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Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces Live Concert Series In The Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton Cabaret Theatre

Published: August 25, 2020
Continuous Live Music For Six Weeks Including
GRAMMY® Nominee Mindi Abair

Ken Block And Drew Copeland Of Sister Hazel

Henry Paul Of The Outlaws And Singer-Songwriter Henry Gross

 

Just Announced!

Greg Billings And Brother Phil From The Black Honkeys

Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer And Founding Member Of Cheap Trick
Robin Zander And Robin Taylor Zander

Founding Member Of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band John McEeun
And Special Guest John Cable
With Shaun Hopper

Reservations May Only Be Made Online

 

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces six continuous weeks of live music in the Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton Cabaret Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The series kicks-off this Thursday, August 27 with concerts by GRAMMY®-Nominee Mindi Abair. Three concerts have just been announced including Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and founding member of Cheap Trick, Robin Zander.

“Limited operations and resources have not stopped us from offering in-demand programming”, said Susan Crockett, Ruth Eckerd Hall President & CEO. “Safety remains our #1 priority but we won’t sacrifice quality in the process. I’m proud our team continues to meet the challenge time and again for our audiences.”

Reservations for previously announced concerts may be made online now at www.rutheckerdhall.com.

Reservations for just announced concerts may be made online beginning this Friday, August 28 at 10 am.

Please see below for a complete list of concerts, dates and times, as well as on sale information.

Times, dates, performances and description of performances are subject to change.

Mindi Abair With Special Guest Kyle Schroeder
Thursday, August 27 at 8pm – Limited tables available
Friday, August 28 at 8 pm – Sold-Out!
Saturday, August 29 at 8 pm – Limited tables available
Sunday, August 30 at 8 pm – Limited tables available

Tables are priced at $120 which includes admission to the purchaser and up to three guests, a charcuterie tray and tableside service.

VIP tables are priced at $240 which includes an up-front reserved table for four and a pre-show VIP experience that includes wine-tasting from Reserve Tastings Wine Company, Mindi Abair’s exclusive wine-membership, as well as a meet & greet photo opportunity with Mindi Abair. Reservations may be made online at www.RuthEckerdHall.com

One of the most recognized and sought-after saxophonists, two-time GRAMMY® nominee Mindi Abair has been electrifying audiences with her dynamic live performances and sax prowess since her debut album, Always and Never the Same, was released in 1999. In 2014, Mindi Abair received her first GRAMMY® nomination for Best Pop Instrumental Album, followed by a 2015 GRAMMY® nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for her solo LP Wild Heart. In 2019, Mindi and her husband, Eric Guerra successfully launched Reserve Tastings Wine Company.

Saxophonist Kyle Schroeder hails from the Tampa Bay area and is a former student at the Hoffman School of the Arts.  Currently a Senior at University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, Kyle has been captivating audiences with his live performances since 2013 and has performed with numerous artists including Ben Tankard, Four80 East, Two Friends and Eric Darius.

Ken Block And Drew Copeland Of Sister Hazel
Thursday, September 3 at 7:30 pm – Limited tables available
Friday, September 4 at 7:30 pm – Sold-Out!
Saturday, September 5 at 7:30 pm – Sold-Out!
Sunday, September 6 at 7:30 pm – Sold-Out!

Tables are priced at $160 which includes admission to the purchaser and up to three guests, a charcuterie tray and tableside service.

VIP tables are priced at $260 which includes an up-front reserved table for four, a charcuterie tray, tableside service and an exclusive event tee shirt (a limit of four tee shirts per table) Reservations may be made online at www.RuthEckerdHall.com

Ken Block and Drew Copeland, best known as two of the five members of the platinum-selling rock band Sister Hazel, return to Clearwater for an intimate night of storytelling and songs, including performances of Sister Hazel favorites, a few “B-sides”, deep cuts and new material that writers have called “some of the freshest new music to come out of Music City”.

Founding Member Of The Outlaws Henry Paul And Singer-Songwriter Henry Gross
For A Special Evening Of Vintage Rock ‘N’ Roll and Classic Behind-The-Scenes Stories With Two Legendary Singer-Songwriters And Longtime Friends
Friday, September 11 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 12 at 7:30 pm

Tables are priced at $160 which includes admission to the purchaser and up to three guests, a charcuterie tray and tableside service.

VIP tables are priced at $260 which includes an up-front reserved table for four, a charcuterie tray, tableside service and a limited edition signed show poster and a photo opportunity with the artists. Reservations may be made online at www.RuthEckerdHall.com

For Henry Paul and The Outlaws, it was always about the music. For more than 40 years, The Outlaws remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the Southern Rock genre. Formed in Tampa in 1972, The Outlaws – known for their triple-guitar rock attack and three-part country harmonies – became one of the first acts signed by Clive Davis. The band’s first three albums The Outlaws, Lady In Waiting and Hurry Sundown – featuring such rock radio favorites as There Goes Another Love Song, Green Grass and High Tides, Knoxville Girl and Freeborn Man – would become worldwide gold and platinum landmarks of the Southern rock era.

At age eighteen, Henry Gross was a founding member of the Rock ‘n’ Roll revival group, Sha Na Na. He sang two songs on the group’s 1969 debut album - cover versions of The Earl’s Remember Then and the Little Richard classic Long Tall Sally. The group’s popularity soared after their legendary performance at the Woodstock Festival, where Henry was the youngest person to perform. In 1976, Henry released the single, Shannon, which was a top-10 hit on the singles chart.

Just Announced!
Greg Billings And Brother Phil From The Black Honkeys

Friday, September 18 at 8 pm

All tables are priced at $40 which includes admission to the purchaser and up to three guests, a charcuterie tray and tableside service.

Reservations may be made online at www.RuthEckerdHall.com beginning Friday, August 28 at 10 am

Greg Billings is the founding member of the popular ‘80s Florida band Romeo that signed to Epic Records and released its first album after a name change to Stranger. The band solidified their catalog of Florida Music with hits like Jackie’s So Bad, Swamp Woman, Okeechobee Whiskey, 3D, Hit and Run, Alligator Joe, and Wrong Side of the Tracks which continue to be crowd favorites today. 

Brother Phil is the lead vocalist and a founding member of Tampa Bay’s own The Black Honkeys. In 2018, the band was named Winner for Best Local Soul/R&B/Funk Act by Creative Loafing.

Just Announced!
Rock And Roll Hall of Famer and Founding Member of Cheap Trick Robin Zander And Robin Taylor Zander

An unforgettable night of classic covers, Cheap Trick favorites and original music
Friday, September 25 at 8 pm
Saturday, September 26 at 8 pm

Tables are priced at $160 which includes admission to the purchaser and up to three guests, a charcuterie tray and tableside service.

VIP tables are priced at $225 which includes an up-front reserved table for four, a charcuterie tray, tableside service and a limited edition autographed show poster.

Reservations may be made online at www.RuthEckerdHall.com beginning Friday, August 28 at 10 am

Robin Zander is a founding member and lead singer of one of America’s premiere rock bands, Cheap Trick. Known for classic rock anthems like Surrender, I Want You To Want Me and The Dream Police, the band has sold millions of albums and played venues the world over. In 2016, Cheap Trick was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Singer-songwriter Robin Taylor Zander is a former student of The Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts at Ruth Eckerd Hall. His band has opened for Everclear and as a solo artist, Robin has opened for The Greg Billings Band, among others.

Just Announced!
John McEuen with Special Guest John Cable And Shaun Hopper

Friday, October 2 at 8 pm

Tables are priced at $150 which includes admission to the purchaser and up to three guests, a charcuterie tray and tableside service.

VIP tables are priced at $250 which includes an up-front reserved table for four, a charcuterie tray, tableside service, a limited edition autographed print and a photo op with John McEuen.

Reservations may be made online at www.RuthEckerdHall.com beginning Friday, August 28 at 10 am

A founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John McEuen brings banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle AND a special guest – previous NGDB member, John Cable. (Cable was in the band when they became the first American band to tour the Soviet Union in 1977). Multi-instrumentalist McEuen has ventured into varied musical genres and different formats including television special production and film scoring. Playing a broad spectrum of roots, bluegrass and music now called Americana has made John McEuen an established name in acoustic music. His production of Steve Martin’s The Crow won the GRAMMY® for Best Bluegrass Album Grammy in 2009. In 2017, he was inducted in to the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame and in 2018, McEuen’s released his first book, The Life I’ve Picked to critical acclaim. McEuen says: "… for this show I will be bringing my ex-Dirt Band band-mate and friend, John Cable. He is one of the finest singers and guitarists I know, great to play with… we did hundreds of shows together with NGDB, and now share the stage in a more intimate way. We go through the NGDB hits, as well as Will the Circle Be Unbroken, and music from my recent Made in Brooklyn album……(sharing) music and stories”. Acoustic guitar wizard Shaun Hopper is an unassuming presence on stage, but his playing has star power to spare. His finger style guitar playing is unfused with a percussive element. His music is influenced by the sounds of Chet Atkins along with Folk and Irish undertones.

A table reservation is required for all performances. Food and beverages will be available for purchase exclusively via tableside service. Single or standing admission is not available; tables are separated by a minimum of 6 feet. Advance purchase is highly recommended due to limited capacity. To make a reservation and for more information, please visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.

Ruth Eckerd Hall will continue to follow state recommendations for re-opening Florida. The following protocols are currently in place:

  • Face masks are REQUIRED for entry into the facility. Face masks are available at the door upon request.
  • Our facility will be deep sanitized before your arrival.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are readily available. If you are in need of an attendant with cleaning supplies, please ask a staff member.
  • Please cooperate with all social distancing measures in place on the day of the event.
  • If you suspect you are ill or reside with someone who is ill with flu-like symptoms, we ask you to exchange for a future show.

While we are committed to providing a clean and safe environment, it is impossible to eliminate all health risks in any location so please use discretion. Staff members will be available day of show to answer any questions or concerns. For more information, including social safety guidelines, please visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.

For more information on current safety guidelines and to reserve a table, please visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.