Culture Club plays at Madeira Beach, and Ruth Eckerd welcomes Yes and Toto this August. Tampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the coming weeks.
Culture Club’s original lineup is back together and set to release their first new material in 15 years. The lineup features Mikey Craig (bass guitar), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards), Jon Moss (drums and percussion) and flamboyant front man Boy George (lead vocals). The band has reunited to record “Tribes,” a studio album of original material.
The album is set for release in early 2016. In the meantime, Culture Club is headlining a tour that will bring them to the Tampa Bay area.
ST. PETERSBURG - Three musical talents will combine to form a jazz trio like no other when guitarist Nate Najar, vocalist Stacey Kent and saxophonist Jim Tomlinson come together for one performance on Wednesday, July 29, 7:30 p.m., at the Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N.
The show is part of the Mahaffey On The Move series. Tickets are $25. Visit Mahaffeyonthemove.com or call 893-7832.
CLEARWATER - Fifth Harmony's massive summer headlining tour includes a stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Thursday, July 30 at 7 p.m.
Scorching hot after their critically-acclaimed sold out Reflection Tour, the award-winning, pop powerhouse -- Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, Camila Cabello and Dinah Jane -- return to the road for the Reflection: The Summer Tour. Support for the show includes Debby Ryan + The Never Ending, Natalie La Rose and Bea Miller.
Their latest single Worth It (feat. Kid Ink) is swiftly leaping up the charts. It soared to No. 26 at Top 40 radio, while vaulting to No. 34 on Billboard’s Hot 100 -- earning Fifth Harmony their highest position on the chart. Worth It is only just beginning to heat up though.
CLEARWATER - Counting Crows are following up their critically-acclaimed seventh album, Somewhere Under Wonderland, with the U.S. leg of their 2015 worldwide tour which includes a stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Friday, July 31, at 7 p.m.
Joining as the tour’s special guests will be Citizen Cope, known for his trademark mix of soul, folk and R&B during his commanding live shows as well as Outlaw Road Show favorites Hollis Brown.
“We had a blast last summer playing Somewhere Under Wonderland for U.S. audiences before the record was even released. I cannot wait to finally play all these songs in America now that the album is out,” said Adam Duritz.
CLEARWATER - Hot on the heels of a remarkable year that included performing the smash hit Let It Go from Disney’s Frozen at the 86th Annual Academy Awards, a triumphant return to Broadway in the musical If/Then, a Best Actress Tony Award nomination and the release of this season’s must-have Christmas album Holiday Wishes, superstar Idina Menzel has embarked on a global tour that includes a stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Tuesday, July 28, at 8 p.m.
Called “the Streisand of her generation” by The Denver Post, Menzel has captivated audiences at sold-out concerts around the world. Throughout the tour, Menzel will lead audiences through a special journey of classic pop, musical theater favorites and her own personal catalogue. The shows are set to weave together Menzel’s irresistible charm, wit and unparalleled vocal prowess.
Vinoy Park plays host to Vans Warped Tour; Ruth Eckerd welcomes Idina Menzel.
Tampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the coming weeks.
The Vans Warped Tour will make its stop in Pinellas on Friday, July 3, 11 a.m., at Vinoy Park, 500 Bay Shore Drive, St. Petersburg.
This summer’s diverse tour lineup will feature '68, Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties, Alive Like Me, Alvarez Kings, American Opera, As It Is, Ascot Royals, Asking Alexandria, Attila, August Burns Red, Baby Baby, Beartooth, Beautiful Bodies, Bebe Rexha, Being As An Ocean, Black Boots, Black Veil Brides, blessthefall, Born Cages, BoyMeetsWorld, Brian Marquis, Buttons, Candy Hearts, ChrisB, Citizen, Crossfaith, Drama Club, Emarosa, Escape The Fate, Family Force 5, Fit For A King, Grey Gordon, Handguns, Hands Like Houses, Have Mercy, Hundredth, I Killed The Prom Queen, Icon For Hire, Jake Ducey, Jule Vera, Juliet Simms, Knuckle Puck, Koji, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Kosha Dillz, Le Castle Vania, Lee Corey Oswald, M4Sonic, Macy Kate, Major League, Mallory Knox, Man Overboard, Matchbook Romance, MC Lars, Meghann Wright, Memphis May Fire, Metro Station, Miss May I, Mod Sun, Moose Blood, Neck Deep, Never Shout Never, New Beat Fund, New Years Day, Night Riots, Onward Etc., Our Last Night, Palisades, Pierce The Veil, PUP, Pvris, Riff Raff, SayWeCanFly, Seaway, Senses Fail, Set It Off, Silverstein, Splitbreed, The Amity Affliction, The Dirty Nil, The Karma Killers, The Kenneths, The Relapse Symphony, The Wonder Years, This Wild Life, Tori Kravitz, Transit, Trey The Ruler, Trophy Eyes, We Came As Romans, While She Sleeps and Youth In Revolt.
ST. PETERSBURG - Escape the heat with cool summer concerts in the Marly Room at the Museum of Fine Art, 255 Beach Drive NE. Concerts in the series will be presented at 2 p.m. on select Sundays.
Scheduled performers include Rachael Kudo, Trio Solisti, La Catrina Quartet Brass, Roots Trio, Stephen Prutsman and Pulse Chamber Music.
Rachael Kudo, pianist, will perform June 7.
The exciting young pianist Rachel Kudo makes her debut in the Tampa Bay area after receiving second prize in the Ninth National Chopin Piano competition in Miami. She was previously the only American finalist in the 15th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. She has been hailed for her “stunning virtuosity” and called “an extraordinary artist who promises to become a legend.”
The Hideaway Cafe 1756 Central Ave., St. Petersburg Sofia Talvik & Evan Koteles , Renee Giaccone. Doors open 6 p.m. Show starts 8 p.m. Tickets $5. Call 727-644-7895 or visit www.hideawaycafe.biz
Two Buks 1915 N. Hercules Ave., Clearwater Sidewinder, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Call 727-442-0812 or visit www.twobuks.com
Yard of Ale Gastro Pub St. Pete 206 1st Ave. N., St. Petersburg Cutty Jones, 9 p.m. Call 727-564-3628 or visit yoastpete.com
Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015
Caddy's on the Beach 9000 West Gulf Blvd. Treasure Island Tony Wagner, 1 to 5 p.m.; Brian Caudill, 6 p.m. Call 727-360-4993 or visit www.caddysotb.com
Ricky T's Bar and Grille 10601 Gulf Boulevard, Treasure Island Kevin Toon, 5 p.m.; Jeff Gurney, 5:30 p.m.; Mark Sternal, 5:30 p.m.; Donnie O'Niel, 10 p.m. Call 727-363-7425 or visit www.rickytsbarandgrille.com
Ringside Cafe 16 2nd St. N., St. Petersburg Bransons Jam, 9 p.m. Call 727-894-8465 or visit ringsidecafe.net