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Mayor Expresses Concerns Over Dance Music Fest Returning to Major City

Following 57 hospitalizations and 2 fatalities, the fifth annual Sunset Music Festival left a bad taste in the mouths of Tampa citizens. Despite repeated efforts to up security and health staff on site, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn shared his concern and his disappointment regarding the unfortunate circumstances that occurred that weekend.

“You can’t necessarily assign blame, but clearly it is not an environment conducive to positive things happening. The Sports Authority, they need to look at whether that is an appropriate type of event for this community to host. The types of drugs that tend to be associated with those electronic dance music festivals obviously has catostrophic results for people who make bad decisions." - Mayor Buckhorn

Meanwhile, Insomniac Events wants to bring music and hope back to the city of Tampa, which also recently lost the renowned venue Amphitheater nightclub to a welding fire.

Insomniac announced a new ongoing concert series featuring artists like Dillon Francis , Marshmello, Flosstradamus, Zomboy, Excision and more. The series will bring big-name dance music artists to Tampa’s Beach Bar on the Courtney Campbell Causeway every Sunday starting June 12th until June 28th.

June 12: Excision, Brillz and ETC ETC!
June 19: GTA, 4B, DOCO
June 26: Adventure Club
July 3: Marshmello
July 17: Slander, NGHTMRE
July 31: Zomboy, Ookay
Aug. 7: Flosstradamus
Aug. 21: Yellow Claw
Aug. 28: Dillon Francis

For more info and tickets, head over to beachtampa.com.

Source: Tampa Bay Times
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