Sunday, June 17, 2018
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SoundBytes: Nick Cannon, Jeremih, Teyana Taylor, Echosmith and more

Nick Cannon is taking his popular MTV series Wild 'N Out on tour, and it's coming to Tampa. The show — which will feature game segments, stand-up from some of its most popular stars and "a live music performance from today's most popular hip hop stars" — will take place at Amalie Arena on Sept. 16. Tickets are $31.25 and up and they go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Click here.

— R&B crooner Jeremih is coming to the Ritz Ybor on Aug. 3, with Teyana Taylor opening. Tickets go on sale Friday. Click here.

VNV Nation is returning to Jannus Live on Nov. 21 alongside De/Vision and Holygram. Click here.

Echosmith will open for Pentatonix on tour this summer, including an Aug. 9 gig at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. Click here.

Blessthefall is coming to the Orpheum on Sept. 8, alongside the Word Alive, Ded, Thousand Below and A War Within. Click here.

— Two new DJ shows at the Ritz Ybor at the end of July: Ganja White Night on July 27 (click here) and AC Slater on July 28 (click here).

— And another big DJ show at the Ritz: Jauz with Holy Goof and Skepsis on Oct. 13. Tickets go on sale Friday. Click here.

— Looking for a place to party on the night before the Fourth of July? Lyfe Jennings and Avant will be at Whiskey North on July 3. Tickets are $45 and up. Click here.

— A handful of bands have joined the lineup for Big Pre-Fest in Little Ybor, Oct. 24-25 in Ybor City, including the Menzingers, Swiss Army, Erica Freas, Guerilla Poubelle and Campdogzz. Click here.

— Ruth Eckerd Hall has unveiled its 2019 Broadway Season, and in addition to stagings of musicals like Rent, Finding Neverland, Legally Blonde — The Musical and The Wizard of Oz, Kristin Chenoweth will perform a solo revue there on Feb. 1. Click here for the full rundown.

Skizzy Mars is coming to the Orpheum on Sept. 29. Click here.

— Jay Cridlin

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Kesha, 311, ‘Walking Dead,’ more announce cruises departing from Tampa

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Photos: Royal Blood brings lean rock riffs to Jannus Live in St. Petersburg

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Published: 06/13/18
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Published: 06/12/18
SoundBytes: Nick Cannon, Jeremih, Teyana Taylor, Echosmith and more

SoundBytes: Nick Cannon, Jeremih, Teyana Taylor, Echosmith and more

— Nick Cannon is taking his popular MTV series Wild 'N Out on tour, and it's coming to Tampa. The show — which will feature game segments, stand-up from some of its most popular stars and "a live music performance from today's most popula...
Published: 06/12/18
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Published: 06/12/18
SoundBytes: Steve Aoki, Orgy, Alkaline Trio, the Toasters and more

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St. Pete Beach BikeFest lineup: 38 Special, Sister Hazel, Travis Tritt, more

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Published: 06/11/18
Nicki Minaj, Future coming to the Amway Center in Orlando

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Published: 06/11/18