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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)
Spindrifter Lounge: 16130 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, FL 32615 9pm, Oct 3: Little Mike & The Tornadoes;
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 (Jazz & Blues Florida September 2014 Featured Artist), Samantha Fish, John Primer and Curtis Salgado.
ATLANTIC BEACH/ NEPTUNE BEACH
Culhane's Irish Pub: 967 Atlantic Boulevard, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 culhanesirishpub.com 4-6pm, Every 1st Sunday: John Thomas Group - Jazz & Great American Songbook.
Dirty Reds': 1451 Atlantic Blvd, Neptune Beach, FL 32266 (904)372-9438 facebook.com/dirtyredsfla Every Tue: Jack Corocoran and Smokestack host Tuesday Night Blues Club, 7-10pm. Sept 20: 21 Blue! Featuring Longineu Parsons and Ted Shumate. MAP
Lillie's Coffee Bar: 200 1st Street, Neptune Beach, FL 32266 lilliescoffeebar.com (904)249-2922 7:30-9:30pm, TBA
Downtown Branford: Street Party, Nov 1: Little Mike & The Tornados.
Ellie Ray's River Landing Campground: 3349 NW 110th St, Branford, Florida 32008 ellieraysrvresort.com (855) 748-3713 6:30-10:30pm; Sept 3: Jacoby Brothers Band; 10: Mike & The Tornadoes; 17: The Stumble; 24: Pete Karnes Blues Band. 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 daytonabluesfestival.com 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 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. Sept 19: Ben Prestage.
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).
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 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 5: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Tribute by Other Voice; 12: Heavy Petty; 26: Tropix; Oct 3: GramFest; 24: UF School of Music Ensembles.
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 brasstapbeerbar.com/Gainesville (352)371-7860 9pm, Sept 26: The Stumble.
Brew Spot Café: 1000 NE 16th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 thebrewspotcafe.com (352)505-5470 Sept 5: Little Mike & The Tornadoes w/ Willie Green; 12: Little Jake & The Soul Searchers, $10, 8-11pm (Video Preview of Little Jake & The Soul Searchers at Bo Diddley Plaza); 19: 21 Blue! Featuring Longinue Parsons & Ted Shumate (Jazz & Blues Florida September 2014 Featured Artists); 26: Pete Karnes Blues Band; Oct 4: 5: Little Mike & The Tornadoes . MAP
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 7-10:30pm. 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. Sept 7: NCFBS IBC Local Competition, 5pm, $5 cover to go towards winner's travels to Memphis. Competiors: Bootleg Creek, Bridget Kelly Band, Bubba Can’t Dance, The Stumble, Undeserved, Bridget Kelly & Tim Fik, Rick Randlett ; Sept 21: Host band for monthly jam: Bridget Kelly Band. MAP
Downtown Gainesville next to Bo Diddley Downtown Community Plaza: 111 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 gvlculturalaffairs.org/website/programs_events/DFAS/downtown_art_fest.html 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 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.
Francesca's Trattoria: 4410 NW 25 Place, Gainesville, FL 32606 francescastrattoria.com (352)378-7152 Every Wed: High Note Jazz Nite w/ Nick DeCarlis Trio, 6:30-9:30pm.
Gambler's Saloon: 4401 NW 6th St, Gainesville, FL 32609 (352)519-5719 Sept 5, 6: Cruise Control, 9pm.
High Dive: 210 SW Second Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 highdivegville.com (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 Leonardos706.com 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 looseys.com (352)672-6465 7-10pm, Sept 14: Second Sunday Swing dance at Loosey's w/ the Swingtastics.
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. Sept 6: Terraplane Duo, 8pm.
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
Sweet Dreams: 3437 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL ?320607 gainesvilleicecream.com (352)378-0532 Sept 14: Gainesville Big Band, Time TBA.
University Auditorium: 333 Newel Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611 performingarts.ufl.edu (352)392-ARTS (2787) Sept 17: Afro Bop Alliance (Jazz & Blues Florida September 2014 Featured Artist), 7:30pm.
Wahoo Seafood Grill: 3833 NW 97th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606 (352)225-3922 wahooseafoodgrill.com TBA
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
Downtown High Springs: High Springs, FL 32643, Folk in The Springs, FREE, Noon-8pm, Sept 21: Sno Rogers - James Paul Park, 2-3pm, Daryl Brewer - The Firehouse, 3-4pm, Don Austin - The Gardens at the Library, 4-5pm, H.R. Gertner - The Great Outdoors, 5-6pm, Brian Smalley - The Great Outdoors, 6-8pm.
Great Outdoors Restaurant: 65 North Main Street High Springs, FL 32643 (386)454-1288 greatoutdoorsdining.com Sept 20: Little Mike & The Tornadoes; 21: Rick Randlett Solo Acoustic; Oct 18: Little Mike & The Tornadoes; Nov 15: Little Mike & The Tornadoes; Dec 20: Little Mike & The Tornadoes. MAP
JACKSONVILLE / PONTE VEDRA/GREEN COVE SPRINGS
Mudville Grill Listening Room: 3105 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207 raylewispresents.com/mudville-music-room.html (904)398-4326. Sept 4: Taylor Roberts w/ The Joshua Bowlus 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 pvconcerthall.sjcvenues.com (904)209-0346 Feb 20: John Hammond.
UNF Fine Arts Center - Lazzrra Performance Hall:1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224 unf.edu/fineartscenter (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 - www.visitjacksonville.com/jacksonville-sings; 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 unf.edu/fineartscenter (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 unf.edu/fineartscenter(904) 620-2878. Sept 4: 27th Annual Great American Jazz Series presents United States Army Jazz Ambassadors, J.B. Scott, artistic director. FREE, 7:30pm. Sept. 18: 27th Annual Great American Jazz Series presents UNF Jazz Faculty Debuting Original Arrangements and Compositions, J.B. Scott, artistic director. Tickets: $8/$12/$20, (904)620-2878, 7:30pm. 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.
County Line Bar: 9634 W US Highway 90, Lake City FL 9pm Sept 5: Tuff Times Band w/ featured guests Gus Olmos and Rick Randlett.
Downtown Live Oak: 145 W Howard Street, Live Oak, FL 32064 LiveOakFestivals.com 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 musicliveshere.com Oct 16-19: Magnolia Festival; 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.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH
Beachside Tavern: 690 East 3rd Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 beachsidetavern.com (386)424-8282 Noon, Oct 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 email@example.com. 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 clancyscantina.com (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 / nsbfla.com. 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 newsmyrnabeachjazzfestival.com 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 / nsbfla.com. 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 theombar.com (386) 423-2727 Oct 11: Rockin' Jake.
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.
Mojo Grill and Catering Co: 2015 SW 17th Street, Ocala, FL 34471 mojogrillandcatering.com (352)369-6656 Sept 12, 27: Luther Reed & the Bluesonics, 7:30-11:30pm.
Frappes North: 123 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, Fl 32174 frappesnorth.com (386)615-4888 No Cover, 7-10pm, Sept 12: Linda Cole & Pat D'Aguanno.
Downtown Blues Bar & Grille: 714 St John's Ave, Palatka FL 32177 downtownbluesbarandgrille.com (386)325-5454. Closed. Sigh.....
SAINT AUGUSTINE/PONTE VEDRA
Amici Italian Restaurant: 1915B A1a S, Saint Augustine, FL 32080 amicistaugustine.com (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 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 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. Sept 10: Go Get Gone.
Tini Martini Bar, Casablanca Inn: 24 Avenida Menendez, St Augustine, FL 32084http://tini-martini-bar.com (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.