8 p.m. Friday; Palladium Theatre, 253 5th Ave N, St Petersburg; $40, $75 VIP (meet and greet) $15 (students with I.D.); (727) 822-3590; mypalladium.org1. Kurt Elling
Grammy winner Kurt Elling adds his own lyrics to classic jazz instrumentals. He also reinvents songs from a variety of musical genres spanning generations. In addition, Elling sings words written purely as poetry. But with every adventurous step comes that rich, expressive baritone. Elling talks to Ticket about vocalese, his new album of classic pop interpretations and being called the greatest jazz singer alive.
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday; Mote Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota; $19 for adults, $18 for seniors over 65, $14 for kids ages 4-12 and free for ages 3 and younger. 388-4441; mote.org2. Mote’s World Oceans Day
8 p.m. Friday; Cock & Bull, 975 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota; 363-12623. Sara Nelms
Before singer-songwriter Sara Nelms moved to New York, she recorded her winning debut album "Lover, No Longer" at Spirit Ranch Recording Studio in Sarasota. Nelms returns to town for a CD release party with pal Justin Layman. Read what she said about her upcoming show at Cock & Bull.
June 1-14, various locations, savorsarasota.com.
Find more local concerts with Ticket's weekly Soundboard live music schedule.5. Live music
"Folkcore" ... how's that for a new genre? The Naples-based Wholetones, fresh off performing at Tropical Heatwave in Tampa, will cook up their acoustic blend of bluegrass, folk, jazz and metal in a benefit for WSLR-LP 96.5 at 8:30 p.m. Saturday (June 8) at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota. Justin Layman will open.
/ Thursday, June 6, 2013