Love ‘em, or hate ‘em, The Grammys are a big night for the music industry, and while most Tampa Bay fans aren’t at Staples Center for the festivities, some of them will be able to see some of the performers and winners live in their neck of the woods. Here’s a list of concerts, that’ll get you some Grammy flavor 2020. (Fully updated on Monday, Jan. 27.)
- Alicia Keys, who’s doing a bang-up job hosting the Grammys in 2020, is playing an intimate show at Tampa's Hard Rock Event Center at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa on Sun., Sept. 20—tickets start at $200 and are on sale Mon., Jan. 27.
- Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard, who was nominated for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song in 2020, performed with Alicia Keys during the ceremony. Howard is playing St. Petersburg's Jannus Live on April 21; tickets start at $39.50 and are on sale now.
- Willie Nelson’s “Ride Me Back Home” took home Best Country Solo Performance Grammy, and Nelson is playing Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall on February 14; tickets start at 63.75 and are on sale now.
- Ranky Tanky’s Good Time won a Grammy for Best Regional Roots Music Album, and Ranky Tanky is headed for Tampa’s David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts on Sun., April 5; tickets start at $29.50 and are on sale now.
- Brandi Carlile, already a three-time Grammy-winner who is nominated for three awards in 2020, is headlining night one of downtown Tampa’s Gasparilla Music Festival on March 17—tickets for GMF are on sale snow.
- DJ Khaled, nominated for Best Rap/Sung Performance with Nipsey Hussle and John Legend (“Higher”) on Sunday, is supposed to perform at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa sometime this year.
- Grammy performer and 13-time nominee Charlie Wilson is playing the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City on March 7.
- PJ Morton, whose “Say So [ft. JoJo]” won a Grammy for Best R&B Song, is opening for The Revivalists at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg on April 17. Tickets for the show start at $43.
- Chick Corea & the Spanish Heart Band’s Antidote won a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album, and while the practicing Scientologist doesn’t have any shows booked here yet, he does keep his production headquarters in downtown Clearwater, so anything is possible.
- And in other local jazz notables, trumpet player Jason Charos—one of CL's 30 musicians under 30 to watch—played on The Omni-American Book Club by Brian Lynch Big Band, which took home a Grammy for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album. Charos plays regularly when he's in town on break from the Frost School of Music at University of Miami.
- Billie Eilish, who won Best Pop Vocal Album for When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, isn’t coming to the Bay area, but Eilish is heading to Orlando’s Amway Center on March 10.
- And while we’re talking about Orlando shows, K-pop giant BTS is playing Orlando’s Camping World Stadium on May 14—tickets go on sale to the public on Fri., Feb 7.
- Dan+Shay won a Grammy for Best Country Group/Duo and are headed to Orlando’s Amway Center on October 1.
- Also headed to the Amway Center is Marc Anthony, whose Opus tied for the Best Tropical Latin Album Grammy.
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