Weekend concert roundup: Mary J. Blige, Lil Wayne, John Lydon, Warrant, Ratt and the Florida Orchestra
It was a major weekend for live music in Tampa Bay. Maybe you couldn't get to all the big shows in town, or maybe you stayed firmly on the couch with Netflix. No worries. Check out these reviews from our pop music/culture critic Jay Cridlin and correspondent Jim Harper, and you'll feel like you were there.
Mary J. Blige worked it out in spike heels for a grown and sexy crowd at the USF Sun Dome.
Lil Wayne and Nas showed up to the inaugural H.I.T. Music Festival at the Sun Dome, but at least five artists backed out of the show. August Alsina was not too happy with business in Tampa.
Ferg's Sports Bar in St. Pete held its first concert and it was a rad old '80s time with Warrant and Ratt. The new venue isn't half bad.
Also, John Lydon wore prison stripes at the State Theatre.
The Florida Orchestra performed works based on writings by Edgar Allen Poe, and things really heated up in the second half.