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Coronavirus: Jojo Siwa, Thomas Rhett, Juanes, more postpone Tampa Bay concerts

From Blues Traveler to Brittany Howard, concerts keep clearing out of major local venues.

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Tampa Bay’s spring concert calendar keeps taking hits due to the coronavirus.

With no timetable yet on when the music industry (among countless other aspects of daily life) will return to something close to normal, a handful of big upcoming shows have just pulled the plug, albeit in most cases temporarily.

Tween pop, dance and fashion star Jojo Siwa has postponed her May 22 concert at Tampa’s Amalie Arena, although a new date has not yet been set. Tickets to the May date will be honored at the new show. Click here for details.

Looking into June, country star Thomas Rhett has pushed his June 19 concert at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa all the way to Sept. 20. Tickets for June will be honored then. Click here for details.

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And at St. Petersburg’s Jannus Live, the list of postponed or canceled shows keeps growing and growing. The venue had already suspended all concerts until April 16, with an April 17 show by the Revivalists all but certain to fall next.

New additions to Jannus Live’s postponed list: Blues Traveler on April 23 (rescheduled for Oct. 22), Juanes on May 3 and Natiruts on May 19. Previously rescheduled spring concerts include Dance Gavin Dance (now Aug. 22), Black Label Society (Aug. 23), Silverstein (Aug. 28), Trevor Hall and Brett Dennen (Aug. 29) and Dark Star Orchestra (Dec. 10).

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Shows that, according to the Jannus Live calendar, are at the moment canceled: Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard on April 22, Prince Royce on May 9 and Yungblud on May 14. Click here for details on the venue’s postponed or canceled concerts.

There are still a few major shows set for Tampa Bay this spring that have not yet officially canceled, including Melissa Etheridge at Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall on May 1, the Lumineers on May 22 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre and Elton John on May 26 at Amalie Arena.

And then there’s the Sunset Music Festival, May 23-24 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, which tweeted earlier this month that it was “100% a go” for Memorial Day weekend.

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