Swinging for the Fences: The Innings Festival comes back to Tampa Bay, FL

Celebrate America’s pastime with batting cages, home run derbies, music, brews, food, and fun.

Innings Festival

This pic from last year’s O.A.R. set shows up the sheer volume of peeps popping out for this festival.

Photo via @rnoeker

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Baseball season may not be in full swing just yet, but music lovers in TBAY are gearing up for a grand slam weekend at the Innings Music Festival. This two-day event takes place on Saturday, March 18 + Sunday, March 19, at Raymond James Stadium and promises to hit all the right notes with its impressive lineup, delectable food options, and exciting activities.

Whether you’re a die-hard baseball fan or just someone who loves good tunes, this festival is the perfect opportunity to enjoy both. We recommend you snag some tix ASAP before they sell out. You can get a one-day pass or a two-day pass — or drop $21,000 on a cabana...if that’s your style.

Who’s playing?

Let’s talk about the lineup — this year’s performers include:


  • Imagine Dragons
  • Weezer
  • Pitbull
  • Grouplove
  • Japanese Breakfast
  • Tai Verdes
  • Joey Valence & Brae
  • Briscoe
  • Cydeways


  • Dave Matthews Band
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Marcus Mumford
  • The Revivalists
  • Third Eye Blind
  • The Breeders
  • Faye Webster
  • The Heavy Heavy
  • The Ries Brothers

FYI: There will be three stages — one for rock, one for pop, and one for alt artists. And none of the sets overlap, so you won’t miss Weezer by choosing to stay at the Tai Verdes show. Check out the schedule to know where to go for each set.

Innings Festival is centered around the excitement and energy of baseball, which — if you don’t know already — is a beloved pastime here in the Bay area. We host the Rays all year long, but we’re also home to a handful of teams that come down here for spring training, like the Yankees and Blue Jays.

Food fans will be delighted by the plethora of food options available, like Ben & Jerry’s, Diggy Dogs, Japanese Flair, Vegan Demon, and much more.

Looking for some entertainment between sets? Hit the batting cage, swing for the fences in a home run derby, or snag a pic in a photo booth. Oh, and there are going to be baseball legends floating around, too, like Wade Boggs + Travis Hafner.

If you’re celebrating in a fun way or the cabana is your style, let us know. We’d love to get in on that buffet.