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97X Barbecue unveils schedule, set times for Taking Back Sunday, Blue October, more

Festival season is heating up, which can only mean one thing: Schedule conflicts aplenty.

At most festivals, that is. Not at the 97X Barbecue Music and Arts Festival.

The fest, which this year moves to Coachman Park in Clearwater, is just a one-day affair, with nearly 12 hours of music but none of it overlapping atop itself. That means you can park in one place for most of the day and not miss a band.

Still, it helps to know the set times and schedule. Thankfully, the station on Monday announced its schedule and set times on its app.

The 97X Barbecue runs 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Coachman Park in Clearwater. General admission tickets start at $35, but you can still snag free passes at a number of ticket drops throughout the week. Click here for a list of locations.

Here's the schedule and set times for Saturday:

9 p.m.: Taking Back Sunday

7:30: Blue October

6:15: Shaed

5: Grandson

3:45: Flora Cash

2:30: Oliver Tree

1:15: Matt Maeson

12:15: Crownz (local band contest winner)

11:15 a.m.: Deviate the Plan (local band contest winner)

One other note: If you have a VIP ticket ($125 and up), you'll get access to a private stage featuring acoustic performances throughout the afternoon, including Flora Cash (2:05 p.m.), Grandson (3:20), Shaed (4:35) and Blue October (5:55).

Click here for all the details on the 2019 97X Barbecue Music and Arts Festival.

Contact Jay Cridlin at or (727) 893-8336. Follow @JayCridlin.