1. Music

SoundBytes: EDC Orlando, Shooter Jennings, Carlos Mencia, Ball Greezy and more

Deadmau5 is among the headliners of this year's EDC Orlando festival, coming Nov. 8-10 to Tinker Field. Photo by Drew Ressler.
Published Aug. 16

-- It's no Ultra, but EDC Orlando, a Florida outpost of the EDM mega-fest Electric Daisy Carnival, has become maybe the second-biggest electronic music festival in Florida. On Friday they dropped the lineup for this year's event, coming to Tinker Field Nov. 8-10. Among the headliners: Deadmau5, Diplo, DJ Snake, Rezz, Alison Wonderland, Afrojack, Kaskade, RL Grime, Excision, San Holo, Zhu, R3HAB and many more (including Tampa's own Blunts and Blondes). Tickets are on sale now for $199.99 and up. Click here for details.

-- Shooter Jennings is coming to the Attic in Ybor City on Sept. 29. Tickets are $55. Click here.

-- The University of South Florida has announced the headliner for its annual USF Round Up comedy show: Sal Vulcano from the truTV show Impractical Jokers. The Round Up is set for Aug. 29 at the USF Sun Dome, and is free to all. Click here for info.

-- Speaking of comedy, Carlos Mencia is coming to Side Splitters on Oct. 24-26. Tickets are $25 and up. Click here.

-- Rappers Ball Greezy and OmnBoc are coming to Whiskey North on Aug. 31. Tickets are $25 and up. Click here.

-- Add the Ries Brothers to the list of local bands with their own craft beer. Crazy Uncle Mike's in Boca Raton has brewed a one-keg-only batch of peanut butter and chocolate stout dubbed "Ries Peace." Unfortunately, it's only available in the brewery, and only tonight. But maybe there'll be a groundswell for the Ries Brothers to bring some to the Gulf Coast. Click here.

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


  1. Jimmy Buffett performed at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on June 6, 2017. JAY CRIDLIN  |  Tampa Bay Times
    The quintessential Florida Man and his Coral Reefer Band hit town for the holidays.
  2. Buddy Guy charms the crowd in between songs at A Taste of Pinellas in 2011.
    Catch up on today’s Tampa Bay concert announcements.
  3. Oscar-winning pop star Sam Smith, who is non-binary, announced Friday that they now use "they/them" as their third-person pronouns. On social media, they said that "after a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am ..." JOEL C RYAN  |  Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP
    The singer now uses they/them pronouns. It shouldn’t be hard for reporters to recognize — and explain — gender non-binary terms. | Ashley Dye
  4. A composite image of Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, photographed by the David Richard of the Associated Press in 2018; and Eddie Money, photographed in 2004 by Jessica Reilly of the Telegraph Herald. Money died on Sept. 13, 2019; Ocasek died on Sept. 15, 2019. Associated Press
    The Cars frontman and ‘Take Me Home Tonight’ singer voiced a generation in distinct ways.
  5. 'Love and Hip Hop' star K. Michelle will perform at 95.7 Beats By the Bay on Nov. 2, 2019 at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg. VH1
    Dru Hill, Lloyd, Amerie and more are also coming to Vinoy Park.
  6. FILE - In this April 14, 2018, file photo, Ric Ocasek, from the Cars, performs during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in Cleveland. Ocasek, famed frontman for The Cars rock band, has been found dead in a New York City apartment. The New York City police department said officers responding to a 911 call found the 75-year-old Ocasek on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. DAVID RICHARD  |  AP
    The New York Police Department said that officers found the 75-year-old Ocasek at about 4 p.m. after responding to a 911 call.
  7. In this Aug. 6, 2004 file photo,  Eddie Money performs during Grandstand Under the Stars at the Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, Iowa. Family members have said Eddie Money has died on Friday. (Jessica Reilly/Telegraph Herald via AP, File) JESSICA REILLY  |  AP
    The rock star recently announced he had stage 4 esophageal cancer.
  8. Singer Greg Graffin, third from right, and Bad Religion will play Jannus Live in St. Petersburg on Sept. 18. Alice Baxley
    Interview with singer Greg Graffin of legendary punk band Bad Religion, who are playing Jannus Live on 9/18/19.
  9. Green Day performs at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa in 2017. LUIS SANTANA  |  Tampa Bay Times
    Catch up on today’s Tampa Bay concert announcements.
  10. Carly Pearce will perform at the 99.5 QYK Guitar Pull on Nov. 17 at St. Petersburg's Mahaffey Theater. HARPER SMITH  |  Big Machine Label Group
    Chase Rice, Jordan Davis and Hardy round out the bill.