CLEARWATER - Nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow returns to Pinellas Sunday, April 30, 8 p.m., with a performance at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.
This is the first time she has been back to the area after headlining the Clearwater Jazz Holiday in 2015.
Crow has sold more than 35 million albums around the world and has performed duets with musical luminaries such as Sting and Mick Jagger, has been nominated for an additional 27 Grammys and has released eight studio albums, a quadruple-platinum greatest hits collection and a Christmas album.
The spring concerts of the Tampa Bay Symphony, under music director and conductor Mark Sforzini, will feature Jeffrey Multer, violin soloist, in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.
Multer is the concertmaster of The Florida Orchestra. Also featured will be the winning composition in the new Call for Scores competition, “Trifles.” “Trifles” is a set of five miniatures by Allen Molineux. Also on the program will be Gustav Holst’s Beni Mora, Oriental Suite in E minor, inspired by a trip to Algeria.
Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road and the city of Clearwater will partner with HCI Group Inc. to present the 38th Clearwater Jazz Holiday, running Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 19-22, at Coachman Park on the waterfront in downtown Clearwater.
Among this year’s musical performers will be The Temptations And The Four Tops on Thursday, Oct. 19; Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox on Friday, Oct. 20; Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald on Saturday, Oct. 21; and The Avett Brothers on Sunday, Oct. 22. Also joining the lineup will be Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Anderson East, The James Hunter Six and Ruth Eckerd Hall/Clearwater Jazz Holiday Youth Jazz Band. Many more performers will be announced in the coming months according to a press release from Ruth Eckerd Hall On the Road.
This is the 12th year that the Clearwater Jazz Holiday will collaborate with Ruth Eckerd Hall to bring an amazing and diverse lineup of headline acts to Clearwater. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $16 in advance. Children age 12 and younger are free. Limited reserved seating and VIP tickets are also available. For information, call 727-461-5200 or visit ClearwaterJazz.com or facebook.com/ClearwaterJazz.
ST. PETERSBURG - Umphrey’s McGee will play Wednesday, April 26, at Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg.
Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with the show starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $27.50 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Big Something also will perform.
For at least 18 years, Umphrey’s McGee - an American jam band originally from South Bend, Indiana - has been on the road performing more than 100 concerts annually. The band has nine studio albums under its belt, selling more than 4.2 million tracks online.
CLEARWATER - Coachman Park, at 301 Drew St. in downtown Clearwater, will be heating up in the coming weeks with its Coachman Concerts series.
Kicking off the string of Coachman Concerts will be the biggest-selling instrumental musician of the modern era, and one of the top-selling artists of all time. Grammy-award-winning saxophonist Kenny G, along with ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro, will perform Friday, April 21, 8 p.m., at Coachman Park. Tickets start at $24.
Grammy-award-winning singer/songwriter John Legend will perform Saturday, May 13, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $50.
Sheryl Crow plays Ruth Eckerd Hall; Amalie Arena welcomes Neil Diamond during the month of April. Tampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the coming weeks.
A number of concert festivals will be presented in addition to headliners such as Steve Miller Band, Boston, Sheryl Crow, Chris Brown and Neil Diamond.
The Tampa Bay Blues Festival will run Friday through Sunday, April 7-9, at Vinoy Waterfront Park, 500 Bay Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Single day tickets start at $35. Visit www.tampabaybluesfest.com.
ST. PETERSBURG - The Tampa Bay Rays have announced two postgame concerts at Tropicana Field - Sabrina Carpenter and Lauren Alaina.
Carpenter will perform Sunday, June 25 following the Rays 1:10 p.m. game against the Baltimore Orioles and Alaina will take the stage following the Sunday, July 9 game against the Boston Red Sox, which begins at 1:10 p.m.
Carpenter, a 17-year-old singer, songwriter and actress, landed her first acting role as a guest star on Law & Order SVU in 2011, before booking a series recurring role on FOX’s The Goodwin Games and a series regular role in the Disney Chanel series Girl Meets World. Staying true to her first love of music, Carpenter released her debut album Eyes Wide Open at the age of 15 in April 2015. For her sophomore album, EVOLution, which was released in October 2016, Carpenter co-wrote tracks on the album, and embarked on her first-ever sold out headline EVOLution Tour, traveling across 35-plus cities in the United States.
ST. PETERSBURG - Loretta Lynn, one of country music’s most iconic and awarded performers, has rescheduled her Mahaffey Theater concert for Friday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m., due to a scheduling conflict.
The performance was previously scheduled for Friday, Feb. 17.
In a 55-year career that’s included 60 albums (10 of them chart-toppers), 16 No. 1 songs and dozens of awards (including four Grammys), Loretta Lynn is the most honored woman in country music history, with signature songs from “You Ain’t Woman Enough (to Take My Man)” to “Coal Miner’s Daughter” to “Van Lear Rose.” In 2016, she released the album “Full Circle,” which is up for a Grammy as Best Country Album at the awards ceremony on Feb. 12.