Live Entertainment for Tailgate Taste Fest Announced

Live Entertainment for Tailgate Taste Fest Announced

TAMPA, FL – Tailgate Taste Fest is proud to announce a trio of acts set to perform at the third annual Tampa Bay’s Tailgate Taste Fest on Saturday, October 1 at Curtis Hixon Park. Performances will begin at 3 p.m. and will continue through 10 p.m. Acts will include the talented performances of Charlie Hotel, Trigger City Trio and Forrest Hoffar.  

Charlie Hotel: 3 – 5 p.m.

Calling Tampa, Florida home, Charlie Hotel, a Dance/Rock cover group, brings the rock wherever they travel. Performing from Orlando to Key West and all parts in between, these career-long musicians, know how to get the crowd rocking.

Charlie Hotel is also a regular performer at Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ and Tampa Bay Lightning home contests, while also participating in major events like the Gasparilla Day and Night Parades and Guavaween.

Most famously, the duo opened for Barenaked Ladies and Sugar Ray.

Trigger City Trio:  5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

The Trigger City Trio is a band of many colors. Combining tight arrangements, soulful vocals, and guitarist Andy Gray’s trademark guitar wizardry, the Trio weave together a unique, frequently funky sort of rock and roll.

Performing songs that explore a wide-range of thought provoking emotions, bassist Tim Nichol’s funk bass wouldn’t seem out of place in outer space, while Ryan Smiley’s grooves ground the band with an earthy weight on the drums. The group delivers this package with a playful, energetic live show honed from years of stage experience.

Forrest Hoffar: 8 – 10 p.m.

Forrest Hoffar's passion was sparked at the young age of six and the fire of that passion perpetuates to everyone who hears his voice.  His beginnings in the church, the country-based traditions, and growing up in a rural part of central Florida, have molded Hoffar into the person he is today- completely charming and enchanting; surely, you're bound to fall in love.

Most recently, the Florida native released a tastefully crafted, Americana-flavored and Pop-influenced album, California, in February of 2015. Hoffar’s most recent recordings are produced by the acclaimed songwriter/producer, Niko Moon (Zac Brown, Kid Rock, and Colt Ford). Hoffar and Moon produced the record at the renowned Southern Ground Studios in Nashville, Tennesee.

FREE to the public, make plans today to check out these three incredible acts on Saturday, October 1 at our third annual tailgate celebration. For those interested in purchasing food sample or VIP wristbands, please visit our ticket page.

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