February 27, 2012

How to get tickets to the SOLD OUT Dropkick Murphy's concert?


Still need tickets to our SOLD OUT Dropkick Murphys concert at The RITZ Ybor on March 5?

Come hang out with us Thursday, March 1 at Dunedin Brewery from 7-9pm. Listen to the brand new CD and drink the DunBrew's very own Dropkick Murphys' Erin Red Ale and register to win a pair of tickets...

OR if you're in South Pinellas, come to Crowley's Downtown Grill & Bar's 2-Year Anniversary Party on Sunday, March 4 where we'll be raffling a pair of tickets before 6pm.

See you this weekend!


February 23, 2012

15th Annual Festa Italiana

The RITZ Ybor is a proud sponsor of Festa Italiana, which will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary this year.


Festa Italiana started in the spring of 1997 and is an annual multi-day event that benefits The Italian Club of Tampa (L'Unione Italiana) Restoration Fund. What started as just a one day celebration now spans over the course of four days and concludes with the main Festa Italiana event on the final day. Event attendees will experience the finest in live entertainment, family activities, wine and the Tampa Bay area's restaurants and cuisine.


Wines of Italy on Thursday, March 29, 2012: Festa Italiana kicks off with Wines of Italy, a unique tasting experience where guests will sample over 70 wines from Italy while enjoying Italian cuisine from Carraba's, desserts and live entertainment. The silent auction offers an opportunity to win fabulous prizes and gift packages. For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Cinema Italiano on Friday, March 30, 2012: Celebrate fabulous Italian cinema with Festa Italiana at Cinema Italiano where guests will experience award winning films and documentaries while enjoying espresso and dolci. For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Saturday, March 31, 2012:
Spend a day with your entire family and enjoy such entertaining activities as the annual Bocce Ball Invitational Tournament, the Homemade Vino Competition, the Italian Idol singing competition and shopping the Ybor Saturday Fresh Market. For more information, please CLICK HERE.



Festa Italiana on Sunday, April 1, 2012: Festa Italiana on Sunday is the pinnacle of the annual Festa Italiana celebration that is a gathering of authentic tastes, sights and sounds straight from Italy. Attendees will enjoy the finest cuisines from over thirty of the Tampa Bay area’s top restaurants and caterers. The Main Stage will offer some of the world’s greatest entertainers, singers and dancers. This year, Festa Italiana welcomes singer Matt Morgan along with The Russo Brothers, The Fabulous Rockers, Bella Danza Dance Collective and more. Festa Italiana kicks off with Sunday Mass Procession followed by food, entertainment, cooking competitions and classes, grape stomping along with a children’s area and a cultural and genealogy area. For more information, please CLICK HERE.

ABOUT THE ITALIAN CLUB OF TAMPA (L'UNIONE ITALIANA)


The Italian Club of Tampa (L’Unione Italiana) was founded in 1894 by a small visionary group who realized that by uniting together, the Italian Community of Tampa could overcome many of the social and economic challenges that confronted those “turn-of-the-century” immigrants from Italy.

The mission of The Italian Club of Tampa is to preserve and honor the culture, traditions and heritage of the Italian Community and maintain the historical facility as a functioning memorial to the working class immigrants.

As the oldest historical leader and the voice of the Italian community, The Italian Club of Tampa operates in an environment characterized by the highest ethical standards and provides open and honest communication with the members and the community.

The Italian Club of Tampa is a national historic landmark located at 1731 East 7th Avenue in the historic Ybor City district of Tampa, Florida.

For more information about The Italian Club, please visit: www.italian-club.org


February 17, 2012

Drinks & Ink with Corey Miller on March 12, 2012

DRINKS & INK WITH COREY MILLER AT THE RITZ YBOR ON MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012


FREE ADMISSION! Join Tuaca and Special Guest Corey Miller for a night of mirth and music celebrating the art of tattooing and featuring a performance by Corey's Band, Powerflex 5!

Corey Miller is an acclaimed tattoo artist and television personality. He creates incredible artwork at Six Feet Under, his tattoo parlor in Upland, California and created the custom design for TUACA’s Perfect Chill label.

Corey hits the road for this year’s TUACA’s Drinks & Ink music tour, performing with his high-energy, rockabilly-blues-surf band, Powerflex 5!

*Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

RSVP online at www.facebook.com/tuacaliqueur

Less than 100 tickets left for TYGA on February 23, 2012

There are less than 100 tickets remaining for TYGA's Careless World Tour concert at The RITZ Ybor on Thursday, February 23, 2012. 50 tickets are still available online for purchase at www.theritzybor.com while less than 50 are available for purchase at The RITZ Ybor Box-Office. The RITZ Ybor Box-Office is open 1pm to 6pm every Wednesday thru Saturday, and on day of shows. Please call (813) 248-9210 for more information.

SOLD OUT! Young The Giant on March 17, 2012

The Young The Giant concert with GROUPLOVE at The RITZ Ybor on Saturday, March 17, 2012 is SOLD OUT! There are no more tickets available for purchase.

Pre-party doors open at 6pm with Happy Hour Drink Specials & LIVE MUSIC from Dropin Pickup. Main doors open at 7pm.

February 15, 2012

WIN TICKETS TO THE RITZ YBOR ALL YEAR LONG!

WIN TICKETS TO THE RITZ YBOR ALL YEAR LONG!

Everytime you purchase tickets to a concert at The RITZ Ybor Box-Office, your name is automatically entered into a monthly drawing to win TWO FREE TICKETS to any concert taking place at The RITZ Ybor the next month.

1. Contest is only valid at and thru The RITZ Ybor Box-Office, open 1pm to 6pm every Wednesday thru Saturday and on day of shows. Contest is not valid through with any online ticket purchases or ticket purchases at other locations.

2. One entry per person for each ticket purchased at The RITZ Ybor Box-Office.

3. Your e-mail address must be given to officially enter.

4. Winner will be notified via e-mail and announced online the 1st of every month. Winner must reply to notifying e-mail to claim prize.

5. Winner will win two General Admission tickets to any concert or special event at The RITZ Ybor the month that their name is drawn. Winning tickets are only valid for that month, and cannot be transferred to another month or redeemed for cash.

For more info, please e-mail tickets@theritzybor.com or call (813) 248-9210.

February 14, 2012

Skrillex Mothership Tour (Short Film)

Skrillex's SOLD OUT Mothership Tour invaded The RITZ Ybor last December, and is featured at the end of this short film chronicling the superstar's tour. Check it out!





February 7, 2012

97X Freebie Weebie with AWOLNATION at The RITZ Ybor on March 3, 2012

MILLER LITE PRESENTS 97X FREEBIE WEEBIE FEATURING AWOLNATION WITH GUILTMAKER AND THE AUGUST NAME AT THE RITZ YBOR ON SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012


Miller Lite Presents 97X Freebie Weebie with AWOLNATION, Guiltmaker and The August Name at The RITZ Ybor on Saturday, March 3, 2012. Doors open at 7pm.

The 97X Freebie Weebie is, well, free but you need a ticket to get in and you can only get tickets at a 97X Freebie Weebie Ticket Drop. A list of ticket drops is available by CLICKING HERE.

We'll have a limited number of tickets at each drop and there is a strict limit of a pair of tickets per adult.


Drive-By Truckers at The RITZ Ybor on April 12, 2012

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS RETURN TO THE RITZ YBOR ON THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012


AEG Live presents the Drive-By Truckers at The RITZ Ybor on Thursday, April 12, 2012. This will mark the band's second time performing at the venue. General Admission tickets will be $20.00 in advance and $22.00 day of show. VIP Balcony tickets will be $25.00. All tickets will be available for purchase starting at 10am this Friday, February 10, 2012 online here.


City and Colour at The RITZ Ybor on June 5, 2012

CITY AND COLOUR AT THE RITZ YBOR ON TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012


City and Colour will perform at The RITZ Ybor on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. General admission tickets will be $25.00 in advance and $30.00 day of show. VIP Balcony tickets will be $35.00. All tickets will be available for purchase at 10am this Friday, February 10, 2012 online here.

Two Door Cinema Club at The RITZ Ybor on June 6, 2012

TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB AT THE RITZ YBOR ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012


AEG Live presents Two Door Cinema Club at The RITZ Ybor on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. General Admission tickets will be $21.50 in advance and $25.00 day of show. VIP Balcony tickets will be $30.00. All tickets will be available for purchase at 10am this Friday, February 10, 2012 online here.


February 2, 2012

Jon Oliva's Pain at The RITZ Ybor on June 16, 2012

JON OLIVA'S PAIN AT THE RITZ YBOR ON SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012



JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the Florida-based band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, will play SAVATAGE's classic 1987 album, "Hall Of The Mountain King", in its entirety at The RITZ Ybor in Tampa FL on Saturday, June 16, 2012. JON OLIVA'S PAIN is also expected to play several songs from DOCTOR BUTCHER, the early 1990s project created by Oliva and guitarist Chris Caffery at a time when they were not active members of SAVATAGE.

This is the only US show to see this rare performance before the band heads to Europe for festival dates.

JON OLIVA'S PAIN lineup for the performances will consist of Jon Oliva (vocals and keyboards), Christopher Kinder (drums), Jerry Outlaw (guitar), Jason Jennings (bass) and a very special guest guitarist to be announced soon.

"Hall Of The Mountain King" was the first SAVATAGE album to be produced by Paul O'Neill and it showed the beginning of the band's progressive tendencies as they explored new forms of expression in their music. Many fans consider this LP a turning point in SAVATAGE's musical identity.

Opening will be a fantastic Queensryche Tribute Band called Jet City with some very special guests sitting in. Pre-show and after party with “Retribution” featuring Damond Jiniya former lead vocalist of Savatage. Doors open at 7:30pm with Show at 9pm.

Tickets are available online for purchase here.