Origin: Gainesville, FL

Genre: Rock & Roll

Years Active: 2009-Present

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We grew up in Gainesville, FL listening to Tom Petty’s music and stories from friends and strangers that knew "Tommy."


We started HEAVY PETTY in 2009 for a one night only show and almost a decade later, we have fans all across the nation. We are a musical tribute band based in Tom Petty’s hometown. We have great musical influences and make the music our own while paying tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

Now more than ever, we want to keep his music alive and thriving for generations to come.

You may come for Tom Petty, but you’ll stay for HEAVY PETTY.

Band Members:

Jason Hedges: Lead Vocals

Daniel App: Lead Guitar

Logan Fischer: Drums

Jonathon McCravy: Bass

Adam Carlisle: Keyboards


Worked with the Petty family to curate the Tom Petty Birthday Bash music festival in Gainesville, FL. Headlined event 2017-2020 with an attendance of 10,000 people, alongside popular artists.

Performed with members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, .38 Special, and Molly Hatchet at a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Irma at the Thrasher-Horne Center in Jacksonville, FL, in November of 2017.

Performed with Tom Leadon from Mudcrutch at the City of Gainesville's Music Legends Concert in Gainesville, FL, in April of 2019.

Top drawing act of the City of Gainesville's Free Fridays Concert Series 8 years in a row, 2011-2018, with an attendance of 3,000 people, in Gainesville, FL.



Photos By: Suzanna Mars


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