Listing Submission Info 

Please Be Sure To Check With The Venue Prior To Attending…
Schedules Subject To Change


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


Jake's Bistro: 14960 Main St, Alachua, FL 32615  (888)250-5253 7-10pm, Oct 9: Little Mike & The Tornadoes

Spindrifter Lounge: 16130 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, FL 32615 9pm, Oct 3Little Mike & The Tornadoes;


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.   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


Downtown Branford: Street Party, Nov 1: Little Mike & The Tornados.

Ellie Ray's River Landing Campground: 3349 NW 110th St, Branford, Florida 32008  (855) 748-3713  MAP


Big Deck Raw Bar: 331 Dock St, Cedar Key, FL 32625 (352)543-9992 TBA MAP


Bahaman Breeze: 1786 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (386)226-2292  Oct 9: Daytona Blues Festival Pre-party Hosted by Jeff Jensen, 8pm; 10: After-party Hosted by Jeff Jensen; 11 & 12: Daytona Blues Festival after-parties hosted by Fatty Waters. MAP

Jackie Robinson Ballpark: 105 E Orange Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 5th Annual Daytona Blues Festival - 2014, TICKETS, Oct 10-12 -  Friday, October 10, 2014, 1pm-10pm: Lucious Spiller, Jeff Jensen Band, Ghost Town Blues Band, Samantha Fish, John Nemeth, Southern Hospitality (SOHO); Saturday, October 11, 2014, 1pm-10pm: Little G Weevil (Jazz & Blues Florida September 2014 Featured Artist) and Billy Gibson, Diedra and the Ruff Pro Band, Mr. Sipp, Davina and the Vagabonds, Jimmy Thackery, Bobby Rush; Sunday, October 12, 2014,  1pm-8:30pm: The Suitcase Brothers, Katy Guillen and the Girls, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, Victor Wainwright & the WildRoots. 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. 


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

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. 

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), Sept 26: Tropix; Oct 3: GramFest; 24: UF School of Music Ensembles; Nov 7: 7pm NCFBS Concert featuring Selwyn Birchwood (2013 IBC winner), Bridget Kelly Band, Rick Randlett.

Bo Diddley Downtown Community Plaza: 111 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 (352)393-8746 Opening night concert of 33rd Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show. FREE. Nov 7: North Central Florida Blues Society Presents Selwyn Birchwood Band – International Blues Challenge Winner w/ current world-wide chart topping CD w/ Solo/Duo and Band Category Winners of North Central Florida Blues Society’s Gainesville Blues Challenge winners opening show. MAP

Brass Tap: 3833 SW Archer Rd Bldg B, Gainesville, FL 32608 (352)371-7860 9pm, Sept 26: The Stumble.

Brew Spot Café: 1000 NE 16th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 (352)505-5470  EVERY Thursday- Doug Clifford's Very Open Mic 8-11; EVERY Sunday afternoon 12-6, Walter n Eddie on the Patio. Original songs from an up-n-coming songwriter and refreshing covers. Breakfast all day every day along with plenty of other good stuff! Oct 4Little Mike & The Tornadoes ; 10: Pete Karnes Blues Band; Oct 17: Little Jake & The Soul Searchers  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 10am-2pm: Acoustic Blues w/ Middleground   MAP

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 7-10:30pm. 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.  MAP

Downtown Gainesville next to Bo Diddley Downtown Community Plaza: 111 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601  33rd Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show, Opening night concert on Friday, Nov 7: North Central Florida Blues Society Presents International Blues Challenge Winner SELWYN BIRCHWOO BAND, with 2014 Gainesville Blues Challenge Winners opening. Live music on two stages 10am-5pm Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday. Jazz & Blues Highlights include: Nov 8: Bo Diddley Plaza Stage | Santa Fe Brass - 11am, Blues Lightning - noon, Gainesville Big Band - 2pm, Barry Sides Blues Band -  3pm AND South Stage | Middleground - noon, Stava Mala - 4pm; Nov 9: Bo Diddley Plaza Stage | Uptown Swing – 11am, Cracker the Box – noon. 

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.

Haile Village Center: Haile Plantation,Gainesville,FL,32608 (352) 281-6017 Oct 10: Oktoberfest, featuring Little Jake & The Soul Searchers 

High Dive: 210 SW Second Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 (352)872-5949 North Central Florida Blues Society Quarterly Touring Artist Performance. 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

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, Oct 12: Second Sunday Swing dance at Loosey's w/ the Swingtastics.

Napolatano’s: 606 NW 75th St, Gainesville FL 32607 (352)332-6671 TBA

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.

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

Wahoo Seafood Grill: 3833 NW 97th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606 (352)225-3922 TBA

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  Oct 18: Little Mike & The Tornadoes; Nov 15Little Mike & The Tornadoes; Dec 20Little Mike & The Tornadoes. MAP


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: 6-9pm, Jazz Jam Session w/ Jack Pierson -Piano,  Scott Mariash - drums, MIke Perez - bass.  MAP 

Mudville Grill Listening Room: 3105 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207  (904)398-4326. 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.

Ritz Theatre: 829 N Davis St, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904)807-2010 7pm, Oct 4: Euge Groove.

Riverside Fine Arts: 1100 Stockton Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204 | (904) 389-6222 Oct 10: John Betsch and Longineu Parsons with  Keyboardist Lindsey Sarjeant 7:30pm

UNF Fine Arts Center - Lazzrra Performance Hall:1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224 (904) 620-2878. Sept 26: Jacksonville SINGS! Invitational Showcase: Featuring the UNF Chamber Singers, Jazz Ensemble, Student Soloists and Faculty Members Dr. Jimmy Hall, Dr. Gary Smart and Dr. Nick Curry w/ Dr. Cara Tasher, artistic director. 7:30pm. Free admission -; Feb 3: Koger/Matteson Jazz Festival w/ Dr. Clarence Hines, coordinator. 10am, FREE; March 5: American Jazz Series presents Alon Yavnai and Joca Perpignan - Spring Fever “Where the Middle East Meets Brazil”  with UNF JE1 and the UNF Orchestra w/ J.B. Scott, artistic director. 7:30pm

UNF Fine Arts Center - Recital Hall - 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224 (904) 620-2878. Oct 15: Jazz Combo Night w/ Lynne Arriale, coordinator. 7:30pm; Nov 4:  The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Series presents Iridium Saxophone Quartet w/ Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, coordinator. 7:30pm; March 9: Jazz Combo Night w/ Lynne Arriale, coordinator. 7:30pm,. FREE.

UNF Fine Arts Center - Robinson Theater:1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224 620-2878. Oct 30: 27th Annual Great American Jazz Series presents Conrad Herwig and Ed Calle “A Tribute To Latin Jazz” w/ J.B. Scott, artistic director. 7:30pm;  Dec 3: Jazz Combo Night w/ Lynne Arriale, coordinator; Jan. 29-31: FCC Symposium w/ Dr. Nick Curry, conductor. The concerts will be as follows: January 29 – UNF Student and Faculty Showcase Concert 7:30 p.m.; January 30 – Florida Community College (FCC) Jazz Group and FCC Student Showcase Winners; January 31 – Final Concert including : FCC Guitar Ensemble, FCC Chorus, FCC Orchestra, FCC Band and FCC Percussion Ensemble; Feb 6: 27th Annual Great American Jazz Series presents Kurt Elling ‘Beach Meets West’ Collaboration with the Beaches Fine Arts Series and J.B. Scott, artistic director; April 2: Great American Jazz Series presents Terell Stafford and Dick Oatts “A Tribute to Nat and Cannonball Adderley” w/ J.B. Scott, artistic director. 7:30pm; April 15: Jazz Combo Night w/ Lynne Arriale, coordinator. 7:30pm.



Downtown Live Oak: 145 W Howard Street, Live Oak, FL 32064 1st Annual Jazz Art & Blues Festival, Music - Art Vendors - Food Vendors - Outside Concert. FREE. 9am-11pm, Saturday, Oct 25: Max Johns Big Band 11am-12pm, Chris Camp & Universal Praise 12:15–1:15pm, Joe ‘Survivor” Caruso Band 1:30–2:30pm; Longineu Parsons Quintet – “A Tribute To Louie Armstrong” 2:45–3:45pm, Little Jake & The Soul Searchers – “Salute To Jazz & Blues Classics” 4pm–5pm, Beth Mckee 5:15–6:15pm, Wailin’ Wolves Band 6:30–7:30pm, 21 Blue! Featuring Longineu Parsons & Ted Shumate 7:45–8:45pm, Little Jake & The Soul Searchers – “Salute To Classic R&B” 9-10pm. MAP

Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park: 3076 95th Dr Live Oak, FL 32060 Oct 16-19: Magnolia Festival:  Dr. John & The Night Trippers - Oct 17 (Jazz & Blues Florida October 2014 Featured Artist); Nov 13-16: Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival - St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Nicholas Payton Trio, Oteil Burbrdge & Roosevelt Collier Band, Locos Por Juana and many more. Artists at large to include: Bernard Purdie, Pee Wee Ellis, George Porter Jr.


Beachside Tavern: 690 East 3rd Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (386)424-8282 Noon, Oct 19, 20: 9th Annual Florida Harmonica Championships - Awards for BEST IN SHOW, CREATIVITY, SHOWMANSHIP, TECHNICAL ABILITY. Sponsored by LEE OSCAR HARMONICAS. To preregister call Farley Palmer at (386) 6314-5718 or email at Registration limited to 25 players. Special guests and featured artists to include: Little Mike of  Little Mike & The Tornadoes, Rockin’ Jake, Mike Galloway, Bryan Bassett, all backed by host band, The Mighty Payne Brothers. MAP

Clancy's Cantina: 301 Flagler Ave New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (386)428-4500 5:30-7:30pm, Sept 26: Kick-off Party for 14th Annual NEW SMYRNA BEACH JAZZ FESTIVAL w/ The Ray Guiser Quartet. Lodging Info (800)541-9621 / See website for full details. MAP

Downtown New Smyrna Beach – Various In-door Venues on “The Loop”: New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (386)423-9760  14th Annual NEW SMYRNA BEACH JAZZ FESTIVAL. All Saturday (11:30am-10:30pm) and Sunday (10am-8pm) Shows are FREE - some locations require a dinner reservation. Lodging Info (800)541-9621 / See website for full details TBA. Sept 26, 27, 28: Nicole Henry, Kid Dutch, Greg Parnell Sextet " A Tribute to The Jazz Messengers",  Walker /Jordan Band (10 member big band), Sybil Gage, Suzy Park & Friends, Vivacity, Linda Cole & The Joshua Bowlus Trio, The Porchdogs, Thom Chambers, The House Cats, Music Remembrance Jazz Trio, Eddie Marshall's Tropical Jazz  and more. MAP

JB's Fish Camp: 859 Pompano Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (386) 427-5747  TBA

OM Bar & Chill Lounge: 392 Flagler Avenue New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (386) 423-2727 Oct 11: Rockin' Jake.

Toni & Joe's Patio: 309 Buenos Aires Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 386-427-6850 Music on the Patio weather permitting Thurday-Sundays. Oct 12: Robert "Top" Thomas, solo, acoustic 1-3pm.


Dixie Music Center:  26626 SE Highway 19, Old Town, FL 32680  (352)542-3001  23rd Anniversary Celebration, Oct 11: Rick Randlett. MAP


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.


Frappes North: 123 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, Fl 32174  (386)615-4888 No Cover, 7-10pm, TBA


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



Amici Italian Restaurant: 1915B A1a S, Saint Augustine, FL 32080 (904)461-0102 7-10pm, TBA

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

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.

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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