Folk icon Judy Collins headlines Clearwater’s Bilheimer Capitol Theatre this weekend

Former Tampa native still thinks about her, we bet.

click to enlarge Folk icon Judy Collins headlines Clearwater’s Bilheimer Capitol Theatre this weekend
Press photo

Last summer at Newport Folk Festival, I watched Judy Collins play a note-for-note cover of Crosby, Stills & Nash’s 1969 classic “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” alongside Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, the Shins’ James Mercer and Fruit Bats’ Eric Johnson. She ended the song with a quip about its lyricist (and former Tampa native) Stephen Stills: “The first time he sang that to me, I said, ‘You know, it’s a beautiful song, but it’s not going to get me back.’” It was a sweetly savage move, and it makes me want to see the 80-year-old folk icon after Kirsten Maxwell opens the show.

Judy Collins w/Kirsten Maxwell. Sun. Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. $33.50-$46.50. Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, Clearwater.

Follow @cl_music on Twitter to get the most up-to-date music news, concert announcements and local tunes. Subscribe to our newsletter, and listen to us on WMNF 88.5-FM’s “Radio Reverb” program every Saturday from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

About The Author

Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
Scroll to read more Show Previews articles
Join the Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.


Join Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected]