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Your 97X Next Big Thing Experience starts long before the show! There tons of awesome chances to win upgrades, meet your favorite bands, score free tickets, and experience once in a life time moments leading up to NBT. Keep checking back for experiences on this page! Check out each of the promotions listed below along with the ticket drops each sponsor has to offer!


Congrats to all the winners who will be watching the 97X Next Big Thing from the Miller Lite Party Deck!  We’ll see you at NBT!
Circle K thanks everyone who stopped by a Circle K ticket drop and scored free tickets to 97X Next Big Thing!  Stop by the circle booth on Saturday to meet Bastille and on Sunday to meet Foster The People!
Metro By T-Mobile thanks everyone who stopped by a Metro by t-Mobile location and won Metro PCS VIP tickets!  Enjoy the show this weekend and stop by the Metro by T-Mobile booth on Saturday and meet LANY and on Sunday to meet Chvrches!


While at NBT enjoy a Tito’s Handmade Vodka and don’t miss the bands live on Jumbotron with Tito’s!



CW44 is a proud sponsor of NBT. Be sure to stop by their booth onsite at Next Big Thing for your chance at cool experiences!


Welcome to Moe’s! Moe’s Southwest Grill is providing the ultimate mid-set snack with chips & salsa breaks throughout the day. Look out for the 97x team delivering your favorite snack!




Replay Guitar Exchange is the official sponsor the 97X Next Big Thing Seats on Stage!  You could be sitting on stage during your favorite band’s set!  Just stop by the Replay Guitar Exchange booth at NBT and register!  Check out Replay Guitar Exchange, 3944 Britton Plaza in Tampa!

Thank you to everyone that opened a FREE checking account at floridacentral Credit Union and scored a pair of 2-day 97X Next Big Thing tickets!  We’ll see you at the show!
97X and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa present Andrew McMahon at the NBT Party after Day One of the 97X Next Big Thing!  Don’t miss this FREE acoustic performance at the Hard Rock Café beginning at 11:30pm.  Space is limited and will be on a first come, first serve basis! 
Congratulations to the 2018 Winner of the Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands, Stonegrey, who will be performing on Day Two of the 97X Next Big Thing!  Check them out at

Congratulations to everyone that scored free tickets to the 97X Next Big athing at a Famous Tate ticket drop!  Check out the complete list to see how you can meet your favorite NBT artists in the Famous state meet and greet all weekend long.

Pinchasers hooked up one lucky NBT fan with the opportunity to go backstage and Bowl with AJR!  Look for photos and videos of AJR bowling backstage at NBT this weekend with PinChasers!  If you’re at the show, stop by the Pin Chasers booth on Sunday before 2:20pm and register to meet AJR!

Power Crunch will see you this weekend at the 97X Next Big Thing.  Stop by their booth Sunday before 10:30am and register to meet Dreamers!

Were you a winning qualifier for the Jenkins Mitsubishi Next Big Ride? On Saturday, December 1st, all of the qualifiers will have their chance at Jenkins Mitsubishi to find out who's driving to the 97X Next Big Thing in their new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross! The last 8 keys will be given away at the grand prize event, so even if you don't score another way...there's still a chance! Last change giveaway sign up from 10am-11:30am!
Must be 18+ and a licensed driver.
View the official rules here.
Thanks to everyone who scored free NBT tickets at RNR ticket drops.  RNR will see you at 97X Next Big Thing! 


Don’t miss it! Be ready to witness the moment everyone will be taking about. SOMEONE will be getting engaged on stage!  


Blue Moon is a proud sponsor of the 97X Next Big Thing!  Thanks to everyone who stopped by a Blue Moon ticket drop and scored tickets and artfully crafted NBT guitars!



















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