December Rock Music Calendar
Our typical slow December doldrums are upon us, but a few great shows. The Thermals and Alabama Shakes hit all of the cities in our coverage area, but the big events are two festivals with tremendous line-ups the weekend of 12/7 and 12/8 in Tampa and Jacksonville areas. Get the details below.
12/03 – Alabama Shakes, Hard Rock Cafe / Hard Rock Live
12/04 – Zoogma, The Social
12/06 – Jimmy Eat World, House of Blues
12/07 – The 1975, The Social. A special acoustic set courtesy of XL106.7
12/07 – The Supervillains, Beachside Tavern (New Smyrna Beach)
12/09 – The Thermals and Beach Day, The Social. We recently reviewed The Thermals excellent recent release, which should sound even better live. Here’s our Desperate Ground Review.
12/09 – Megadeth, House of Blues
12/09 – John Mayer, Amway Center
12/10 – NOFX, House of Blues
12/15 – Goo Goo Dolls, House of Blues. A boy named Goo headlines the Mix 105.1 All I Want For Christmas show.
12/19 – Tegan and Sara, Plaza Live Orlando
12/20 – Thomas Wynn & The Believers, Jessie’s (Winter Haven)
12/28 – The Supervillains, The West End (Sanford)
12/28 – Blaine the Mono, Violet, Leaving Haven, and Maybe If You Hit It, House of Blues. Blaine the Mono has free tickets for the show, and all Blaine proceeds are being donated to the Fight for Ryder Foundation.
12/29 – ZZ Top, Hard Rock Cafe / Hard Rock Live
12/31 – Todd Rundgren and Pat Travers, B.B. Kings Blues Club
12/31 – Thomas Wynn & The Believers, The West End (Sanford)
12/03 – Zoogma, 1904
12/06 – Cheap Trick, Florida Theatre
12/06 – Pat Travers, The Roc Bar
12/07 Alabama Shakes, St. Augustine Amphitheatre
12/08 – The Big Ticket Festival Presented by X102.9. We attended this festival in 2012 and it is just a great event (check out this review for a taste), and again features a killer line-up. This is a can’t miss show, Jacksonville! Stone Temple Pilots, Thirty Seconds to Mars, A Day To Remember, Jimmy Eat World, Dirty Heads, Pepper, Manchester Orchestra, Twenty One Pilots, Sleeping With Sirens, The 1975, Saints of Valory, and the absolutely amazing Frank Turner!
12/08 – Huey Lewis and the News, Florida Theatre. See a recent concert review of Huey for a taste of what is in store.
12/10 – The Thermals and Beach Day, Jack Rabbits.
12/10 – John Mayer, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
12/15 – Misfits, Brewster’s Megaplex
12/28 – Thomas Wynn & The Believers, Jax Underbelly
12/31 – Gregg Allman, Florida Theatre
12/01 – Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Tampa Bay Times Forum. Always a good family rock event – see our review.
12/03 – Bonnie Raitt, Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater)
12/05 – Cheap Trick, Van Wezel Perf. Arts Hall (Sarasota)
12/05 – Zoogma, The Crowbar
12/06 – Alabama Shakes, Jannus Live (St. Petersburg)
12/06 – Chris Cornell, Mahaffey Theater (St. Petersburg)
12/07 – 97X, The Next Big Thing Festival, Vinoy Waterfront Park (St. Petersburg). Another excellent festival headed to the Tampa area. Last month it was the excellent Coastline Festival, this month more great alt-rock: Stone Temple Pilots, Thirty Seconds to Mars, A Day To Remember, Jimmy Eat World, Dirty Heads, Pepper, Manchester Orchestra, Sleeping With Sirens, The 1975, Saints of Valory, and the absolutely amazing Frank Turner!
12/07 – Thomas Wynn & The Believers, Blue Rooster (Sarasota)
12/08 – Megadeth, Jannus Live (St. Petersburg)
12/11 – The Thermals and Beach Day, The Crowbar
12/13 – Goo Goo Dolls, The Fray, ZZ Ward, Mahaffey Theater (St. Petersburg). It’s Mix 100/7’s Acoustic Christmas event.
12/14 – Smash Mouth and Sugar Ray, Floyd’s @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
12/27 – Kansas, Hard Rock Casino
12/27 – ZZ Top, Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater)