Ruth Eckerd Hall offers Cyber Monday ticket deals; announces concerts by Santana, Willie Nelson, Art Garfunkel and more
Ruth Eckerd Hall is having the best Cyber Monday ever. Not only have they announced a huge slate of new concerts, including Willie Nelson, Santana and Art Garfunkel -- more on this in a minute -- but they're also offering a handful of half-price ticket deals that are good today only, so you'd better hop on it.
Today, Dec. 2, you can get half-off (and then some) ticket deals on the following concerts and events: Huey Lewis and the News (Dec. 6, $49.50 for $25), Bowzer's Rock 'n' Roll Holiday Party (Dec. 7, $50 for $25), Hungarian State Folk Ensemble (Dec. 8, $50 for $25), New York Tenors Christmas (Dec. 15, $50 for $25), A Peter White Christmas (Dec. 16, $50 for $25), Trace Adkins (Dec. 18, $61.50 for $25), Sinbad at the Capitol Theatre ($59 for $25), A Christmas Carol (Dec. 23, $50 for $25), Gilbert Gottfried at the Capitol Theatre ($49 for $25) and Salute to Vienna ($50 for $25). Click here for details and tickets to all of these shows.
Now, on to the new shows. Here's a rundown:
-- Guitar great Leo Kottke will return to the Capitol Theatre on Jan. 12. Tickets are $35-$45, and they'll go on sale at noon Saturday. Click here for details.
-- Classic rock mainstay Eddie Money is a frequent tour presence in these parts, but his upcoming show at the Capitol Theatre will have a little twist: It'll be unplugged. The show is Jan. 22 at the Cap; tickets are $25-$45, and they'll go on sale at noon Dec. 7. Click here.
-- One of country music's last legends standing, Willie Nelson, will return to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Jan. 29, with Sasha Dobson opening the show. Tickets are $48.50-$100, and they'll go on sale at noon Dec. 7. Click here for details.
-- Tampa may have missed out on that Paul Simon/Sting tour that's coming to Orlando next spring, but hey, look on the bright side: Heavenly voiced, frizzy-fro'd Art Garfunkel is coming to the Capitol Theatre for "an intimate evening" on Feb. 27. Tickets are $39.50-$75, and they'll go on sale at noon Dec. 7. Click here.
-- Australian AM-golders Air Supply will return to the Tampa Bay area on April 19 with a concert at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater. Tickets are $59-$89, and they'll go on sale at noon Dec. 7. Click here.
-- Santana is a pretty huge band -- they were scheduled for Tampa's outdoor amphitheatre last August, before canceling due to illness at the last minute -- so an intimate show at Ruth Eckerd Hall should be a treat. Carlos Santana and company will perform there on April 29. Tickets are a pricey $89-$165, but hey, that's the price of guitar greatness, right? Tickets go on sale at noon Dec. 7. Click here for details.
-- Yet another legendary singer, Gladys Knight, will come to Ruth Eckerd Hall on May 15. Tickets are $55-$150, and they go on sale at noon Dec. 7. Click here for details.
Finally, one bummer of a note from Ruth Eckerd Hall: Comic Tim Conway has abruptly decided to retire, thus canceling his upcoming shows in Florida, including a date March 23 at Ruth Eckerd Hall. For a refund, contact the Ruth Eckerd Hall box office at (727) 791-7400 -- or, if you like, you can apply the full value of your ticket, plus an extra $10, to any of the following shows: Tony Orlando (Jan. 19), Mitzi Gaynor (March 2) or I Love Lucy at the Capitol Theatre (May 16-June 8). Click here for details.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*