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July Central Florida Rock Concert Calendar

The dog days of summer for the Central Florida concert season. There are a few good shows, but they are few and far between. The Warped Tour coming through Orlando and Tampa is the highlight for sure.  The artists in bold are our recommended acts this month.

Orlando Concerts

The 07/03/14 American Authors – Red Hot and Boom, Altamonte. Talented Indie rockers are the headline band in a line-up the also includes Echosmith, A Great Big World and Ingrid Michaleson.  It’s free, too.
Thu 07/03/14 The Menzingers – The Social

Tue 07/08/14 Moe – Plaza Live Orlando

Thu 07/10/14 Gold Panda – The Social
The 07/10/14 The Bunny The Bear – Bombshells Tavern

Fri 07/11/14 Trapt – House Of Blues
Fri 07/11/14 The Supervillains – The Social
Fri 07/11/14 Chad Sugg / Rookie Of The Year – Bombshells Tavern

Sat 07/12/14 The Supervillains – The Social

Mon 07/14/14 The Dear Hunter – The Beacham

Thu 07/17/14 BobaFlex – Revival (Clermont)

Sat 07/19/14 Thomas Wynn & The Believers – The Social
Sat 07/19/14 The Lovin’ Spoonful

Sun 07/20/14 Dead Rabbits – Backbooth

Wed 07/23/14 The Fray – Hard Rock Live

Sun 07/27/14 The Vans Warped Tour – Central Florida Fairgrounds
Yellowcard, Mayday Parade, Sleeper Agent, Of Mice & Men, Anberlin, Saves The Day, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Maine, and many many more!

Tue 07/29/14 Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson – House Of Blues

Thu 07/31/14 Dirty Heads – The Beacham. Excellent ska reggae band perfect for summer, and their opening act Pepper is just as good. Great double-booking.
Thu 07/31/14 Lou Gramm – Hard Rock Hotel. The former lead singer of Foreigner at this month’s Velvet Sessions.

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Jacksonville Concerts

Mon 07/05/14 The Supervillains – Freebird Live

Sun 07/13/14 The Dear Hunter – Jax Underbelly

Tue 07/15/14 Dave Matthews Band – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

Sat 07/19/14 – Dead Rabbits – 1904

Sun 07/20/14 – American Idol Live – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Sun 07/20/14 – Thomas Wynn & The Believers – Jax Underbelly

Fri 07/25/14 – John Legend – St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Sun 07/27/14 – Fall Out Boy / New Politics – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – It’s the Jagermeister Ultimate Summer Of Music

Wed 07/30/14 – Michael Franti, with Trevor Hall – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – Soulshine Music & Yoga Tour

Thu 07/31/14 – Gavin DeGraw – St. Augustine Amphitheatre

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Tampa Area Concerts

Wed 07/02/14 – The Menzingers – Orpheum

Fri 07/04/14 Damon Fowler Group – Skipper’s Smokehouse

Sat 07/05/14 Stephen Pearcy (Ratt) – England Brothers Park (Pinellas Park). It’s “Hairpalooza” where we offer a tribute to Hair Metal, with Pearcy, Winger, Great White and Slaughter
Sat 07/05/14 Moe – Jannus Live (St. Petersburg)
Sat 07/05/14 Go-Go’s – Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater). The “Replay America” tour offers us another fun 80’s flashback. Joining the Go-Go’s are Patty Smyth, Martha Davis and The Motels, Cutting Crew and Naked Eyes

Wed 07/09/14 Gold Panda – The Crowbar

Sat 07/12/14 Joan Jett – Tropicana Field (St. Petersburg). The timeless Queen of Punk Rock, plays after the Tampa Bay Rays game.
Sat 07/12/14 Trapt – State Theatre (St. Petersburg)

Wed 07/16/14 Dave Matthews Band – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Fri 07/18/14 The Black Cadillacs with Thomas Wynn & The Believers – The Crowbar

Mon 07/21/14 The Fray – Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater)

Wed 07/23/14 KISS and Def Leppard – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Fri 07/25/14 The Vans Warped Tour – Vinoy Waterfront Park (st. Petersburg)
Yellowcard, Mayday Parade, Sleeper Agent, Of Mice & Men, Anberlin, Saves The Day, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Maine, and many many more!
Fri 07/25/14 Damon Fowler Group – Skipper’s Smokehouse

Sat 07/26/14 Fall Out Boy, Paramore, New Politics – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Nice triple bill.

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

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 March Rock Calendar

March Rock Music Calendar

Lots of good Alt-Rock in March.  Twenty One Pilots, Against Me!, The Rocket Summer, Mother Mother, AWOLNATION… And, one killer show at the Amway Center on March 9th with Shinedown, Three Days Grace and P.O.D.

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03/02 – Daryl Hall & John Oates, the “Bands, Brew & BBQ Concert Series” Sea World Orlando Adventure Park
03/02 – Bruce Cockburn, The Plaza Live
03/02 – Dropkick Murphys, Hosue of Blues

03/03 – REO Speedwagon, Downtown Orlando. Another excellent free concert from the good folks at WMMO. Visit their website for VIP seats.
03/03 – Darius Rucker, the “Bands, Brew & BBQ Concert Series” Sea World Orlando Adventure Park

03/07 – Coheed And Cambria, House Of Blues (Lake Buena Vista)

03/09 – Shinedown, Three Days Grace, P.O.D. at Amway Center – Some of the biggest rock acts today, this one is the show of the month.  Shinedown was one of our Top 5 albums in 2012.
03/09 – Sunbears!, Will’s Pub

03/10 – Pinback, The Social

03/13 – Faster Pussycat, No Edge Saloon (Edgewater)

03/14 – AfroMan – The West End (Sanford) – A fun local venue…

03/15 – Great White, No Edge Saloon (Edgewater)

03/16 – Matchbox Twenty and Matt Hires, Universal Studios

03/17 – Bad Religion, Against Me! and Polar Bear Club, House of Blues. Great line-up on St’ Patty’s Day, Against Me! is just great live.

03/20 – The Rocket Summer, The Social – great live show – check out our review of their 2012 show
03/20 – Twenty One Pilots, The Beacham – saw these guys in Jacksonville this summer (see the review here), and they are fantastic live.

03/22 – Bruce Hornsby, The Plaza Theatre
03/22 to 3/24 – The Guess Who, “Flower Power Concert Series” at Epcot
03/22 – Queensryche, House of Blues
03/22 – Chuck Ragan, “The Revival Tour” The Social – Chuck is a great performer, with a soulful rock voice.

03/30 – Maroon 5, Owl City and Neon Trees, Amway Center. Do not miss Neon Trees, they are fantastic live, check out our recent review for an idea of what to expect.

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03/03 – Bruce Cockburn, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (Ponte Vedra Beach)

03/06 – Current Swell, The Standard (Saint Augustine)

03/08 – Sister Hazel, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (Ponte Vedra Beach) – always put on a good show.

03/12 – Orgy, The Roc Bar

03/14 – Pinback, Freebird Live

03/16 – Awolnation, Blondfire, Mother Mother – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (Ponte Vedra Beach). This is a fantastic line-up. Three great new Alt-Rock bands. Here’s our review of Mother Mother’s latest album, The Sticks

03/17 – Matchbox Twenty and Matt Hires, St. Augustine Amphitheatre (Saint Augustine)

03/21 – Twenty One Pilots, Jack Rabbits

03/23 – Chuck Ragan “The Revival Tour,” Jack Rabbits

03/26 – Eric Clapton and The Wallflowers, Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena

03/29 – Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Florida Theatre

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Tampa Area

03/03 – Dropkick Murphys, Jannus Live (Saint Petersburg) – Great Irish punk – always a fun time.
03/03 – Goo Goo Dolls Willie Nelson, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

03/06 – Coheed and Cambria, Jannus Live (Saint Petersburg)
03/06 – Daryl Hall & John Oates, Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater) – Daryl strays from his house for a few shows this month.

03/08 – Sunbears!, The Crowbar

03/10 – Orgy, State Theatre (Saint Petersburg)

03/15 – Queensrÿche, The Ritz Ybor

03/16 – Bad Religion, Against Me! and Polar Bear Club, The Ritz Ybor

03/17 – The Moody Blues, Mahaffey Theater (Saint Petersburg) – Under-appreciated legends of rock ‘n roll.

03/18 – Leonard Cohen, Carol Morsani Hall

03/21 – Bruce Hornsby, Capitol Theatre (Clearwater)

03/22 – Roger Hodgson, Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater). The voice of Supertramp and an excellent performer.

03/23 – Twenty One Pilots, State Theatre (Saint Petersburg)

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Central Florida September Concert Calendar


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

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8/30, Flock of Seagulls – Hard Rock Hotel – The latest installment of the 2012 Velvet Sessions schedule.  This band is so much more than a one-hit wonder, and you already know how much we love the Velvet Sessions venue. We’ll be there.

8/31, Cowboy Mouth – House of Blues. These guys are absolutely great live.  Good music from The Big Easy, and one of the best front men in rock music today.  Here’s our interview with the aforementioned drummer/singer to whet your appetite: Fred LeBlanc Interview.

9/1, Seven Mary Three – The Garage Bar at Rte. 46, Stanford

9/2, Pepper – House of Blues

9/5, Bombay Bicycle Club – The Social

9/7, Owl City – The Beacham

9/8, Thousand Foot Krutch – Disney World’s Night of Joy.  We love this band’s latest album, The End Is Where We Begin.
9/8, Reliant K – Universals Rock the Universe

9/15, Citizen Cope – House of Blues
9/15, Matt Hires – BackBooth
9/15, Swellers and Strung Out – The Social. Excellent hard rock from Swellers.
9/15, Chris Isaak – Hard Rock Cafe

9/18. Go-Go’s – Hard Rock Cafe

9/19, Guided By Voices – The Beacham

9/20, Green River Ordnance – The Social.  Touring in support of their latest album, Under Fire, which is a damn good listen. We’ll be there.

9/22, Atari’s – Will’s Pub
9/22, Ian Anderson – Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre – The front man from legendary Jethro Tull is a musical genius

9/23, Jackie Bristow opens for Euge Groove – Plaza Theatre – We love Jackie Bristow and her fantastic Kiwi-Country voice. Check out our recent concert review.

9/27, Metric – Hard Rock Cafe

9/28, Night Ranger – Epcot – This show requires park admission and they play through 9/30.

9/29, Adam Ant – Hard Rock Cafe
9/29, John Waite, The Romantics, Modern English – WMMO’s Downtown Concert – these are usually excellent shows from classic rockers, and they are FREE! We’ve seen Waite a few times recentlyand he’s excellent live. Check out our review. 

9/30, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes with Clay Your Hands Say Yeah – The Beacham – Nato Bardeen loves the band, so they must be worth checking out, right?

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Tampa Area

9/1, Sublime with Rome, Matisyahu, Pepper – English Brothers Park, Pinellas Park

9/13, Citizen Cope – Jannus Live, St. Petersburg
9/13, Strung Out and Swellers – State Theatre, St. Petersburg
9/13, Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Thousand Foot Krutch. Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheater

9/14, Arrested Development – State Theatre, St. Petersburg
9/14, Elton John – USF Sun Dome.  This seems like a nice opportunity to see Sir Elton in a relatively small venue.

9/15, Grand Funk Railroad – Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg.  A rare area appearance from an under-appreciate rock band.

9/16, Chris Isaak – Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg

9/19, Go-Go’s – Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg. Do they still have the beat?

9/20, Ataris – Crowbar

9/23, Blondie and Devo – English Brothers Park, Pinellas Park
9/23, Ian Anderson – Ruth Eckard Hall, Clearwater

9/24, Stevie Nicks – Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg

9/25, Florence and The Machine and The Maccabees – USF Sun Dome

9/30, Metric  – Ritz Ybor


8/31, Against Me! – Cafe Eleven, St. Augustine. This band out of Gainesville is excellent live and has a big sound.

9/6, Black Joe Lewis – Jack Rabbit’s.  We got to see them earlier, a fun live band.
9/6, Train – St. Augustine Amphitheatre

9/12, Citizen Cope – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

9/13, Chris Isaak – Florida Theatre

9/16, Strung Out and Swellers – Freebird Live

9/21, Ian Anderson – St. Augustine Amphitheatre

9/22, Blondie and Devo – St. Augustine Amphitheatre

9/25, Stevie Nicks – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
9/25, Adam Ant – Freebird Live

9/30, Joe Cocker  – St. Augustine Amphitheatre. One of rock’s biggest legends and most distinctive voices. Always puts on a great show.

Central Florida June Concert Calendar


Another great month of diverse Rock and Roll across Central Florida, highlighted by the Drowning Men in Orlando, as well as The Cult, Against Me!, Coldplay and The Rocket Summer.


6/4, Two Door Cinema Club – These Alt-Rockers are all over the airwaves on Sirius-XM and for good reason. Check them out at The Beacham. They’re also touring with a nice opener: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

6/5, The Drowning Men open for River City Extension at The Social. Check out these guys. We loved their last album Beheading of the Songbird, and have heard they are great live! Here’s our album review to whet your appetite.

6/5, Bon Iver at Hard Rock Live

6/6, John Waite at The Plaza Theater.  The former Baby’s front man puts on an excellent show and sounds great still today. We caught him last year. Check out our review, and don’t miss Jackie Bristow who opens, beautiful voice…

6/6, City and Colour at The Beacham

6/13, Puscifer at Hard Rock Live

6/16, BoDeans at The Plaza Theater

6/16, The Cult with Against Me! tear up HOB.  Both bands are fantastic live; required attendance for all of you Rock and Roll Animals!

6/16, ZZ Top and 3 Doors Down. Both bands are playing at Universal Studios, which requires park admission. Might be worth going if you already have passes.

6/16, Roger Waters. The legendary guitarist from Pink Floyd performs The Wall. It will be a great show, but break open your piggy bank for this one.

6/18, G. Love and Special Sauce, Beachside Tavern in New Smyrna Beach

6/20, The Rocket Summer at The Social

6/28, Eric Johnson at The Plaza Theater

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Tampa Area

6/3, Styx at Ruth Eckard Hall

6/5, City and Colour at The Ritz Ybor

6/6, Two Door Cinema Club at The Ritz Ybor with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

6/7, Bon Iver at Carol Morsoni Hall

6/8, John Waite at Capitol Theater in Clearwater with Jackie Bristow

6/11, Puscifer at Ferguson Hall

6/14, BoDeans at Jannus Live in St. Pete

6/17, ZZ Top and 3 Doors Down at Tropicana Field

6/19, The Rocket Summer at The State Theater in St. Pete

6/28, Coldplay in support of their fantastic Mylo Xyloto album comes to the Tampa Bay Times Forum

6/29, Boston at Ruth Eckard Hall. This one intrigues as I’ve never had the chance to see “this local band out of Boston…”

6/30, Def Leppard and Poison at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. This one is a guaranteed fun time.


6/8, ZZ Top and 3 Doors Down at St. Augustine Amphitheater

6/27, Eric Johnson at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

6/29, Rinog Starr and His All-Star Band at St. Augustine Amphitheater. Ringo’s touring with Steve Lukather and Todd Rundgren among others.

6/30, Chevelle at Mavericks. Check out our album review here.