Y100 and 93.3 FLZ are presenting two stops on the Jingle Ball tour, which will be presented at the BB&T Center (1 Panther Pkwy.) in Sunrise on Sunday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m. and at Amalie Arena (401 Channelside Dr.) in Tampa on Monday, December 22 at 7:30 P.M. The Jingle Ball 2014 is part of the national iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour, the season’s biggest annual music event that captures the holiday spirit of the iHeartRadio app.
The all-star performers of Jingle Ball 2014 include Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris, Pharrell, Iggy Azalea, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, MAGIC!, Charli XCX, Jessie J, Rixton, Mary Lambert, Kiesza, Becky G, Jake Miller and Shawn Mendes, with special guest host Nick Jonas.
The Tampa Jingle Ball concert date will kick off with the action-packed 93.3 FLZ’s Jingle Ball “Pre-Show Free Show” on Ford Thunder Alley (the West Plaza) at Amalie Arena, the official pre-event celebration. The event, which is free to the public, will include performances by fan favorites Meghan Trainor, Rixton, Shawn Mendes and Jake Miller. The event will also feature interactive contests and ticket upgrades from participating sponsors. The event will welcome fans of all ages at 3 p.m.
Every year, the Jingle Ball gives back to the community to celebrate the holiday season. This year’s official charity for the Jingle Ball isthe Ryan Seacrest Foundation – $1.00 of each ticket sold will be donated to the non-profit organization, which is dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives.
“The Ryan Seacrest Foundation is excited to be a part of Jingle Ball again this year, collaborating with iHeartMedia to help us raise funds and awareness for our work with pediatric hospitals across the country,” said Meredith Seacrest, Executive Director & COO of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. “It’s really fun to be a part of the concert filled with the greatest pop stars of today, and we are extremely grateful for iHeartMedia’s ongoing support of our cause.”
The platinum-selling band Train will visit The Mahaffey Theater (400 1st St. S.) in St. Petersburg on Friday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m., for Mix 100.7’s annual holiday-season concert. The Mix 100.7 Mistletoe Show will also feature singers/songwriters Matt Nathanson and Mary Lambert. The show is produced by Ledge Entertainment, LLC.
With a resume packed with smashes like “Drops of Jupiter,” “Hey, Soul Sister” and “Drive By,” Train is one of the most successful alternative-rock bands of the last decade. Released in early September, the San Francisco quintet’s seventh album Bulletproof Picasso has so far produced two hits – the soaring “Angel in Blue Jeans” (accompanied by a video starring actor Danny Trejo in full Machete mode) and “Cadillac, Cadillac.”
Matt Nathanson’s new single, “Headphones,” is an uplifting and unforgettable dance-ready rock track, featuring the Massachusetts native sharing vocal duties with the singer Lolo. Nathanson’s best-known songs include “Come on Get Higher” (from the platinum Some Mad Hope album), and the power ballad “Run,” featuring Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland.
Singer/songwriter Mary Lambert’s unforgettable voice helped to make Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love” one of the decade’s biggest hits. The out lesbian singer recently released her first full-length album, Heart on My Sleeve, and performed this past June at St. Pete Pride.
ickets start at $35 and can be purchased online by going to themahaffey.com.
HO HO HO HOLIDAY SHOW
101.9 AMP Radio presents The Ho Ho Ho Holiday Show live at The Beacham (46 N. Orange Ave.) in Orlando on Friday, December 19 at 6 p.m. The performance includes music from headliner Tinashe, chart-topping singer/songwriter Meghan Trainor, as well as appearances by Bebe Rexha and Bea Miller.
Tinashe released her debut album, Aquarius, in October and the single “2 On” reached the Billboard Top 40. She performed songs from her album at the recent Soul Train Awards. Meghan Trainor topped the charts for eight weeks with her debut single “All About That Bass.” Her follow-up, “Lips Are Movin,” is currently in the Top 20. Bebe Rexha, well-known as a songwriter (co-writing the #1 hit “The Monster” by Eminem featuring Rihanna), has debuted as a solo artist with the single “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You.” Fifteen-year-old Bea Miller gained exposure on the television series The X Factor, and has since opened for Demi Lovato and released her own extended play album.
Tickets are priced from $25 and can be purchased online now by going to thebeacham.com.
Meghan Trainor is returning to Florida for a second time this year, after performing at Orlando Pride in October. Read our past interview with Meghan.