Thirty-Plus Years and Still Contemporary
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (July 1, 2013) – Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly, a soul/quiet storm band established in the early 1970s, will perform at The Mahaffey Theater on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the show, starting from $49.50, will go on sale Friday, July 12 at noon.
Formerly known as The Butlers and later Raw Soul with the multi-talented Frankie Beverly as songwriter, record producer, arranger, singer, keyboardist and guitarist, the band became Maze after an introduction to Marvin Gaye, who featured them as an opening act.
The 1976 release of their first album, Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly, yielded a string of hit singles that included “Lady of Magic” and “Workin’ Together.” The late ‘70s and early ‘80s brought best-selling albums, Golden Time of Day, Inspiration and Joy and Pain with chart-topping singles, “Traveling Man,” “Feel that You’re Feeling,” “Joy and Pain,” “Look in Your Eyes” and “Southern Girl.”
Three of the songs on their next album, Live in New Orleans, landed on the United States R&B chart, “Running Away,” “Before I Let Go” and “We Need to Live,” establishing their reputation and popularity in both America and the United Kingdom. The release of Silky Soul in 1989, plus Back to Basics in 1993, attained gold disc status.
Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly continues to tour the U.S. and Europe proving that their music is still unique, relevant and contemporary after 37 years.
Tickets for Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly are $49.50, $59.50, $69.50, $75.50 and $79.50. They may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charge by phone at (727) 893-7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Mahaffey Box Office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event. There are no extra ticketing charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.
About The Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
About The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programing and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater!
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment and cultural experiences.