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SoundBytes: The Heavy, Angie Stone, Howie Day and more



-- Hey, what was onetime American Idol winner Kris Allen doing in Tampa the other day? He was playing a private show and dining at Grey Salt, celebrity chef Marc Murphy's new restaurant at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. How's the food? Click here for Laura Reiley's review.

-- South Florida's inaugural Okeechobee Music Festival, March 4-6, has added more artists to its lineup, including electro-hop-hop duo Hermitude and British soul-rockers The Heavy, famous for their inescapable movie-trailer hit How You Like Me Now?. Click here.

-- Jonathan Butler (Jan. 16) and Angie Stone (Jan. 17) will headline the free Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival & Music Fest, Jan. 16-17 in Curtis Hixon Park. The Festival as a whole runs Jan. 14-23, and also includes appearances by Dick Gregory (Jan. 20), Avery*Sunshine (Jan. 21) and more. Click here for all the details.

-- Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, After the Bural, Erra and Omens are teaming up for a heavier-than-heavy tour that'll hit the Orpheum on March 2. Tickets are $18 and up. Click here.

-- Country duo the Swon Brothers, pop singer-songwriter Howie Day and local world-fusion rockers the Hip Abduction comprise the lineup for the Gasparilla Pre-Invasion Celebration, Jan. 29 at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa. Tickets are $20. Click here.

-- The Lovin' Spoonful singer John Sebastian will perform at the Largo Cultural Center on Jan. 10. Tickets are $24.50 and up. Click here.

-- Grammy-winning saxophonist Dave Koz will be a special guest when Barry Manilow performs at Amalie Arena on Feb. 4. Click here.

-- According to their calendar, country star Billy Currington will perform at the Ritz Ybor on April 16. Ticket info is not yet available.

-- 10th Avenue North (Feb. 8), Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (Feb. 12), Robert Cray (Feb. 13), Colt Ford (Feb. 15) and Aranda (Feb. 15) are among the performers at this year's Florida State Fair in Tampa. Click here.

-- In case you missed it due to the holidays, a trio of concerts that were originally slated for Ferg's Sports Bar -- Hellyeah and P.O.D. on Jan. 24, Europe on Feb. 3 and Winger and Firehouse on Feb. 13 -- have been moved to England Brothers Bandshell Park in Pinellas Park. Click here.

-- Jay Cridlin

[Last modified: Thursday, December 31, 2015 3:52pm]


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