There’s live music in Lakeland this weekend to suit a wide range of tastes, including Americana, jazz, opera, and rock from the last three decades of the last century. Highlights include: More
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Recommendations from Megan Towner, our music maven:
- Roses from Bones, Mugbrain, Blondino and Karissa Frampton 7 p.m. tonight at Hillcrest Coffee. Most of the acts are Tampa alternative rock going acoustic for tonight’s show.
- Black Velvet Band at Molly McHugh’s Irish Pub on Friday at 9 p.m. Irish folk songs and anthems, raucous and very engaging with the audience.
- Lesa Silvermore at The Pink Piano at 8 p.m. Saturday. Lesa is a high-energy indie/folk solo acoustic performer. Truly impressed last time I saw her play there.
There’s still time to enjoy live music before the two-week holiday period ends. A highlight this weekend comes Saturday when Uncle John’s Band, a favorite of Florida Deadheads, comes to the RP Funding Center to re-create the Grateful Dead’s famous May 1977 concert at the same venue when it was called the Lakeland Civic Center. Keep scrolling for our updated live music calendar. More
Live music highlights this weekend include a Key West Christmas and a gathering of the tribes for a three-day outdoor festival complete with jam bands and some rockabilly. Expect a parrothead vibe at Swan Brewing Saturday night as several musicians associated with Jimmy Buffett and Margaritaville Radio perform. At Maddox Ranch, folks will be gathering Friday through Saturday for the eighth annual Hometeam New Years Rally with 19 bands, including Cope, The Applebutter Express, Honey Hounds, The Difference, Ajeva, and The Melody Trucks Band. Keep scrolling for our updated music calendar: More
Our top live music recommendation this weekend: The musicians on “A Lakeland Christmas, Vol. 1” play their selections from the album and other favorites on Friday and Saturday at Union Hall, hosted/presented by the Vanguard Room. (Read Cary McMullen’s article about the album and hear it on Spotify.) More
If you’re looking for a low-key alternative to tonight’s Christmas parade, check out Joe Gavin‘s mesmerizing guitar work full of loops and harmonics at Hillcrest Coffee at 7. Also at Hillcrest on Saturday night, acclaimed singer-songwriter Rebekah Pulley joins country rock pioneer and house staple Jon Corneal. Keep scrolling for the rest of our live music calendar. More
It’s a good week to be thankful for live music. Central Florida acts dominate at local venues — other than Georgia’s Rehab, a Southern hip-hop/country/rock band, coming to Union Hall Friday. Elsewhere, Moonquakes, a side project of indie rockers Glass House Point, plays Swan Brewing on Friday. Classic rock dominates at LkldLive on Saturday with a double tribute: Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” by Rex Floyd and The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” by Rich Mistretta. Our updated music calendar follows: More