CLEARWATER - Celebrating their golden anniversary, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are bringing their 50 Years Of Dirt tour to Clearwater on Sunday, March 26, 7 p.m., at the Capitol Theatre.
Often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band continues to add to their legendary status. With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of Top 10 hits such as Fishin' In The Dark and Mr. Bojangles, multiple awards and nominations including Grammy, International Bluegrass Music Association and CMA, the band's accolades continue to accumulate.
Their groundbreaking Will The Circle Be Unbroken album has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame. Their recording of Mr. Bojangles was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2014, Fishin' In the Dark was certified platinum for digital downloads by the Recording Industry Association of America.
ST. PETERSBURG - St. Paul & The Broken Bones will perform Friday, March 24, 8 p.m., at Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg.
The band is touring in support of “Sea of Noise,” their latest album.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Visit www.jannuslive.com or call 727-565-0550.
“Sea Of Noise” is an inspiring and intelligent collection of songs that serves as an overall commentary on society. Combining their heart pounding infusion of old school R&B, soul, funk and rock with thoughtful, socially-conscious lyrics, St. Paul & The Broken Bones have challenged themselves to explore uncharted territory and elevate their sound to new heights. The result is a soul album with a conscience.
TAMPA - Hard Rock International is calling on emerging musicians to take center stage for the chance to play during halftime at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
As part of this year’s Hard Rock Rising, the most far-reaching battle of the bands competition, artists and music acts at more than 125 Hard Rock Cafe, Hotel, and Casino properties across the globe - including Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa - will drop a beat or sing their hearts out for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Online registration got underway March 2 and continues through Thursday, March 30. Interested musicians wishing to participate in the global battle can register online at HardRockRising.com. As part of the competition, all finalists will receive $1,000, a Fender instruments prize pack, and a 1,000 CD/DVD pack of the artist’s latest recording or video from Bison Disc.
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.
Palm Pavilion 10 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach Greg West, 1 to 5 p.m.; Kingpin Band, 7 to 11 p.m. Call 727-446-2642 or visit www.palmpavilion.com
Ricky T's Bar and Grille 10601 Gulf Boulevard, Treasure Island Big Brother Band, 10:00 am; Corn Fused, 5:30 pm Call 727-363-7425 or visit www.rickytsbarandgrille.com
The Ale and the Witch 111 Second Ave. NE., St. Petersburg Redfeather, 8:30 p.m. Call 727-821-2533 or visit www.thealeandthewitch.com
The Hideaway Cafe 1756 Central Ave., St. Petersburg Local Artist Showcase with James Granger - w/ spotlight performance by Olivia Romano, 8 p.m.; Vessoul (Jason Frilot and Charity Ann), 9 p.m.; Smooth Jamz Featuring Mwiza with Jamal Hasan, 10 p.m.; Kate Reuter, 11 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m. Tickets $7 in advance, $10 week of the show. Call 727-644-7895 or visit www.hideawaycafe.biz
Dunedin Brewery 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin Dunedin Brewery's Spring Beer Jam featuringJoe Marcinek Band, Jason Hann (SCI), Steve Molitz (Particle), Al Ingram (Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band), The Juanjamon Band. Free show. Call 727-736-0606 or visit www.dunedinbrewery.com