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Over 40 Tampa Bay concerts to check out in 2024

Our top picks for local festivals, stadium shows, club tours and everything in between.
 
Our 2024 Tampa Bay concert preview is here. Top row from left (all Times file photos): Billy Joel, Bad Bunny and Drake. Bottom row from left (all AP images): Morgan Wallen, Madonna and Joan Jett.
Our 2024 Tampa Bay concert preview is here. Top row from left (all Times file photos): Billy Joel, Bad Bunny and Drake. Bottom row from left (all AP images): Morgan Wallen, Madonna and Joan Jett. [ Photo illustration by Gabrielle Calise ]
Published Dec. 6, 2023|Updated Dec. 8, 2023

If your New Year’s resolution is to go to more local concerts in 2024, you’re in luck. The first half of next year is already stacked with plenty of fun options for fans of nearly every genre.

Now is finally your chance to witness Bad Bunny and Drake without hauling to Miami. Followers who missed Morgan Wallen and Willie Nelson in 2023 will get a second chance to watch their faves. There are rising stars like Tampa R&B singer Destin Conrad, and power pairings including Billy Joel and Sting. Plus an array of anniversary tours and retrospectives from artists like Madonna, who will finally bring her postponed “Celebration Tour” to town.

Below are our recommendations for over 40 concerts and festivals in the new year. Have another gig you’re excited about? Email gcalise@tampabay.com to let us know.

Country stars

In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Morgan Wallen arrives at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville.
In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Morgan Wallen arrives at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville. [ SANFORD MYERS | AP ]

Willie Nelson and Family: If you missed the Red Headed Stranger during his Outlaw Music Festival this fall, catch him at the Sound at Coachman Park on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Tim McGraw: The singer, now on his 17th studio album, is bringing the “Standing Room Only Tour” to Tampa on Friday, March 15. Carly Pearce opens the Amalie Arena concert.

Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band: The “Sun Goes Down Tour” comes to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Saturday, April 20.

Kane Brown: The vocalist has been called “the future of country music” by Billboard. See him with Tyler Hubbard and Parmalee on Friday, May 31, or Saturday, June 1, at Amalie Arena.

Morgan Wallen: One of country’s highest-streamed crooners is bringing his “One Night at a Time World Tour” to Raymond James Stadium for, well, two nights: Thursday, July 11, and Friday, July 12.

Zach Bryan: Jason Isbell opens “The Quittin Time Tour” on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Raymond James Stadium.

Latin legends

Recording artist Bad Bunny walks to the ring on his WWE wrestling debut at Wrestlemania 37 on April 10, 2021, in Tampa.
Recording artist Bad Bunny walks to the ring on his WWE wrestling debut at Wrestlemania 37 on April 10, 2021, in Tampa. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]

Pitbull, Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias: Dale! Three Latin legends team up for one explosive show on Sunday, March 10, at Amalie Arena.

Bad Bunny: The Puerto Rican superstar, born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, will bring his irresistible blend of Latin trap and reggaeton to six Florida stops next year. Catch his “Most Wanted Tour” on Tuesday, May 21, at Amalie Arena.

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Pepe Aguilar: The “Jaripeo Hasta Los Huesos Tour” pays tribute to the Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead. Sunday, June 30, at Amalie Arena.

Rock and roll

Billy Joel and Sting will perform for one night only in Tampa at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024.
Billy Joel and Sting will perform for one night only in Tampa at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. [ Times (2016 and 2017) ]

Elvis Costello & the Imposters: Costello, a proud member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, brings his “7-0-7 Tour” to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. Charlie Sexton opens the show on Thursday, Jan. 11.

Billy Joel and Sting: While these two icons have both graced Tampa stages over the years, their Saturday, Feb. 24, show will mark the first time they’ve double-headlined together. This pairing is happening for one night only at Raymond James Stadium.

Sammy Hagar: The Red Rocker — and special guest Loverboy — will perform during the “Best of All Worlds Tour” on Sunday, July 14, at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.

Styx and Foreigner: Foreigner already embarked on a farewell run in 2023, but a tour with Styx seems like a good reason to return to Tampa. Catch the “Renegades & Juke Box Heroes Tour” on Saturday, July 20, at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre.

Alternative and indie rock

Alanis Morissette is pictured at the 39th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2011.
Alanis Morissette is pictured at the 39th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2011. [ MATT SAYLES | AP ]

Bowling for Soup: The Texas pop-punkers celebrate 30 years in 2024. See them in St. Petersburg with Lit on Sunday, Jan. 28, at Jannus Live.

Descendents and Circle Jerks: Two legendary punk artists, both with influential sounds dating back to the late 1970s and 1980s, team up on Friday, March 29, at Jannus Live.

ALVVAYS: The Canadian indie pop band is coming to the Ritz Ybor on Wednesday, May 1.

Amon Amarth: “Heed our warning: We are gearing up for our biggest and most epic raid in North American history,” the Viking metal band posted to announce their upcoming tour. Cannibal Corpse, Obituary and Frozen Soul open the “Metal Crushes All Tour” on Saturday, May 18, at the Yuengling Center.

Melanie Martinez: Beach Bunny and Sofia Isella open “The Trilogy Tour” on Tuesday, June 18, at Amalie Arena.

Alanis Morissette: The Canadian-American singer is bringing a dose of ‘90s alt-rock nostalgia to MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Wednesday, June 19. “You Oughta Know” that Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will be opening, along with Morgan Wade.

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Catch Flea and friends on the “Unlimited Love Tour,” featuring special guests Ice Cube (yes, you read that right) and indie rockers IRONTOM, on Friday, June 21, at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre.

Singer-songwriters

Hozier performs at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 12, 2018.
Hozier performs at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 12, 2018. [ AMY HARRIS | Amy Harris/Invision/AP ]

Lucinda Williams: After recovering from a stroke in 2020, the Grammy-winning songwriter will return to Clearwater next year. The “Don’t Tell Anybody the Secrets: The Story of a Life in Songs Tour” promises a multimedia experience including personal anecdotes. Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre.

Hozier: The Irish singer-songwriter, whose songs bounce somewhere between blues, soul gospel, R&B and folk, has become something of a mystical character. He’ll take Tampa to church on Saturday, May 11, at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre.

Madison Beer: The singer’s “Spinnin Tour” reaches St. Petersburg on Wednesday, May 22, at Jannus Live. Upsahl opens.

Hip-hop and R&B

Drake performs at Tampa's Amalie Arena during his "Summer Sixteen Tour" on Aug.  27, 2016.
Drake performs at Tampa's Amalie Arena during his "Summer Sixteen Tour" on Aug. 27, 2016. [ LUIS SANTANA | TIMES | Tampa Bay Times ]

MLK Bash: Jeezy, Boosie, Real Boston Richey and other guests take over Tampa on Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Yuengling Center.

Playboi Carti: The rapper’s headlining tour features Ken Carson, Destroy Lonely and Homixide Gang as openers. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Amalie Arena.

Tinashe: The “2 On” will share her sultry sound during the “BB/NG3L Tour” on Friday, Feb. 2, at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa.

Drake and J. Cole: Champagne Papi is bringing his mouthful of a tour (“It’s All a Blur Tour — Big as the What?”) to Amalie Arena. It’s his first Tampa stop since 2016, and fellow rapper and producer J. Cole also hasn’t played here for a while. They’ll make up for it with two performances: Friday, Feb. 2, and Sunday, Feb. 3, at Amalie.

Destin Conrad: The 23-year-old Tampa native and Kehlani collaborator is embarking on his first headlining trek in early 2024. Catch this local rising R&B singer on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Jannus Live.

Burna Boy: The self-described Afro-fusion artist incorporates R&B, reggae, hip-hop and dancehall into his hits. Find him on Monday, March 11, at Amalie Arena.

Anniversary tours and retrospectives

Madonna will bring her "Celebration Tour" to Amalie Arena in Tampa on April 4.
Madonna will bring her "Celebration Tour" to Amalie Arena in Tampa on April 4. [ TANYA MOUTZALIAS | mlive.com ]

Kansas: The band is hitting 50 cities to commemorate its 50th anniversary. During the two-hour set, expect to hear some deep cuts. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons: The original Jersey boy reflects on his six-decade career on Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Hard Rock Event Center in Tampa.

Paul Anka: Fun fact: Paul Anka is the only artist in history to have a song on the Billboard charts during seven consecutive decades. Take a trip down memory lane during the singer’s “Seven Decades Tour” on Friday, March 8, at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

The Temptations and the Four Tops: Two Motown legends — the former celebrating six decades, the latter seven decades — will perform on Monday, March 11, at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

Madonna: 2023 was a tough year for the pop superstar, who had to postpone her “Celebration Tour” due to hospitalization. The Material Girl will finally perform with special guest Bob the Drag Queen on April 4 at Amalie Arena. Expect a retrospective that highlights all of Madonna’s eras.

New Kids on the Block: The “Magic Summer 2024 Tour” will be a reimagining of the band’s 1990 tour of the same name. Paula Abdul and DJ Jazzy Jeff open the show on Wednesday, July 19, at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre.

Festivals

The Oak Ridge Boys band performs at the Wish Farms Soundstage on the first day of the 2018 Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City. The band will be back to perform Feb. 29, which is the first day of the 2024 festival.
The Oak Ridge Boys band performs at the Wish Farms Soundstage on the first day of the 2018 Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City. The band will be back to perform Feb. 29, which is the first day of the 2024 festival. [ Times (2018) ]

Already some returning 2024 festivals have announced headliners and dates. Stay tuned to tampabay.com for updates on other annual events.

Winter Jam: The annual Christian music festival takes place Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Yuengling Center in Tampa. Performers include Crowder, Lecrae, Cain, Katy Nichole, Seventh Day Slumber and Newson. jamtour.com.

Gasparilla Music Festival: The event returns to Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in Tampa from Friday, Feb. 16, through Sunday, Feb. 18. Past performers have included Brandi Carlile, The Avett Brothers, Nas, Cage the Elephant, The Roots and Portugal the Man. Watch gasparillamusic.com for lineup updates.

Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival: Each day features seafood, craft beer and five free shows, though VIP seating is available for purchase. A portion of the ticket sales goes to Clearwater’s Homeless Empowerment Program. Saturday, Feb. 24, and Sunday, Feb. 25, at Coachman Park.

Florida Strawberry Festival: Come for the concert, stay for the strawberry shortcake. The 11-day annual festival in Plant City runs from Feb. 29 through March 10. Hear performances from Flo Rida and the Black Eyed Peas (sans Fergie) to Parker McCollum and country-folk star Oliver Anthony. The Beach Boys, ZZ Top, Foreigner and Kirk Franklin are among other headliners. Read the full lineup here. Visit flstrawberryfestival.com for tickets.

Reggae Rise Up Florida: St. Pete’s favorite reggae celebration returns from Thursday, March 14, through Sunday, March 17, at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, with headliners including Dirty Heads, Lupe Fiasco, Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid, Iration and more. reggaeriseup.com.

Tampa Bay Blues Festival: See Grace Potter, Blood Brothers, Bywater Call, Beth Hart, Tab Benoit and more from Friday, April 12, through Sunday, April 14, at Vinoy Park. See the full lineup at tampabaybluesfest.com.

98Rockfest: The annual rock show returns Friday, April 19, at Amalie Arena. Performers include Staind, Seether, Asking Alexandria, Dayseeker, Ayron Jones, Tim Montana, Austin Meade and Sleep Theory. 98rock.iheart.com/featured/98rockfest.

WMNF Tropical Heatwave: The lineup has not yet been announced, but save the date for the next installment of this Tampa tradition: Saturday, May 4, at the Cuban Club in Ybor City. wmnf.org.