Six live music concerts for Tampa Bay’s post-Thanksgiving comedown

On Tuesday, Tampa Bay added 1,285 coronavirus cases and 16 deaths.

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click to enlarge Will Quinlan plays Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa, Florida on March 11, 2020. - Ysanne Taylor c/o Gasparilla Music Festival
Ysanne Taylor c/o Gasparilla Music Festival
Will Quinlan plays Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa, Florida on March 11, 2020.

Florida crept closer to hitting 1 million cases of coronavirus on Tuesday when it added 8,555 coronavirus cases (Tampa Bay added 1,285 coronavirus cases and 16 deaths).

The state’s updated total number of cases since the onset of the pandemic is now 953,300. A total of 18,383 people have died in Florida, and the average number of deaths per day is about 75. The Tampa Bay Times says that locally, about 800 people are hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of coronavirus. Statewide, Florida’s positivity rate is about 8% (the World Health Organization’s recommended rate is 5% or under).

Still, the live music scene is trying to dust itself off, with some local venues combatting Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ineptitude by creating a “Safe & Sound” coalition of venues committed to limiting capacity and ticket sales while strictly enforcing social distancing and mask rules.

Here are six live music options for your post-Thanksgiving comedown. Click through for more information.

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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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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