SoundBytes: Ne-Yo, Josh Turner, The Mavericks and more
-- Good news: R&B hitmaker Ne-Yo is coming to Tampa. Bad news: You probably won't get to see him. Ne-Yo will headline a private party kicking off the 11th annual Derek Jeter Celebrity Golf Classic, Jan. 15 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The tournament takes place Jan. 16-17. Okay, fine, if you REALLY want to get in, sponsorship packages, which include two party tickets and gift bags, start at $1,000. Click here for all the details.
-- Grammy-winning country fusion act the Mavericks are coming to the Capitol Theatre on May 2. Tickets are $45-$55 and they'll go on sale Saturday. Click here.
-- Ronnie Dunn is no longer the featured entertainment at this year's Cattle Barron's Ball, a massive, high-dollar cancer fundraiser at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Feb. 28. That honor will now go to Josh Turner -- who, as it turns out, is also playing the Florida Strawberry Festival on March 3. Click here.
-- Singer-songwriter Amos Lee is a familiar face in Clearwater -- he just played the Clearwater Jazz Holiday in October -- and he'll be back for a show at Ruth Eckerd Hall on April 5. Tickets are $42.75-$52.57. Click here.
-- Daddy Kool Records will host a listening party for Young the Giant's new album, Mind Over Matter, at 2 p.m. Jan. 19 -- two days before the album is released. There will be giveaways, free food and more. Click here.
-- American Idol's new season kicks off Jan. 15, but Tampa fans can get a free sneak peek at the season one day early. There's a viewing party Jan. 14 at the AMC Regency in Brandon, as well as a live Q&A with judges and host Ryan Seacrest. Click here for the details.