After careful consideration by the producers of Tom Petty Birthday Bash and consulting with the Petty family, the decision has been made to cancel this year’s Tom Petty Birthday Bash in Gainesville, FL due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure health & safety in the Gainesville community and all of the amazing Tom Petty fans.
While we are disappointed, because this year would have commemorated Tom Petty’s 70th birthday, we know there is simply no way for groups to congregate safely at this point.
The exciting news is that we are working along with the family, the team at Petty Legacy, and Red Light Management to bring an incredible 70th birthday celebration to you in the form of a virtual festival experience. It will be something to look forward to! We will be announcing more details on this soon.
ABOUT THE BASH
WE LOVE TOM
The Bash is an annual celebration featuring FREE music by local, regional and national bands in Tom Petty's hometown. The Bash is a perfect oasis for Tom Petty fans to gather, sing-along, dance, make new friends, and enjoy the legacy of Tom Petty.
MUSIC IS MEDICINE
The Bash is dedicated to bringing awareness and providing support to a local Gainesville program called UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine. Your attendance benefits the program which uses the arts to transform the health experience and provides leadership for arts in health programs throughout the US and abroad.