Today in live music; Wildsplash, El Ten Eleven, Amy Ray, Tampa Pro and more

There's even something for the Trump lovers out there.

click to enlarge Samurai Shotgun, who play the Skatepark of Tampa on March 4, 2017. - Anthony Martino
Anthony Martino
Samurai Shotgun, who play the Skatepark of Tampa on March 4, 2017.

WildSplash w/MIGOS/Trey Songz/Fat Joe/Kodak Black/Russ/Amine/MadeinTYO By the time you read this, Wild Splash 2017 may very well be completely sold out (the only way to get in at press time was to win a ticket). Don’t worry though because the long running spring break festival’s headliner (Migos) go onstage pretty early (7 p.m. EST) and are slated to appear at an after party happening at AJA in downtown Tampa’s Channelside district. Trey Songz is supposed to be at Whiskey North in Carrollwood after the concert as well, but you all know that these club appearances tend to be pretty much hit or miss when it comes to seeing actual performances.(Coachman Park, Clearwater) INFO

Tampa Pro After Party w/Samurai Shotgun/Arctic/DJ Kevin Romar Samurair Shotgun just got done rocking Crowbar with Big Freedia, but tonight they are at the Skatepark of Tampa where a very turnt crowd will throwdown at SPoT's infamous post contest party. (Skatepark of Tampa, Tampa) INFO

Boogie Woogie Piano Stomp w/Rob Rio/Bob Seely/ Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues Jump blues dates all the way back to the 1940s and 1950s, but it’ll be alive and well in St. Pete this weekend when Rob Rio replaces Henry Butler (who’s alive, but not well enough to play the show) at the eighth annual celebration of raucous boogie woogie piano. (Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO

El Ten Eleven w/Mylets Watching Kristian Dunn shred a double neck bass is something every prog rock music junkie deserves to see at least once in his or her life, and virgins to the El Ten Eleven get a chance to experience it up close and personal when Dunn and drummer Tim Fogarty take the Crowbar stage a few moments after one man band Henry Kohen (aka Mylets) loops his way through a performance that’s earning him recognition as one of the world’s best young guitarists. (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

March 4-5, Reggae Rise Up Florida 2017 w/Dirty Heads/Steel Pulse/The Green/Slightly Stoopid/Iration Three weeks ago, CL premiered a new live video from long running San Diego reggae rockers Slightly Stoopid. The clip found the band working through "The Prophet," a hidden song from their 1996 self-titled debut, at Vinoy Park while thousands of screaming fans danced along. Hopefully history repeats itself when the Stoopid ones returns to St. Pete as part of a two day bill with some of the chillest vibes (and livest bands) out. If reggae-pop is your thing, then this fest is your weekend mecca. (Vinoy Park, St Pete.) INFO

Amy Ray w/Geri X You may never see the Indigo Girls at storied Ybor City watering hole New World Brewery, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be excited about settling for one of them. That’s exactly what’s happening when Amy Ray comes to the famed Eighth Avenue patio for a solo set of tender tunes that are going to make you remember the time you went Stag to Prom. Fill your lungs with love at this one, and be ready to travel the whole of the Grammy winning 52 year old songwriter’s well documented career. Ray is supposed to be working on a new album that’ll be recorded this year, so maybe fans will get a sneak peek at this show. (New World Brewery, Ybor City) INFO

Florida Strawberry Festival and Concerts w/3 Doors Down/Kane Brown Don’t worry, the only semi-recognizable band at Trump’s pre-inauguration party is not bringing The Don to Plant City for this one. Yes, we know 3 Doors Down’s only hits (“Here Without You,” “Kryptonite”) are older than the furball living on our POTUS’s dome, but that doesn’t mean they still can’t belt them out for fans willing to shell out the money to be there. (Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds, Plant City) INFO

Daughtry It seriously feels like festival palooza this weekend (thanks Wild Splash and Strawberry Festival) and even Busch Gardens is getting in on the action when they kick off their Food & Wine Festival with hard rocking “American Idol” alum Daughtry. Admission to these concerts is included with a park ticket, but there are options to add VIP seating and sampling options to the your experience. (Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival, Tampa) INFO


Pathways w/Sean Hamilton (Bella Prana Yoga and Meditation, Tampa) INFO

Luxury Mane w/Chew/Timothy Eerie/Fast Talkers (The Bends, St. Petersburg) INFO

Fowler's Bluff w/Rosewood Creek (Hideaway Cafe, St, Petersburg) INFO

Streetcar Live w/The GetBye (TECO Streetcar Line System, Ybor City & Tampa) INFO

Ambient Installation w/Infinite Third (Daddy Kool Records, St. Petersburg) INFO

Emo Nite: March Episode (First Chance Last Chance, Ybor City) INFO

Raybudsky Album Release w/C-Renā/Lyricah Love/Jus Henry/Hyfa Tha Prospect/Aja Lorraine/The Powerline (Fubar, St. Petersburg) INFO

TFO: The Dali Experience (Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO

First Saturday Jazz w/Scott Murley Trio (The Independent Bar & Café, Tampa) INFO

Beat Kids w/Civilian AERO/Penny Grune Fae/more (The Venture Compound, St. Petersburg) INFO

Walker Lukens (The Local 662, St. Petersburg) INFO

The Fab Faux (Capitol Theatre, Clearwater) INFO

The Florida Orchestra: Bravura Brunch ( Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort, Tarpon Springs) INFO

Black Taxi w/Future Vintage (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin) INFO

Overkill w/Nile (The Ritz, Ybor City) INFO

The Tamburitzans (Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, Tarpon Springs) INFO

Gasparilla International Film Festival Film and Music Party w/J.T. Brown/Kristopher James (The Attic at Rock Brothers Brewing, Ybor City) INFO

Trey Songz (Whiskey North, Tampa) INFO

Squnto (The Ritz, Ybor City) INFO

King Complex & Nick Boutwell (Iberian Rooster, St. Petersburg) INFO

Pleasures w/Veiny Hands/Reality Asylum (Emerald Bar St. Petersburg) INFO

Igor and the Red Elvises w/Vodkanauts (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa) INFO

Igor and the Red Elvises w/Vodkanauts (Southern Ground Saloon, Tampa) INFO

Carrollwoodstock w/Fauxthentics/Troy Youngblood (Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa) INFO

Dean Friedman (Beer and Brownies, Tampa) INFO

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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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