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  1. Gasparilla Music Festival: The bands to watch, and the best spots to see them

    Music & Concerts

    On a clear afternoon in March, it's hard to picture a better setting for a music festival than Curtis Hixon Park. Museums to your right, the Beer Can to your left, the minarets and sunset straight ahead — no matter where you throw down your blanket, you'll find a postcard photo op waiting. • "They're all …

  2. Hot to trot: How Ginuwine's 'Pony' became a throbbing, thrilling, bump 'n' grind anthem

    Music & Concerts

    There are slow jams, there are slooow jams, and there are jams so slow that, much like the God Particle, their sexiness cannot be measured by conventional science.

    Ginuwine’s iconic slow jam is a bit of an “ew” in polite company, but on the dance floor it’s still throbbing away.
  3. 'Star Wars' to 'Lincoln': A conductor picks his top five John Williams pieces

    Music & Concerts

    Ask a diehard John Williams fan to pick his top five pieces, and he'll probably say it's just not possible. • Such is the case for Bob Bernhardt, who visits the Florida Orchestra this weekend to conduct an all-John Williams concert spanning everything from Superman to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's …

    Bob Bernhardt is the guest conductor for an all-John Williams concert with the Florida Orchestra this weekend.
  4. SoundCheck: Spring Jam, Santana, Bela Fleck among top live music picks

    Music & Concerts

    Spring Jam

    With Keith Sweat, Ginuwine, Dru Hill, Jon B, Slick Rick

  5. With Hunter Hayes, Scotty McCreery, Strawberry Festival keeps lineup family-friendly

    Music & Concerts

    On a day off from touring at his home studio in Nashville, Hunter Hayes is breaking down his recent infatuation with bluegrass music, and how he's exploring new ways to fuse traditional instruments like the mandolin and upright bass with his own whip-smart licks on guitar.

    Hunter Hayes, and, clockwise from top: Scotty McCreery, Dan + Shay and Brett Eldridge.
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  6. Hernando Symphony Orchestra will take audiences to the movies

    Music & Concerts

    SPRING HILL — When the Hernando Symphony Orchestra kicked off its 2014-15 season in December, it not only began with a new conductor, but also set a record. For the first time in the orchestra's history, all three of its concerts sold out.

2014 Tampa Bay Ultimate Local Music Guide


Welcome to tbt*'s 2014 Ultimate Local Music Guide!

There is much to love about this year's Ultimate Local Music Guide (you really do need to pick up a hard copy for the full interactive experience), butall the highlights are here. So take a tour of this page to hear music from 2014 top local bands, watch performances and read the stories!

Tampa Bay Local Music Quiz: Which music venue is perfect for you?

If you are seeking a live …


Three bands, one man: Interview with Singer-songwriter Mark Etherington