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



Ragtime Tavern: 207 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32266 (904)241-7877 Sept 30 & Oct 1: Little Mike & The Tornadoes. MAP


Main Street Station: 316 Main Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32118. (386) 214-1389  May 8: Mike Quick Band 4pm. MAP


Green Turtle Tavern: 14 S 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904)321-2324 May 28, June 24, Oct 29: Little Mike & The Tornadoes. MAP


Cymplify: 5402 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32605, Every second Wed: North Central Florida Blues Society Presents Acoustic Blues Open Mic. Sign up at 6pm. Music 7-10:30pm. May 11: Host Band - Tuff Times Blues Band, June 8, July 13. MAP

Dirty Bar: 2441 Northwest 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606 (352)373-1141 June 12: Little Mike & The TornadoesMAP

Dirty Bar: 2441 Northwest 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606 (352)373-1141  North Central Florida Blues Society Jam: 3rd Sunday every month, 7-10pm; May 15: North Central Florida Blues Society Jam, Host Band TBA; June 19:  North Central Florida Blues Society Jam, Host Band TBA. MAP

High Dive: 210 SW Second Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 (352)872-5949  August 2: Bridget Kelly Band w/Jeff Jensen Band. MAP

Lillian's Music Store: 112 SE 1st St, Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 372-1010. 9pm, June 10, 11: Mike Quick Band; July 29, 30: Little Mike & The TornadoesMAP


Market Street Pub And Cabaret : 112 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL  32601  (352)317-1516  8:30pm-12:30am, May 14:  CD RELEASE PARTY!- Little Jake & the Soul Searchers CD Release Party for Not A Chance In A Million! MAP


Tall Paul's Brew House: 10 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 (352)505-0990 9:30pm, May 14: Mike Quick Band


Great Outdoors Restaurant: 65 North Main Street, High Springs, FL 32643 (386)454-1288   June 18: Little Mike & The Tornadoes; July 16: Little Mike & The Tornadoes. MAP


 Downtown, Jacksonville FL  (904)630-3690 Jacksonville Jazz Festival 2016, FREE, W/ VIP AVAILABLE. May 26-29, 2016 (Memorial Day Weekend); Friday, May 27: 4–11pm; Saturday, May 28: 1–11pm; Sunday, May 29: 1–10pm. Schedule TBA, Artists include: Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Snarky Puppy, Somi, The Yellow Jackets, Christian Scott - Atunde Adjuah, Aaron Diehl Quartet Feat. Warren Wolf, Cyrille Aimee, Benny Golson, Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience Feat. Matchito Jr., Charenee Wade, Jamison Ross, Generation Next, John Lumpkin & The Covenant, Noel Friedline Quintet, Longineu Parsons Ensemble 5-6pm on Hemming Park Stage, and more TBA. Other related events include Jacksonville Jazz Fest Piano Competition(see listings), Jazz Clinic(see listings), Jazz Fest After Dark, and Omni Sacred Jazz Brunch(see listings). MAP

Florida Theatre: 128 E Forsyth St Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904)355-5661 Doors at 6pm, Competition at 7pm, General Admission $10. TICKETS. Thursday, May 26: Jacksonville Jazz Festival 2016 Piano Competition. MAP 


Lake Shore Bar: 2420 Lake Shore Blvd, Jacksonville, Florida 32210 (904)389-9224 July 17: Little Mike & The Tornadoes; Nov 13: Little Mike & The Tornadoes. MAP

Lexington Hotel & Conference Center - Jacksonville Riverwalk: 1515 Prudential Dr, Jacksonville, Florida 32207  Bourbon Bacon & Blues Jacksonville Concert to Benefit K9s for Warriors. Special Event Room Rate, $89.00 book online with promo code "BLUES" at, or Special Weekend Room Rate for those staying for Jacksonville Jazz Fest (T-F-S) of $225 by calling 877-539-7070. FREE. 7pm-1am, Thursday, May 26: Concert Featuring Smokestack and Friends - Kim Reteguiz, JR Roberts, Landon Spradlin, Tom Rowe, Dave Swaney, Caitlin McWilliams, John Parkerurban and more! MAP

Omni Jacksonville Hotel: 245 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202  Jacksonville Jazz Festival 2016's Omni Sacred Jazz Brunch. $34.95/person, TICKETS. 11am-2pm, Sunday, May 29: Noel Freidline Quartet. MAP


Ritz Theatre and Museum: 829 N. Davis St., Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904)807-2010 Jacksonville Jazz Festival 2016 Jazz Clinic. Free, but must REGISTER. 10am-Noon, Saturday, May 28: Space is limited for this unique and personal experience so register today! Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own instruments. MAP


Underbelly: 113 East Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904)699-8186 JAX Jazz Fest AfterDark, FREE, 10:30pm, May 28: Longineu Parsons w/ Tribal Disorder. MAP



 Clancy's Cantina: 301 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (386) 428-4500  New Smyrna Beach Blues Festival May 14: Beartoe, 8pm. MAP
 Flagler Tavern:  New Smyrna Beach Blues Festival 414 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (386) 402-8861 May 14: Smoke House, 1pm; 15: Soul Coast, 5pm. MAP
 Gnarly Bar: 114 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (386) 957-3844
 New Smyrna Beach Blues Festival May 14: Dallas Reese, 6pm. MAP

 OMBAR Chill Lounge: 392 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (386) 423-2727 New Smyrna Beach Blues Festival May 12: Tommy Mac Band, 9pm; 13: Anni Piper, 9pm; 14: The Blue DIamond Band, 5pm; The Rockin Jake Band, 9pm; 15: Trae Pierce & The T-Stone Band, 9pm. MAP


Peanuts Restaurant & Sports Bar: 419 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (386) 423-1469: May 6, 7: Mike Quick Trio 9pm (Jazz & Blues Florida January 2016 issue featured artist – Click here to open magazine)  MAP

 Toni & Joe's Patio: 309 Buenos Aires St, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (386) 427-6580 New Smyrna Beach Blues Festival May 13: Highway Flyers, 4pm; 14: Highway Flyers, 4pm; 15: Tim & Casey, 3pm. MAP

 Traders Sports Bar: 317 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (386) 428-9141  New Smyrna Beach Blues Festival May 12: Mike Quick Trio, 9pm; 13: Big Rick & The Trouble Makers, 7pm; 14: Debbie D & Vintage Show, 7pm; 15: Big Rick & The Trouble Makers, 4pm. MAP

Reilly Arts Center: 598 NE 9th St, Ocala, FL 34470  (352)351-1606  "DUST MY BROOM" History of the Blues through a musical journey down the blues highway from Mississippi to Chicago to Ocala! $25, Tickets available all 3 Mojo's Grills and at the Reilly Arts Center. VIP packages upon request. Benefiting the "Feed the Need Project."  Doors 6:30, May 7: J.W. Gilmore, Sheba the Mississippi Queen, Mark Korpi, Walter Shufflesworth, Bill Singlitary, Rev. Billy C. Wirtz, Doug Adams w/ Special Guests Rondo & The Mojo Downs. MAP


Palatka Downtown: Palatka FL 32178 (386)325-4406 Palatka Blue Crab Festival, May 29: Bridget Kelly Band


Ponte Vedra Concert Hall: 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (904)209-0346 May 26: Here Come The Mummies with guest Noah Guthrie; June 5: Alejandro Escovedo. MAP



Stephen Foster State Park: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive White Springs, FL 32096  (877)635-3655 Florida Folk FestivalMay 26-30: Belmont & Jones,  Bridget Kelly Band and other various and sundry performers. MAP



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