Concerts on the Horizon that are Worth the Drive

October 27, 2016


Credit: Rachel McKenna/Achona Online Traveling for a concert can make the concert experience more fun and memorable for you and your friends!

How many times have you wanted to see your favorite band or artist and concert but they didn’t choose Tampa as a location to play? Bands and artists frequently come to Florida and don’t stop to play a show in Tampa. Here is a list of some of the upcoming concerts near Tampa that are worth the drive!

  • The Avett Brothers 
    • Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL
    • Friday, October 28
    • Similar to: The Head and the Heart, Iron & Wine, and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
    • The Avett Brothers have a more relaxed vibe, making the concert a great place to hang out and chill with friends.

  • Sia: Nostalgic for the Present Tour 
    • Armway Center, Orlando, FL
    • Sunday, October 30
    • Similar to: Ellie Goulding, Charli XCX, and Jessie J
    • Sia is a pop singer so fans of Ellie Goulding and Selena Gomez would love her concert.

  • Sublime with Rome
    • Hard Rock Live Orlando, Orlando, FL
    • Tuesday, November 1
    • Similar to: The Dirty Heads, Pepper, and Ballyhoo!
    • Sublime with Rome have a beachy vibe and their concerts reflect that.

  • Fitz and The Tantrums
    • House of Blues Orlando, Orlando, FL
    • Saturday, November 5
    • Similar to: Grouplove, Young the Giant, and Passion Pit
    • Fitz and The Tantrums are an upbeat band so their concert would be fun to go to with friends and dance in the crowd.

  • Kanye West: Saint Pablo Tour
    • BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL
    • Sunday, December 4
    • Similar to: Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Drake
    • Kanye West is a popular rap artist and his concerts are an experience for all.

Senior, Mary Kate Urbanski, shares “I would drive to Sunrise, FL to see Kanye. I was so mad I couldn’t go to the Tampa concert and I want to see him live.”

Get a group of your friends, buy your tickets, and make the drive to see some of these upcoming concerts!

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