11 January . 2018
Get Your Groove On at These Local Concert Venues
Located in downtown St. Petersburg, right across the bay, Jannus Live is the “oldest concert venue in Florida”. Music lovers Rob Douglas, Tony Rifugiato, and Dave Hundley who wanted a place to see reggae, punk, and rock shows founded the original Jannus Landing venue in 1984. Since its opening, the venue has seen some amazing talent come through including: the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Cheap Trick, The Wailers, Peter Frampton, .38 Special, Wyclef Jean, Ted Nugent, The Offspring and many, many more. It is now considered a Historic Landmark registered by the city of St. Petersburg.
The Straz Center, located in downtown Tampa, is the largest performing arts center in the Southeast and the only one with an on-site performing arts conservatory. Formerly known as the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, the Straz Center established arts education as a community priority, working closely with area public, private and home school programs to enhance arts education for children throughout the Tampa Bay area. The Straz hosts a variety of events including Broadway, Opera, cinema, cabaret, comedy, dance, recitals and more.
The Tampa Bay area is lucky to have such a rich art community, anchored by Ruth Eckerd Hall, as they describe in their vision statement: “As a nationally recognized premier Performing Arts Organization, Ruth Eckerd Hall will offer traditional and innovative performances and educational experiences that will engage diverse audiences and participants, in order to advance the arts and enrich lives.” Located in Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall hosts music greats like Art Garfunkel, Johnny Mathis and The Moody Blues. Enjoy Broadway classics like Kinky Boots, Jersey Boys and A Chorus Line, with dining option available!
Enjoy a staycation at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa! True to their Hard Rock name and history, the Hard Rock offers entertainment venues, lounges, and lively options for an authentic Hard Rock good time. Whether you want to kick back and enjoy a cocktail in chill atmosphere, amp up your stay with a concert, or take advantage of Tampa nightlife, Hard Rock offers everything you could possibly want in the way of entertainment.
Located in Tampa, the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre is a 20,000 venue boasting the largest capacity in the Tampa Bay Area. The Amphitheatre has hosted some of the biggest artists around, including Charlie Daniels, Chicago, Chris Brown, Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen and many more! This outdoor venue also hosts many music festivals and has become the premier place in the area for a perfect outdoor music experience.
The Tampa Bay area is also home to large concert venues, such as Raymond James Stadium and Amalie Arena. If you desire a more intimate concert experience, check out Jimmy B’s, The Orpheum and The Ritz Ybor.
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