Hootie and the Blowfish playing almost free show at Mahaffey Theater

You must win your way in, here are the details.

click to enlarge Hootie and the Blowfish playing almost free show at Mahaffey Theater

Hootie and the Blowfish are going to play free a show in St. Petersburg on September 17.

UPDATE: In a Facebook post, Rock Brothers Brewing has announced that the show has been rescheduled to Friday September 16 "due to unforeseen circumstances." All entries will be honored.

The event celebrates the Southeastern release of Hootie's Homegrown Ale, a Cigar City x Rock Bros. collaboration CL outlined in our Ybor City Neighborhood Issue in April. The band never really broke up, but frontman Darius Rucker (his real name is not Hootie, people) has been busy raking it in as a country star.

"Being a small and boutique concert promoter before Rock Brothers began, I am completely humbled to be producing a show with one of the highest profile bands of the last 30 years," Rock Bros. founder told CL in a message.

"Even more humbling to call them friends and partners on this beer venture," Lilly, 35, added.

That particular venture is already all over the place, and fans have probably noticed the beer on shelves at Publix stores across Florida and locally at Total Wine and Brass Tap.

Fans are invited to enter a contest to win tickets to the show at Mahaffey Theater, which has a capacity of just over 2,000 people (side note: CL's Best of the Bay soiree is happening at the Mahaffey on September 28). The contest runs until September 5 when winners will be notified via email. Winners must confirm attendance to be placed on the guest list and those who don't claim prizes by September 13 at 5 p.m. EDT. will have their tickets reissued to someone else.

Scalpers can stay home for this one as winning tickets will be only be doled out at will call with matching ID required. Details are available at the Rock Bros. website and CL's event calendar. Don't be confused by the video below.

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