After nearly four decades of writing, recording and touring - either as a sideman or a solo artist - Peter White still seeks out the road not yet traveled. Whether it’s new songs, new ideas, new styles or new collaborators, this virtuoso of contemporary jazz, classical, pop and Spanish guitar is at his best when standing on the edge of creative territory waiting to be explored.
CLEARWATER - Following a successful spring concert series, the city of Clearwater, along with Ruth Eckerd Hall's "On the Road" experience, continues the Coachman Concerts into September with a performance by multi-platinum selling recording artist Bryan Adams on Sunday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m., at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater.
Tickets start at $20.
Coachman Park continues to emerge as a top spot for concerts and festivals in Tampa Bay. Nestled on the banks of downtown Clearwater's beautiful waterfront, visitors to this venue experience an intimate setting with some of their favorite artists and performers.
TAMPA - Two of music’s most loved bands and biggest hit-makers have joined forces for an epic summer tour: Multi-platinum selling bands Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows are on the road in the midst of “A Brief History of Everything Tour 2017,” presented by Live Nation.
The tour will make a stop in the Tampa Bay area for one performance on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 6:45 p.m., at Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa.
The partnership kicked off with a show July 12 at Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington. Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows will continue to tour through early October.
LARGO - Central Park Performing Arts Center recently announce its 2017 Summer Concert Series.
The Summer Concert Series is an all ages event, with shows on select dates from Aug. 12 through Sept. 28, at the center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Free and convenient parking is available. For tickets, visit LargoArts.com or call 727-587-6793.
Following is the Summer Concert Series lineup:
- Rhymin’ ‘n’ Stealin’ (Beastie Boys tribute) - Saturday, Aug. 12, 8 p.m. Tickets are $19.50 in advance and $24.50 the day of the show.
CLEARWATER - As Graceland prepares to mark the milestone 40th anniversary of Elvis’ passing this August, it has announced the U.S. debut of “Elvis: Live in Concert,” an all-new concert production featuring Elvis Presley on the big screen accompanied by a live orchestra.
The event - coming to 12 cities this August - includes a stop in the Tampa Bay area. The show will be presented Friday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.
Tampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the month of August.
Foreigner - along with Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick and special guest Jason Bonham, who will be bringing the music of Led Zeppelin - to the area on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m., at Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Tickets start at $38. Call 813-740-2446 or visit www.livenation.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.
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.