Best Of 2017

BEST SHOW (LARGE): Paul McCartney at Amalie Arena


The announcement presser was a pompous, crumpet-filled parade, but Paul McCartney’s 39-song summertime set at Amalie Arena lived up to every layer of hype the media laid down for the 75-year-old Liverpool boy. Covering all eras of his esteemed career (and even paying tribute to George Harrison with a performance of “Something” on a ukulele), a very sturdy and entertaining Macca didn’t even sip water during the three-hour performance. 401 Channelside Dr. , Tampa. —Ray Roa