Brothers Of The Sun Tailgating In Tampa – Summer Is Officially Here

The atmosphere was electric and the camaraderie of friends was infectious. Tailgating in Tampa to kick off the Kenny Chesney Brothers Of The Sun tour this past weekend lived up to the anticipation. I went with no tickets in hand and with one goal, tailgate like a champion. That’s easy to do when you hang out with professional tailgater Rusty S., Shawn from Coastlines & Tan Lines, Sue from Missing Miami and many many more great people. And it doesn’t hurt when Kenny’s No Shoes Radio decides to show up and do an impromptu broadcast at your party. Goal achieved.

Here are a few photos from the tailgating in the South parking lot of Raymond James Stadium. I’ll write more later, but thought these would hold you over in the mean time. I’ll be posting more photos on the RSR Facebook page if you want to wander over there.

Tampa Tailgating Kenny Chesney Concert With No Shoes Radio

No Shoes Radio Tampa

Tambo from No Shoes Radio getting the crowd roaring.

Chesney Tampa Tailgating

Rusty's professional tailgating set up.


Chesney Tampa

Best sign ever? Huge thanks to Rusty and his friends for everything they did. Big ups.

Chesney Tampa Tailgating

Chesney Tampa Tailgating

Chesney Tampa Tailgating

Your favorite Caribbean blogger being interview by Tambo. Thanks for the photo Melinda!


Chesney Tampa Tailgating

I got them to point! It's going to be a thing, just wait.

Chesney Tampa Tailgating

Chesney Tampa Tailgating

These guys are representing some good Bahamian beer!


Chesney Tampa Tailgating

Mr. Jon Anthony talking to world on No Shoes Radio.


Chesney Tampa Tailgating

A different kind of Brothers in the Sun. Cheers!


Chesney Tampa Tailgating

Jelly shots anyone? The lime ones were excellent.


Chesney Tampa Tailgating

Matt getting a shot of Shawn's jello shot fishbowl. Welcome To The Fishbowl indeed!

Chesney Tampa Tailgating

Chesney Tampa Tailgating

RSR, Sue from Missing Miami & Tambo of No Shoes Radio. Nice hat Sue! I told you pointing will be a thing.

Pinky and Bond living like true Castaways. Cheers!

More photos will be posted on the Facebook page.

It great seeing everyone! Chillaxin’ with old friends, making new ones and celebrating what is sure to be one hell of a summer.



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By |2016-12-31T11:57:48+00:00June 4th, 2012|Kenny Chesney|13 Comments

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  1. Margo June 4, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Fun fun fotos!! Looks like everyone had a great time! I’m loving your blue rocking chair! 😀

  2. The shell princess June 4, 2012 at 10:01 am

    So ready to do that again! What a blast. Great hanging with all you fun peeps!

  3. Big Kahuna June 4, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Gosh Ryan, too bad nobody had fun! Lol lol, kidding! Looks like a blast! Did anyone go TO the concert?

  4. RumShopRyan June 4, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Fun times were definitely had. BigKahuna, we had tickets but didn’t want to leave Shawn and his girl by themselves in the lot. So we just tailgated a little longer!

  5. Jamie June 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Amazing Photos! Looks like a great time! I wish we were on the same coast, tailgating at a Kenny concert with all of you would be amazing! I will be thinking of you at Kenny’s concert in LA in July!

  6. Shari June 4, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Ryan, we had such a blast – it was epic! Next time, lime-in-de-coconut jello shots all the way! Great meeting you and everyone else – can’t wait to do it again soon.

  7. mm
    RumShopRyan June 4, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Enjoy the LA show Jamie! Post some photos of the fun on the RSR Facebook page. Love seeing everyone have fun! Cheers!

  8. mm
    RumShopRyan June 4, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Great meeting you as well Shari! Always fun when like minds get together. Cheers!

  9. Melinda June 5, 2012 at 8:34 am

    By far the best tailgating experience. Great food, good friends and memories for a lifetime. Thanks to Rusty, whom we met 3 years ago. And thank you Ryan for including us. Nothing like Kenny and tailgating to bring old friends back together and to enable us to make new friends. NSR and CMT insider were like the best “rum” in our favorite drink!

    Summertime is officially here.

  10. mm
    RumShopRyan June 5, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Couldn’t have said it better myself Melinda. Cheers!

  11. fans12xy12 July 19, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Rum Shop Ryan…if you know anyone needing tickets to the Brothers of the Sun Tour be sure to have them check us out! Great Blog…enjoyed your pictures, looks like you have a blast!!!

  12. Jessica McFarland November 4, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Where can I get that sticker costal life with the guitar I been looking everywhere!?!?

  13. mm
    RumShopRyan November 4, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Jessica, a gentleman named Rusty had them made but is unable to sell them because he used the Chesney Palm logo.

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