In the coming weeks, the Tampa Bay area will host a wide variety of musical headliners, with concerts performances set for artists such as Rush, Asia, Weezer and Glenn Frey.
In addition to shows at concert venues, several music festivals are planned.
The Northeast Exchange Club will present RibFest 2012 Friday through Sunday, Nov. 9-11, at Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive NE, St. Petersburg.
Gates will open at 11 a.m. daily. The event will include ribs, music and a family fun zone. This year’s headliners will include Buddy Guy, Heart with special guest Shawn Colvin, and Montgomery Gentry.
Other artists scheduled to perform include Come Back Alice, Jonny Lang, Sheri, Conner Christian & Southern Gothic, Gregg Rolie, Matt Stillwell and Colt Ford.
Online advance tickets are $16 plus service charge. Tickets are $20 at the gate. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Visit www.ribfest.org.
The Sundays in Belleair concert series will continue with a show featuring David Ball, Trailer Choir and Caroline Kole; on Sunday, Nov. 11, 4 to 9 p.m., at Dimmitt Community Center, 918 Osceola Road, Belleair. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the gate. Call 518-3728.
Sponsored by St. Lukes Cataract and Laser Institute, this installment of the Sundays in Belleair concert series will have a country theme. Grammy-winning, classic country artist David Ball will headline the show which also will include performances by the honky-tonk trio Trailer Choir and Belleair's own Caroline Kole. Visit www.sundaysinbelleair.com.
The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Classic will run Friday through Sunday, Nov. 16-18, at Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater; and Marriott Suites on Sand Key, 1201 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater.
The annual event will feature bands such as Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band, Wally’s Warehouse Waifs, Cornet Chop Suey, Rose Bilal and the Stars of Jazz, Betty Comora, Jane Campedelli, Bob Drago, Dave Gannett’s Barehanded Wolfchokers, The Valerie Gillespie Trio, Sonny LaRosa’s America’s Youngest Jazz Band and many more.
A weekend badge costs $100. Daily badges for Friday and Sunday are $40. Daily badges for Saturday are $50. Call Bette Marnell at 536-0064 or visit www.jazzclassic.net.
Dunedin’s annual Celtic Festival will be Saturday, Nov. 17, noon to 9:30 p.m., at Highlander Park, Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin.
This year’s outdoor celebration will feature Seven Nations, Brother, Enter the Haggis and Arvel Bird. The festival serves as a fundraiser for Dunedin’s Scottish bands and is promoted, organized and managed by the Dunedin Highland Games and Festival Committee Inc. Visit www.dunedinhighlandgames.com/celtfest.html.
Following is a list of other music scene events in the coming weeks.
• Rush, Saturday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.
The Amphitheatre is at 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Call 813-740-2446 or visit www.livenation.com.