97X Next Big Thing 2016 set to rock the Bay
December 2, 2016
This year, one of Tampa’s biggest alternative festivals is back. The 97X Next Big Thing 2016 is scheduled for Dec. 3 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. The festival begins at 10 a.m. and will be an all-day event.
Tickets start at $37.45 for general admission. VIP tickets are selling for $150 and include access to private bathrooms, a private bar and close views of the bands being interviewed. There are also Super VIP tickets that are selling for $300 and offer the best seats, directly behind the soundboard.
If you are hesitant to pay the general admission price, there are ticket drops where you could win a pair of tickets for free. Multiple companies are participating, including MetroPCS and McDonalds. The details of these ticket drops are on the 97X website.
Many students from Robinson are planning to attend this year’s event.
“I’m most excited to see The 1975,” Keana Esmkhani (’17) said. “I have listened to them for a while and I’ve been wanting to see them in concert. I’m also excited to discover new music from bands that are similar.”
|Miroux||10:00 – 10:20||Pin Chaser’s Second Stage|
|The Infinite Eights||10:40 – 11:00||Pin Chaser’s Second Stage|
|888||11:30 – 12:00||Pin Chaser’s Second Stage|
|Weathers||12:20 – 12:50||Pin Chaser’s Second Stage|
|Lewis Del Mar||1:10 – 1:40||Pin Chaser’s Second Stage|
|COIN||1:40 – 2:20||Clean Earth Systems Main Stage|
|Judah & The Lion||2:20 – 3:00||Clean Earth Systems Main Stage|
|The Naked & Famous||3:00 – 3:40||Clean Earth Systems Main Stage|
|Bishop Briggs||4:00 – 4:40||Clean Earth Systems Main Stage|
|Capital Cities||5:00 – 5:40||Clean Earth Systems Main Stage|
|Kongos||6:00 – 6:40||Clean Earth Systems Main Stage|
|Phantogram||7:00 – 7:40||Clean Earth Systems Main Stage|
|The Head & The Heart||8:10 – 9:15||Clean Earth Systems Main Stage|
|The 1975||9:45 – 10:50||Clean Earth Systems Main Stage|
On Dec. 2, 97X is hosting a pre-party at Ferg’s Live from 7 to 11 p.m. The party is free and open to all ages. Saint Motel will be performing and Famous Tate is giving away Meet and Greet passes to meet the band at the pre-party. You will also win free tickets to NBT.
To buy tickets for the 97X NBT, click here.
Charlotte Rose is a member of the 2017 class at Robinson High School. She was born in Liverpool, England and moved to Tampa at the age of seven. In her...