Music Issue

Tampa’s Hard Rock Event Center is getting in on the local live music restart, too

Alicia Keys’ rescheduled show anchors a lineup of solid shows.

By Ray Roa

In a lot of ways, you’ve got to feel bad for the Hard Rock Event Center. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s 1,500-seat venue basically had just the fall of 2019 to host shows, and while gigs by Keith Urban and Smokey Robinson went off without a hitch, others like a much-anticipated September 2020 concert from Alicia Keys—who would’ve been supporting her seventh studio LP, due last March—were pushed back (Keys is now set to play there on Sept. 18, 2022).

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March 21, 2024

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