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
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.
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 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:
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 beon the same bill, and tickets will be available online HERE starting this Friday, July 12, 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.
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.”
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.
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.