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Florida Matters: Live Music Tour Of Tampa Bay

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Throughout this past year, members of WUSF 89.7 and Classical WSMR have been highlighting live music that makes the Tampa Bay Area a little more special as part of our ongoing Art Populi series.

This week on Florida Matters we hear some of those stories.

We start off with a visit to a restaurant in downtown St. Petersburg where jazz reigns every Monday night.

We take an unconventional history tour of death metal music, which got its start in Tampa.

We talk with leaders at New Music New College, which has been “fostering a conversation about contemporary music and performance” through concerts and events for nearly two decades in Sarasota.

We meet members of the Lumina Youth Choirs, one of the best known choral groups in the Tampa Bay area.

We conclude our live music tour of Tampa Bay with a tribute band that puts their own unique flair on songs you may never get to hear live.

Scroll down below for links to the entire collection of Art Populi stories on live, local music produced this year.

What are some of your favorite ways to enjoy live music in the area? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook, Twitter or by emailing FloridaMatters@wusf.org.   

Stephanie Colombini joined WUSF Public Media in December 2016 as Producer of Florida Matters,WUSF’s public affairs show. She’s also a reporter for WUSF’s Health News Florida project.
Robin is Senior Editor at WUSF, spearheading the station's podcasting initiatives and helping to guide the vision for special reporting projects and creative storytelling. She created The Zest, the station's podcast that's all about food, which she continues to host and serve as senior producer.
Daylina Miller is a multimedia journalist covering health and general news for WUSF and Health News Florida, a statewide reporting collaborative with other public radio stations.
Marc Haze is a host and newscaster at WUSF Public Media. He comes to WUSF Public Media after more than 20 years on local commercial radio. He was news and sports director at WRBQ-FM (Q-105) as well as being part of the morning show team. Long time residents of the Tampa Bay area may remember him as an air personality at several stations.