St. Petersburg, Fla. (June 19, 2017) – The Fall/Winter entertainment offerings for downtown St. Pete keep growing, as the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts announced four new performances coming to the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater and Palladium Theater.
Tickets for all four shows go on sale to the public Friday, June 23 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Box Office is open Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
After releasing four studio albums, all praised as classics, the R&B/soul pioneer Maxwellwill stop in St. Pete Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 at 8 p.m. at The Mahaffey Theater showcasing his fifth album, BlackSUMMERS’night. The Grammy award-winner has been performing to sell-out crowds for more than 20 years. His signature single “Pretty Wings,” is part of a sensual, pathfinding trilogy. The album landed on most critics’ “Year’s Best” lists and snared two Grammys, with Rolling Stone praising it as an “album about love, not sex, for grown-ups who know the difference.” Fans will enjoy iconic singles like “Til The Cops Come Knockin’,” and “Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder),” among others, exploring love and heartbreak as only Maxwell can.
Tickets: $45, $59, $70, $99, $200, $300
Pink Martini with singer China Forbes
Pink Martini with singer China Forbes will be in town to wow audiences at the Mahaffey Theater on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. For more than twenty years, Pink Martini has toured the world, providing an around-the-world musical adventure singing in 22 languages at opera houses, concert halls, film festivals, museums and fashion shows. Fans know the musical group that formed in 1994 was known as a “little orchestra,” mixing many genres including classical, Latin, jazz and classic pop. St. Pete is proud to present Pink Martini featuring lead singer China Forbes. They’ve come a long way since Thomas Lauderdale founded Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for causes such as civil rights, affordable housing and the environment. In 2014, Pink Martini was inducted into both the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame and the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.
Tickets: $39.50 $54.50, $69.50
American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook
Rejoice! It’s nice to know some things in the music world never change. Music lovers can sing along to classic songs during American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbookcoming to The Mahaffey Theater on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at 3 p.m. The afternoon will salute the beloved composer George Gershwin with a seventeen piece band and vocalist Michael Andrew performing favorites from “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “The Man I Love,” and many other time-honored Gershwin standards. Enjoy world class jazz musicians with a big band sound.
Mahaffey on the Move presents Vic DiBitetto at the Palladium Theater
Comedian Vic DiBitetto will offer fans nonstop laughter at the Palladium Theater on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at 8 p.m. His comedic style has been called a cross between Rodney Dangerfield and Ralph Kramden. The Grand Prize Winner of ABC network’s America’s Funniest People is a gifted improvisational actor. He is also known for his YouTube videos. You’ll find him featured in Kevin James’ movie Mall Cop: Blart 2, and independent films Turkey’s Done and Who’s Jenna.
Tickets: $27.50, $39, $47.50
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.