President’s Day Weekend 2018


Whigfest Music & Arts Festival

Ybor City

What is Whigfest?

WhigFest is a celebration of freedom through art, music, creativity and expression. The festival name is a quirky play on the 19th century political party, the Whig Party, which was chosen to echo the American Whigs of 1776, who fought for independence and opposed tyranny. The word “Whig” was then a widely recognized label of choice for people who identified themselves as Patriots, Rebels, and Revolutionaries.

When Did Whigfest Start?

Whigfest started in 2012 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida. The festival ran for three successful consecutive years before taking a two year hiatus (2016-2017) so the promoters could focus on opening Rock Brother’s Brewing and The Attic in Ybor City.

Where Will Whigfest Take Place?

20+ artists will grace 3 stages across two venues in Ybor City over two days. The main stage and secondary stage will be located opposite each other in the Cuban Club courtyard. A third stage will be located at The Attic Concert Venue nestled atop Rock Brothers Brewing Company one short block away from The Cuban Club and will feature intimate performances with singer songwriters, while the main stage acts will play the Cuban Club stages.

MAIN STAGE :: CUBAN CLUB COURTYARD 2010 N Avenida de Republica de Cuba Tampa, FL 33605

SECOND STAGE :: CUBAN CLUB THEATER 2010 N Avenida de Republica de Cuba Tampa, FL 33605

THIRD STAGE :: THE ATTIC at ROCK BROTHERS 1901 N 15th St Tampa, FL 33605

Who is responsible for Whigfest?

Whigfest is put on Whig Party, LLC based out of Tampa, FL. The Whigfest team is a small, passionate group of local business owners that have teamed up to organize the festival for the community. These business owners include music industry, entertainment, and marketing professionals.

Where Can I Buy Tickets?

Right here at! Tickets are available NOW and will be available here until they sell out. Ticket prices will change as the festival gets closer and tickets are moving quickly.

How Can I Pay for Tickets? accepts all major credit cards.

How Do I Get My Tickets?

These tickets are WILL CALL. You won’t get physical tickets. After you pay for your tickets you’ll receive a confirmation email that your wristbands have been reserved. All you need to do is bring a photo ID to the festival and you’ll be given a wristband upon entry.

The Box office will open at 12PM NOON on Sunday, February 18th. Tickets will be available at the box office until the show is sold out. There is no guarantee there will be any tickets available at the box office.

The Attic/Rock Brothers Brewing

1901 N 15th St
Tampa, FL 33605

What is the difference between Wristbands and Tickets?

Nothing. Technically there are no physical tickets for Whigfest 2018. All attendees will be given a wristband upon entry. You will need to bring a photo ID so we can confirm your reservation.

The term “tickets” are generally used for across the industry so you may see tickets and wristbands used for Whigfest interchangeably, however- there are ONLY wristbands for this festival.

Can I Pick Up My Wristbands Early?

No. At this time there is no way to receive your wristbands early. If this changes and you have purchased tickets you’ll be notified.

What About Parking?

There is plenty of street, parking lot and parking garage spaces located within walking distance from all the venues. There is no designated parking areas for Whigfest.

Are there drink specials for festival attendees?

There will be a few beverage deals for you at all the venues. New Amsterdam Vodka, Camarena Tequila and Monkey Rum will be featured and only $7 for cocktails and $6 for shots. WhigFest Extra Pale Ale and Umphrey’s McGee’s Nothing Too Fancy Pale Ale will be served as well at all the venues!

Hey, That didn’t answer my question!

No problem! We’ll be adding more FAQs but in the meantime, you can reach out to us with any questions you might have.

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