SoundBytes: Nelly, Graham Nash, David Cook and more
-- New Year's Eve? Forget about it. This year's hottest year-end 'Burg bash might be Nelly at Ferg's Sports Bar on Tuesday, Dec. 29. Yes, Nelly! It's goin' down, down, baby. Tickets are $19.99 and up, and they go on sale Wednesday. Click here.
-- Speaking of year-end parties, Tampa Bay's own globe-trotting punks Set It Off are headlining a benefit concert at the Orpheum on Dec. 19 alongside UNRB and Infinity On High. Tickets are $12-$17, and they benefit the Tarpon Springs Leadership and Music Conservatory. Click here.
-- Ruth Eckerd Hall is bringing back its free Blast Friday concerts for the first few months of 2016, and there are some good names on the bill: Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes (Jan. 29), David Cook (Feb. 26), Atlanta Rhythm Section (March 25), Greg Billings Band with the Black Honkeys (April 29) and Here Come the Mummies (May 27). Admission is free for the outdoor shows in downtown Clearwater, with select VIP tickets available for $25. Click here for details.
-- Graham Nash is coming to the Capitol Theatre on Feb. 2. Ticket prices haven't been announced, but they'll go on sale Dec. 4. Click here.
-- Another year, another G. Love and Special Sauce gig at Jannus Live. This time the Philly funkster will hit St. Pete on April 8 Tickets are $24.99-$30. Click here.
-- Shannon and the Clams are coming to New World Brewery on Jan. 25. Tickets are $9-$12. Click here.
-- Jay Cridlin