The 11 best live concerts coming to Tampa Bay this Memorial Day weekend

Babefest, Cold War Kids, Joe Jackson and more.

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click to enlarge Cold War Kids, who play Tampa Bay Margarita and Music Festival at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in Tampa, Florida on May 25, 2019. - Photo via Facebook/ColdWarKids
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Cold War Kids, who play Tampa Bay Margarita and Music Festival at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in Tampa, Florida on May 25, 2019.


Here are 11 of the best concerts coming to Tampa Bay this Memorial Day weekend. See even more from the entire week in the Show Previews section of cltampa.com, and make sure to read the new issue of Creative Loafing Tampa in print if you want the full rundown.

  • Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto + Inside Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 Fri.-Sun., May 24-26 (Various Venues)
  • Pagan Faith w/Pig Pen/Precipice/Piss Test/Blasphemation Fri., May 24 (Brass Mug, Tampa)
  • Matador w/Mattei/MANTi Fri., May 24 (Morph, St. Petersburg)
  • Babefest w/Chastity Belt/Broom Closet/The Young Dead Sat., May 25 (Crowbar, Ybor City)
  • Drive Thru Church w/Ricky Wilcox & the Moonsnakes Sat., May 25 (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa)
  • Joe Jackson Sat., May 25 (Tampa Theatre, Tampa)
  • Tampa Bay Margarita Festival w/Nelly/Cold War Kids/Soul Asylum Sat., May 25 (Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, Tampa)
  • Sunset Music Festival w/Dog Blood/Illenium/Zedd/Allison Wonderland/more Sat.-Sun., May 25-26 (Raymond James Stadium, Tampa)
  • Pedro Capó Sun., May 26 (Valley of Tampa Scottish Rite, Tampa)
  • Revenge of Wild Island w/Babyteeth/Human Error/The Inhalers/Laser Mouth/Pretty Voices/Switchblade Villain/more Sun., May 26 (CJ's On The Island, Treasure Island)
  • Ol’ Dirty Sundays 8 year anniversary w/Statik Selektah Sun., May 26 (Crowbar, Ybor City)

See extended live music listings here.

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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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