No Lilith Fair? No problem! Florida artists planning "Fill-ith Fair" in Ybor City
It was a sad day in the Soundcheck household when Lilith Fair canceled its Tampa date on Aug. 11. Things got even sadder a few days later, when we received our now-worthless Lilith Fair ticket in the mail from Live Nation.
But for those of you who are still bummed about Lilith Fair biting the dust, we have good news.
Several of the Florida artists who were finalists for Lilith's Ourstage.com Local Talent Search are coming together for a special concert on Aug. 11 at Play, the sweet new music venue in Ybor City run by longtime local folkies Halcyon.
Halcyon, Rebekah Pulley (above), Ashley Jones, Someday Souvenir, Maggie Council, Shunda K and the Spells are staging a concert called "Fill-ith Fair 2010" at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at Play, 1701 E Eighth Ave. And this is no minor gimmick with the name -- they seem to have the full support of Lilith Fair organizers, who posted the event on their official website.
The best part? Bring your now-worthless Tampa Lilith Fair ticket, and get free domestic draft beer all night.
Suddenly, we're not missing Sarah McLachlan and company quite so much.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Carrie Waite.