(Friday, October 19, 2012, St. Petersburg, FL); This fall, find yourself at the Palladium where we are welcoming legendary singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones, A Prairie Home Companion’s sultry jazz vocalist Connie Evingson, Benise’s hot new Latin music and dance extravaganza En Fuego!, the holidays with Tommy Mara in a concert benefitting Toys for Tots, blues, boogie-woogie, bluegrass and so much more. We are also welcoming to its new home (The Palladium!), the Tampa Bay Symphony, now under the masterful baton of Maestro Mark Sforzini. Whether kicking back in our intimate, award-winning, candlelit Side Door Cabaret, or in acoustically perfect mainstage Hough Hall, the Palladium is consistently ranked as one of Tampa Bay’s best, most affordable performing arts centers.
The Palladium is also introducing its all-new “Friends With Benefits” membership program. Drop by, call the Box Office (727) 822-3590, or visit My Palladium for more information and tickets for upcoming shows. Visit PalladiumPaul’sBlog andsubscribeto receive emails updates on newly-booked performances. Group, student, senior and St. Petersburg College family discounts are available for many shows, as are Palladium Gift certificates, perfect for holiday giving. Volunteer opportunities abound at the Palladium – contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palladium Presents: Fly Me to the Moon: An Evening of Big Band Love Songs
Trumpeter Charles Lazarus with Connie Evingson, featured jazz vocalist on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion 7:30 p.m., $25, $30 day of show.
Palladium Presents: Damon Fowler
Home-grown, hi-test, house-rockin’ blues. Sandy Atkinson opens. 8 p.m. $13, $15 day of show
Bi-Coastal Boogie Woogie Piano Night
Tampa’s Liz Pennock and San Francisco’s Caroline Dahl; a double keyboard tour-de-force 7:30 p.m., $15, $18 day of show
Backtrack Blues Band
The popular Tampa Bay group returns performing original, high energy blues with blistering guitar, great harmonica and vocals! 8:30 p.m., $12, $15 day of show
Caberfeidh Productions Presents:
Patrick Ball, Celtic Harp
Playing the legendary brass-strung harp of Ireland, Ball is one of the world’s premier players of this ancient Irish instrument and a captivating spoken word artist. 4 p.m., $20, $25 day of show
AT HOUGH HALL
Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road Presents:
Benise En Fuego Latin River Dance, 2 shows
5 p.m. & 8 p.m. shows
Tickets available from Ruth Eckerd Hall, (727) 791-7400
St. Petersburg College Presents: America Remembers: A Veteran’s Day Salute 2:30 p.m.
(Free & open to the public. Seating is limited. First come, first served.)
Ruth Eckerd On The Road Presents:
Rickie Lee Jones, The Devil You Know
8 p.m., Tickets available only through Ticketmaster
Tampa Bay Symphony Presents: From the New World
Dvorak, Copeland, McDowell, Gould. 8 p.m., $20 for adults, free for students age 18 who must display student ID
NEXT TBS Shows – 2/26, 4/30
Caberfeidh Productions Presents:
The Claire Lynch Band, Bluegrass
Rounder recording artist and two-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year returns!
Richard Nader Entertainment Presents: Welcome in the Holidays with Tommy Mara
Tommy Mara and the Crests, The Mystics, Johnny Thunder, The Impacs. Benefits Toys for Tots — bring new, unwrapped toy donations. 8 p.m., $30, $40, $100
11/23, 24, 25
Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity with Sharon Scott
A musical African-American holiday tradition.
Fri. & Sun., 7 p.m., Sat., 2 p.m.
(Free & open to the public. Seating is limited. Contact Box Office for complementary tickets. First come, first served.)
11/30, 12/1 & 2
The Academy of Ballet Arts Presents:
WMNF and Studio@620 Presents: It’s a Wonderful Life, Radio Theater Project, Side Door Theatre
Palladium Presents: Nate Najar’s Holiday Show
All new, all-star! 8 p.m.