Watching kids receive the gift of a musical instrument is emotionally overwhelming.
On Saturday, Gasparilla Music Festival’s philanthropic arm will once again collect gently used instruments in exchange for a free, two-day GA ticket to the fest, which the Avett Brothers and Gary Clark Jr. are headlining.
There’ll be curbside drop-off on the west side of Sparkman Wharf, but you could be lured out of your car by the live music happening on the lawn from 2-4 p.m. The instrument-ticket trade is a hell of a deal, and you can’t put a dollar value on what it feels like to change a life with music.
Danielle Mohr-led rock and pop band HoneyWhat will play tunes on the Wharf lawn.
Gasparilla Music Foundation Recycled Tunes Instrument Drive w/HoneyWhat. Sat. Feb. 9, 2-4 p.m. Sparkman Wharf, 615 Channelside Dr., Tampa. gasparillamusic.com.