MUSIC & LEGACY

TOM PETTY

We LOVE Tom! The Bash is celebrated on the weekend of Tom Petty's birthday in his hometown. Rock out to the catalog of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers by amazing bands from across the country, and get a taste of their original music, lyricism, and storytelling.  With more than 20 bands over two days, the Bash is more than just a Festival – it is an experience.

 

ENJOY THE HISTORY

MEMORABILIA

Enjoy GREAT Tom Petty memorabilia (some never before seen) at the Bash. Celebrate his legacy and the history behind these extraordinary pieces of rock and roll memorabilia before they go to the Matheson History Museum.

 

ENJOY THE VIBES

ARTS & CULTURE

There’s plenty to do in between sets at Depot Park and surrounding areas of Gainesville. The Bash will feature live art, food trucks, beer and wine, a kids area and more. Explore the 32-acre Depot Park or walk to nearby bars, breweries, and restaurants in Downtown Gainesville

 

MUSIC & FRIENDS

CONNECTION

The Bash attracts Tom Petty fans and music lovers of all ages. Meet up with old friends and make new friends from around the world and bond over your favorite Tom Petty songs while discovering new bands. Enjoy food and drinks together, and the rest Gainesville has to offer.

 

GAINESVILLE'S BEST

FOOD & DRINKS

Gainesville's food boasts flavors as diverse as the people of this town. Whether you’re browsing the food trucks and vendors at the festival or joining us for the Kick-Off Party on Friday, October 18, everything is fresh and showcases Gainesville's best. NEW this year: beer and wine will be sold throughout Depot Park!

 

DOWN ON DEPOT STREET

DEPOT PARK

Depot Park is beautiful a 32-acre public park in the heart of Gainesville. Notably mentioned in Mudcrutch's song "Depot Street," the park will house the main stage, Box Car, food vendors, beer and wine and restrooms. There are a limited number of parking spaces near the park and they will fill up quickly, so we encourage everyone to walk, bike, carpool, Uber, or Lyft.