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Schedules Subject To Change
North of Orlando and East of Perry. (Metropolitan areas of Ocala, Gainesville, JAX, St. Augustine, Daytona, New Smyrna Beach)
AMELIA ISLAND / FERNANDINA BEACH
Main Beach: 4 S Fletcher Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 ameliaislandbluesfest.com 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.
Ellie Ray's River Landing Campground: 3349 NW 110th St, Branford, Florida 32008 https://www.facebook.com/ellierayscampground (855) 748-3713. April 30: Wednesday Night Blues. MAP
Big Deck Raw Bar: 331 Dock Street, Cedar Key, Florida 32625 facebook.com/pages/Big-Deck-Raw-Bar-Cedar-Key-FL/106158406072753 (352)543-9992. Check website for weekly new appearances! MAP
Museum of Arts and Sciences: 352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 moas.org (386)255-0285. April 27: Stephanie Jordan.
Top of Daytona Restaurant & Lounge: 2625 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118 (386)767-5791 topofdaytona.com Piano Bar w/ a view, Every Wed 6-9pm and Every Fri & Sat 6-10pm.
Cafe Davinci: 112 W. Georgia Ave, Deland, FL 32720 cafedavincideland.com (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 May 3: Jazz with Jeff - Jeff Shepherd - sax,clarinet; Mike McKelvey - piano.
101 Downtown: 201 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville FL 32601 101gainesville.com (352)376-4177 8-10pm, Every Wed: Scott Wilson Jazz Band. (checked 7/11/13). 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 ballyhoogrill.com (352)373-0059 6:30-9:30pm (inside and patio), Every Tuesday: Jazz w/ Marty Liquori & Friends. April 25: w/ Mark Raisch.
Bull, The: 18 SW 1st Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601 thebulldowntown.com (352)672-6266, 10pm-12:30am, Every Tue: Jazzology.
Cymplify Coffee Company: 5402 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32605 cymplifycentral.com, Every second Wed: North Central Florida Blues Society / Mark Armbrecht Host Acoustic Blues Open Mic. Sign up at 6pm. Music starts at 7pm. MAP
Dirty Bar: 2441 Northwest 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606 (352)373-1141 North Central Florida Blues Society Jam: 3rd Sunday every month (Except May when the 3rd Sunday will be a touring artist (Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues) performing for NCFBS at The High Dive), 7-10:30pm. May 11: Monthly Jam in Celebration of Women in Blues. MAP
Dos Mama's Eastside Eatery: 2017 NE 27th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32609 AS OF MARCH 19, 2014 - CLOSED. (Catering still operating.)
Emiliano's Cafe: 7 SE First Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32608 emilianoscafe.com (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 five-bar.com/gainesville Every Sunday: Jazz Brunch 11am-2:30pm.
High Dive: 210 SW Second Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 highdivegville.com (352)872-5949 April 25: Dick Dale (not jazz or blues, and if you don't know, well...); 30: Rev Payton's Big Damn Band; North Central Florida Blues Society Touring Blues Artist Concert Series, Sunday, May 18: Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues headlining at 8pm w/ Rick Randlett opening at 7pm. MAP
KC Crave - Gainesville: 351 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville FL 32607 CLUB CLOSED: March 17, 2014
Leonardo’s 706: 706 West University Ave. Gainesville, FL 32601 (352)378-2001 Leonardos706.com Every Mon: Hot Club de Ville - Marty Liquori and Thompson Fletcher on guitars, Geoff Perry on vocals and Violin, Dave Forbes on Bass, 7-10pm; Every Thurs: Marty Liquori Jazztet plus guests, 7:06-10pm. Call for reservations as the students taking Scott Wilson's Jazz history course at UF have been attending jazz gigs around town. April 24: Vic Donnell on keyboards and Billy Bowker on drums join Marty Liquori for jazz standards. At 9 Pm we'll have our once a semester visit from the UF Jazz Ensemble who do an amazing job with their acapella group.
Red Onion Grill: 3885 NW 24th Blvd # A Gainesville, FL 32605 theredoniongainesville.com (352)505-0088 7pm, Every First Sat: Jazz Night w/ Marty Liquori & Hot Club de Ville. April 26: Hot Club de Ville plays the Red Onion Grill at 7 PM (additional performance).
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., Newberry, FL 32669 gnvfriendsofjazz.org (352)331-4000, 2014 Annual Gainesville Jazz Festival, FREE, 7-11pm, May 3: Gary Langford EOS Big Band (7pm), Ulisses Rocha and Friends (8pm), Mindwalk (9pm), and Little Jake & The Soul Searchers (10pm). MAP
Tall Paul's Brew House: 10 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 facebook.com/TallPaulsBrewHouse (352)505-0990. Wednesday nights: Live Jazz & no cover!
University Florida School of Music: 101 Fine Arts Building A, Gainesville FL 32611 7:30pm, Apr 17: Ben Grier saxophone recital.
Yearling: 14531 East County Road 325 Hawthorne, FL 32640 yearlingrestaurant.net (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
High Springs Pioneer Days: Downtown High Springs, Main Street, High Springs, FL (386) 454-3120. April 27: Rick Randlett, 3pm.
JACKSONVILLE / PONTE VEDRA
Brick Restaurant: 3585 St. Johns Ave, Jacksonville FL 32205 (Avondale area) brickofavondale.com (904)387-0606 April 25: Al Maniscalco Quartet w/ Joshua Bowlus, 8pm - midnight; 26: Al Maniscalco Quartet w/ Joshua Bowlus, 7:30pm - 11:30pm.
Florida Theater: 128 E Forsyth St Jacksonville, FL 32202 floridatheatre.com (904)355-5661 June 26: Dave Koz & Summer Horns w/Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright & Richard Elliot; Aug 14: Rock N Blues Fest w/ Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera, Kim Simmonds.
Friday Musicale: 645 Oak Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204 fridaymusicale.com (904)355-7584 Friday Musicale Concert Series, FREE, 11am & 7:30pm, Friday, May 30: Kelly/Scott Sextet with Lisa Kelly – Vocalist, JB Scott-Trumpet & Flugelhorn, Dave Steinmeyer - Trombone, Scott Giddens - Acoustic Piano, Kelly McCarty - Acoustic Bass, Clyde Connor - Drums/Percussion. MAP
Jacksonville Landing: 2 W. Independent Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202 www.jacksonvillelanding.com (904) 353-1188 May 30: 11-noon, and 7:30-9pm, The FRIDAY MUSICALE CONCERT SERIES, Kelly/Scott Sextet with DAVE STEINMEYER, Featuring Lisa Kelly/vox, JB Scott/tpt, Dave Steinmeyer/tbn, Scott Giddins/pno, Kelly McCarty/bs, Clyde Connor/dms.
Jazzland Cafe: 1324 University Boulevard North, Jacksonville, FL 32211 jazzlandcafe.com (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; April 26: Little Jake & The Soul Searchers, 8pm-midnight, $10 w/ 2 Drink Minimum; May 31: Little Jake & The Soul Searchers, 8pm-midnight, $10 w/ 2 Drink Minimum. MAP
Landshark Café: 1728 3rd St N, Jacksonville Bch, FL 32250, (904)246-6024 July 10: Husky Burnette.
Mudville Grill Listening Room: 3105 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207 raylewispresents.com/mudville-music-room.html (904)398-4326 $10/$15, 7:30-9pm, May 18: Candye Kane. MAP
Urban Flats: 330 A1A North, Suite 208, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 urbanflats.net 7:30pm, Every Thur: High Tides of Jazz. MAP
Keystone Beach Pavilion: Dowtown Keystone Heights, FL 32656 May 3: 6th Street Rhythm and Blues Review.
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park: 3076 95th Dr Live Oak, FL 32060 musicliveshere.com Oct 16-19: Magnolia Festival; Nov 13-16: Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival.
Lillie's Coffee Bar: 200 1st Street, Neptune Beach, FL 32266 lilliescoffeebar.com (904)249-2922 7:30-9:30pm, April 25: Incognito; 26: Jarell Harris.
Toni & Joe's Patio: 309 Buenos Aires Ave, New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32169 386-427-6850 toniandjoes.com April 24, 25: Robert "Top" Thomas, solo acoustic, 12:30pm to 2:30pm; 26: Robert "Top" Thomas and The Swamp Kings featuring Mike Galloway, 4-8pm.
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 hiltonocala.com (352)390-1515 6-9pm, Every Sat: Live Jazz in Arthur's Bistro w/ Dancing. April 26: Mark Raisch
Miss Lynn's Saloon: 5436 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Silver Springs, FL 34488 facebook.com/pages/Miss-Lynns-Saloon/194429043937479 (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 mojogrillandcatering.com (352)369-6656 7pm, April 26: Blues 52.
3D Saloon: 101 South 10 St. Palatka, FL 32177 (386)350-2282 9pm, May 24: Iron Mike Norton.
Downtown Blues Bar & Grille: 714 St John's Ave, Palatka FL 32177 downtownbluesbarandgrille.com (386)325-5454. The Best Blues Venue in North East Florida with real blues on every SMOKE FREE Saturday night w/ occasional special events (all shows are 'No Cover' except special events). Events are subject to change without notice. Unless otherwise stated: Saturday shows start at 8:30. "The Weekend Starts on Wednesdays" features local talent with a mix of genre's from 6 to 9 PM, "The Garage Band 1*4*5 Jam every Friday at 8 PM with an exception for occasional Special Events. Acoustic Pickin Circle every Sunday at 2 PM and Hosted 1*4*5 Jam Sunday's at 5 PM. w/ "SUNDAY LIVE & OPEN MIC" with "THE BLEW COUNTRY BAND. Full PA, Bass Rig, Guitar Amps, Keys, Drums, just show up and jam! Monday is Night is band rehearsal night at 7pm,(bands schedule stage time); Tuesday is "Bar Side Trivia" at 6pm; Thursday is "Blew Country Rehearsal Night" at 7pm. For information call (386) 325-5454. CALENDAR LISTINGS: Saturday, April 26 at 8:30pm: Jim Essery & Pat Murphy - Delta Blues. - PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN OPERATING BUSINESS THAT IS CURRENTLY FOR SALE. MORE INFO IN SALE LISTING. MAP
Lakeside Jazz Festival: 1000 City Center Parkway, Port Orange, FL 32127 386-761-6096 and 386-290-6002 lakesidejazz.org April 25-26: Kelly/Scott Sextet w/Performances from over 60 + Middle School, High School & Collegiate Big Bands in an open air ampitheater by a beautiful lake! ADJUDICATORS/CLINICIANS: JB Scott, Lisa Kelly, Jeff Rupert, & more! MAP
SAINT AUGUSTINE/PONTE VEDRA
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. MAPOasis: 4000 A1A & Ocean Trace Rd, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080 worldfamousoasis.com (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 rhettspianobar.com (904)825-0502 Live Torch, Jazz, & Blues Nightly.
St. Augustine Amphitheater: 1340 A1A S, St Augustine, FL 32080 staugamphitheatre.com April 27: Carlos Santana - SOLD OUT!. 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. May 21: Sam Rodrieguez Project; June 4: Rob Peck & Friends; 11: David Gerald Blues Band; July 30: Jimmy Parrish & The Ocean Waves; Aug 8: Billy Buchanan & The Free Avenue Band; Sept 10: Go Get Gone.
Table 1: 330 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (904)280-5515 7:30-10:30pm April 24: Gary Starling Group.
Tini Martini Bar, Casablanca Inn: 24 Avenida Menendez, St Augustine, FL 32084 tini-martini-bar.com 5:30-9:30pm Every Thur: Bob Fraioli playing Solo Piano. (Checking 7/11/13)
Rick's Downtown Grill: 301 E Call St, Starke FL 32091 (904)964-9253 Every Wed: Circle of Friends (Blues), 7pm.
Stephen Foster State Park, 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive White Springs, FL 32096 www.floridastateparks.org/folkfest (877)635-3655 61st Annual Florida Folk Festival May 23-25. May 23 & 24: Albert Castiglia CD RELEASE PARTY! & many, many more TBA. MAP