July 24, 2012

A$AP Rocky @ The RITZ Ybor 11/10/2012

A$AP ROCKY LIVE AT THE RITZ YBOR ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012


WRLD, Party Degree, Yeah Boy, 6482, & Vybenation Ent present A$AP ROCKY featuring Schoolboy Q, Danny Brown, A$AP Mob & Lundo at The RITZ Ybor on Saturday, November 10, 2012.  Doors will open at 6pm.

Student Housing Solutions (SHS) Presents... VIP and MEET & GREET OPTIONS:
 
A$AP Rocky & the A$AP Mob - Meet & Greet Package
Package price: $125 (includes ticket face & any facility fees)
Sellable capacity: ONLY 50 PACKAGES AVAILABLE!
Package includes:
•    One general admission ticket
•    Exclusive meet & greet with A$AP Rocky and the A$AP Mob
•    Personal photograph with A$AP Rocky and the A$AP Mob
•    Specially designed tour shirt (exclusive A$AP design, limited to VIP package only)
•    Collectible tour poster (limited edition, numbered)
•    Official meet & greet laminate
•    Commemorative ticket
•    Exclusive tour gift item

A$AP Rocky - LONGLIVEA$AP VIP Package
Package price:
$75 (includes ticket face & any facility fees)
Sellable capacity: ONLY 100 PACKAGES AVAILABLE!
Package includes:
•    One general admission ticket
•    Specially designed tour shirt (exclusive A$AP design, limited to VIP package only)
•    Collectible tour poster (limited edition, numbered)
•    Commemorative VIP laminate
•    Commemorative ticket
•    Exclusive tour gift item

Danny Brown - Meet & Greet Package Package price: $100 (includes ticket face & any facility fees)
Sellable capacity:
ONLY 50 PACKAGES AVAILABLE!
Package includes:
•    One general admission ticket
•    Exclusive meet & greet with Danny Brown
•    Personal photograph with Danny Brown
•    Specially designed tour shirt (exclusive design, limited to VIP package only)
•    Collectible tour poster (limited edition, numbered)
•    Official meet & greet laminate
•    Custom Bruiser Brigade bandana
•    Custom Danny Brown style accessory

This is an ALL AGES General Admission (Standing Room) show.  All patrons must be 21+ to drink with an valid ID required at the door.

Tickets will be available for purchase online RIGHT HERE starting Friday, July 27, 2012 at 10am.


July 20, 2012

POSTPONED: Paul Oakenfold concert 7/20/2012

THIS JUST IN: The Paul Oakenfold concert scheduled at The RITZ Ybor this evening, Friday, July 20, 2012 has been POSTPONED and will be rescheduled on a TBA date due to flight and travel issues.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and will keep you posted when his show is rescheduled. Original tickets will be honored at the future concert.

 

Khora... WINNERS of Ultimate Band Series 2012: Semi-Finals Week 2

Congratulations to Khora, winners of Semi-Finals Week 2 of our 3rd Annual Ultimate Band Series 2012.


sowFLo came a close second with their breezy take on No Doubt's "Underneath It All".  Every band from Marvlec to Perfect Flaw to Vane rocked the house with their sets, but it was ultimately Khora who stole the show with their version of Gwen Stefani & the boys' classic "Don't Speak."  Khora played last year's Ultimate Band Series Finals when they were crowned as the Judges' Pick.  Khora will advance to the August 18 Finals along with The Northwest (Week 1 Winners) and next week's winning band and the Judge's Pick. 


Special thanks to our Ultimate Band Series 2012 panel of judges... Jocelyn Brenner (Hyde Park Village), Joran Slane Oppelt (Creative Loafing), Carole Liparoto (Tampa Bay Times) and special guest judge Jesse Kage (The Kage Kult, 98 Rock).

Check out Khora on Facebook by clicking here and don't miss them at the Ultimate Band Series 2012 Finals on August 18, 2012 only at The RITZ Ybor.

July 13, 2012

The Northwest... WINNERS of Ultimate Band Series 2012: Semi-Finals Week 1

Congratulations to The Northwest, winners of Semi-Finals Week 1 of our 3rd Annual Ultimate Band Series 2012.


Rising Down came a close second with their judges-loving cover of "Californication" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  From Fight Another Day, Red Calling Down and Sunshine & Bullets, every single band gave one another a run for their money with their rocking performances, but it was The Northwest who ultimately won the night with their take on the Chili Pepper's "Dani California." 

The Northwest will advance to the August 18 Finals with the next two week's winning bands and the Judge's Pick. 


Special thanks to our Ultimate Band Series 2012 panel of judges... Jocelyn Brenner (Hyde Park Village), Joran Slane Oppelt (Creative Loafing), Carole Liparoto (Tampa Bay Times) and special guest judge Jesse Kage (The Kage Kult, 98 Rock).

Check out The Northwest on Facebook by clicking here and don't miss them at the Ultimate Band Series 2012 Finals on August 18, 2012 only at The RITZ Ybor.

  

July 6, 2012

POLE FOR A PURPOSE BENEFIT @ THE RITZ YBOR ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2012



FROM CHANNEL 10 WTSP:

Brandon, Florida -- Two years ago, pole fitness was just a hobby for Sarah Murray. She worked as an urban planner.

"I decided to leave my government life and take on pole instruction," she says.

Since opening Impulse Studios in St. Pete, and most recently in Brandon, she's seen pole dancing become less taboo, and more of a workout that inspires confidence.

"Everyone really opens up after they start taking classes, and really the physical/mental benefit, they change," Murray says. "And I love it."

That's why she's rallied performers from across the state for Pole for a Purpose. The showcase, on August 11 at The Ritz Ybor, will benefit The Spring, Hillsborough County's shelter for abuse survivors.

"We are women supporting women, and The Spring supports women who have issues with domestic violence," says Murray.

The studios coming together for Pole for a Purpose will also be holding a donation drive, seeking items from clothing to diapers.

"With the funds raised from events like Pole for a Purpose, we're able to pay the electric bill, provide for families, for food for shelter," says Brenda Rouse, Director of Communications at The Spring.

These fundraisers also allow The Spring to provide empowerment, just like Pole for a Purpose hopes to do through performing and making a difference.

"When women leave the classes, they'll tell you that the successes they have in the classroom translates to the successes they have in life," says Kelly Gilbert of Kelica Events, which is helping to organize Pole for a Purpose. "We love that The Spring does the same kinds of things for women in our community."

Remember, if you or anyone you know needs help with domestic violence, call The Spring's 24-hour hotline at 813-247-SAFE (7233).




BIG K.R.I.T. @ The RITZ Ybor 8/12/2012

BIG K.R.I.T. @ THE RITZ YBOR ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2012


WRLD, VYBENATION, 6482 & Committee present BIG K.R.I.T.'s Live From The Underground Tour with Special Guests Casey Veggies, Big Sant and Tito Lopez on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at The RITZ Ybor.

Tickets and VIP Package are available for purchase online CLICK HERE.




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

 KEN WALTERS' 15TH ANNUAL CELEBRATE SINATRA GALA RETURNS TO THE RITZ YBOR FOR THE 4TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR IN A ROW!


Ken Walters' 15th Annual CELEBRATE SINATRA gala will be held at The RITZ Ybor on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 8pm to 1am.

What will guests experience?...  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 can be purchased online CLICK HERE.

 

July 5, 2012

KENDRICK LAMAR @ The RITZ Ybor 9/26/2012

KENDRICK LAMAR @ THE RITZ YBOR ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012



Kendrick Lamar will perform at The RITZ Ybor on Wednesday, September 26, 2012.  Tickets will be $27.50 in advance, $30.00 day of show and will be available to the general public of all ages at a TBA date.

Growing up in the merciless city that is Compton, California, it wasn't long before 23 year-old Kendrick Lamar, formerly known as K. Dot, would become acquainted with the harsh realities of the world. Sheltered by no means, the emcee was exposed to a lifestyle commonly adopted in the inner city. However, this exposure didn't influence his character in a way that on-lookers would expect. WIth the wisdom from his father, Kendrick had a balance in his life that many of his childhood peers were missing. It is this balance that is responsible for his untold story of "Good Kid, Mad City," the life of young black males trying to escape the influences of Compton. During his upbringing, Kendrick was constantly surrounded by an eclectic range of music. Lending his ear to R&B masters such as the Isley Brothers as well as Hip-Hop legends like Tha Dogg Pound, which helped prepare him for the opportunities that would one day arise in the music industry. At age 16 Kendrick released his first mixtape Y.H.N.I.C., creating a buzz in his hometown and garnering the attention of TopDawg Entertainment's CEO. From then on, Kendrick worked to perfect his skill under TopDawg, releasing four new projects in a five year span; Training Day, No Sleep Till NYC, The Kendrick Lamar EP and his most recent project The Kendrick Lamar OD which received praise from some of the most respected online music sources. Additionally, he has released multiple tracks under the group name Black Hippy with fellow TopDawg counterparts Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul. Through these efforts Kendrick was able to showcase to the world his unparalleled ability and humorous word play. Kendrick's handwork and unmatched talent has allowed him to work with a wide range of respected music vets such as The Game, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Little Brother, Jay Rock, DJ Quik, Scott Storch and Cool & Dre. He is currently working on his debut album, and alongside legendary producer Dr. Dre on his highly anticipated upcoming release Detox.

http://www.topdawgmusic.com
http://www.twitter.com/kendricklamar

 
THE RITZ YBOR PRESENTS THEIR 3RD ANNUAL ULTIMATE BAND SERIES SEMI-FINALS




The RITZ Ybor will host their 3rd Annual Ultimate Band Series showcase and competition this summer.  Music artists will compete against one another for the Ultimate Grand Prize: the opportunity to be the opening act for a national touring act at an upcoming concert at The RITZ Ybor, paid gigs at the Rooftop Eve Party, at a signature Hyde Park Village event and at the November Square One event, $500.00 cash, Radiant gas cards and much more.  The Ultimate Grand Prize is valued at over $5,000.00.

Five different music artists will compete each week during the three-week Semi-Finals for a spot in the Ultimate Band Series Finale concert.  Ultimate Band Series Semi-Finals will take place on Thursday, July 12, 2012; Thursday, July 19, 2012 and Thursday, July 26, 2012 at The RITZ Ybor.  One music artist will advance to the Ultimate Band Series Finale concert at The RITZ Ybor on Saturday, August 18, 2012 based on a combination of audience applause and scoring from the Ultimate Band Series judging panel.

The 2012 Ultimate Band Series judging panel will consist of Jocelyn Brenner (marketing director of event sponsor Hyde Park Village and returning judge), Joran Slane Oppelt (marketing and promotions director for Creative Loafing), Carole Liparoto (Tampa Bay Times music correspondent and tbt Soundcheck columnist) and featured guest judge Jesse Kage from The Kage Kult show on 98 Rock.

Each Ultimate Band Series Semi-Finals is open to all ages, and will be $5.00 admission (advance) and $7.00 (at the door).  Tickets can be purchased at The RITZ Ybor Box-Office or from any participating band.  Doors open at 7pm with the first act taking the stage at 7:30pm.

Sponsors of the 3rd Annual Ultimate Band Series include The Radiant Group, Hyde Park Village, Three Olives Vodka and Square One.  Previous winners of the Ultimate Band Series include bands Mighty Mongo (2010) and The James-Lange Theory (2011). 

For more information and the line-up schedule, please visit www.ritzybor.com/ultimate2012.html