34 live music events and concerts happening in Tampa Bay this weekend

Don't forget Anberlin's three-night stand in St. Petersburg.

click to enlarge A.R. Rahman, who plays David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, Florida on Aug. 4 & 6, 2022. - Press Handout
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A.R. Rahman, who plays David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, Florida on Aug. 4 & 6, 2022.
Another busy weekend in live music is here, and it kicks off Thursday with Rock the Park Tampa's anniversary, plus shows from The Weeknd and Bollywood giant A.R. Rahman (who plays again on Saturday). It ends next week with Blake Daniels in St. Petersburg at Floridian Social Club.

Thursday, Aug. 4
Friday, Aug. 5
Saturday, Aug. 6
Sunday, Aug. 7
Wednesday, Aug. 10
Thursday, Aug. 11
Also playing
Don Ugly Friday, Aug. 5. 7 p.m. No cover. Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe, Tampa
GG Magree Friday, Aug. 5. 10 p.m. Free, or $10 for guaranteed entry. The Ritz, Ybor City
Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert Saturday, Aug. 6. 7:30 p.m. $29.50 & up. MIdFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa
The Shady Recruits w/TBA Saturday, Aug. 6. 7 p.m. $15. Orpheum, Tampa

About The Authors

Josh Bradley

Josh Bradley is Creative Loafing Tampa's resident live music freak. He started freelancing with the paper in 2020 at the age of 18, and has since covered, announced, and previewed numerous live shows in Tampa Bay. Check the music section in print and online every week for the latest in local live music.

Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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