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Jobsite Theater is closing out the year with another whiz-bang evening of bands, raffles, friends and fun with Jobsite Rocks VII.
Jobsite Rocks events have become our signature combination of a season wrap party and main fundraiser for the 12-year old company, uniting Tampa’s theater, music and art scenes with patrons from all walks of life in New World’s lush beer garden setting.
“These aren’t stuffy champagne-sipping black-tie functions,” Producing Artistic Director David M. Jenkins comments. “These are rock-out, fun parties that benefit a precious community resource in Tampa Bay.”
Apart from the great bands, the other major draw of Jobsite Rocks event is the raffle, where a wild assortment of prizes donated by Bay area business are given away to lucky winners. This year’s loot includes prizes from the Don Cesar, Hard Rock Cafe/Council Oak, Tampa Theatre and of course the traditional (and highly coveted) gift baskets o’ booze donated by The Hub. In addition, there are many gift certificates to local restaraunts and businesses.
There is much to celebrate this year for Jobsite, and they’d love to hoist a glass with the community in thanks for that. The 2009–10 season was Jobsite’s most successful to date in terms of overall tickets sold, gross sales and fundraising.
Admission is a minimum donation of $8 at the door, but Jobsite urges attendees to give what they can as every penny benefits the theater directly. Receipts for personal or tax purposes will be available as Jobsite is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt not-for-profit organization and gifts to Jobsite are full tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Interested parties may also sign up at the event to become an official donor; information on levels and benefits of giving will be available.
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.
Another core part of any Jobsite Rocks event is the raffle, where we offer a wild assortment of prizes donated by all manner of Bay area business.
Raffles will take place live from the stage throughout the evening, and raffle tickets are $2 each, six for $10 or 13 for $20.
- Private Dinner at The Refinery
- Private Wine Tasting for 12
- Stageworks Theatre tickets
- Straz Performing Arts Center tickets and merchandise
- Publix Gift Certificates
- A basket of awesomeness from The Hub
- Tampa Theatre basket
- Skippers Smokehouse Gift Certificates
- Jewelry from Design One Jewelers
- A pole dancing party gift certificate
- Crafts from Katrina’s Kreations
- Jobsite Theater tickets and merchandise
About the Music
This year’s event features music from Pale Orchestra – A Tribute to Morphine (John Nowicki & friends), ex-Famous Monsters of Filmland (ex-Nessie / Scott Harrell & friends), as well as The Vodkanauts (who have played every single Jobsite Rocks event).
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, simultaneously paying respectful tribute to musical masters while creating a soundtrack to a mid-to-late 20th century America that never quite was … but should have been. They have shared bills with national acts 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.
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.