Welcome Backstage!

Our Backstage Blog is your first step in discovering your new favorite band, or at the very least, your first step in learning a little bit about a new type of music. We will use this blog to share with you a brief glimpse into the history, inspiration, and styles of the bands scheduled to perform at Ferg’s Live. We hope that knowing a little bit about where a band or artist came from, and how it has shaped their music, may inspire you to explore a new genre, and maybe even fall in love with a new local band.

In addition to our Backstage Blog, we also have our Ferg’s Live Radio, which let’s you listen to a sampling of music from upcoming artists from the comfort of your own home! Check it out, read their stories, listen to their tracks, and take a chance on a new band with us. Ferg’s Live was born out of an overwhelming desire to escape the monotony of the day to day, and the need to toss preconceived notions and inhibitions out the window…come live life LIVE and in the moment with us!

For a complete list of all articles visit our Backstage and News Article Archive page.

Latest Backstage Articles:

Band Interview Icon LOCALPALOOZA!

August 20th, 2015 - by Melissa Maloney

Ferg’s Live was conceived out of a love for Tampa Bay:  A love for the sports teams, a love for the community, and a love for the culture.  One of the most incredible, and many times unrecognized, treasures of the Tampa Bay area,  is the local music scene and the talented bands and artists that […]

Event Recap Icon WE WANT THE CUP!

June 5th, 2015 - by Melissa Maloney

Here at Ferg’s Live our love for the Tampa Bay Lightning has always run deep.  Really deep.  But when we heard that two of Coach Jon Cooper’s team rules were straight from the movie ‘Wedding Crashers’, our hearts overfloweth:   Rule #76:  No excuses, play like a champion. Rule #113:  Don’t look for opportunities, make […]

Event Recap Icon PADDYFEST 2015 – Ferg’s Live & Irish 31

April 7th, 2015 - by fergslive

Four years ago, our sister concept Irish 31 Pub & Eatery, hosted their very first Paddyfest St. Patrick’s Day Festival, and it has been the Biggest and Best St. Patrick’s Day party in the Bay ever since! This year, we teamed up with Irish 31 to bring the party downtown, and true to our promise, […]

About Us Icon What’s a Backstage Blog?

March 31st, 2015 - by fergslive

Ferg’s LIVE was born out of an overwhelming desire to escape the monotony of the day to day, toss preconceived notions and inhibitions out the window, and inspire everyone to start living life LIVE and in the moment. That’s why we created the Backstage Blog. So many times we avoid stepping out of our comfort […]


March 31st, 2015 - by fergslive

Hello World, and Welcome! We could not be more excited to open our doors, fire up our grills, and crank up the speakers on this incredible labor of love that we call Ferg’s LIVE. Inspired by the legendary Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill in St. Petersburg, Florida, we have worked tirelessly to bring you a […]

In the news:

Bolts, Beer and Sun: How Lightning Fans Watch Stanley Cup Final, Outside Arena Walls

June 10th, 2015 - by Melissa Maloney

By Greg Wyshynski June 7, 2015 2:07 PM Puck Daddy – YAHOO! SPORTS  TAMPA – Damon Dominguez stood near the rows of fold-up chairs, the kind of you find under a beach umbrella or lining a youth soccer field on the weekend. The Tampa Bay Lightning fans seated in them couldn’t snag a ticket to Game 2 of […]

Thousands expected in downtown Tampa for Lightning Game 4 watch parties Wednesday

June 10th, 2015 - by Melissa Maloney

By Anastasia Dawson | Tribune Staff   June 9, 2015 TAMPA — Want to watch Wednesday’s Stanley Cup game with a few hundred – or a few thousand – of your new best friends? You’re in luck. Tampa Bay Lightning fans will once again take over Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on Wednesday to watch their […]

Hangin’ at Ferg’s Live

June 10th, 2015 - by Melissa Maloney

By: FOX 13 Tampa Bay Staff Apr 15, 2015 11:58 AM EDT Charley hangs at the new downtown Tampa hotspot, Ferg’s Live. The name ‘Ferg’ has been synonymous with pre & post baseball game fun in St. Pete, and now that Ferg name goes along with hockey games & concerts. Directly across the street from […]

Garth Brooks’ Fans Pour in for Cover Band after Concert Cancellations

June 10th, 2015 - by Melissa Maloney

By Candace McCowan Jun 05, 2015 10:40 PM EDT  Tampa – One Garth Brooks fan who traveled from Switzerland decided not to cancel his trip after the Brooks concerts at Amalie Arena were canceled. “There’s not many people that would like, you know, take a 9-hour flight and go to Tampa to see Garth Brooks,” […]

Ferg’s Live Hosts Garth Brooks Tribute Concert

June 10th, 2015 - by Melissa Maloney

Crystal Clark, FOX 13 News Jun 06, 2015 12:03 AM EDT Brokenhearted country music fans that didn’t get to see Garth Brooks perform in Tampa soothed their pain at Ferg’s Live on Friday night. The bar hired the Ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute Band from Orlando to perform Brooks’ greatest hits at no charge to patrons. […]

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