Florida Matters: Live Music Tour Of Tampa Bay

Florida Matters: Live Music Tour Of Tampa Bay
Florida Matters: Live Music Tour Of Tampa Bay

Throughout this past year, members of WUSF 89.7 and Classical WSMR have been highlighting live music that makes the Tampa Bay Area a little more special as part of our ongoing Art Populi series.

This week on Florida Matters we hear some of those stories.

We start off with a visit to a restaurant in downtown St. Petersburg where jazz reigns every Monday night.

We take an unconventional history tour of death metal music, which got its start in Tampa.

We talk with leaders at New Music New College, which has been “fostering a conversation about contemporary music and performance” through concerts and events for nearly two decades in Sarasota.

We meet members of the Lumina Youth Choirs, one of the best known choral groups in the Tampa Bay area.

We conclude our live music tour of Tampa Bay with a tribute band that puts their own unique flair on songs you may never get to hear live.

Scroll down below for links to the entire collection of Art Populi stories on live, local music produced this year.

What are some of your favorite ways to enjoy live music in the area? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook, Twitter or by emailing FloridaMatters@wusf.org.   

Original Broadcast Date: 
12/04/17

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Host:
Carson Cooper

Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the local host of NPR's "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than two decades. He has been the host of WUSF 89.7's Florida Matters since its launch in 2006. During that time he has reported on a variety of issues of importance to the community, including growth management, education, transportation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Host:
Robin Sussingham

Robin Trohn Sussingham is a reporter and program host at WUSF Public Broadcasting, and is the producer of Florida Matters. She came to WUSF from public radio stations KUER and KCPW in Utah, has contributed stories to NPR and Marketplace, and also has an extensive background in print reporting. She was born in Lakeland and often reports about Polk County.

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