In the Groove

Event Hours(1)

  • Tuesday

    10:00 pm - 12:00 am

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In The Groove features the best of what’s happening in the live music scene right now.  The music we play is centered around artists that make their living playing live, sometimes hundreds of days a year, and is characterized by quality musicianship and fascinating improvisation.   Sometimes labIn The Groove Oval Logoeled jamband music, it spans all genres including rock, blues, funk, bluegrass, world beat and jazz.

This show first aired on WMNF in 2007.  At that time, Jake Clemens & Thor shared the programming. After about a year, Jake moved to Ohio where he still spins.  Soon after Eric Hestbeck and Wayne Tagle got involved, volunteering to help answer phones and share their experiences.  Wayne and Thor have been sharing programming responsibilities for the past few years, and have definitely gotten into a groove.

We continue to air the best of the local, regional and national live music scene, and love to feature artists playing in the WMNF Live Music Studio.  Artists that we have had in the studio or talked to on the phone over the years include String Cheese Incident, Railroad Earth, Tea Leaf Green, Perpetual Groove, The Heavy Pets, Cope, Toubab Krewe, Bogus Pomp, Uncle John’s Band, Bela Fleck, and many more.
Please tune in on Tuesday nights and get turned on to something new to get you In The Groove…


Thank You Gifts available from In the Groove
Markus King/Bobby Lee Rodgers Tickets – 10/30 State Theater
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Pair of tickets

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The Cars – Best Of The Cars
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18 Tracks from The Cars including Just What I Needed, Drive, and Candy-O.

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Paul Thorn, Fri., May 11, 2018, 8:00 pm at The Cap – 1 Pair Hard Tickets
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Paul Thorn, Friday, May 11, 2018, 8:00 pm at The Cap – 1 Pair Hard Tickets

Mississippi-bred singer-songwriter Paul Thorn and his band return to Capitol Theatre after a sold-out debut in 2017, delivering a unique blend of roots music: blues, rock, and thoroughly southern. Enjoying strong airplay of the hit single Ain’t Love Strange and the success of his latest album Too Blessed To Be Stressed, Paul is joined by his dynamic band for an up-close and personal experience that only the Capitol Theatre can provide. Paul has been playing out for two decades and garnering a reputation for shows that ricochet from humor to poignancy to knock out rock ’n’ roll. He’s cherished by his many fans thanks to his down home perspective and colorful characters. The heralded songwriter follows up his most successful release to date

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WMNF’s 3rd Annual Uke Fest (will call)
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Uke it Out!

Saturday, December 2, 2017 4-10PM Cage Brewery 2001 1st Ave S St Petersburg

WMNF 3rd Annual Ukulele Festival

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The British Are Coming Part 3 (Will Call)
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Saturday, November 4, 2017 5PM Skipper’s Smokehouse

The early 70’s saw a third wave of English bands creating terrific music.  This event pays tribute to the years 1970-74

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WMNF 17 Ounce Beverage Bottle
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This WMNF Manna Rouge 17 ounce beverage bottle stainless steel double wall keeps beverages hot and cold longer.  BPA free.

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Red Star Rock Bar – Gift Certificate
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$25 Gift Certificate

Red Star Rock Bar is a community bar situated in the very cool Seminole Heights neighborhood in Tampa. To quote  Kurt  Cobain  we are a, “come as you are“,  bar just like the the Dandy Warhols said we are.We are Bohemians just like you and we are an Artist Emporium from the art inside to the bands outside!  5210 N. Florida Ave., Tampa





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In the Groove Live Performance Download – All the In-Studio Shows
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Download the compressed zip file containing mp3 audio, extract and upload to any of your devices! Phones, tablets, laptops, works on everything. Need your email please!

A compilation of all of the live performances for In the Groove over the last 10 years. More than 20 from Live Music Studio sessions,

Including Tea Leaf Green, Cope, Applebutter Express, Earth Bombs Mars, Bobby Lee Rogers, Bath Salt Zombies, Skull & Bone Band and more.

We send you a link to the download. You can share it to 2 other devices (3 total times).


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These are exclusive gifts of In the Groove, more Thank You gifts available

Hosted By...

Thor Bendickson

I got turned on to this scene in the early 90's as I was exploring all different kinds of music, mostly inspired by what I heard on to by WMNF. I have been an avid listener supporter of the station for over 25 years, and got my start by guest hosting on The Freak Show and The Sixties Show.

Wayne Tagle

Wayne, Kyle Hollingsworth & Thor

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