Photo by Charles Reagan for Innings Fest

Innings Festival 2023

MARCH 18-19, 2023


The surprisingly large population of rock-obsessed baseball enthusiasts now has its own festival.

2023 will see Tampa’s second ever iteration of Innings Festival, which is also hosted across the country in Tempe, Arizona. True to its name, Innings Festival caters to the surprisingly large population of rock-obsessed baseball enthusiasts. The festival area is split into three large stages, each amusingly named Home Base, Left Field, and Right Field. And although relatively new, these three stages are no strangers to musical phenomena. Tampa’s lineup is surprisingly star-studded, with headliners like Imagine Dragons, Weezer, Pitbull, Japanese Breakfast, and the Dave Matthews Band. 

Thankfully, Innings Festival’s robust baseball lineup lives up to the festival’s slew of baseball puns. With appearances from Ryan Dempster, Jake Peavy, Cecil Fielder, and Goose Gossage, Innings caters to the Red Sox lovers just as much as the Weezer listeners. Take a break from sets to watch players practice at the batting cages and perhaps get a baseball autographed. Or, show up to a live recording of Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster, a talk show with stories from MLB players. If nothing else, come for the $16 cheesesteaks.

The Specs

  • The festival can hold up to 75,000 people — so come dressed in your most breathable Jeter jersey.
  • Both two-day and one-day passes are available for purchase.
  • Ticket tiers include GA, GA+, VIP, Platinum and Cabana, with perks including access to a full-service bar, premium entrances, complimentary lockers, and front-of-stage viewing.
  • Tickets range from $110 to $21,000. Check out the full ticket price range here.
  • Check out Fifty Grande’s guide to Tampa here.

BY Riya Misra