December 20, 2013

Disclosure CANCELLATION

Due to scheduling conflicts, Disclosure will unfortunately have to cancel their January 26, 2014 Tampa performance at The RITZ Ybor.

Refunds are currently available at point of purchase.  If you have any additional questions, please email me.

 We apologize for any inconvenience.

December 18, 2013

Big Gigantic @ The RITZ Ybor 2/26/2014

BIG GIGANTIC @ THE RITZ YBOR ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014



Livetronica, hip-hop and jazz musical group, BIG GIGANTIC will perform at The RITZ Ybor on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 as part of their The Night is Young Winter Tour 2014.


Tickets go on sale this Friday online RIGHT HERE.




December 9, 2013

Are YOU our new photographer?


With our house concert & special event photographer of five years moving to Europe, we are on the hunt for our new resident photographer. 

Is that YOU?

Please send an e-mail with five concert photos to events@theritzybor.com by December 20, 2013 to apply.



AFI @ The RITZ Ybor 1/22/2013

AFI @ THE RITZ YBOR ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013


AEG Live presents AFI LIVE at The RITZ Ybor on Wednesday, January 22, 2013.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 13 at 10am online RIGHT HERE.


December 3, 2013

VENUE CHANGE: The Devil Wears Prada @ The State Theatre 12/8/2013

The Devil Wears Prada concert originally scheduled at The RITZ Ybor this Sunday, December 8th has since changed venues and will now take place at The State Theatre located at 687 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 33701.  Original tickets will be honored at the door, with tickets still available online.  

We apologize for any inconvenience.  Please visit www.statetheatreconcerts.com for more information.
 

Dropin Pickup to perform at Thursday's Rock The Park


This year's Ultimate Bands Winner, Dropin Pickup will perform at this Thursday's Rock The Park live music series downtown Tampa at Curtis Hixon ParkEaster Island and Displace will also perform at the FREE community event.

Rock the Park is downtown Tampa's FREE monthly music concert series scheduled the first Thursday of every month.  Each month's show runs from 6:30pm until 9pm.

Located at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on 600 Ashley Drive in Tampa, FL, Rock the Park provides a lively atmosphere and a venue to listen to great talent in a beautiful relaxing setting. With stadium styled seating within the park, food and drinks on the premises, and an always exciting vibe, Rock the Park is guaranteed not to disappoint.
For more information, please visit www.rocktheparktampa.com.

 

MOGWAI @ The RITZ Ybor 4/30/2014

MOGWAI @ THE RITZ YBOR ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014



MOGWAI will perform at The RITZ Ybor on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 in support of the new album Rave Tapes, available January 21st.  Tickets to the show are available online RIGHT HERE.


Between The Buried & Me @ The RITZ Ybor 3/20/2014

BETWEEN THE BURIED & ME @ THE RITZ YBOR ON THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014




Between The Buried and Me return to The RITZ Ybor on March 20, 2014 with Deafheaven, Intronaut and The Kindred.  Tickets go onsale online at www.theritzybor.com starting December 17th.

Children of Bodom @ The RITZ Ybor 3/16/2014

CHILDREN OF BODOM @ THE RITZ YBOR ON SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014


The Halo of Blood Over North America 2014 tour featuring Children of Bodom, Death Angel and Tyr' takes over The RITZ Ybor on Sunday, March 16, 2014.  

Tickets available online RIGHT HERE.

A Magic Cure Benefit @ The RITZ Ybor 3/1/2014

A MAGIC CURE BENEFIT @ THE RITZ YBOR ON MARCH 1, 2014 



Reynold Alexander, international illusionist will be rejoining the Lawrence A. Martucci Benefit, Corp. for their 2nd annual production of "A Magic Cure Benefit!"  This spectacular performance will mystify you with a perfect blend of comedy, audience interaction and illusion.  Reynold Alexander celebrates 15 years of living the magic.  Experience Reynold's magic through a complete stage production full of energy and excitement.  Travel to a world of fantasy and disbelief.  Help make childhood cancer disappear and the impossible become reality.

More information available at www.lawrenceamartucci.com

Here is a video from ABC ACTION NEWS about last year's event:
 

Flogging Molly @ The RITZ Ybor 2/16/2014

FLOGGING MOLLY: THE 10TH ANNUAL GREEN 17 TOUR @ THE RITZ YBOR


FLOGGING MOLLY RETURN TO THE RITZ YBOR with their 10th Annual Green 17 Tour on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

Tickets are available online RIGHT HERE.

Skinny Puppy @ The RITZ Ybor 2/8/2014

SKINNY PUPPY @ THE RITZ YBOR ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2014


Skinny Puppy with Special Guests Army of the Universe LIVE at The RITZ Ybor on Saturday, February 8, 2014.  

Tickets are available online RIGHT HERE.



 

Blackberry Smoke @ The RITZ Ybor 1/9/2014

BLACKBERRY SMOKE LIVE @ THE RITZ YBOR ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013



Blackberry Smoke's The Fire In The Hole Tour 2014 lights up The RITZ Ybor on Thursday, January 9, 2014.  Joining Blackberry Smoke will be special guests The Delta Saints.

Tickets are available online RIGHT HERE.

 

Hallucination Before Christmas 2013

Hallucination Before Christmas 2013 on Saturday December 21st, 2013


Early Bird Presale Tickets Starting at ONLY $10 (Very Limited Quantity)

Ticket prices raise as the limited quantity tickets sell out

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS ARE WILL CALL!!!
Names will be left at the door on an alphabetical show will call list UNDER THE CC HOLDERS LAST NAME. ALSO, DO NOT FORGET THREE CANS OF FOOD WITH EACH ENTRY!!!

EVENT INFORMATION:

Where Christmas and Halloween collide in holiday havok! Jingle janglin in your area, causin mass hysteria, back with the celebration that will make you wish that Christmas came more than once a year. The annual Hallucination Recordings holiday pimps up, ho-ho ho-down, and canned food drive. H.B.C. where Christmas and Halloween collide in holiday havoc. With all our tricks, we're making Christmas.

Featuring bangin beats from the land of mackin misfits, Bang ya Jolly head to the funky hallucination hustlas.

LINEUP:


CANNED FOOD DRIVE:
Canned Food Drive benefits Americas Second Harvest. Help feed the less fortunate, don't be a Scrooge! BRING THREE CANS OF FOOD

TICKETS
Limited Quantity Early Bird Tickets only $10 (very limited number available, still required to bring 3 cans of food)
advance ticket holders are always rewarded with Xmas gifts

Tickets this year are on a sliding Scale
$10 : Early Bird (very limited quantity)
$15 : Early Presale (limited quantity)
$20 : Presale (General presale to day of show)
More $$: day of show and at the door or if you do not bring food for the food drive

NAUGHTY? If you show up late (after 11pm) or don't bring the cans of food, you will be punished with a higher cover, so please, don't forget. Americas Second Harvest needs our help now, more than ever. We are asking all to bring three canned food items to the door, even if your ticket was purchase in advance online. We appreciate the help.

18 AND UP / NO DRESS CODE

Hallucination Before Christmas is where Halloween & Christmas meet in a head on collision, so dressing crazy, club kid, goth, freaky, fetish, and in costume is always encouraged. Come to have a good time, and be yourself or your favorite character.

1,000 OF GIFTS
Our designer pimp daddy santa CLAWS knows that you have not been nice... 1000s of gifts from hallucination, our crew of party sponsors, and industry friends are on hand for the taking... Dress with holiday cheer, and freaky fashion in mind, and youll have a better chance at getting a gift.

THE VENUE: THE RITZ YBOR
CZAR IN THE RITZ

This Year, Hallucination Before Christmas will be held at CZAR in The RITZ. This is one of the sickest venues in Tampa Bay, Voted Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay 8 years straight! Come witness a historic holiday event with 3 full rooms of deejays and themes.

Hallucination Before Christmas 2013
SATURDAY DECEMBER 21, 2013

www.HallucinationBeforeChristmas.com

 

October 4, 2013

CANCELED! Emeli Sande' concert @ The RITZ Ybor

Emeli Sandé's Saturday, October 12, 2013 concert at The RITZ Ybor has been cancelled due to a change in touring schedule.  Please seek refunds at point of purchase. 

We apologize for any inconvenience.

September 25, 2013

Dropin Pickup CROWNED as The RITZ Ybor's Ultimate Band

FROM TBO.COM:

Tampa's Dropin Pickup crowned The RITZ Ybor's 'Ultimate Band'


After several weeks of competition, Tampa band Dropin Pickup won The RITZ Ybor's 4th Annual Ultimate Bands Series at The RITZ Ybor on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

The six-piece folk rock band from Tampa beat out other finalists Lions After Dark, from Clearwater, Airsickness, from Palmetto, and Stonegrey, from Land O' Lakes, to claim the grand prize worth more than $4,000 in future gigs, studio time and cash.


For the finals, the bands performed two original songs and one cover song by an '80s hair band. Dropin Pickup performed “You Give Love a Bad Name” by Bon Jovi, along with original songs “Poseidon” and “Alexander Supertramp.”

Previous winners of the Ultimate Bands Series include Mighty Mongo (2010), The James-Lange Theory (2011) and Rising Down (2012). 

Check out Dropin Pickup on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM.

 

Disclosure @ The RITZ Ybor 1/26/2014

DISCLOSURE @ THE RITZ YBOR ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2013




British electronic duo Disclosure make a much-anticipated stop at The RITZ Ybor on Sunday, January 26, 2014 with Vic Mensa and Samo Sound Boy.  Their current album, Settle is available on iTunes and Spotify.

Tickets to their show are available online for purchase HERE.

Amon Amarth with Enslaved @ The RITZ Ybor 1/25/2014

DECEIVER OF THE GODS TOUR FEATURING AMON AMARTH AND ENSLAVED @ THE RITZ YBOR ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2014


The North American Deceiver of the Gods Tour featuring Amon Amarth and Enslaved with Skeletonwitch will stop by The RITZ Ybor on Saturday, January 25, 2014.

Tickets are available online for purchase HERE.

August Burns Red @ The RITZ Ybor 12/7/2013

AUGUST BURNS RED RETURN TO THE RITZ YBOR ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2013


August Burns Red return to The RITZ Ybor on December 7, 2013 with blessthefall, Defeater and Beartooth.  

Tickets are available online for purchase HERE.

twenty | one | pilots @ The RITZ Ybor 11/21/2013

97X PRESENTS TWENTY ONE PILOTS @ THE RITZ YBOR ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013



97X presents Twenty One Pilots at The RITZ Ybor with Robert Delong + Sirah on Thursday, November 21, 2013.  This will mark the musical duo's first performance at the historic venue.

Tickets to their show are available for purchase online HERE.

August 13, 2013

The RITZ Ybor WELCOMES CZAR to The Ritz Theatre

The RITZ Ybor welcomes CZAR’s Weekly Parties to their Entertainment Line-up
The Ritz Theatre Poised to become Tampa Bay’s Most Popular Live Concert, Nightlife Entertainment & Special Events Venue

Tampa, FL (August 13, 2013) – The RITZ Ybor
is excited to announce the addition of CZAR’s Weekly Parties to the entertainment and nightlife line-up at the historic Ritz Theatre.  The addition of CZAR’s nightlife dominance will see the popular nightclub’s weekly parties changing venues and moving to the Ritz Theatre.  The RITZ Ybor will continue to host concerts by today’s most popular acts, as well as private parties and specials events.  The Ritz Theatre underwent an extensive interior renovation over the summer with major building upgrades including the installation of a 40’x40’ state-of-the-art LED ceiling in the Theatre.
 

The Grand Opening of CZAR at The Ritz will take place on Friday, August 16, 2013, coinciding with their very popular weekly Filthy Richard Party.  CZAR’s Atomic Wednesdays and The People’s Party on Saturdays will continue to take place weekly at their new home at the Ritz Theatre.

Icona Pop’s Iconic Tour with K.Flay and Sirah on Sunday, August 18, 2013 will mark The RITZ Ybor’s very first concert since the addition of CZAR.  The RITZ Ybor’s upcoming concert schedule includes a diverse roster from top EDM DJ’s Zedd (9/7), Thomas Gold (9/18), Gramatik (9/25) and Rusko (10/8), must-see singer-songwriters Emeli Sande’ (10/12), Matt Nathanson (10/17) and Jessie Ware (10/23), and popular rock bands Sick Puppies (10/2), Hinder and Candlebox (10/16), GWAR (11/5) and The Devil Wears Prada (12/7).  Notable special events scheduled this fall include TBTF’s annual Tech Jam (8/22), Because of Ezra’s Karaoke for the Kure benefit (8/31), The Krewe of Sea SaveYours Steampunk Jubilee (9/14) and the Cocktails & Couture hair and fashion show benefit as part of Fashion Week Tampa Bay (9/15).

“The venue renovations and upgrades, along with the addition of CZAR’s must-attend weekly parties to The RITZ Ybor’s diverse concert, private party and special event portfolio will only solidify the historic Ritz Theatre as the top nightlife and entertainment venue in the entire Tampa Bay area,” says Stephanie Petrucelli, director of operations at The RITZ Ybor. “Staff from both companies are thrilled to work together to create an unforgettable experience for all generations at one of Ybor City’s historic and most treasured landmarks.”

  

Timeflies @ The RITZ Ybor 11/4/2013

TIMEFLIES @ THE RITZ YBOR ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013


Timeflies will perform at The RITZ Ybor on Monday, November 4, 2013 with pop-rap group Chiddy Bang.  The American "electric hip-pop dub-something" duo consisting of producer Rob Resnick and vocalist Cal Shapiro recently released their One Night EP which debuted at #1 on the iTunes charts.

Tickets for Timeflies' November 4th show go on sale this Friday RIGHT HERE at 10am.

The RITZ Ybor's 4th Annual ULTIMATE BANDS SERIES: Weekly Semi-Final

FIFTEEN BANDS WILL FACE OFF AT THE RITZ YBOR’S 4th ANNUAL ULTIMATE BANDS SERIES


Tampa, FL - Fifteen local and regional bands were selected from a record number of band entries to compete at this year’s 4th Annual Ultimate Bands Series at The RITZ Ybor.  The Series will kick-off with a three-week Semi-Final that starts on Wednesday, August 21st  and will continue on Wednesday, August 28th and Wednesday, September 4th, 2013.  Each Semi-Final week, five different bands will compete against one another where one band will advance to the Ultimate Bands Series Finals on September 21, 2013 based on audience applause and scoring from the Ultimate Bands Series judges.  At the Finals, one band will win the entire Ultimate Bands Series along with the Ultimate Grand Prize which includes $500.00 cash, studio recording time courtesy of The Burb Rehearsal Studio, a digital distribution & design package courtesy of Symphonic Distribution, gift cards and gift certificates, paid performances at future gigs: Rock The Park at Curtis Hixon Park, concerts sponsored by THX MGMT, No Clubs and Historic Holiday Spirit, a show at Club Detroit, a Pre-Party concert at The RITZ Ybor and much more.  The Ultimate Grand Prize is valued at over $3,000.00.

This year’s Ultimate Bands Series judges will be headed by Jesse Kage from The Kage Kult show on 98 Rock, who returns to the judges’ table for the second year in a row.

Participating bands at this year’s Ultimate Bands Series Semi-Finals are:



•    Semi-Final Week 1 – Wednesday, August 21, 2013:  Antic (Ocala), Bangarang (Tampa), Dropin Pickup (Tampa), Sleepy Hill (Tampa) and 5 Pound Trigger (Tampa)

•  Semi-Final Week 2 – Wednesday, August 28, 2013:  Lions After Dark (Clearwater), NoNeed (Tampa), Smash The Pink (Tampa), Stonegrey (Land O’ Lakes) and Sweet Oblique (Ybor City)

•   Semi-Final Week 3 – Wednesday, September 4, 2013:  Airsickness (Palmetto), Drastic Fall (Tampa), Nervous Energy (Clearwater), Ryan Michalski & The Spaceking (Tampa) and Skinny & The Chubbies (Tampa)

Each Ultimate Band Series Semi-Final is open to all ages, and will be $5.00 admission (advance) and $6.00 (at the door).  Tickets can be purchased online at www.theritzybor.com or from any participating band.  Doors open at 7pm with the first band taking the stage at 7:15pm.

Sponsors of the 4th Annual Ultimate Bands Series include The Burb Rehearsal Studio, Symphonic Distribution, The Radiant Group, Ybor City Historic Holiday Spirit, THX MGMT, No Clubs, Daddy Kool Records, Kage Kult Entertainment, James Geiger Photography and Square One.  Previous winners of the Ultimate Bands Series include bands Mighty Mongo (2010), The James-Lange Theory (2011) and Rising Down (2012).

For more information about this year’s Ultimate Bands Series, please visit:  www.theritzybor.com/ultimatebands2013.html.

August 12, 2013

Hinder + Candlebox @ The RITZ Ybor 10/16/2013

THE RITZ YBOR PRESENTS HINDER + CANDLEBOX @ THE RITZ YBOR ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013


Hinder:  After selling millions of albums with Extreme Behavior and Take It To The Limit, touring the world for five years and living large, the rowdy Oklahoma boys in Hinder faced the reality of a subdued life at home. They had a new album to finish and also needed to adjust to a civilian existence after an endless party. It was more of a startling transition than they expected, but it also gave them some time to contemplate their lives and what the future may hold. The result of all that soul searching comes in the form of their latest hard rock gem, All American Nightmare.


Candlebox:  Love Stories & Other Musings, the fifth studio album from Candlebox, evidences a newfound level of maturity for the band, formed in 1991 in Seattle. At the same time, listening to it with the volume knob cranked up emphatically reveals that frontman Kevin Martin, lead guitarist Peter Klett, drummer Scott Mercado, and their bandmates, remain filled with the youthful exuberance that marked their first go-round in the 1990s, a decade during which they ran off a string of alt-rock classics while selling north of 5 million albums.


Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 16, 2013 at 10am:  www.theritzybor.com

August 9, 2013

Thomas Gold @ The RITZ Ybor 9/18/2013

THOMAS GOLD @ THE RITZ YBOR ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013


No Clubs & Vizion 1 Present Thomas Gold at The RITZ Ybor on  Wednesday, September 18, 2013.  Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, August 9, 2013 RIGHT HERE.  A limited number of early bird tickets are available for $20.00.

No boundaries too bold, no crowd too grand, no pop icon untouchable. This is the ethos that has sent Berlin’s Thomas Gold upon a globetrotting overhaul takeover of modern dance music. Praised for his explosive live sets and faultless studio etiquette, this strong addition to the Axtone clan remains the epitome of an artist giving his all to electronic music both sides of the Atlantic.

August 8, 2013

Ultimate Bands Series: 2013 Semi-Finals Line-up

FIFTEEN BANDS WILL FACE OFF AT THE RITZ YBOR’S 4th ANNUAL ULTIMATE BANDS SERIES


Tampa, FL - Fifteen local and regional bands were selected from a record number of band entries to compete at this year’s 4th Annual Ultimate Bands Series at The RITZ Ybor.  The Series will kick-off with a three-week Semi-Final that starts on Wednesday, August 21st  and will continue on Wednesday, August 28th and Wednesday, September 4th, 2013.  Each Semi-Final week, five different bands will compete against one another where one band will advance to the Ultimate Bands Series Finals on September 21, 2013 based on audience applause and scoring from the Ultimate Bands Series judges.  At the Finals, one band will win the entire Ultimate Bands Series along with the Ultimate Grand Prize which includes $500.00 cash, studio recording time courtesy of The Burb Rehearsal Studio, a digital distribution & design package courtesy of Symphonic Distribution, gift cards and gift certificates, paid performances at future gigs: Rock The Park at Curtis Hixon Park, concerts sponsored by THX MGMT, No Clubs and Historic Holiday Spirit, a show at Club Detroit, a Pre-Party concert at The RITZ Ybor and much more.  The Ultimate Grand Prize is valued at over $3,000.00.

This year’s Ultimate Bands Series judges will be headed by Jesse Kage from The Kage Kult show on 98 Rock, who returns to the judges’ table for the second year in a row.

Participating bands at this year’s Ultimate Bands Series Semi-Finals are:
  • Semi-Final Week 1 – Wednesday, August 21, 2013:  Antic (Ocala), Bangarang (Tampa), Dropin Pickup (Tampa), Sleepy Hill (Tampa) and 5 Pound Trigger (Tampa)
  • Semi-Final Week 2 – Wednesday, August 28, 2013:  Lions After Dark (Clearwater), NoNeed (Tampa), Smash The Pink (Tampa), Stonegrey (Land O’ Lakes) and Sweet Oblique (Ybor City)
  • Semi-Final Week 3 – Wednesday, September 4, 2013:  Airsickness (Palmetto), Drastic Fall (Tampa), Nervous Energy (Tampa), Ryan Michalski & The Spaceking (Tampa) and Skinny & The Chubbies (Tampa)

Each Ultimate Band Series Semi-Final is open to all ages, and will be $5.00 admission (advance) and $6.00 (at the door).  Tickets can be purchased online at www.theritzybor.com or from any participating band.  Doors open at 7pm with the first band taking the stage at 7:15pm.

Sponsors of the 4th Annual Ultimate Bands Series include The Burb Rehearsal Studio, Symphonic Distribution, The Radiant Group, Ybor City Historic Holiday Spirit, THX MGMT, No Clubs, Daddy Kool Records, Kage Kult Entertainment, James Geiger Photography and Square One.  Previous winners of the Ultimate Bands Series include bands Mighty Mongo (2010), The James-Lange Theory (2011) and Rising Down (2012).

For more information about this year’s Ultimate Bands Series, please visit:  www.theritzybor.com/ultimatebands2013.html

 

August 5, 2013

Emeli Sande @ The RITZ Ybor 10/12/2013

EMELI SANDE @ THE RITZ YBOR ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2013


British singer-songwriter Emeli Sande will perform at The RITZ Ybor on Saturday, October 12, 2013.  Her debut album Our Version of Events is the UK's biggest selling debut album of 2012, winning Emeli the BRITs Critics' Choice Award and securing her a slot on Coldplay's US Tour.  She recently performed at the White House in Washington, D.C., as one of the featured artists at the award ceremony when President Obama presented Carole King with the Library of Congress Gershwin Medal.

Tickets will be available for purchase online RIGHT HERE this Friday, August 9, 2013 at 10am.


July 31, 2013

GWAR at The RITZ Ybor 11/5/2013

GWAR AT THE RITZ YBOR ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013 



GWAR will return to The RITZ Ybor on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 with whitechapel, Iron Reagan and A Band of Orcs.  Tickets for the concert go on sale this Friday, August 2nd online RIGHT HERE.






July 30, 2013

The Devil Wears Prada @ The RITZ Ybor 12/8/2013

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA @ THE RITZ YBOR ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013



The Devil Wears Prada return to The RITZ Ybor on Sunday, December 8, 2013 with The Ghost Inside, Volumes and Texas in July in support of their upcoming 8:18 album.  Tickets go on sale this Friday online at www.theritzybor.com.

In the meantime, head on over to Rolling Stone Online where you can watch the music video premiere of their new single, "Martyrs":  CLICK HERE



July 29, 2013

Save The Date: Grand Opening of Filthy Richard Party 8/16/2013

THE COMRADES ARE COMING!


Please save the date for the Grand Opening of CZAR and the Filthy Richard Party at their new home at The RITZ Ybor on Friday, August 16, 2013!



A Filthy Quickie - Spring 2012 from Hallucination Media on Vimeo.

July 22, 2013

Sick Puppies @ The RITZ Ybor 10/3/2013

SICK PUPPIES @ THE RITZ YBOR ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013


Australian rock band, Sick Puppies will perform at The RITZ Ybor on Wednesday, October 3, 2013.  Tickets will go onsale RIGHT HERE on July 26, and will be $20.00 (General Admission: advance), $30.00 (VIP Balcony - 21+) and $25.00 (General Admission: day of show).

The band's third album, Connect was released last week.

July 11, 2013

Mikky Ekko added to Jessie Ware concert @ The RITZ Ybor 10/23/2013

MIKKY EKKO ADDED TO JESSIE WARE CONCERT AT THE RITZ YBOR ON OCTOBER 23, 2013



Singer-songwriter Mikky Ekko, best known for writing and performing the duet hit single "Stay" with superstar Rihanna has been added to the opening support of Jessie Ware's October 23, 2013 concert at The RITZ Ybor.

Mikky recently released the music video for his brand new single "Kids."

The Krewe of Sea SaveYours Steampunk Jubilee @ The RITZ Ybor 9/14/2013

THE KREWE OF SEA SAVEYOURS STEAMPUNK JUBILEE @ THE RITZ YBOR ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2013


The Krewe of Sea SaveYours invites you to a Steampunk Jubilee at The RITZ Ybor on Saturday, September 14, 2013:
  • 6:30pm - VIP / Krewe Members
  • 8:00pm - General Admission
Dress up in your favorite Steam Punk formal wear and come out to Dance and/or Listen to the Live Band performance.  Lots of FUN and great entertainment promised.

Sea Save Yours Conservation Society is a non profit organization committed to informing the public of boating and trailer regulations, with an emphasis on safety and precautions, while increasing awareness of our footprint upon our coastal environment.

Tickets are $35 before July 15, $45 after July 15 and $50 at the door.

Tickets are available for purchase online RIGHT HERE.

For more information about The Krewe of Sea SaveYours, please visit: 

 

July 9, 2013

Gramatik: The Age of Reason Fall 2013 Tour @ The RITZ Ybor 9/25/2013

GRAMATIK @ THE RITZ YBOR ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013


Gramatik will bring his The Age of Reason Fall Tour 2013 to The RITZ Ybor on Wednesday, September 25, 2013.  HeRobust and Exmag will be on the same bill, and tickets will be available online HERE starting this Friday, July 12, 2013.

For more information on Gramatik, please visit www.gramatik.net.


July 1, 2013

BIG PRE-FEST in Little Ybor @ The RITZ Ybor 10/29-30/2013

BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR ON OCTOBER 29 & 30, 2013



The Fest is an annual music festival in Gainesville, Florida, organized by No Idea Records that will take place over two days in Ybor City.  It is a predominantly punk rock festival, though there are also a good number of indie rock, country, and metal acts. The Fest first took place in 2002 and has since attracted a large number of punk bands throughout the years.

For more information about BIG PRE-FEST in Little Ybor, please CLICK HERE.

 

The RITZ Ybor & Czar Combine & Merge to become Czar at The RITZ...

BREAKING NEWS FROM CREATIVE LOAFING:

Big changes are afoot in Ybor City’s nightlife. A new business merger between The RITZ Ybor and Czar finds both the venue and nightclub re-opening as one grandiose complex that takes the best from both worlds — concerts by headline talent and DJ-curated dance nights like Filthy Richard and The Peoples' Party — and puts it all beneath one roof, at The RITZ. The recreated venture will be called Czar at The RITZ.

Sandi Hein, who currently manages Czar and will be leading the charge at the new entertainment venue, confirmed the news today. “We start doing the renovations at The Ritz on Monday. We’re going in and spending a lot of money to make it look like a nightclub instead of a live music venue.”

Hein said she and her crew always knew the building on Seventh Avenue and 15th Street wasn’t their permanent home. “We’ve had several different boutique hotels and other developers come look at the space, and there were a couple of scares where we were like, ‘Okay we have to move out now!’”

The move was confirmed and accelerated recently when building owner/Ybor nightlife entrepreneur Alan Kahana received a grant from the city to restore the historic Czar building and made plans to move the nightclub out. He wanted to keep its organizational infrastructure intact, however, and told Hein, “‘Just let us know where you want to go, we’ll put Czar wherever you want to.’”

In the end, they were approached by the Capitanos, owners of The RITZ building. Hein said it came as a surprise. “We didn’t even think that that was on the table; we thought that was a pipe dream, to be able to move right there. Because we all feel as strongly about that building [The RITZ] as we do about our building [Czar].”

Hein called it a complete merger, since both businesses will stay essentially the same. The three-room, three-nights-a-week nightclub format of Czar will remain, and The RITZ will continue to host concerts. “It’s a perfect marriage. I think we all got super lucky and we’re all really excited about it.”

There will be a few changes, however. As far as the live music goes, Czar at The RITZ will generally try to avoid hosting concerts on Fridays — the most popular and well-attended club night of the week — but Hein is quick to acknowledge that they are already looking at making exceptions to that rule, depending on the artist. “Any other night, most of the shows at The RITZ will end at about 11, and with us, our crowd doesn’t even come in until about 11, so it will be a really easy transition. There might be a couple of DJ shows here and there that will run late or we’ll incorporate into the night, but for the most part, it will be super easy for us to do.”

The RITZ is also getting rehabbed to make it more night-club suitable. “We’re doing a complete renovation of the inside,” Hein said, “so we’re taking out walls and building bars, make it easier for people at live shows to get cocktails, make it easier for people to circulate around. We’re bringing over our complete sound system and supplementing those because this place is much bigger. We’re putting a 40’x40’ LED ceiling into the main room, which is pretty cool, and we’re bringing over our video mapping that we do on Friday nights.”

Renovations at The RITZ start Monday. of Montreal performs the last live show at the old Czar building on July 6, and the club closes its doors a few weeks after that. The idea is to re-open as Czar at The RITZ within a week of the move, with the grand opening tentatively set for the first or second week of August. “We’re still playing around with a firm date.”

Rusko @ The RITZ Ybor 10/8/2013

RUSKO @ THE RITZ YBOR ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013

Dieterle Collective presents RUSKO featuring Tonn Piper w/ Roni Size and Dynamite MC at The RITZ Ybor on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 10pm to 2am. General Admission tickets are $25.00. This is an Ages 18+ event with valid ID required.

RUSKO's NEW EP Lift Me Up available on July 2nd. Download his new track "Take Off" for free: www.ruskoonfire.com/take-off/

For more information on RUSKO, please visit www.ruskoonfire.com

ZEDD @ The RITZ Ybor 9/7/2013

From tbt Soundcheck:

ZEDD COMING TO THE RITZ YBOR IN TAMPA ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2013



As a DJ, Zedd is in demand around the globe, from Ibiza to Miami. As a producer and pop hitmaker, he's big enough to command a spot opening for Lady Gaga on tour -- and perhaps you saw him as the only EDM act at last December's 93.3-FLZ Jingle Ball. That'll happen when you've produced some of the biggest pop-EDM crossover hits of the past year, including Spectrum with Matthew Koma and Clarity with Foxes.

So you can expect this to be one of the hottest EDM shows of the fall: Zedd is coming to The RITZ Ybor on Sept. 7. Tickets are $25, and they'll go onsale Friday. Click here.

What can you expect from this show? Frankly, we're ready for anything. Last week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Zedd and Foxes teamed up with the Roots for a live, stripped-down rendition of Clarity, before Zedd hopped behind a riser and blasted out the chiptune-heavy The Legend of Zelda, a tribute to the Nintendo game of the same name. Click here to check out the performance.


June 24, 2013

Jessie Ware @ The RITZ Ybor 10/23/2013

JESSIE WARE @ THE RITZ YBOR ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013

From tbt Soundcheck:  

It may be premature to slot Jessie Ware in for a Best New Artist Grammy nomination, but as a young, British pop singer who mixes soulful, old-school R&B with forward-thinking trip-hop beats, she certainly fits the profile.

Along with artists like Emeli Sande, Willy Moon, Olly Murs and The Heavy, Ware is leading a new class of U.K. soul-pop artists picking up where Adele and Amy Winehouse left off. Ware is already playing a slew of festivals this year, including Glastonbury and Lollapalooza, in support of her acclaimed new album Devotion.

And now she's coming to Tampa.

Ware will perform at The RITZ Ybor on Wednesday, October 23, it was announced Monday.  Tickets are $19.50-$22, and they'll go onsale this Friday RIGHT HERE.

Matt Nathanson with Joshua Radin @ The RITZ Ybor 10/17/2013

MATT NATHANSON WITH JOSHUA RADIN @ THE RITZ YBOR ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013

Folk-rock singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson brings his Last of the Great Pretenders Tour with Joshua Radin to The RITZ Ybor on Thursday, October 17, 2013.  

Tickets are $21.00 General Admission and $45.00 VIP Balcony, and can be purchased online RIGHT HERE.







"Mission Bells" by Matt Nathanson 




"Tomorrow is Gonna Be Better" by Joshua Radin

Karaoke for the Kure @ The RITZ Ybor 8/31/2013

BECAUSE OF EZRA PRESENTS KARAOKE FOR THE KURE BENEFIT @ THE RITZ YBOR ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2013


Karaoke For The Kure is back, better than ever, with live-band karaoke at amazing venues from coast to coast. Ever dream of being a rock star? Here is your chance to share the same stages graced by music legends. If singing is not your thing, what a great opportunity to bid on some actors, writers, executives, housewives, politicians, or musicians to sing any song of your choice!

Because of Ezra presents Karaoke for the Kure: a benefit for Pediatric Cancer Research at The RITZ Ybor on Saturday, August 31, 2013 from 7 to 10pm.

For more information, please visit www.becauseofezra.org/k

Tech Jam: Speakeasy Soiree @ The RITZ Ybor 8/22/2013


TechStart Tampa Bay annually presents Tech Jam to fund student scholarships and support our ongoing initiatives throughout the year. Check out last years event video here, and our website at www.techstarttampabay.org.

TechStart Tampa Bay is hosting the 12th annual Tech Jam: Speakeasy Soiree on August 22, 2013 at The RITZ Ybor, and we need your help! If you are interested in getting more involved with TBTF and volunteering for a great cause, the 2013 Tech Jam Committee would love to have you help us organize TechStarts largest annual fundraising event!

This year, we are putting on the Ritz with a 1920’s theme, including a swanky jazz band, silent auction, Speakeasy VIP Casino, and much more. If you are interested in joining one of our committees, contact Torianne Valdez, 2013 Tech Jam Chair (tvaldez@360advanced.com), or Melodie Hillier, TechStart Tampa Bay Event and Program Manager (mhiller@techstarttampabay.org).

Tech Jam is the largest fund raising effort for TechStart Tampa Bay, a 501©3 nonprofit organization that provides numerous programs for middle and high school students including two-year and four-year college scholarships, mentoring and education programs, computer labs and training and much more!

SILENT AUCTION - If you would like to donate to the silent auction, please contact Melodie Hillier at mhillier@techstarttampabay.org

Pole for a Purpose @ The RITZ Ybor 8/10/2013


The 3rd annual Pole for a Purpose is the largest Pole Dance Fitness Showcase in Florida and will benefit CASA St. Petersburg. The event will take place on Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 7pm to 11pm, and feature over 50 performers in large studio groups, solo performances and Guest Performances by Natasha Wang and Sarah Jade.

Tickets are now on sale at http://poleforapurpose.eventbrite.com, VIP tickets will be available soon.


Ken Walters' 16th Annual Celebrate Sinatra @ The RITZ Ybor 7/27/2013

Ken Walter's 16th Annual Celebrate Sinatra gala returns to The RITZ Ybor on July 27, 2013 from 8pm to 1am.  The event will feature complimentary signature martinis during the first hour, cash bar, passed hors d'oeuvres by Bernini, cigar bar, valet parking and is black tie optional.




8 pm: Dancing to the Latin Lovers in the Copa Room
9 pm: Dancing to the great American standards performed by Tom Tirattos 17 piece big band orchestra with Ashley Locheed and Paul Phillips on the main stage

Tickets are available online at www.theritzybor.com:
$50 per person ($60 after July 23rd on-line and at the door beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday)
$500 per reserved table of four
$750 per reserved table of six

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and The Florida Orchestra.  For more information, please call (813)-251-0500.

You may want to consider using Cab Plus at (813)288-8888 for your car service. Please drink responsibly, do not drink and drive!

June 4, 2013

ICONA POP at The RITZ Ybor 8/18/2013

ICONA POP LIVE @ THE RITZ YBOR ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2013


Swedish DJ duo, Icona Pop, will bring The ICONIC Tour with K.Flay and Sirah to The RITZ Ybor on Sunday, August 18, 2013.  Their single "I Love It" with Charli XCX is a global smash, and Icona Pop have performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Good Morning America.  Their latest single "Girlfriend" is now available for download. 

Pre-Party doors open at 6pm with Main Doors opening at 7pm.  Tickets are $19.50 in advance, $22.00 day of show, and available for purchase online HERE.

April 29, 2013

UPDATE: The RITZ Ybor Box-Office Hours


UPDATE The RITZ Ybor Box-Office will NOW be open 12pm to 5pm on day of shows. All tickets are available for purchase online at www.theritzybor.com.  Please continue e-mailing tickets@theritzybor.com for any info on upcoming concerts & special events!

April 17, 2013

ZZ WARD @ THE RITZ YBOR ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013


The RITZ Ybor presents ZZ Ward at The RITZ Ybor on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 as part of the 2013 Royal Room Live Concert Series.
 
ZZ Ward (born Zsuszsanna Eva Ward in Pennsylvania) is an American singer, musician and songwriter who has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the CONAN show.  She recently released her debut album Till the Casket Drops featuring the hit single "Put The Gun Down."

The RITZ Ybor’s 2013 Royal Room Live Concert Series takes place in the venue’s front room known as the Royal Room.  This series comes on the heels and success of previous concerts in the Royal Room that garnered a very enthusiastic response from patrons who all applauded the more intimate concert setting and atmosphere.

Doors for ZZ Ward open at 6:30pm with the show tentatively scheduled to start at 7:30pm.
 
General Admission tickets are $13.00 (advance) and $15.00 (day of show) and can be purchased online at www.thertizybor.com or at The RITZ Ybor Box-Office open 1pm to 6pm every Wednesday thru Saturday, and at 12pm on day of shows.  Tickets can also be purchased via phone by calling The RITZ Ybor Box-Office at (813) 248-9210.
 
For more information on ZZ Ward, please visit www.zzward.com

WMNF 88.5FM Tropical Heatwave @ The RITZ Ybor 5/11/2013

WMNF 88.5FM's TROPICAL HEATWAVE RETURNS TO THE RITZ YBOR ON SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013



Since 1982, Tropical Heatwave has been a rite of spring for fans of eclectic music. Tropical Heatwave now spreads all over Ybor City, presenting an incredible lineup of diverse entertainment with more than 60 bands on multiple stages. The event has not only become one that brings all of Ybor City alive with great music and parties, it has also become a near perfect example of the public radio-local community/business partnership that is now emulated in other markets throughout the country. This year’s two-day event will include several venues located on Ybor City’s 7th Avenue, with stages in several historic locations and enclosed parking lots – including The RITZ Ybor on Saturday, May 11, 2013.

The RITZ Ybor Lineup:
  • 5:30-6:45pm: Suenalo (Afro-Latin-funk)
  • 7:10-8:20pm: Nikki Hill (Soul, blues and rockabilly)
  • 8:45-10:00pm: Ana Popovic (Scorching blues)
  • 10:25-11:40pm: Cody ChesnuTT (Soul, funk, rock)
  • 12:00am-1:30am: Cope (jamband rock/funk)

Other participating venues include the Cuban Club on Friday, May 10, 2013 and Creative Loafing's CL Space, the Cuban Club, El Pasaje Plaza, New World Brewery, The Crowbar and The Roosevelt 2.0 on Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Friday: $20 advance, $30 at the gate
Saturday: $30 advance, $40 at the gate
Weekend Pass: $40 advance, $50 at the gate
Youth ticket $12 single day, $18 weekend pass (ages 12-20) - youth tickets not available online, by phone 813-238-9001 M-F 9am-5pm or in person only

Ticket Link: http://www.wmnf.org/heatwave/tickets

April 12, 2013

Cigar City Blues Band: Cinco de Mayo @ The RITZ Ybor 5/5/2013


CIGAR CITY BLUES BAND LIVE @ THE RITZ YBOR ON SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013


Cigar City Blues Band will perform LIVE from the Royal Room of The RITZ Ybor on Cinco de Mayo, Sunday, May 5, 2013.  Doors for the concert open at 4:30pm, and the show is scheduled to start at 5pm.  Tickets are only $10 at the door with proceeds to help benefit Breast Cancer Awareness.

April 9, 2013

Face to Face at The RITZ Ybor 5/31/2013

FACE TO FACE LIVE AT THE RITZ YBOR ON FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013


Punk rockers Face to Face will perform at The RITZ Ybor on Saturday, May 31, 2013 with Teenage Bottlerocket, Blacklist Royals and Joshua Black Wilkins.  Tickets are available for purchase ONLINE starting at 10am on Friday, April 12, 2013.

April 2, 2013

97X Freebie Weebie: Paper Tongues concert @ The RITZ Ybor 4/6/2013


Coors Light presents 97X Freebie Weebie with Paper Tongues, Tallhart and Lions After Dark at The RITZ Ybor on Saturday, April 6, 2013.  CLICK HERE for a listing of Ticket Drop location to pick-up YOUR FREE TICKET to the show.