MIAMI-DADE COUNTY & THE KEYS
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center: 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura, FL 33180 aventuracenter.org (305)466-8002 April 25: Jeffrey Gaines, Ghaleb, JL Fulks & Mary Jennings - Band Together For Survival - A Women's Breast & Heart Initiative benefit concert. TICKETS , 6pm VIP Reception; 7:30pm Show. MAP
Fritz & Franz Bierhaus: 60 Merrick Way, Coral Gables, FL 33134 bierhaus.cc (305)774-1883 May 8: Piano Bob's 88s Allstars w/ Bonefish Johnny, Cadillac Chuck & Lou Abbott; June 12: Piano Bob's 88s Allstars w/ Rockin' Jake, Bonefish Johnny & Lou Abbott. MAP
Open Stage Club: 2325 Galiano Street, Coral Gables, Florida 33134 openstageclub.com (305)441-7902 The Miami Jazz Cooperative, Inc. (MJC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization the mission of which is to establish and operate a dedicated jazz facility in Miami-Dade County, Florida, for the mutual benefit of jazz students, jazz musicians, and their audience. To this end, the MJC is committed to supporting the appreciation of jazz in the South Florida community through education and outreach. Miami Jazz Co-op Rent Party - every Monday Night at 8pm, $10, MJC Members and students with ID are admitted free. April 20: Vincent Gardner Quartet and late jam session (Vincent Gardner is the lead trombone player for Wynton Marsalis's Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra); April 27: Federico Britos and Jorge Garcia; May 4: Joe Donato and Jesse Jones, Jr. - Alto Madness II; May 11: Aldo Salvent. MAP
Bayside Grille & Captain Morgan Beach Bar : 99530 Overseas Highway, Key Largo , FL 33037 keylargo-baysidegrill.com (305)451-4885 Dinner service starts at 5pm. Live music every evening Mon - Sat. SPECIAL TOURING ARTIST BLUES EVENTS (7pm unless otherwise noted) - April 25: Bobby Messano; May 2: Chris O'Leary Band; 14, 15, 16: Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues Cornbread & Collard Greens Festival!; 23, 24 (Memorial Weekend): Selwyn Birchwood; June 13: JP Soars & The Red Hots; June 20: The Livesays; June 27: Lauren Mitchell Band; July 4: Albert Castiglia; July 25: Rockin Jake Band; August 22: The Livesays; Oct 9, 10, 11: 3rd Annual Key Largo Songfest (Columbus Day Weekend). MAP NEED LODGING?
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Ball & Chain: 1513 SW 8th Street, Little Havana, FL 33135 ballandchainmiami.com Hours of Operation: Mon-Wed Noon-Midnight, Thu-Sat Noon-3am, Sun 2-10pm. Happy Hour Daily 4-7pm. Tapas menu available all day & night. Inside table service is a first come first serve basis. After 8pm tables are only reserved for Bottle and Specialty Cocktail Pitcher service. For Bottle Service and/or Specialty Cocktail Pitchers table reservations email: info@BallAndChainMiami.com. Every Wed: Ladies Night & Karaoke. Karaoke starts at 8pm. Free well drinks for the ladies 8-10pm; Every Thur: Litte Havana Under the Stars. Free Salsa Class at 8:30pm, Dance Competition & Party at 10pm; Every Fri & Sat: Live music and DJ 10pm to close; Every Sun: Paella Sunday w/ Delicious Paella, Sangria & Live music and DJ at 2pm. Every Thu, Fri & Sat: Live Jazz w/ Nick Tannura Trio & Special Guests, 6-10pm. April 23: Special Jazz Event - Nick Tannura Trio "Live at the Ball & Chain" CD Release Party!, 6-10pm. MAP
Loews Hotel Hemisphere Lounge: 16th Street & Collins Ave, South Beach, Miami. April 25: Oriente!
Miami Shores Country Club: 10000 Biscayne Blvd, Miami Shores FL 33138 miamishoresgolf.com (305)795-2363. Sunshine Jazz Organization Series, ADMISSION $15. AT THE DOOR. SJO MEMBERS $10 w/ CARD. FREE ADMISSION when you become a new SJO member or renew at the door! April 26: The Joe Donato Quartet, 6-9pm. MAP
The Fish House: 10000 SW 56th St # 41 (Miller Road) Miami, FL 33165 thefishhouse.com (305)595-8453. Restaurant Hours: Sun - Wed, noon-10pm & Thur - Sat, noon-11pm. Every Mon: Stormy Monday w/ Rachelle Coba; 7pm, Every Wed: David Leon hosts Pro-Jazz Jam Session (2 drink minimum); 8pm, Every Thur: Pro Blues Jam (2 drink minimum) (w/ Guest Hosts Motel Mel, Michael Wainright, Darrell Raines, George Caldwell, Randy Robins, and Bill Clark). April 22: Lowell Ringel; 23: : Blues Jam; 24: Steve Duell; 25: Motel Mel; 27: Stormy Monday w/ Rachelle Coba; 29: David Leon; 30: Blues Jam; May 1: Michael Wainright; 22: Nico Wayne Toussaint Returns to The Fish House! MAP
Soyka Restaurant: 5556 NE 4th Court, Miami (54th St. off Biscayne) TBA
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The Betsy Hotel: 1440 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 531-6100 www.thebetsyhotel.com Great classic cocktails just $15; no cover, no drink minimum. reserve your table online now or call 305-673-0044. Apri 16, 22, 23, 29: (mostly jazz) Live Music at The Betsy. MAP
WD555 Wine Depot/Bar-Bistro: 555 Jefferson Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 wd555usa.com (305)672-6161 Small Jazz ensembles accompany weekly Tuesday Wine Tasting events. Performance is indoors in Wine Tasting room. 7-10pm, TBA