Concerts in Bartow

Rascal Flatts with Sheryl Crow and Gloriana on Friday, September 12 (Up to 50% Off)

Rascal Flatts

MIDFLORIDA Amphitheatre

$40.25 $20

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Country hitmakers Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, and Gloriana bring their award-winning stylings to outdoor audiences

Reggae Rise Up Featuring Rebelution and Steel Pulse at Raymond James Stadium on 9/27 at 1 p.m. (Up to 42% Off)

Reggae Rise Up

Raymond James Stadium

$41.05 $24

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Rebelution, Steel Pulse, Collie Buddz, Zion I Crew, Ballyhoo, and more will deliver positive vibes at the sixth festival series

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist at House of Blues Orlando on September 14 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist

House of Blues Orlando

$35 $17

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DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist collaborate using Afrika Bambaataa’s original record collection to celebrate his & Zulu Nation's 40th anniversary

Born to Ride Jam feat. Bachman & Turner at England Brothers Park on Saturday, November 1, at Noon (Up to 38% Off)

Born to Ride Jam feat. Bachman & Turner

England Brothers Park

$159 $99

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VIP area with food, drinks, and a private restroom at a festival starring Bachman & Turner, Blue Oyster Cult, Billy Squier, and Foghat

Retro Futura Tour 2014 at Hard Rock Live Orlando on September 10 at 8 p.m. (Up to 60% Off)

Retro Futura Tour

Hard Rock Live Orlando

$37.15 $15

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An afternoon of popular British new-wave acts from the '80s, including Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey, Howard Jones, and Ultravox's Midge Ure

Breeders Cup at the Ranch for One or Two at Premier Sports Campus on November 1, at 12 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Derby Day at the Ranch

Premier Sports Campus

$150 $99

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Watch the Breeders Cup World Championships on a giant LCD screen, with music from local favorites

Select Local Merchants

The independent Evolution stimulates the Lakeland scene by selling an eclectic selection of both mainstream and underground music while providing an intimate venue for local and touring musicians to present their craft. Evolution's stock consists of T-shirts ($10+), CDs and vinyl records ($1+), and posters for music fans to coat their empty walls with artist admiration. Peruse Evolution's thousands of vinyls, from timeless classics, including The Beatles and AC/DC, to exciting new artists (though Bob Dole's ambient-metal album is currently sold out). Evolution hosts shows nearly every weekend, featuring artists advancing the cause of rock, hip-hop, folk, and more.

119 S Kentucky Ave
Lakeland,
FL
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Though entertainment fads come and go, movie theaters remain, tempting audiences with fantastical stories new and old. The film buffs behind the Tampa Pitcher Show understand this craving for narrative connection, filling their movie hall and bar space’s calendar with first-run films, alternative events, and live music that helped them take home the prize for Best Kept Secret in Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay 2011 Reader’s Poll. Within the theater, projectors hum to life with current hits and cult classics every night; weekends welcome special happenings that include Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow-casts, art bazaars, and comedy shows. The Take 2 Lounge dispenses a sprawling menu of bar fare, including burgers, pizzas, and beers such as Magic Hat #9, Southern Tier, and Florida Avenue Ale flowing from 13 tap lines.

14416 N Dl
Tampa,
FL
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Running off the infectious sonic fumes from his I Am Not a Human Being album and upcoming full-length Tha Carter IV, Lil Wayne lands his spaceship for a speaker-blowing stop on the extended leg of his summer tour. The Grammy winner touts an impressive curriculum vitae, punctuated by CEO status, unabashed genre crossing, and standout lyrics woven together with sagacious metaphors. Although Tunechi fans can anticipate a high-octane performance rife with hit singles as well as mixtape favorites, the tour's white-hot opening acts acclimate concertgoers with equal parts R & B silk, rap grit, and synth-powered spunk. Frequent Lil Wayne collaborator and Miami boss Rick Ross partners with breakout diva Keri Hilson, club-bangers Far East Movement, and velvet-voiced Lloyd for a hard-hitting evening that rivals at-home puppet shows outfitted with homemade pyrotechnics.

4802 N US Highway 301
Tampa,
FL
US

Champion over the ghoulish attractions gracing all 18 holes at Monster Mini Golf. The Winter Garden location contains enough geometric challenges to make the course interesting for all ages. Navigate your illuminated golf ball past horrible goblins, a disgruntled swamp monster, impolite specters, and a scarecrow jack-in-the-box, or just stand in awe at the 3-D spectacle. Be sure to listen for Monster Mini Golf’s own in-house radio station, "W.I.R.D. (Weird Radio)," whose live, on-site DJ hands out prizes for random reasons on the links.

1297 Winter Garden Vineland Rd
Winter Garden,
FL
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As a local non-profit, the State Theatre has vivified the cultural landscape for nearly a century through applause-worthy performances and engaging community programs. Come February, Stomp will explode onto the stage with percussive rhythm and movement, and Glen Burtnik & Friends will honor John Lennon's 70th birthday by serenading a Fab Four-loving crowd with beloved hits such as “Strawberry Fields Forever” and lesser-known tunes such as "Tangerine Terrain Temporarily." Surrender your eardrums to the marching band musicality and show-stopping steppers of DrumLine Live, or treat a theater-craving youngster to the food-fueled metamorphosis of The Very Hungry Caterpillar for a black-lit puppet presentation of a childhood classic.

687 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US

MPC Models works to attract, manage, and prepare potential talent for the modeling world. A staff of knowledgeable photographers sets up in-studio photo-sessions for new models so that they might gain first-hand studio experience and develop signature styles and looks, aided by the support of make-up artists and wardrobe stylists. The shutterbugs also snap headshots, providing those in the corporate, realty, or acting world with relatable portraits to send to clients and agents, or to tape to their faces in the event of a bad hair day. Outside of its modeling forte, the studio also captures shots of families and pets during more low-key photo shoots.

126 3rd Ave N
Safety Harbor,
FL
US