97X Next Big Thing expands, releases daily schedule — here's when The Lumineers, Vance Joy, Paramore, and more are set to play

X Ambassadors, Barnes Courtney, Mondzo Cozmo, Magic Giant and Portugal.The Man and more are set to play, too.


Ho, hey. It's been a good week for fans of mainstream radio. Monday saw WiLD 94.1 FM announce the lineup for the reboot of its Last Damn Show, and today saw 97X announce the return — and expansion — of its beloved Next Big Thing concert.

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The party will take place over two days at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre and finds The Lumineers, X Ambassadors, Magic Giant, the Arkells and the Aces play on December 2 before Paramore, Walk the Moon, Vance Joy, Portugal. The Man, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Saint Motel, Misterwives, Joywave, Mondo Cozmo, Barnes Courtney and Vinyl Theatre play on December 3.

Tickets go on sale August 25 at 10 a.m. and will start at $35. Two-day tickets are available for $50. More information is available via local.cltampa.com. See photos from last year's party here.

97X Next Big Thing w/The Lumineers/Paramore/Vance Joy/more
Sat.-Sun, December 2-3. $35-$50.
MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 US 301 N., Tampa.


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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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