Tampa can trade musical instruments for free Gasparilla Music Festival tickets

A Recycled Tunes drive happens at Sparkman Wharf on February 9.

click to enlarge Gasparilla Music Foundation's Recycled Tunes program will collect instruments at Sparkman Wharf in Tampa, Florida on February 9, 2019. - Photo via Ysanne Taylor ℅ Gasparilla Music Festival
Photo via Ysanne Taylor ℅ Gasparilla Music Festival
Gasparilla Music Foundation's Recycled Tunes program will collect instruments at Sparkman Wharf in Tampa, Florida on February 9, 2019.

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


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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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