- First up: A mandolin takes on the violin solos in Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” at the ISO‘s 5:30 Classical Cocktail Hour at Lake Gibson Village.
- Brian Sutherland kicks off a national tour and debuts a new CD at LkldLive at 7 p.m. Gypsy-jazz storyteller Dean Johanesen opens.
- Elsewhere downtown, David Brimer picks jazz guitar at Lakeland Loft and singer-songwriter Bryan Rivers plays Fresco’s, both at 8 p.m.
- Dan Signor‘s keyboards pair with Kelly Halloran‘s fiddle at The Pink Piano at 9 — and rumor has it some musicians may wander over from LkldLive to jam.
A & E
Some chances to rock this weekend: Classic Albums Live delivers Rush’s “2112” at The Lakeland — I mean, RP Funding Center — tonight; the Ellie Lee Band brings blues to the Music Ranch Saturday; the Sofa Kings crown Frescos Underground with a Play It Forward Polk benefit. See more listings after the jump.
Drew Lausman’s Explosionism art involves controlled explosives and acrylic paints.
You’d hardly know summer is starting based on the number of musicians playing around town this weekend. One sign of summer is Caribbean Chillers, a Jimmy Buffett tribute act, playing after the Flying Tigers game Friday. Other highlights include Bite Size Boom, LkldLive’s lunchtime percussion smashup Friday (check the rehearsal video) and a seven-band rock festival at Mason’s Live Saturday. More listings after the jump:
It was 50 years ago today
Sgt. Pepper came to stay and stay.
Come and hear the album played in style
at Lakeland Live; you’re guaranteed a smile.
So may I introduce to you the band that’s gonna play the tunes:
Jason, David, Sumner, Shane — and the ISO
To celebrate today’s 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ landmark “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” 17 local musicians are staging an ambitious concert Saturday reproducing the entire album from start to finish.
Brian Sutherland and Craig Morby bring both humor and intensity to Fresco’s tonight. On Friday and Saturday, jazz lovers and curiosity seekers who weren’t invited to last weekend’s grand opening can check out Lakeland Loft (after checking the dress code.) But the big music event this weekend is Sgt. Pepper Redux at LkldLive, where 17 musicians will recreate the classic Beatles album from beginning to end. We’ll have more on that later today. Check more listings after the jump…
Check out photos (below and here) and a video from Saturday’s VIP grand opening for Lakeland Loft, Solomon Wassef’s jazz and cigar bar opening Tuesday on the second floor at the corner of Main Street and Tennessee Avenue. Live music is planned for this Friday and Saturday. If you go, check out the dress code.
Deb Hunseder, half of the folk-pop duo Halcyon (anybody else remember when they played one of Joe Prine’s early Lakeland shows?), performs at Fresco’s tonight. Tomorrow night following the Flying Tigers game, expect a few rebel flags as Nuthin’ Fancy rocks a tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd. Check listings after the jump.
The colorful street mural marks the East Main Street gateway to downtown Lakeland in an area that city planners envision as Lakeland’s design district. It was painted Sunday by students from Harrison School for the Arts and Rochelle School of the Arts.