As the semester becomes busier, we look for ways to relax, have fun and let our hair down. One way to do this is by going to a concert or music festival. Even if the performance isn’t as great as you thought it would be, you’re likely to walk away with a few good stories. You can even turn a concert into a great excuse for a road trip with a bunch of friends.
I’ve rounded up a few of the big names from various genres coming to the Sunshine State this fall to keep us all motivated.
Oct. 18 – Colt Ford at the Florida Theatre
Oct. 23 – Matisyahu at the Florida Theatre
Oct. 24 – Passion Pit at the O’Connell Center
Oct. 25 – The Avett Brothers at the O’Connell Center
Dec. 2 – X102.9’s The Big Ticket at Metropolitan Park (music festival)
Oct. 15 – Waka Flocka Flame at the Ritz-Ybor
Oct. 16 – John Legend at the Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater
Oct. 17 – Matt and Kim at the Ritz-Ybor
Nov. 8 – Taking Back Sunday at Jannus Live, St. Petersburg
Dec. 1 – 97X Next Big Thing (music festival)
Dec. 11 – Aerosmith at the Tampa Bay Times Forum
Oct. 8 – Gotye at the House of Blues
Oct. 10 – The Temper Trap at the House of Blues
Oct. 15 – Band of Horses at the House of Blues
Nov. 30 – Wiz Khalifa at the UCF Arena
Nov. 30 – 103.9 Buzz Bake Sale (music festival)
Oct. 21 – 99.9 Kiss Country Stars and Guitars (musical festival)
For more concert info, visit pollstar.com. Are you ready to get on your feet and raise your hands, collegiettes?