Green Day, Lumineers To Top First Florida Innings Festival For March
Green Day and The Lumineers will headline the first Innings Festival in Tampa, Fla., which takes place March 19-20 at Raymond James Stadium Grounds during Major League Baseball’s Grapefruit League spring training.
The two-day event will feature 15-plus artists on three stages, with no overlapping sets, and performances from artists including Incubus, Khruangbin, 311, Nathanial Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Jimmy Eat World, Goo Goo Dolls, O.A.R., Highly Suspect and more. Also on tap are appearances by Major League Baseball figures including Ozzie Smith, Gary Sheffield, John Kruk, Lou Piniella, A.J. Pierzynski, along with a live taping of “Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster” the former MLB pitcher, who hosts an on-site talk show featuring MLB players and musicians, curated local fare, family friendly activities and more.
Tickets, including one-day, two-day passes as well as and VIP options, will be available Nov. 5th at 10am local time. Children 7 and under may attend for free if accompanying a ticketed adult.
The event is produced by C3 Presents, which has developed Innings Festival in Tempe, Ariz., coinciding with MLB’s Cactus League Spring Training. Innings Festival Arizona 2022 features Foo Fighters, Tame Impala, St. Vincent and more in late February at Beach Park & Arts Park, with all-time great starting pitcher Roger Clemens topping the MLB talent.
C3’s Tim Sweetwood, known for creating festivals such as the Shaky Knees events in the Southeast, previously told Pollstar that the opportunity for a festival taking place during Spring Training was obvious after checking out the annual Cactus League, where half of the MLB teams get ready for the regular season with exhibition games.
“Every game is sold out, there’s people of all ages, hundreds of thousands of people, and all the games start at noon and then there’s nothing to do when the games are over,” added Sweetwood, who has also developed the Sea.Hear.Now festival in Asbury Park, N.J.
“It’s gone really well. You can tell when events are doing well because they return, right?” Sweetwood said, laughing. “I think we’ve found a nice equation with the two-day festival. People seem to get more excited every year.”