Diplo, Krewella, Steve Aoki coming to Beach Bar in Tampa
Tampa's Beach Bar made headlines this summer when it announced a partnership with mega-promoter Insomniac Events to bring top-tier DJs like Dillon Francis and Marshmello to the waterfront club.
But Beach Bar just dropped the mic by announcing new concerts by three mega-headliners: Diplo (above), Krewella and Steve Aoki.
Smash EDM duo Krewella, who scored a Top 40 hit in 2013 with Alive, will take the outdoor stage on Oct. 9, with tickets starting at $20. Click here for details.
Diplo, the formerly Florida-based producer behind Major Lazer (Lean On) and hits by Justin Bieber (Where Are U Now) and M.I.A. (Paper Planes), will play a headlining set there on Oct. 23. Tickets start at $35. Click here.
And capping a wild month will be cake-tossing party-started Steve Aoki, leading a Halloween weekend party on Oct. 30. It's billed as a "Haunted Death Touch Hotel," so come prepared to get spooky. Tickets are $20 and up; click here.
How big are these shows? Well, all three acts have been top-of-the-card headliners at Tampa's gigantic Sunset Music Festival -- Aoki in 2013, Krewella in 2014 and Diplo (as part of Jack U) in 2016. That festival is co-organized by Insomniac rivals Disco Donnie Presents, which makes Beach Bar's run of shows feel like a gauntlet being thrown. (And that's not even counting shows by Snails on Sunday and Adventure Club on Sept. 25.
It's all quite a reversal from early 2015, when it was doubtful the club -- formerly known as Hogan's Beach -- would ever throw big dance parties again, due to noise complaints from nearby residents.
Disco Donnie and partners Sunset Events have their own run of shows coming up at the Ritz Ybor, Ybor City's home for EDM since the Amphitheatre burned down this spring, including shows by Borgore, Mat Zo and Tritonal. Click here for details on those.
-- Jay Cridlin