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

With a couple mid-week gigs to boot.

click to enlarge Daniela Soledade (L) and Nate Najar, who stream live from Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida on Dec. 18, 2020. - natenajar/Facebook
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Daniela Soledade (L) and Nate Najar, who stream live from Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida on Dec. 18, 2020.


On Monday, the first day coronavirus vaccines were administered in Florida, the state reported another 8,452 infections, bringing the total number of cases to 1.1 million. Locally, Tampa Bay added 1,570 coronavirus cases and 29 deaths on Monday. As the Tampa Bay Times pointed out, Hillsborough County now leads the region with more than 1,000 coronavirus deaths. In addition to all that, Florida still has a positivity rate of about 8.3%, well above the World Health Organization’s recommended 5%.

Still, the live music scene is trying to find its feet even as last-minute postponements (the Michael Tolcher show set for this weekend at the Attic in Ybor was rescheduled) derail an already ravaged concert calendar. We’ve marked the gigs at venues that have joined a local “Safe & Sound” initiative that pledges to strictly enforce limited capacity, mask wearing and social distancing.

Click through each show for more information. (✔️= "Safe & Sound" music venue)

See a list of Tampa Bay’s “Safe & Sound” live music venues here.

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About The Authors

Stephanie Powers

Freelance contributor Stephanie Powers started her media career as an Editorial Assistant long ago when the Tampa Bay Times was still called the St. Petersburg Times. After stints in Chicago and Los Angeles, where she studied improvisation at Second City Hollywood, she came back to Tampa and stayed put.She soon...

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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