Sunday, September 23, 2018
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SoundBytes: Amanda Shires, Smoking Popes, Max Weinberg, Jessie Reyez and more

Amanda Shires, known to some as the wife and bandmate of Jason Isbell but a terrific solo artist in her own right, is coming to the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on Nov. 11. Tickets are $25 and up. Click here.

— Another good one at the Capitol Theatre: Max Weinberg's Jukebox, featuring the longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Weinberg and his band will allow the audience to choose their setlist in real time, picking from a menu of some 200 tracks by Springsteen and other classic artists. Tickets are $25 and up. Click here.

— Also coming to the Capitol Theatre: Legendary Downtown singer Petula Clark on Nov. 18. Tickets are $39 and up. Click here.

— And one more for the Cap: Classical-pop vocal prodigy Jackie Evancho on March 16. Tickets are $49.50 and up. Click here.

— Pop/R&B singer Jessie Reyez, who last fall played Wild 94.1's Last Damn Show festival, will perform at the Orpheum on Nov. 3. Tickets are $20 and up. Click here.

— Florida's own KC and the Sunshine Band will play a day-after-Thanksgiving show at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Nov. 23. Tickets are $50 and up. Click here.

— DJ duo Bonnie X Clyde had one of the most memorable concert days in recent Tampa Bay history after the cancellation of the second day of this year's Sunset Music Festival. Read about their mad dash from gig to gig in Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg here. And get amped up for their New Year's Eve concert at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa. Click here for details.

— The Smoking Popes are playing Crowbar on Nov. 6 alongside the Pink Spiders and Amuse. Tickets are $17 and up. Click here.

— Following his show Friday with G-Eazy at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Murda Beatz will come to Drynk for an after party. Tickets are $20 and up. Click here.

— Country singer Craig Campbell will headline this year's Tailgate Taste Fest on Oct. 6 at Curtis Hixon Park. Jimmie Allen, Randy McNeeley and Skyler Clark are also on the bill. General admission is free. Click here.

— Jay Cridlin

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Published: 09/21/18
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Dickey Betts in critical condition, facing brain surgery after ‘freak accident’ near Sarasota; upcoming concerts canceled

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Updated: 09/19/18