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  1. Times reporter Gabrielle Calise, who is on guitar with band Bitter Quitters and the Interludes, culminates Ladies Rock Camp performing at Bayboro Brewing in St. Petersburg on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024.
  2. Tampa native Aidan Bissett was 18 when he signed with Capitol Records. The Jesuit High School graduate is returning to play Gasparilla Music Festival on Friday, Feb. 16.
  3. Taylor Swift performs “Cruel Summer” during the first of her three sold-out Tampa shows on the Eras tour at Raymond James Stadium on April 13, 2023, in Tampa.
  4. Nonprofit Tampa Tunes plans to install 12 public pianos around Tampa in 2024 — one for each month of the year.
  5. “I’ve experienced so many parts of Florida that now I can just take the best parts and exaggerate it to the world,” Doechii told the Tampa Bay Times. The rapper, who grew up in Tampa, will be returning this month for two hometown shows at Amalie Arena.
  6. Pianist Kenny Haelsig performs at the Harry Waugh Dessert Room inside Bern’s Steak House in Tampa on Oct. 11, 2023.
  7. Lead singer Soleil Sarcinello (left) and Summer Strickland (right) of Spoiled Rat at their show on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023 at The Bends in St. Petersburg.
  8. Cameron Parker, aka Painkiller Cam, works on his Beyonce mural on Aug. 8 along Tampa Avenue.
  9. Doja Cat performs at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club, April 24, 2022, in Indio, Calif.
  10. Screaming Metal Deathtrap performs at the Lutz Bach to Rock Battle of the Bands on Sunday, June 11, 2023.
  11. Pinellas County property appraiser Mike Twitty performs on stage with band Code Red at the Oldsmar Days festival on March 26. “He’s a straight up rockstar when he’s on stage,” said Twitty’s son and band mate, Sam.
  12. Left: Robert Plant contorts his face as he sings to a sold-out crowd at Tampa Stadium on May 5, 1973. Right: An original flyer advertising the Led Zeppelin show that broke records.
  13. Molchat Doma performs at Jannus Live on April 15 in downtown St. Petersburg. The windows and balconies of Hotel Detroit Condos, where residents often rock out to live music below, are pictured in the background.
  14. North Florida indie rock band Flipturn is playing Saturday, April 29 at Gasparilla Music Festival in Cutis Hixon Waterfront Park.
  15. Michele Lefcourt, 32, of Homestead, shows off some Taylor Swift swag moments after purchasing Taylor Swift tour merchandise on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at Raymond James Stadium's Lot 2 in Tampa. Weather forecasters predict the skies will be clear for her tour stop's three-night run in Tampa starting Thursday.
  16. Guitarist Eric Yoder (left), drummer Jack Clements, bassist Brendon Porter and keyboardist K Sahagian make up the St. Petersburg band Speak Easy. Saxophone player Nick Bredal (back left) and percussionist Devin Constant are part of their live ensemble.
  17. Caroline Kole grew up singing in Clearwater. On Sunday, she'll appear on "American Idol," auditioning in front of judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.
  18. Mike Love, 81, is a founding member of the Beach Boys, who will be performing at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Feb. 22.
  19. Tampa Bay indie band Speak Easy plays on stage at the Destination Okeechobee competition at The Factory in St. Petersburg, Fla., Jan. 21, 2023, for a chance to play at Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival.
  20. Hip hop duo Vonne Parks (left) and André “Dre” Gainey (right), also known as They Hate Change, perform a DJ set on stage at Hooch and Hive on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022 in Tampa.
  21. Miróux — Jonah Hollander, foreground, and, from left, Jazz Goodwin, Jesse Daw, Kevin Mendel and Sebastian Siaca — pose outside Crowbar in Tampa before a July show.
  22. Roland Orzabal, left, and Curt Smith of Tears for Fears, pose for a portrait in Los Angeles to promote their new album "The Tipping Point." The band brings their world tour to Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on June 10.
  23. Ryan Hebert teaches organ performance at the University of Tampa [Photo by Philip Morgan]
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