Hot Tuna books acoustic Clearwater concert this summer

Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady play Bilheimer Capitol Theatre on June 5

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Jack Casady (L) and Jorma Kaukonen, who play Capitol Theatre in Clearwater, Florida on June 5, 2021.jpg


Hot Tuna—a blues-folk duo featuring Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady—performing an acoustic set at Clearwater’s Bilheimer Capitol Theatre on Saturday, June 5.

Tickets to see Hot Tuna at the Bilheimer Cap—located at 405 Cleveland St. in downtown Clearwater—are on sale now and start at $49.50.

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Kaukonen and Casady formed Tuna in 1969 when in the legendary “White Rabbit” band Jefferson Airplane. Lead singer Grace Slick was unable to perform while recovering from throat surgery; Tuna was born a side project and has been performing on and off with different lineups ever since. 

Tuna hasn’t had much commercial success, but a solid cult following kept the duo working, resulting in14 live albums and eight studio albums including the most famous Burgers.

Capitol Theatre is still running with 50% capacity and selling tickets in pairs, though there is a four-person private loge box option for $318. 

COVID-19 protocols are still being enforced including mask requirements and temperature checks. Just because Florida is acting like it, doesn’t mean the pandemic is over yet, honey.

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