August 25, 2014

Jo Dee Messina at The RITZ Ybor 12/10/2014

THE RITZ YBOR PRESENTS JO DEE MESSINA AT THE RITZ YBOR ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014


  • Venue Pre-Sale:  Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 10am to 10pm
  • General Public On Sale:  Friday, August 29, 2014 at 10am 
  • Ticket Link:  CLICK HERE
Jo Dee Messina fans will soon get what they've been clamoring for as the multiplatinum, award-winning country singer/songwriter released her new full-length album. With its title ME chosen by fans, the album marks Jo Dee's most personal album to date as she wrote or co-wrote many of the songs and will release it on her own newly established label, Dreambound Records. For the first time in her career, Jo Dee is able to boldly do things her own way and pave her own path to success.

Spring 2013 found the fiercely independent, outspoken, and driven artist free from a long-term record deal. Jo Dee became free to make the album she wanted, so the forward-thinking country star took to the crowd-funding website Kickstarter.com to create a new full-length album for her fans, with her fans. "My time. Our Music." campaign allowed her backers to be involved with every step that goes into creating and recording the album, and opportunities to be rewarded with exclusive content and one-of-a-kind opportunities.

Throughout the process, her fans helped Jo Dee surpass her $100,000 goal, making her Kickstarter.com campaign the most successful one to come out of Nashville and at the time of completion, the 15th largest funded music campaign in Kickstarter.com history. The fans were given a voice. Via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Stage-It, her fans selected which songs would be included on the album, submitted artwork for her label logo, selected the album title ME and chose the album's first single "Peace Sign."

"This album is truly for you, the people who appreciate the creative process, as well as my amazing fans," exclaims Jo Dee. "There's no question, I wouldn't be where I am today without your love and support. You've been with me since the beginning. This album is a fresh start for me, and I want us to go on this exciting journey together."

Although this album is a fresh start for Jo Dee, she is no stranger to the entertainment world. Debuting in 1996 with the hit single "Heads Carolina, Tales California," she has charted 9 number one singles, 16 Top 40 singles, and sold more than 5 million records worldwide.

Overall, ME is a journey. It's honest. It's funny. It's sad. It's life. At this point in her life, Jo Dee isn't afraid. She's a woman, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend and an incredibly gifted vocalist and all that awaits her.

Jo Dee Messina:  www.jodeemessina.com
Jo Dee Messina / Facebook:  www.facebook.com/jodeemessina


August 13, 2014

Southern Darkness Festival 2014

SOUTHERN DARKNESS FESTIVAL WILL INCLUDE A VENUE STOP AT THE RITZ YBOR ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2014 


Southern Darkness Fest #SDF:  "The heaviest in the south!" - 1 DAY - 3 VENUES - 27 BANDS

Southern Darkness Fest brings the best of extreme and underground music right to Tampa’s historic district, Ybor City. More than 27 bands will deliver a diverse range of heavy music, Doom, Hardcore, Sludge, Post Rock all the way to Grindcore. With a lineup that is second to none, #SDF plans to leave a mark in Florida’s heavy music scene and turn heads worldwide.
 
Organized by music fans for music fans, SDF sets out to create a special experience for fans and artists alike. The historic district of Ybor is not only the perfect setting for an artistically minded crowd, but also houses Tampa Bay’s best live music venues – all in walking distance from one another.



Tech Jam @ The RITZ Ybor 8/28/2014

13TH ANNUAL TECH JAM @ THE RITZ YBOR ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014


Don’t miss the 13th annual Tech Jam benefiting TechStart Tampa Bay.  Rock out  at their largest event of the year, while helping TechStart raise funds to prepare at-risk youth in the local community to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Join over 400 techies, business professionals, and executives at Tech Jam for great food, themed cocktails, 50/50, silent auction, unlimited networking, a Battle of the Bands competition, and much more!

Register today for this rockin’ event and help us celebrate 13 fantastic years of raising money for the next generation of technology leaders in our community.

General Admission passes are $50:
Hors d’oeuvres catered by Mattison’s • Beer from Rock Brothers Brewing Company • Entertainment all evening long

VIP Party passes are $95:
All general admission perks • One hour open bar • Casino and prize baskets • Dessert and coffee • Access to private bar

Tickets are available online RIGHT HERE.

August 4, 2014

Yellowcard and Memphis May Fire at The RITZ Ybor 10/26/2014

YELLOWCARD AND MEMPHIS MAY FIRE LIVE AT THE RITZ YBOR ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014

Yellowcard and Memphis May Fire will embark on a joint tour that includes a stop at The RITZ Ybor on Sunday, October 26, 2014. 

Yellowcard is an American pop punk/alternative rock band formed in Jacksonville, FL in 1997, and based in Los Angeles since 2000. Their music features the use of a violin, which is unusual for the genre. 

Memphis May Fire is an American metalcore band based in Dallas, TX, and currently signed to Rise Record.  Formed in 2000, they have released four studio albums and two EP's to date. 

Yellowcard and Memphis May Fire will be joined by Emarosa on October 26, 2014. Pre-Party doors open at 6pm, with main doors opening at 7pm. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting at 10am on Friday, August 8, 2014 online RIGHT HERE



For more information on Yellowcard, please visit: www.yellowcardrock.com




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