Sevendust, Nonpoint, Ice-T lead a weekend of spooky tunes
The good thing about having Halloween on a Saturday is that you're surrounded on all sides with entertainment. This year, that includes a few Halloween-centric concerts around Tampa Bay.
The biggest is a concert by Sevendust, above, with Nonpoint, Soulidium, PsyKill and more. It's part of the Guavaween festivities in Ybor City. The gig is free with admission to Guavaween ($12-$17); click here for details.
Other Halloween-themed concerts this year:
Ultimate Players’ Ball Pre-Guavaween Party: Gangsta rap legend Ice-T and his wife, voluptuous Playmate Coco, will host this Friday night soiree at Encore, 1920 E Seventh Ave. Doors open at 10 p.m.; the Iceman and his lady are scheduled in the building from midnight until the bash ends at 3 a.m. General admission is $25 and VIP tickets are $35. Both will be available at the door, but only the first 100 advance ticket holders will get a photo op with the couple. The duo will also judge a costume contest; first place wins $500. As for themselves, we hear Ice-T will be dressed as a pimp, and CoCo will have something sexy — so basically, they’re coming as themselves. Around 1:30 a.m., Ice will perform a 10- to 20-minute set of old and new tunes. DJ Prostyle of 106 & Park fame will spin all night, and for good measure, the Guavettes will be in attendance. (813) 526-8081.
Monster Mash Masquerade: Fri. 8 p.m featuring Kendog, Santino, Feature Ink, Unspoken, more. Page 2, 8680 Park Blvd., Seminole. $8. (727) 204-2620.
RichParty.com Halloween Bash: Fri. featuring White Collar Sideshow, Horizons Fall, the Broken, Beyond Ariose. 7 p.m. The Warehouse, 2702 Causeway Center Drive, Tampa. $8-$10. (813) 500-7412.
The Ladies '80s (and a lil' '90s) Halloween Costume Party: With DJ Ekin, DJ Jimi-O and Teairra Marie. Whiskey North, 11921 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10 all night with costume.(813) 817-5876
Fright Nights: The 37th Annual Jaycees haunted house with scare areas including Terror Island, the Spirit of the Swamp Cemetery, Pirate’s Processional and more. Special night feature live tribute concert by Battery/Masters of Metallica (9 p.m. Sat. ). 8-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Silver Springs, 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd. (SR 40), Ocala. $12, $10 with donation of two canned goods. (352) 236-2121. silversprings.com.
Nightmare at the Museum: Pull on your favorite scary costume and party to the sounds of the Hip Abduction with Blind Man’s Colour and Unmotivated. Doors open at 6 p.m. Sat. St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $10 advance, $15 at the door. (727) 894-1052. spmoh.org.
Chic a Boo 7: Sat. Featuring Full Fledged Unit. 7 p.m. Chic a Boom Room, 319 Main St., Dunedin. (727) 736-5284.
Boney Fiend: Sat. With Doll Parts, the Funeral Dazies. 10 p.m. Emerald Bar, 550 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $4. (727) 898-6054.
Bite! Party: A 21 and older only, dress to impress, sexy Halloween ball for fang barers with a mash-up music video mix by resident DJs Kidd Leow and Christ Craze and entertainment by vampire go-go dancers. No masks or fake weapons permitted. 11 p.m.-6 a.m. Fri. Floyd’s at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 N Orient Road, Tampa. Ladies: free before midnight, $10 midnight-2 a.m., $20 after 2 a.m. Men: $15 until 2 a.m., $20 after 2 a.m. (813) 627-7625.
Hall-Fly-Ween: Live music by the Mighty Mongo and Lindsay and mixes by the Soft Rock Renegades DJs with a costume contest, giveaways and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sat. Nightclub at Fly Bar, 1202 N Franklin St., Tampa. Free (drinks and food individually priced). (813) 275-5000. flybarandrestaurant.com.
Skalloween: Sat. Featuring Chilled Monkey Brains, the Long Johns, V.O.C., H1N1, Neglected Superhero. 8 p.m. Pegasus Lounge, 10008 N 30th St., Tampa. $5. (813) 971-1679.