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Sunset Music Festival cancellation: Inside DJ duo Bonnie X Clyde’s ‘insane’ party dash across Tampa Bay

Sunset Music Festival cancellation: Inside DJ duo Bonnie X Clyde’s ‘insane’ party dash across Tampa Bay

It was after 3 a.m. Monday when Bonnie X Clyde left the packed house party in St. Petersburg, cop cars outside and a long line of revelers down the block.Ten hours earlier, they were scheduled to perform on the main stage of Tampa's Sunset Music...
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John Fogerty talks protest music, Parkland, #MeToo, leadership through song and more

John Fogerty talks protest music, Parkland, #MeToo, leadership through song and more

It's been 50 years since John Fogerty wrote Fortunate Son, one of the most scathing protest songs from the Vietnam War era. Writing another one with that kind of impact has been a challenge ever since."Back in the '80s, I had a couple of songs that k...
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Snow Patrol to open for Ed Sheeran at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa

Snow Patrol to open for Ed Sheeran at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa

Oh, how times have changed.Back in 2012, Snow Patrol sold out Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, but a not-insignificant chunk of fans were there to see the opening act. Earnest young ginger by the name of Ed Sheeran."Don't be surprised to see him back h...
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Long, strange trip: Grateful Dead tribute Uncle John’s Band set for 1,000th Thursday show at Skipper’s Smokehouse

Long, strange trip: Grateful Dead tribute Uncle John’s Band set for 1,000th Thursday show at Skipper’s Smokehouse

The first night of Uncle John's Band's Thursday residency at Skipper's Smokehouse, the Tampa Bay Rays were just weeks into their inaugural season. Construction on the International Space Station had not yet begun. Singers like Shawn Mendes and Khalid...
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Review / photos: Sunset Music Festival keeps rain at bay, brings Marshmello, Rezz to Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium

Review / photos: Sunset Music Festival keeps rain at bay, brings Marshmello, Rezz to Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium

In the end, we were waiting for a drop that never came.With Subtropical Storm Alberto forming in the southern Gulf of Mexico, it seemed a matter not of if but when but the Sunset Music Festival would suffer its nasty effects — inches of rain, g...
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Sunset Music Festival cancellation sends DJs, fans scrambling to clubs across Tampa

Sunset Music Festival cancellation sends DJs, fans scrambling to clubs across Tampa

When the threat of Subtropical Storm Alberto led Tampa officials to pull the plug on the 2018 Sunset Music Festival on Sunday, it was less an implosion than an explosion.Some 20,000 pass-holding fans and DJs who'd flown in from around the world were ...
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Alberto cancellations: Sunday’s Sunset Music Festival, Tampa Bay Margarita Festival called off

Alberto cancellations: Sunday’s Sunset Music Festival, Tampa Bay Margarita Festival called off

Facing ugly weather from Subtropical Storm Alberto on Sunday, the Sunset Music Festival and Tampa Bay Margarita Festival have both decided to cancel their second days."This decision to cancel was made by the Tampa Sports Authority, in conjunction wit...
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Country comedy band performs at Dessert Theatre benefit

Country comedy band performs at Dessert Theatre benefit

The Sweeney "Family" Band, a musical comedy act that blends country, folk and gospel music with knee-slapping humor, will perform June 3 at the CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, New Port Richey. Doors open at 1 p.m., with the show starting at 2...
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Watch Kenny Chesney’s new ‘Get Along’ video, filmed entirely at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa

Watch Kenny Chesney’s new ‘Get Along’ video, filmed entirely at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa

Were you at Kenny Chesney's concert on April 21 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa? Then there's a decent chance you might be in his new video.The country superstar dropped the official video for his new single Get Along on Thursday, and it was appare...
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Sunset Music Festival, more outdoor concerts could be soaked by weekend rain

Sunset Music Festival, more outdoor concerts could be soaked by weekend rain

Your Memorial Day weekend weather forecast is not looking good, with a big low pressure system, Invest 97L, hovering out in the Gulf of Mexico and threatening to dump several inches of water on Saturday.For music fans, it couldn't be coming at a wors...
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