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WMNFs Americana/Roots Festival

Saturday Jun 29 8:00PM Add to Calendar
Skipper's Smokehouse [map]


Advanced ticket sales have ended at WMNF, by phone & on-line... Check a ticket outlet for the advanced price of $12 or get tickets at the door for $15 ~ There will be plenty!!

You can see & hear 10 of the best Americana and roots bands in the southeast, including The Deadfields ~ Have Gun, Will Travel ~ Applebutter Express ~ The Wholetones ~ Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets ~ Justin + Travis from The Groves ~ Joel Tatangelo Band ~ Bloody Jug Band ~ Nook & Cranny ~ Sara Rose Band (with guest Ronny Elliott paying tribute to hillbilly boogie pioneers Maddox Brothers & Rose).

Get there early, doors open at 3pm, music at 4pm...

The Deadfields The Georgia band was big hit at Tropical Heatwave and scored very high in all post-Heatwave surveys. They play foot stompin', hand clappin', knee slappin', ruckus rowsin' roots rock! To truly appreciate how engaging and infectious The Deadfields' music is, you really must see them live.

Have Gun, Will Travel For five years Have Gun, Will Travel has been one of the most played bands on WMNF. Their music, with its great energy, interesting lyrics and infectious, sing-along choruses and refrains, has proven popular with many programmers and lots of listeners. They will have an eagerly awaited summer 2013 release.

The Applebutter Express In the last year this bluegrass-jam-ukulele-soul-funk-Americana act out of Seminole Heights has become one of the most in-demand bands in Tampa Bay. Riding the rising wave of harmonic string music, The Applebutter Express are likely to break out beyond Tampa Bay.

Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets Rebekah Pulley's CD Tra La La has been the most played album on WMNF in 2013. Her honey-voiced singing and excellent songwriting is buoyed by creative arrangements and playing with her highly talented band.

The Wholetones The Naples quartet plays music some call ‘folkcore,’ where they play traditional-based songs on acoustic instruments with hardcore volume and energy. Their aesthetic launches into jazz-soaked territories or they let loose in Native American-tribal rocking passages ala Mike Patton’s Tomahawk; or they crush in technical arrangements with plenty of fast and furious string thrashing, picking and fret-flying shreds.

The Bloody Jug Band Drawing inspiration from historic jug bands of the 1920’s and 30’s as well as the darker side of Blues and Rock n’ Roll, this eight-piece ensemble from Orlando carves out its own niche in a genre of music that has never seen such a bloody incarnation...some are calling it Florida Swamp-Noir. You should not miss them!

Nook & Cranny From Gainesville, Nook & Cranny brings original music with a focus on heartfelt composition and the crafting of the song as a whole. "They’re a beautiful bottomless tumbler of a band that never lets its drunk get sloppy." Mike Ostrov -
Check them out on WMNF's Live Music Showcase on Friday June 28, 1pm.

The Joel Tatangelo Band The Joel Tatangelo Band deftly blends delta blues, swamp soul, power rock and sticky funk to create its own singular brand of rock & soul. JTB has been building a reputation as a must-see live act with potent performances across the south.

Justin and Travis - of The Groves As a foursome The Groves are one of the top alt rock bands in the state. With the two band leaders in an acoustic setting it is a chance to focus on their excellent songwriting and singing.

The Sara Rose Band (with special guest Ronny Elliott) Going back to the roots of Americana, The Sara Rose Band is a female-fronted quintet playing classic country and honky-tonk music. During their set they will be joined by Tampa music legend Ronny Elliott who will pay tribute the 1940's and 1950's hillbilly band Maddox Brothers and Rose.


4:05 - 4:35 . . . Joel Tatangelo Band

450 - 5:30 . . . Sara Rose Band with Ronny Elliott

5:45 - 6:15 . . . Nook & Cranny

6:30 - 7 . . . Justin + Travis from The Groves

7:15 - 7:45 . . . Bloody Jug Band

8:00 - 8:30 . . . Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets

8:45-9:15 . . . The Wholetones

9:30-10 . . . Have Gun, Will Travel

10:15 - 10:45 . . . The Applebutter Express

11 - 12 . . . The Deadfields


$12.00 advance $15.00 at the door

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Skipper's Smokehouse

910 Skipper Road
Tampa , FL 33613 [map]
Phone: (813) 971 - 0666

Directions from North - I-275 to Bearss exit, then left one block to Nebraska. Go right on Nebraska for 1/4 mile to Skipper Road. Turn left and then left into parking lot.

Directions from South or East - I-275 N to Fletcher exit, then right one block to Nebraska. Go left on Nebraska to Skipper Road. Turn right and then left into parking lot.

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