Jannus Live's first concerts: Gretchen Wilson, .38 Special on Grand Prix weekend
Jannus Landing may have changed its name to Jannus Live, but some things will never change -- namely, Tampa Bay's thirst for country music and classic Southern rock.
Jannus Live will officially reopen with live concerts on March 25-28, according to online reports, which falls in line with expectations that the venue would be ready around the time of the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
And on Saturday, March 27, there's an even bigger name coming in: Country singer Gretchen Wilson, whose hits include Redneck Woman and Here For the Party. Both concerts are taking place under the banner of "Bill Edwards Presents," the promotions company run by Jannus Live co-owner Bill Edwards.
There are two more events booked for Jannus Live that week. On Thursday, March 25, the venue will officially reopen with a free concert by local artists including Greg Billings Band, Tom Gribbin and the Saltwater Band and Gale Trippsmith.
Jannus Live officials confirmed all four shows, but declined to offer further details. There's no ticket info just yet, but expect it to be posted at JannusLive.com (which is currently down) later in the week.
What do you guys think? With these headliners in place, will you check out the new and improved Jannus Live on Grand Prix weekend?
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Getty Images.