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
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
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.