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Hello, This is your fellow student, Courtney Barnes. I am a senior at USFSP and currently studying to complete a double major in Mass Communication and Psychology. In between taking five classes, you can typically find me at concerts and events around the area! I love live music and really any excuse to get outside and be social. Catch me on campus this semester any Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

Jannus Live: a breath of fresh air from your typical music venue

Umphrey's McGee at Jannus Live

Umphrey's McGee at Jannus Live

“We want the Umph, gotta have that Umph!” The crowd chanted as the set crew scrambled around the main stage piecing together audio equipment and tuning the multiple guitars and microphones adorning the stage at Jannus Live, in downtown St. Petersburg. Umphrey’s McGee, a six person funk and jam band was making their first appearance in St. Petersburg. Umphrey’s consists … Continue reading

Galactic Brings the Funk to St. Petersburg’s State Theatre

Galactic at the State Theatre | Photo: C. Barnes '13

Galactic at the State Theatre | Photo: C. Barnes '13

Downtown St. Petersburg has always been known for its fashion-forward art district, eventful nightlife, and most fortunately for me, a fantastic live music scene. A couple Fridays ago was no exception, as I made sure to stop at Daddy Kool Records to pick up two hardcopy tickets to see Galactic live at St. Petersburg’s State Theatre. Get your concert tickets… … Continue reading