WMNF Tropical Heatwave 2014 bringing The Hold Steady and others to Ybor this May

The 33rd annual fest features a usual diverse lineup that also includes Roadkill Ghost Choir and The Bright Light Social Hour.

Posted by Andrew Silverstein on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 3:00 PM

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Tropical Heatwave, WMNF's beloved multi-venue music fest, will return to Ybor City with a big ol' assortment of musical acts headed up by the always fun, Ybor-fond indie rock outfit The Hold Steady; Austin-bred Tampa favorites The Bright Light Social Hour; Florida's own hard-buzzing, fast-rising Roadkill Ghost Choir; and many more.

Set to take place on Friday and Saturday, May 9-10, the 33rd iteration of the festival will invade more than a handful of Ybor stages within and around its central location at The Cuban Club. (Full lineup of confirmed talent and ticket info after the jump.)

Known for its eclectic assortment of musical talent — style-, region-, and notoriety-wise — Tropical Heatwave 2014 will stick to its longstanding reputation with a bill that also includes Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur, beard-y roots rock outfit The David Mayfield Parade, Houston-based Americana act Hayes Carll, New Zealand reggae troupe Katchafire, Brooklyn's Black Taxi and scores more, with additional acts TBA in the coming weeks.

The Tropical Heatwave 2014 lineup so far:

The Hold Steady
Joseph Arthur
Hayes Carll
Katchafire
Bright Light Social Hour
Black Taxi
David Mayfield Parade
The Main Squeeze
Moon Hooch blend House
Roadkill Ghost Choir
Sol Caribe
Cope
The Hip Abduction
Kim Lenz Band
Rosco Bandana
Bree
Wild Adriatic
Come Back Alice
Capsula
Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders
The Deadfields
Loves It
Izzy and the Catastrophics
Hymn for Her
New Madrid
Good Graeff
Austin Miller
Dropin Pickup
Afeefa and The Boy
Displace
Big Blu House
Beartoe Beartoe
Rocket 88

Tropical Heatwave 2014 tickets are $40 in advance ($50 at the door) and good for admission to both nights. To purchase tickets, visit the Tropical Heatwave ticket page or call WMNF at 813-238-8001.

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