Make us your home page

Music & Shows

  1. A holiday concert, and a new conductor, for the Hernando Symphony Orchestra

    Music & Concerts

    SPRING HILL — It was 1982 and Michele DiLuzio was fresh out of high school when she and 12 others founded a community orchestra in Hernando County. The small group started out playing light classical music at ice cream socials at the local Methodist church and at events at the Atria Evergreen Woods retirement …

    Michele DiLuzio, one of the 13 people who started the group in 1982 that became the Hernando Symphony Orchestra, and who served as its principal trumpeter for 32 years, replaces retired conductor Wayne Raymond. “Working with them full time has been an amazing experience,” DiLuzio said of the orchestra.
  2. Pharrell has worn many hats in his career, from pop singer to hip-hop producer

    Music & Concerts

    What's the perfect Christmas gift for the man who has it all? If that man is Pharrell Williams, how about a new hat? • Nothing against his trademark Vivienne Westwood Buffalo lid, of course — Pharrell rocks the freshest Mountie look this side of Saskatoon — but one hat is nowhere near enough to cover …

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05:  Recording artist Pharrell Williams performs onstage during KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2014  powered by LINE at Staples Center on December 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
  3. SoundCheck | Top live music picks

    Music & Concerts

    Mix 100.7 Mistletoe Show

    With Train, Matt Nathanson, Mary Lambert

    Details: Friday 7:30 p.m. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Sold out. (727) 892-5767.

    Train, with singer Pat Monahan and Jimmy Stafford, will play at the Mahaffey on Friday.
  4. Green Day, Lou Reed join rock Hall of Fame

    Music & Concerts

    NEW YORK — The punk trio Green Day, poet of the New York underground Lou Reed and Lean on Me singer Bill Withers will lead a new class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.

    FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, file photo, Lou Reed performs at the Lollapalooza music festival, in Chicago. The punk trio Green Day, poet of the New York underground Reed and "Lean on Me" singer Bill Withers will lead a new class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. (AP Photo/John Smierciak, File) NY110
  5. Incoming Florida Orchestra conductor Michael Francis welcomes a daughter

    Music & Concerts

    A special package has arrived just in time for the holidays.

    Michael Francis, new dad.
  6. Diana Ross coming to Mahaffey in St. Petersburg

    Music & Concerts

    Dazzling diva Diana Ross returns to the Mahaffey Theater on Feb. 18 on her In the Name of Love tour. The legendary Miss Ross, who turned 70 this year, was last at the Mahaffey in September 2013, when she rocked five costume changes, each one more blingy than the last, and was backed up by a nine-piece orchestra and …

    Diana Ross performs at Ruth Eckerd Hall in 2010.

2014 Tampa Bay Ultimate Local Music Guide


Welcome to tbt*'s 2014 Ultimate Local Music Guide!

There is much to love about this year's Ultimate Local Music Guide (you really do need to pick up a hard copy for the full interactive experience), butall the highlights are here. So take a tour of this page to hear music from 2014 top local bands, watch performances and read the stories!

Tampa Bay Local Music Quiz: Which music venue is perfect for you?

If you are seeking a live …


Three bands, one man: Interview with Singer-songwriter Mark Etherington