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
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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
To the musical question — Do we really need another Christmas album? – Matt Wilbur has a ready answer.
“If the Christmas season stresses you out, you don’t need another Christmas album. But if you love Christmas, you can never have enough. There’s always one more Christmas decoration, one more Christmas album to have,” he said. More
The brightly flowered mural that Gillian Fazio recently painted on the side of Gaines Jewelers downtown is based on the “Tobacco Leaf” pattern hand-painted on expensive china. The owner of the company that manufactures the china is a fan of the mural and is flying from New York to see it.
Friday I’m in love with the music choices in Lakeland:
- Van Plating, backed by a full band, releases her eponymous album and fans get a sneak peak at the soon-to-open Yard on Mass food-truck park/ beer hall. Videos: WLKF | The Lakelander
- Beat boxer Tom Thum fronts the Imperial Symphony Orchestra at the Polk Theatre. (We included some info in our ISO season preview.) Videos: TedX Sydney
- The music of Burt Bacharach is celebrated at a LkldLive tribute by performers Nicole Celesete, Kristy Scott and Shane Lawlor.
- The Volume Art Collective & Lakeland Women’s Collective’s Medusa Moon Art Show at Art/ifact Studios showcases music by Proud Miranda, Lady Moonbeam Band, and Bucoda. Keep scrolling for our updated music calendar: More