Tampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists during the month of March. A number of concert festivals will be presented in addition to headliners such as Tony Bennett, Dwight Yoakam, Paul Anka and Celtic Woman.
Guys should slick back their hair and girls can put on their poodle skirts because it’s time once again for Richard Nader’s Doo Wop Reunion. The annual Doo Wop will be presented Friday, March 17, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $45. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.
CLEARWATER - Legendary singer-songwriter Justin Hayward will bring his The Wind of Heaven Tour to Pinellas with a performance Sunday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.
Touring in support of his latest album “All The Way,” Hayward will be performing new songs from the album as well as Moody Blues favorites.
CLEARWATER - Grammy Award-winning artist Melissa Manchester will perform Monday, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.
A compelling singer and songwriter, Manchester’s debut releases “Home To Myself” and “Bright Eyes” positioned her as a dynamic new talent. She launched the smash hit single “Midnight Blue” and along with co-writer Kenny Loggins, she penned the radio classic “Whenever I Call You Friend.”
CLEARWATER - Grammy Award-winner Rick Springfield will return to Pinellas for a performance Wednesday, March 1, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.
This concert will be Springfield’s first concert at the Capitol Theatre since his sold-out date in 2015. Tickets start at $49. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.
Over the past three decades, Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the 1980s, he has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody” and “Human Touch.”
CLEARWATER - The Hit Men will perform Wednesday, March 1, 1 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.
A group of amazing performers, superb musicians, superior vocalists, great arrangers and creative composers, The Hit Men are hit makers of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s - including performing and recording members of superstar acts such as Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Tommy James and the Shondells, The Critters, and band-mates who played and performed with Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, Carly Simon, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Cheap Trick and more.
ST. PETERSBURG - Tony Bennett, the 19-time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades, will return to the Tampa Bay area for a performance Thursday, March 2, 7:30 p.m., at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg.
With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, Tony Bennett is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence.
CLEARWATER - Three-time Grammy Award-winner Lucinda Williams will perform Thursday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.
Williams is touring in support of her latest release, “The Ghosts of Highway 20.”
Recorded in the middle of arguably the most prolific period of her nearly four-decade career, “The Ghosts of Highway 20” is unlike any other Williams’ album. The narratives revolve around the 1,500-mile Highway 20 (aka Interstate 20) that runs in part from Georgia to Texas. The album features some of the most expansive and experimental arrangements Williams has ever recorded.
In a career that spans seven solo albums and countless collaborations in the studio and live on stage, Abair has made her mark as one of the most recognizable saxophonists in the United States. Fans may know her as the saxophonist on American Idol, or the only saxophonist to tour with rock legends Aerosmith since 1973. She also has appeared on stage with Bruce Springsteen for a historic night at the Beacon Theater. She sometimes joined Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra on the “Late Show with David Letterman.” She even performed at The Grand Ole Opry - and appeared as Al Pacino’s sax player in “Danny Collins.”
CLEARWATER - A concert featuring two-time Grammy-winner Taj Mahal has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 8, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre.
Tickets for the Feb. 8 concert will be honored at the new date.
Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Though his career began more than five decades ago with American blues, he has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the world - west Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian islands and so much more. What ties it all together is his insatiable interest in musical discovery. Over the years, his passion and curiosity have led him around the world, and the resulting global perspective is reflected in his music today.
Capitol Theatre welcomes Justin Hayward; America and Three Dog Night play Ruth Eckerd Hall. Tampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the coming weeks.
A number of concert festivals will be presented in addition to headliners such as Justin Hayward, Melissa Manchester, Smokey Robinson and Boz Scaggs.
The Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival will be presented Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18 and 19, at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. General admission is free. Visit ClearwaterSeaBlues.com or call 727-562-4700.
ST. PETERSBURG - Loretta Lynn, one of country music’s most iconic and awarded performers, has rescheduled her Mahaffey Theater concert for Friday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m., due to a scheduling conflict.
The performance was previously scheduled for Friday, Feb. 17.
In a 55-year career that’s included 60 albums (10 of them chart-toppers), 16 No. 1 songs and dozens of awards (including four Grammys), Loretta Lynn is the most honored woman in country music history, with signature songs from “You Ain’t Woman Enough (to Take My Man)” to “Coal Miner’s Daughter” to “Van Lear Rose.” In 2016, she released the album “Full Circle,” which is up for a Grammy as Best Country Album at the awards ceremony on Feb. 12.