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Supergroup Camp Freddy to play tented nightclub in Tampa during RNC week

A supergroup of rock 'n' roll veterans will headline Curtis Hixon Park on the first night of the Republican National Convention.

Camp Freddy — which features Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction), Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses), Chris Chaney (Jane's Addiction), Billy Morrison (The Cult) and Donovan Leitch — will perform at a private reception for the California GOP delegation, benefitting the nonprofit Wounded Warriors Family Support.

The concert will take place inside the 1 OAK nightclub, a 30,000-square-foot pop-up tent in Curtis Hixon Park, which is closed to the public from Aug. 27 to Sept. 4. House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California will host the event. California is sending more people to the convention than any other delegation — more than 750 in all, including delegates, alternates, sponsors and guests.

The interesting thing about Camp Freddy: Every show, they bring in a super-secret surprise guest or two, and they tend to be some pretty big names — everyone from Billie Joe Armstrong to Ron Wood to Ozzy Osbourne. It all depends on who's nearby at the time, said band manager Rick Canny. (One former collaborator is Kid Rock, who just happens to be in town next week. Hmm...)

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