Folk, Roots, Jazz, Comedy, Broadway – Even Body Building
(Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, St. Petersburg, FL); Whether in Hough Hall — the main concert hall, or in our award-winning, intimate listening room — the Side Door, there’s something for everyone in September at the Palladium. Learn more at www.mypalladium.org, drop by or call the Box Office (727) 822-3590, Wednesdays –Fridays, noon to 3 p.m. and three hours prior to every performances.
Fri., 9/6 Palladium Presents:
Grant Peeples and Sarah Mac CD Release Party!!! , Side Door Folk/Roots
With The Peeples Rupublik, and special guests Rebecca Zapen and Erik Alvar
Folk/Roots artist Grant Peeples is known for his axe-sharp socio-political tunes as well as his Roger Miller type humor and heart-gigging ballads. Songwriting legend Bobby Braddock described him “like Prine, but with a Southern bent.” Music News Nashville called him “a guitar-slinging poet.” Peeples tours have included performances at The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival (Oklahoma), The Living Room (NYC), and The Triple Door (Seattle). His records, produced by Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Robert Earl Keen) have topped Folk/Roots charts in the US and in Europe.
Claire, Charlie and Sarah Mac perform a blend of original music they call “jazzy, bluesy, rock with a healthy dose of soul.” Sarah Mac’s voice has the power and grit of Janis Joplin, the sweet, soothing breathy tone of Edie Brickell, and the gut-wrenching raw tones of an old soul or gospel singer. Paired with Charlie’s intricate, sultry guitar work and Claire’s solid, intriguing bass lines, this trio creates a powerful live experience. They’ve shared the stage with the Lee Boys, Shawn Colvin, Shawn Mullins and more.
8p, $12, $15 day of show
Sat., 9/7 Palladium Presents:
La Lucha with Jun Bustamante, Side Door Jazz
La Lucha will present new arrangements and originals from their upcoming album to be released in 2014, including arrangements by The Police, Radiohead, The Jackson 5, The Beach Boys and more! La Lucha performs a diverse mixture of Jazz standards, original compositions and twisted arrangements of pop songs. Its members are Alejandro Arenas (bass), Mark Feinman (drums), and John O’Leary (piano). Special guests: Jun Bustamante (vocalist) & Austin Vickrey (saxophonist).
8 p.m., $13, $16 day of show
Fri., 9/13 Kevin Jackson of The Black Sphere Presents:
Reparations Comedy Tour
Don’t let the prospect of no job and a massive debt you can’t repay stop you from having big laughs NOW! You have the rest of your lives to belly-ache. Politics may not be fun, but laughing at politics certainly is. And whether you like it or not…politics is life. Kevin Jackson of The Black Sphere presents Reparations Comedy Tour featuring Evan Sayet, Tim Young, Brad Stine and Tim Wilkins. (Adult humor)
7:30 p.m., $25; VIP $65 – includes post-show light refreshments, meet & greet the artists
Sat., 9/14 The St. Pete Muscle Classic, Body Building Competition
The St. Pete Muscle Classic, an NPC Amateur Competition, includes several competitive categories: Men’s Bodybuilding, Women’s Bodybuilding, Women’s Figure, Women’s Bikini, along with Masters (over 40, 50) and a Teen Division competition. At the 10 a.m. morning competition, judges will compare individuals against their opponents. The evening show at 5 p.m. will consist of competition and trophy presentation.
10 a.m. Pre-judging: $11.50 general admission
5 p.m. Classic finals: $20, $30, reserved seating
Sun., 9/15 Jeff Black, Side Door Roots/Acoustic
Rebekah Pulley opens
After acclaimed commercial releases, song placement in films, years of live performance and songs covered by Alison Krauss, Waylon Jennings, Sam Bush, Blackhawk, Jerry Douglas, and Dierks Bentley, singer-songwriter Jeff Black continues to solidify his reputation as a creative force in the roots genres.
Singer-songwriter Rebekah Pulley is a Tampa Bay favorite whether performing solo, or with her band The Reluctant Prophets. Pulley has five CDs, each with a distinctive blend of tough but tender songs about heartache, love, self-discovery and worldly chaos.
7:30 p.m., $20, $20 day of show
Fri., 9/20 Bill Edwards/The Mahaffey Theater Presents:
Billy Cobham: Spectrum 40, Jazz Fusion
Jazz drummer, composer and bandleader Billy Cobham will celebrate the 40th anniversary of his first solo album, Spectrum 40, bringing his groundbreaking “explosive power and exacting precision” to the Palladium’s acoustically perfect Hough Hall. From his 1970s breakthrough as a founding member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra to his influential role as a leading drummer in the style of jazz and jazz-fusion, Cobham remains a powerful musical explorer. Born in Panama, raised in New York and residing in Switzerland, Cobham translates his multicultural experience into a blend of jazz, rock and funk. Cobham has produced more than 40 albums and collaborated with artists including Miles Davis, John McLaughlin and the Brecker Brothers. Cobham’s band are Ric Fierabracci, Dean Brown and Gary Husband.
8 p.m., $30, $40, $50
Sat. 9/21 St. Petersburg Interfaith Association Presents:
UN International Day of Peace with Fred Johnson
The late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated that “Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” In 1981, the United Nations General Assembly, by unanimous vote, adopted Resolution 36/67 establishing the International Day of Peace (IDP). The St. Petersburg Interfaith Association invites you to the International Day of Peace concert comprised of a multi-culturally rich tapestry of music, dance, spoken word and renderings from the writings of global masters.
2:00 p.m., Free and open the public. No tickets required.
Fri., 9/27 St. Petersburg Opera Presents:
Broadway Cabaret, Side Door Opera
Featuring the Cast from the Upcoming Romeo & Juliet
Twelve singers from the cast of Romeo and Juliet will present favourite selections from Cabaret, Kiss Me Kate, A Little Night Music, Merrily We Roll Along, Showboat, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Lost in the Stars, City of Angels, Scarlett Pimpernel, Trouble in Tahiti, West Side Story, The Wiz and South Pacific. Sneak-peek tours of the Romeo and Juliet set at 7:45 and 8:15. Performance at 8:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m., $75 (ticket includes dessert and 2 drink tickets. Cash bar for additional drinks.)
Tickets available only through St. Petersburg Opera Box Office: 727-823-2040
253 Fifth Ave., N., St. Petersburg, FL
www.mypalladium.org ▪ (727) 822-3590
Box Office: M-W noon-3, and 3 hours prior to ticketed performances