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Jay Cridlin - Times Entertainment Critic

Times Entertainment Critic

I grew up in a small town in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, graduated from Wake Forest University, and am now the tall guy who stands in front of you taking photos at concerts. IT'S FOR WORK, I SWEAR. I write mostly about music, but also some things that are not music -- the whole pop-cultural gamut, really. My favorite song is the Verve's "Bitter Sweet Symphony," but then I like a little bit of everything, which means I probably like your favorite song, too. More than anything, I like documenting how music and entertainment intersect with our daily lives in Tampa Bay. If you see me at a show sometime, come say hi. And again, sorry for blocking your view.

  1. Whitney will perform at the Orpheum in Tampa on Feb. 6, 2019.
    Catch up on today’s Tampa Bay concert announcements.
  2. In this 2017 photo, Willie Nelson performs in Nashville.
    The country icon sets a Valentine’s Day date with Tampa Bay.
  3. Bob Weir and Wolf Bros will perform at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg on March 1.
    The guitar great will take a break from Dead and Company for a solo run in the spring.
  4. The Killers will headline the first day of 97X Next Big Thing on Nov. 22 at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre.
    Yes, one of the world’s biggest alternative bands really is playing a tiny club in Ybor City.
  5. Jimmy Buffett performed at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on June 6, 2017.
    The Amalie Arena concert had been set for December.
  6. In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 photo, Snoop Dogg performs for the Allen Fieldhouse crowd during Late Night in the Phog, Kansas' annual NCAA college basketball kickoff at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan.
    Catch up on today’s Tampa Bay concert announcements.
  7. Brian Setzer has canceled his upcoming Christmas tour, which was supposed to stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Nov. 30.
    The swing superstar has developed a severe case of tinnitus.
  8. The Black Crowes, including Chris Robinson, vocals, and Rich Robinson, guitar, perform in the infield prior to the Nascar Nextel All-Star Challenge at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., in 2005.
    The brothers Robinson will play one of their classic albums at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre next summer.
  9. Niall Horan performs at a Jingle Ball concert at the Wells Fargo Center on Dec. 6, 2017, in Philadelphia.
    Catch up on today’s Tampa Bay concert announcements.
  10. Comic John Crist has canceled his upcoming tour, including a May 10, 2020 concert at Tampa's Yuengling Center, following a report by the Christian publication Charisma News alleging multiple instances of sexual misconduct.
    The viral star’s Netflix special and tour are on hold after a report alleging sexual misconduct.