Cyndi Lauper plays Ruth Eckerd Hall; Mahaffey welcomes “Weird Al” Yankovic. 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 Elle Goulding, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Cyndi Lauper and Steely Dan, the summer will heat up with a variety of concert festivals.
First up will be the Happy Together 2016 Tour, making a stop in the Tampa Bay area on Saturday, June 11, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $40. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.
TAMPA - Joe Walsh and Bad Company - featuring Paul Rodgers, Rich Robinson and Simon Kirke - are currently on the road on the co-headlining One Hell of a Night tour. The tour brings the bands to the Tampa Bay area Saturday, May 28, 7 p.m., at the Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa.
The tour got underway in Dallas, Texas, on May 12 and ends in Nashville, Tennessee, on July 3. As co-headliners, Joe Walsh and Bad Company will rotate the headlining spot each show.
CLEARWATER - Kirk Franklin will bring his 20 Years in One Night World Tour to Ruth Eckerd Hall Thursday, June 2, 8 p.m.
For nearly two decades, Franklin has been one of the most prominent voices in gospel music. His unique way of combining hip-hop, pop, R&B and gospel has garnered him fans across multiple genres as well as critical acclaim. A multi-platinum-selling purveyor of majestic fusions of gospel and contemporary music, Franklin’s music has resulted in albums that consistently top both Billboard’s Gospel and Christian charts as well as ascend into the Top 10 of the R&B/Hip Hop chart.
ST. PETERSBURG - Following his wildly successful 2015 tour, four-time Grammy-winning artist “Weird Al” Yankovic will perform Friday, June 3, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg.
Yankovic recently announced the continuation of his Mandatory World Tour. This year’s tour will see him bringing his high-energy comedy rock show to an additional 79 cities across North America.
“I’ve decided to do the Mandatory World Tour for one more year, after learning that some people didn’t make it out to the show this last time around,” Yankovic said in a press release promoting the tour. “Apparently, they don’t know the meaning of the word ‘mandatory.’”
CLEARWATER - Making their Clearwater debut, The Tubes featuring Fee Waybill with special guest John Waite will take the stage Friday, June 3, 8 p.m., at the historic Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St.
The Tubes have always managed to expose, enlighten and entertain audiences worldwide by combining art with trash, comedy with tragedy and innovative rock theater with consummate musicianship. Featuring front man and original member Fee Waybill, the band is one of the most exciting, in-your-face, tight-knit group of musicians who epitomize the hilarity of popular American culture by making it into the ultimate rock and roll extravaganza.
LARGO - Legendary drummer Corky Laing is back on the road with his first solo project since 1977 entitled “Corky Laing plays Mountain.” Laing makes a stop at Largo Cultural Center Saturday, June 4, 8 p.m.
Copperheads Tap House 670 Main Street, Safety Harbor Donna Lu, 9 p.m. Call 727-400-4721 or visit copperheadstaphouse.com
Cricketers British Pub & Restaurant 2634 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin Jeriko Turnpike, 9:30 p.m. Call 727-736-1322 or visit www.cricketerspub.com
Dunedin Brewery 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin Rise of Saturn, 9 p.m. Call 727-736-0606 or visit www.dunedinbrewery.com
Finley's Irish Pub and Eatery 13477 South Belcher Road Largo Tongue N Groove, 8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m Call 727-535-7858 or visit www.finleysirishpub.com
JD's Restaurant & Lounge 125 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach Joel & Dakota, 1 to 5 p.m.; Funk Circle Band, 6 to 10 p.m.; Phil Tolotta, piano bar, 8:30 p.m. Call 727-595-1320 or visit www.jdsrestaurant.com
Ka'Tiki Sunset Beach 8803 West Gulf Blvd, Sunset Beach Ajeva, 1 to 5 p.m.; Spazmatics, 7 to 11 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.; Kirk Adams & The Honey Badgers, 10 p.m. Call 727-363-7425 or visit www.rickytsbarandgrille.com
Sloppy Joe's Bar & Grill Bilmar Beach Resort 10650 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island Lamkin Duo, Noon to 3 p.m.; Bradley Ashby, 4 to 7 p.m. Call 727-360-5531 or visit www.bilmarbeachresort.com
The Ale and the Witch 111 Second Ave. NE., St. Petersburg Florida Mountain Boys, 4 to 7 p.m.; The Applebutter Express, 8:30 p.m. Call 727-821-2533 or visit www.thealeandthewitch.com
The Hut Bar and Grill 190 128th Ave. E., Madeira Beach The Wait, 1 to 5 p.m.; The Wait, 7 to 11 p.m. Call 727-233-3311 or visit thehutbarandgrill.com
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
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Beachfront Cafe Bilmar Beach Resort 10650 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island Twitch, 5 to 8 p.m. Call 727-360-5531 or visit www.bilmarbeachresort.com
Dunedin Brewery 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin The 24th Street Wailers, 8 p.m. Call 727-736-0606 or visit www.dunedinbrewery.com
Jannus Live 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg Passafire, Resinated, Jahfe, Sidereal. Doors open 6 p.m. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 day of the show. Call 727-565-0551 or visit www.jannuslive.com
JD's Restaurant & Lounge 125 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach Latraia, 1 to 5 p.m.; Cozmic Cowboys, 6 to 10 p.m.; Ricky Jackson, piano bar, 7 to 11 p.m. Call 727-595-1320 or visit www.jdsrestaurant.com
Ricky T's Bar and Grille 10601 Gulf Boulevard, Treasure Island Kevin Toon, 5:30 p.m. Call 727-363-7425 or visit www.rickytsbarandgrille.com
Sloppy Joe's Bar & Grill Bilmar Beach Resort 10650 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island Murph, 3 to 7 p.m. Call 727-360-5531 or visit www.bilmarbeachresort.com
The Ale and the Witch 111 Second Ave. NE., St. Petersburg Screamin J's, 5 to 8 p.m. Call 727-821-2533 or visit www.thealeandthewitch.com
Monday, May 30, 2016
Cricketers British Pub & Restaurant 2634 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin Bo Santo & Pat the Original Rock-A-Tones, 6 p.m. Call 727-736-1322 or visit www.cricketerspub.com