Sugar Ray to Headline Summer of Rum Festival 2018

This Labor Day Weekend, head to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park  for Summer of Rum Festival 2018!

This year’s festival is sure to be one of the biggest yet and will feature your favorite rum-infused drinks and live music, headlined  by Sugar Ray!

The Summer of Rum Festival will begin on Saturday, September 1. 2018 from 12:00pm  until 11:00pm and on Sunday, September 2, 2018 from 11:00am until 9:30pm.

The Drink Menus will feature the following local restaurants, serving their specialty Rum and other types of cocktails (for additional purchase):

  • American Distillery- Rekker Mojito, Wiki Wiki, Whiskey Mule, Basil Bourbon Smash
  • Kraken Rum Shack- The Lost Island, The Bermuda Triangle, The Perfect Storm
  • Blue Chair Bay Rum Shack- Pineapple Slice, Island Paloma, Island Girl
  • Blackheart Rum Shack- Sea Cruiser, Heartbreak Splash
  • Appleton Rum Shack- Mai Tai, Stormy valley, Epic Cocktail
  • Along with the following vendors:
    • Cruzan Bucket Bar
    • Corona
    • Cruzan Mojito Lounge
    • Cruzan Frozen Drinks
    • Natalie’s Island Orchid Tiki Bar
    • Mike’s Hard Lemonade

Sugar Ray will be the Saturday headliner at the Summer of Rum Fest and The Wailers will be the Sunday headliner. There will be several other bands that will perform throughout the two days, including: Tribal Style, J’Nelle, New Rulers, Summer Survivors, UNRB, Downstairs Mixup, DJ Cardinal, Ella Jet & Future and Ballyhoo!

The Summer of Rum Festival will also feature a Caribbean Food Market and will be capped off with a Fireworks’ Extravaganza!

The Island Rum Tasting Party is an additional cost and will take place at The Vault (611 N. Franklin Street, Tampa) on Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 2:00pm until 6:00pm. he Rum Tasting Party admission will include a souvenir tasting glass, 5 rum tastings, and snacks. The Rum Tasting Admission can be purchased online for $30.00 + $4.67 Fee and Sales Tax.

General Admission tickets include admission into the Summer of Rum Festival and are Two-Day General Admission tickets will be sold for $22.00 +$3.85 Fee (advanced purchase price) and Florida Sales Tax, per ticket. If you wish to purchase single day tickets, the Saturday General Admission is $17.00 + $3.34 Fee and Florida Sales Tax and the Sunday General Admission is $15.00 + 3.14 Fee and Florida Sales Tax. To purchase tickets online, click here. General Admission tickets will be available, depending availability, on the day of the event for $25 each.

Only guests 21 years of age and older will be admitted into the event. Coolers, thermos and food/beverages aren’t permitted but, drink vendors and food trucks will be available for guests to purchase.

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is located at 600 N. Ashley Drive in Downtown Tampa.




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