A holiday concert that had been planned as a free event at Lake Mirror on Friday for perhaps several thousand people is now going to be a $5-a-seat indoor performance for up to 600. More
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Ken Watson has spent 27 years restoring Mosswood Manor, reputedly Lakeland’s oldest home, so he admits he’s apprehensive about opening it to the public for the first time on Saturday. But at the end of the day, he said, he’s doing it for a good cause. More
The Dirty Bourbon River Show brings its “New Orleans big brass circus rock music” back to Tony’s Studio B tonight, and Neil Sedaka brings decades of pop music he wrote and sang to The Lakeland Center Friday. On Saturday, Sean Chambers and Damon Fowler bring dueling blues guitars to the Music Ranch. More listings after the jump. More
There’s a nice assortment of local musicians playing around town this weekend. You get your choice of styles at Fresco’s on Saturday night: Stay upstairs and hear Shawn Rahn‘s acoustic music or go underground for the edgier sounds of The Paperback Whale, Wheeler Newman and the Cosmic Roots Collective and two other bands. See listings after the jump.
Here’s what we’re looking forward to this weekend: Bagpipe-and-guitar-driven classic rock from Scotland’s The Red Hot Chili Pipers at the Polk Theatre on Friday … MrENC and other bands at the Polk Museum’s Art Crawl on Saturday afternoon … The gutsy singing of Asheville’s Nikki Talley at a house concert Saturday night. More listings after the jump. More