Tampa Bay’s First Concert Since Coronavirus Happens Thursday
There’s been live music here and there in small bars and on restaurant patios, but by and large, concerts disappeared in Tampa Bay three months ago and are still being cancelled. Just last week, the long-awaited (and dreaded) announcement was made that Motley Crue, Def Leppard and Poison were calling off their tour plans for this year. Instead they’ll play 3 Florida stadiums in 2021 in Jacksonville, Miami and Orlando.
Ruth Eckerd Hall, however, is ready to become the first major concert venue in the Tampa area to hold a live performance this week. On Thursday (June 11), Creative Loafing reports a concert featuring Greg Billings will go on. Normally Ruth Eckerd holds a couple thousand spectators, but the audience will be spaced apart with tables for this show. Each table will seat four. They say the tickets sold so fast they added three more shows. [Source: Creative Loafing]
It remains to be seen which of these Q105 concerts will be the first to actually happen. So many have been postponed until 2021, but there are still 4 on this list planning to go on as planned!