St. Petersburg, FLA (September 11, 2019) – In its 54th year, The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment continues to evolve at an all-time high with a world-class season lineup, a new website, eco-friendly charging stations, and another nomination for The Best of the Bay’s Best Performing Arts Center. Home to the Florida Orchestra, the world-class Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – pop, rock, comedy, theater, dance, classical and interactive engagements, and exhibitions.
With a commitment to diversity, the venue just announced the Fall lineup to include marquee acts such as Tony Bennett, Dane Cook, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, The Doobie Brothers, Elvis Costello, Incubus, Moscow’s Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, and even more shows will be announced as the season progresses. For full details and a calendar of all upcoming events, visit www.themahaffey.com.
Bill Edwards’ Big3 Entertainment begins their 9th year operating the Duke Energy Center for the Arts, Mahaffey Theater. Throughout the last couple of years, the Mahaffey Theater has seen an average annual increase in attendance, with a 250,000 peak last season. The entertainment company also promotes the shows at Al Lang Stadium such as Santana, Tedeschi Trucks, Bryan Adams, Collective Soul, Poison, Counting Crows, 3 Doors Down, Live, and Soul Asylum.
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 programming and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. The Foundation recently appointed new President, Amy Miller, to lead the nonprofit in its efforts to continue providing world-class arts education programs, community outreach programs, and performances at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater for the entire community of St. Petersburg. This year, the Class Acts program supported by the Bill Edwards Foundation celebrates its 27th anniversary and has served over 600,000 students in the Tampa Bay Area.
Other improvements include a new website for The Duke Energy Center for Arts – Mahaffey Theater which rolled out this August including a fresh interface, and user-friendly navigation. www.mahaffeytheater.com. Eco-friendly charging stations are set to launch this fall in collaboration with Duke Energy.
2019 – 2020 Show Schedule
Deep Purple: The Long Goodbye Tour – Friday, September 27 at 8pm / $59.50 – $129.50
Benise – Fuego! – Friday, October 11 at 8pm / $32.50 – $67.50
Wayne Brady – Sunday, October 13 at 7pm / $35 – $65
Coheed and Cambria – Friday, October 18 at 7:30pm / $29.50 – $75
Randy Rainbow LIVE! – Saturday, October 19 at 7pm / $37.50 – $85
Chinese Acrobats of Hebei – Saturday, November 2 / $30 – $50
World of Dance Live! – Sunday, November 3 at 7pm / $45 – $85
WE WILL ROCK YOU – Monday, November 4 at 7:30pm / $39.50 – $79.50
Terry Fator – Thursday, November 7 at 7:30p / $49.50 – $79.50
Dane Cook “Tell It Like It Is” Tour – Friday, November 8 at 7:30 pm / $39.50 – $59.50
Elvis Costello & The Imposters “Just Trust” Tour – Sunday, November 10 at 7pm / $55 – $125
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas – Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30pm / $54.50 – $78.50
The Doobie Brothers – Friday, November 15 at 8pm / $59.50 – $150
QYK Guitar Pull – Sunday, November 17 at 7:30pm / $58.50 – $103.50
Cirque Dreams Holidaze – Thursday, November 21 at 7:30pm / $38 – $68
Incubus: 20 Years of Make Yourself & Beyond with Le Butcherettes – Saturday, November 30 at 8pm / $59.50 – $139.50
Tony Bennett “I Left My Heart” Tour – Thursday, December 5 at 7:30pm / $70 – $156
Il Divo: A Holiday Song Celebration – Friday, December 6 at 8pm / $49.50 – $350
The Isley Brothers – Thursday, December 19 at 7:30pm / $55 – $125
The Family Blessing – Saturday, December 21 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm / $25 – $45
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker – Thursday, December 26 at 7 pm and Friday, December 27 at 3 & 7 pm/ $34.50 – $109.50
Romeo & Juliet – Sunday, January 5 at 3pm / $41 – $74
We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered – Wednesday, January 8 at 7:30pm / $30-$50
The Doo Wop Project – Thursday, January 16 at 7:30pm/ $25 – $55
The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston starring Belinda Davids – Wednesday, January 22 at 7:30pm / $32.50 – $59.50
Ira Glass – Saturday, January 25 at 8pm / $23.50 – $153.50
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! – Tuesday, January 28 at 6:30pm / $25 – $45
Tapestry: Tribute to Carole King – Wednesday, February 5 at 7:30pm / $30 – $50
ABBA Mania – Thursday, February 13 at 7:30pm / $20.50 – $49.50
Shen Yun – February 14-20 / $80 – $200
Wild Kratts Live! – Friday, February 28 at 6:30pm / $24.50 – $54.50
Celtic Woman – Sunday, March 1 at 7pm / $53.50 – $123.50
Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular – Friday, March 20 at 8pm / $29 – $49
One Night of Queen – Friday, May 8 at 8pm / $39 – $49
Link to season catalog: https://issuu.com/themahaffey/docs/2019-2020_season_preview_reduced_size
The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – 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 world-class Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – pop, rock, comedy, theater, 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 programming and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater! 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.
Big3 Entertainment Group is the parent company of Big3 Records, Big3 Studios, and Bill Edwards Presents, Inc. Encompassing a full spectrum of services including recording, music delivery, venue management, live event promotion and production, Big3 Entertainment Group is a team of experienced and hands-on industry veterans whose passion for the music business parallels that of its Chairman and CEO Bill Edwards.
Editors: For details, or to schedule an interview contact Lisa Williams firstname.lastname@example.org or 727.490.9835.
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