SoundBytes: Man Man, Dev, Prince Royce and more
-- Latin music superstar Prince Royce has been added to the lineup of the Fiesta Maxima, taking place June 16 at the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre. Tito "El Bambino" has already been announced, and it looks like there are still a couple of headliners yet to come. Click here for more details on the fest.
-- If you missed it, The Venue will reopen May 4 with new owners and a new name: The V. (As if it wasn't un-Google-able enough before.) Click here. And in the meantime, if you're wondering what happened to the Venue's Monday service industry night, hosted by 93.3-FLZ's Ratboy and Staypuff and VJ Kidd Leow, it's now at Vue 19 in St. Petersburg.
-- Singer and Broadway actress Deborah Cox will headline this year's St. Pete Pride festival in June. Consider it a mini preview of her October shows at the Straz Center, co-starring alongside Constantine Maroulis in Jekyll and Hyde.
-- According to Travel Channel host Adam Richman, Skipper's Smokehouse might have the best sandwich in America. The venue's house grouper reuben will be featured on Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America, premiering June 6. Click here.
-- Looking for an excuse to get out of town and hear a little folk music next weekend? Head to the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival on May 4-5 in St. Augustine, with artists like the Nouveaux Honkies and the Waymores. Tickets are $10 for May 4, $35 for May 5 and $40 for a two-day ticket. Click here for details.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*