Concerts: March 13-19

March 13, 2014 

CONCERTS: Musical acts to see

MANATEE

BIG BAND

March 27: Ocean's Eleven Big Band Spring Fling, 6-9 p.m., Mixon's Fruit Farms, 2525 27th st. E., Bradenton; $5.

BLUEGRASS

MARCH 14: Concert in the Grove: Balsam Range, 6-9 p.m., Mixon Fruit Farm, 2525 27th St. E., Bradenton; $5.

CLASSICAL

MARCH 14: Manatee Concert Band, 7 p.m., Sutton Park, 1050 Sixth St. W., Palmetto; no charge.

MARCH 18: State College of Florida Chamber and Concert Choirs, 8 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Hall; $4-$8.

MARCH 23: Ahreum Han, organist, 4 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 4050 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Free will donation. Information: 941-747-3709.

MARCH 23: Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra: Mozart and Haydn, 2 p.m., CrossPointe Fellowship Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach; $25.

MARCH 30: Manatee Concert Band annual Spring concert, 3 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church. 1805 30th Ave. W., Bradenton; free will donation.

APRIL 3: State College of Florida Chamber Ensemble, 8 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Hall; $4-$8.

APRIL 4: Sarasota Orchestra Masterworks Series: "Beethoven's Fifth," 8 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center; $30-$84.

APRIL 6: SCF Guest Artist Recital: Ring Sarasota, 3 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Hall; $5-$10.

APRIL 10: SCF Faculty Recital: Marc Mannino, guitar, 8 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Hall; $4-$8.

APRIL 13: Sarasota Pops Orchestra, "Take 5 Around the World," 3-5 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center; $20-$25.

APRIL 14: SCF Muscial Theatre Ensemble Showcase, 8 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Hall; no charge.

APRIL 21: SCF Music Faculty Recital: Felicia Brunelle, violin, and Alfred Gratta, cello, 8 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Hall; $4-$8.

APRIL 24: SCF Spring Fling Concert featuring all SCF Music Ensembles, 7 p.m., SCF Baseball Field, $4-$8.

MAY 4: Bradenton Community Fine Arts Concert Series: Betsy Traba, flute and Cheryl Losey, harp, 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton; free will donation. Information: 941-747-4406.

COUNTRY

MARCH 14: Balsam Range, 7 p.m., Mixon Fruit Farms, 2525 27th St. E., Bradenton; $20. Information: 941-748-5829.

MARCH 25: Craig Campbell, post-game Legacy of Valor Salute to Veterans, game is at 1:05 p.m., McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton; $14 and up. Information: 877-893-2827.

JAZZ

MARCH 16: The Suncoast Jazz Ambassadors "Beware The Ides of Jazz," 7:30 p.m., Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3131 61st St,, Sarasota; $5. Information: 941-907-4123.

MARCH 27: State College of Florida Jazz Ensembles, 8 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Hall; $4-$8.

POPS

APRIL 6: The Ditchfield Family Singers, 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton; free will donation. Information: 941-747-4406.

ROCK/BLUES

MARCH 29: Lakewood Ranch Winterfest: Kansas, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band, Rick Derringer, Jeff Cook and the Allstar Goodtime Band, Marty Balin, Ty Herndon, Billy Dean, Les Sabler, Bertie Higgins and Hotel California, gates open 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Premier Sports Campus 5895 Post Blvd., Lakewood Ranch; $25-$40.

SARASOTA

BIG BAND

MARCH 13: Courtyard Swing: The Ken Loomer Big Band, 5-8 p.m., Ringling Museum, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota; $10.

BROADWAY

MARCH 15-16: Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota: Jennifer Sheehan and James Followell "You Made Me Love You," 7:30 p.m., Historic Asolo Theater; $25-$45.

MARCH 25: Patti LuPone, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $35-$90.

APRIL 1: Mandy Patinkin, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $35-$70.

CHORAL

MARCH 16: Gloria Musicae "A Nigjht at the Opera," 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota; $35. Information: 941-953-3368.

APRIL 16: Munchtime Musicales: Gloria Musicae Singers, noon, Beatrice Friedman Center; no charge.

CLASSICAL

MARCH 13: Sarasota Orchestra Chamber Series: "Mozart Madness 1," 5:30 p.m., Holley Hall; SOLD OUT.

MARCH 14: Sarasota Orchestra Chamber Series: "Mozart Madness 2," 5:30 p.m., Holley Hall; SOLD OUT.

MARCH 14: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Josh Bell, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $75-$110.

MARCH 15: The DIY Ensemble Concert, 8 p.m., New College Mildred Sainer Music and Arts Pavilion, Sarasota; $5-$15.

MARCH 15: GuitarSarasota 2014 International Concert Series: Gohar Vardanyan (Armenia), 7:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2256 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota; $20 members, $25 nonmembers. Information:941-362-2991.

MARCH 16: Gloria Musicae "A Night at the Opera," 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota; $15-$35.

MARCH 19: Munchtime Musicales, artist form the Sarasota Opera, noon, Beatrice Friedman Center; no charge.

APRIL 5: GuitarSarasota 2014 International Concert Series: Stephen Robinson, Boyd James (USA), 7:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2256 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota; $20 members, $25 nonmembers.

APRIL 5-6: Sarasota Orchestra Masterworks Series: "Beethoven's Fifth," 8 p.m. April 5, 2:30 p.m. April 6, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30-$84.

APRIL 12-13: Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Classical Recital Series: "88-Key Salute," 7:30 p.m., Historic Asolo Theater; $40-$45.

May 15-16: PMP/Suncoast's Emerging Artists Performances Series: The Ariel Quartet, "The Beethoven Cycle: Complete String Quartets," 7 p.m. Selby Auditorium, USF Sarasota-Manatee, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; $20.

COUNTRY

MARCH 21: Amy Grant and Vince Gill, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $60-$85.

EXPERIMENTAL

APRIL 19: Miranda Cuckson, Christopher Burns: "La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura," 8 p.m., Mildred Sainer Music and Arts Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Road Sarasota; $5-$15. Information: 941-487-4888.

FOLK

MARCH 14: "Spider" John Koerner, 8 p.m., Fogartyville; $12-$15.

MARCH 15: Mart Stuart, 8 p.m., Fogartyville; $8-$10.

MARCH 22-23: Sarasota Folk Festival, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. March 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 23, Oscar Scherer State Park, Osprey; $10-$35.

MARCH 27: Indigo Girls, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $35-$75.

IRISH

MARCH 19: Irish Tenors, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $35-$70.

JAZZ

MARCH 15: Jim Collum Jazz Band, 8 p.m. Glenridge Performing Arts Center; $15-$20.

MARCH 16: Suncoast Jazz Ambassadors, 7:30 p.m., Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3131 61st St., Sarasota; $5. Information: 941-907-4123.

MARCH 23: Johnny Clegg, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, 7 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $35-$65.

APRIL 5: Lenore Raphael, Howard Alden, 8 p.m. Glenridge Performing Arts Center; $15-$20.

OLDIES

MARCH 30: The Midtown Men, 7 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $35-$60.

ORGAN

MARCH 16: Manasota Theatre Organ Society: Jelani Eddington, 2:30 p.m., Grace Church, 8000 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota; $15-$18. Information: 941-776-3668.

POPS

MARCH 15-16: Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, Pops Series: "You Made Me Love You," 7:30 p.m. March 15 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 16, Historic Asolo Theater; $40-$45.

MARCH 16: Sarasota Pops Orchestra, "Music from 007 and other numerous movies," 3-5 p.m., Riverview Performing Arts Center, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota; $20-$25.

MARCH 19-22, 30: Sarasota Orchestra Pops Series: "Come Fly With Me," 5:30 p.m. March 19 and 21, 7:30 p.m. March 20, 8 p.m. March 22, 2:30 p.m. March 30, Holley Hall; $29-$49.

MARCH 28-29: Sarasota Orchestra Pops Series: "Satchmo, Fats and The Duke," 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $32-$69.

APRIL 11-12: Sarasota Orchestra Pops Series: "The Beatles in America," 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $32-$69.

APRIL 23-26: Sarasota Orchestra Pops Series: "A Wink and a Smile," 5:30 p.m. April 23 and 25, 7:30 p.m. April 24, 8 p.m. April 26, Holley Hall; $29-$49.

MAY 10-11: Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, Pops Series: highlights of Franz Lehar's "The Merry Widow," 7:30 p.m. May 10 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 11, Historic Asolo Theater; $40-$45.

ROCK/BLUES

MARCH 13: Aaron Neville with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band from New Orleans, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $45-$70.

MARCH 24: The Moody Blues, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $63.85-$74.55.

APRIL 27: John Legend, 7 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $61-$91.

WORLD

MARCH 23: Johnny Clegg Band with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, 7 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $35-$65.

ST. PETE/TAMPA

BROADWAY

MARCH 23: Pink Martini, 8 p.m., Straz Center; $35-$75.

CHORAL

MARCH 22: The Voca People, 8 p.m., Straz Center; $35-$50.

CLASSICAL

MARCH 28: A Gala Night with David Garrett, 8 p.m., The Palladium; $30-$40.

MAY 9: Il Divo, 8 p.m., Straz Center; $53 and up.

MAY 23: Paul Potts, 8 p.m., The Palladium; $35-$45.

COUNTRY

MAY 17: Lady Antibellum, 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa; $42 and up.

FOLK

MARCH 29: The Avett Brothers, 8 p.m., USF Sun Dome; $35-$47.75.

APRIL 12: Noah Gundersen, 7:30 p.m. Straz Center; $15.

GOSPEL

MAY 3: Amy Grant, 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, Clearwater; $55 and up.

JAZZ

APRIL 3: Branford Marsalis Quartet, 7:30 p.m., The Palladium; $39-$59.

OLDIES

MARCH 14: The Hit Men, 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater; $35-$55.

POP

MARCH 23: Pink Martini, 8 p.m., Straz Center; $35-$75.

ROCK/BLUES

MARCH 15: WMNF presents Karibyan Kruze Fest, 6 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $12-$15..

MARCH 15: Breathe Carolina, doors 7 p.m., State Theater, St. Petersburg; $15.

MARCH 16: AJ Ghent, 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $7-$10.

MARCH 18: The Dweebs, 7 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $7-$10.

MARCH 21: Eric Lindell, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $15-$18.

MARCH 22: Skipper's Ska Fest, 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $10-$13.

MARCH 23: TC Carr's All Star Bolts of Blue Band, 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $7-$10.

MARCH 25: Satisfaction-Rolling Stone Tribute, 7 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $10-$13.

MARCH 27: Grateful Dead Nite Deluxe, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $8.

MARCH 29: Halcyon, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $12.

MARCH 30: Larry Garner, 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $7-$10.

MARCH 30: "Get the Led Out," the music of Led Zeppelin, 7 p.m., Tampa Theatre; $34.50-$45.

APRIL 1: Showcase Nite, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $5.

APRIL 5: Cope, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $10-$13.

APRIL 6: Gumbo Boogie Band, 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $7-$10.

APRIL 11: Hoots and Hellmouth, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $10-$13.

APRIL 13: IIIrd Tyme Out, 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $12-$15.

APRIL 15: WMNF presents Bob Schneider, 7 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $17-$20.

APRIL 16: "One Night of Queen," 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater; $37.50-$47.50.

APRIL 19: Come Back Alice, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $7-$10.

MAY 1: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa; $87 and up.

MAY 2: Caroline Cole, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $7-$10.

MAY 9: Florida Orchestra Rock series: "The Music of the Eagles," 8 p.m. Mahaffey Theater; $35-$75.

MAY 11: "Take Back the Night" fundraiser, 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $10 donation.

MAY 16: Halcyon, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $12.

MAY 17: Red Elvises, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $12-$15.

MAY 25: Scratch My Back Fundraiser, 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $10.

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