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

And two of the acts are traveling here from New Orleans.

click to enlarge The Burke Bros. play New World Brewery in Ybor City, Florida on Sept. 23, 2017. - Michael M. Sinclair
Michael M. Sinclair
The Burke Bros. play New World Brewery in Ybor City, Florida on Sept. 23, 2017.


On Monday, Florida added 8,720 coronavirus cases and 156 deaths; locally, Tampa Bay added 1,345 coronavirus cases and 43 deaths. About 20%of hospital beds and 18% of ICU beds were open, according to the Tampa Bay Times, and while 1,407,411 people in Florida have been vaccinated as of Monday, the numbers still give us thousands of reasons to stay safe at home.

Still, the local music scene is still trying to figure out how to get back on its feet. We’ve marked the gigs at venues that have joined a Tampa-based and city-recognized “Safe & Sound” initiative that pledges to strictly enforce limited capacity, mask wearing and social distancing—and tried our best to explain COVID-19 protocols at venues that not able to join Tampa’s “Safe & Sound” program.

Click through the links to get more information on the show.

✔️ = Designated "Safe & Sound" venue

Friday, Jan. 29

Saturday, Jan. 30

Sunday, Jan. 31

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

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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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