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Central Florida June Rock Concert Listing

The dog days of summer for the Central Florida concert season. There are a few good shows, but they are few and far between. Cage The Elephant is the obvious highlight.  The artists in bold are our recommended acts this month.

Orlando Concerts

Sun 06/01/14 Chicago – Hard Rock Cafe / Hard Rock Live

Mon 06/02/14 Floor – Backbooth

Tue 06/03/14 Watson – Bombshells Tavern

Wed 06/04/14 Milka – Will’s Pub

Thu 06/05/14 Drive-By Truckers and Water Liars – The Beacham
Thu 06/05/14 Kingdom Of Giants – Bombshells Tavern

Fri 06/06/14 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Stagnant Pools – The Social
Fri 06/06/14 Paleface – The Abbey
Fri 06/06/14 Terri Binion – Will’s Pub

Sat 06/07/14 It Lies Within – Bombshells Tavern
Sat 06/07/14 The Plush Monsters – Will’s Pub

Mon 06/09/14 Swearin’ and Potty Mouth – Will’s Pub

Tue 06/10/14 The Naked And Famous – The Beacham
Tue 06/10/14 Toad The Wet Sprocket – House Of Blues

Thu 06/12/14 Foxy Shazam – The Social
Thu 06/12/14 Kalin And Myles – Plaza Live Orlando

Fri 06/13/14 Bane – Backbooth

Sat 06/14/14 Bane – Backbooth
Sat 06/14/14 The Everymen – Will’s Pub
Sat 06/14/14 Max Schneider – Plaza Live Orlando

Sun 06/15/14 Man Overboard – Backbooth
Sun 06/15/14 Paleface – Will’s Pub
Sun 06/15/14 Tides Of Man – Bombshells Tavern

Mon 06/16/14 Deafheaven – Backbooth

Tue 06/17/14 Cage The Elephant and Bear Hands – Plaza Live Orlando
Tue 06/17/14 MxPx – Backbooth
Tue 06/17/14 Whitechapel – Firestone Live

Wed 06/18/14 Black Taxi – Will’s Pub
Wed 06/18/14 MxPx – Backbooth

Thu 06/19/14 Say Anything and The Front Bottoms – The Beacham

Fri 06/20/14 Rivers Monroe – Bombshells Tavern

Sat 06/21/14 Andy Grammer and Brendan James – The Beacham
Sat 06/21/14 Common Kings – The Social
Sat 06/21/14 Earphunk – Zen Fields (Winter Garden)

Sun 06/22/14 B.J. Thomas – Community Building (Mount Dora)

Tue 06/24/14 Blackbird Blackbird – Backbooth

Thu 06/26/14 Vertical Horizon – Hard Rock Hotels Velvet Sessions
Thu 06/26/14 Hymn For Her – Jessie’s (Winter Haven)

Fri 06/27/14 Tessanne Chin – Bob Carr Perf. Arts Centre

Sat 06/28/14 Black Tide – Bombshells Tavern
Sat 06/28/14 Hundred Waters – The Social

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Jacksonville Concerts

Sun 06/01/14 Matt Hires – Jack Rabbits

Mon 06/02/14 The Mongoloids – Jax Underbelly

Tue 06/03/14 For The Fallen Dreams – The Roc Bar

Thu 06/05/14 Andrew Jackson Jihad and Cheap Girls – Jack Rabbits
Thu 06/05/14 
From Hell – Burro Bar

Fri 06/06/14 Drive-By Truckers – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Fri 06/06/14 Weezer – St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Sat 06/07/14 Boston – St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Tue 06/10/14 Mother Superior – Burro Bar
Tue 06/10/14 My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – Jax Underbelly

Wed 06/11/14 The Everymen – Burro Bar
Wed 06/11/14 Paleface – Jax Underbelly

Thu 06/12/14 War Of Ages – Murray Hill Theatre

Fri 06/13/14 Foxy Shazam – Freebird Live
Fri 06/13/14 Ursa Minor – Murray Hill Theatre

Sat 06/14/14 Black Taxi – Jax Underbelly

Sat 06/14/14 Counting Crows – St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Sun 06/15/14 Bane – Jax Underbelly

Tue 06/17/14 Beach Day – Jax Underbelly

Thu 06/19/14 Andy Grammer and Brendan James – Freebird Live
Thu 06/19/14 Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry and Plain White T’s – St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Sun 06/22/14 Paul McCartney – Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena

Sat 06/28/14 Boys No Good – Jax Underbelly

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Tampa Area Concerts

Sun 06/01/14 Carman – Shiloh Baptist Church (Plant City)

Tue 06/03/14 Drive-By Truckers – Tampa Theatre

Wed 06/04/14 American Aquarium – New World Brewer
Wed 06/04/14 Peter Murphy – Orpheum

Thu 06/05/14 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Stagnant Pools – Orpheum
Thu 06/05/14 Keb’ Mo’ – Capitol Theatre (Clearwater)
Thu 06/05/14 Mieka Pauley – The Hideaway Cafe (St. Petersburg)

Fri 06/06/14 Boston Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater)

Sat 06/07/14 Paleface – Blue Rooster (Sarasota)

Sun 06/08/14 Paleface – Dunedin Brewery (Dunedin)

Mon 06/09/14 Black Star Riders – State Theatre (Saint Petersburg)

Tue 06/10/14 Foxy Shazam – Orpheum

Wed 06/11/14 Counting Crows – David A. Straz Jr. Center For The Performing Arts

Fri 06/13/14 Colt Ford – The Round-Up
Fri 06/13/14 Cope – Skipper’s Smokehouse
Fri 06/13/14 The “Happy Together” Tour: The Turtles feat. Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron, Mark Farner, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels and Gary Lewis & The Playboys – Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater)

Sat 06/14/14 “Summerland” Tour: Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, Spacehog – Vinoy Waterfront Park (Saint Petersburg)

Sun 06/15/14 Black Taxi – Dunedin Brewery

Tue 06/17/14 Cut Copy – The Ritz Ybor

Wed 06/18/14 Moon Hooch – The Crowbar
Wed 06/18/14 Say Anything and The Front Bottoms – The Ritz Ybor

Thu 06/19/14 Classic Albums Live The Lakeland Center (Lakeland)

Thu 06/19/14 Doppelgangaz Orpheum

Fri 06/20/14 Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry, Plain White T’s – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Fri 06/20/14 Andy Grammer and Brendan James – Capitol Theatre (Clearwater)

Wed 06/25/14 Agalloch – Orpheum
Wed 06/25/14 Blackbird Blackbird The Crowbar

Fri 06/27/14 Badfish – Trib. to Sublime – Jannus Live (Saint Petersburg)
Fri 06/27/14 Damon Fowler Group – The Ale And The Witch (St. Petersburg)

Sun 06/29/14 Phantogram – The Ritz Ybor

Mon 06/30/14 Katy Perry with Capital Cities – Tampa Bay Times Forum

March Central Florida Concert Calendar

March Rock Music Calendar

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3/01 – Collective Soul, Universal Studios
3/01 – Dishwalla, House of Blues
3/01 – The Manzingers and Off With Their Heads, Backbooth

3/04 – G. Love & Special Sauce with Kristy Lee, The Social (Get Tickets Here)

3/05 – Local H, Will’s Pub (Get Tickets Here)

3/07 – Saliva, No Name Saloon (Edgewater)
3/07 – The Supervillains, The West End (Sanford)
3/07 – ZZ Ward, Last Love Tour, The Social (Get Tickets Here)
3/07 to 3/09 – The Guess Who, Epcot Center

3/08 – Emily Kopp, House of Blues
3/08 – Thomas Wynn & The Believers, DaVinci (Deland)

3/09 – Foghat, Seminole Harley Davidson (Sanford)

3/14 – Jack Russell’s Great White, No Name Saloon (Edgewater)
3/14 – The Supervillains, Beachside Tavern (New Smyrna Beach)

3/15 – We The Kings, The Beacham (Get Tickets Here)
3/15 – The Georgia Satellites, Harley Davidson of Orlando

3/16 – Paul Simon and Sting, Amway Center

3/20 – George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Plaza Live Orlando (Get Tickets Here)

3/22 – Middle Class Rut, The Social (Get Tickets Here)
3/22 – Mark Cohn, Plaza Live Orlando (Get Tickets Here)

3/23 – We Are The In Crowd, The Social (Get Tickets Here)

3/24 – Lacuna Coil, Stardust Video and Coffee

3/28 – The Supervillains and Whole Wheat Bread, The Social (Get Tickets Here)

3/29 – The Moody Blues, Hard Rock Cafe
3/29 – Get The Led Out – The American Led Zeppelin, Plaza Live Orlando (Get Tickets Here)
3/29 – Tommy Tutone, Downtown Orlando

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3/01 – Iron & Wine, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

3/02 – Local H, Jack Rabbits

3/05 – Surfer Blood, Jack Rabbits

3/06 – Dropkick Murphys, Mavericks

3/07 – Jars Of Clay, Murray Hill Theatre

3/08 – Steve Miller Band, St. Augustine Amphitheatre

3/09 – Black 47 at the St. Augustine Celtic Music and Heritage Festival, Francis Field (St Augustine)

3/13 – Jack Russell’s Great White, The Roc Bar

3/16 – La Dispute, The Roc Bar at Brewster’s (Get Tickets Here)

3/19 – George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Florida Theatre

3/22 – The Moody Blues, St. Augustine Amphitheatre
3/22 – We Are The In Crowd, Jack Rabbits

3/28 – Citizen Kane, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

3/29 – The Mowgli’s, Jack Rabbits

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Tampa Area

3/01 – G. Love & Special Sauce, Jannus Live (Saint Petersburg) (Get Tickets Here)
3/01 – Saliva, State Theatre (Saint Petersburg)

3/02 – Collective Soul and Ed Kowalczyk, Mahaffey Theater (Saint Petersburg)

3/04 – Local H, Local 662 (st. Petersburg)

3/05 – Shiny Toy Guns, State Theatre (Saint Petersburg)

3/07 – Don McLean, Capital Theatre (Clearwater)

3/08 – The Flaming Lips amd Zulu Wave at Gasparilla Music Festival at Curtis Hixon Park (Get Tickets Here)
3/08 – Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, Jannus Live (Saint Petersburg) (Get Tickets Here)

3/15 – The Outlaws, Florida Southern College (Lakeland)
3/15 – The Supervillains, Cabana Inn (Sarasota)

3/19 – La Dispute, Pianos Become the Teeth, The Orpheum (Get Tickets Here)

3/21 – George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater)
3/21 – Marc Cohn and Emily Kopp, Capitol Theatre (Clearwater)

3/22 – Al Stewart, Capitol Theatre (Clearwater)

3/24 – The Moody Blues, Van Wezel Perf. Arts Hall (Sarasota)

3/25 – The Moody Blues, Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater)

3/27 – Indigo Girls, Van Wezel Perf. Arts Hall (Sarasota)


Central Florida November Rock Calendar

November Rock Music Calendar

Some nice possibilities this month. Our “Can’t Miss” shows? Frank Turner, who is an amazing performer and one hell of a song-writer, Paramore with Metric, Twenty One Pilots, 4 different shows on Monday the 5th, and an amazing line-up at the Coastline Festival in the Tampa area.


11/01 – Reel Big Fish, House of Blues
11/01 – The Supervillains, Beachside Tavern (New Smyrna Beach)

11/02 – Kurt Vile, The Social
11/02 – Minus the Bear, The Beacham

11/04 – Alkaline Trio and New Found Glory, House of Blues
11/04 – Sleigh Bells, Firestone Live

11/05 – Caught A Ghost, with He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, The Social.  A chance to catch a hot new LA Based 8-piece in a cozy venue. Picture Sam Cooke meets Mike Snow meets Black Keys, LCD Sound system and a hint of Fitz and the Tantrums. Good stuff.
11/05 – Anberlin and The Maine, House of Blues. Local Florida rockers return to Orlando, always a good show.
11/05 – Sublime With Rome and Dirty Heads, Hard Rock Live. A killer night of ska.
11/05 – Paramore, Metric and Hellogoodbye, CFE Arena.  Great triple bill featuring one of RARA’s Farm’s favorite new bands in Metric.

11/07 – 3OH!3 and The Summer Set, House of Blues

11/09 – Frank Turner, The Beacham. This is our show of the month. Turner puts on an amazing live show, and is touring in support of his excellent 2013 release, Tape Deck Heart (our review).

11/10 – Cindy Lauper, House of Blues
11/10 – Kevin Devine, The Social

 11/13 – O.A.R., House of Blues

11/16 – The Avett Brothers, CFE Arena

11/17 – Mike Doughty, The Social
11/17 – Third Eye Blind, House of Blues

11/18 – Rookie of the Year, Backbooth

11/20 – Rusted Root and Thomas Wynn & The Believers, Plaza Theatre

11/22 – Janelle Monae, Hard Rock Live
11/22 – Twenty One Pilots and Robert DeLong, House of Blues. Twenty One Pilots are just fantastic live and Robert DeLong is a hot new artist. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect: Twenty One Pilots Review

11/23 – Eagles, Amway Center

11/25 – Johnny Marr, The Beacham

11/29 – “The Glamour Kills Tour” featuring Mayday Parade, House of Blues
11/29 – The Supervillains, Social

11/30 – The Supervillains, The Social
11/30 – Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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11/02 – Barenaked Ladies, St. Augustine Amphitheatre

11/03 – Reel Big Fish, Freebird Live

11/05 – Less Than Jake, Freebird Live

11/06 – Frank Turner, Jack Rabbits.  See our review of his excellent 2013 release, Tape Deck Heart (review).
11/06 – Widespread Panic, Moran Theater

11/08 – Passion Pit, The Joy Formidable, Two Door Cinema Club and St. Lucia, St. Augustine Amphitheatre. A great line-up, including one of the best touring bands around in Joy Formidable (see our show review).
11/08 – Three Dog Night, Florida Theatre

11/10 – “Old City Music Fest” with Kansas and Uncle Cracker, St. Augustine Flea Market

11/11 – Kevin Devine, Jack Rabbits

11/15 – The Avett Brothers, St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
11/15 – Great White, Jacksonville Fairgrounds

11/19 – Twenty One Pilots and Robert DeLong, Freebird Live

11/24 – Johnny Marr, Freebird Live

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Tampa Area

11/01 – Sleigh Bells, State Theatre (St. Petersburg)

11/02 – Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, England Brothers Park (Pinellas Park)
11/02 – Birds Of Chicago, Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill (St. Petersburg)
11/02 – Reel Big Fish, Jannus Live (St. Petersburg)

11/05 – Gwar, The Ritz Ybor

11/08 – Cyndi Lauper, Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater)

11/09 – “Coastline Festival” with Passion Pit, Two Door Cinema Club, Matt & Kim, Fitz And The Tantrums, The joy Formidable, The Mowgli’s, Surfer Blood, St. Lucia, The Royal Concept, The Neighborhood and Blondfire.  This is just one hell of a line-up. Love-love -love Blondfire and Neighborhood… MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre.

11/15 – Bret Michaels, Palladium Theater At St. Petersburg College

11/16 – Mike Doughty, The Crowbar

11/17 – O.A.R., Jannus Live (st. Petersburg)

11/19 – Buddy Guy, Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater)

11/20 – Eagles, Tampa Bay Times Forum

11/21 – Twenty One Pilots and Robert DeLong, The Ritz Ybor

11/22 – Roger McGuinn, The Largo Cultural Center – The legendary voice of the Byrds.
11/22 – Rusted Root, State Theare (st. Petersburg) – The pride of Pittsburgh PA.

11/27 – Mayday Parade, Orpheum

Central Florida August Rock Music Calendar


August Rock Music Calendar

It’s a great month Rock And Roll Animals with a diverse appetite for rock music.  The weekend of May 17th in Orlando is a whole month’s worth of great, and very different rock music packed into three fantastic nights – from the ultimate in classic rock, to some great new punk and a killer free show.  Over the rest of the month there is amazing alternative rock all over the schedule.  Lots of stuff to choose from, especially when you add in Jacksonville and Tampa area shows.  Nice…


8/01 – American Idols Live, Amway Center. We don’t watch the show, so not really sure, but have to imagine at least one or two of the acts are rock…

8/02 – “Big Night Out Tour” – Fuel, Hoobastank, LIT and Alien Ant Farm – this is one hell of a nice 90’s line-up at HOB.

8/09 – Saigon Kick, The Social

8/10 – Adam Ant, Hard Rock Live

8/12 – OneRepublic, Hard Rock Live

8/14 – The Cult, House of Blues. These guys are just great live and this time they offer up their near perfect album “Electric” in its entirety.
8/14 – Hunters, The Social

8/16 – KISS, Amway Center
8/16 – The Killers, Hard Rock Live
8/16 – Icona Pop, House of Blues

8/17 – Victoria Justice, Hard Rock Live

8/19 – Ted Nugent, House of Blues

8/22 – Parachute, Andrew Ripp and Matt Hires, The Plaza Live

8/23 – Scott Weiland, House of Blues
8/23 – Slightly Stoopid, Riverfront Park (Cocoa)

8/24 – Jars Of Clay, The Social
8/24 – Less Than Jake with Badfish, House of Blues

8/27 – Bruno Mars with Fitz and the Tantrums, Amway Center

8/30 – We The Kings, House of Blues

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8/09 – Panic! At The Disco, Jack Rabbits

8/13 – Hunters, Jack Rabbits. RARA’s Farm will be on hand to check out these Brooklyn-based rockers.

8/16 – Victoria Justice, St. Augustine Amphitheatre

8/22 – Slightly Stoopid, St. Augustine Amphitheatre

8/23 – Jars of Clay, Murray Hill Theatre

8/29 – Ballyhoo!, Cafe Eleven (St. Augustine)
8/29 – The Dangerous Summer, Jack Rabbits

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Tampa Area

8/01 – Whitesnake with Red Line Chemistry, Ruth Eckard Hall (Clearwater). Red Line Chemistry is the real deal…

8/04 – Goo Goo Dolls and Matchbox Twenty, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

8/09 – Adam Ant, Palladium Theater At St. Petersburg College

8/10 – Panic! At The Disco, Jannus Live (Saint Petersburg)

8/18 – Victoria Justice, Tropicana Field (Saint Petersburg)

8/23 – Phil Vassar, White Buffalo Saloon (Sarasota)

8/24 – Rock ‘N Blues Fest, Ten Years After, Edgar Winter Band, Canned Heat, Rick Derringer, Pat Travers – Some great 70’s guitar rock on one stage! Ruth Eckard Hall (Clearwater)

8/25 – Jars of Clay, State Theare (Saint Petersburg)

8/26 – Santana, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

8/28 – Bruno Mars and Fitz and the Tantrums, Tampa Bay Times Forum

8/30 – Big Country, State Theatre

Central Florida June Concert Calendar

June Rock Music Calendar

Not quite the incredible month we saw in this area in May, which was highlighted by two amazing Paul McCartney shows, but still a bunch of stuff to choose from.


06/01 – The Supervillains, West End Trading (Sanford). RARA’s Farm has not caught this band yet, but everyone raves about their fun live shows. Catch them in one of our favorite local venues.

06/03 – Killswitch Engage with Darkest Hour, House of Blues

06/04 – Fall Out Boy with New Politics, House of Blues. These guys from Illinois have amazingly already been around for a dozen years and keep getting better.  The opener is a cool band from Denmark.

06/05 – The Postal Service, Hard Rock Live – It’s Ben Gibbard’s (Death Cab For Cutie) new electro-synth project, and it’s good stuff. Sold Out

06/07 – The Front Bottoms, Will’s Pub
06/07 – The Menzingers and Fake Problems, The Social – Punk rock

06/08 – The Airborne Toxic Event, The Beacham.  Mikel Jollett’s vocals might be the best in today’s Alt-Rock landscape, and the band is fantastic.

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06/11 – The Neighborhood with The 1975, The Social. Two up and coming Alt-Rock artists worth seeing.
06/11 – The Tallest Man on Earth, The Beacham. Creative rock from Sweden renowned for their entertaining live shows.

06/12 – Say Anything, House of Blues

06/14 – Night Beds, Will’s Pub. Winston Yellen is Night Beds; catch this talented young artist from Nashville at a cozy local joint.
06/14 – Whole Wheat Bread, West End Trading (Sanford). Punk, funk, reggae, rock… See our recent review

06/20 – Inner Circle, The Social. Girl I’m gonna make you sweat…”

06/25 – Daniel Tosh, Bob Carr Performing Arts Center. Yeah, it’s not rock, not even music, but Daniel is hilarious.

06/27 – Shinedown. WJRR Presents An Evening with Shinedown Acoustic with Brent Smith and Zach Myers. These guys are the heart and soul of the band and magical on stage together (check out our recent review)

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06/01 – Peter Frampton, St. Augustine Amphitheatre

06/03 – Ours, Jack Rabbits

06/05 – Goo Goo Dolls, Florida Theatre. Always put on a good show.

06/06 – The Front Bottoms, The Roc

06/08 – The Menzingers and Fake Problems, The Phoenix Taproom

6/10/13 – The Airborne Toxic Event, Freebird Live

6/12/13 – Billy Idol, St. Augustine Amphitheatre. One of the biggest modern rock acts of the eighties makes a trip to Florida’s oldest city.

6/15/13 – The Neighborhood and The 1975, Jack Rabbits

6/19/13 – Capitol Cities, Jack Rabbits

6/21/13 – Anberlin, Freebird Live – Back in their old stomping grounds. See our recent review.

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Tampa Area

06/02 – Peter Frampton, Ruth Eckerd Music Hall (Clearwater)

06/07 – Fleetwood Mac, Tampa Bay Times Forum
06/07 – The Supervillains, 1509

06/09 – The Airborne Toxic Event, State Theatre (Saint Petersburg)

06/10 – Say Anything, State Theatre (Saint Petersburg)

06/12 – The Neighborhood and The 1975, Local 662 (Saint Petersburg)

06/18 – Billy Idol, Ruth Eckerd Music Hall (Clearwater)
06/18 – Heart and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. The “Heartbreaker” Tour – very intriguing…

06/19 – Thousand Foot Krutch, Southeastern College (Lakeland). These guys put on a great and powerful live show.  See our recent album review.

06/21 – Robert DeLong, Push Ultra Lounge. Hot new talent, worth checking out.

06/22 – Pat Travers, Music Ranch (Lakeland). Never been to this family owned venue, but this might be the show that gets me out there.

06/27 – Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. It’s one of rocks biggest legend headlining The “Americanarama Festival Of Music.”

Central Florida May Concert Calendar

May Rock Music Calendar

It’s a great month Rock And Roll Animals with a diverse appetite for rock music.  The weekend of May 17th in Orlando is a whole month’s worth of great, and very different rock music packed into three fantastic nights – from the ultimate in classic rock, to some great new punk and a killer free show.  Over the rest of the month there is amazing alternative rock all over the schedule.  Lots of stuff to choose from, especially when you add in Jacksonville and Tampa area shows.  Nice…


05/01 – The Black Crowes, House of Blues

05/02 – The Airborne Toxic Event, The Beacham. One of the most talented rock bands touring today. This show is a must see. Rescheduled to 6/8

05/02 – Willie Nelson, Savannah Center (The Villages)

05/03 – Suicidal Tendencies, The Plaza Live.  Remember catching these guys in Philly just as they were starting out. fun show…

05/04 – Of Montreal, The Social

05/05 – Crosby, Stills & Nash, Hard Rock Live – Legendary.

05/06 – The Joy Formidable, The Social – Excellent live Alt-Rockers we got to check out in a short festival set last year. Looking forward to their headlining set. See our review.

05/08 – Phoenix, House of Blues – This band is HOT. This will likely be your last chance to see them in a small venue.

05/10 – Cheap Trick, Hard Rock Live – Always a great show!
05/10 – Alkaline Trip, House of Blues

05/17 – The Bastard Suns, The West End (Sanford) – This Atlanta-based group is fantastic live. Punk, ska, reggae mix at one of our favorite local venues. See a recent review.
05/17 – Bloc Party, The Beacham.  Fun Alt-rock.

05/18 – Paul McCartney, Amway Center. The biggest show ever in Orlando. His first of two amazing night. See our preview.
05/18 – Brett Michaels, Downtown Orlando
05/18 – Starship Starring Mickey Thomas, Epcot Center – Another rock legend on a two night Orlando gig. See our show review.

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05/19 – Paul McCartney, Amway Center – Night two, and then he’s off to tour the world.
05/19 – Starship Starring Mickey Thomas, Epcot Center

05/21 – The Hush Sound and Hockey, The Social

05/23 – Bad Veins, The Social – Ben Davis’s band. Good stuff.
05/23 – The Original Wailers, Milken’s Reef (Port Canaveral)

05/24 – Yngwie Malmsteen, The Plaza Live

05/30 – The Fixx, Hard Rock Hotel. Hard Rock’s Velvet Sessions, Orlando’s Best (and only) Rock And Roll cocktail party.

05/31 – Ours, The Social


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05/02 – The Smashing Pumpkins, St. Augustine Amphitheatre

05/03 – Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent, St. Augustine Amphitheatre – Three excellent midwestern American classic rock acts.

05/05 – Bob Dylan, St. Augustine Amphitheatre
05/05 – Donna the Buffalo, Freebird Live

05/08 – Black Francis (aka Frank Black), Jax Underbelly

05/11 – Imagine Dragons, St. Augustine Amphitheatre.  Super hot Alt-Rockers.

05/17 – Crosby, Stills & Nash, Florida Theatre

05/24 – Sevendust, The Roc Bar


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Tampa Area

05/01 – The Airborne Toxic Event, State Theatre (Saint Petersburg) Rescheduled to 6/9
05/01 – Peter Murphy, Orpheum
05/01 – Willie Nelson, Ruth Eckard Hall (Clearwater)

05/03 – Funshine Music Festival, Florida State Fairgrounds. Train, The Smashing Pumpkins, Cheap Trick, Youngblood Hawke and more, and at a fantastic price!

05/04 – Donna the Buffalo, Jannus Live (Saint Petersburg)
05/04 – Funshine Music Festival, Florida State Fairgrounds.  REO Speedwagon, Styx, Ted NugentWe The Kings, New Found Glory and more.

05/05 – The Joy Formidable, State Theatre (Saint Petersburg)
05/05 – The Wallflowers, Funshine Music Festival, Florida State Fairgrounds.

05/07 – Crosby, Stills & Nash, Van Wezel Perf. Arts Hall (Sarasota)

05/18 – Bryan Adams, Van Wezel Perf. Arts Hall (Sarasota)
05/18 – The Original Wailers, State Theatre (Saint Petersburg)

05/22 – Bad Veins, The Crowbar

05/23 – The Hush Sound and Hockey, State Theatre (Saint Petersburg)

05/26 – Sevendust, State Theatre (Saint Petersburg)
05/26 – Yngwie Malmsteen, Orpheum

05/30 – Everclear, Live, Filter and Sponge, Mahaffey Theater (Saint Petersburg) – Part of the bands’ Summerland Tour.  Everclear always puts on a killer set. Live and Filter are great live artists, too.

05/31 – The Fixx, Capitol Theatre (Clearwater) – Cy Curnin is an excellent and talented front man, definitely worth checking out live.



Central Florida Rock Concert Calendar

Lots of excellent rock headed Central Florida in the next month or so. From The Who to Primus to Men Without Hats, quite an eclectic mix!


11.02, Euge Groove with Jackie Bristow – The Plaza Theatre
11.02, The Maine and Mayday Parade – HOB, Orlando

11.03, Hinder – Backbooth
11.03, Three Dog Night – Mission Inn Resort (Howey in the Hills)
11.03, The Who – Amway Center.  Pete and Roger are back on the road, this time playing the full album Quadrophenia. Check them out in a rare area appearance in a great venue for arena rock.

11.04, Counting Crows – Hard Rock Live

11.05 – 11.06, Blues Traveler – Epcot Center

11.06, Taking Back Sunday – HOB – Orlando

11.09, Primus – Hard Rock Cafe

11.10 – 11.11, Weezer – Hard Rock Cafe. A rare two night stand at Hard Rock from these legendary West Coast Alt-Rockers.
11.10, Yellowcard – HOB-Orlando. These Florida natives stop in town in support of their excellent new album. Read our review first!

11.11, All Time Low and The Summer Set – HOB-Orlando
11.11, Bad Veins – Will’s Pub. This Indie rock duo brings their fun alternative rock to Central Florida at a cozy venue I have yet to visit.

11.15, The Bastard Suns – The West End, Sanford. This quintet from Atlanta offers up a reggae infused punk rock sound with a little bit o’ Irish whiskey on top.

11.16, Enter the Haggis – Backbooth

11.17, Authority Zero – The West End, Sanford. Cool ska from Arizona.

11.20, Men Without Hats – The Social. Yup, that band…

11.21, Asia – The Plaza Theatre. Yup, that band, part II. This really should be a fantastic show this is the original line-up and they are one hell of a talented band.

11.25, Sevendust – HOB-Orlando

11.27 – 11.28, Eddie Vedder – Bob Carr Perf. Arts Centre. Two nights from the voice of Pearl Jam, in a cool venue.

11.27, Japanroids – The Social

11.29, Twenty One Pilots – The Social. A fun blend of poppy Christian rock.

11.30, Of Monsters and Men – The Beacham
11.30, Of Montreal – The Plaza Theatre
11.30, Rise Against – HOB – Orlando

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Tampa Area

11.02, Hinder – Local 662 (St. Petersburg)

11.03, Rush – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre

11.08, Taking Back Sunday – Jannus Live (St. Petersburg)

11.09, Weezer – Mahaffey Theater (St. Petersburg)
11.09, Yellowcard – Jannus Live (St. Petersburg)
11.09, Bad Veins – New World Brewery

11.10, Glenn Frey – Ruth Eckard Hall (Clearwater)

11.15, Regina Spektor – Ruth Eckard Hall (Clearwater)

11.17, The Bastard Suns – Jake’s Tavern (Sarasota)
11.17, Enter the Haggis –  Highlander Park (Dunedin)
11.17, Lou Gramm – Youkey Theater (Lakeland). The original voice of Foreigner makes a solo visit.
11.17, Rick Derringer – The Lakeland Centre

11.18, Aaron Lewis – Ruth Eckard Hall (Clearwater) – Founding member and frontman from Staind visits the West Coast

11.18, Authority Zero – Jake’s Tavern (Sarasota)

11.20, ASIA – Capitol Theatre (Clearwater)

11.21, Men Without Hats – Orpheum

11.28, Japanroids – The Crowbar

11.30, Little River Band – Downtown Clearwater

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11.02, Heart – St. Augustine Amphitheatre.  Legendary 80’s rockers are back out on the road. Shawn Colvin opens.

11.03, Euge Groove – Ritz Theatre

11.07, Dr. Dog – Freebird Live.  Check out our Free Music Friday atop this page for some free music from the band.

11.08, The Bastard Suns – Jack Rabbits

11.09, All Time Low and The Summer Set – Freebird Live

11.10, Steve Forbert – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

11.11, Charlie Daniels Band and 38 Special – Old City Music Festival Grounds (St. Augustine)

11.14, Authority Zero – The Roc Bar

11.16, Aaron Lewis – Maverick’s

11.17, Title Fight – The Phoenix Taproom

11.24 – 11.25, Eddie Vedder – Moran Theater
11.24,  Filter – The Roc Bar. These guys always put on a good show.
11.24, Men Without Hats – Jack Rabbits



Central Florida October Concert Calendar


The Summer doldrums are over.  Lots of excellent rock headed Central Florida in the next month or so.

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10/3, Public Image Limited – Firestone Live

10/4 – 10/7, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Series. These shows require amusement park admission.  Starship always puts on a good show, it will be interesting to see how they handle the recent death of long-time guitarist Mark Abrahamian. Check out a recent concert review here.

10/5, Bombay Bicycle Club – The Social
10/5, Renaissance – The Plaza Theatre

10/7, Band of Skulls – The Social – Alt-Rockers from the UK with a great fresh sound.

10/8, Gotye, with Givers – House of Blues

10/11, Rehab – The West End (Sanford) – Heard these guys are great live.
10/11 – 10/12, Smash Mouth  – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Series

10/12, Jack Russel’s Great White – The Garage Bar at Route 46 (Sanford) – two consecutive nights of good rock in Sanford!
10/12, The Marshall Tucker Band – Sanford Bikefest, Fort Mellon Park – One of the original legends of Southern Rock. These guys put on a good show. Check out our recent review.
10/12, Candlebox – Wall Street Plaza
10/12, Flobots – Backbooth
10/12 The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – The Beacham

10/13, Matt and Kim – The Beacham

10/14, Nightwish – House of Blues – These Finnish rockers have a powerful, unique full symphonic sound.

10/15, Ingrid Michaelson – The Beacham

10/18 – 10/19, Gin Blossoms – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Series

10/20, Temper Trap and The Neighbourhood – House of Blues

10/22, Passion Pit – House of Blues
10/22, Xavier Rudd – The Beacham

10/25, Awolnation with Imagine Dragons – House of Blues – Two talented new alternative rockers come to HOB.
10/25, Soul Asylum – Hard Rock Hotel – This month’s Velvet Sessions is their last show of the year and also their annual Halloween party.

10/26, Lynyrd Skynyrd – The biggest name in Southern Rock makes a visit to UCF’s campus.
10/26, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson – WJRR Halloween Roast at Tinker Field.  Love this pairing…

10/29, Psychedelic Furs w/ The Lemonheads and Juliana Hatfield.  The Furs always put on a good show.  The Lemonheads might be good, depends on the day…

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10/1, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes w/ Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Jannus Live (St. Pete) – A nice double bill.

10/4, Joe Cocker w/ Dave Mason – Cocker is a legendary rock front man with an amazing, distinctive voice.

10/5, Bret Michaels – The Largo Cultural Center
10/5, The Wailers – Jannus Live

10/6, Public Image Limited – Cuban Club
10/6, Renaissance – Capital Theatre (Clearwater)

10/7, Buckcherry – Cuban Club

10/8, Band of Skulls – State Theatre (St. Pete)

10/10, Flobots – Orpheum

10/12, Journey w/ Pat Benatar and Loverboy – 1-800 ASK GARY Amphitheatre.  Fun line-up of three classic rock stalwarts.  RARA’s will be at this show.

10/13, Warrant – The Lakeland Center
10/13, Rehab – Jake’s Tavern (Sarasota)

10/14, Band of Horses – The Ritz Ybor

10/17, Matt and Kim w/ Oberhofer – The Ritz Ybor. Matt and Kim are the bigger name, Oberhofer is the band I’m most interested in seeing.

10/23, The Temper Trap – State Theatre

10/24, Awolnation and Imagine Dragons – The Ritz Ybor
10/24, Lynyrd Skynyrd – Ruth Eckard Hall (Clearwater)

10/27, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie – 1-800 ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
10/27, The Psychedelic Furs, The Leomonheads. Juliana Hatfield – State Theatre


10/5, Band of Skulls – Freebird Live

10/13, Flobots – Jack Rabbits

10/17, Gin Blossoms – Whiskey River – a chance to see to see these 90’s rockers without dropping a C-Note at Disney.

10/24, Pennywise – Plush

10/28, Blues Traveler – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

10/30, Lemonheads – Jack Rabbits