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

From punk to pop to country and funk—it’s here.

click to enlarge Samuel Rashad, who plays Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on Dec. 11, 2020. - Samuel Rashad/Facebook
Samuel Rashad/Facebook
Samuel Rashad, who plays Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on Dec. 11, 2020.

The highest death toll Florida has ever reported on a Monday arrived this week. The Tampa Bay Times points out that the 1,065,785 cases since the pandemic started means that “roughly one in every 19 Floridians have now tested positive for the virus.” Locally, the Tampa Bay area added 1,204 coronavirus cases and 19 deaths Monday, and with the state positivity rate at 8.77%, Florida remains one of 46 states above the World Health Organization’s recommended positivity rate of 5% or below.

Still, live music is trying to find a way to stay on its feet. 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 (look for the ✔️). Click through the shows below for more information.

✔️= "Safe & Sound" concert venue

Friday, Dec. 11

Saturday, Dec. 12

Sunday, Dec. 13

Tampa Bay venues and promoters need you to bug Marco Rubio about saving the live music scene. 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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