Thursday, May 24, 2018
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SoundBytes: Old Crow Medicine Show, Los Lobos, Martin Lawrence and more

— Alt-folk favorites Old Crow Medicine Show will return to town this spring, performing at Jannus Live on May 6. Tickets are $37.50 and up. Click here.

Martin Lawrence is coming back to town with a concert at the USF Sun Dome on May 10. Joining him are JB Smoove, Rickey Smiley, Benji Brown and Michael Blackson. Tickets go on sale March 2. Click here.

— Another big comedy show coming this spring: Cedric the Entertainer on May 26. Tickets are $42.75 and up. Click here.

— And one more: Mike Birbiglia on May 13 at the Straz Center. Tickets are $34.50 and up. Click here.

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness is coming to the Ritz Ybor on June 14. Click here.

— Actress and singer Hayley Kiyoko is coming to the State Theatre on May 13. Click here.

Rapper NBA YoungBoy (a.k.a. YoungBoy Never Broke Again) is coming to Jannus Live on March 29. Tickets are $40 and up. Click here.

O.A.R. is returning to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Aug. 2 with opening act Matt Nathanson. Tickets are $33.50 and up. Click here.

Luther Vandross is no longer with us, but Ruben Studdard sure is. He'll be performing a night of Vandross classics at the Straz Center on May 12. Tickets are $25 and up. Click here.

Magic Giant, We the Kings and Love and Theft will headline Paddyfest, a St. Patrick's Day weekend street festival at Irish 31 in Hyde Park Village. The festival runs March 16 (with Love and Theft, $15) and March 17 (with Magic Giant and We the Kings, $20). Click here for all the details on the event.

— A host of good new shows coming to the Attic in Ybor City, led by a pretty huge one: Los Lobos on Feb. 23. Tickets to that one are $75 and up; click here. Other new shows at the venue include Amy Helm (March 25, $20 and up, click here), Red Wanting Blue (May 6, $25 and up, click here) , and Shooter Jennings (June $28, $45 and up, click here).

Marvel Years is performing at Crowbar on March 16, with MZG opening. Tickets are $10 and up. Click here.

— The Florida Bjorkestra has announced its next show, and it sounds like a good one: A gender-flipped tribute to George Michael and Madonna, with Jamie Perlow singing Michael and Brian Baez singing Madonna. It takes place April 15 at the Palladium. Click here.

— Jay Cridlin

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