Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace, Manchester Orchestra's Andy Hull, more playing free show at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater
Alt-rock station 97X is known for free concerts -- there was just one on Saturday with Panic! At The Disco -- but last fall, they took things up a notch with 97X Green Room: One Night Only, an acoustic showcase at Ruth Eckerd Hall featuring sets by Switchfoot, Jack's Mannequin's Andrew McMahon, Blue October's Justin Furstenfeld and Paper Tongues' Aswan North.
The concept is coming back Sept. 7, with a couple of big names on the top of the bill: Manchester Orchestra's Andy Hull and Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace. This will be the first local appearance for Grace, the singer formerly known as Tom Gabel, who made headlines in 2012 when he game out as transgender and announced plans to start living as a woman. Authority Zero's Jason DeVore and local singer-songwriter Geri X are also on the bill.
If that's not enough of an enticement, how's this: All attendees will get a free copy of the 97X Green Room: Volume 9 CD, featuring tracks by The Neighbourhood, Churchill, Coheed and Cambria and more.
This event is free, but as usual, you will need a ticket to attend. To find a ticket drop location near you, click here.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*