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Jobsite celebrates the end of their seventh season with a blowout fundraiser – Jobsite Rocks III– at Ybor’s New World Brewery at 8 pm on Sat., Sept. 16. Nessie, The Vodkanauts and The Weapons of Ass Destruction will play for the company’s 6th annual summer fundraiser.
One of the most popular attractions at Jobsite Rocks III is the raffle, which will have drawings through the evening. Raffle prizes include:
- 3 Gift baskets from The Hub (Priceless)
- 2 Certificates for a casino cruise for 10 (free boarding, food and booze while gaming – $200 value)
- 1 Gift certificate for four good for brunch at the Don Cesar Resort ($190 value)
- 1 painting by Jon Rodriguez ($250 value)
- 1 Import beer basket from JJ Taylor
- 3 $100 car rental gift certificates
- 1 Gift certificate for two box seats at a Tampa Bay Devil Rays game
- 1 Gift certificate to Thai Corner on Franklin St. (Next to The Hub)
- 1 Elmer’s Margarita gift basket
- 1 Tampa Theater gift basket
- 2 tickets to Jobsite’s The Pillowman and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) plus a Jobsite hat and t-shirt ($125 value)
- 2 tickets to Bug at The Gorilla Theater
- 2 Gorilla theater flex passes
- 2 tickets each to two shows at Stageworks
Raffle tickets cost $2 or three for $5. Cover is a minimum donation of $6 at the door, the first raffle drawing will be held at 9pm and the bands start at 9:30.
Jobsite invites everyone to come by, even if for just an hour. This is our one big fundraiser a year, and we need a lot of help. We’d also really like to see our patrons, artists and sponsors out socially so that we can say hello, shake hands and thank them for all they do for us during the year.
New World Brewery
New World Brewery is tucked away in a sleepy corner of Ybor City and features dozens of import and microbrew beer on draft, and dozens more in the bottle, all in a lush beer garden setting. New World Brewery is located at 1313 8th Ave. E and is a 21+ establishment.
About the Music
Nessie happened when Ravis (also known to several as writer/critic/occasional bad drunk Scott Harrell) got sick of the local-band grind. So
Ravis figured he’d take a break, write a bunch of new crap and work on a record with Joey Cocktail. And not, under any circumstances, play out. That lasted exactly four weeks, and one six-month stint as guitarist for St. Pete groove-rock juggernaut St. Felons – and he was already doing solo shows as Nessie when he bailed on the Felons.
Over the next year, Nessie evolved from an eclectic acoustic solo project to something that’s sort of a band with an ever-changing lineup (featuring members of such well-loved Bay area acts as St. Felons, Urbane Cowboys, Pagan Saints, Red Skyline and others) and a sound that careens from dynamic, spaced-out indie-pop to hooky, overdriven stomp ‘n’ roll.
Imagine a twilight world of sonic make believe where Dean Martin and Neil Diamond share equal billing with Danny Gatton and Hank Marvin, where reverb-drenched surf freakouts segue into a small jazzy combo playing a Vegas nightspot frequented by The In Crowd and where roadhouse-rockin’ twangfests coexist with tranquil atmospheric meditations. It is in this musical parallel universe that surf/lounge/rock ‘n’ roll combo The Vodkanauts work their magic. They have shared bills with the likes of Dick Dale, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and The Mermen.
The Vodkanauts’ continuing mission expands the band’s repertoire to include rhythm ‘n’ blues, jazz and other roots-informed genres while still encompassing the surf classics, lounge numbers and original compositions that cemented the band’s reputation as one of Tampa Bay’s most engaging live acts. Equally at home on a festival stage before thousands or in an intimate nightclub setting, The Vodkanauts excel at performing time-tested tunes with inventive arrangements, delivered with a heightened level of showmanship and crowd-pleasing energy.
The Weapons of Ass Destruction
The Weapons of Ass Destruction is what happens when veteran musicians stop giving a damn. Not about the music, just about being in a band. TWOAD is loud, unapologetic, simple riff rock & roll with no preconceived sonic ideals. There’s no quest for a record deal or touring, just four guys who seek musical therapy with brash, simple songs. Praise rock!
Can't Make It?
If you can’t make the event, you can still help us out in this critical time. The easiest way to donate is online. If you’d prefer to not use the secure online method, please download and print the .pdf of our donation form. Please mail it along with your check, payable to The Jobsite Theater to:
The Jobsite Theater
P.O. Box 7975
Tampa, FL 33673-7975
All donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. Jobsite will also offer receipts to anyone requesting them for their records at the event.