The Wandering Hours, and more of this weekend’s best Tampa Bay livestreams

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We were gonna try and keep one evergreen post updated with all of the local music livestreams happening in Tampa Bay, but a weekly update seems more efficient.

At the bottom of this blog you’ll find links to recurring livestreams, but some info on some of the week’s best are available just below this paragraph.

Keep staying at home, Tampa Bay, and support these musicians along the way.

Did we miss your livestream event? Email the author to let them know.

Friday, May 1

Mountain Holler and Morgan Soltes Folk singer Mark Etherington (Mountain Holler) and Pleasures multi-instrumentalist Morgan Soltes storm The Loft for this Friday night stream of spaced-out folk. 8 p.m. Mountain Holler on Facebook

Natalia Bonfini Clearwater songwriter Natalia Bonfini heads to the new Bassano Cheesecake location in Safety Harbor where she'll play songs while the restaurant offers drink tutorials. 7 p.m. Bassano Cheesecake on Facebook 

The Straz for Arts Legacy: REMIX More than half-a-dozen performers and speakers come together on a digital stage for a night of song, dance and sharing. 8 p.m. The Straz Center on Facebook

Saturday, May 2

The Wandering Hours Best of the Bay-winning folk trio The Wandering Hours (pictured) heads to local recording and film studio The Ghost Motel for a Saturday night session. 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. The Wandering Hours on Facebook

Twisty Chris & the Puddin Packs A Twisty Chris-led party is always a good time, so why wouldn’t a this group hangout where members of the band go live from their couches to answer questions and play Mad Libs with fans. 7:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. Twisty Chris and the Puddin' Packs on Facebook

Sunday, March 3

Will Quinlan Fresh off his performance at New World Brewery’s 25th anniversary, Tampa songwriter Will Quinlan heads to Seminole Heights where he’ll help the Tampa staple raise money for its out-of-work employees. 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe on Facebook


Daniela Soledade and Nate Najar Brazilian singer and songwriter Daniela Soledade is joined by Bay area lifer and jazz guitar hero Nate Najar for a weekly show from a St. Petersburg balcony. Daniela Soledade on YouTube

DJ Casper’s “45 Fridays” DJ Casper, co-founder of Ol’ Dirty Sundays at Crowbar, presents an hour-long stream of music pulled from 45s (the little ones!). Fridays, 4 p.m.-5 p.m. @djcasper on Instagram

DJ Sandman Tampa Bay hip-hop superhero DJ Sandman goes live almost every day, and still spins his Saturday Jazz House Supper Club party online. All fans of Tampa hip-hop should be following this king. James Sandman on Facebook

DTSP Live: Saved By Streaming The still-under-renovation Floridian Social Club (FKA State Theatre)—which might’ve opened next month until the coronavirus arrived—uses the power of its Facebook page to shine a light on and raise funds for locals who’ve lost gigs. DTSP LIVE: Saved By Streaming on Facebook

Ichicoro community livestream Ybor City production studio Dojo Sounds takes over the Instagram account of Tampa Bay ramen restaurant Ichicoro for a weekly livestreaming showcase. 8 p.m. @ichicoroya on Instagram

The Sunday Sesh: Ken Apperson Like many full-time musicians, songwriter Ken Apperson has lost 95% of his income, so he’s taking donations as he plays favorites (“Late Night,” “Keep Dreaming”) and maybe unreleased stuff, too. Sundays, 6 p.m. Ken Apperson Music on Facebook

Make Life Musical Nonprofit Instruments 4 Life, which "provides youth exposure to instruments, music lessons, and any form of artistic endeavor which can serve as a healthy social outlet," hosts a daily livestream from a host of Bay area songwriters. Instruments 4 Life on Facebook

Ol' Dirty Sundays: “Quarannstream!” Crowbar’s weekly patio party goes online for an hour of shenanigans and seriously good taste care of Ol’ Dirty Sundays residents DJ Casper, DJ Fader and DJ Deacon, who are all mourning the loss of ODS friend DJ Griff Gotti, who died on Thursday, just days after testing positive for the novel coronavirus. Sundays, 9 p.m.-10 p.m. @oldirtysundays on Instagram

Rock the Park Tampa Downtown Tampa's monthly, free, outdoor music series morphed into a weekly livestream to help keep our spirits up. Rock The Park on Facebook

Sarah Morey The 19-year-old Tampa songwriter and Seminole Hard Rock Ambassador lets you into her home every week. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Sarah Morey on Facebook

Streetlaced DJs Street Laced DJs are spinning live and collecting monies, with 50% of earnings going to specific partners. Street Laced Marketing on Facebook

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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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