Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Et Cultura preview: Fast growth for festival with Slowdive, Talib Kweli, Waxahatchee and more

Et Cultura preview: Fast growth for festival with Slowdive, Talib Kweli, Waxahatchee and more

Don't be alarmed if you find yourself paralyzed by the jam-packed schedule for St. Petersburg's 2017 Et Cultura festival. Organizers know it's a lot."It might seem overwhelming when you look at it all, but the other way to look at it is, there's all ...
Published: 11/14/17
SoundBytes: Elizabeth Cook, JJ Grey, Mike Epps and more

SoundBytes: Elizabeth Cook, JJ Grey, Mike Epps and more

— Alt-country singer Elizabeth Cook is coming to the Attic in Ybor City on Feb. 11. Tickets are $25 and up. Click here.— Also coming to the Attic: JJ Grey, for a two-night stand on Dec. 2-3. Tickets are $45 and up. Click here and here....
Published: 11/13/17
Taylor Swift coming to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa

Taylor Swift coming to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa

Are you ready for it?Taylor Swift is returning to Raymond James Stadium next Aug. 14, it was announced Monday. It is one of two tour dates in Florida; the other is at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium on Aug. 18.Tickets to the Tampa show are being sold throu...
Published: 11/13/17
Willie Nelson coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

Willie Nelson coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

We should know better than to think any tour might be Willie Nelson's last.When he played the Florida Strawberry Festival this spring, it came on the heels of a handful of canceled dates, which made you start to wonder. But of course, Willie rocked t...
Published: 11/13/17
2018 Wanee lineup: Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh, more coming to Florida

2018 Wanee lineup: Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh, more coming to Florida

Once again, Tampa Bay jam-band fans will have to head north for Florida's biggest gathering of the year.The Wanee Festival at Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park in Live Oak just unveiled its 2018 lineup, and right at the top are two big names — W...
Published: 11/13/17
Barry Manilow coming to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota

Barry Manilow coming to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota

Early in 2016, Barry Manilow said in an interview that he was ready to get off the road, and a show coming up at Amalie Arena might be his last in the Tampa Bay area. Emphasis on might."Come back in two years, and who knows?" he said then.Two years l...
Published: 11/13/17
Strawberry Festival Lineup: Brad Paisley, DNCE, Reba, Anthony Hamilton and more

Strawberry Festival Lineup: Brad Paisley, DNCE, Reba, Anthony Hamilton and more

The lineup for the Florida Strawberry Festival has arrived, and as usual it revealed quite a lineup of country, pop and R&B stars are headed to Plant City in the spring including Brad Paisley (March 11), Reba McEntire (March 4), Anthony Ham...
Published: 11/13/17
Ringo Starr, famous friends pop into Clearwater for arts education benefit

Ringo Starr, famous friends pop into Clearwater for arts education benefit

It wasn't quite the Cavern Club. But at times on Friday it felt like it, as Ringo Starr and a few of his famous friends squeezed into a scaled-down Ruth Eckerd Hall for a private concert benefitting the arts in education."Can you hear us in the back?...
Published: 11/11/17
98 Rockfest lineup: Shinedown, Three Days Grace, Seether, more coming to Amalie Arena in Tampa

98 Rockfest lineup: Shinedown, Three Days Grace, Seether, more coming to Amalie Arena in Tampa

For the 10th edition of its biggest annual event, 98 Rock is calling up some old friends.Frequent, favorite guests Shinedown, Three Days Grace and Seether will headline the 2018 edition of 98 Rockfest, the station announced Friday. Also on the bill f...
Published: 11/10/17
Review: Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie revive Fleetwood Mac magic, minus the drama, at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

Review: Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie revive Fleetwood Mac magic, minus the drama, at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

Here's the beautiful thing about a concert by Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, as opposed to a concert by Fleetwood Mac: There's no drama.There is no forced theatricality, no overwrought play-acting, no nostalgic dance to dance for the graying...
Published: 11/10/17