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Upcoming Events

Jon Plauche and Shady Hills Live

Jon Plauche' and Shady Hills Live

Oct 7, 8:00pm - Oct 7, 11:00pm

The Queens Head
2501 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL  33713 Map

Jon Plauche' will open the evening with a set. Jeremy Johnston will join the stage from 8:30-10:30 with their recent original music project "Shady Hills." Jeremy is a gifted song-writer with an innovative style that cannot be categorized into any particular genre. Their ideas combined make for a pleasant sound.
Jeremy Jonston-Vocals,Guitar
Jon Plauche-Vocals,Guitar,Mandolin,Harmonica

Yappy Hour at PAW w/ Passion 4 Pits

Yappy Hour at PAW w/ Passion 4 Pits

Oct 19, 6:00pm - Oct 19, 8:00pm

Pinellas Ale Works
1962 1st Ave S
Saint Petersburg, FL  33712 Map

We're happy to announce Passion 4 Pits as our new Yappy Hour partner for the 3rd Thursday of each month!

Come enjoy a cold beer and help us support Passion 4 Pits! We donate $1 for each pint of PAW beer you buy from 6-8PM!

Passion 4 Pits is a 501c3 dog rescue in St. Petersburg, Florida that is passionate about saving pitbulls and other abused and negleted dogs.

Pitbulls are the most over-bred breed of dog in the country and are the most common breed of dog in high kill shelters. Pitbulls have the highest euthanasia rate due to the negative sterotypes attached to the breed.

Our purpose is to rescue pitbulls and educate the public about pitbull type dogs, animal overpopulation and continuously maintain a positive name for pitbull type dogs.

Living Room Live Open Mic

Living Room Live Open Mic

Oct 19, 6:00pm - Oct 19, 11:59pm

Hideaway Cafe
1756 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL  33712 Map

We invite all singer/songwriters to join us for this Thursday's open mic night, a.k.a. Living Room Live. Named Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay 2014 and 2017 for "Best Open Mic Night", the Hideaway Cafe has opened up its doors and its stage for the past 8 years to countless rising talents as well as seasoned veterans who have made a career of music.

Consumate host John Kelly, a singer/songwriter himself, started this weekly tradition 8 years ago after building a stage as an extension of the recording studio. And the rest is history. The talent has been immense, the highlight reel endless... and the memories priceless. You won't find a more appreciative audience than you will here at St Petersburg's Original Listening Room!

Come down and check in with Phil, soundman extraordinaire, and get on the list. The list is now built using a lottery system in an effort to keep the night open to newcomers and to keep every Thursday new and exciting. This also encourages artists to support and get to know one another. Countless collaborations and musical relationships have been built on chance encounters here at "Living Room Live". For signup - you have an option to choose one of two time frames. Basically EARLY (7pm-9pm) and LATE (9:15 - close). Your name is pulled out of a hat and you have 15 minutes to do your thing. You can drop your name in starting at 6pm. Then singer/songwriters take the stage to share 2-3 original songs and then "pass the mic" so to speak. The signup pool fills up fast so be sure to get here early and be sure you are here for your chosen time frame. Artists - if you'd like to get the recording studio "in the red" for your set, be sure to indicate that when you sign up (solos only). For as low as $35, you can have files of your performance dropbox'd to you or handed over on a special keepsake "hideaway" flash drive. Be sure to leave your email and phone number if you choose to record.

Invite your favorite music loving friends out for some incredible original music from some of St Pete's finest! As always Thursdays are free so come on out and get a taste of what St Pete's Original Listening Room is all about.

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