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Alex Lopez

ALEX LOPEZ & THE XPRESS


“Blues/rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Alex Lopez comes off like the emerging star he is on his new record. Together everyone involved made a killer contemporary blues/rock album that’s tight, well-executed, and multifaceted.”  – Rock and Blues Muse

Alex Lopez

Alex Lopez is an acclaimed guitarist, prolific songwriter and emerging artist recognized for his electrifying live performances. Mixing blues, rock, pop, and even funk, Lopez and his band, The Xpress, create a blues sound that is uniquely mesmerizing within a framework of melodic memorable songs.

In 2013, Lopez released the self-recorded album Back Bedroom Blues a collection of all original blues and blues/rock songs on which he played all instruments and introduced his formidable skills as a blues guitarist and singer/songwriter. In 2015 Lopez released his second CD Is it a Lie with his newly formed band The Xpress to excellent reviews. His third album, Slowdown achieved a new level of success with international recognition and critical acclaim rising up the blues, jam, and Americana charts with worldwide airplay and earning Alex fans across the globe. That was followed up with  Yours Truly, Me… which went to #6 on the blues radio charts and positioned Alex to continue his ascent in contemporary blues.

Lopez just released his most ambitious album to date. The pure blues-rocker Rising up is already at the top of the radio and billboard charts and reviewers are saying it “is sure to be one of this year’s best blues/rock albums.”


Admission: $15 member / $20 general admission

Stream it Live: $12

Streaming sponsored by AARP.

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ARIELLA


By infusing Funk, Jazz & Samba with Blues, Soul & Rock, Ariella created their signature and memorable ear-catching sound.

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Formed in 2013, the duo Ariella quickly became one of the top acts in their native Tampa Bay music scene, as evidenced by their 2015-16 nomination for Best Local Band and Ari for Best Jazz Vocalist. They also received Grammy nods in two categories: Best Rock Song (“Dirty Little Secret”) and Best Rock Performance (“Dirty Little Secret” and “Bon Appetit”).

January 28 will be Ariella’s debut concert at the Carrollwood Cultural Center.


Admission: $13 member / $18 general admission

 

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BLUES & BBQ presented by Carrollwood Village HOAs

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You won’t have the blues if you attend our annual Blues & BBQ festival presented by Carrollwood Village HOAs.

Enjoy finger-lickin’ BBQ and rockin’ guitar licks at this free outdoor event for the whole family. Come out for blues-inspired sets from these amazing music artists and contribute to a community art project!

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Silver Dollar Club

1 – 2:30 pm Laurie & Rusty Wright

3 – 4:30 pm Electric Woodshed

5 – 6:30 pm George Pennington

2022 Blues & BBQ Best BBQ Competition (2)

Carrollwood Blues & BBQ is presented by Carrollwood Village HOAs.

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BACKTRACK BLUES BAND

Backtrack Blues BandBacktrack Blues Band’s high energy Chicago-style blues, with exceptional guitar, harp, and vocals, has made the band a constant on the Florida blues concert, club, and festival scene for more than three decades. The group has established a strong reputation for creative songwriting and has released five CDs and a DVD of original music, all of which charted on the U.S. blues radio charts.

Backtrack has won three consecutive Tampa Bay Music Awards for “Best Blues Band” and has performed at festivals and concerts around the world with blues music legends like Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Gregg Allman, John Lee Hooker, Johnny Winter, and others. 


ADVANCED TICKETS: $14 member / $18 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $16 member / $20 general admission