St. Petersberg Opera, Coo Coo Ca Choo and More Headline Palladium's Summer Line-Up, 6/1-8/25


Summer Sizzles at the Palladium this June with jazz, blues, rock, technicolor theatre and more. See below for the full line-up, and for more information, visit

June 1, 3, 5
Sung in Italian with projectEd English subtitles
Presented by St. Petersburg Opera, Chorus and Orchestra, under the direction of Mark Sforzini

Mozart's masterpiece is a witty, profound tale of love, betrayal, and forgiveness. Set in Count Almaviva's castle in Seville in the late 18th century, Mozart’s opera is based on Beaumarchais's 1784 play La Folle Journée, ou Le Mariage de Figaro, a sequel to his earlier play, Le Barbier de Séville (The Barber of Seville), familiar to opera audiences through Rossini's great opera (Mozart's opera premiered in 1786; Rossini's premiered in 1816). In Le Barbier, Count Almaviva, with substantial help from Figaro, wooed and won the lovely Rosine away from her crusty old ward and would-be husband, Dr. Bartholo. In The Marriage of Figaro, Beaumarchais continued their story. The Count has married Rosine but their marriage has gone sour because of his philandering. Figaro has quit barbering and is now the Count's major-domo. He is engaged to Suzanne, who is Countess Rosine's maid -- and the Count's intended conquest. Old Bartholo is back to seek revenge on Figaro for taking Rosine away from him, with the help of the slimy music-master, Don Bazile. Adding to the fun are an amorous teenager, a scheming old maid, a drunken gardener, and a silly young girl. Much happens on a single "folle journée" - a crazy day.

Fri. 6/1, 7:30 p.m.
Sun., 6/3, 2 p.m.
Tues. 6/5, 7:30 p.m.
$21.50, $34.50, $49.50 $64.50 (Group rates available)
Tickets available only from St. Petersburg Opera, (727) 823-2040

Sat., 6/9
Coo Coo Ca Choo, Rock

Rock in five-part harmony! Coo Coo Ca Choo plays originals and ‘60s favorites including Beatles, Animals, Beach Boys, Jimmy Reed, Walker Brothers, Fortunes, Hendrix, Cream, Sly and the Family Stone, The Young Rascals, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Steve Miller and more.

8 p.m., $15, $20 day of show
(Discounts available only from the Palladium Box Office)

Sun., 6/10
Nate Najar Trio, Jazz

An afternoon of jazz with Tampa Bay favorite Nate Najar on acoustic guitar. Najar’s trio includes John Lamb, bass, and Stephen Bucholtz, drums.
(Discounts available only from the Palladium Box Office.)

3 p.m., $18

Sat., 6/16
Legendary Jefferson Airplane Rocker Marty Balin, Acoustic Rock

Co-founder, lead vocalist and guitarist for Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship,
Marty Balin’s musical career never stopped. The same vision he had when he launched Jefferson Airplane is present today; fueled with his vision of art and music as vehicles for expressing a positive message.

8 p.m.

Complete History of America (Abridged), Theater

Do you flub the lyrics to “The Star Spangled Banner”? Did you sleep through American History in high school? Did you vote for Bush…TWICE?! Then we have a show for you! The Complete History of America (Abridged) is a romp through American history like you’ve never seen before. Sometimes accurate, often satirical, and always hysterical, this tongue-in-cheek look at the timeline of our country will have you rolling in the aisles. Directed by Jonathan Pouliot and Taryn Holzhauer, Stage Managed by Kristina Pabon, produced by the Primo Academy of Theatrical Arts.

Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.

Fri., 6/29
Sarasota Slim, Guitar bluesman extraordinaire

Though he’s known far and wide as a bluesman Gene Hardage, and best known as Sarasota Slim, this extraordinary guitarist mixes a variety of genres: a touch of swing, some blue-eyed soul, and even calypso, all of which mesh well with his blues tunes. Some of his work sounds as if it’s straight out of the Elmore James songbook, some has 50s-era Chicago feel, and a good deal of it, funky. Slim's repertoire taps sources as diverse as War, Wilson Pickett, Charlie Daniels and Jimi Hendrix. He has shared the stage with Johnny Winter, Etta James and Bobby Blue Bland, and has assembled a number of standout bands with players that have included guitarists Lucky Peterson and Greg Polous, and drummer Tim Heding. Slim who has several albums to his credit, has long has been known for his razor-edge slide, impassioned arpeggios, and his minimal use of effects to maximum effect.

8 p.m.

Fri., 7/13
St. Pete Blues Allstars, Jump Blues, Chicago Blues and Boogie Woogie

Back by popular demand, these veteran performers, seven of Tampa Bay’s best blues musicians ever, will be cooking up another house rockin’ night of music. The Allstars perform Chicago blues, jump blues, boogie woogie and more.
8 p.m.

Fri., 7/20
Lauren Mitchell Band, Blues

If you like Etta, Koko , Janis and Aretha, you’ll love Lauren and her band!

Sat., 7/21
The Nowhere Band Plays Tribute to the Beatles and Rolling Stones

Sat., 8/4
O Som Do Jazz, Brazilian Bossa Nova and Samba

8/24 & 25
Damon Fowler, Rock

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