Friday night kicks off with wildly diverse options, starting with a killer punk festival atæFubar Downtownæ and theæThe Local 662. Itäó»sæT.B.H.C.s 2nd Annual Dive into Summer Fest. Some old school heroes likeæCar Bomb DriveræandæThe Murder Junkiesæend the night withæThe WrenchersæandæThe Horriblesægetting it all started. So if you are feeling like doing some thrashing, head down to the 600 block and dive into the summer balls deep.
If you are looking for mellower sounds and a more family friendly environment,æThe Yacht Rock RevueæandæThe Outpatientsæare jamming atæJannusæto help raise money to fight pediatric cancer. Hosted byæRocks the Cureætonight.
Big names in music of the ’90s and ’00s can be found in the heart of downtown Clearwater Saturday night.æ Speaking of Heart, Ann WilsonæofæHeartægoes “Crazy on You” with her legendary pipes down the street at theæCapitol Theatre. Should be an unforgettable show.
Ramble over to äóìProhibition Nightäó at theæHideaway Cafe, one of the best places to discover local music. Swing withæDean Johanesenæ& the 24 Hour Men (Mark Pezzoæ&æMax Kelly) with special guest violinistæRebecca Zapen. The highly accomplished musicians in this gig will enthrall you with their chops and style.
Wake up earlyæon Sundayæand visitæGreen Benchæatæ11 a.m.æto do some Yoga with musical guestsæDUO VIDA, or just have a brew for breakfast in that great outdoors patio; the event äóìwill create an atmosphere that invites transformation.äó
If thatäó»s too early for you, just head toæKa`Tikiæon the beach aroundæ1 p.m.æto Kick off summer the right way withæThe Hamiltones. æThey describe themselves as “a Rockabilly, Psychosilly, Americana band” fromæPinellas Park. Free show.
The real chill vibes start atæSundayæ6 p.m.æwithæSizzla äóî Life of a Ghetto Touræinvading Jannus. The international reggae legend and friends will seduce you with their spicy melodies and funky basslines; all ages are welcome.
Capping things off with a bang, some longtime local favorites bring the love to Palm Harbor. The eclectic and fun community fundraiser,æSunderman Park Music Festival,æhighlights The Black Honkeys (rabble-rousing soul and funk),æThe Greg Billings Bandæ(soulful rock with roots in the Florida breakout band Stranger) andæJeriko Turnpike (“sometimes acoustic, sometimes heavy, sometimes technical but always melodic and heartfelt.”)æ The best part,æ100 percent of net proceeds go to non-profit groups to aid their causes. Itäó»s also a family friendly event with a kid zone area, children 12 and younger get in free with a paid adult.
Read David Morris’ “5 Things to Do” for more live music this weekend.