July 20, 2015

'Shake It Off' at The 7th Avenue Band Slam Homecoming at The RITZ Ybor on August 29, 2015

THERE’S NO BAD BLOOD AS FORMER 7TH AVENUE BAND SLAM WINNING BANDS REUNITE FOR A TAYLOR SWIFT TRIBUTE HOMECOMING SHOW AT THE RITZ YBOR ON AUGUST 29, 2015

Tampa, FL – The RITZ Ybor will welcome past 7th Avenue Band Slam winners back to their stage for a Taylor Swift tribute show at the 7th Avenue Band Slam Homecoming on Saturday, August 29, 2015.  Performing bands include Mighty Mongo (winners of the very first annual battle of the bands showcase in 2010), Rising Down(2012 winners), Dropin Pickup (2013 winners), and Supros (last year’s winners).  Each band will perform their original songs, and a cover of a Taylor Swift classic.

The 7th Avenue Band Slam Homecoming is open to patrons of all ages.  Doors to the event open at 7pm, with the first band taking stage at 7:30pm.  General Admission tickets to the 7th Avenue Band Slam Homecoming are $10.00 (advance) and $15.00 (at the door).  VIP Balcony tickets are $30.00, include two drink vouchers, and are available for patrons ages 21+ only.  VIP Floor Tables for 4 are $160.00, include a reserved table with eight drink vouchers, and are for patrons ages 21+ only.  General Admission and VIP tickets to the event are available for purchase online at www.yborbandslam.com.  General Admission tickets are also available to purchase from each participating band. 

Sponsors of the 7th Avenue Band Slam Homecoming include The Radiant Group, Square One Creative, Symphonic Distribution, Backline Super Stars, and more.  For more information about this year’s 7th Avenue Band Slam Homecoming, please visit: www.yborbandslam.com.

The 7th Avenue Band Slam launched as a weekly battle of the bands competition spanning four weeks at The RITZ Ybor in 2010.  Winning bands from each week competed against one another at the annual Finale Night where audience applause and judges’ voting determined the winner.  Winning bands won a cash prize, paid gigs, and gift certificates along with other prizes.  Previous 7th Avenue Band Slam winning bands include Mighty Mongo (2010), The James-Lange Theory (2011), Rising Down (2012),Dropin Pickup (2013) and Supros (2014).  The annual 7th Avenue Band Slam competition will resume and take place in the summer of 2016.

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