Music, gumbo and beer highlight 420 Feast in Tampa

Easter Sunday at Skipper's features music, gumbo and craft beer

April 17, 2014 

The Sauce Boss will be cooking up his famous gumbo. PUBLICITY PHOTO

If you're looking for some of the area's best bands, some of the area's best gumbo and some of the South's best beer, you'll want to head to Tampa this weekend.

Skipper's Smokehouse is hosting Sweetwater Brewing Company's 420 Feast, Gumbo and Grooves on Easter Sunday.

The music comes from roots rockers the Damon Fowler Group, the genre-crossing Wholetones, and the Sauce Boss, a swamp-blues playing one-man band who'll cook gumbo on the outdoor stage, season it with his trademark hot sauce (and with Sweetwater 420 Beer) and offer it to the audience.

Through it all, Sweetwater, an Atlanta-based brewery, will offer several of its craft selections, all priced at $4.20 for 16 ounces.

There's also a raffle with proceeds going to Operation Helping Hand, which offers assistance to the families injured service people who come to the Veterans Administration hospital in Tampa.

If for some reason gumbo's not to your liking, Skipper's offers a full menu of fresh seafood in rustic old-Florida surroundings.

By the way, if you're a Wholetones fan, you might also want to catch them Saturday in Bradenton, at Aces Live, 4343 Palma Sola Blvd.

Details: 5 p.m. April 20, Skippers Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa/ Tickets $4.20 for the first 300, $8 after that. Information: 813-971-0666,

-- Marty Clear

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