(CLEARWATER) The Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre presents Florida-native Southern Rock legends, Molly Hatchet on Saturday, August 7 at 8 pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 23 at 10 am. Tickets are limited as this concert will be presented at 50% capacity.
Molly Hatchet firmly cemented their place in music history in the late seventies. They stood alongside other iconic Southern rock bands out of Jacksonville, Florida, such as Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers. A perfect mixture of English invasion rock, blues, country and gospel remains the unique sound of Molly Hatchet.
They were the hardest hitting of the Southern rock bands at the time, when in 1978 they released their self-titled debut album. It reached multi-platinum status and the band established their reputation of working hard, playing tough and living fast through intense touring. In 1987, Bobby Ingram joing the band as lead guitarist and songwriter.
Molly Hatchet continues their worldwide touring, performing classic hits such as Flirtin’ with Disaster, Devil’s Canyon, Gator Country, Whiskey Man and Dreams I’ll Never See.
The band’s current lineup consists of long-time members Bobby Ingram on lead guitar and John Galvin on keyboards, as well as Tim Lindsey on bass guitar and Shawn Beamer on drums, with Jimmy Elkins on vocals. Molly Hatchet continues to honor the legacies of these members who passed away (including Danny Joe Brown, David Hlubek and Phil McCormack) by keeping the music alive, performing across the United States and throughout the world.
The performance will be presented at 50% capacity. In addition to frequent multi-layer sanitization of the venue, new XONAR technology has been installed that uses thermal imaging sensors to detect elevated body temperature. Appropriate face coverings will be required inside the facility, contact is being minimized and hand sanitizer stations are readily available. For more information, including social safety guidelines, please visit www.rutheckerdhall.com/facility-safety-protocols.
Tickets priced at $65, $55 and $35 are available by visiting www.RuthEckerdHall.com. Tickets may also be purchased by calling The Raymond James Central Ticket Office at Ruth Eckerd Hall at 727.791.7400, Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4 pm ONLY. The Bilheimer Theatre Box Office will open one hour prior to show time.