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Counting down the top 10 Tampa music stories of 2010




There must be at least 20,000 people who play music in public around Tampa Bay.

Not all of them are well known. Some of them will never be well known. But factoring in all the bands, singer-songwriters, classical musicians, student performers, lounge singers and so many more, a sizeable portion of the local population is musically inclined. That’s what this blog is here for.

But that being the case, it can be tough to keep track of everything that goes down during a single year in the local music scene. So for the second straight year, we’re counting down the Top 10 Local Music Stories of 2010, at least in our eyes. We’ll spotlight one story each day through Christmas.

Before we get to our first story on the countdown, here are a few that just missed the cut:

Taylor Swift, above, kicked off her quest for world domination in Tampa.

Nervous Turkey and Copeland called it quits.

Natalie Merchant starts a feud with the Columbia Restaurant.

Lilith Fair toyed with our hearts.

The Bellamy Brothers became the hottest act in Switzerland.

Bourbon Street closed, and so did Floyd’s at the Hard Rock.

We said goodbye to Rosa Rio, a Tampa legend.

Music comes to the beach at The Club at Treasure Island.

The Jonas Brothers left fans in tears.

— The Best Buy Musical Instruments Theater gives fans a front-row seat to top artists.

Jim Morrison, all is forgiven.


Got any other Story of the Year nominees? Leave 'em in the comments. And stay tuned for our first story on the countdown...

— Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Luis Santana, tbt*

[Last modified: Friday, December 10, 2010 12:25pm]


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