Tampa Bay Baseball versus summer festivals and concerts

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Last week, TBT Soundcheck listed the top 30 music events coming to the Tampa Bay area during the summer of 2014. These concerts will be at venues ranging in size from thousands (the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater, Raymond James Stadium, and city parks) to several hundred (mid-sized clubs in Ybor City and St. Petersburg).

The following chart shows the date of each performance and whether or not each of the Tampa Bay area baseball teams have home games on that date.

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2014 Rays vs Summer Concerts

Of course, this is an incomplete list of all the musical performances happening throughout the Tampa Bay area. This is only a list of the biggest events.

Overall, the Bradenton Marauders have the most games (18) coinciding with area concerts and festivals. The Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Yankees have the least dates with 11. The Rays have one less date to contend than other teams as Weezer is playing at Tropicana Field following the Rays game on June 7th.

As there is no reason to believe area residents spend their money only on baseball, we will be tracking as many concerts and other events that might compete for the dollars of fans throughout the season. If we can find attendance for these festivals and concerts, we will be sure to list it in our posts.

(Disclaimer: I’ve written for the TBT Soundcheck blog.)

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