Best Concerts To Look Forward To In Tampa Bay In 2013

December 14, 2012 6:00 AM

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Pink in Concert (credit: Getty Images)

Pink in Concert (credit: Getty Images)

Pink in Concert (credit: Getty Images)

Pink in Concert (credit: Getty Images)

The upcoming 2013 concert season promises to entertain Tampa Bay music enthusiasts with top-notch performances. Let’s take a look at some of the most anticipated acts that will be gracing the stage in the new year.

Sunshine Blues Festival

Vinoy Park
501 5th Ave. N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 823-8534
www.sunshinebluesfestival.com

Price: $49.50 (plus service charges)
Date: January 20, 2013

The Inaugural Sunshine Blues Festival headlines the Tedeschi Trucks Band, winners of four Blues Music Awards and a Grammy Award for “Best Blues Album.” The festival features two stages spotlighting some of the best blues acts in the world. The festival also stars legendary New Orleans blues artist the ‘Nite Tripper’ Dr. John, a five-time Grammy Award winner. Dr. John is a dynamic performer best known for his funky blues “Right Place, Wrong Time.” Also on the bill is Walter Trout, Sonny Landreth, Joe Louis Walker, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Matt Schofield, The Wood Brothers, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Sean Chambers and Bobby Lee Rodgers.

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Sarah Brightman: 
Dreamchaser World Tour
Tampa Bay Times Forum
401 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 301-6500
www.tampabaytimesforum.com

Price: $35-$250 (plus service charges)
Date: February 24, 2013

Sarah Brightman is an English classical crossover soprano, songwriter, musician, actress, dancer and multilingual performer. She’s dazzled audiences worldwide and established herself as the best-selling soprano of all time. She was the first artist to be invited to perform the official theme songs at the Olympic games on two separate occasions. Sarah Brightman has received more than 180 gold and platinum awards in over 40 countries and has sold over 30 million units worldwide.

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PINK: The Truth About Love Tour
Tampa Bay Times Forum
401 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 301-6500
www.tampabaytimesforum.com

Price: $36.75-$96.75 (plus service charges)
Date: February 27, 2013

Pop-culture icon and three-time Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter/musician Pink will be invading Tampa Bay with her first tour in over four years to promote her new album “The Truth About Love.” Alecia Moore, aka Pink, has released seven albums since her debut in 2000. Fifteen of Pink’s singles have reached number one status in at least one or more countries. She’s sold over 40 million albums worldwide. Some of her classic favorites include “There You Go,” “Get The Party Started,” Don’t Let Me Get Me,” “Just Like a Pill,” “Family Portrait,” “Trouble” and “So What.”

Roger Hodgson
Ruth Eckerd Hall
1111 McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL 33759
(727) 791-7400
www.rutheckerdhall.com

Price: $49-$69
Date: March 22, 2013

Legendary co-founder, singer and songwriter of classic rock sensation Supertramp will be making a rare Tampa Bay appearance at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. Roger Hodgson’s commanding performances have been selling out venues across the globe. The gifted composer brings a rock symphony orchestra on stage with him while performing a magical repertoire of classic Supertramp hits including “Take the Long Way Home,” “Breakfast in America,” “Give a Little Bit,” “The Logical Song” and “Dreamer.”


Renaissance

Ruth Eckerd Hall
1111 McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL 33759
(727) 791-7400
www.rutheckerdhall.com

Price: $45-$125
Date: April 25, 2013

Renaissance has performed on some of the biggest stages in the nation with Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall in London on its list. The group will be performing its two-part concert on a tour featuring the full albums of both “Turn of the Cards” and “Scheherazade and Other Stories.” Catch this talent live and stay up to date with new releases on the band’s blog here.

Ray Shasho is a freelance writer living in Bradenton, Florida. Shasho was labeled ‘Rock Raymond’ in high school after demonstrating his obsession for rock music. Hes attended hundreds of rock concerts and has rubbed elbows with rocks legends. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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