Edwards announces St. Pete concerts, acts

- Businessman and philanthropist Bill Edwards announced live music and entertainment events are coming to St. Petersburg this summer. 

Edwards says top acts, including Poison and Grammy-award-winning Lauryn Hill, will be a part of a concert series dubbed “Al Lang Live.” 

Over at the Mahaffey Theater, former vice president Joe Biden will make a stop during his “American Promise Tour.” Magician David Blaine and Donny and Marie will also bring their show to the theater.

Most of the acts are scheduled for traditionally slower days of the week in order to maximize economic impact. During his announcement today, Edwards says they should bring in $4.5 million to the city of St. Pete.

Al Lang Live:

- June 29: Poison & Pop Evil
- July 11: Rock & Roll Express Tour, featuring 3 Doors Down, Collective Soul, and Soul Asylum
- July 29: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour
- July 31: Counting Crows & Live

LINK: Times & tickets

Mahaffey Theater:

- June 4: Vice President Joe Biden’s American Promise Tour
- June 6: David Blaine
- June 29: Donny and Marie
- July 8: Erasure
- July 14: The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show

LINK: Times & tickets

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