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Palladium Live! debuts in March; get tickets now

We are thrilled to announce our brand-new streaming series, Palladium Live!  featuring your favorite Palladium artists and performers doing shows you can enjoy in the comfort of your home.

I know you’re going to enjoy this series.

When we decided to launch a streaming series here at the Palladium we had one overarching goal – our video concerts would have to be as exciting and enjoyable as our live shows.

Thanks to help from the Hough Family Foundation and our musical pal, Nate Najar, we set about creating a first-class streaming series. Something we’d be proud to present and would enjoy watching our own homes.

Before the pandemic shut down the live music business, we had frankly been too busy to explore offering video streaming. And in the early days of the shutdown we saw too many “live” music offerings that didn’t come anywhere near replicating a live concert.

We invested in cameras and lenses and our sound and light staff, led by Damon Dougherty, Christopher Spatafora and Connor Hawkins, rose to the challenge. Our friends at Big Sea loaned us video expert Alex Dunn, who was involved in our initial shoots. And our musical pal, Nate Najar, joined the early efforts.

PalladiumPaul, who has been know to bang on a piano, wrote a theme song in the tradition of the Fraiser tv theme – Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs. You can check it out Float Like A Butterfly at the beginning and end of each show.

We tested our skills with a fall concert by James Suggs and our annual Nate Najar’s Jazz Holiday in December.

Our next phase was slowed a bit when our box office company called it quits – a victim of Covid-19. While Box Office Manager Megan Byrne auditioned new software companies, our Creative Director, Karen Saint-John worked with local company Communicasting on a brand new website.

We also explored companies that provide streaming platforms and fell in love with Mandolin, a very music-focused operation that features shows from the City Winery venues and the Ryman Auditorium, among other venues.

With a new box office partner, new streaming partner, and a new website, we were ready to launch Palladiuum Live!

Starting March 5, shows can be viewed online with any computer or internet-capable device. You can purchase tickets for $25 our new website, http://www.mypalladium.org

Here’s the Palladium Live! schedule:

  • March 5 – A concert by the Palladium Chamber Players, featuring Jeffrey Multer, Marika Bournaki and Julian Schwarz.
  • March 19 –  Saxaphonist Jeremy Carter, with his Rubber Band, featuring two keyboard players and a powerful rhythm section.
  • March 26 – Tampa Bay’s best bluesman, Damon Fowler, appears with a five-piece band.
  • April 9 – Our favorite jazz trio, La Lucha, appears with James Suggs and Ken Peplowski.
  • April 16 – An Evening of Dance Featuring Artists from BEACON.
  • April 23 – A special bossa nova show featuring Daniela Soledade and Nate Najar, plus an all-star band.
  • April 30 – This Bird Has Flown, a jazz tribute to the Beatles, led by singer Ona Kirei and a full band.
Jeremy Carter

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