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SoundBytes: Lindsey Stirling, Slightly Stoopid, Boosie Badazz, more

Catch up on today’s Tampa Bay concert announcements.
Lindsey Stirling will perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Dec. 20, 2019. [Shervin Lainez]
Published Sep. 18
  • Electro-pop-classical sensation Lindsey Stirling will bring her new holiday tour to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Dec. 20. Tickets are $48.25 and up. Click here.
  • The first wave of artists has been announced for the 2020 Reggae Rise Up Festival, March 20-22 in Vinoy Park: Slightly Stoopid, Iration, Hirie, the Expendables, Kenzamoi, Jesse Royal, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, the Elovators, 4th and Orange, Summer Survivors and Tribe of I. Click here.
  • More artists have been added to this year’s Tampa Pig Jig. The Wild Feathers, Larry Fleet and Camille Trust will join previously announced headliners Jake Owen, Dr. Dog and Lanco on Oct. 19 in Curtis Hixon Park. Click here.
  • Rapper Boosie Badazz will appear and perform at Whiskey North in Tampa on Nov. 2. Tickets are $35 and up. Click here.
  • St. Petersburg rapper Rod Wave is performing at Ybor City’s Club Skye on Friday. Tickets are $20 and up. Click here.
  • Christian superstar Lauren Daigle has just announced her biggest headlining tour to date, and it includes a stop at Orlando’s Amway Center on May 8. Johnnyswim will open. Tickets are $26.50 and up. Click here.
  • Speaking of Orlando, you remember that two-night pre-Thanksgiving stand at the House of Blues by Central Florida metalcore heroes A Day to Remember and Underoath? It sold out super quickly. So the bands have added two MORE dates AFTER Thanksgiving, on Nov. 29 and 30. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, and you should probably buy them pretty fast. Click here.


  1. Switchfoot will perform at 97X Next Big Thing on Nov. 22 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.
    They’ll join headliners the Killers on the festival’s opening night in Tampa.
  2. The 53rd-annual Rattlesnake Festival will be held Oct. 19-20 at the Pasco County Fairgrounds in Dade City. The weekend event, kicks off with a prelude concert featuring the Bellamy Brothers on Friday, and raises money for the Thomas Promise Foundation. The foundation provides meals for Pasco County school children who do not have regular access to nutritional meals on weekends when school is not in session. "LUIS SANTANA  |  TIMES"  |  Tampa Bay Times
    The annual festival offers a family-friendly outing while raising money to feed school children in need.
  3. Fred Johnson, who still performs locally, is community engagement specialist and artist-in-residence at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. Courtesy of Tampa Jazz Club
    The 68-year-old artist has worked with all the big names. But helping the community is his purpose.
  4. Truth Hurts" wasn't originally featured on the 11-track "Cuz I Love You," but her record label added it to the deluxe version of the album, released on May 3. ALLIE GOULDING  |  Times
    The songwriting brothers Justin and Jeremiah Raisen, who worked on “Healthy,” claim say they deserve writing credit on “Truth Hurts.”
  5. Billy Gibbons, right, and Dusty Hill of ZZ Top play the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in 2013. JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT  |  AP
    Plus, Zac Brown Band, Cheap Trick, Young Thug, Illenium, Bishop Briggs and more.
  6. Gladys Knight performs at sundown at the 36th Clearwater Jazz Holiday on Oct. 15, 2015, in Coachman Park. JIM DAMASKE  |  TAMPA BAY TIMES
    The annual event, which returns this weekend, has come a long way. Where will it go from here?
  7. Graham Nash will perform at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre on March 19. Courtesy of Amy Grantham
    Catch up on today’s Tampa Bay concert announcements.
  8. In this Sept. 30, 2015, photo, South Korean pop star and actress Sulli poses during the K-Beauty Close-Up event in Seoul, South Korea. News reports on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, say Sulli has been found dead at her home south of Seoul. JANG SE-YOUNG                         |  AP
    Sulli’s body was discovered after her manager visited her residence in Seongnam because she wasn’t answering phone calls for hours, said Kim Seong-tae.
  9. Mumford and Sons will headline the 2020 Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival in South Florida. Courtesy of Alistair Taylor-Young
    Vampire Weekend, Haim, Rufus du Sol and Kaskade lead the eclectic 2020 lineup.
  10. Alison Krauss will perform at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday on Oct. 20. Capitol Records
    The Clearwater Jazz Holiday returns with a strong music lineup, Zac Brown Band plays Tampa and Barry Bostwick will be here to screen ‘Rocky Horror.'