The Black Lillies’ Sam Quinn might go shirtless in Safety Harbor

The group plays its second Tampa Bay concert of the week on March 2.


Bassist Sam Quinn is definitely going shirtless for part of this gig at the quirky Safety Harbor Art and Music Center (the show is actually the second chance that Bay area fans have at seeing The Black Lillies, since the Tennessee Americana outfit plays Hideaway Café on Friday). The band has essentially reinvented itself over the last three years, and a new album (Stranger to Me) finds the Lillies’ latest lineup— frontman Cruz Contreras, Quinn and drummer Bowman Townsend — all writing songs on what could be the group’s best effort to date.

The Black Lillies, Sat. March 2. Safety Harbor Art and Music Center, Safety Harbor.

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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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