President’s Day Weekend 2019


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.

Where Will Whigfest Take Place?

Whigfest features 30+ artists playing on 5 stages across 4 venues in Ybor City, FL over 2 Days.  Venues listed below according to venue capacity.

MAIN STAGE | Ritz Ybor City | 1503 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
SECOND | Gaspar’s Grotto | 1805 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
THIRD | The Attic | 1510 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
FOURTH | Ritz Side Stage | 1503 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
FIFTH | First Chance Last Chance | 1707 N 16th 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?

Tickets are only available through!

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. accepts all major credit cards.

How Do I Get My Tickets?

Whigfest uses a wristband system rather than physical tickets, so 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 Saturday, Feb 16th and Sunday, Feb 17th.

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 2019. 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.

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.

What do VIP Tickets Include?

VIP Includes :: Balcony, Left and Right Wing elevated viewing and 8 Drink Tickets to use during the Festival at Rock Brothers and The Attic stages, includes a VIP party/concert on Friday night in The Attic.

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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