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lndie bands will rock weekend festivals on both sides of Tampa Bay

Two new multi-venue music festivals will bring a deluge of indie music to Tampa Bay area stages on Saturday.

Between the Don’t Stop St. Petersburg Music and Arts Festival in St. Pete’s Central Arts District and the Plan B Block Party in Ybor City, more than 100 national and local acts are set to perform.

The larger Don’t Stop St. Pete fest will take over the 600 block of Central Avenue from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. with more than 60 bands, an art walk, a fashion show and beer stations by festival sponsor Sweetwater Brewing Company.

Headliners include Indiana-based alt-country band Murder By Death, Nashville rapper-producer Amerigo Gazaway and Brooklyn post-punk rockers Black Taxi, along with local acts such as Samurai Shotgun and Jensen Surf Company.

The festival will be spread over eight venues along Central Avenue, including the State Theater, Local 662 and Fubar. There’s also two outdoor stages, including the festival main stage at Central and 6th Street, where the fashion show will take place at 7:30 p.m.

The full lineup is available at dontstopstpete.com. Tickets are $15.50 at daddykooltickets.com.

Across the Bay, the Plan B Block Party will bring together some of the best local bands from around Tampa Bay and Florida to perform at six venues throughout Ybor City.

Some of the highlights include a Sleepy Vikings reunion set at Crowbar, theatrical punk rockers Wolf Face at The Dirty Shame and a showcase of nine bands from Tampa-based label New Grenada Records at New World Brewery.

Admission is $10. A full lineup and tickets are available at bmetampa.com.

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