Grammy-winning bass guitar god Thundercat is coming to St. Petersburg

Channel Tres opens at Jannus Live, and tickets go on sale Friday.

click to enlarge Thundercat, who plays Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida on Oct. 27, 2021. - ThundercatOfficial/Facebook
Thundercat, who plays Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida on Oct. 27, 2021.

Grammy winner Stephen Lee Bruner, aka, Thundercat—one of the biggest names in the music scene today—is coming to St. Petersburg’s Jannus Live on Wednesday, Oct. 27. And we’re fucking stoked.

I first heard of Thundercat when he geniusly brought in yacht rock gods Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald to work with him on the soulful “Show You the Way.” 

Technically in the “Progressive R&B” category, at in the eyes the Grammy committee, Bruner just won a gold gramophone in that category for his album It Is What It Is.

This is the first time Bruner plays the Bay area, after a canceled Ybor City show led one CL staffer to chase him down to Orlando in 2017.

Rapper and singer Channel Tres is opening the Wednesday night show. Can we also hope for a little Michael McDonald cameo? It seems to happen at festivals quite a bit.

Tickets to see Thundercat and Channel Tres at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg go on sale Friday, June 11 at 10 a.m. and will cost you $25. 

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Stephanie Powers

Freelance contributor Stephanie Powers started her media career as an Editorial Assistant long ago when the Tampa Bay Times was still called the St. Petersburg Times. After stints in Chicago and Los Angeles, where she studied improvisation at Second City Hollywood, she came back to Tampa and stayed put.She soon...
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