UB40 to play the Mahaffey; Ruth Eckerd Hall welcomes Alice Cooper. Tampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the coming weeks.
In addition to headliners such as Drake, Hank Williams Jr., Alice Cooper and UB40 the summer continues to sizzle with a variety of concert festivals.
The Outcry Tour will make a stop in the Tampa Bay area Thursday, Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m., at Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. The tour features prominent worship leaders, praise and worship music. Born from an evening Bible study discussion and driven by a desire to champion the local churches, the tour will include performances by Hillsong Worship, Kari Jobe, Rend Collective, Housefires, Urban Rescue and Chad Veach.
CLEARWATER - The multi-platinum rock group The Go-Go’s will embark on their farewell tour this summer to commemorate a groundbreaking 38 years in the music industry. The tour kicks off at the Capitol Theatre on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m.
Special guest singer-songwriter Kaya Stewart will open the show.
The month-long trek will hit major cities including New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. before wrapping in Los Angeles. The tour will feature members Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock and Jane Wiedlin performing their timeless catalog. For complete tour information visit gogos.com.
CLEARWATER - Maxwell will perform Thursday, Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Also performing will be Ro James.
Soul star Maxwell recently released his new album “BLACKsummers’night” and the single “Lake by the Ocean” - his first new song in seven years.
In a statement following the unveiling of Lake By the Ocean, Maxwell said he’s been recording his new album in New York over the past few years with some of the collaborators who helped him on his breakout 1996 album “Urban Hang Suite.”
ST. PETERSBURG - New Hampshire-born “junk rock” band Recycled Percussion will visit the Tampa Bay area, performing Friday, Aug. 5, 8 p.m., at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg.
Recycled Percussion is a wild mix of unorthodox talent, extreme athleticism, musical precision and insane antics, performed on recycled instruments - that may include anything from hubcaps and garbage cans to power tools and even other band members.
Discovered in 2009 by NBC’s popular family show “America’s Got Talent,” Recycled Percussion became the then-highest placed non-singing act to ever compete in the series’ history, ultimately finishing third. Since then, they’ve been unstoppable, playing more than 4,500 shows and over 500 corporate events in over 15 countries. They have done guest appearances on “The Carson Daly Show,” “The Today Show,” “China’s Got Talent” and the Latin Grammy Awards, were featured on the cover of USA Today and voted “National Act of the Year” a record-breaking six times.
CLEARWATER - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Leon Russell has canceled his Sunday, July 24, show at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.
According to a press release, Russell, 74, had a heart attack last week and has canceled all his tour dates through Sept. 18. He is scheduled to have surgery in Nashville and will be recuperating for the next several weeks.
Russell has set a new concert date for Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. All tickets will be honored for the new date.
ST. PETERSBURG - Mean Mary will begin the U.S. leg of her International Sweet Tour following a seven-week tour in Europe.
Mean Mary’s Sweet Pickin’ Party will take place Saturday, July 30, 8 p.m., at Sacred Lands, 1620 Park St. N., St. Petersburg.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. Cost is $15.
This Nashville based artist mixes the power of rock with the raw innocence of folk and bluegrass. From her haunting story songs to her incredibly fast banjo, guitar, and fiddle renditions, she promises a fun night geared to all ages.