We've got nine concerts and festivals to put on the calendar, and tips for estate sale hunting.
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🎸 We’re ready to rock out
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Nashville-based Tommy Prine plays the Palladium in April. | Photo via The Palladium


  • Reggae Rise Up | Thursday, Mar. 16, Sunday, Mar. 19 | Vinoy Park, 501 5th Ave. NE, St. Petersburg | $70-$1,750 | Dive into performances from Wiz Khalifa, Rebelution, Dirty Heads, Damian Marley, and more on the scenic St. Pete waterfront.
  • Innings Festival Florida | Saturday, Mar. 18-Sunday, Mar. 19 | 1 p.m. | Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa | $110-$210 | Head over to RayJay for this Spring Training celebration a + music festival with huger performers like Weezer, Japanese Breakfast, Imagine Dragons, and more.
  • Marco Antonio Solís | Thursday, Mar. 30 | 8 p.m. | Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Dr., Tampa | $35.75-$1,900 | Catch the legendary Mexican singer, songwriter, and producer’s El Buki World Tour.


  • Tommy Prine | Thursday, Apr. 20 | 8 p.m. | Palladium Theater, 253 5th Ave. N., St. Petersburg | $25-$40 | Gulfport’s own John Prine passed away in 2020, but you can see his son’s soulful performance.
  • 98 Rockfest | Friday, Apr. 21 | 6 p.m. | Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Dr., Tampa | $35-$95 | Rock out to performances by Breaking Benjamin, Falling in Reverse, The Pretty Reckless, Beartooth, Bad Wolves and Dorothy, and more — VIP options available.
  • Chase Rice | Friday, Apr. 28 | 7 p.m. | Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg | $128 | The country superstar takes the stage on his “Way Down Yonder” tour.


  • Morgan Wallen | Saturday, May. 6 | 7 p.m. | MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4801 US Highway 301 N., Tampa | $749 | Country singer-songwriter Morgan Wallen performs radio hits like “More Than My Hometown” and “7 Summers” — along with special guests Ernest & Bailey Zimmerman.
  • Free Pops in the Park | Sunday, May. 14 | 7:45 p.m. | Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, 1001 N. Blvd., Tampa | Free | Bring your sweetie or fam to the waterfront for a lovely Florida Orchestra concert under the stars — make sure to bring a blanket and snacks.
  • Rainbow Kitten Surprise | Thursday, May. 18 | 8 p.m. | Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg | $112 | No need for “Painkillers” when jammin’ out to this alt-rock indie band.
Today, March 14
  • MOSI Pi Day Celebration! | Tuesday, Mar. 14 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Mosi Museum of Science & Industry, 4801 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa | $10-$14 | Stop by the science museum for food trucks, special Pi Day activities, and more.
  • Spring Break BOGO Deal | Tuesday, March 14-Friday, March 17 | Times vary | Fairgrounds St. Pete, 800 28th St. S., St. Petersburg | $20-$30 | Buy one adult ticket to the immersive Tampa Bay experience and get one kid’s ticket for free.
  • Pi Day | Tuesday, Mar. 14 | 3:14 p.m. | Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa | Free | Glazer Children’s Museum is celebrating Einstein’s birthday with a pie fight in the park — for kids five and up and their parents.
  • Pickleball 101 | Tuesday, Mar. 14, Tuesday, Apr. 11, Tuesday, May. 9 | 6-7 p.m. | Coquina Key Park, 3595 Locust St. SE, St. Petersburg | Free | The folks from Healthy St. Pete teach p-ball basics.
  • We’re All Lying Launch Event | Tuesday, Mar. 14 | 7-8 p.m. | Tombolo Books, 2153 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg | Free | Local author Marie Still reads from her debut novel — RSVP to claim a spot.
Wednesday, March 15
  • New York Yankees vs. Philadelphia Phillies | Wednesday, Mar. 15 | 1:05 p.m. | George M. Steinbrenner Field, 1 Steinbrenner Dr., Tampa | $38.38-$95 | Watch the northeastern teams face off in the Florida sun.
  • Candlelight: A Tribute to Beyoncé | Wednesday, Mar. 15 | 6:30-7:35 p.m. | Centro Asturiano de Tampa, 1913 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa | $35 | Enjoy Queen Bey’s “Love on Top” and “If I Were a Boy” on the strings.
Thursday, March 16
  • St. Petersburg Women’s Chamber Annual Fundraiser | Thursday, Mar. 16 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | The Birchwood, 340 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg | $100+ | Honor local women, chow down on passed apps, and sip cocktails while jiving to live jazz at the waterfront venue.
  • Iliza Shlesinger | Thursday, Mar. 16 | 6:30 p.m. | Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 Orient Rd., Tampa | $154-$2,906 | Fall out of your chair laughing as the award-winning comedian, actor, writer, producer, and author tells her stories.
Friday, March 17
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The Word
What is an SBA loan?
J. Kevin Riffey has specialized in SBA Lending since 1997 and is experienced in establishing SBA programs. | Photo provided by Bank of Central Florida
SBA loans are business loan programs administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration, with two primary programs:
  • 7a — used for a wide range of financing
  • 504 used for long-term asset acquisition + refinancing
Have we lost you in the lingo? Bank of Central Florida’s SBA team can help — thanks to decades of experience processing SBA loans.

Bonus: Since Bank of Central Florida is a community bank, all underwriting, decision making + processing is done locally, which means money in your pocket faster. 💸 *
News Notes

  • 72º | Partly cloudy | 2% chance of rain
  • Cooler weather is here, but not to stay. A cold front and scattered storms are projected to keep temps in the low 70s through Wednesday, March 15. But, we’ll be sweatin’ again by the weekend with a high of 78 on Saturday. (Tampa Bay Times)
Sunrise + Sunset
  • Rise: 7:40 a.m.
  • Set: 7:37 p.m.
Old Tampa Bay
  • High: 7:31 p.m.
  • Low: 3:13 a.m.
Clearwater Beach
  • High: 4:34 a.m. + 3:16 p.m.
  • Low: 9 a.m. + 11:18 p.m.
  • The Valspar Championship is back this weekend in Palm Harbor — and there’s new options for enjoying the action. PGA Tour devotees can book tickets to Innisbrook Golf Club’s new “The Rooftop” lounge for $250 — expect lots of networking and even an appearance from Gronk. Read more about this year’s changes. (Tampa Bay Business Journal)
Today Is
  • 3.14, or Pi Day. Math whiz or not, it’s fun to celebrate the holiday with a slice of the other kind of pie. And there’s a lot of tasty options across Tampa Bay — from a slice of sour orange goodness at Pia’s Trattoria in Gulfport to an array of flavors at Seminole Height’s Chocolate Pi.
  • Stop by 2609 N. Rome Ave., Tampa tonight to hear more about West Tampa’s Rome Yards development project, grab a bit from food trucks, and enjoy live music. Can’t make the meeting? Fill out the community questionnaire online.
Plan Ahead
  • It’s time to text the group chat. The Downtown Crawlers are hosting St. Patrick’s Day bar crawls Friday, March 17 + Saturday, March 18. The Tampa and St. Pete tours are $25 per person. Book tickets and check out the bar list. (That’s So Tampa)
  • Jane Goodall is coming to TBAY. This month, the Florida Aquarium is hosting a small dinner with the influential conservationist entitled “Inspiring Hope Through Action.” Tickets to the Tuesday, March 28 event start at $1,000 per person. (St. Pete Catalyst)
  • Getting adjusted to daylight saving time? Take a sip from one of our coffee partners. Try Midnight Oil from Blanchard’s Coffee or Organic Matcha from Matcha Nude. We’re already feeling refreshed. ☕
  • Summer travel is just around the corner. On our radar: this mid-century modern stay in Martha’s Vineyard. For something a little more tropical, our pick is this seaside cottage in St. John. If international travel is calling your name, this charming home along the French Riviera is for you.*
Your new neighborhood faves await
Scenes of Dunedin from our springtime jaunt. | Photo by TBAYtoday
Hey y’all, City Editor Bailey here.

I’ll let you in on a little secret. Visiting an estate sale is one of the best ways to explore any city — and especially Tampa Bay’s many neighborhoods.

I like to make an experience out of every estate sale. I’ll mosey around the home, apartment or pad du jour to hunt for homewares or clothes, drive through the neighborhood, and stop by a coffee shop, bakery, park, or really whatever grabs my attention.

First, check out Estatesales.net or Estalesales.org early in the week to bookmark sales you’re interested in. Lots of sales start on Wednesday or Thursday, but many continue through the weekend. Pro tip: Plus, download the estatesales.net app, and hit directions on your sale of choice, and the app will load the correct address into your phone’s maps program.

Here’s what I got up to on a recent trip:
  • Stopped by an estate sale in Clearwater (but basically in Dunedin) filled with blue and white treasures. One of the best parts of estate sales is getting to see all kinds of homes, landscaping, and areas. I like to take pictures and make mental notes of design ideas, etc. for the future.
  • After the sale, I walked the whole of Dunedin’s main street and grabbed a Dunedin Bliss at the you-guessed-it, the Dunedin Coffee Company & Bakery. Then I slurped away and tucked into a fresh oatmeal cookie while getting some work done — this is a great opportunity for eavesdropping and people watching.
  • Took in the Blue Jay’s Spring Training foot traffic and found a new fave while wandering: Back in the Day Books. The store stocks brand new titles, used and rare books, plus it has excellent old-school displays (sliding ladder included).
Honestly, it can be easy (and lovely) to fall into a routine, but a good hunt may just help break you out of a rut and expose you to new favorite places and people.
The Wrap
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