2016 Grammys: Chris Stapleton, Alabama Shakes, Tony Bennett among winners coming to Tampa Bay
It's gonna be a while before any of the top 2016 Grammy winners come back to Tampa Bay. Sorry, fans of Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Mark Ronson or Meghan Trainor.
But there are a slew of winners and performers from the 2016 Grammys who will be headed our way soon. Here's a rundown:
-- Alabama Shakes, who won Best Alternative Album and Best Rock Performance, are coming to the Cuban Club in Ybor City on April 29. Click here.
-- Of course, as many of you know, April 29 is also the same day as 98 Rockfest, at which costumed rockers Ghost, who won Best Metal Performance, will appear. Click here.
-- And, yes, April 29 is also the same day that Beyonce, who handed out the Record of the Year trophy, will perform at Raymond James Stadium. Perhaps you've heard about that show.
-- Best Country Album winner Chris Stapleton will come to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Aug. 5, alongside Hank Williams Jr. Click here.
-- Speaking of Stapleton: He popped up in a B.B. King tribute alongside Texas singer-guitarist Gary Clark Jr., who's comin to Jannus Live this Thursday, Feb. 18. Click here. Also part of that King tribute was Bonnie Raitt, who says she's coming to Clearwater this fall, though she hasn't announced a date or venue.
-- Tori Kelly didn't win Best New Artist, but she did perform alongside James Bay. She's coming to the Ritz Ybor on April 19. Click here.
-- Ellie Goulding also performed, and she'll be at Amalie Arena on June 2. Click here.
-- Earth, Wind and Fire were a big part of this year's Grammys -- they presented Album of the Year, and were the subject of a tribute by Stevie Wonder and Pentatonix. They'll be at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on March 26. Click here.
-- Buddy Guy, who won Best Blues Album, will perform as part of the Experience Hendrix Tour on Feb. 24 at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Click here.
-- Tony Bennett, who won his umpteenth Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Grammy for The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, will perform at the Mahaffey Theater on March 7. Click here.
For our full 2016 Grammys recap, click here.
-- Jay Cridlin