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Plan a Mid-Winter Florida Vacation for the Sunshine Music Festival

Winter is just around a corner and, if your eyes are already looking ahead to a sunny escape from the encroaching cold, look no further.  By booking a Treasure Island hotel in mid-January you are guaranteed some good vacation weather and will also have the opportunity to check out the Sunshine Music Festival in St. Petersburg on Saturday January 13th.  Treasure Bay Resort and Marina, one of the top hotels on Treasure Island, provides the perfect beach getaway close enough to St. Petersburg to make the music festival a short day trip.  Keep reading to find out more about this awesome event.  

How close is the Sunshine Music Festival to my Treasure Island hotel?

The Sunshine Music Festival is less than ten miles from many of the hotels on Treasure Island, which equates to less than a thirty-minute drive from your accommodations.  The festival itself will be held at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, and the park itself is worth a visit even if you do not find yourself here in time for the festival.  Vinoy Park is a large, lush park located right on the shores of Tampa Bay and is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy some Florida sun and skyline views.

http://www.stpeteparksrec.org/vinoy-park.html

What acts will be playing at the festival?

The initial line-up for the Sunshine Music Festival boasts something for everyone, from New Orleans funk to soulful rock and roll.  The 10-piece Gulf Coast Soul ensemble The Suffers will be kicking things off in high-energy fashion before turning things over to a whole slew of music legends.  Joining the Sunshine line-up are rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Hot Tuna, New Orleans funk outfit Galactic, jazz and acoustic funk trio Medeski, Martin, and Wood, Foundation of Funk – the newest project from the original Meters rhythm section, the soulful rock outfit Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Mike Gordon – the esteemed bass player from the band Phish.  To learn more about any of these acts, visit the Sunshine Music Festival website at: http://www.sunshinemusicfestival.com/st-petersburg/.

How much are tickets to the Sunshine Music Festival?

Given the musical line-up, activities, and location of this one-day event, tickets are really reasonable.  General Admission tickets are $65.00 and Reserved Seating tickets are $130.  Given that you will be staying at a Treasure Island hotel, which will be more affordable than St. Pete alternatives, the cost of these tickets is a drop in the bucket for your Florida vacation.  If you are looking to really spoil yourself, consider the VIP package for $230.00.  This package includes a top-tier reserved seat, catered lunch, t-shirt and poster, complimentary wine tasting, and more.  

If you find yourself chasing sunshine this winter and are planning a trip to Florida to do so, consider coming over the weekend of January 13th.  Along with everything else that Treasure Island hotels have to offer, St. Petersburg will also be hosting the Sunshine Music Festival – a sure fire way to make sure your Florida vacation one to remember.  Pack your swimsuit, sunglasses, and dancing shoes and prepare yourself for the trip of a lifetime.

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