After a rocking March, we’re in for another great month for Rock And Roll Animals who love live Rock ‘n Roll There are a few interesting shows headed to Central Florida, as well as a cool festival in a beautiful part of the state.
Yup, they’re still together after six weeks on the road. I’m surprised, but that’s good news for Floridians. They’re one of the rare big acts to hit all three major Central Florida venues. Thu, Apr 12 in Orlando at Amway Center, Sat, Apr 14 at Tampa Bay Times Forum and Mon, Apr 16 at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. When they are on top of their game they are one of the best acts around.
4/12, Daughtry – saw him just after his American Idol success and the band put on a good show. He’s at The Hard Rock Cafe for those folks not headed out to see Van Halen.
4/13, Marshall Tucker – the classic rockers are at The Orlando Jai Alai. Interesting venue selection, but sometimes these shows are nice surprises.
4/19 – 4/21, Florida Music Festival – Diverse festival at locations around the area. The Dirty Heads, Filter and Candlebox are the big attractions, but there’s tons of offerings for new and emerging artists, too such as two of our favorites The Dropa Stone and Jackie Bristow. Check out their site here: Florida Music Festival
4/25, Say Anything – they’re at The Beacham with Kevin Devine and Fake Problems
4/26, Lit – this month’s Velvet Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel is a good one. These guys rock and put on a great show. And you know how much we love this intimate little gathering place.
4/11. Daughtry – Ruth Eckard Hall in Clearwater
4/12, Marshall Tucker – this time they hit the fairground circuit with WAR. Sounds cool to us; Manatee County Fairgrounds
4/20, Candlebox – they hit Jannus Live in St. Pete.
4/20, Dick Dale – this one is intriguing. Dick Dale is the greatest surf rock guitarist ever, and is just basically a guitar god. He’s at State Theater in St. Pete.
4/21, Filter – Another good live act with a powerful show. You can catch them at State Theater, too.
4/24, Elvis – This guy is hit or miss. We’ve seen Mr. Costello rock and also seen him kind of suck. If you want to roll the dice, he’ll be at Ruth Eckard Hall in Clearwater.
4/27, Lit – State Theater
4/28, 98 Rockfest – The Tampa Bay Times Forum will be rocking. Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch and Evanescence headline this big show.
4/28, Sister Hazel – Gainesville rockers head West. They usually put on a solid show.
4/28. Greg Lake – fantastic and under-appreciated musician. Highly recommended. He’s also at The Capitol Theater in Clearwater on the 30th.
4/6, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Fun, fun stuff, and a BIG sound. They are a blast and you can see them at Cafe Eleven
4/10, Candlebox – Maverick’s
4/15, Daughtry – Moran Theater
4/27, Elvis Costello – Florida Theater
4/28, Rise Against – Help is on the way, Jacksonville! Get your hard rock fix at St. Augustine Amphitheater
4/29, Greg Lake – continues criss-crossing the state; he’s at Florida Theater
4/29, Welcome to Rockville – take Tampa’s 98 Rockfest and kick it up a notch or two by adding Korn and P.O.D. Powerful. They’ll all be at Metropolitan Park.
Rock By The Sea
How about a rock festival with a good line-up, a great cause and a fantastic location? It’s Rock By The Sea in Panama City. Sister Hazel and Shawn Mullins are two headliners, but we’re really stoked about Stroke 9. These guys rarely play in Florida and are phenomenal live. They alone might be worth the trip. Get more information on the festival and this year’s charities at: Rock By The Sea