Some music notes, followed — as usual — by the weekly calendar: Two original members of Heart (no, their names aren’t Wilson) play tribute to their former band’s hits at RP Funding tonight. Michael Allman, son of Gregg, returns to the Music Ranch Saturday. LkldLive, which is drawing crowds to its classic rock tribute shows, is stepping into grunge/metal Saturday with an Alice in Chains retrospective by the local band Kalus. And finally, we’re impressed that our calendar lists the hard-working Patty Kenoly four times in the next three days. Places and times below:
A & E
✓ Country: David Lee Murphy visits Wild Greg’s Saloon on 98 North for a WPCV listener appreciation concert.
✓ Classic rock: Remember The Eagles at a LkldLive tribute show tonight.
✓ Chamber: On Friday morning, the ISO’s chamber ensemble plays the penultimate concert in Midday Meditations’ 2017-18 season.
✓ Classics for Kids: The popular ISO Cookie Concert Saturday afternoon includes a petting zoo and a QA with piano prodigy Jacob Velazquez.
✓ New Orleans Brass/Party: The Dirty River Bourbon Show rocks LkldLive Sunday in a benefit for Play It Forward Polk.
Brian Sutherland, who packed up his guitar and cello and moved with the lovely Holly Sutherland to Nashville, joins Dan Signor for three Florida dates, including a gig at Patio 850 tonight | Check a video of Dan and Brian from 2016.
- Opera comes to Florida Southern Saturday as Mark Thomsen directs Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Gondoliers.”
- I don’t know much about Gurf Morlix (videos) except that he has an odd name, he’s produced and played on some of Americana’s finest, I’ve heard Lucinda utter his name, and he’s playing an Among Friends Music house concert Sunday night.
- The Munn Park Saints return to their namesake park at lunchtime Monday as a trio. Violinist Christine Collister has joined the group, formerly a guitar-mandolin duo. (Hey, Christine, if you’re playing folk/acoustic music instead of classical, do you become a fiddler?)
- Jazz on the Lawn at Southeastern University at 7:30 tonight features the school’s jazz ensemble and coincides with the SEU Forum leadership speaker event. Gather on the lawn near the new Buena Vida complex on the northern part of the campus.
- The U.S. Army’s Six-String Soldiers perform Americana, folk, bluegrass and Irish music with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra in a pops concert 8 p.m. Friday at the Lake Mirror Amphitheater.
- Ensembles from Polk public schools play from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Munn Park; the schedule highlights jazz.
- Hear acoustic music on the Kentucky Avenue side of Munn Park the next two Mondays from 11:39 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the March Music Munndays series. Next up: Patty Kenoly and Anisette Mayer. On March 26: Munn Park Saints come home.
Nostalgia visits in many forms this weekend:
- LkldLive revives acoustic grunge Saturday night when it reprises last week’s sold-out “Nirvana: Unplugged and Revisited” show featuring the Gary Love Band. See photos and videos from last week’s show on Gary’s Facebook page.
- Lakeland Concert Band plays wistful memories of Ireland at their St. Patrick’s Day concert Sunday afternoon at Branscomb Auditorium.
- Marc Black revisits popular music of the 1950s and 60s in a sing-along house concert at Among Friends Music Sunday evening. For some flower power nostalgia, check out the 1967 single “Happy” from Marc’s band, The Blades of Grass; I’m hearing The Association, The Four Seasons and The Tremeloes; your mileage may vary.