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Weekend arts forecast: It’s Lady A, y’all

Bill DeYoung



Country music's Lady A is at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg tonight. Publicity photo.

Tonight at the Mahaffey Theater, on the bayfront in downtown St. Pete, it’s the Nashville trio Lady A, formerly known as Lady Antebellum (the name was changed because the word “antebellum,” for many, carried an unfortunate allusion to the Confederate South).

This is the country group that gave us the No. 1 singles “I Run to You,” “Need You Now,” “American Honey, “Our Kind of Love,” “Just a Kiss,” “We Owned the Night” and other hits, including “Champagne Night,” “Downtown” and “What If I Never Get Over You.”

Fans have a phone number (615-882-1975) to call and request their favorite songs. “We’ve been touring for over 15 years and have played some of the biggest venues in the world, but there’s something truly special about being close to your audience and having the flexibility to include the fans in how the show goes,” Lady A’s Dave Haywood said.

Find tickets here.

Robert Smith and The Cure are at Amalie Arena in Tampa tonight; the show has been sold out for weeks (tickets were priced low, at the artist’s insistence. Robert Smith for the win!)

And the in-the-round Alicia Keys tour stops at Amalie Friday. Tickets are here.


Sounds good

You might have noticed that it’s opening week for The Sound, the new amphitheater in Clearwater’s Coachman Park. The lineup for the next couple of days looks like this:

Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw, Friday. We spoke with Colble C. earlier this week. Here’s that interview.

Dave Koz and Friends, Saturday. The smooth jazz saxman along with Candy Dulfer and Eric Darius. Tickets.

Peter Frampton, Sunday. The British guitar legend comes alive! once more. Tickets.


Singers at thestudio

Two local artists have solo concerts at thestudio@620. Tonight it’s Ona K, with a jazz combo and a string quartet (Ona was last week’s guest on our Arts Alive! podcast, which is at this link); Friday brings J’Nelle, a Tampa-based rhythm ‘n’ blues and jazz vocalist. Find all tickets here.


Queer E Okee Night

Pride Month winds down with Friday’s Queer E Okee event at the Palladium Theater, hosted by Queer Eye for the Straight Guy alum Carson Kressley. “A roster of local queer musicians who will perform some of the LGBTQIA+ community’s most beloved songs while the audience sings along with the help of karaoke-style lyrics projected onto a large screen.” Find tickets here.



At freeFall Theater, the original musical OZ, by the theater’s Michael Raabe and Eric Davies, is onstage through July 9. Roxanne Fay, from the cast, will be our guest Friday on the Arts Alive! podcast. Find freeFall tickets here.

The Weekend arts forecast appears every Thursday in the Catalyst

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