Today in live music; Michael Bolton, Dar Williams and more

Sunday shows.

Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival w/Michael Bolton When a man loves a woman, he brings her to Busch Gardens’ Food & Wine Festival for an afternoon of noms, nuzzly-wuzzlies and fuzzy navels. Sometimes, if he’s lucky, Michael Bolton will be there to play soul provider. That’s exactly the case on Sunday when the 65-year-old soft-rock crooner headlines a concert included with admission (it’s extra for VIP seating). You can go the distance after the show, lovers, so resist the urge to take Bolton literally when he sings “Can I Touch You There.” (Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival, Tampa) INFO

The Fray gets a little rain over its head at Busch Gardens' Food & Wine Festival — 03.10.18 (PHOTOS)

Backyard Rock Show with Funky D/Elliott Dickinson/Chris Barbosa Tampa Bay’s rich house show tradition continues with this backyard gig featuring Funky D (Darryl Quesenberry from LinkedIn, duh) who’ll be rocking with Boxcar Hollow’s Chris Barbosa and Elliott Dickinson. It’s BYOB and customary to bring food to share with the crowd. If you’re feeling extra proper, then bring $15 as suggested donation for the band and a little more scratch to spend at Hello Darlin’ Records. The travelling record store is helmed by CL contributor (and former Food & Drink editor) Arielle Stevenson), who will DJ and sell vintage vinyl at the gig. We’d normally tell you to ask a punk about the exact address of this St. Pete show, but you might have to seek out a Deadhead friend for this particular one. (House Show, St. Pete)


Festival, etc.

March 22-25, 2nd Annual Suwannee Spring Reunion (Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park, Live Oak) INFO

March 23-25, Ultra Music Festival (Bayfront Park, Miami) INFO


Shoeless Soul (3 Daughters Brewing, St. Petersburg) INFO


Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles (Hough Hall at Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg) SOLD OUT

One Night in Memphis (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater) INFO


8 Ball Aitken (Independent Bar and Cafe, Tampa) INFO


Dar Williams (Capitol Theatre, Clearwater) INFO

Amy Helm (The Attic at Rock Brothers Brewing, Ybor City) INFO

Kasey Williams w/Carrie Welling (Hideaway Café, St. Petersburg) INFO

Someday Honey (The Ale & the Witch, St. Petersburg) INFO


Skallop & Dunedin Lyricist Society/Ike Stubblefield/Joe Marcinek (Dunedin Brewing, Dunedin) INFO

Entheos w/Allegaeon/Rings of Saturn/Nekrogoblikon (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

Operation Coexist Benefit w/Chris Walker/Geri X/Betty Fox/Ted Bowne/John Holt/Jeremy Thomas/Amber Nicol/Danielle Mohr/Joran Oppelt/Dan DeGregory/more (Noisemakers, St. Petersburg) INFO

The Contortionist (Orpheum, Ybor City) INFO

Southern Rumble w/Dirty Soul Revival/Comin’ Home (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa) INFO


The Sunday Jazz Project w/James Suggs (The Independent, St. Petersburg) INFO

Alexis Cole (Firehouse Cultural Center, Ruskin) INFO


Tampa Oratorio Singers: Brahms Requiem (Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church, Tampa) POSTPONED

Franco Corso (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater) INFO

Chorus Angelorum w/Chancel Choir of St. Thomas Episcopal Church (St. Thomas Episcopal Church, St. Petersburg) INFO

The Florida Orchestra Masterworks: A Little Night Music (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater) INFO

Tin Pan Alley Productions presents Mario Rocco (Columbian Event Center, Port Richey) INFO


Georgette Jones (Central Park Performing Arts Center, Largo) INFO


Kajira Maestro Selva Ganesh, Rajib Karmakar on Sitar, Shankh Lahir on Tabla and Wahh World Fusion Band (Hindu Temple Auditorium, Tampa) INFO

Juanjamon Reggae Jam (Ringside Café, St. Petersburg) INFO

Yggdrasil w/Real Eyes Band reunion show (Hideaway Café, St. Petersburg) INFO


Stangled Darlings (Ella's Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa) INFO


Ol' Dirty Sundays w/ Deejay Theory (San Francisco) (Ol’ Dirty Sundays at Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

Subterranean Sundays w/DJ Cub/Cat Mat (Hampton Station, Tampa) INFO

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...
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