Thursday, December 1, 2011

Alice Cooper, Moody Blues, Roger Waters, Roger McGuinn, Edgar Winter… CONCERTS!

 By Ray Shasho

Classic rock concerts are in abundance. Here is a complete listing.  Buy your tickets NOW!

Ruth Eckerd Hall  in Clearwater   Buy tickets at

Daryl Hall & John Oates -Saturday December 3rd
Paul Simon -Monday December 5th
Michael McDonald & America -Saturday December 10th
Arlo Guthrie & Judy Collins -Thursday December 15th
Tedeschi Trucks Band -Thursday December 29th
B.B. King  -Saturday January 7th
Gregg Allman Band -Saturday January 14th
Gordon Lightfoot -Friday January 20th
Willie Nelson -Thursday February 2nd
Dennis DeYoung (The music of Styx) – Friday February 24th
The Doobie Brothers w/Pablo Cruise -Sunday February 26th
The Moody Blues –Tuesday March 13th
Elvis Costello & The Imposters -Tuesday April 24th

The Capitol Theatre  in Clearwater  Buy tickets at

Tom Rush -Friday January 27th
Roger McGuinn -Saturday March 17th

Blast Friday (just outside the doors of the Capitol Theatre) FREE CONCERTS!

Rare Earth -Friday January 27th
Pablo Cruise -Friday February 24th
Rick Derringer -Friday March 30th
Firefall -Friday April 27th
Edgar Winter -Friday May 25th

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall  in Sarasota   Buy tickets at

B.B. King –Thursday January 5th
Kenny Rogers –Thursday January 26th
Willie Nelson & Family -Friday February 3rd
Foreigner (Acoustique) –Tuesday February 7th
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons –Wednesday February 29th
The Moody Blues –Friday March 16th

Hard Rock Live Orlando    Buy tickets at

Alice Cooper – Wednesday December 14th
B.B. King – Sunday January 1st
The Robert Cray Band –Saturday February 18th

House of Blues Orlando  Buy tickets at
Evanescence -Wednesday January 18th

Amway Center  in Orlando   Buy tickets at

Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band –Saturday February 4th
Roger Waters (The Wall) - Saturday June 16th

Jannus Live  in St Pete    Buy tickets at

Dokken/L.A. Guns -Friday December 2nd
David Allan Coe –Thursday December 8th
Cheap Trick with Orchestra and Choir– (New Years Eve) Saturday December 31st

Largo Cultural Center   Buy tickets at

The Pat Travers Band – (New Years Eve) Saturday December 31st

The Club at Treasure Island   in St Pete   Buy tickets at

Jefferson Starship -Saturday January 7th

David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts  in Tampa  Buy tickets at

Dickey Betts and Great Southern w/Devon Allman’s Honeytribe -Wednesday December 7th at Ferguson Hall
Evanescence -January 16th at Carol Morsani Hall
Kansas –Saturday February 11th at Ferguson Hall

Vinoy Waterfront Park St Pete  Buy tickets at
Tampa Bay Blues Festival

Los Lonley Boys, Roomful of Blues (plus many more) -Friday April 13th
Jimmie Vaughan, Tower of Power, James Cotton Band (plus many more) -Saturday April 14th
Delbert McClinton, Charles Bradley, Jimmy Thackery (plus many more) -Sunday April 15th

State Theatre  in St Pete    Buy tickets at

L.A. Guns –Saturday December 3rd

Firefly Gala presented by The Dart Foundation
BLONDIE -Saturday March 24th                                                                                   
At The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton Call 941-365-7716 or visit for details

The Lakeland Center    Buy tickets at

Mickey Dolenz with Paul Revere & the Raiders/ Rockin’ Christmas –Thursday December 15th
The Association – Wednesday January 18th

St Pete Times Forum   in Tampa   Buy tickets at

Red Hot Chili Peppers -Monday January 23rd
Radiohead -Wednesday February 29th
Neil Diamond – Sunday June 3rd

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall   in Fort Myers   Buy tickets at

B.B. King -Sunday January 8th
Gregg Allman –Tuesday January 17th
The Moody Blues –Monday March 12th

Bands, Brew & BBQ at Busch Gardens Tampa   Buy tickets at

Lynyrd Skynyrd  -Sunday February 12th
Bret Michaels –Sunday February 19th
38 Special –Sunday February 26th
REO Speedwagon -Sunday March 4th

American Gardens Theatre Epcot Center Lake Buena Vista  Buy tickets at
“Flower Power” Concert Series

Jose Feliciano –Friday March 9th-Sunday March11th
Starship starring Mickey Thomas -Friday March 16th – Sunday March 18th
The Guess Who- Friday March 23rd- Sunday March 25th
Paul Revere & The Raiders/Chuck Negron - Friday April 13th - Sunday April 15th
The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie –Friday April 20th - Sunday April 22nd
Chuck Negron (former singer of Three Dog Night) -Friday April 27th-Sunday April 29th
The Orchestra (featuring former members of ELO) –Friday May 4th –Sunday May 6th
Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone – Friday May 11th- Sunday May13th
Davey Jones – Friday May 18th-Sunday May 20th

The Plaza ‘Live’ in Orlando   Buy tickets at

Blue Oyster Cult –Saturday December 3rd

The Social  in Orlando    Buy tickets at

Pat Travers – Friday December 9th

Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City   Tickets available at

Air Supply -Saturday March 3rd
Felix Cavaliere's Rascals  -Monday March 5th

Concert tours to watch for in 2012 and those rumors…  Black Sabbath, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Happy Together Tour 2012, Metallica, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Page, The Who.

COMING UPRay interview’s “Spirit in the Sky” legend Norman Greenbaum.

Buy author/columnist Ray Shasho’s new book called ‘Check the Gs’The True Story of an Eclectic American Family and Their Wacky Family Business. Order your copy today for the holidays at,, or

Ray Shasho is a product of the second half of the 20th century, made in the USA from parts around the world, and within him is every trend in music, television, politics and culture contributing to his philosophical and comically analytical reflections collected in his fine book of memories.  I found Check the Gs to be pure entertainment, fantastic fun and a catalyst to igniting so many memories of my own life, as I too am within a few years of Ray.  So to all, I say if you have a bit of grey hair (or no hair), buy this book!  It’s a great gift for your “over-the-hill” friends, or for their kids, if they are the history buffs of younger generations trying to figure out why we are the way we are.
~~Pacific Book Review

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