Tampa Bay's best live music happening Sept. 28-Oct. 5

Plus, Death Grips, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Band Of Horses and more.

click to enlarge Van Plating, who plays Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 30, 2023. - Photo by Sarah Brewington Barnes
Photo by Sarah Brewington Barnes
Van Plating, who plays Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 30, 2023.
As we enter Rocktober, the Tampa Bay live music calendar is not letting up, and locals have so many chances to catch a great show this weekend thanks to gigs from Van Plating (pictured),  Lydia Lunch, Vibes of the Bay and more.

This listing features concerts curated by Creative Loafing Tampa Bay staff and contributors, plus select shows pulled from CL's user-submitted Tampa Bay concert calendar. Don't see your event here? List it for free yourself.

Thursday, Sept. 28
Friday, Sept. 29
Saturday, Sept. 30
Sunday, Oct. 1
Monday, Oct. 2
Tuesday, Oct. 3 Wednesday, Oct. 4
Thursday, Oct. 5
Also playing

Bryan Gee w/Jumpin Jack Frost/T.R.A.C./Kadilak & MC Freak/Darcii Darka
Friday, Sept. 29. 8 p.m. $15. Hooch and Hive, Tampa
Friday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m. $10. Bayboro Brewing, St. Petersburg
Walk the Line: A Tribute to Johnny Cash Saturday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m. $30. Richey Suncoast Theatre, New Port Richey
Clara Noctis w/Flagman/He Kindly/Volitions Sunday, Oct. 1. 7 p.m. $10. Hooch and Hive, Tampa
A Split Second Sunday, Oct. 1. 8 p.m. $25. Music Hall at New World Brewery, Tampa
Clint Black Wednesday, Oct. 4. 8 p.m. $33 & up. Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg
Faze Wave w/O Miles Per House/Dinner Time Wednesday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m. $10-$15. Hooch and Hive, Tampa
Zach Nugent’s Dead Set Thursday, Oct. 5. 7 p.m. $15. Floridian Social, St. Petersburg
Absolution Fest 2023: Light Asylum w/Empathy Test/Priest/Nuovo Testamento/Wingtips/Night Sins/Sydney Valette/Astari Nite/Male Tears/Panic Priest/more Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 5-7. 6 p.m. $40 & up. Crowbar, Ybor City

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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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