The Happy Together Tour returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall in June and Garth Brooks is scheduled to play three shows at Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the coming weeks.
The Summerland Tour returns to the Tampa Bay area this year at a new venue. The concert will take place Sunday, June 14, 2 p.m., at Madeira Beach Park.
This year’s lineup will feature Everclear, Toadies, Fuel and American Hi-Fi. For ticket information, visit www.sumerlandtour.net.
DUNEDIN - Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield will perform in concert Sunday, May 31, 7:30 p.m., at Painted Fish Gallery, 350 Main St., Dunedin. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
Schneider has twice been a finalist in the Kerrville Folk Festival's Grassy Hill New Folk Competition and in other national competitions. "Walls that Talk," Schneider’s September 2012 CD release, debuted at No. 3 on the American Folk DJ charts.
He frequently tours with his wife and musical partner, Kim Mayfield. They will be performing new songs from “Ten from the Pen,” his new CD which will be available at this pre-release party. The album will officially be released on June 1.
ST. PETERSBURG - Escape the heat with cool summer concerts in the Marly Room at the Museum of Fine Art, 255 Beach Drive NE. Concerts in the series will be presented at 2 p.m. on select Sundays.
Scheduled performers include Rachael Kudo, Trio Solisti, La Catrina Quartet Brass, Roots Trio, Stephen Prutsman and Pulse Chamber Music.
Rachael Kudo, pianist, will perform June 7.
The exciting young pianist Rachel Kudo makes her debut in the Tampa Bay area after receiving second prize in the Ninth National Chopin Piano competition in Miami. She was previously the only American finalist in the 15th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. She has been hailed for her “stunning virtuosity” and called “an extraordinary artist who promises to become a legend.” At the MFA, she will play Chopin’s Ballade No. 1 in G minor (Op. 23), Waltz in E-flat Major (Op. 18), Polonaise in A-flat Major (Op. 53), three Etudes (Op. 10, Nos. 4, 5, and 7), and three Mazurkas. Her program also includes Haydn’s Sonata in C Major (Hob. XVI/50), two Preludes by Debussy (No. 5 “Bruyères” from Book II and No. 11 “Puck’s Dance” from Book I), Bartók’s Out of Doors Suite, and Barber’s Sonata in E-flat Major (Op. 26). Kudo began her piano studies at four and made her orchestral debut at 16 with the Chicago and Forth Worth Symphonies. She has since presented concerts at the International Chopin Festival and Chopin’s birth house in Poland, Salle Cortot in Paris, the Musikverein in Vienna, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel.
Nick Fradiani is the Season 14 American Idol, as announced Wednesday night on Fox. Fradiani and the rest of the top 5 are coming to Clearwater July 7.
American Idol, the most successful music competition show in television history, returns this summer with an unprecedented 14th consecutive national tour. 19 Entertainment announced April 29 that the 37-show concert tour launches in Clearwater at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Tuesday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m.
The tour includes stops in major cities, including New York, Chicago, Houston and Nashville before wrapping in Riverside, California, on Friday, Aug. 28.
CLEARWATER - In conjunction with the city of Clearwater’s Centennial Celebration, Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road and the city of Clearwater will present nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow at the 36th anniversary Clearwater Jazz Holiday.
The Clearwater Jazz Holiday, presented by HCI Group Inc., will run Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 15-18, at Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater. Crow will take the stage Saturday, Oct. 17.
Crow has sold more 35 million albums around the world and has performed duets with musical luminaries such as Sting and Mick Jagger.
ST. PETERSBURG - The Tampa Bay Rays have announced the lineup for the 2015 Summer Concert Series: The Jacksons, Cody Simpson, Lee Brice, KIDZ BOP Kids, Kacey Musgraves and Steve Aoki.
Concerts are free with the purchase of that date's game ticket and begin following the conclusion of the game. In addition to their game tickets, fans can watch the various acts from the field by purchasing field access passes available at raysbaseball.com/concerts.