Creative Loafing's Performing Arts Fest Returns To The Tampa Museum Of Art

Creative Loafing's Performing Arts Fest Returns To The Tampa Museum Of Art

Creative Loafing's fifth annual GASP!, presented by Tampa International Airport, is a performing arts event like no other - a kaleidoscopic circus of theater, dance, music, spoken word, visual art, soundscapes, cabaret and more at the Tampa Museum of Art on Friday, March 16th, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Early bird tickets available now at

GASP! - created in 2014 by Creative Loafing in collaboration with the Tampa Museum of Art - is the only festival during Gasparilla Arts Month (aka March) that focuses primarily on the performing arts, showcasing multiple genres that collide and surprise. And new this year: GASP! breaks into new territory, going beyond TMA's walls with special outdoor performances everyone can enjoy. Plus, the visual riches of the museum will be open to festival-goers, and food and drink will be available from Mise en Place.

Creative Loafing is currently hosting an open call to artists to be a part of GASP! 2018. To view the application, click here.

Event Details:

Friday, March 16th, 2018
VIP: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. | GA: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tampa Museum of Art | 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza in Downtown Tampa


Early Bird: $20 (Now - January 19th)
Advance: $25 (January 20th - March 15th)
Door: $30 (March 16th)

General Admission includes access to performances and TMA exhibitions. Drinks and tapas by Mise en Place will be available for purchase.

Early Bird: $50 (Now - January 19th)
Advance: $55 (January 20th - March 15th)
Door: $60 (March 16th)

VIP Admission includes early entry for exclusive VIP-only performances from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. brought to you by Mini Doughnut Factory, two drinks, tapas by Mise en Place, mini doughnuts by Mini Doughnut Factory, and more.

Receive $10 off at door with valid ID

Tickets on sale now at

To view a video of last year's GASP! event, click here. For additional GASP! promotional videos, visit Creative Loafing's YouTube Channel. Please the #GaspTampa for digital promotions.

Special thanks to our sponsors and partners Tampa Museum of Art, Mise en Place, Tampa International Airport, and Mini Doughnut Factory.

About Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing is an award-winning alternative, weekly newspaper and website committed to providing Tampa Bay with an independent perspective, up-to-the-minute local news, and a comprehensive listing of local happenings. Creative Loafing offers readers' unique monthly events and CL Deals, a locally focused platform featuring dining and event experiences at half-off their regular price. For more information about Creative Loafing, visit and

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About the Tampa Museum of Art
The Tampa Museum of Art opened its award-winning home in 2010 with a commitment to providing innovative public programs with a strong focus on classical, modern, and contemporary art. The Museum balances a growing collection, including one of the largest holdings of Greek and Roman antiquities in the southeastern U.S., with a dynamic annual schedule of special exhibitions. It is the region's largest museum devoted to the art of our time and has built a reputation for embracing contemporary photography and new media. Leo Villareal's Sky (Tampa), the Museum's 14,000-square-foot LED installation on its façade, has become an iconic image for Tampa and the Riverwalk. Since its founding in 1979, the Museum has been dedicated to providing quality education to students and adults, with more than half of its programs offered free of charge. The Museum is home to Sono Café, a "Slow Food Movement" café overlooking Curtis Hixon Park and the Hillsborough River, and has emerged as Tampa's premiere venue for special events.

Museum General Hours and Admission
The Museum opens daily at 11 a.m. Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fridays from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission prices are: adult $10; seniors, groups, military plus one guest $7.50; students $5; and children ages 6 and under free-of-charge. A-pay-what-you-will fee structure is offered in partnership with GTE Financial every Friday from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. The Museum's address is 120 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602.


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