Just Do Me Like That: A Tom Petty Tribute
Tom Petty was born and raised in Florida, so it’s only fitting that Florida’s best community radio station will be the only one in the state celebrating his birthday with a full night of Tom Petty’s music! Like the Gainesville legend, WMNF 88.5FM got it’s start in the late 70’s. Both Petty and WMNF rejected the bland sounds of classic rock radio at the end of the 70’s, and instead, moved towards a blend of Byrd-like Folk, Punk, New Wave, Garage Rock, and Dylan-esque singer/songwriters for a unique sound like never before.
WMNF is celebrating with at least 12 bands performing over 40 of his best songs from 26 albums, including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Traveling Wilburys, Tom Petty solo, and Mudcrutch.
“I think this could be the best tribute ever! I’ve had more bands ask to be part of this WMNF show than any other since I started these tributes 12 years ago. Tom Petty is our home state guy—we love him,” said Flee, WNNF Music Director.
Tom Petty Tribute Show Schedule (Times & Bands are subject to change):
6pm – 6:15pm – Longbeard (Michael Beardsley)
6:20pm – 6:32pm – Mark Carufel
6:54pm – 7:06pm – Girls Rock – Anarkitty
6:37pm – 6:49pm – Deb Ruby
7:16pm – 7:31pm – Sunset Bridge Band
7:41pm – 7:53pm – Matt Burke of Have Gun, Will Travel
8:03pm – 8:18pm – Cottondale Swamp
8:28pm – 8:43pm – Jct 27
8:53pm – 9:08pm – Talk To Mark
9:25pm – 9:46pm – The Vodkanauts
10:06pm – 10:18pm – Rebekah Pulley
10:28pm – 10:39pm – Huckleberry Family
11:01pm – 11:13pm – The Mystery Dates
11:18pm – 11:33pm – Soul Purpose IV
It’s a non-stop music event that will be remembered for years to come.
Buy your tickets at the door for $25, open at 5pm.
WMNF Presents: A Tom Petty Tribute
October 22, 2022
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm