Today in live music; Florida Orchestra’s American Celebration, Cormac and Roger at New World, St. Pete Jazz Festival and more

Tunes for a sad, rainy day.

The Florida Orchestra: American Celebration Early risers get treated to hump day coffee and doughnuts with the Florida Orchestra’s principal pops conductor Jeff Tyzik who’ll kick off a pre-concert conversation at 10 a.m. before leading an ensemble through his own New York Cityscape, Bernstein's Three Dance Variations from Fancy Free and Gershwin’s American in Paris. If you miss Wednesday’s performance at Ruth Eckerd, then know that you can redeem yourself on February 23 at Mahaffey Theater in St. Pete. (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater) INFO

Acoustic BBQ w/Cormac Kavanagh/Rogerthomas Seminole Heights guitarist and composer Cormac Kavanagh joins Wham! remixing St. Pete producer Rogerthomas for a set at New World Brewery’s famed Acoustic BBQ. There’s no cover, but bring $5 for a plate of the venue’s famous smoked ‘cue. Listen to Rogerthomas' remix of "Careless Whisper" here. (New World Brewery, Ybor City) INFO

Bike Night w/SHOT/DJ Fuego Tampa heavy metal outfit SHOT joins DJ fuego as Crowbar turns hump day into bike night alongside Bradenton’s Motorworks brewing. (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO


Tampa Gumbo Concert w/H-Rich/Yung Skrap/Mic Lo/Jamez Anthony/more (Skye, Ybor City) INFO

St. Petersburg Jazz Festival (Side Door at the Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO

Wax Wednesdays (Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa) 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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