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Bring your pans to the Strawberry Festival

Skillet will perform on March 3 at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City.

Jason Turner, Staff

February 28, 2020

It’s not often that you get a chance to see a band like Skillet at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City. This year, on March 3, however, you will. In the past, acts performing at the Strawberry Festival were predominantly Country or oldies acts. A few years ago, the festival began booking more...

Rockville moves to Daytona

Kellin Quinn of Sleeping with Sirens, one of many bands set to perform at Welcome to Rockville 2020.

Jason Turner, Staff

February 12, 2020

This year marks significant changes for Welcome to Rockville. The tenth year of the festival brings a change that has surprised many, as Danny Wimmer Presents announced that the festival is moving from Jacksonville to Daytona Beach; the event will take place from May 8 through May 10. In the past...

Magic Giant is coming to Ybor City

Magic Giant

Jason Turner, Staff

January 22, 2020

Los Angeles-based indie folk band Magic Giant is coming to Tampa. On January 25, they will be at the Orpheum in Ybor City as part of the Band of Brothers Roadshow along with American Authors. You may know Magic Giant for their songs “Window” and “Set On Fire” from their 2017 album, “In The Wind.” Most recently, the band released their new single “Di...

Find out what’s new and upcoming part 3

Cast members of Hierarchy of Fish

Jason Turner, Staff

November 6, 2019

There are a lot of events coming to Tampa Bay in the next few months. Here are a few of them. Nov. 7 Ruth Eckerd Hall Alice Cooper is returning for his “Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back” tour. Expect to see a lot of theatrics, including possible beheadings and monsters on stage. Cooper just releas...

Welcome to your Nightmarer

Nightmarer playing to an attentive audience at the Orpheum in Tampa

Jason Turner, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

Tampa is known to many metal fans as the birthplace of death metal. Most of the early bands like Obituary and Morbid Angel got their start there and the majority of early albums were recorded at Morrisound Recording Studios. There is now a relatively new band for death metal fans to embrace. That band...

Vic Fuentes and Living the Dream Foundation make dreams come true

Vic Fuentes of Living the Dream Foundation

Jason Turner, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

The Living the Dream Foundation (LTDF) recently announced Pierce the Veil’s Vic Fuentes as their CEO and co-chairman. The organization was established in 2007 by Scottie Somers to create #DreamDay experiences for children and young adults fighting life-threatening diseases. Experiences may include meet...

The Blurred Odyssey Tour comes to Tampa

The Sh-Booms

Jason Turner, Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

"Sh-boom sh-boom ya-da-da ya-da-da da-da-da da." You may recognize the song lyrics. Now, get ready for a band with the same name. Coming out of Orlando is the Sh-Booms, a garage-soul band, featuring singer Brenda Radney, who sang on Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience, Pt. 2.” In September,...

Memphis May Fire speaks

Matty Mullins and Memphis May Fire at Disrupt

July 3, 2019

Johnny Torres Jr., a contributor to the Hawkeye, interviews Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire.

Disrupt your life next week

Disrupt your life next week

Jason Turner, Staff

June 20, 2019

June 26 is the day. Come to MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre for the inaugural Disrupt Festival. Get there early so you can see Hyro the Hero. Set times can be found here. I will be there, so come say hello and tell me what you think. Here is more information: DISRUPT FESTIVAL Kicks Off This Friday, June 21st   With Pe...

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