"Supports Green Initiatives" designates a hotel's participation in an optional environmental program that includes the use of energy-efficient lighting, guestroom towel/linen re-use, and on-premise recycling. "Supports Green Initiatives" does not represent an official certification of any kind.
Van Wezel Performing Arts CenterNovember 23, 2014 6:30 PM
777 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236
Kansas-born singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge is a folk-rock artist with strong pop sensibilities who is best known for her hits of the mid-1990s, though she released her debut album in 1988. Her charismatic raspy croon and her confessional lyrics first captured the attention of mainstream audiences in 1993 when she released her album Yes I Am, just a few months after coming out publicly as a lesbian. The album featured the Grammy Award-winning song "Ain't It Heavy," and put her on the map as a soldier in the fight for not only LGBT rights, but also for women's rights among the wave of outspoken female singer/songwriters of the 1990s including Alanis Morissette and Jewel.
After winning the season two finals of the smash-hit TV show America's Got Talent, Terry Fator has become a kind of a legend among aspiring ventriloquists and impersonators worldwide. With a repertoire of over 100 different ventriloquial impersonations, 16 different puppets and an undeniably powerful, dynamic singing voice, Fator has breathed new life into the fading art form. After winning America's Got Talent in 2007, he landed a headlining gig at The Mirage hotel and casino in Las Vegas where the venue has been renamed the Terry Fator Theatre.
The Amphitheatre Entertainment Complex At YBORNovember 23, 2014 10:00 PM
1609 East 7th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
Ever since his break-through in 2011, Dutch DJ Dyro has been taking over the worldwide electronic music scene. With his signature bass lines and drops, Dyro soon found his way into the music bags of international DJs. Among his supporters, Hardwell decided to release Dyro's first EP on his label Revealed Recordings. After tunes like "Daftastic" and "Metaphor" had earned the respect of party goers worldwide, Dyro became a frequently asked DJ in the clubbing circuit. The Dutchman definitively made a name with his first top hit "Never Say Goodbye," a collaboration with Hardwell. Constantly marked as artist to watch by various music blogs, Dyro's continuous success yielded him slots at the world's biggest festivals. With a strong body of work charting in the following years, including 2014 hit "Go Down,"his hard work paid off when he was proclaimed 30th in the world by DJ Mag Top 100.
Primarily the project of Southern garage rocker Daniel Pujol, this four-piece live band takes Pujol's last name and leaves polished production behind. Admittedly a bunch of slackers, Pujol sings of everyday life, mixing pop culture references with literary metaphors, and backs them with scuzzy guitars and flippant bass lines. Based out of Nashville, the band picked up instruments in 2009 and began playing its lo-fi rock to audiences across the South, eventually releasing a debut EP in 2010.