Tampa Bay live music Wednesday live music with Brian Setzer, Outlaws and more

Drake Bell and Judy Bachar are singing in town, too.

click to enlarge Outlaws, which plays Capitol Theatre in Clearwater, Florida on December 5, 2018. - Facebook/Outlaws
Outlaws, which plays Capitol Theatre in Clearwater, Florida on December 5, 2018.

✔️ Green Grass & Yuletide Jam w/The Outlaws/Atlanta Rhythm Section Legendary Southern rock band The Outlaws are on the fifth iteration of what’s become a holiday tradition, and on Wednesday the Tampa-based group comes home for a holiday concert that finds the band sharing the stage with Atlanta Rhythm Section, which features another hometown guy, Tampa’s Rodney Justo, on vocals. A silent auction will also support Musicares, which helps financially fund uninsured musicians who have healthcare needs that are bigger than their paychecks. (Capitol Theatre, Clearwater) INFO

Children’s Home Network Benefit w/Robby Steinhardt/Stormbringer/Ronnie Dee/Janelle Sadler/Ray Blade/more CL’s Holiday Auction benefits the Children’s Home of Tampa Bay (read more about that on p. 28), and so does this Pinellas Park charity concert that leans hard on classic rock (Kansas’ Robby Steinhardt headlines the affair). Organized by Bay area radio lifer Bobby Friss since 1985, 100 percent of the proceeds from the show will go to the nonprofit. (Quaker Steak and Lube, Pinellas Park) INFO

Drake Bell w/Up From Here/HoneyWhat Drake Bell and Josh Peck — stars of Nickelodeon’s since-canceled Drake & Josh sitcom — were seen hanging out over the summer, but we’re only expecting Bell at this Hump Day show that’ll find the 32-year-old actor pulling from his three-album discography as well as singing his new radio-ready single, “Call Me When You’re Lonely.” Bell also co-wrote and performed the theme song to D&J, entitled “Found a Way,” but we’re not sure if that tune will rear its head at this one. (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

Cannibal Corpse w/Hate Eternal/Harm’s Way Cannibal Corpse now rightfully calls Tampa home, but the legendary Buffalo-born metal band is dropping off of a spring tour with Morbid Angel 10 days before it closes on March 14 at Orpheum in Ybor City. That means a road trip to Orlando may be in order for fans who want to catch frontman George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher & Co. supporting a new album (last year’s Red Before Black) plus reissues of Gallery of Suicide (1998) and Bloodthirst (1999). (The Abbey, Orlando) INFO



Judy Bachar (Studio@620, St. Petersburg) INFO

Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Tour (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater) INFO

Mother Tongue Music & Art Meetup (Black Crow Coffee Co., St. Petersburg) INFO

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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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