Live music highlights this weekend include a trio of Valentine-themed shows and a host of traveling musicians playing Lakeland. Keep scrolling for details and our updated live music calendar: More
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An exhibition that the Polk Museum of Art’s director calls his institution’s biggest and most expensive will combine:
- Old (rarely seen 17th Century Dutch and Flemish paintings) with new (a Spotify playlist)
- Visual art with the performing arts of music and dance.
Lkld Live needs to be less a music venue than a home for creativity as it moves into maturity and its next act, said Nate Fleming, the nonprofit arts venue’s new executive director. More
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