When it comes to live music, Tampa Bay knows how to put on a show. From massive stadium-sized spectacles to thumping dance clubs to intimate acoustic sets, it’s easy to get caught up in the rhythm.

 

Music

Amalie Arena

Grab a bite at nearby Sparkman Wharf on your way to a show at downtown’s star indoor concert venue. When the hometown Tampa Bay Lightning are away from the ice, the 22,000-seat arena hosts dozens of concerts each year along with spectacular performances by Disney on Ice or Cirque du Soleil troupes. You can walk to the show from hundreds of hotel rooms located on the Tampa Riverwalk.

ON THE HORIZON in 2019:

Michael Bublé, Fleetwood Mac, P!NK, and Blake Shelton

 

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Situated near the midpoint on the Tampa Riverwalk, this 8-acre festival park in the heart of downtown brings the music to the people with open-air concerts all year round, including monthly Rock the Park concerts. Music lovers flock to Gasparilla Music Festival each March, part of Tampa Bay’s 8-week-long Gasparilla Season.

ON THE HORIZON:

Rock the Park, Gasparilla Music Festival, South of Southern festival

 

Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Outdoor concerts are on tap all year at the Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa Bay’s largest outdoor music venue. Situation east of downtown between the Florida State Fairgrounds and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the Amp holds nearly 20,000, half of them on the lawn.

ON THE HORIZON:

Slayer, Ozzy Osbourne, Florida-Georgia Line, Dave Matthews Band

 

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Raymond James Stadium

The home of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers doubles as Tampa Bay’s biggest place to see the biggest names in music. Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Kenny Chesney have all filled the stadium with cheering fans.

ON THE HORIZON:

Sunset Music Festival

 

Ritz Ybor

More than 100 years after it opened as a movie house, this fixture of historic Ybor City hosts a heavy rotation of cutting-edge local and national acts.

ON THE HORIZON:

Steve Aoki, The Glitch Mob, Zomboy

 

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

With three venues under one roof, this Tampa Bay landmark just east of downtown offers a mix of live music options from local and national touring acts.

ON THE HORIZON:

Ona Kirei, Betty Fox Band, Chris Poe

 

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