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  1. With Hunter Hayes, Scotty McCreery, Strawberry Festival keeps lineup family-friendly

    Music & Concerts

    On a day off from touring at his home studio in Nashville, Hunter Hayes is breaking down his recent infatuation with bluegrass music, and how he's exploring new ways to fuse traditional instruments like the mandolin and upright bass with his own whip-smart licks on guitar.

    Hunter Hayes, and, clockwise from top: Scotty McCreery, Dan + Shay and Brett Eldridge.
Daily musical lineup: Page 42
  2. Hernando Symphony Orchestra will take audiences to the movies

    Music & Concerts

    SPRING HILL — When the Hernando Symphony Orchestra kicked off its 2014-15 season in December, it not only began with a new conductor, but also set a record. For the first time in the orchestra's history, all three of its concerts sold out.

  3. Florida Orchestra's masterworks features violinist Karen Gomyo

    Music & Concerts

    If you still harbor any preconceived notions about age and classical music, this weekend might change your mind.

    Karen Gomyo, violinist.  Photo courtesy of the Florida Orchestra
  4. SoundCheck: Chris Cage, Hoodie Allen among top live music picks

    Music & Concerts

    Chris Cagle

    With Lyndsey Highlander

    Details: Friday 7 p.m. Dallas Bull, 3322 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $15-$30. (813) 987-2855.

    Rapper Hoodie Allen poses backstage this month during MTV Artists to Watch at House of Blues Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, Calif.
  5. Fact-checking John Legend's Oscar speech

    Music & Concerts

    And the Oscar for Best Real Talk in an Acceptance Speech goes to . . .

    John Legend accepts the award for best original song in a feature film Sunday for Glory from Selma.
  6. The Palladium Chamber Players kick off 2015 season Wednesday

    Music & Concerts

    Classical music is always so grand, magnificent and moving when performed by a full orchestra. But music can be just as powerful on a more intimate scale.

    SP_365233_KEEL_ORCHESTRAMULTER_KEELER_ST. PETERSBURG 01/25/2013   ST. PETERSBURG 01/25/2013   4.  Florida Orchestra Concertmaster Jeffrey Multer, performs with the Florida Orchestra recently at the  Progress Energy Center For The Arts, Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg. FOR UPCOMING FLEMING STORY.     SCOTT KEELER | TAMPA BAY TIMES

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?

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