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97X BBQ lineup: Young the Giant, the Strumbellas, Never Shout Never, more playing free concert in St. Petersburg

Young the Giant

Lauren Dukofff

Young the Giant



Happy early Memorial Day, Tampa Bay? Would you like a free concert by Young the Giant?

The Cough Syrup and My Body rockers lead the lineup for the 2016 97X BBQ, a free alt-rock festival coming to St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park on May 28.

Joining them are Spirits hitmakers the Strumbellas, Warped Tour favorites Never Shout Never, Dangerous group Joywave, indie rockers Bear Hands, dance-rock duo JR JR, English indie pop trio the Wombats and Twenty One Pilots tourmates Finish Ticket.

It's once again another intriguing lineup of up-and-coming bands for the 97X BBQ, which in recent years has introduced local audiences to bands like Imagine Dragons, the 1975 and Bastille. You can't argue with the price of admission, either -- although you will need to track down a ticket to get in.

Ticket drops will take place from today (starting at 11 a.m. in the parking lot of 97X, 11300 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg) through May 28; click here for a list of locations. If you don't have the time or wherewithal to stand in line for a free ticket, you'll soon be able to purchase a ticket or upgrade to VIP via Ticketmaster.

Click here for all the details on this year's 97X BBQ.

-- Jay Cridlin

[Last modified: Monday, April 18, 2016 8:47am]


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