South Florida has always been on the forefront when it comes to music with Latin beats, inspired by its large Hispanic community. However, few have looked to the area for its Indie Rock, or music festivals catering to the college community. Thanks to a few people at Livenation, that is all about to change for South Florida.
Livenation has put together an Indie Rock festival that showcases established names in the Indie Rock community and brings a California vibe to the Sunshine State. Coral Skies Music Festival, which takes place this weekend with one day in Tampa and one day in West Palm Beach, is bringing a whole new sound to Florida.
Unlike its Country counterparts and the Latin carnivals that happen in the South Florida area every year, Coral Skies is promoting Indie music, food, and craft beer. Livenation has brought together well-known Indie acts such as Cage the Elephant, Tokyo Police Club, Bombay Bicycle Club, and several other acts for the two days of music. This weekend’s festival is also billing The Strokes‘ lead singer Julian Casablancas and the Voidz as one of the acts, which is part of his US tour promoting a new album with his backing band, The Voidz. Many acts this weekend will portray a sound that is rarely seen in the market.
The festival itself is not just about the two stages of performances all day, but will also feature numerous food trucks referred to as “Food Trucktopia” by the website. There will also be a craft beer garden. The festival is geared towards the young college students who frequent the area.
The festival idea has seemed to work for the college crowds of South Florida, because all tickets from pit to lawn general admission are already sold out in both locations. Even the VIP package, which was offered at 150 dollars per person, has sold out completely as well. Tickets that are being resold on Stubhub for the premier sections are going for double, at 300 dollars per person. Regular lawn tickets, however, are available for about 23 dollars on Stubhub for the West Palm Beach date, which is just about what they sold for originally.
Coral Skies is being held at the Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheater in Tampa on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th at Cruzan Amphitheater in West Palm Beach. A few tickets remain on resale sites, but with the popularity of this year’s event, Coral Skies will likely be returning next year.