Soulshine Presents: Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group – Tampa Theatre, December 9th

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Soulshine Presents: Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group – Tampa Theatre, December 9th

Tampa Theatre and Soulshine Music are proud to announce that country legend Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group will perform live on the Theatre’s historic stage at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9. It is the first time Lovett has been back to the Bay area since his 2010 performance with His Large Band in St. Petersburg.

Tickets are $62 & $75 (plus applicable service fees) and will go on sale at noon Friday, Oct. 18 at the Tampa Theatre box office, located at 711 N. Franklin Street, online at www.TampaTheatre.org and through all Ticketmaster outlets.

A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Lovett has appeared in 13 feature films, and on stage and television. Among his many accolades, besides four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was recently named the Texas State Musician.

Lovett has been touring in support of “Release Me” since its release in February, 2012. The album was #1 for several weeks on the Americana charts. It is quintessential Lyle, mixing a smart collection of originals and songs written by some of his favorite songwriters that shows not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most infectious and fascinating musicians in popular music.

Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. His oeuvre, rich and eclectic, is one of the most beloved of any living artist working today.

About Soulshine Music: Soulshine Music LLC is an independent, multimedia entertainment and production company that produces one-of-a-kind live music events in the Southeast. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Soulshine Music records, films and photographs productions to celebrate music in its various creative mediums. Founded by Nicholas Allen, Soulshine Music LLC captures and connects its audience to music in the making and works with top Southeast promoters and venues to cross-cultivate thriving urban areas steeped in culture, arts and music. For more information, visit www.soulshinenation.com

About Tampa Theatre: Built in 1926, Tampa Theatre hosts more than 600 events each year, including first-run films, classic movies, concerts, corporate events, educational programs, weddings and tours. The historic Theatre is a passionately protected landmark, a member of the League of Historic American Theatres and one of America’s best-preserved movie palaces, maintained as a dynamic cultural institution by the Tampa Theatre Foundation. Programming is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Council on Arts and Culture. For more information, visit www.tampatheatre.org

MEDIA CONTACT: Jill Revelle Witecki at jill@tampatheatre.org or (813) 274-8287

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