Fresh off the release of their first new album in four years, Brooklyn-based rock band The Hold Steady are playing the WMNF Tropical Heatwave festival when it returns to Tampa for its 33rd year, May 9 and 10.
The band, which released their long-awaited “Teeth Dreams” in March, will be joined by more than 50 other national and local acts playing the multi-venue, multi-genre fest in Ybor City.
The eclectic lineup includes Joseph Arthur, Hayes Carll, Katchafire, Victor Wainwright, Bright Light Social Hour, The Main Squeeze, Black Taxi, Rosco Bandana, David Mayfield Parade, Cope, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Moon Hooch and Come Back Alice.
The festival, organized by local public radio station WMNF (88.5), is one of the longest-running annual music fests in the U.S., and includes shows at The Cuban Club, New World Brewery, Crowbar, Carmine’s Courtyard, The Market on 7th and The Orpheum.
Jolley Trolley open-air buses will carry fans back and forth along Seventh Avenue, stopping at all the Heatwave venues on May 10.
Two day passes, priced at $40, are on sale at wmnf.org, or by calling (813) 238-8001.