Fans gathered around the Sunrise Stage as the first performance of the day, Good Graeff, began. Many of the festival fans situated themselves on blankets and enjoyed the pleasant warm weather while the local band provided an outstanding performance of their latest album, “Better Half”.
For the fans, Coral Skies is more than just a music festival, it’s a place to express themselves freely. While artist performed many hula hoop and light shows were being put on by festival attenders.
Festival fans did not just listen to their favorite artists under coral skies, but also got to indulge in delicious local food under those skies. No matter what a fan was craving, a variety of food was provided to fulfill that craving. Various food trucks allowed fans to try Thai food, Seafood and much more.
Brittany Dodd and Phillip White, creators of Free Spirit Essentials, had a chance to showcase their jewelry, clothing and artwork at the festival. Coral Skies gives the duo a chance to reach an audience that usually doesn’t get see but surprisingly loves their stuff.
Manchester Orchestra took the stage as the sun began to set and festival fans began to see “coral” skies. The sunset was the perfect backdrop to the band’s one-hour set which including hits such as, “I Can Feel A Hot One” and “Top Notch”.
Fans stopped by Lola’s Signature Events tent to enjoy art opportunities the festival had to offer. There were several other companies and vendors throughout the festival grounds giving a variety of opinions for entertainment in between sets.
Cage the Elephant closed out the festival with an enchanting performance that included a mesmerizing light show. Lead singer Matt Shultz encouraged fans to enjoy the performance and forget about the “real” world. For festival fans, Cage the Elephant was the perfect ending to their escape from reality.
The Coral Skies Music Festival brought talented musicians, gifted artist and delicious food to Tampa on Saturday Oct. 25. With headliners such as Cage the Elephant and Bombay Bicycle Club, Coral Skies provided an experience that pleased fans that were still reminiscing about Big Guava. The real stars of the festival were the fans that each had an interesting story about what Coral Skies meant to them and turned a music festival into it’s own world.