Ready to have the Lime of your Life? Big City Events is getting Loud and Proud at Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2016 as they continue to transform the party/event scene in Tampa Bay with their announcement of this year's headliner, Blues Traveler. After selling millions of records and traveling the globe, the GRAMMY award-winning band Blues Traveler heads to Tampa with their eclectic mix of music and energetic sound. Reserve your spot today for the Grand Marnier VIP Experience, a V-VIP reserved seat or a Private Cabana, tickets are selling quickly and you do not want to miss this epic experience as we celebrate Memorial Day weekend with Blues Traveler at The 2016 Tampa Bay Margarita Festival!

Photo credit: of Blues Traveler 

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with Blues Traveler At The Margarita Festival

What better way to start the weekend than with a well-made Margarita and fireworks!  And hello, you won't find margarita mixes here!  At the Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2016 Featuring Blues Traveler professional bartenders mix premium Margaritas in every flavor imaginable using only fresh squeezed juices, fresh agave, pure cane sugar and top shelf tequilas. This premier event keeps getting bigger and better; always interested in what event-goers want from an experience Big City Events routinely goes that extra-mile to ensure you have the very best time!  At this year's event you will be excited to find:

  • More Shade & Seating areas around the festival
  • Improved Cashless RFID Wristbands
  • A new entrance under shade with more staff to shorten lines 
  • A Double Frozen Drink Trailer to keep those frozen margaritas flowing, AND additional flavor options 
  • A stylish new, larger VIP experience with reserved seating, more fans, more bartenders, a prime viewing area, and some nice surprises 
  • The Cabo Wabo Backyard where you can sample Cabo Margaritas and BBQ samples from Dr. BBQ for for FREE
  • Corona Beach and more

Kickstart this year's festival with the Tampa Margarita Run, approximately 2.5 miles on the river front, registrations are limited so be sure to call now if you want to burn some calories before indulging in delicious cold margaritas and delightful foods.

Tampa Margarita Run Details:

  • Saturday, May 28 at 11 AM - 12 PM 
  • Check-In Starts at 10am 
  • The Tampa Riverwalk Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Dr.
  • Park anywhere in Downtown Tampa, including Poe Garage 
  • Price: $50 
  • No On-site registration, you MUST pre-register to run
  • Bring your Ticket and ID

 Registration includes: 

  • Run Entry
  • 1 GA Entry to the 2016 Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 
  • 1 Margarita Run T Shirt
  • 1 Margarita Festival Medal & Bottle Opener,
  • 1 FREE Margarita after the race!

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions! How will you Roll this Year?

General Admission Tickets are $17 - Advance, $20 -Regular, and $25 at the gate if available. GA gets you all the amenities, games, and entertainment, including BLUES TRAVELER. Listen to live music on the main stage, rock out in the Cabo Wabo Backyard Bar and play games with your friends while you sample from a magnificent number of Margaritas drinks available for purchase. Select swag items are first come first serve each time you buy a drink, while supplies last! End your night with a BIG BANG enjoying the HUGE fireworks display. Tickets are limited and sold out every year, you know what to do!

Grand Marnier VIP Experience Ticekts are $100 - Advance, $125 - Regular and not available at the gate! The VIP experience gives you UNLIMITED MARGARITAS, Beer, Wine, and Water inside the VIP Grand Marnier Cantina. Go in and out of VIP enjoying the amenities, games, and entertainment including the Cabo Wabo Backyard or hang out in VIP with your friends where yes ladies and gents, there are VIP restroom trailers!  Update: VIP is sold out! VIP tickets have SOLD OUT however General Admission tickets are still available (Hint: VERY LIMITED - Follow the link to buy your tickets NOW!) and check out our Facebook Page Ticket Giveaway - enter your number to win - every 10th entry is a Winner!

The (Very) V-VIP Experience gives you a reserved private lounge seat with great views of the stage and access to unlimited Margaritas within the V-VIP area and the Grand Marnier VIP Cantina . Enjoy a private bar exclusive to the reserved seating area with cocktail service. You also enjoy access to the VIP Grand Marnier Experience. Price is $400 advance and $450 Regular.

VIP Cabana Experience lets you party cabana style with 12 of your closest friends or colleagues. Lounge in your elevated, misted cabana on soft, comfortable seating while enjoying unlimited bar service from your private hostess/server. You will have the best stage view for Blues Traveler from the elevated cabana area , access to friends in the Grand Marnier VIP Cantina, private security with credentialed access only, priority check-in and entry, VIP only restroom trailers, corporate signage and you can hire private catering to feed your crowd. Cost for a 12 Person VIP Cabana is $2,500.

In addition to these experiences you can add-on an exclusive Grand Tequila Tasting Event inside the Tampa Museum for $20 Early | $25 Regular from 2 pm to 6 pm. This ticket includes a collectible Margarita Festival glass and (5) selected top-shelf tequila tastings from over 30 choices.

Radio Frequency ID - Keeping Lines to a Minimum

RFID-enabled wristbands enhance the experience by allowing us to leave our money and credit cards behind. Going cashless shortens lines with a simple tap of a wristband to pay.  Watch for information on the Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2016 site or their Facebook page for information about how to activate your personalized festival wristband. RFID will get you into the Margarita Festival faster and allow you to swiftly pay!   

Check-in to The Barrymore Hotel , the official hotel of the Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2016 Featuring Blues Traveler, this Memorial weekend and explore Downtown Tampa! You can walk or take the shuttle to the festival and local downtown destinations, rooms are only $89 a night, special limited reserve. Located by the Straz Center for Performing Arts on Tampa's Riverwalk, the Water Works Bar in The Barrymore is a great place to unwind and keep the party going all weekend. The Barrymore has a nice selection of craft beers and the food is great; look for Jeff at the bar! Rooms are limited, book yours today!

A big thank you to the many sponsors of this premier Tampa Bay event experience including Westshore Pizza, the official Stage Sponsor and pizza of the Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2016 Featuring Blues Traveler

Whether you like your Margarita frozen, on-the-rocks, fried (be sure to try the Margarita dipped and drizzled fried cake!) classic, top-shelf crafted, or extreme you are sure to find a favorite at the Margarita Festival. Make sure you visit each one of the featured bars and let your friends know THIS is the place to be! RSVP and celebrate Memorial Day weekend with Blues Traveler At The Margarita Festival in 2016!

All photos courtesy of The Margarita Festival Facebook page and Blues Traveler