SoundBytes: Phillip Phillips, Young Jeezy, Circa Survive, Crosby, Stills and Nash and more
-- LeAnn Rimes, to whom we spoke in November prior to her concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall, is returning to Tampa Bay in February -- this time as part of the Florida State Fair. She'll perform at the Entertainment Hall at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18; tickets start at $25. Click here.
-- It's time once again for the MLK Day concert events to start ramping up, and two huge hip-hop names lead the bill. Young Jeezy will perform at the Amphitheatre in Ybor City on Jan. 21. Tickets are $45; click here. And Wale will perform at the Kennedy on Jan. 18. Tickets are $20. Click here.
-- Universal Orlando has announced most of the acts for this year's Mardi Gras Concert Series: Lifehouse (Feb. 9), Steve Miller Band (Feb. 16), Boys Like Girls (Feb. 17), Trey Songz (Feb. 23), Demi Lovato (March 2), Montgomery Gentry (March 9), Sean Kingston (March 15), Matchbox Twenty (March 16), Austin Mahone (March 22), Phillip Phillips (March 23), Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo (March 30) and Pitbull (April 13), with at least a couple more acts to be announced. Click here for details.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*