Concert Halls and Live Music Venues

From modern music halls and open-air band shells to intimate clubs and historic theaters, St. Pete/Clearwater’s live performance venues cater to a stunning range of musical tastes and style sensibilities. Fab acoustics, knock-out settings and wide-open views put you at the center of your chosen listening event, whether you're taking in a legendary touring band, a local jazz trio, a Broadway cast or symphony orchestra. A host of delicious dining destinations and bars located near each venue promise a full-blown entertainment experience.

1 Rock and Jazz at the Ruth Eckerd Hall

For a big night out, check out the headliners at Clearwater’s ultra-modern Ruth Eckerd Hall. The venue's near-perfect acoustics receive rave reviews from artists and audiences alike and there's simply not a bad seat in the house. Join legions of avid fans who flock to hear such Rock and Roll legends as Ringo Starr and Peter Frampton. The nation's most popular performers wouldn't consider skipping this venue when they're on tour.

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2 Live Concerts, Comedy and Double Features at the Capitol Theatre

Head to downtown Clearwater’s Capitol Theatre to catch a cool live concert or a pair of film classics in a grand historical setting. The venue has 750 seats but your concert experience is sure to be an intimate one. Don't miss Grammy-award winning performers like Diana Krall and Los Lonely Boys. Dating back to 1921, the beautifully restored former movie house and Vaudeville venue - a magnificent Mediterranean-Revival gem - will make you feel as if you've time traveled back to Hollywood's glam heyday.

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3 Festivals and Water Views at Coachman Park

Make your way to Downtown Clearwater’s Coachman Park for an outdoor concert with lovely waterfront views. The park hosts themed festivals featuring top musical acts throughout the year, but it’s perhaps best known for the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, a gathering of some of the world's greatest jazz talents that takes place in mid-October.

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4 Outdoor Courtyard Concerts at Jannus Live

One of downtown St. Pete’s signature music venues, the historic Jannus Live, features an eclectic roster of genre-bending performers (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eminem and Arctic Monkeys anyone?) performing beneath the stars in a cozy, tucked-away courtyard. DJs and local acts round out the international and national tour lineup. Avid fans tout everything from the sound system and the balcony views to the drink carts and the vast array of musical styles.

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5 Humor, Song and Dance at Duke Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater

The height of elegance, the Duke Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater in Downtown St. Pete offers gripping performances ranging from Broadway musicals and comedy shows to classical concerts by The Florida Orchestra and singer-songwriter acts. Before the show take in the views of Tampa Bay and The Dali Museum from the theater’s outdoor plaza.

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6 Jazz, Blues, Pop and Opera at the Palladium Theater

When it comes to music, the two venues housed within the historic Romanesque Revival-style Palladium Theater in downtown St. Pete seem to leave no stone unturned. The 850-seat Hough Hall and the far more intimate candlelit 175-seat The Side Door cabaret affordably deliver classical, jazz, blues, rock,country and opera performed by St. Petersburg Opera Company. But there's more: dance, comedy and literary events flesh out the robust offerings.

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7 Retro Style and Ultra-Hip Music at the State Theatre

Originally built as a bank, the old-world Beaux Arts facade of the 705-seat State Theatre serves up an interesting contrast to the facility's state-of-the-art tech and the contemporary bands (touring and local) that perform there, who couldn't possibly be any more 'with it.' Four full beverage bars ensure an extra good time for all. With a close-to-the-stage pit and an upstairs balcony overlooking all the live action, you'd be hard-pressed not to be in on it, wherever you end up. Come here to listen to music genres ranging from jazz and punk to rock and ska.

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8 Dinner, Drinks and Iconic Music at the Ringside Cafe

Another intimate and classic St. Pete venue is the Ringside Cafe located 10 minutes north of downtown in a 1912 building. It gets its name from its former status as an amateur boxing center and though talented musicians have replaced the fighters, the shows still pack quite a punch. The venue serves up rock and blues acts seven nights a week along with yummy food and drink.

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9 Imbibe and Listen at the Dunedin Brewery

Dunedin Brewery claims to be Florida’s oldest craft brewery. Pop in for a small-batch beer, a brewery tour or a nighttime musical performance. In any given week, the local and national acts span the gamut from funk and jazz to rock and bump.

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10 Bikes, Wine and Music at the Neptune Lounge & Cyclery

Cyclists peddling along the Pinellas Trail in Tarpon Springs won't want to miss the Neptune Lounge & Cyclery. The cyclery seduces in the daytime with great bikes and accessories while the Lounge comes alive in the evening hours with wine, cold beer and original music by local bands.

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1 Ruth Eckerd Hall

City: Clearwater
Category: Performing Arts

Address
1111 N. McMullen Booth Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33759

Phone: 727-791-7400
Toll Free: 800-875-8682

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2 Capitol Theatre

City: Clearwater
Category: Theaters

Address
405 Cleveland St.
Clearwater, FL 33756

Phone: 727-442-6152

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3 Coachman Park

City: Clearwater
Category: Parks

Address
301 Drew St.
Clearwater, FL 33756

Phone: 727-562-4800

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4 Jannus Live

City: St. Petersburg
Category: Theaters

Address
Corner of 1st Avenue North & 2nd Street
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-565-0550

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5 Duke Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater

City: St. Petersburg
Category: Theaters

Address
400 First St. S
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-893-7832

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6 The Palladium at St. Petersburg College

City: St. Petersburg
Category: Theaters

Address
253 5th Ave. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-822-3590

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7 State Theatre

City: St. Petersburg
Category: Performing Arts

Address
687 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3625

Phone: 727-895-3045

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8 Ringside Cafe

City: St. Petersburg
Category: Dining

Address
16 2d St N
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-894-8465

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9 Dunedin Brewery

City: Dunedin
Category: Dining

Address
937 Douglas Ave.
Dunedin, FL 34698-4945

Phone: 727-736-0606

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10 Neptune Lounge

City: Tarpon Springs
Category: Nightlife

Address
13 Safford Ave. S.
Tarpon Springs, FL 34698-3456

Phone: 727-943-5713

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