Yellowjackets set to perform at the Central Park Performing Art Center in Largo
Yellowjackets Album shoot by Anna Webber

Central Park Performing Arts Center

Announces September and October Line-up:

Central Park Performing Arts Center is proud to announce our latest addition to our 2021, September – October lineup. Tickets are on sale now and are available at or by phone at (727) 587-6793. This years line-up includes comedian Gilbert Gottfried, the Yellowjackets Band, and Albert Cummings with special guest Jimmy Griswold.

Gilbert Gottfried at Central Park Performing Arts Center- Friday, September 24 at 8 p.m. 

Gilbert Gottfried

Gilbert Jeremy Gottfried is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Gottfried’s persona as a comedian features an exaggerated shrill voice and emphasis on crude humor. His numerous roles in film and television include voicing the parrot Iago in Disney’s Aladdin animated films and TV show, Digit LeBoid in the PBS Kids Go! show Cyberchase, Mr. Glass in Curious George (with the vocal impression of Rob Paulsen), and Kraang Subprime in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Gottfried was also the voice of the Aflac Duck until 2011. He appeared in the critically panned commercial hit Problem Child in 1990.

Since 2014, Gottfried has hosted a podcastGilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast, w Cracker Band andhich features new episodes each week featuring discussions of classic movies and celebrity interviews, most often with veteran actors, comedians, musicians and comedy writers Gilbert, a documentary film on Gottfried’s life and career, was released in 2017. (Content obtained by Wikipedia.)

Yellowjackets – Sunday, October 3 at 7 p.m. :

the Yellowjackets have recorded 25 albums, received 17 Grammy® nominations – won 2 – performed countless sold-out tours,

Throughout their storied 43-year history, the Yellowjackets have recorded 25 albums, received 17 Grammy® nominations – won 2 – performed countless sold-out tours, and enjoyed worldwide critical acclaim and commercial success.

The Yellowjackets formed in the late 1970’s as the backup band for guitarist Robben Ford. They recorded their first album together in 1980. Shortly after that recording, however, Ford decided to part ways and go in a different musical direction. As a result, the modern day Yellowjackets were formed — a trio with Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip and Ricky Lawson. Since then, and with the addition of Bob Mintzer, the Yellowjackets have gained and maintained prominence as one of jazz’s most influential and loved groups.

Over the years the band has undergone numerous lineup changes. Never failing to rise to the inevitable challenges of adjustment, the Yellowjackets – Russell Ferrante, William Kennedy, Bob Mintzer – have maintained an extraordinarily high quality of musicianship that is the rival of many but a surprise to no one who knows and appreciates the band and their music.

The most recent addition to the band adds Australian bass player Dane Alderson in to the mix. With his exceptional rhythmic sensibility and natural disposition toward groove, Dane brings a new energy to the band and adds a youthful approach to the music. Members of the YellowJackets Band include:Russell Ferrante: Piano & Synthesizers, Bob Mintzer: Woodwinds & EWI, Will Kennedy: Drums, Dane Alderson:

Cracker Band at Central Park Performing Arts Center- Friday, October 15 at 8 p.m.: 

Cracker Band

Cracker is an American rock band, from Bakersfield, California formed in 1990 by lead singer David Lowery and guitarist Johnny Hickman. The band’s first album Cracker was released in 1992 on Virgin Records; it included the single “Teen Angst,” which went to #1 on the U.S. Modern Rock chart. The band’s follow-up, the 1993 album Kerosene Hat included the hit songs “Low” and “Euro-Trash Girl.” Cracker has released nine studio albums and several compilations, collaborations, solo projects and live albums. Cracker mix influences and sounds from rock, punk, grunge, psychedelia, country, blues and folk.

Albert Cummings with special guest Jimmy Griswold Saturday, October 16 at 8 p.m. 

Albert Cummings with special guest Jimmy Griswold

Albert Cummings with special guest Jimmy Griswold – Saturday, October 16 at 8 p.m. The CPPAC Experience offers extraordinary music and theatrical shows within an intimate setting throughout the year. Free and convenient parking is always available.

About the Central Park Performing Arts Center:

Central Arts Performing Arts Center

The Central Park Performing Arts Center is a multi-purpose facility featuring a 443-seat theatre, a 200-person grand ballroom and the Historic Largo Feed Store which holds 100. The Center promotes and encourages performing arts among the Tampa Bay community, hosting a variety of national, regional and local artists and groups. Each space is fully equipped to rent for corporate functions, company meetings, receptions and special events. For more information, visit

Content provided by the city of Largo for the Central Park Performing Arts Center as well as each performances Facebook, Band pages and Wikipedia.

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