WQYK Guitar Pull: Gary Allan, Tyler Farr, Josh Turner, more coming to the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg
Last year's WQYK Guitar Pull was a surprising but welcome addition to Tampa Bay's crowded slate of year-end radio festivals.
For 3 1/2 hours, singer-songwriters like Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes and Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley performed acoustically and in the round, swapping stories and leading the audience on a journey of song at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg.
The Guitar Pull is returning in 2016, and WQYK-99.5 has just dropped the lineup.
Gary Allan (Nothing On but the Radio), Josh Turner (Long Black Train), Tyler Farr (A Guy Walks Into A Bar), Chris Lane (Fix), Chase Bryant (Take It On Back) and Kane Brown (Used to Love You Sober) will headline this year's Guitar Pull, Nov. 22 at the Mahaffey in St. Pete.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. through the Mahaffey's box office; proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay, Inc. Click here for details.
The unique and intimate format of the Guitar Pull -- artists taking turns trading songs throughout the night -- can lead to some fun moments. If you like hearing more than just music, this is a night not to miss.
-- Jay Cridlin