September 22, 2014

La Noche @ The RITZ Ybor

 

La Noche is Tampa Bay's new monthly nightlife destination for Saturday nights featuring the best of Spanish Rock & Pop.  La Noche will take place on the first Saturday of October, November and December at The RITZ Ybor, and will feature live band Espiritus and DJ Omar.  Doors to La Noche open at 10pm.

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014

Admission is $12 (21+), $15 (18-20), and $25 (VIP Entry).  VIP Tables & Bottle Service are available by e-mailing vip@lanochetampa.com

For more information on La Noche, please visit www.lanochetampa.com, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lanochetampa.


G-EAZY @ The RITZ Ybor 11/3/2014



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:        

USA TODAY’S HOTTEST COLLEGE TICKET
G-EAZY
ANNOUNCES
“FROM THE BAY TO THE UNIVERSE TOUR”
WITH E-40, IAMSU! & JAY-ANT
 


31-DATE TOUR KICKS OFF OCTOBER 21 WITH STOPS IN ATLANTA, CHICAGO, HOUSTON, LAS VEGAS AND AT THE RITZ YBOR IN TAMPA; TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 19

G-EAZY’S ALBUM THESE THINGS HAPPEN SURPASSES
100,000 ALBUMS SOLD; 35 MILLION SPOTIFY STREAMS

G-Eazy put himself in position to compete with rap’s biggest names” Pigeons & Planes
(New York, NY – September 17, 2014) Today, Bay Area rapper G-Eazy announced his highly anticipated return to the road with the “From The Bay To The Universe Tour.” The Oakland emcee, who was recently named one of USA Today’s hottest college acts, will be stopping in 31 cities along with Bay Area luminary E-40 as well as IAMSU! and Jay Ant.

Fittingly, the tour will start and end in California, making stops in major metropolitan markets such as Atlanta, Chicago, Houston and Las Vegas. G-Eazy is set to perform hits off his lauded album These Things Happen such as “I Mean It,” “Lost,” “Tumblr Girls” as well as “Far Alone” featuring E-40 and Jay Ant. Bay Area legend E-40 will surely bring out his hyphy classics such as “Tell Me When To Go” and “Rapper’s Ball,” while IAMSU! is likely to perform his verses from radio hits “Function,” “Gas Pedal” and “Only That Real.” Tickets for “The Bay To The Universe Tour” go on sale September 19 at 10:00 a.m. local time, with members of G-Eazy’s fan club and those wishing to purchase VIP tickets having presale access today at noon local time, and can be purchased here: www.g-eazy.com

The “From the Bay to the Universe Tour” comes off a stellar summer for G-Eazy, from the release of These Things Happen, his first European tour, dates on the “Drake vs.Wayne Tour” and his late night TV debut on Late Night With Seth Meyers. After MTV dubbed “Far Alone” their 2014 “summer jam” and G-Eazy as their “Artist to Watch”, the Oakland Tribune’s declaration that G-Eazy’s buzz is “deafening” has become an understatement. G-Eazy’s album These Things Happen has surpassed 100,000 copies sold and 35 million Spotify streams after debuting on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop and Top Rap Albums Charts at #1, while garnering the #3 position on both the Billboard 200 and Top Digital Albums Chart. G-Eazy’s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed, earning praise from The New York Times, Pitchfork and VIBE, who noted G-Eazy’s method for success in their review of These Things Happen, stating: “Sans radio single, sans famous rapper cosign, sans beats from super producers, the Bay Area-native has leveraged blog exposure, social media reach and a relentless touring schedule into a sizeable fan base.”

For more information please visit, www.g-eazy.com.

Listen to These Things Happen: Spotify
Purchase These Things Happen: http://www.smarturl.it/thesethingshappen
Twitter: @G_Eazy
Instagram: @G_Eazy 

Supros, 7th Avenue Band Slam WINNER

SUPROS, WINNER OF 7TH AVENUE BAND SLAM 2014


Southwest Florida natives churning up funk inducing, foot-tapping, indie rock.


 

August 25, 2014

Jo Dee Messina at The RITZ Ybor 12/10/2014

THE RITZ YBOR PRESENTS JO DEE MESSINA AT THE RITZ YBOR ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014


  • Venue Pre-Sale:  Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 10am to 10pm
  • General Public On Sale:  Friday, August 29, 2014 at 10am 
  • Ticket Link:  CLICK HERE
Jo Dee Messina fans will soon get what they've been clamoring for as the multiplatinum, award-winning country singer/songwriter released her new full-length album. With its title ME chosen by fans, the album marks Jo Dee's most personal album to date as she wrote or co-wrote many of the songs and will release it on her own newly established label, Dreambound Records. For the first time in her career, Jo Dee is able to boldly do things her own way and pave her own path to success.

Spring 2013 found the fiercely independent, outspoken, and driven artist free from a long-term record deal. Jo Dee became free to make the album she wanted, so the forward-thinking country star took to the crowd-funding website Kickstarter.com to create a new full-length album for her fans, with her fans. "My time. Our Music." campaign allowed her backers to be involved with every step that goes into creating and recording the album, and opportunities to be rewarded with exclusive content and one-of-a-kind opportunities.

Throughout the process, her fans helped Jo Dee surpass her $100,000 goal, making her Kickstarter.com campaign the most successful one to come out of Nashville and at the time of completion, the 15th largest funded music campaign in Kickstarter.com history. The fans were given a voice. Via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Stage-It, her fans selected which songs would be included on the album, submitted artwork for her label logo, selected the album title ME and chose the album's first single "Peace Sign."

"This album is truly for you, the people who appreciate the creative process, as well as my amazing fans," exclaims Jo Dee. "There's no question, I wouldn't be where I am today without your love and support. You've been with me since the beginning. This album is a fresh start for me, and I want us to go on this exciting journey together."

Although this album is a fresh start for Jo Dee, she is no stranger to the entertainment world. Debuting in 1996 with the hit single "Heads Carolina, Tales California," she has charted 9 number one singles, 16 Top 40 singles, and sold more than 5 million records worldwide.

Overall, ME is a journey. It's honest. It's funny. It's sad. It's life. At this point in her life, Jo Dee isn't afraid. She's a woman, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend and an incredibly gifted vocalist and all that awaits her.

Jo Dee Messina:  www.jodeemessina.com
Jo Dee Messina / Facebook:  www.facebook.com/jodeemessina


August 13, 2014

Southern Darkness Festival 2014

SOUTHERN DARKNESS FESTIVAL WILL INCLUDE A VENUE STOP AT THE RITZ YBOR ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2014 


Southern Darkness Fest #SDF:  "The heaviest in the south!" - 1 DAY - 3 VENUES - 27 BANDS

Southern Darkness Fest brings the best of extreme and underground music right to Tampa’s historic district, Ybor City. More than 27 bands will deliver a diverse range of heavy music, Doom, Hardcore, Sludge, Post Rock all the way to Grindcore. With a lineup that is second to none, #SDF plans to leave a mark in Florida’s heavy music scene and turn heads worldwide.
 
Organized by music fans for music fans, SDF sets out to create a special experience for fans and artists alike. The historic district of Ybor is not only the perfect setting for an artistically minded crowd, but also houses Tampa Bay’s best live music venues – all in walking distance from one another.



Tech Jam @ The RITZ Ybor 8/28/2014

13TH ANNUAL TECH JAM @ THE RITZ YBOR ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014


Don’t miss the 13th annual Tech Jam benefiting TechStart Tampa Bay.  Rock out  at their largest event of the year, while helping TechStart raise funds to prepare at-risk youth in the local community to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Join over 400 techies, business professionals, and executives at Tech Jam for great food, themed cocktails, 50/50, silent auction, unlimited networking, a Battle of the Bands competition, and much more!

Register today for this rockin’ event and help us celebrate 13 fantastic years of raising money for the next generation of technology leaders in our community.

General Admission passes are $50:
Hors d’oeuvres catered by Mattison’s • Beer from Rock Brothers Brewing Company • Entertainment all evening long

VIP Party passes are $95:
All general admission perks • One hour open bar • Casino and prize baskets • Dessert and coffee • Access to private bar

Tickets are available online RIGHT HERE.

August 4, 2014

Yellowcard and Memphis May Fire at The RITZ Ybor 10/26/2014

YELLOWCARD AND MEMPHIS MAY FIRE LIVE AT THE RITZ YBOR ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014

Yellowcard and Memphis May Fire will embark on a joint tour that includes a stop at The RITZ Ybor on Sunday, October 26, 2014. 

Yellowcard is an American pop punk/alternative rock band formed in Jacksonville, FL in 1997, and based in Los Angeles since 2000. Their music features the use of a violin, which is unusual for the genre. 

Memphis May Fire is an American metalcore band based in Dallas, TX, and currently signed to Rise Record.  Formed in 2000, they have released four studio albums and two EP's to date. 

Yellowcard and Memphis May Fire will be joined by Emarosa on October 26, 2014. Pre-Party doors open at 6pm, with main doors opening at 7pm. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting at 10am on Friday, August 8, 2014 online RIGHT HERE



For more information on Yellowcard, please visit: www.yellowcardrock.com




For more information on Memphis May Fire, please visit:

July 29, 2014

7th Avenue Band Slam FINALE @ The RITZ Ybor 8/30/2014

CRAZY IN LOVE: THE RITZ YBOR & ORPHEUM TO CONCLUDE THEIR 7TH AVENUE BAND SLAME SERIES WITH A BEYONCE'-THEMED FINALE AT THE RITZ YBOR ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2014


The RITZ Ybor and The Orpheum will conclude their joint battle of the bands competition called the 7th Avenue Band Slam on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at The RITZ Ybor with a Beyonce'-themed Finale.  Four winners from the weekly Semi-Final along with this year's Judges' Pick will all compete by performing 2 original songs, and 1 cover song by multi-platinum superstar Beyonce'.  This year's competing bands are Artilect (Semi-Final Week 1 winner), Stonegrey and Supros (Semi-Final Week 2 winners, tie), One Mile Final (Semi-Final Week 3 winner), and The Best Day Ever (Judges' Pick).  Audiences will decide the winner of the 7th Avenue Band Slam 2014.

At this year's weekly Semi-Finals at The Oropheum, fifteen bands competed against one another to win a spot at the August 30th Finale at The RITZ Ybor where on band will will the Grand Prize: $1,500.00 cash, a design and digital distribution package courtesy of Symphonic Distribution, a rehearsal and live sound package courtesy of The Burb Rehearsal Studios, Radiant gas cards, future paid gigs including a Live at Aloft performance, and much more.  The Grand Prize is valued at over $4,000.00.

A 7th Avenue Band Slam judging panel will offer commentary at the Finale.  This year's judges will include Grant Brandell (with sponsor Symphonic Distribution, Grammy-nominated bassist with Underoath), Ray Roa (contributor to tbt, Tampa Bay Times, Creative Loafing, and Suburban Apologist), Jerry "Lazy" Dufrain (talent buyer and owner of The Orpheum), and more.

The 7th Avenue Band Slam Finale is open to all ages.  Tickets are $5.00 (in advance) and $10.00 (at the door).  Tickets can be purchased online at www.theritzybor.com, and from any participating band.  Doors to the event will open at 6pm, and the show will start at 7pm.  Last year's Ultimate Bands Series winner, Dropin Pickup will also perform.

Sponsors of the 7th Avenue Band Slam include Three Olives Vodka, Desperados Beer, The Radiant Group, Symphonic Distribution, Backline Super Stars, Aloft Tampa Downtown Hotel, The Burb Rehearsal Studios, James Geiger Photography, and more.

For more information on the 7th Avenue Band Slam, please visit www.yborbandslam.com.

7th Avenue Band Slam Finale @ The RITZ Ybor 8/30/2014

CRAZY IN LOVE: THE RITZ YBOR & ORPHEUM TO CONCLUDE THEIR 7th AVENUE BAND SLAM SERIES WITH A BEYONCE’-THEMED FINALE AT THE RITZ YBOR ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2014
 
The RITZ Ybor and The Orpheum will conclude their joint battle of the bands completion called the 7th Avenue Band Slam at The RITZ Ybor on Saturday, August 30, 2014 with a Beyonce’-themed Finale.  Four winners from the weekly Semi-Final along with this year’s Judges’ Pick will all compete by performing 2 original songs, and 1 cover song by multi-platinum superstar Beyonce’.  This year’s competing bands are Artilect (Semi-Final Week 1 winner), Stonegrey and Supros (Semi-Final Week 2 winners, tie), One Mile Final (Semi-Final Week 3 winner) and The Best Day Ever (Judges’ Pick).  Audience applause will decide the winner of the 7th Avenue Band Slam 2014. 

At this year’s weekly Semi-Finals at The Orpheum, fifteen bands competed against one another to win a spot at the August 30th Finale at The RITZ Ybor where one band will win the Grand Prize: $1,500.00 cash, a design and digital distribution package courtesy of Symphonic Distribution, a rehearsal and live sound package courtesy of The Burb Rehearsal Studios, Radiant gas cards, future paid gigs including a Live at Aloft performance, and much more.  The Grand Prize is valued at over $4,000.00.
A 7th Avenue Band Slam judging panel will offer commentary at the Finale.  This year’s judges will include Grant Brandell (with sponsor Symphonic Distribution, Grammy-nominated bassist with Underoath), Ray Roa (contributor to tbt, Tampa Bay Times, Creative Loafing, and Suburban Apologist), Jerry “Lazy” Dufrain (talent buyer and owner of The Orpheum), and more.

The 7th Avenue Band Slam Finale is open to all ages. Tickets are $5.00 (in advance) and $10.00 (at the door).  Tickets can be purchased online at www.theritzybor.com, and from any participating band.  Doors to the event will open at 6pm, and the show will start at 7pm.  Last year’s Ultimate Bands Series winner, Dropin Pickup will also perform. 

Sponsors of the 7th Avenue Band Slam include Three Olives Vodka, Desperados Beer, Symphonic Distribution, The Radiant Group, , Backline Super Stars, Aloft Tampa Downtown Hotel, The Burb Rehearsal Studios, James Geiger Photography, and more. 

For more information about this year’s 7th Avenue Band Slam, please visit:  www.yborbandslam.com.




July 21, 2014

Capital Cities @ The RITZ Ybor 10/23/2014

CAPITAL CITIES @ THE RITZ YBOR ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014


Los Angeles duo of composers Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian initially met on Craigslist in 2008 and worked as jingle writers until they formed the indie electro band Capital Cities in 2010. They released an EP independently in 2011 that included the song “Safe and Sound,” an upbeat mesh of synths and melody that spread like wildfire across the Internet.

When they discovered through social media that an alternative radio station in Peru began to play the song, they connected with fans from Lima and organized tours in South America.

Encouraged by the experience, the band self-funded a promotional campaign and got on the radio in the states. Soon after, the music industry and the rest of the world took notice. Capitol Records signed the band’s indie label Lazy Hooks and released Capital Cities’ debut album In A Tidal Wave of Mystery in June, 2013.

“Safe and Sound” went multi-Platinum in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Mexico, and others, and shot to the top of numerous international charts, including number one on alternative radio in the U.S. and number eight on the Billboard Hot 100.

The music video, a celebratory mash-up of dancing from various eras and cultures, received a VMA and a Grammy nomination.

The band has toured four continents and played in front of tens of thousands fans at festivals in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Spain, Germany, Poland, Japan and Korea. Their list of 2014 performances include playing Coachella, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Hangout Fest and all three South American Lollapalooza dates and Katy Perry on the first leg of her Prismatic World Tour.

Merchant and Simonian are joined by bassist Manny Quintero, trumpeter Spencer Ludwig, guitarist Nick Merwin, and drummer Channing Holmes.

Capital Cities will perform at The RITZ Ybor on Thursday, October 23, 2014 with Special Guests.  Pre-Party doors will open at 6pm, with main doors opening at 6:30pm.  Tickets are $25.00 (advance), and $27.00 (DOS).  Tickets will be available for purchase online HERE starting at 10am this Friday, July 25, 2014.


For more information on Capital Cities, please CLICK HERE.