97x Memorial Day Backyard BBQ lineup: The Used, Civil Twilight, Middle Class Rut and more
Alt-rock fans have it pretty good these days. Local radio station 97X put together one of its best lineups ever for December's Next Big Thing festival, and followed it up with a free show by AWOLNATION earlier this year -- the latest in a seeminly neverendeing series of free, choice concerts.
Today, we finally got the lineup for 97X's latest free venture: The 97X Memorial Day Backyard BBQ. The Used (above) will headline the gig, with support from Civil Twilight, Middle Class Rut, Falling In Reverse, Foxy Shazam and Imagine Dragons. The show is May 26 at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg.
This is doubly sweet news for fans of The Used, since it's already been announced that they wouldn't be part of the Vans Warped Tour stop in St. Petersburg in July. Now you can see them for free. (But you do need a ticket to enter; they'll be available at drop locations starting Friday. Click here for ticket drop locations.)
And one more thing: As always, the station is giving 10 local bands a chance to open the show. Click here for the details on the contest.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*