May 22, 2012

The RITZ Ybor's 3rd Annual Ultimate Band Series Semi-Finals

THE RITZ YBOR'S 3RD ANNUAL ULTIMATE BAND SERIES SEMI-FINALS


SEMI-FINALS: Thursday, July 12; Thursday, July 19; Thursday, July 26, 2012

Each week for three weeks, five different bands will compete against one another to win a spot at the 3rd Annual Ultimate Band Series Finals on Saturday, August 18, 2012. All particiapting bands will perform 2 original songs & 1 cover song by a TBA artist.

Three judges will offer commentary and choose which band will advance to the Ultimate Band Series Finals based on audience applause and judges voting. Three different bands will advance to the Ultimate Band Series Finals from the Semi-Finals.

One band from the entire Semi-Finals will be chosen solely by the judges to advance to the Finals.

If your band is interested in entering, please send an e-mail to bands@theritzybor.com today. Deadline: Saturday, June 30, 2012



 

May 15, 2012

2CHAINZ @ The RITZ Ybor 6/10/2012

2CHAINZ @ THE RITZ YBOR ON SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012


2Chainz (also known by Tity Boi), is one half of Playaz Circle, the rap duo formerly of Ludacris' DTP Records. He is from College Park on the soufside of Atlanta, GA.  His most successful single to date is the first single off of Playaz Circle's debut album Supply and Demand "Duffle Bag Boy" featuring Lil' Wayne.  2Chainz, who is now signed to Def Jam, is currently working on building his own label imprint, T.R.U, The Real University.  

Tickets are $30.00 General Admission, $40.00 Skip The Line and $50.00 VIP, and will be available for purchase online RIGHT HERE.

 

METRIC @ The RITZ Ybor 9/29/2012

METRIC @ THE RITZ YBOR ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2012


METRIC is Emily Haines, Jimmy Shaw, Joshua Winstead and Joules Scott Key. An independent rock and roll band empowered by their innovative approach to the music business, METRIC self-released their last album FANTASIES on five continents without the benefit of a label and earned themselves multiple radio hits around the world with songssuch as "Gimme Sympathy," "Gold Guns Girls," and "Help I'm Alive." They went on to sell over a million singles and 500,000 albums worldwide.

Their fifth full-length studio album SYNTHETICA will be released on June 12, 2012. Sonically futuristic yet organic, this album sounds like the culmination of all the music the band has made in their 10 years together. First single "Youth Without Youth" examines the fraying social state with a bristling energy and a driving Gary Glitter beat. "Breathing Underwater" and "Speed the Collapse" both deliver on the classic METRIC chorus of soaring melancholy, while the lyrics for "Lost Kitten" and "Clone" call out some bad behavior and the consequences. Hard rocking title track "SYNTHETICA" offers an epic conclusion to suspenseful album opener "Artificial Noctune."

Tickets for their September 29, 2012 show at The RITZ Ybor are $28.50 in advance and $30.50 day of show.  Tickets will be available online starting Friday, May 18, 2012 RIGHT HERE.

 

May 7, 2012

Jim Beam Live Music Series presents BUSH @ The RITZ Ybor 8/2/2012

JIM BEAM LIVE MUSIC SERIES PRESENTS BUSH @ THE RITZ YBOR ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012


Jim Beam Live Music Series presents BUSH at The RITZ Ybor on Thursday, August 2, 2012 with tickets available for purchase this Friday, May 11, 2012 right HERE.  This show will mark BUSH's 2nd show at The RITZ Ybor, and is for ages 21+ only.

 

May 4, 2012

Metric @ The RITZ Ybor 9/29/2012

FROM SOUNDCHECK BLOG:

METRIC @ THE RITZ YBOR ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2012


Only time will tell if we end up loving Metric's upcoming album Synthetica as much as we loved their 2009 album Fantasies (spoiler alert: we probably will). All we know is the alterna-synth group's first single, Youth Without Youth, punches us square in the part of our brains where Muse and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs shack up and make babies.
If you feel the same way, we have some doubly good news. First of all, Metric is coming to The RITZ Ybor on Saturday, September 29, 2012.  Ticket prices and a public on-sale date have not yet been announced, but the good news is, if you purchase an advance ticket to one of their fall shows through their website, you'll receive a free download of Youth Without Youth, PLUS a free digital copy of Synthetica when it's released on June 12, PLUS five bonus "Synthetica Reflections" tracks.
Say what you want about the value of the American dollar relative to the Canadian loonie, but these chic Ontarians know a deal when they see it. We'll be hopping on that ticket deal pronto.

Ken Walters' 15th Annual Celebrate Sinatra @ The RITZ Ybor 7/28/2012

KEN WALTERS' 15TH ANNUAL CELEBRATE SINATRA AT THE RITZ YBOR ON SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2012


Ken Walters' will be celebrating his 15th Annual CELEBRATE SINATRA at The RITZ Ybor on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 8pm to 1am.  The event will feature:  dancing to the Latin Lovers in the Copa Room at 8pm, dancing to the sounds of Tom Tiratto's 17 piece big band orchestra with Ashley Lockee and Paul Phillips on the main stage at 9pm, passed hors d'oeuvres by Bernini, complimentary signature vodka martinis during the first hour. Valet parking & black tie optional.

Tickets are $50 per person ($60 after July 24 online & at the door beginning at 1pm day of event)
$400.00 per reserved table of four
$600.00 per reserved table of six
$3,000.00 private balcony for 20 (additional guests are $50.00 each)

Tickets along with more information can be found HERE.

  

May 2, 2012

Meek Mill @ The RITZ Ybor 5/21/2012

MEEK MILL @ THE RITZ YBOR ON MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012


Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill, born Robert Williams, began releasing mixtapes in 2006, debuting with The Real Me. Within a few years, after the release of Flamerz 2, his output prompted offers from Warner Bros. and T.I.’s Atlantic-affiliated Grand Hustle. The MC opted to align with the latter label, but he never signed and spent some time in jail. Once free, he continued pushing mixtapes, including a fourth volume of the Flamerz series, and was included in XXL magazine’s Freshman Class feature for 2011. Through Twitter, Meek Mill caught the attention of Rick Ross, signed to the MC’s Maybach Music Group, and appeared on the label’s Self Made, Vol. 1 compilation prior to releasing his first proper studio album.

Tickets for Meek Mill's concert at The RITZ Ybor on Monday, May 21, 2012 can be purchased online HERE.




Summer Slaughter Tour @ The RITZ Ybor 7/30/2012

SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR 2012 AT THE RITZ YBOR ON MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012


SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR: NORTH AMERICA 2012, the most extreme tour of the year featuring Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried and Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya, Job For A Cowboy, Goatwhore, Exhumed and more will rock The RITZ Ybor stage on Monday, July 30, 2012

General Admission tickets are $28.00 in advance and $30.00 day of show, and can be purchased online HERE.

  


May 1, 2012

Explosions in the Sky @ The RITZ Ybor on June 19, 2012

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY LIVE AT THE RITZ YBOR ON TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012


Hailing from the sultry metropolitan landscape of Austin, Texas, Explosions In The Sky are some of the most sincere folks ever. Aside from being nice guys, they play some of the most passionate, powerful instrumental music ever heard. Equal parts romance and tragedy, their beautiful melodies have the tendency to ignite into head-spinning walls of noise. Easily one of the most intense live bands ever, their sound proves to be every bit as triumphant as their name implies.

On their fifth and most recent album, 2011’s Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, Explosions In The Sky take some of their greatest creative leaps yet, experimenting with layers of haunting, unplaceable sounds, classical guitar, body percussion, Japanese singing bowls and more. With solitary focus and collaborative vision, each instrument clearly exudes the spirit and inspiration of its player, squeezing more expression and lyricism out of guitars and drums than most singers could ever conjure with their voices. This is the band’s most texturally diverse and emotionally dynamic album yet, and certainly their most masterfully crafted.

Regularly priced tickets start at $20 (a limited number of VIP balcony seats are available for $35) and may be purchased by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045 outside Tampa Bay, in person at the Straz Center Ticket Office or online at www.strazcenter.org.

This is a General Admission (Standing Room) show.

Purchase your tickets online RIGHT HERE.