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.
In concert, the artist is lauded for his impeccable vocals, his connection to his audience and the sheer physicality of his performance.
Maxwell signed to Columbia Records at the tender age of 21. He had already composed more than 300 songs before signing on to the major label. The Brooklyn born phenomenon soon took the music world by storm with his debut album, “Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite.”
The Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist began redefining classic soul music for a new generation with the release of the critically acclaimed debut in 1996. Fueled in part by the certified gold single “Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder),” the album achieved double platinum status. The debut also received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album.
This summer’s diverse tour lineup will feature For Today, Stray From the Path, Air Dubai, Mixtapes, Teenage Bottlerocket, Mayday Parade, Attila, The Protomen, Tear Out The Heart, Plague Vendor, Saves the Day, A Skylit Drive, I the Mighty, Beartooth, The Devil Wears Prada, The Ready Set, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, NiT GriT, The Color Morale, Enter Shikari, Anberlin, Issues, Cute Is What We Aim for, Survive This!, Crown the Empire, The Maine, Volumes and many more.
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.
CLEARWATER - Due to overwhelming demand Classic Albums Live returns to Clearwater performing Creedence Clearwater Revival: Chronicle on Sunday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre.
Few bands of the 1960s retained as much a sense of the roots of rock and roll as did Creedence Clearwater Revival. Their music is rife with country, rockabilly and R&B influences, a combination that produced several hit singles including I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Lodi, Susie Q, Who'll Stop the Rain, Travelin’ Band, Fortunate Son, Down On The Corner, Bad Moon Rising and, of course, Proud Mary.
The eight time platinum album Chronicle is ranked at number 59 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of all time. It has sold more than six million copies in the U.S. since 1991.
Anything but a cover band, like a symphony orchestra performing the works of Mozart, Classic Albums Live forgoes the gimmickry of costumes and impersonations, putting the music first. These world-class musicians tackle iconic music, concentrating solely on re-creating it as you remember it from the original recording. The attention to detail is staggering - every sound from the album is re-created live on stage by world-class musicians assembled for each album presentation.
ST. PETERSBURG - Tampa Bay Rays Summer Concert Series features Imagination Movers Christmas in July on Sunday, July 27, 1:40 p.m.
at Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St Petersburg.
The 2014 Rays Summer Concert Series begin shortly after select homes games conclude and are free with the purchase of that game's ticket. Call 1-888-FAN-RAYS for tickets.
Celebrate Christmas in July with the Emmy-winning Imagination Movers when they appear July 27 after the Tampa Bay Rays game at Tropicana Field. The Movers will perform lots of crowd-pleasing songs from their hit Disney Junior television series as well as classic holiday tunes that will transform Trop Field into a virtual winter wonderland.
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.; Justin Walker, 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.
The Hideaway Cafe 1756 Central Ave., St. Petersburg Blues Jam hosted by Betty Fox Band, 7 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m. Call 727-644-7895 or visit www.hideawaycafe.biz
Thursday, July 24, 2014
CJ's On The Island 115 107th Ave., Treasure Island Sub Tropic Duo, 5 to 9 p.m. Call 727-360-1760 or visit www.cjsonti.com