Maxwell and Jill Scott to perform at the St. Pete Times Forum June 15
Great Seats Still Available!
TAMPA BAY – Maxwell and Jill Scott, two of soul music’s brightest stars, will take the stage at the St. Pete Times Forum on Tuesday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Maxwell was enormously important in defining and shaping the neo-soul movement that rose to prominence over the latter half of the '90s. Drawing his greatest inspiration from the concept of the R&B auteur (looking to artists like Prince, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, etc.), Maxwell recorded some of the most ambitious R&B of his time, becoming wildly popular and often earning critical raves in the process with hits like “Sumthin’ Sumthin’,” “Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder),” “Lifetime” and the outstanding cover of Kate Bush’s “This Woman’s Work.” His third album, Now, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Album Charts. His recurring theme of romantic monogamy set him apart from the vast majority of his lover-man contemporaries.
Jill Scott is an artist with an abiding, deep commitment to lyrical honesty and musical integrity. Using vivid imagery and her own distinctive poetry to breathe life into words, Jill Scott digs inside to bring forth the accompanying emotion. A mature R&B vocalist who excels with slower, sensual material ("Slowly, Surely," "I'm Not Afraid," "My Love"), she is versatile enough to pack plenty of punch with anthems of pride and self-empowerment ("Golden," "Family Reunion," "Hate on Me").
“In the passionate voices of neo-soul artists Jill Scott and Maxwell, love was everywhere - onstage, in their lyrics and in the audience that filled much of the arena's lower level,” said Erik Ernst, writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “With the exception of the socially conscious "Help Somebody" and "Fistful of Tears," Maxwell's set had one focus: romance. His smooth, effortless vocals paired with Robert Glasper's organ work on "Lifetime." The initial falsetto strains of a cover of Kate Bush's "This Woman's Work" incited shrieks from the audience as he fell to his knees.”
Tickets: Tickets for this event are on sale now at the St. Pete Times Forum Box Office and all Ticketmaster Outlets. To order tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at . Tickets are priced at $37, $47, $77, $93, and $163. A Date Night Deal is also available for just $79.50 per person. This limited availability package includes two plaza level tickets, two dinner buffets, and a parking pass for just $159 (value $265.50).Call to purchase. Prices do not include facility fees or service charges. For dinner reservations at Medallions Restaurant on the day of the event please call . For more information please call or visit www.sptimesforum.com. Advanced parking passes are available at Ticketmaster.com and the Box Office.