Tampa Bay's top concert picks: Lauren Daigle, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Streetlight Manifesto

Lauren Daigle performs “You Say” during the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas earlier this year. On Friday, the singer will stop by Tampa’s Yuengling Center. [Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP]
Lauren Daigle performs “You Say” during the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas earlier this year. On Friday, the singer will stop by Tampa’s Yuengling Center. [Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP]
Published June 26, 2019

RAISED VOICE: Lauren Daigle

That Lauren Daigle can sing isn't news to the Christian music world. But it might have caught some pop fans by surprise when she showed up at the Billboard Music Awards singing alongside the likes of Taylor Swift and Madonna. Daigle's Adele-like voice can bring down any house, no matter how star-studded. Last fall, Daigle's Look Up Child debuted as the highest-charting worship album in several years, and it eventually won Daigle two Grammys, including Best Contemporary Christian Album. It's fascinating to think where Daigle's career might have gone had she made it further on American Idol early in her career. But it's hard to argue with where she has ended up. $23.75 and up. 7:30 p.m. Friday. Yuengling Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 974-3004.

BLUES REVIVAL: Tedeschi Trucks Band

Derek Trucks knows a few things about tragedy, losing members of his musical and real-life family, including Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks, in recent years. The latest was Tedeschi Trucks Band multi-instrumentalist Kofi Burbridge, who died on Feb. 15. That was the same day Tedeschi Trucks Band released their latest album Signs, a precursor of sorts to their new summer tour. Signs is a raw record, and Burbridge's absence will be felt. But Trucks and wife Susan Tedeschi aren't known for holding anything back on stage. With their annual Sunshine Music Festival on hiatus this year, this midsummer show will be St. Petersburg's only look at the band this year. Blackberry Smoke and Shovels and Rope open. $30 and up. 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Al Lang Stadium, 230 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 892-5767.

BIG SECRETS: Streetlight Manifesto

"I think Streetlight Manifesto is one of the biggest small bands, or one of the smallest big bands — I'm not sure which one," frontman Tomas Kalnoky told Billboard last month, in his first interview in 10 years. The seven-piece ska veterans have toured frequently over the years, selling out venues even as they try to shift away from what little toehold they ever had in the mainstream (i.e., the whole "first interview in 10 years" thing). The band hasn't released new music since 2013's The Hands that Thieve, although Kalnoky has promised it's coming soon. If we're lucky, they might give fans a taste this weekend. $22.50 and up. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 565-0550.


With his spectacles and clerical collar, Tchami looks more like he should be keeping the books in a convent instead of holding down main stages at major EDM festivals. But the French DJ and producer is all about keeping the faith in the power of future house music, collaborating with the likes of Lady Gaga (Applause) and DJ Snake (Turn Down for What) and playing events like May's Sunset Music Festival in Tampa. He'll play a much smaller stage at 9 p.m. Sunday. $15 and up. Doors open at noon. Shephard's Beach Resort, 619 Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. (727) 442-5107.

SLICE OF LIFE: Samurai Shotgun

Last year, Tampa alt-rock/hip hop ensemble Samurai Shotgun were picked to play Atlanta's Afropunk Festival. This year, they'll head up to the larger version in Brooklyn, alongside acts like Jill Scott, Leon Bridges and FKA Twigs. But first, they're bringing some Afropunk spirit to Crowbar with a show they're calling Samurai and Friends. An eclectic mix of rappers, rockers and singers from around the Bay are on the bill, including QueenofEx, Senyo, Vern Senior, Deezy Wee the Reaper, Monica Delgado, Sammy White, Bangarang, Dea and Saint and Ayo Mama. $10 and up. 8 p.m. Friday. Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Ybor City. (813) 241-8600.

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POST UP: Citizen Cope

Is Post Malone secretly Citizen Cope? They kind of look alike, if you scrub off one's face tats. Post Malone's latest album was Beerbongs and Bentleys; Citizen Cope's new one is Heroin and Helicopters. Yes, Citizen Cope has been dishing out rootsy, funky alt-soul for longer than Posty's been on this planet. But strip them both down to an acoustic guitar, and the secretly introspective vibes they sling might not sound all that different. $31 and up. 7 p.m. Friday. Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 565-0550.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Steve Connelly

Steve Connelly is a bona fide Tampa Bay music god — a Lesser God, to be precise, as that's what he calls his backing bandmates. The prolific producer and guitarist, whose resume includes a stint in Roger McGuinn's band, is turning 66, and he'll celebrate with a party at Skipper's Smokehouse. Surely some of the hundreds of local musicians he has worked with over the years will come out to wish him well. The New Rulers and Danfield open. $7 and up. 7 p.m. Saturday. 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. (813) 971-0666.

END OF AN ERA: Peace of Woodstock

The Florida Holocaust Museum's blockbuster exhibit on legendary rock promoter Bill Graham wraps up on Sunday. To mark the occasion, the museum will host an actual rock concert on Saturday. Tribute band Peace of Woodstock will perform on the third floor as guests sip drinks and enjoy the show while bidding on a silent auction of autographed posters from Stevie Nicks, Katy Perry and others. $36 and up. 7 p.m. 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 820-0100.