Biggest Concerts Coming To Tampa Bay This Summer

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The summer of 2013 promises more than just hot weather. Many of the music’s industry’s best artists are going to be steaming up the bay area stages at some of the best concert venues in our town.

Our weekend concert diva Barbara Ann gives you all the info on the best concerts coming to the Bay Area April  – Sept.

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Rascal Flatts: Changed Tour 2013 With The Band Perry
Live Nation Amphitheatre
Florida State Fairgrounds
4802 US Highway 301 N.
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 740-2446
www.livenation.com

Date: June 7

Since 2000, Rascal Flatts has sold over 21 million albums; 25 million digital downloads, spawned (14) #1 singles and became the most celebrated country group of the past decade. Some of the band’s biggest hits include “These Days,” “Bless the Broken Road,” “What Hurts The Most,” “My Wish,” “Take Me There” and “Here Comes Goodbye.” 

Related: Best Tampa Bay Music Connoisseurs To Follow On Twitter

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Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Brad Paisley Beat This Summer Tour with Chris Young
Live Nation Amphitheatre
Florida State Fairgrounds
4802 US Highway 301 N.
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 740-2446
www.livenation.com

Date: June 22

Paisley is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, who has won three GRAMMYs, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards including Entertainer of the Year for 2010, 3 ASCAP Country Music Songwriter/Artists awards and numerous other awards. Paisley’s upcoming album, Wheelhouse, will be released on April 9.

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Dave Matthews Band
Live Nation Amphitheatre
Florida State Fairgrounds
4802 US Highway 301 N.
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 740-2446
www.livenation.com

Date: July 17

The Dave Matthews Band has enlightened audiences with its eclectic mix of musical ingenuities and styles since 1991. The band began as a popular college act but rapidly developed into one of the highest grossing attractions while selling out stadiums and arenas worldwide. The band’s latest release is its eighth studio album entitled “Away from the World” and features the singles “Mercy” and “If Only.”

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Vans Warped Tour 2013
Vinoy Park
701 Bayshore Drive N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 893-7441
www.ticketmaster.com

Date: July 26

Since 1995, the touring music and extreme sports festival sponsored by Vans, a skateboard and shoe manufacturer, has featured as many as 100 bands per event. The Warped Tour was devised by Kevin Lyman, a three-year Lollapalooza veteran. This year’s festival headlines over 70 artists including Hawthorne Heights, Forever the Sickest Kids, Man Overboard, Motion City Soundtrack, Chiodos, We Came As Romans, Reel Big Fish, The Used, Never Shout Never and many more.

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Justin Bieber
Tampa Bay Times Forum
401 Channelside Dr  Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 301-6500
www.ticketmaster.com

Date: August 8

Justin Bieber has been touring the World since September 2012 on his sold-out BELIEVE tour, and on Thursday, August 8 he will bring Bieber Fever to Tampa Bay.  Justin Bieber’s worldwide album sales exceed 15 million units and he has dominated pop culture and social media for more than two years. $1.00 from each ticket will be donated to Pencils of Promise. For more information please visit: http://www.pencilsofpromise.com.

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ACM Award nominees Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

ACM Award nominees Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

Blake Shelton: Easton Corbin & Jana Kramer
Live Nation Amphitheatre
Florida State Fairgrounds
4802 US Highway 301 N.
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 740-2446
www.livenation.com

Date: August 30

Blake Shelton, reining CMA Entertainer of the Year, actor and mentor on the hit NBC TV show The Voice will be bringing his Ten Times Crazier Tour to Tampa toward the end of the summer. Shelton – husband to country singer Miranda Lambert – will also bring along Florida homeboy Easton Corbin, and new comer and fiance to Brantley Gilbert – Jana Kramer.

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Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Jason Aldean: 2013 Night Train Tour with Thomas Rhett
Live Nation Amphitheatre
Florida State Fairgrounds
4802 US Highway 301 N.
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 740-2446
www.livenation.com

Date: September 6

With more than seven million records sold and 10 No. one hits under his belt, entertainer Jason Aldean current album is  NIGHT TRAIN was release in late 2012.  The album’s first single, “Take A Little Ride,” has already had a three-week reign at No. one and set multiple sales and radio airplay records.  His last album, the CMA Album of the Year, MY KINDA PARTY was the top-selling country album of 2011 and the fifth-best seller across all genres.  It spawned five consecutive No. one hits including the TRIPLE PLATINUM “Dirt Road Anthem” and the crossover smash “Don’t You Wanna Stay” feat. Kelly Clarkson.

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Kid Rock, Kool And The Gang, ZZ Top: $20 Best Ever Tour
Live Nation Amphitheatre
Florida State Fairgrounds
4802 US Highway 301 N.
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 740-2446 | www.livenation.com

Concert: Sunday, Sept. 15  at 7 pm

This concert is the best deal of the summer. All tickets are only $20. Tickets are already on sale. Because not everyone be will lucky enough to purchase the close to the stage reserved seats at the $20 price Kid Rock will saving the first two rows of each venue to give away as free upgrades, selected at random. Get your funky crazy clothes out of the closet and get ready to get noticed at the concert! Kid Rock will be supporting his November 2012 album Rebel Soul.

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Credit: facebook.com/mirandalambert

Credit: facebook.com/mirandalambert

Locked & Reloaded Tour with Miranda Lambert & Dierks Bentley
Live Nation Amphitheatre
Florida State Fairgrounds
4802 US Highway 301 N.
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 740-2446
www.livenation.com

Date: September 20

Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley are bring their tour to town September 20, the last Friday of the summer – last day is the 21st. Miranda is touring in support of her current album, “Four the Record,” which made history when it debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, making her the first country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of her first four albums debut at No. 1. Bentley who promoting his sixth studio album, “Home,” which debuted No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and has garnered three hit singles, sending his career tally of No. 1 hits to 10.

Related: Best Places To Discover New Music In Tampa Bay

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