The Group Next Door is a project featuring some of the top skilled and in demand contemporary jazz musicians that Tampa Bay has to offer. These shows at the South Beach are NOT by any means, "background restaurant music", but a live concert experience within a classy restaurant.
Memorial Day Bluegrass Barbeque on Sunset Beach features performances by Gypsy Wind, Bluegrass Parlor Band, Dennis Wallace Unit, Gator Grass, Skyway Bluegrass and Lions Bluegrass Bunch. Admission $15 includes exclusive parking. Spicy barbeque, hot brats, wine and beer available for purchase.
Steinway School / Inertia: The Musical
USF is joining an exclusive club as an “All-Steinway School,” with the goal of replacing the pianos currently on campus with hand-crafted Steinways. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV/DT shows you how this multi-million dollar project will help USF students make some beautiful music. Also: It’s probably one of the boldest, most challenging thesis statements ever at the University of South Florida, as an honors student creates a musical. Not a one-man, one-act performance, but a full-on, two-hour original production involving a cast and crew of sixty people! This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM brings you a look at <em>Inertia: The Musical</em> and introduces you to the man behind it, Chris Sgammato.
The Center For Musical Theatre at Julie Rohr Academy will present Meredith Willson’s hit The Music Man. The show features wonderful music, lively dance routines, period costumes, and talented performers. Show drops are being flown in from California.