ST. PETERSBURG - Veteran jazz pianist, composer, arranger and musical director Vince di Mura will present the premier of “Brick and Mortar,” his new composition, on Thursday, May 19, 7 p.m., at The Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S. St. Petersburg.
CLEARWATER - One of reggae music’s rising stars, Mike Love, has shared the stage with artists like Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson, In 2016 he’ll hit the road with his headlining tour and will make his Clearwater debut in the Murray Theatre on Friday, May 6, at 8 p.m.
Revolutionary music may seem hard to come by in these days and times. Long gone is the era of artists like Bob Marley, The Clash, Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith getting airplay and bringing their messages to the masses. But that doesn’t mean that the revolution isn’t still brewing in the hearts and minds of many people around the globe.
Meet Mike Love. Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii to a musical family that spans generations, Mike Love brings a multitude of influences to the table, all tied together by the common goal of making the world a better place.
CLEARWATR - Hailed by B. B. King as “the best guitarist in the world in all kinds of music”, the Capitol Theatre announces 10-time Grammy-winner George Benson in concert one night only Wednesday, May 11 at 8 p.m.
Appreciated as both a musician and performer by millions, George Benson has always had the dual role of expert improviser and vibrant entertainer. Beginning in 1976 with his album Breezin’ for which Benson earned a Grammy, the album became the first jazz release to go platinum with sales of more than 1 million copies.
In 1980, Quincy Jones produced Benson’s first pop album, Give Me The Night. The album put Benson in front of a much wider audience, becoming a global hit record and charting internationally. It peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart and the title track became a Top 20 hit in more than 10 countries and later went platinum.
The Monkees head to Ruth Eckerd Hall and the Mahaffey Theater welcomes Gipsy Kings in May. Tampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the coming weeks, including the following.
ST. PETERSBURG - Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road and the Tampa Bay Rays recently announced three postgame concerts at Tropicana Field for 2016.
Scheduled to perform are The Fray, Bret Michaels and Hunter Hayes. Each concert is free with the purchase of that date’s game ticket and will begin immediately following the conclusion of the game. In addition to their game tickets, fans can watch the various acts from the field by purchasing field access passes available at raysbaseball.com/concerts.
CLEARWATER - Fans looking forward to ZZ Top's Hell Raisers Tour at Ruth Eckerd Hall Friday, April 29, will have to wait until Nov. 4. The band postponed its tour after bassist Dusy Hill fractured his shoulder.
Hill was injured April 14 at the Lone Star Events Center in Lubbock, Texas that prevented the evening's ZZ Top performance from taking place. He has subsequently undergone treatment for a fractured shoulder.
ZZ Top's concert dates on the current tour have been postponed through May 7, which included a stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Friday, April 29. Patrons are strongly encouraged to keep their tickets for the new date on Nov. 4.
LARGO - Two-time Juno nominees and SiriusXM Award winners Sultans of String will make a much-anticipated return to Florida this month on a whirlwind tour that includes a performance on Friday, April 29, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo.
Sultans of String are touring in support of their new CD, “Subcontinental Drift.”
Known for spotlighting treasured special guests from around the world, including The Chieftains’ Paddy Moloney on their last CD, Sultans of String are particularly excited about this east-meets-west offering.
PINELLAS PARK - From Elton John to beach music to the country sounds of Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash with a bit of a capella thrown in, the spring-summer concert series in Pinellas Park has something for all musical tastes.
The series kicks off Saturday, April 2, with Rocket Man, a tribute to Elton John. Rus Anderson's performance has been endorsed by the Elton John Fan Club.
Phil Dirt's Surf's Up, a tribute to the Beach Boys, is scheduled for Saturday, May 14. Phil Dirt and the Dozers is the nation's No. 1 tribute to the Beach Boys.
Voice Play - an a capella group - was seen on season 4 of NBC's "The Sing-Off." Using only voices, the group creates the sound of all eras of music. Voice Play will take the stage Saturday, June 18.
JD's Restaurant & Lounge 125 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach Red, 1 to 5 p.m.; John Ellis, 6 to 10 p.m.; Ricky B on the Keys, 7 to 11 p.m. Call 727-595-1320 or visit www.jdsrestaurant.com
Ka'Tiki Sunset Beach 8803 West Gulf Blvd, Sunset Beach Dennis Wallace Free 4 Allus Band, 6 to 10 p.m. Call 727-360-2272 or visit katikisunsetbeach.com
Ricky T's Bar and Grille 10601 Gulf Boulevard, Treasure Island Jeff Guerney, 5:30 p.m.; Bus Full of Monkeys, 10 p.m. Call 727-363-7425 or visit www.rickytsbarandgrille.com
The Hideaway Cafe 1756 Central Ave., St. Petersburg WAHH World Fusion Band, 8 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m. Tickets $12. Call 727-644-7895 or visit www.hideawaycafe.biz
The Hut Bar and Grill 190 128th Ave. E., Madeira Beach Dave and Johnny, 1 to 5 p.m.; Chuck McClure, 6 to 10 p.m. Call 727-233-3311 or visit thehutbarandgrill.com
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Beachfront Cafe Bilmar Beach Resort 10650 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island Dixie Land Jazz, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Call 727-360-5531 or visit www.bilmarbeachresort.com
Cricketers British Pub & Restaurant 2634 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin Mr. Lucky & Friends, 5:30 p.m. Call 727-736-1322 or visit www.cricketerspub.com
Jannus Live 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg Cypress Hill, Jelly Roll. Doors open 7 p.m. Tickets $25 in advance, $28 day of the show. Call 727-565-0551 or visit www.jannuslive.com
JD's Restaurant & Lounge 125 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach Tom Davis, 1 to 5 p.m.; 3s Company, 6 to 10 p.m.; Phil Tolotta, piano bar, 7 to 11 p.m. Call 727-595-1320 or visit www.jdsrestaurant.com
Ka'Tiki Sunset Beach 8803 West Gulf Blvd, Sunset Beach Bradley J Duo, 6 to 10 p.m. Call 727-360-2272 or visit katikisunsetbeach.com
Ricky T's Bar and Grille 10601 Gulf Boulevard, Treasure Island Kevin Toon, 5:30 p.m.; Jeff Guerney, 9 p.m. Call 727-363-7425 or visit www.rickytsbarandgrille.com
RockHouse Live Tampa Bay 6800 Sunset Way, St. Pete Beach RockHouse Live Walk-In Open Jam, 7:30 p.m. Hosted by local heroes David Detroit and the Bankrupt. Call 727-828-9143 or visit www.rockhouselive.com
State Theatre 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg Coleman Hell, Ria Mae. Doors open 8 p.m. Tickets $13 in advance, $15 day of the show. Visit www.StateTheatreConcerts.com.
The Ale and the Witch 111 Second Ave. NE., St. Petersburg Uncle John's Band, 8 p.m. Call 727-821-2533 or visit www.thealeandthewitch.com
The Hideaway Cafe 1756 Central Ave., St. Petersburg Blues Jam hosted byBetty Fox Band, 7:30 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m. Free Show. Call 727-644-7895 or visit www.hideawaycafe.biz
The Hut Bar and Grill 190 128th Ave. E., Madeira Beach Chuck McClure, 1 to 5 p.m.; The Wait, 6 to 10 p.m. Call 727-233-3311 or visit thehutbarandgrill.com