Live music options in Lakeland continue expanding as more venues offer space for musicians to play and customers to listen. Our calendar below includes 19 options for Saturday alone: More
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- Get chill and chilly at the all-weekend, dance-music-filled Virtue Music Festival at the Maddox Ranch.
- Utah-based Shua Taylor, who describes his music as funeral folk/blues, plays Concord Coffee Friday at 7.
- St. Pete’s Ryan Carney aka Rev RC brings his “one-man dub reggae concert” to Swan Brewing Friday at 7.
- Eighteen-year-old chanteuse Gabby Barrett, who placed third on American Idol earlier this year, barely makes the age cut at an 18+ show as she opens for Nashville’s Chris Lane at Wild Gregg’s saloon Saturday at 7.
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Some music samplings for your post-Thanksgiving listening pleasure: indie bans including Hello Joyce and Spirit and the Cosmic Heart at LkldLive tonight, the acoustic amalgamation of Gypsy Wind at Hillcrest Coffee Saturday and the celtic creations of The Conundrum at Swan Brewing Saturday. Our music calendar follows: More
A new 34-foot mural on the south-facing wall at Thom Downs Antiques on North Florida Avenue is the first of three commissioned by the Lakeland Community Development Agency. The mural was painted by Gabriela Jaxon (website), a native of Peru who grew up in Lakeland and spends much of her time in New York City working with mural masters.
Meet Joe Cruz. He’s a 31-year-old software engineer and aspiring comedy writer. You probably don’t know him, but his funny and shrewd observations are quite popular in Lakeland. We couldn’t get enough of him last month when he was entertaining us as The Lakelandist. More
A remodel and rebranding of The Poor Porker at Main Street and Lake Avenue includes upgrades to a former service station that serves as performance venue: a new sound system with outdoor speakers, air conditioning, rustic floor tiles and wall hangings that include a textile tapestry.