As its three-month Edgar Degas exhibit closes, the Polk Museum of Art celebrates French culture today with La Francophonie, an afternoon filled with activities. Here’s the schedule: More
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Coming up Saturday: a new monthly music series, a roving troubadour and Willie Nelson’s cowpunk granddaughter:
Maddox Ranch, the outdoor venue near I-4 and Kathleen Road that usually hosts jam band and EDM camp-a-thons, is starting a monthly series of one-day mini-festivals featuring local musicians. Eight of the 10 performers at Saturday’s kickoff are from Lakeland, according to organizer Britt Mathis, who performs as Space Panda. Gates open at noon; music starts at 3 and lasts until midnight or whenever.
Swan Brewing on Saturday night hosts the Raelyn Nelson Band, which “mixes old country and dirty garage rock,” according to Rolling Stone Country. Sounds like she has some of grandpa Willie’s rebel spirit.
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After somebody from West Elm saw Bump Galletta’s display at a pop-up market, the home decor retailer offered to sell caps, shirts and coffee mugs with the Lakeland artist’s fanciful drawings at all eight of its Florida stores.
Traveling musicians playing in Lakeland this weekend include lefty satirist Roy Zimmerman at the UU Church tonight, a homecoming by Lakeland-born country recording artist Hoyt Hughes to Wild Greg’s Saloon tonight, and Southwest Florida Americana singer-songwriter Ray Cerbone playing an Among Friends Music house concert on Saturday. On Friday: a Seattle Grunge Match at LkldLive with the Gary Love Band and Shane Lawlor emulating Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Keep scrolling for our updated live music calendar: More