Capitol Theatre welcomes Firefall and Al Stewart; Paul McCartney to perform at Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the month of July.
In addition to headliners such as Roger Waters, Paul McCartney, Lady Antebellum, Firefall and Al Stewart, a number of festivals and outdoor concerts will be presented.
The Vans Warped Tour will return to the Tampa Bay area Saturday, July 1, at Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Doors open at 11 a.m.
CLEARWATER - Firefall and Al Stewart will perform Saturday, July 1, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.
Firefall have distinguished itself as one of the top bands from the genre of music called Americana.
The genealogy and musical roots of Firefall run deep into the fertile soil of American rock and folk rock music. It began with Woodie Guthrie and later, Bob Dylan, evolving into the Byrds and Buffalo Springfield. The genre established by these luminaries continued with Crosby, Stills and Nash, Manassas, The Band, Neil Young, The Eagles, Poco, Loggins and Messina, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parsons and Emmy Lou Harris, Dan Fogelberg, America and Firefall.
ST. PETERSBURG - The Rowdies will host an Independence Day Celebration Thursday, July 6, 8 p.m., at Al Lang Stadium, 230 First St. SE, St. Petersburg.
The night will kick off with the U.S. Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team, widely known as the Para-Commandos, delivering the American Flag to the field from an altitude of 12,500 feet. The Para-Commandos are comprised of active-duty military or Department of Defense civilians assigned to U.S. Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.
TAMPA - Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper, two of music's most acclaimed artists and powerhouse live performers, have joined forces and are touring together this summer.
The 18-city tour will include a stop in the Tampa Bay area with one performance Saturday, July 8, 7:30 p.m., at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $31. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000. For information, visit www.amaliearena.com.
ST. PETERSBURG - The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts recently announced four new performances coming to the Duke Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater and Palladium Theater.
The additions include shows by Maxwell, Vic DiBitetto and Pink Martini with singer China Forbes as well as American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook. Tickets for all four shows are on sale. Visit TheMahaffey.com or call 727-893-7832.
The Mahaffey Theater is at 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. The Palladium is at 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg.
TAMPA - Chicago and The Doobie Brothers - two of the most successful and critically-acclaimed rock bands who have sold more than 150 million records combined - kicked off a summer tour June 7 in Concord, California.
The co-headline North American tour, promoted by Live Nation, will take the Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling groups through amphitheatres in major cities and will include a performance Thursday, June 29, 7:30 p.m., at Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa.
ST. PETERSBURG - Escape the heat with cool summer concerts in the intimate Marly Room at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg.
Cost is $15 for Marly Music Society members and students with current ID, and $25 for nonmembers. Tickets are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.
ST. PETERSBURG - Evolve & Co, a lifestyle-branding firm headquartered in downtown St. Petersburg, is credited with the new look behind the revitalization of the historic State Theatre of St. Petersburg’s Central Arts District.
The theater contracted the firm in late 2016 to create a visual identity that would ignite nostalgia and breathe new air into the establishment. The firm’s contract included a logo design, brand guidelines, and a comprehensive website.
Evolve & Co is a collective of brand strategists and creatives specializing in lifestyle branding. The team consists of copywriters, graphic designers, web developers, marketers, public relations specialists, videographers, photographers, and more. The firm’s verticals include hotels, dining, beauty, real estate, entertainment, and more.
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.
Nolan's Pub 230 Main Street, Safety Harbor Irish Music Night, 7 to 11 p.m. Call 727-400-6998 or visit nolanspub.com
The Ale and the Witch 111 Second Ave. NE., St. Petersburg Witchgrass Wednesdays a bluegrass series, 7 to 10 p.m. Hosted by D, Fil Pate & Rob Williams. Call 727-821-2533 or visit www.thealeandthewitch.com