April Rock Music Calendar
Not many shows in the Central Florida rock scene this month at a national level. But we will get Rush and some excellent festivals in all three primary cities: Two full days of Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville, Earthday Birthday in Orlando and 98 Rockfest in Tampa. Other than those killer shows, it might be a good month to check out some of the great local rock in your own backyards.
04/12 – Anthrax, House of Blues. Metal Alliance Tour
04/12 – Umphrey’s McGee, The Plaza Live
04/13 – Sister Hazel, House of Blues. Gainesville rockers always put on a fun show
04/13 – WJRR’s Earthday Birthday, Tinker Field. Excellent line-up of hard rock powers, featuring Offspring, Papa Roach and Stone Sour
04/17 – All Time Low and Pierce the Veil, House of Blues
04/17 – Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, West End Trading Co (Sanford)
4/18 – 4/20 – Florida Music Festival, Downtown Orlando at various venues. Lots of good new music and plenty of the yet to be discovered. Local favorites Blaine the Mono and The Dropa Stone, and fun Indie act Reverend Peyton’s Bog Damn Band highlight the schedule: Florida Music Festival.
04/21 – Dick Dale, The Plaza Live. Dale is the father of surf guitar and a legendary guitar player
04/24 – GWAR, The Beacham
04/25 – ASIA, featuring John Payne, Hard Rock’s Velvet Sessions – always a great cocktail party, this time with some great rock.
04/26 – The Wailers, House of Blues
04/28 – Rush, Amway Center. The legendary Canadian rockers visit the big house in this month’s highlight show in Orlando.
04/01 – Marron 5 with RARA’s Farm favorites Neon Trees (see our concert review) and Owl City, Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena
04/03 – Yes, Florida Theater. This incarnation features Steve Howe, Christopher Squire and Alan White!
04/11 – Unphrey’s McGee, Freebird Live
04/24 – The Wailers, Freebird Live
04/25 – GWAR, Freebird Live
04/26 – Saliva, Jax Underbelly. Welcome To Rockville kick-off
04/27 – Welcome to Rockville, Metropolitan Park. This is a great rock line-up at an excellent venue for a festival: Limp Bizkit, Three Days Grace, Alice in Chains, Stone Sour, Halestorm, Papa Roach
04/28 – Welcome to Rockville, Metropolitan Park Day 2! More great rockers: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Three Doors Down, Shinedown (see our recent review), Buckcherry, Thousand Foot Krutch and many more
04/02 – Yes, Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater)
04/13 – Foghat – Manatee County Fairgrounds (Palmetto)
04/13 – Umphrey’s McGee, Jannus Live (St. Petersburg)
04/16 – All Time Low and Pierce the Veil, Jannus Live (St. Petersburg)
04/19 – Dick Dale, State Theatre (Saint Petersburg)
04/25 – The Wailers, Jannus Live (St. Petersburg)
04/26 – 98 Rockfest, Tampa Bay Times Forum. Nice line-up of rockers: Three Days Grace (see our review and photos here), Alice in Chains, Stone Sour, Halestorm and more.
04/27 – Relient K with Mike Mains & The Branches, State Theater (Saint Petersburg)
04/30 – The Black Crowes, Mahaffey Theater (Saint Petersburg)
04/30 – Suicidal Tendencies, State Theater (Saint Petersburg)