Everything About Music In Tampa Bay & St Petersburg

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Everything about music in Tampa Bay and St Petersburg is going to be covered in full detail over the next few minutes. Of course this is a really broad topic but we will do our best to share as much info as possible while doing our best to not waste your time.

Getting things going will be a list of the best musical instrument stores in your area. There will even be separate lists for where to buy guitars and the top drum shops in town and while some may quibble about which store should go in which list we will do our best to get things sorted out for you.

Where to get a broken instrument repaired will follow that up. There are many repair companies that can tune a piano, repair a guitar, or work on all varieties of band instruments.

Once all the instrument talk is out of the way we will pivot to local music classes and lessons for kids or adults before moving on to stores for music lovers that sell vintage CD’s and records. You can find numerous places to be entertained at the best concert halls and live music venues near you.

Bars and restaurants with live music will get a shout out as well. A discussion about the Tampa Bay and St Petersburg music calendar wouldn’t be complete without mentioning some great festivals and events either.

At the end we will share a map to help you find these stores or venues, and you are all welcome to read more about the scene in some other towns around the region if interested.

Musical Instrument Stores In Tampa Bay & St Petersburg

The best musical instrument stores near you would be:

Violin Store Tampa provides quality instruments that will help you improve your skill level and they even rent them out.

If you are searching for a music studio in your area that provides rehearsal space, digital recording, equipment rental and repair, live sound production, and other services contact Groovehaven Music.

Sam Ash Music stocks the latest and greatest from all of the leading brands in guitars, amps, drums, keyboards, pro sound and DJ gear, band and symphonic instruments plus they do music lessons.

Seven C Music offer guitars, ukuleles, and banjos as well as local repair services for all kind of instruments.

Quality customer service, music lessons for any level learner, and fair prices on all instruments and gear in St Petersburg are what you get from Mad Music.

Central Music is your one stop shop for acoustic, digital, vintage, and used pianos plus they offer lessons and rental services in Clearwater.

Music Go Round in Bradenton buys, sells, and trades used musical instruments, accessories, and pro sound gear while also providing repair services and music lessons.

Where To Buy Guitars

If you are specifically trying to buy a guitar or guitar accessories check out:

Replay Guitar Exchange has an incredible selection of new, used, and vintage guitars, basses, amps, and related music gear.

Augustino Guitar sells handcrafted instruments near you including classical guitars, steel string guitars, and ukuleles.

Top quality guitars, drums, keyboards, folk instruments, and PA systems are sold at The Guitar Center in Clearwater where repairs are also done.

Brandon Guitar Gallery sells new and used instruments at moderate costs and rents band and orchestra equipment.

Other places that we have mentioned throughout the post that are a great place to buy guitars in Tampa Bay are Seven C Music, Sam Ash Music Stores, and Music Go Round.

Drum Shops Near You

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Crush Drums & Percussion at 6203 Johns Rd #1 works tirelessly to produce great sounding custom snare drums and custom drum kits.

Earlier we linked you to Seven C Music & Coffee, Guitar Center, and Sam Ash Music but we also need to mention them here in the local drum stores section.

Instrument Repairs

You can get quality instrument repair services in Tampa Bay and St Petersburg at:

Guitar Repair of Tampa Bay provides maintenance, setup, repairs, and adjustments for collectible and modern guitars.

For over a decade Clearwater Woodwind Repair has been doing exceptional work.

Importuno Violins Fine String Instruments & Bows specialize in violins, viola, cello, and bass repairs as well as bow re-haring and restorations.

Granville Guitars provides full repair services in St Petersburg for electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitars, vintage tube amplifiers, precision instruments, custom guitars, and pickups and pedals.

For a specialist in guitar setups and replacing faulty digital keyboard keys contact Groovehaven Music.

Soho Guitar in Brandon can personalize your pawned guitar by adding fresh color and electronics fulfilling your unique idea from the ground up while also replacing worn out nuts or frets or repairing damage experienced from natural wear-and-tear or tragedy.

More options for instrument repair in your area from our other lists include Groovehaven Music, Seven C Music, Music Go Round, Guitar Center, and Stevie’s Music Makers.

Music Lessons

Taking music lessons at these schools can level up your game in a hurry:

Tampa Music School provides lessons in piano, guitar and ukulele, cello, violin and viola, voice, drums, and steel pan.

West Chase Music School is a premier music school near you that specializes in in-home and online lessons for piano, guitar, violin, cello, viola, drums and bass, and voice.

Piano and guitar lessons as well as musical theatre classes and vocal training can be achieved by contacting The Studio of South Tampa.

School of Rock combines one-on-one drum, bass, keyboard, vocal, and guitar lessons with group practices and provides both in-person and online music lessons for students of all ages.

Stevie’s Music Makers is well known for its piano, guitar, and drum lessons in St Petersburg as well as instrument repair services.

Private classes for guitar, bass, piano, keyboard, sax, trumpet, drums, violin, percussion, voice, and plenty more go down at Clearwater Music Lessons.

Voice, piano, guitar, drums, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, and other instruments can be learned at All About Music Lessons in Spring Hill.

Adventures in Music give students the opportunity to study new music, enhance their skills, and express their creativity.

Manatee Music in Bradenton provides guitar, piano, drum, violin, and other musical instrument lessons in your area.

Mad Music, Central Music, Sam Ash, and Music Go Round from our other lists are also good places to take local classes.

CD & Record Stores

Some of our favorite stores for local music lovers with lots of vintage CD’s and records are:

Daddy Kool Records sells new and used vinyl records in Tampa Bay as well as art prints by Derek Yaniger, tiki mugs, bobbleheads, books, used CD’s, collectibles, and much more.

Vinyl collection accessories and select vinyl titles are available at Bananas Records.

Artpool Records in St Petersburg business quickly expanded into offering vintage clothing, handcrafted jewelry, vinyl records, antique home goods, and more.

The Clearwater Record Shop is a local vintage vinyl record and CD shop with 200,000+ records, CD’s, and memorabilia as well as concert DVD’s and so much more.

Kingfish Records offers over 50,000 LP + 7“ records, hundreds of used CD’s, new and used audio equipment, and music memorabilia.

Live Music Venues

These Tampa Bay and St Petersburg live music venues are great places to see a concert or performance:

The Ritz Ybor is one of the top live music venues near you with approximately 17,000 square feet, three unique rooms, a grand foyer, full service bars, a cutting-edge lighting system, and a long list of caterers.

Live music and events have been going down at The Orpheum for more than two decades where professional wrestling, art shows, club events, charity fundraisers, and dance competitions are all on the agenda too.

Jannus Live is an outdoor standing room only concert venue in St Petersburg with no seating permitted in the courtyard venue and it has hosted numerous concerts for local and mainstream artists.

DJ evenings on Thursday nights as well as live local music in Clearwater on Friday and Saturday nights can be found at The Grass Lounge.

The Habitat House Concerts is a premier jazz club in Bradenton hosting over numerous live concerts all throughout the week except for Monday when they are closed.

Restaurants With Live Music

Have a nice meal and enjoy good music at these restaurants:

The Spain Restaurant & Toma Bar serves a representative selection from Spain’s Northwestern area renowned as one of the top sites for seafood in the world that you can enjoy while listing to nice live music.

Gaspar’s Grotto is a pub and restaurant with an inside bar and eating room as well as two sun-drenched outside patios that showcase live music near you on a weekly basis.

Eclectic food and a full bar with a dazzling variety of individually made signature cocktails as well as daily live music in St Petersburg are what you get from Tryst Gastro Lounge.

Badfins Food + Brew has easygoing standby with patio seating where you can take in brews on tap, tacos, classic pub fare, and live music in Clearwater.

For a colorful convivial sports bar featuring a varied craft-beer list, Irish pub grub, and live music in Brandon head to O’Brien’s Irish Pub & Grill.

Bayport Inn is a rustic waterfront bar and eatery with typical seafood plates, outdoor seating, and live music in Spring Hill.

Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille crafts items with homemade sauces, hand cut steaks, fresh seafood, and locally grown produce along with some of the best Bradenton live music.

Bars With Live Music In Tampa Bay & St Petersburg

Plus there are bars that play live music too:

Hooch & Hive is a culinary, drink, art, and live music haven that serves wings, honey bourbon chili glaze, pickled celery, and bleu cheese.

Rock Brothers brings together craft beer and music to support great acts, excellent beers, and even better fans.

You will find some of the finest live music 7 nights a week at The Green Iguana who has been providing award-winning food to the Bay Area for over 30 years.

Ruby’s Elixir is one of the longest-running live music establishments in town offering jazz, blues, funk, and rock seven days a week.

Ybor City Tap House features a wide variety of live music ranging from national touring artists to regional bands to occasional cover or tribute bands.

Wonderful meals and drinks to enjoy alongside local live music is what you get if you head to Hula Bay Club.

Mackenzies Sports Pub is a family-friendly local tavern with some of the best live music in your area.

Mandarin Hide offer one of the largest bourbon, whiskey, and scotch selections in the metro including rare and limited spirits not found anywhere else as well as live music in St Petersburg.

For a resort bar and grill featuring American cuisine and beverages as well as live music in Clearwater on a stage overlooking the beach check out Shephard’s Tiki Beach Bar & Grill.

Cork’s Cigar Bar has a great selection of Whiskeys and Scotch to pair with one of their cigars and live music in Bradenton.

Music Festivals

Whigfest Music & Arts Festival in February is a fun music festival near you that we are sure you will enjoy. If you know of any other good dance or music festivals in Tampa Bay, St Petersburg, or within driving distance from the metro please tell us in the comments, thanks.

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Well guys, we tried cover as much as we possibly could. You read about the best musical instrument stores, drum and guitar shops, instrument repair services, where to go for lessons, vintage CD and record stores, concert halls and other live music venues like bars and restaurants, plus the best festivals near you.

Anyone that is still here probably knows bit about the local music scene themselves. If so feel free to tell us if we got anything incorrect, if we left any cool spots out, or just share your own thoughts in the comments at the end of the post. Now go have fun enjoying the music in Tampa Bay and St Petersburg.

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