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FLORIDA FAIR NEWS


Rockin the Midway at the Funshine Music Festival Talks began last summer about putting on a music festival at the Florida State Fair-


grounds. One that would be for the whole family with rides, games, food, vendors, and af- fordable at the same time. Quite a challenge right? The Florida State Fair Authority and Live Nation partnered on the first year event, Rockin‘


the Midway at the Funshine Music Festival May 3rd – 5th. Over the course of three days, there was fantastic entertainment on seven stages, over 40 bands, a local food truck rally, a huge midway and games galore. A few of the industry professionals that participated were Paul‘s Concessions, Netterfield‘s, O‘Brien‘s, Nock Air, Coronas Entertainment and Wade Shows who bring their entertainment to the Florida State Fair every year. A community stage was supplied by Hillsborough County to showcase some local talent. Mildred W. and Doyle E. Carlton Jr.


Cracker Country living history museum also had their stage open featuring bluegrass groups and artists. Other stages featured artists on tour from many musical genres such as rock, folk and country. Some of the headlining entertainers were the Smashing Pumpkins, Train, REO Speedwagon, Kix Brooks, Styx and Cheap Trick. Discussions for next year are already underway with The Florida State Fair Authority and Live Nation to make this event an early May tradition.


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