CLEARWATER - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees and NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award winners The Beach Boys will perform Tuesday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.
The Beach Boys will present an evening full of holiday songs and chart-topping hits. Tickets start at $40. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.
ST. PETERSBURG - Highlighting the release of their first-ever greatest hits compilation “Through The Years,” Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling band The Fray will headline Mix 100.7’s Mistletoe Show on Friday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg.
Mix 100.7’s annual holiday-season concert also will feature platinum artists Blue October, Grammy winner Colbie Caillat and Joshua Radin. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-893-7832 or visit themahaffey.com.
TAMPA - Due to overwhelming fan demand, Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown announced additional dates for their massive fall arena tour across America.
The tour, extended through Dec. 10, is now drawing to a close - but the final leg will bring the bands to the Tampa Bay area for a performance on Friday, Dec. 9, at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
LARGO - The 2016-17 Bright Lights Concert Series will begin with a Christmas concert performed by the 42nd Street Big Band on Thursday, Dec. 8, 1 p.m., at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo.
The concert will showcase a selection of holiday and seasonal favorites and will kick off the 2016-17 Bright Lights Concert Series at the center.
John Tesh to play Capitol Theatre; The Mahaffey welcomes Melissa Etheridge.
Tampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists during the month of December.
In addition to headliners such as John Tesh, Melissa Etheridge, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Dream Theater, a number of concert festivals will be presented in the coming weeks.
Clean Earth Systems will present the 97X Next Big Thing, set for Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m., at Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Call 813-740-2446 or visit www.livenation.com. Tickets start at $37.45.
CLEARWATER - America’s favorite brother and sister duo Donny & Marie will bring holiday cheer to the area with a performance Tuesday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.
With more than 90 years in show business between them, Donny & Marie are bringing holiday classics along with their chart-toppers such as “Puppy Love,” “Paper Roses” and “A Little Bit Country,” “A Little Bit Rock ’n’ Roll.” Add in sibling humor, their supreme Las Vegas band and dancers, along with high-energy style and dance numbers and this is one production that is total entertainment for the young and young at heart.
ST. PETERSBURG - Multi-platinum singer-songwriter and hip hop icon Ms. Lauryn Hill will bring her acclaimed tour The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! to the Tampa Bay area with one performance on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg.
Hill’s 1998 debut album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, sold 8 million copies and won Grammys for Album of the Year and Best New Artist.
LARGO - The California Guitar Trio will present a holiday show on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center (formerly the Largo Cultural Center), 105 Central Park Drive, Largo.
The trio is currently celebrating 25 years of playing together. Comprised of Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya and Paul Richards, the group has established a unique, personal connection with audiences. The trio - founded in 1991 - has produced 15 albums and has been streamed over 59 million times on Pandora.
CLEARWATER - Make your list and check it twice because this year Peter White’s holiday concert is more than just nice. A Peter White Christmas will return to Pinellas on Thursday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. The concert will feature Peter White along with Rick Braun and Euge Groove. Contemporary jazz lovers eagerly await this annual fun-filled concert, which has packed fans into halls and arenas coast-to-coast year after year.
ST. PETERSBURG - The St. Petersburg-based band Trop Rock Junkies were recently nominated by the Trop Rock Music Association for the 2016 Band of the Year.
The Trop Rock Music Association is a national organization representing the music genre Trop Rock. Trop Rock - short for tropical themed rock - is a music genre that is part rock, part country and other styles of music with lyrics that exemplify the tropical/island lifestyle. It has become increasingly popular with contributions from artists like the Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson and, of course, Jimmy Buffett. The organization is made up of artists, fans, venues and radio stations that play this type of music. Winners are determined by the voting membership. The organization holds their annual awards show each year in Key West and draw artists and fans from all over the country.