On Monday, Jan. 4 Tampa Bay added 1,770 coronavirus cases and 19 deaths. To close out 2020, the state posted its highest ever number of new coronavirus cases (17,192) on New Year’s Eve. That’s several thousand reasons to stay your ass at home, but the local music scene is trying to find its feet amidst the mess.
We’ve marked the gigs at venues that have joined a local (for now) Tampa-based “Safe & Sound” initiative that pledges to strictly enforce limited capacity, mask wearing and social distancing. Click through the links to learn more about the concerts.
✔️ = Designated "Safe & Sound" venue
Thursday, Jan. 7
- Finest in Funk All-Vinyl: DJ A.J. (New World Brewery, Tampa) ✔️
- Rock The Park Tampa: Katara Trio w/Noan Partly/Perception (Tampa Museum of Art at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa) ✔️
Friday, Jan. 8
- Live & Local w/Eden Shireen (Riverwalk Stage at David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa) ✔️
- Adam Randall Band (Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe, Tampa) ✔️
- In Transit (Hooch and Hive, Tampa) ✔️
Saturday, Jan. 9
- Live & Local w/Frankie Raye (Riverwalk Stage at David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa) ✔️
- The Florida Orchestra Performing Mendelssohn’s “Reformation Symphony” (2 p.m. and 8 p.m.) and “A Noble Pairing” (5 p.m.) (Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg)
Sunday, Jan. 10
- The Florida Orchestra Performing Mendelssohn’s “Reformation Symphony.” (2 p.m.) and “A Noble Pairing” (5 p.m.) (Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg)
See a list of Tampa Bay’s “Safe & Sound” live music venues here.
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