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It's a big Christian music weekend in Tampa, with the Acquire the Fire fest at the USF Sun Dome on Friday and Saturday, featuring David Crowder Band, Pillar, The Almost, Sanctus Real, Leeland and more.

But things might just be even bigger next week. According to his Twitter, Christian pop superstar TobyMac is performing a "private" show next Friday (4/30) at Crossing Church, 10130 Tuscany Ridge Drive, Tampa. Tickets are $25, with an after party and meet and greet for $15. It's standing room only (with limited seating for adults) and a capacity of 2,500. For details, call (813) 626-0783.

It's the start of a wave of Christian music events this spring in Tampa. In May, Busch Gardens returns with its Glory at the Gardens Christian music series all concerts are free with paid admission to the park. The lineup:

May 1: Matthew West, Brandon Heath, Jonny Diaz

May 8: Skillet, Building 429

May 15: Kirk Franklin,Mandisa

Click here for details.

Finally, in June, Christian comic Chonda Pierce will swing through Central Florida for six dates, including one June 18 at Countryside Christian Center in Clearwater. Tickets are $25-$50. Click here for details.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Friday, April 23, 2010 12:00pm]


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