Tab Benoit, who I probably wouldn’t know much about if it wasn’t for my dad’s late night jam sessions, is having a seated show at the Jannus Live courtyard. The Baton Rouge bluesman is one of the modern artists doing Delta Blues right, evidenced in his multiple awards including a couple B.B.King Entertainer of the Year award from the Blues Music Awards.
Creative Loafing Tampa Bay has been in contact with Benoit’s publicity team which has said that the Sunday gig will be capped at 296 people, meaning the venue is operating at just above 20%. Plainly put for the folks appalled at what comic-metal band Steel Panther did at Jannus: There will be no standing or dancing at Jannus this time around. Tickets are sold by table, and at press time there were only a few tables left, so get it on it.
Jannus is pleading with folks to stay home if they are feeling sick or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. And since the bartenders are serving less people than ever before, don’t forget to tip with a whole lotta soul.
Tab Benoit. Sunday, Jan. 31, 6 p.m. $50. Jannus Live, St. Petersburg. jannuslive.com
See a list of Tampa Bay’s “Safe & Sound” live music venues here.
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