The Factory St. Pete hosts battle of the bands style showcase 'Destination Okeechobee'

Mak, Miróux, Peace Cult and P.M. Tiger are just some of the band's on the bill.

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click to enlarge Miroux plays Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa, Florida on March 11, 2017. - Kasey Makal c/o Gasparilla Music Festival
Kasey Makal c/o Gasparilla Music Festival
Miroux plays Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa, Florida on March 11, 2017.
This really is a sort of who’s who lineup of the Bay area’s hardest-working indie-pop bands.

Similar to how 97X holds a pre-Next Big Thing battle of the bands to determine who gets to open the festival, one of Tampa’s favorite excuses to take a road trip—AKA Okeechobee Music Festival—is also looking for a few up-and-coming bands and artists to tear down a stage come March.

A trio of “Destination Okeechobee” battle of the bands-style gigs are going down across Florida, and Tampa Bay’s version features bands we’ve seen at spots as large as Gasparilla Music Festival, and as intimate as the late, great Hideaway Cafe.

Tickets for Destination Okeechobee happening at The Factory St. Pete on Saturday, Jan. 21 for are only $10, plus whatever “fuck you” fees Ticketmaster decides to throw in this week.

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Josh Bradley

Josh Bradley is Creative Loafing Tampa's resident live music freak. He started freelancing with the paper in 2020 at the age of 18, and has since covered, announced, and previewed numerous live shows in Tampa Bay. Check the music section in print and online every week for the latest in local live music.
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