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Early Bird Tickets for Gasparilla Music Festival

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On Friday, October 16th, The Gasparilla Music Festival (GMF) will release their first batch of early bird tickets.  The two day passes will never be cheaper with an amazing price of $40 for both days (and only $115 for VIP

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Central Florida September Rock Concert Calendar


Central Florida Rock Concert Calendar

Labor Day Weekend is pretty much a dud, but the month really picks up with a slew of great shows all over the Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa areas. RARA’s Farm’s favorite live band comes to the Plaza in Orlando, and there’s a killer festival in St. Augustine with one of the most creative line-ups all year.

Orlando

9/01 – Robbie Krieger, Plaza Live. Yup, the Doors guitarist is on the road again.

9/06 – Switchfoot, Universal Studios. Rock The Universe.
9/06 – The Supervillains, Jesse’s (Winter Haven)

9/07 – Blue October, House of Blues
9/07 – Casting Crowns and Relient K, Universal Studios. Rock The Universe.

9/08 – Rancid, House of Blues. Always a great show for punk rock fans.

9/10 – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Hard Rock Live

9/11 – Steely Dan, Hard Rock Live

9/12 – Pepper, House of Blues. Read RARA’s Farm’s review of the bands latest album: Album Review

9/13 – The Vaccines, The Social. These English Alt-Rockers have a cool garage rock vibe and this is the one show this month we don’t want to miss.
9/13 – Joe Satriani and Steve Morse Band, Hard Rock Live

9/16 – Hunter Valentine and Girl In A Coma, Wooten Park (Tavares) – All Girl rock band that absolutely rocks. Check out our review of Hunter Valentine’s last album: Album Review
9/16 – Title Fight, BackBooth

9/17 – Matisyahu, Hard Rock Live

9/18 – Stone Temple Pilots and Filter, House of Blues. This show is absolutely intriguing. STP has jettisoned  the troublesome Scott Weiland and brought in Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington. And, Filter is a fantastic bonus for an opener.  Don’t miss this one.

9/19 – Fun. with Tegan and Sara, UCF Arena. Nice double bill at UCF.  We loved Fun. at last year’s Big Ticket: Festival Review and Fun. photos.

9/21 – Eddie Money, Downtown Orlando. The latest installment of WMMO’s Downtown Concert Series. Free classic rock ‘n roll!

9/22 – Yellowcard, House of Blues. Check out our review of their excellent show last year: Yellowacard Rocks HOB

9/23 – Imagine Dragons, Paper Route and The Neighborhood, UCF Arena. Imagine Dragons is the big draw, but The Neighborhood is a big appeal for us.

9/24 – Alt-J, House of Blues

9/25 – Colin Hay, Plaza Live. The front man from Men At Work from the land down under…

9/26 – Cowboy Mouth, Plaza Live. The unofficial band of RARA’s FARM – we all love Cowboy Mouth, because they put on the becy live shows on the planet.  Come join us for our annual dose of Fred LeBlanc, JTG, and their unique blend of rock ‘n roll. Here’s a glimpse inside the head of front man Fred Leblanc.
9/26 – Ra Ra Riot, The Social. If not for Cowboy Mouth playing down the street, this would be the place to be.
9/26 – Brett Michaels, Hard Rock Hotel’s Velvet Sessions

9/27 to 9/29 – Starship Feat. Mickey Thomas, Epcot Center. Still a great performer with a catalog worthy of his stellar voice. Want to get an idea of what you’re in store for? Check out our show review.

9/28 – L.A. Guns Feat. Steve Riley and Phil Lewis, Green Parrot (Casselberry)

9/29 – Enter The Haggis, The Social. A unique blend of Indie/Folk rock.

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Jacksonville

9/06 – Black Flag, The Roc Bar. Four decades of thrash from this prolific hardcore punk band.

9/08 – Steely Dan, St. Augustine Amphitheatre

0/13 – The Supervillains, The Standard (St. Augustine)

9/13 to 9/14 – Mumford & Sons and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Francis Field (St. Augustine). Cool festival with a limited run across the country. This stop includes Fun. and The Vaccines. Check out their website for details.

9/18 – Title Fight, The Roc Bar.

9/26 – Colin Hay, Ponte Vedra Music Hall
9/26 – Enter The Haggis. Cafe Eleven (St. Augustine)
9/26 – Rick Springfield, Florida Theatre. Cretin just read his autobiography.  Definitely a recommended read…

9/30 – Sick Puppies, Redlight King, Charming Liars, Freebird Live

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Tampa Area

9/01 – Eddie Money, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

9/06 – Blue October, Jannus Live (Saint Petersburg)
9/06 – The Supervillains, Jesse’s (Winter Haven)

9/07 – Authority Zero, Ruth Eckerd Music Hall (Clearwater)
9/07 – John Mayer and Philip Phillips, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
9/07 – Rancid, Jannus Live (Saint Petersburg)

9/11 – Joe Satriani and Steve Morse Band, Ruth Eckerd Music Hall (Clearwater)
9/11 – Pepper, Jannus Live (Saint Petersburg)

9/12 – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Jannus Live (Saint Petersburg)
9/12 – Matt Pond, New World Brewery

9/13 – Pet Shop Boys, Mahaffey Theater
9/13 – Rick Springfield, Ruth Eckerd Hall(Clearwater)

9/14 – Depeche Mode, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – the only area appearance for these stalwarts of new wave…
9/14 – Steely Dan, Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater)

9/15 – Kid Rock, ZZ Top and Uncle Cracker, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Great triple bill – all three acts put on excellent shows.

9/24 – Colin Hay, The Largo Cultural Center
9/24 – Imagine Dragons, Paper Route and The Neighborhood, USF Sun Dome. Imagine Dragons is the big draw, but The Neighborhood is a big appeal for us.
9/24 – Ra Ra Riot, Orpheum

9/26 – Blues Traveler, Floyd’s at Hard Rock Casino
9/26 – O’Brother, Crowbar

9/27 – Enter The Haggis, Skipper’s Steakhouse

9/28 – Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck, Ruth Eckerd Music Hall (Clearwater). The legendary mind behind the original Beach Boys, paired with Jeff Beck!

9/29 – Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco and Twenty One Pilots, USF Sun Dome. This is just a killer line-up. Three phenomenal live acts.

 

 


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!

Orlando

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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Jacksonville

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