Music’s biggest names to visit Florida

Sanjay Ramchandani, Staff Writer

With school starting, many students feel their fun from the summer is over and look forward to winter break. However, concert season is upon us, and Florida is set to see some of music’s biggest stars. Students at West Shore can see artists like Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar this fall. Tickets for these concerts are on sale and go from $45 to $260 on online resale sites, with most being in the $45-$100 range.

Students can see Coldplay this Monday in Miami, Ed Sheeran in Tampa on Aug. 29, Miami on Aug. 30, and Orlando on Aug. 31. Lil Wayne comes to St. Petersburg on Sep. 1, Kendrick Lamar is in Tampa on the same night, and Miami the following night. Travis Scott is a headliner for the Rare Orlando Music Festival on Oct. 7. Bruno Mars makes his way through Florida in October, in Orlando on Oct. 14, Sunrise on Oct. 15, Miami on Oct. 18, and Tampa on Oct. 19. The Weeknd also has a show in Miami on Oct. 24

Most of these shows require a couple hours drive, but many students are still planning to see some of their favorite artists.

“I can’t wait to see Kendrick Lamar’s show in Tampa,” senior Khalil Paul said. “He’s probably one of the best rappers of all time so I can’t wait.”

Keep an eye on ticket sites like Ticketmaster, SeatGeek, and Stubhub as the concerts approach to get tickets. Ticket prices shown are currently on StubHub.

Coldplay- $160 (Miami)

Ed Sheeran- $85-100 (Tampa, Miami, Orlando)

Lil Wayne- $95 (St. Petersburg)

Kendrick Lamar- $45-60 (Tampa, Miami)

Rare Orlando Music Festival- $65

Bruno Mars- $105-260 (Orlando, Sunrise, Miami, Tampa)

The Weeknd- $40 (Miami)