CLEARWATER - Under The Sun, the annual festival tour celebrating the golden age of alternative pop rock ’n’ roll, will return for another summer run, this time featuring a spectacular lineup that includes Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker and Smash Mouth.
The tour makes a stop in the Tampa Bay area Sunday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.
Tickets start at $49.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Doors will open two hours before show time for the Under the Sun Marketplace.
The inaugural Under The Sun tour was among last year’s most popular and acclaimed events, earning ecstatic media attention with each stop along the way.
"Looking forward to once again spending the summer with my friends, performing the hits we all love,” said Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath in a press release promoting the tour. “This is one of the strongest lineups we have put together so far. All four bands are capable of headlining Under The Sun, so get there early.”
Tampa Bay area venues will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the coming weeks.
Under The Sun, the annual festival tour celebrating the best of alternative pop rock ‘n’ roll, will return for another summer run Sunday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.
CLEARWATER - The New Hope for Hero’s Mega-Concert Series will kick off Thursday, Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m., at the Capitol Theatre with a special tribute show for local veterans, their families and all those who have given their lives for our country.
Live at the Capitol Theatre, the inspiring evening of appreciation and remembrance will offer local veterans of all wars the grateful thanks of the Clearwater community. The public is invited to attend, so hundreds of $25 general admission tickets are available to the general public, 100 percent free at the campaign website. Visit www,NewHopeCampaign.org. Tickets also are available by calling the campaign services hotline at 231-4887. Reserved VIP and executive balcony box tickets also are available.
The Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland St.
The show will feature a live performance of the world-music show Trans-Formation with special video segments, featuring clips of Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna, Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise, acclaimed actors, like Tom Hanks and other Academy Award winning artists who have dedicated themselves to veterans’ causes and supporting our troops in active service. During the show video, segments also will include an all-star lineup including Colin L. Powell, two-time Academy and Emmy Award-winning actress Dianne Wiest and many more familiar names and faces. The concert will be hosted live by Florida’s own creator of Trans-Formation, E. Laurence Bake, with special guest appearances by local singing sensations Nancy Burridge and Emily Cutting.
CLEARWATER - Maxwell, the platinum soul star known for his show-stopping performances, will bring his Summer Soulstice tour to the Tampa Bay area Friday, Aug. 1, 8 p.m., with a performance at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road.
CLEARWATER - Clear Track Recording Studios recently announced that Jennifer Day Morrison (aka Jyn), recording artist, songwriter, producer and programmer will be joining Clear Track Recording Studios as the production coordinator.
She will be responsible for managing artist relations, scheduling bookings, supporting marketing and promotion activities plus she is available for vocals, keyboard, songwriting and production projects at the Studio.
ST. PETERSBURG - The Seventh Annual Dinner and Jazz Series at the Museum of Fine Arts spotlights some of the best jazz in the area on Fridays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. July 18-Aug. 29. Admission is $5 for Museum members and their guests and $10 for nonmembers. This includes admission to the entire Museum, as well as to the world premiere of My Generation: Young Chinese Artists.
This is an ideal way to celebrate the beginning of the weekend in one of the area’s most spectacular settings, surrounded by the beauty of art and nature. The talented musicians will perform in the Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory, and listeners can also mingle on the terrace overlooking the bay.
TAMPA - Live Nation, the producers of the Big Guava Music Festival and co-producers of last year's Coastline Festival, recently announced the 2014 Coral Skies Music Festival line-up for Saturday, Oct. 25, in Tampa, and Sunday, Oct. 26, in West Palm Beach. With all-day music featuring great bands on two stages, an expanded array of food trucks and variety of craft beers and regionally renowned artists, Coral Skies Music Festival will have something for everyone
A limited amount of $20 Early Bird tickets will are available Monday, July 14, through Thursday, July 17, at www.coralskiesfest.com. General ticket sales begin Friday, July 18.
Over the course of each day, the festival will feature an eclectic lineup of internationally established and emerging bands on two stages. The lineup features: Cage The Elephant, Julian Casablancas & The Voidz, City And Colour, Bombay Bicycle Club, Bleachers, Tokyo Police Club, The Hold Steady, Wild Cub, Junior Prom, Benjamin Booker and Good Graeff. More acts are expected to be announced soon.
Coral Skies Music Festival promises more than just great music. There will also be the best craft beers along with a greatly expanded array of critically acclaimed food trucks.
Palm Pavilion 10 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach Jim Garrett, 1 to 5 p.m.; Johnny B, 6 to 10 p.m. Call 727-446-2642 or visit www.palmpavilion.com
Rosie's Tavern of Dunedin 730 Broadway, Dunedin Treble Hook's Florida Folk and Medicine Show,Open Mic, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Rotating featured singer/songwriter with only three spots open each week. Call Treble Hook at 727-418-2916.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Finley's Irish Pub and Eatery 13477 South Belcher Road Largo Blues Jam with Al Razz, Pug & Bob Petrocelli, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Call 727-535-7858 or visit www.finleysirishpub.com
Gators Cafe & Saloon 12754 Kingfish Drive, Treasure Island Rockin' Pianos, 7 to 10 p.m. Call 727-367-8951 or visit gatorscafe.com