Priscilla Block Turns Heads With Swashbuckling Style At Gasparilla 2024
“Gasparilla, meet GasPriscilla.”
Priscilla Block; Photos Courtesy Instagram
Priscilla Block is embracing her inner pirate in honor of Gasparilla 2024 in Tampa, Florida. The breakout country star went all-in for the annual pirate-themed event, sporting a black ensemble with gold chains, large gold hoop earrings, and a red sequin headwrap.
Dressed In Her Best Pirate Garb
The 28-year-old shared photos of her festive outfit on social media with the clever caption, “Gasparilla, meet GasPriscilla.”
The backdrop of her photos showcased all the fun of Gasparilla, with boats lined as far as the eye can see among the sunny bay in Tampa.
What Is Gasparilla?
Gasparilla is an annual event that happens in Tampa and began in the Spring of 1904. The event is named after Jose Gaspar, who was also known as Jose Gasparilla, a famed Spanish Pirate who involved the coast of Florida hundreds of years ago. He was said to be intelligent and well-educated and earned a fortune in treasure during his pirating days.
During the annual Gasparilla celebration, bands of pirates invade the city and people line the streets for a festive parade down the city’s famed Bayshore Boulevard. There’s also a children’s Gasparilla parade for families.
Tonight, Priscilla will take the stage at Tampa Bay Rodeo’s Bull Bash & Country Music Festival in Dover, Florida. The chart-topping singer is set to headline tonight’s show, which follows the Friday night event headliners by country hitmaker John Michael Montgomery.
“See you tonight Dover, FL,” she added in her social media caption.
New Musical Era
Block, who released her debut album in early 2022, recently ushered in a new era of music with the release of “Hey, Jack.” Written by Block with Randy Montana, Dave Cohen and Jeremy Stover, the song introduces a more mature and sultry side of the rising star. She paired the release with a seductive new music video that perfectly illustrates this new era of music.
Most recently, Block has been teasing even more new music on social media, including the track “Good On You,” which is gaining momentum across TikTok and Instagram.
“I’ve evolved a lot,” she recently told Country Now of her music and what’s to come. “So people might hear some songs that they’re like, ‘Whoa, I wasn’t expecting her to show this side’ and I think it’s exciting for me to give people something that they haven’t seen or heard yet from me. We’ve been in this new artist category for a while, and I’m hoping that this next record makes some waves. That’s kind of what I’m hoping with it.”
Block closed out 2023 with a dream-come-true performance opening for Old Dominion at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
“I used to play outside of the Bridgestone Arena at the Jack Daniels bar every single weekend for tips so this has been a big goal of mine. I’m just excited, it’s a full circle moment,” the North Carolina native explained. “I remember playing those shows and being like, ‘One day, hopefully y’all will see me in there.’ And here we are.”
On Tour In 2024
In 2024, she’s set to bring her music across the U.S. and the world with dates scheduled in the Dominican Republic, the United Kingdom, Australia, and more.
A full list of Priscilla Block’s upcoming tour dates can be viewed HERE.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.