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Lynyrd Skynyrd coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater




Unless you're a delegate, donor or some other very powerful Republican, you're not getting in to see Lynyrd Skynyrd when the Southern rock legends perform in Tampa during the Republican National Convention in August.

The Sweet Home Alabama rockers are reportedly booked to kick off a week of concerts at "Liberty Plaza," a makeshift concert venue near the Tampa Bay Times Forum in downtown Tampa, on Aug. 26. Kid Rock, Trace Adkins and other acts will also perform. But unless you're credentialed to be inside the Forum's security radius, you're out of luck.

But later this fall, even blue dog Democrats will get a chance to see Skynyrd in concert.

Lynyrd Skynyrd are coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Oct. 24, according to the venue. Tickets are listed at $61 to $186. Click here for info.

On Oct. 26, they'll be at the UCF Arena in Orlando (click here for info), then it's off to their annual Simple Man Cruise, leaving from Miami on Oct. 27. So if you want to spend a full week shouting "Free Bird!" -- and actually meaning it -- this might be your chance.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Monday, July 30, 2012 10:46am]


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