Jay Cridlin, Entertainment Critic

Jay Cridlin

Entertainment Critic

I grew up in a small town in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, graduated from Wake Forest University, and am now the tall guy who stands in front of you taking photos at concerts. IT'S FOR WORK, I SWEAR. I write mostly about music, but also some things that are not music -- the whole pop-cultural gamut, really. My favorite song is the Verve's "Bitter Sweet Symphony," but then I like a little bit of everything, which means I probably like your favorite song, too. More than anything, I like documenting how music and entertainment intersect with our daily lives in Tampa Bay. If you see me at a show sometime, come say hi. And again, sorry for blocking your view.

New concerts: Graham Nash, Gino Vannelli, the Queers, more

Graham Nash will perform at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre on March 19, 2020. Amy Grantham
Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash will return to the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on March 19. Tickets are $53.50 and up.

Okeechobee Music Festival lineup: Mumford and Sons, Bassnectar, more

Mumford and Sons will headline the 2020 Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival in South Florida. Courtesy of Alistair Taylor-Young
Vampire Weekend, Haim, Rufus du Sol and Kaskade lead the eclectic 2020 lineup.

New concerts: Nghtmre, Black Flag, Girlpool, Blue Oyster Cult, more

Nghtmre performs at the Sunset Music Festival in Tampa on May 26, 2018. Luis Santana  |  Tampa Bay Times
Catch up on todayís Tampa Bay concert announcements.

House concerts are a big thing in Tampa Bay. Hereís why.

Canadian duo Madison Violet performs in the Clearwater home of Kasie Carlson. LUIS SANTANA  |  Times
Hiring a band to perform in a living room is an intimate way to entertain.

Billy Joel coming to Amalie Arena in Tampa

Billy Joel performed at Amalie Arena in Tampa in 2016. Tampa Bay Times
Itíll be the Piano Manís first concert here since 2018.