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Chillin’ Music Fest bringing reggae stars, beer pong to Curtis Hixon


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Start letting those dreadlocks grow now, because the inaugural Chillin’ Music Fest will take over Curtis Hixon Park for a day of reggae, drinking games and food in less than a month.

The Sept. 20 festival will feature reggae stars Stephen Marley, Michael Franti and Spearhead and The Expendables, along with another promised “national act” to be announced in August.

There will be plenty of space for chillin’, with a large beer pong tent, cornhole games, a sports tent for watching college football and multiple “chill areas” with hammocks (aka the most chill way to recline known to man).

In addition to the headliners, 10 acts from around Tampa and Florida will play the festival’s multiple stages, including Hor!zen, Resinated, Chillakaya and UNRB.

Ticket prices range from $40 to $150, with prices varying depending on options for early entry, bottomless drinks, and VIP access. They’re on sale now at chillinmusicfest.com.

Some of the money from ticket sales will go to Chillin’ For Kids, which supports families with children battling illness.

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