WMNF Americana Fest at Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa

August 2, 2012 

Tampa-based community radio station WMNF (88.5) returns to Skipper's Smokehouse on Saturday to showcase some of the best roots rock, alt-country and folk bands from the region during the latest edition of its Americana Fest.

The lineup for the 7th annual event features, among others, internationally celebrated singer/songwriter (and Tampa Bay treasure) Ronny Elliott, who will be performing songs from his highly anticipated new album "I've Been Meaning to Write."

In addition to his own superb originals, the disc features writing, singing and piano contributions from the area's first lady of folk-rock, Rebekah Pulley.

Complete schedule:

4 p.m. Ramblegrass Band

4:45 p.m. Justin and Travis (of the Groves)

5:30 p.m. Between Bluffs

6:15 p.m. Ronny Elliott & the Nationals

7:00 p.m. Whiskey Gentry

7:45 p.m. Matt Woods

8:30 p.m. Lonesome City Travelers

9:15 p.m. Memphis Train Union

10 p.m. Rebekah Pulley & the Reluctant Prophets

10:45 p.m. Will Quinlan & the Reluctant Diviners

11:30-midnight: Ted Lukas & the Misled

Details: 3 p.m. Aug. 4, Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Tickets: $12 (advance) and $15 (door). Information: 813-971-0666 or www.skipperssmokehouse.com.

--Wade Tatangelo

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