97X Backyard BBQ: Twenty One Pilots, Coheed and Cambria, New Politics lead 2013 lineup
The way that 97X keeps expanding its annual Memorial Day Backyard BBQ, they might have to start calling it Next Big Thing 2.
The alt-rock station announced the lineup for this year's free Backyard BBQ in St. Pete's Vinoy Park on Monday, and it includes two big names: Prog-punks Coheed and Cambria and pop/hip-hop duo Twenty One Pilots, above, who recently packed the State Theatre with diehards. New Politics, The Features, The Virginmarys and The Unlikely Candidates are also on the bill, in addition to local bands and more.
The concert is free starting at noon May 25 at Vinoy Park, though for $50, you can buy a VIP ticket including a private bar, food, access to a VIP tent with artist interviews and more. Click here to do so.
The free tickets will be distributed at locations across Tampa Bay starting Wednesday, but the first place you can get 'em will be MetroPCS, 7700 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park, from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Keep an eye out here for more ticket drop info.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*