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
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As always, the weekend lineup in Lakeland is eclectic. Tonight sees young Elvis impersonator Travis LeDoyt at Polk Theatre in a benefit performance. On Friday, bands start at 3:30 and play through the evening at the biker-themed Roscoe’s Chili Challenge. The 24-hour Test Fest, which showcases local musicians, begins at 5 p.m. Saturday; the location is remote so carpooling is encouraged. Also Saturday, see country singer William Michael Morgan at Boots N Buckles exactly one week before he plays the Ryman in Nashville. These and more… More
For the 11th year, the Polk Theatre presented “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” accompanied by live dancers on Halloween weekend. Here is a backstage look of the standing-room-only production as seen by photographer David Dickey.
When Lakeland residents spend their money to hear songs on a jukebox, they’re most likely to listen to country artists such as Jason Aldean, Steve Earle or Garth Brooks — at least in five of the city’s eight Zip codes. The other three prefer Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5 and Five Finger Death Punch. More
Eclectic is the keyword in local music this weekend. Some of the more interesting offerings include the classical/jazz guitar of Roland Dyens at Harrison Arts Center tonight, the gospel of Fred Hammond & Donnie McClurkin at The Lakeland Center Friday, and a local album release event at KRaP Art on Saturday. Many listings after the jump.
Musicians and venues: Lkldnow.com is building Lakeland’s most complete list of live music events to help readers figure out their local entertainment options. Please help us help you get people to your shows by making sure we get your information for our events calendar and the weekend preview we post every Thursday. More