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LkldLive, an eclectic performance venue that recently celebrated its first birthday, is repeating a Valentine’s gift to Lakeland Saturday night. Its Swingtime Valentine Revue features romantic songs of 1938 performed by local singers and jazz instrumentalists. (Check video from another LkldLive swingtime show.) Other weekend highlights include:
- Folk and acoustic tonight from Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt (videos) at an Among Friends Music house concert.
- Classic rock with Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles (videos) tonight at the RP Funding Center.
- Electric blues Saturday night from Sean Chambers (videos) at The Music Ranch.
Musical modes for multiple moods. That seems to be the theme this weekend. Scroll down for our music calendar. But first, some highlights:
TONIGHT: Paul Anka is “celebrating 60 years of hits his way” (according to the advance publicity) at the RP Funding Center, and former Relix magazine publisher Toni Brown is performing with friends at Hillcrest Coffee.
FRIDAY: The Hummingbirds (“Southern Charm – Detroit Grit”) alight at Frescos, and Red Door Lakeland kicks off two weekend residencies: Patty Kenoly on Friday nights and Sumner Curtis on Saturday nights.
SATURDAY: Quentin Darrington and Elizabeth Burton are among the Harrison School for the Arts grads returning for an alumni showcase. Heading downtown, the sounds will be more insistent as LkldLive recreates the sounds of New York punk club CBGB. And north of town, the Music Ranch showcases the blues rock of the Ellie Lee Band. More after the jump.
Students from Harrison School for the Arts debuted a musical about Publix Super Markets founder George Jenkins tonight at the annual meeting of the Greater Lakeland Chamber of Commerce.
If you’re one of the thousands going to Sun ‘n Fun for Pig Fest this weekend, check out the two music stages. The lineup includes Dan Signor, JC Anderson Band, Ed Wright, Rusty Wright Band, Kat & the Dawgs and Hwy 37 South. Fans of Americana and witty folk will want to check out Rebekah Pulley Duo at Hillcrest Coffee Saturday at 6:30; Jon Corneal and Friends open. As always, the full music calendar comes after the jump.
It’s a weekend of musical celebration, starting with Friday night’s “Songbird” tribute to Fleetwood Mac at LkldLive. Local musicians will revive the Brit-American collaborative’s songs (mostly from the Buckingham-Nicks years, I’m told.) On Saturday, you can go for high culture at the ISO’s annual Night at the Opera (Gianni Schicchi) at Branscomb Auditorium (Ledger article) or you can help public school musicians who need instruments by attending Play It Forward 2018 at the Polk Theatre (Ledger article). Check more listings after the jump.
Get ready for some eclectic music choices in Lakeland this weekend. Highlights include Dan Signor originals at Hillcrest Coffee and a folk operetta at LkldLive tonight, a three-day house music (and camping) festival at Maddox Ranch starting Friday, a bluesy MLK weekend jazz in the park show Friday and the moody Lulls in Traffic collaboration between Aaron Marsh and Ivan Ives at LkldLive on Saturday. More listings after the jump.