saturday May 14 8:30PM Add to Calendar


ONLINE SALES HAVE ENDED ~ full festival tickets are $40 at the door ~ $12 for ages 12-20

Tickets were $30 in advance (check an outlet for availability on those); ONLY $12 for individual club access (Orpheum, New World Brewery, Crowbar, PLAY Ybor)

All advanced tickets, purchased by phone or on-line, after May 2nd, will be AT WILL-CALL.

To get the Heatwave schedule and descriptions of bands click here.



The extravaganza of eclectic entertainment! Ybor City will come alive with amazing music. These great bands are already booked!

Carolina Chocolate Drops - African-American stringband/folk
Cracker - roots rock/ alternative
Have Gun, Will Travel - Americana
Damon Fowler Band - blues and rock
Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours - rock with humor
Chico Mann - Latin-African-funk
Barons of Tang - gypsy/ska/trashabilly from Australia
HuDost - world folk and rock
The Hip Abduction - reggae-rock-world
Flat Earth Society - Circusy, genre-jumping 15 piece big band from Belgium
Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys - zydeco
Sarasota Slim - blues
Sons of Hippies - psychedelic punk trio
Caravan of Thieves - gypsy swing with circus-like live show
Ryan Montbleau Band - rock, soul, reggae, folk, funk
Two Man Gentlemen Band - raucous retro swing and humor
Two Cow Garage - loud alt-country
Choklate - Female soul/jazz vocalist
The Righteous Kind - rock’n’ roll w/ R&B psychedelic and rockabilly influences
Rocket 88 - rockabilly
Groove City - R&B and neo-soul
Talk To Mark - rock
Radio Free Carmela and the Transmitter - Americana –tinged folk-rock
Shotgun Party trio from Austin TX , early blues, country, bluegrass swing
Bachaco reggae and cumbia
Hymn For Her - little duo who make a lot of noise and a fun show
The Only Sons - high energy country-fueled rock from Tennesee
Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade - modern -vintage swing and folk
Steve Vaclavik and the Woeful Ones - twang rock
Living Arches - indie folk-rock
Kaleigh Baker - powerhouse jazz and blues vocalist from Orlando
Leigh Humes - folk-jazz singer-guitarist
Marksmen – twangy alt rock
Peelander-Z – Japanese comic book punk rock
Rayland Baxter – folk-pop
Holy Ghost Tent Revival - high energy heart throbbing, foot-stomping good time music
Those Darlins - alt-country- punk women
The Bright Light Social Hour - named Best Indie Band at the 2010 Austin TX Music Awards, playing fist up rock n’ roll
Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets - Tampa Bay's honey-voiced sweetheart
Alias Punch - Garage-psychedelic-surf
Swamp Logic - swampy, bluesy New Orleans styles
All Get Out - loud, personal rock n roll from North Carolina
B.C. - conscious hip hop
Florida Night Heat - instrumental indie rock
Stolen Idols - Latin Jazz and Exotica
young Goodman Brown - Georgia singer-songwriter
Pauses - alt dream pop
CC Carter - political singer - songwriter
Poetry 'n Lotion progresive eclectic instrumentalists
Jubal's KinFlorida's impressive new folk band
Set and Setting instrumental rock

All advanced tickets, purchased by phone or on-line, will be AT WILL-CALL. The deadline to send an envelope for mailing HAS PAST


$30.00 advance $40.00 at the door

Get tickets:



"The Only Ones" is a typo. The 80's British New Wave Pop Rock band know for the hit "Another Girl, Another Planet" will sadly not be playing Tropical Heatwave. However, The Only SONS from Murfreesboro, TN will be playing their variety of high energy country-fueled rock at this year's fest.

We got their Sons - they got our Ones

Or you got your chocolate in my peanut butter...I think somehow our names got transposed in the mix - We're actually Steve Vaclavik and The Woeful Ones and somehow became The Woeful Sons (which come to think of it, isn't bad) as The Only Sons became The Only Ones. Just happy to be part of Tropical Heatwave whatever they call us -

Ones vs Sons

Typos corrected! Ones or Sons, it's going to be a night of awesome music.


The Whigs are also appearing?


Yes, The Whigs are headlining the Crowbar stage.

Can't wait !!!!!!!

Dying for the schedule, please post ASAP, best lineup ever !!!!

Those Darlins

Those Darlins --- YES, Rockin & Ready


Saw the Chocolate Drops at Bonnaroo last year; they put on an incredible live performance!


I have been waiting for two years for the Carolina Chocolate Drops to come closer than Atlanta - this is going to be a fabulouse show!!!

Carolina Chocolate Drops

Saw the Carolina Chocolate Drops at Jazz Fest in NOLA. Great, rootsy, folk/blues performance. Looking forward to seeing them at Heatwave.

Righteous Kind @ Tropical Heatwave

The Righteous Kind from Gainesville FL will be be bringing rock, blues & soul to Tropical Heatwave, May 14.

Ryan Montbleu Band

Im not sure if the sunshining south has heard of the Ryan Montbleu Band but I promise you will all LOVE them!

Ryan Montbleau Band

Amen, Stacy. I saw them in St Pete at the Craftsman House gallery in 2009 and in Chigago in 2010. They are a perfect Heatwave band! Very tight instrumentally, great songs, both funny and insightful lyrics. The total package in my opinion. Make sure you see them at Heatwave, folks.

Can't Wait

I haven't gone in a couple of years, always been out of town. Coming with my sister this time, can't wait! Saw Chocolate Drops in Nashville a few years ago, and the others just sound great, don't know how we're going to be in 9 places at the same time! Hope there's music to buy later.


Anybody know where the Player Acoustic Stage venue is located at Tropical Heatwave?

Inside club Play...

PLAY, located at 1701 East 8th Ave in Ybor City

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