(Please note: Due to illness, Rob Rio will replace Henry Butler)
March roars at the Palladium with the return of our annual celebration of boogie woogie piano. This year’s edition, perhaps the best, most raucous ever, features the best boogie and blues pianists on the planet with the return of the legendary 88-years young Detroit Boogie Master Bob Seeley, Tampa Bay’s own Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues, the self-proclaimed “Victor Borga of the Blues” and smokingest barrelhouse piano player this side of Sunnyland Slim – the irreverent Rev. Billy C. Wirtz, and returning to our stage, direct from Los Angeles, Rob Rio whom Keyboard Magazine calls “a boogie-woogie virtuoso.” Rio plays the boogie-woogie and jump blues of the 40’s and 50’s with a virtuosity and elagance that has excited audiences around the world for more than 35 years. He has appeared with blues greats Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, James Cotton, Charles Brown, Joe Cocker, Paul Butterfield, and has recorded with Mick Jagger, Canned Heat, Coco Montoya and Walter Trout. Buy early. This one is a rare ticket and will sell out fast!
Hough Hall, the Palladium's 850-seat mainstage performance space, blends nearly-perfect acoustics with history-rich ambiance. A recent investment in state-of-the art sound equipment and infrastructure has afforded the Palladium Theater new-found opportunities to seize and facilitate new, limitless and valuable experiences for artists, patrons, partners, students. A jewel in the crown of Tampa Bay's performing arts community, classical music, jazz, blues, opera, theater, Celtic, acoustic, dance and more are all equally at home in this magnificent concert hall.