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North of Orlando and East of Perry. (Metropolitan areas of Ocala, Gainesville, JAX, St. Augustine, Daytona, New Smyrna Beach)


Main Beach: 4 S Fletcher Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034  4th Annual Amelia Island Blues Festival.  Friday, Sept 12: Gates will open at 5:30pm with music starting at 6:00pm with Fernandina Beach "Blues in School" Band with band leaders Johnny Robinson and Roger "Hurricane" Wilson. From 6:30 - 8:00pm, The Mojo Roots. Saturday, Sept 13: Gates open at 11:30am with music performances from 12:15 - 8:00pm. Ben Prestage (playing throughout day), Matthew Curry, Bernard Allison, Samantha Fish, John Primer and Curtis Salgado.


Brass Anchor Pub: 2292 Mayport Rd, Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233 (904)247-5329 Aug 8: Legendary JC's With Special Guests Smokestack.

Culhane's Irish Pub: 967 Atlantic Boulevard, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 4-6pm,  Every 1st Sunday: John Thomas Group - Jazz & Great American Songbook.

Dirty Reds': 1451 Atlantic Blvd, Neptune Beach, FL 32266  (904)372-9438  Every Tue: Jack Corocoran and Smokestack host Tuesday Night Blues Club, 7-10pm.  July 18: 21 Blue Featuring Longineu Parsons and Ted Shumate. MAP

Lillie's Coffee Bar: 200 1st Street, Neptune Beach, FL 32266 (904)249-2922 7:30-9:30pm, TBA

Ragtime Tavern: 207 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32266 (904)241-7877 8pm, Oct 10, 11: Little Mike & The Tornadoes; MAP


Ellie Ray's River Landing Campground: 3349 NW 110th St, Branford, Florida 32008  (855) 748-3713 July 23: Pete Karnes Blues Band.; 30: Rick Randlett Blues, 6:30-10:30pm. MAP


Top of Daytona Restaurant & Lounge: 2625 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118 (386)767-5791 Piano Bar w/ a view, Every Wed 6-9pm and Every Fri & Sat 6-10pm.


Cafe Davinci: 112 W. Georgia Ave, Deland, FL 32720 (386)424-8282 7pm Every Tue: Jazz in the Courtyard - Davinci Jazz Experiment. Jazz ensemble led by trombonist Russell White.

Elusive Grape: 133 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32724 (386)785-2467   TBA


101 Downtown: 201 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville FL 32601  (352)376-4177 8-10pm, Every Wed: Scott Wilson Jazz Band. checked 7/11/13). 

Actors' Warehouse, The: 608 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601 (786)543-5727  “Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill” - a journey of Billy Holiday's life and the songs that made her famous. Shows: 8pm July 17-19; and 24-25; 3pm July 20 and 27; July 26, 7pm, Reception & Benefit Show, "A Sparkling Night with Lady Day". Tickets: $15 general admission and $10 students and seniors. MAP

Amelia's Restaurant: 235 S Main St., Gainesville FL 32601 Every Wed: Swanson-Hill Jazz Duo. (checked 7/11/13)

Ballyhoo: 3700 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607 (352)373-0059  6:30-9:30pm (inside and patio), Every Tuesday: Jazz Standards w/ Marty Liquori & Friends.

Barnies' Coffee & Tea: 5750 SW 75th St., Suite 60, Gainesville, FL, 32608 7pm, July 19: Big Time Juke & the Joints.

Bo Diddley Downtown Community Plaza: 111 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 (352)393-8746  2014 "Free Fridays" Concert Series, Every Friday thru Oct 24. 7pm (Headlining show 8-10pm), July 25: Ricky Kendall & Friends; Aug 8: R. Mutt Blues Band; 5: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Tribute by Other Voicesl 12: Heavy Petty; 26: Tropix; Oct 3: GramFest; 24: UF School of Music Ensembles. MAP

Brew Spot Café: 1000 NE 16th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 (352)505-5470  July 19: 21 Blue, featuring Longineu Parsons and Ted Shumate, 8-11pm, $10; Aug 2:  Middleground, 7-10pm; 9: Little Jake & The Soul Searchers, $10, 8-11pm; Aug 16: 21 Blue, featuring Longineu Parsons and Ted Shumate, 8-11pm, $10. MAP

Bull, The: 18 SW 1st Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601 (352)672-6266, 10pm-12:30am, Every Tue: Jazzology.

Cafe C: 424 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601  (352) 377-7433 Sunday Brunch ON HIATUS FOR SUMMER  10am-2pm: Acoustic Blues w/ MiddlegroundMAP

Cymplify Coffee Company: 5402 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32605, Every second Wed: North Central Florida Blues Society / Mark Armbrecht Host Acoustic Blues Open Mic. Sign up at 6pm. Music starts at 7pm. Aug 13, Sept 11, Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10. MAP

Dirty Bar: 2441 Northwest 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606 (352)373-1141 North Central Florida Blues Society Jam: 3rd Sunday every month, 7-10:30pm, July 20: Third Sunday Blues Jam w/ host band The Stumble; Aug 17: Third Sunday Blues Jam w/ host band JUST MAYBE; Sept 7: NCFBS IBC Local Competition.  MAP

Emiliano's Cafe: 7 SE First Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32608 (352)375-7381 6:30-10pm, Every Wednesday: Karl Weismantle accompanied by Ali Che’Ree; 7-9pm, 1st & 3rd Mondays: Brenda Bayne, Robert D'Amico & David Glennon Jazz Trio.

Five Bar:  104 S. Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601  352.224.5253 Every Sunday: Jazz Brunch 11am-2:30pm.

Francesca's Trattoria: 4410 NW 25 Place,  Gainesville, FL 32606  (352)378-7152  Every Wed: High Note Jazz Nite w/ Nick DeCarlis Trio, 6:30-9:30pm.

High Dive: 210 SW Second Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 (352)872-5949 North Central Florida Blues Society Quarterly Touring Artist Performance. Aug  24: BB King Entertainer of the Year and multiple Blues Music Award-winning Janiva Magness w/ Root Redemption Opening; Dec 14: Tas Cru, 2014 Blues Music Foundation KEEPING BLUES ALIVE award winner (Following day he will participate in NCFB's Blues In The Schools program!). MAP

JAM, The: 817 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 (352)577-5267 July 30: Down North.

Leonardo’s 706: 706 West University Ave. Gainesville, FL 32601 (352)378-2001  Every Thurs: Marty Liquori Jazztet plus guests, 7:06-10pm. Monday nights w/ Hot Club de Ville, 7-10pm

Loosey's: 120 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601 (352)672-6465 7-10pm, Aug 10: Second Sunday Swing dance at Loosey's w/ the Swingtastics.

 Napolatano’s: 606 NW 75th St, Gainesville FL 32607 (352)332-6671 July 27: Bar Stool Prophets.

Red Onion Grill: 3885 NW 24th Blvd # A Gainesville, FL 32605 (352)505-0088  7pm, Every First Sat: Jazz Night w/ Marty Liquori & Hot Club de Ville. July 18: Bridget Kelly Band, 8pm. MAP

Sandy's Place: 5001 NW 34th St., Gainesville, FL 32605 Phone (352)367-9993 8-11pm, Every Wed: The Don David Band (Southern Rock/Blues).  MAP

Square at Tioga Town Center: 105 Southwest 128th St # 200, Newberry, FL 32669 (352)333-3009 Tioga Town Center Summer Concert Series, 7-10pm, Free, Aug 29: Rick Randlett acoustic blues. MAP

Tall Paul's Brew House: 10 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 (352)505-0990. Wednesday nights: Live Jazz & no cover! 

Yearling: 14531 East County Road 325 Hawthorne, FL 32640 (352)466-3999 Thur-Sun: Florida Blues icon Willie "Real Deal" Green (Jazz & Blues Florida August 2013 Edition Featured Artist) plays the blues. Call to confirm times and nights. MAP


Great Outdoors Restaurant: 65 North Main Street High Springs, FL 32643 (386)454-1288  July 18: Terraplane Blues Band; 19: Little Mike & The TornadoesMAP


Florida Theater: 128 E Forsyth St Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904)355-5661 Dec 16: Joe Bonamassa.
Jazzland Cafe: 1324 University Boulevard North, Jacksonville, FL 32211 (904)240-1009. Every Tue: $5 w/ no minimum, 6-9pm, Jazz Jam Session Happy Hour w/ Jack Pierson -Piano,  Scott Mariash - drums, Mike Perez - bass. July 19: Kenny Seabrook Progressive Jazz Quintet.  MAP 

Mudville Grill Listening Room: 3105 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207  (904)398-4326. July 20: Rockin' Jake Band; 24: Walter Parks; Aug 7: Annie Sellick Trio;  Dec 18: Grant Peeples; Feb 12: Jon Shain & Rupert Wates. MAP

Parlour at Grape & Grain Exchange: 2000 San Marco Blvd Jacksonville, Florida 32207 904.396.4455 Monthly jazz jam session, first Friday of each month, hosted by the Al Maniscalco Quartet w/Joshua Bowlus. 9pm - 1am. 

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall: 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (904)209-0346 Feb 20: John Hammond.

Underbelly: 113 East Bay Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202 (904)699-8186 7:30pm, July 17: Jax Jazz Collective is releasing first CD, dedicated to the music of Billy Strayhorn.

Urban Flats: 330 A1A North, Suite 208, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 7:30pm, Every Thur: High Tides of Jazz. MAP


Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park: 3076 95th Dr Live Oak, FL 32060 Oct 16-19: Magnolia Festival; Nov 13-16: Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival.


Toni & Joe's Patio: 309 Buenos Aires Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 386-427-6850 Music on the Patio weather permitting Thurday-Sundays


Charlie Horse: 2426 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470 (352)622-4050 7-11pm, Every Mon: Blues Jam w/ Adams Bros.

Hilton Ocala: 3600 SW 36TH Avenue, Ocala FL 34475 (352)390-1515  6-9pm, Every Sat: Live Jazz in Arthur's Bistro w/ Dancing.

Miss Lynn's Saloon: 5436 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Silver Springs, FL 34488 (352)237-0300 7-11pm, Every Thur: Blues Jam hosted by Jerome Robinson.

Mojo Grill and Catering Co: 2015 SW 17th Street, Ocala, FL 34471 (352)369-6656 7pm, TBA


Downtown Blues Bar & Grille: 714 St John's Ave, Palatka FL 32177 (386)325-5454. Closed. Sigh.....  



727: 101 Palm Harbor Pkwy Suite 101, Palm Coast, FL 32137 (386)627-8305 July 25: Linda Cole Birthday Celebration - Linda Cole Jazz Ensemble featuring Kenny MacKenzie; Bill Doyle; and John Pelligrino.


Amici Italian Restaurant: 1915B A1a S, Saint Augustine, FL 32080 (904)461-0102 7-10pm, July 17: Linda Cole and Saxman Pat D'Aguanno play from The Great American Songbook.

Johnny's Restaurant & Bar: 3009 N Ponce De Leon Blvd, Saint Augustine, FL 32086 (904)829-8333 8:30pm, Every Wed: Ancient City Blues Society Jam Hosted by Capt. Jack.   MAP

Plaza de la Constitución: St George St, St Augustine, FL 32084 Concerts on the Plaza Series, Every Thur through Labor Day, 7pm, July 17: Falling Bones; 31: Rob Ellis Peck & Friends; Aug 7: Mike Hart Band.

Oasis: 4000 A1A & Ocean Trace Rd, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080 (904)471-3424 5-8pm, Every Wed: E.T. Swing w/ Don Durkee - piano, James Whitfield - sax, Ted Tadesco - bass, Eddie Trestor - drums.

Rhett’s Piano Bar: 66 Hypolita St, St. Augustine FL 32084 (904)825-0502 Live Torch, Jazz, & Blues Nightly.

St. Augustine Amphitheater: 1340 A1A S, St Augustine, FL 32080  Sept 7: ZZ Top and Jeff Beck.

Saint Johns County Pier Park: 350 A1A Beach Blvd, St Augustine Beach, FL 32080  Music by the Sea Concert Series 2014 Sponsored by Saint Augustine Beach Civic Association. Wednesdays, May 14 thru Sept 24. 7pm. July 30: Jimmy Parrish & The Ocean Waves; Aug 8: Billy Buchanan & The Free Avenue Band; Sept 10: Go Get Gone.

Tini Martini Bar, Casablanca Inn: 24 Avenida Menendez, St Augustine, FL 32084  (904)829-0928 Every Fri & Sat: Bob Fraioli playing Solo Piano (Checked 7/1/14)


Rick's Downtown Grill: 301 E Call St, Starke, FL 32091 (904)964-9253 7pm, Ivan's Circle of Friends Blues Night (First Wed of every month) w/ Ben Champion.



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