Grand Funk Railroad and Jefferson Starship bring classic rock to Tampa this week

Before Grand Funk Railroad plays Tampa with Kid Rock this summer, the rock band headlines the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

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Listen up, Pasco.

Before hitting the road with Kid Rock this year, Grand Funk Railroad—featuring two of the three original members—is taking Jefferson Starship on the road for a string of dates.

Having formed after Jefferson Airplane’s reign, but a few years before Mickey Thomas and “We Built This City” came into the picture, the middle child of a group had its name revived by the late Paul Kanter in the early 90s. The group opens for the group behind “We’re An American Band” at the Seminole Hard Rock Event Center this week.
Unfortunately, Grace Slick will not be present, and we still miss ex-frontman—and Tampa Bay resident—Marty Balin, who died in 2018. But at least David Freiberg, who was in Jefferson Airplane for a short time near the end, will be present on vocals.

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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, even as the live music industry continues to get back on its feet.
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