St. Petersburg, Fla. (May 9, 2016) – Singer/songwriter, New York Times bestselling poet and critically acclaimed actress Jill Scott, whose 2015 show at The Mahaffey sold out, returns Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Three-time Grammy winner Jill Scott’s 2015 album Woman entered the Billboard chart at No. 1. As a singer/songwriter and recording artist, Scott’s bold explorations of both erotic love and self-empowerment have given the world “A Long Walk,” “So In Love,” “Fool’s Gold” and the classic, multi-platinum album Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1. She is a true artist who imbues her visionary music with jazz, hip hop and spoken word.
A consummate writer at heart, she penned The Moments, The Minutes, The Hours, a compilation of poems that instantly became a New York Times bestseller. Scott also developed an intimates line for Ashley Stewart and founded Blues Babe, a registered 501(c)3 foundation that has raised over hundreds of thousands dollars to support minority students pursuing college degrees.
Tickets, $70.50, $80.50, $90.50 and $106.50, go on sale Friday, May 13 at 10 a.m. Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts members can purchase tickets beginning at noon today. Tickets are available 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 and at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event. There are no added charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.
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 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.
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.