Concerts: March 20-26

March 20, 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.

CLASSICAL

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 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.

GOSPEL

MARCH 30: The Dixie Melody Boys, 6 p.m., Happy Gospel Church, 1915 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton; free will donation.

JAZZ

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

POPS

MARCH 23: Suncoast Concert Band: "Spring Selections," 3 p.m., Church of the Palms, 3224 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota; $5. Information: 941-907-4123.

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

BROADWAY

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

APRIL 3: Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee "Music Makes Community: A Celebration of Jewish Music," 8:15 p.m. Van Wezel Perfoming Arts Hall; $18-$72.

CLASSICAL

MARCH 23: Music Fine Arts at First Church: "Stabat Mater" by Pergolesi, performed by Trine Bolling and Robyn Rocklein accompanied by Chroma Quartet, 7 p.m., First Church, 104 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota; $10 donation. Information: 941-955-0935.

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 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.

JAZZ

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.

APRIL 13: Suncoast Jazz Ambassadors, 7:30 p.m., Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3131 61st St., Sarasota; $5. Information: 941-907-4123.

OLDIES

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

POPS

MARCH 20-22, 30: Sarasota Orchestra Pops Series: "Come Fly With Me," 7:30 p.m. March 20, 5:30 p.m. March 21, 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 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 22: The Florida Orchestra Masterworks series: Bartok, 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater; $15-$45.

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

APRIL 12: The Florida Orchestra Masterworks series: Mozart, Diamond and Brahms, 8 p.m. Mahaffey Theater; $15-$45.

APRIL 26: The Florida Orchestra Masterworks series: Tan Dun's Water Concerto, 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater; $15-$45.

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

MAY 17: The Florida Orchestra Masterworks series: Tchakovsky's Pathetique, 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater; $15-$45.

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

MAY 31: The Florida Orchestra Masterworks series: Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe, 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater; $15-445.

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.

MAY 5: Rose Cousins, 7:30 p.m., Straz Center; $28.50.

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.

LATIN

MAY 14: Gypsy Kings, 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater; $52.50-$92.50.

POP

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

POPS

APRIL 3: The Florida Orchestra Pops series: Tribute to Benny Goodman, 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater; $15-$45.

MAY 24: The Florida Orchestra Pops series: A Stars and Stripes Hit Parade, 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater; $15-$45.

ROCK/BLUES

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 11-13: Tampa Bay Blues Festival, 12:30 a.m. April 11-12, 1 p.m. April 13; $40-$110.

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.

APRIL 25: 98Rockfest, 5 p.m. doors, Tampa Bay Times Forum; $19-$49.

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 2-4: Big Guava Music Festival, 4-11 p.m. May 2, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. May 3, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. May 4. Florida State Fairgrounds and MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa; $65-$175.

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.

MAY 30: Morrissey, 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater; $55-$89.50.

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