Friday, November 17, 2017

Tampa Bay Music & Shows

2018 Hangout Festival lineup: The Killers, Kendrick Lamar, the Chainsmokers, more

2018 Hangout Festival lineup: The Killers, Kendrick Lamar, the Chainsmokers, more

We're officially in the throes of 2018 festival-announcement season. Last week came Welcome to Rockville; this week came Tortuga, Wanee and the Florida Strawberry Festival. And the Okeechobee Music Festival is right around the corner.Today, though, w...
Published: 11/14/17
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
'Reputation' review: Taylor Swift should know she's better than this

'Reputation' review: Taylor Swift should know she's better than this

Taylor Swift has a right to sound bitter. Since dropping her blockbuster album 1989 three years ago, she has gone from being one of the most scrutinized pop singers on the planet to the most scrutinized singer on the planet. She has endured a sexual...
Published: 11/10/17