Saturday, September 22, 2018
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SoundBytes: G-Eazy, Tyler Farr, Better than Ezra, Patterson Hood and more

— If you're heading to G-Eazy's concert on Sept. 7 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, here's an event you'll want to check out. The rapper is scheduled to appear at a free promotional event for Stillhouse bourbon from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 6 at Quaker Steak and Lube in Clearwater. There will be DJs, food and drinks and a classic car show. Click here for details.

— Late notice, but tonight's Seshollowaterboyz show at the Ritz Ybor has been canceled by the promoter. Refunds are available at point of purchase. Click here.

Rainbow Kitten Surprise have moved their Sept. 18 from the Orpheum to the larger confines of the Ritz Ybor "due to overwhelming demand." Tickets for the old space will be honored at the new. Click here.

Better Than Ezra will headline a concert called "Rocks the Cure" on Nov. 30 at Jannus Live. The Outpatients will also perform. Tickets are $40 and up. Click here.

— Country singer Tyler Farr is coming to the Dallas Bull on Oct. 26. Tickets are $20 and up. Click here.

— Speaking of country singers, Chris Janson and Runaway June have been added to lineup for Ribfest's country day on Saturday, Nov. 10, alongside headliner Josh Turner. Click here.

— And one more country show to keep an eye on: WQYK 99.5's annual Guitar Pull singer-songwriter showcase will return to the Mahaffey Theater on Nov. 7. The lineup will be announced in early October. Click here.

Drive-By Truckers singer-songwriter Patterson Hood will play a solo show at the Attic in Ybor City on Dec. 2. Tickets are $35 and up. Click here.

— Two notable Christian events are coming to churches in Clearwater in October. On Oct. 19, Crowder will headline a show featuring Jordan Feliz, Sarah Reeves and more. Click here. And on Oct. 20, Mandisa will lead a "Girls Night Live" lineup that includes Blanca, Candace Payne and Jasmine Murray. Click here.

— Hot on the heels of their Warped Tour stop in Tampa, MyChildren MyBride will come to Crowbar on Nov. 9 alongside Secrets and Capture. Tickets are $17 and up. Click here.

— Hometown hero Bertie Higgins will headline the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center on Sept. 29. Tickets are $20 and up. Click here.

— Jay Cridlin

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