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.