This is the venue for Concerts in the UU Dome:

Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa, 11400 Morris Bridge Road, Tampa, FL 33637
813-988-8188- Put this address in your GPS and you’ll come right to us.
Tickets are available in advance online and at the door.


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‘Rod MacDonald and Fiddler Rex Blazer’

Sunday, October 11, 2015 @ 3:00pm / COST: $12 advance. $15 door . (Scroll down to purchase advance tickets on-line)

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ABOUT ROD: Singer-Songwriter- Guitarist Rod MacDonald has been entertaining and enthralling audiences worldwide for almost four decades with his timeless ballads, modern folk songs, and his musical versatility. Possessing the heart of a troubadour, the soul of a poet and the voice of a virtuoso, he is as distinctive an entertainer as he is a songwriter. He was a leading singer-songwriter in the “new folk” 1980s renaissance in Greenwich Village and was a founding co-producer of the Greenwich Village Folk Festival . He moved to South Florida in 1995 to help care for his aging parents. Since then he has headlined various festivals around the state and has established a strong Florida following. He has 11 recordings to his credit, including his latest, “Later that Night,” which reached No. 3 on the Roots Music Report (Contemporary Folk Chart) earlier this year. The song “Raven” hit No. 1 on the chart. Yes. Rod is versatile. Sometimes he’s by his lonesome doing a solo gig. Other times he’s the lead performer in a band. At the UU Dome he will be joined by Fiddler Rex Blazer in a duo format.

ABOUT REX: Rex’s fiddling style is described as “high energy.” His personality is described as “exuberant.” Just as the words “musical versatility” relate to Rod MacDonald – Ditto for Rex. During his early youth Rex lived in Eastern Kentucky where he learned to appreciate Appalachian music and musicians such as the revered Jean Ritchie and John Jacob Niles. By the early 70s he had relocated to Austin, Texas, where he attended high school. In Austin he learned to appreciate the then developing “Austin Sound” of Delta Blues, Cajun,Texas Country, and Western Swing. He subsequently became very intrigued with traditional dance music. In 1983 he traveled to Cape Breton and studied for a year under the tutelage of renowned fiddlers Carl MacKenzie and Kyle MacNeill. Rex currently performs with the dance band Lift Ticket. When he’s not touring with Lift Ticket, he keeps busy with solo private engagements and appearing with country and rock bands, . He also occasionally teams up with singer-songwriters .. a la.. Rod MacDonald.

(NOTE: The dobro player in this video is not participating in the concert)



Mamajowali (An Afromericana Trio)

Thursday, November 5, 2015 @ 7:30pm / COST: $15 advance. $20 door . (Scroll down to purchase advance tickets on-line)









Joe Craven, Mamadou Sidibe, & Walter Strauss
(A trio) (Mama: Mamadou Sidibe; Jo: Joe Craven; Wali: Walter Strauss ) (Mamadou Sidibe – solo) (MamaJoWali) (MamaJoWali) wowee!!

To hear these three musicians from far flung places collaborate is to take in three souls, listening and greeting one another in a universal language – seamlessly interweaving two continents and three bright musical sensibilities. The blend of kamale ngoni (West African hunter’s harp) with six string guitar, percussion, fiddle, mandolin and singing – is uncommon and familiar while traditional and innovative – all at the same time. And the resulting bright rhythms are hard to resist. This new “Afromericana” project places each of these respected California -based artists in a new sound of common ground.


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Gloria Holloway, Concert Chair  or  813-837-6572

Gloria Holloway - Folk Goddess - for websiteAs chair of the Concert Committee since 1996, Gloria Holloway, left, arranges shows for our Concerts in the UU Dome series. She also organizes additional “non-UU Dome” performances including house concerts at her own abode as well as others throughout Tampa Bay and the State of Florida.

If you would like to receive concert e-mail reminders from Gloria (thousands already do), please email her at and ask her to put you on her list. You can also read more about all her concerts — at UUCT and elsewhere — at Gloria’s blog: