NORTHWEST FLORIDA (Perry and west)

Blue Tavern: 1206 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32303 (850)212-5204 Tallahassee's place to come hang out and talk, enjoy music, or simply have a quiet drink in between the hurly burly of everyday life. Free admission, unless otherwise noted. All events are non-smoking / all-ages. Outside food is welcome in the Tavern. Drinks must be purchased at Blue Tavern. OPERATING HOURS: The bar is open from 3 pm to midnight Monday-Thursday, and 3 pm to 1 am Friday & Saturday. Sunday will continue to be our day of rest. MAR 22: Happy Hour with Kalen Mercer, 6pm; 23: Happy Hour with The Flatheads, 6pm; 24: Happy Hour with Velma Frye, 6pm; 25: Bobby Cutts and Friends; 8pm, $5 cover; 27: Lost Mondays / Antique Blues w/ Belmont & Jones, 8pm; 28: Happy Hour with Grant Peeples, 6pm & Roda Vibe / Brazilian Music with Roee, 8pm; 29: Happy Hour with Kalen Mercer, 6pm; 30: Happy Hour with Fried Turkeys, 6pm; 31: Nikki Talley, 8pm, $10 cover.

Bradfordville Blues Club

 Bradfordville Blues Club: 7152 Moses Ln. Tallahassee FL 32309 MAP (850)906-0766 Tickets  Real-deal live blues music at Florida's most authentic juke joint every Friday & Saturday night w/ occasional special events. Events are subject to change without notice.  Unless otherwise stated: Friday and Saturday shows start at 9:00pm. Doors open at 8:30. Weeknight shows start at 8:00 and doors open at 7:00. Reservations are guaranteed with advance ticket purchases.  Reservations for most shows are also available by calling the Club at (850) 906-0766 or emailing: , but advance ticket purchasers get reservation priority. Reserved seats held until show time. All shows are now non-smoking! BLUES ON THE AIR: The Path FM -106.1 and  broadcasts live from the BBC every Saturday night at 10 pm, sponsored by Yueneling. Each Sunday The Path broadcasts Blues Power with Gil Anthony from 7-9pm at 106.1 FM in Tallahassee and at MAR 25: Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials; 31: Sauce Boss Bill Wharton; APR 1: Chris O'Leary Band; 2: Monroe Street and The Crossroad Band, 4pm, Sunday Outdoor show!; 7: Rusty Wright Band; 8: The Jeff Jensen Band; 14: Albert Castiglia; 15: John Primer; 21: Jason Ricci & The Bad Kind; 22: Randy McAlister; 23: The Top Shelf Trio and Coon Bottom Creek, 4pm, Sunday Outdoor show!; MAY 5: Geoff Achison & The Soul Diggers; 6: The Heather Gillis Band - Graduation Celebration!; 7: The Bottom Dollar Boys and The Kenny Hill Band, 4pm, Sunday Outdoor show!; 12: Col. Bruce Hampton; 13: Watermelon Slim; 20: Lucky Peterson.  Need a hotel?

Junction At Monroe: 2011 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 MAP (850)629-9526 

Paradise Bar & Grill: 21 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach 32561 MAP (850)916-5087. Bar and kitchen open daily from 11am-11pm.  From local acts to bands from across the world, Paradise hosts a variety of music styles, ranging from blues to roots to funk. On Sundays, the bands start playing at 3pm, and every other night (Monday - Saturday), the live music starts at 6pm. All events are free and open to the public. "You never know who might be playing in Paradise!"  Music nights are seasonal - check CALENDAR for shows. MAR 24: Tyler Mac; 25: Emerald Coast Blenders; 26: Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials; 28, 29: Sally & George; 31: Dizzy Juke Band; APR 1: Paxton Norris Band; 2: The Lucky Losers; 4: Michael Vincent Band; 7: Post Pluto; 8: Moderate Chop; 9: Bryan Lee; 11: Bryan Lee; 12: In Business; 13, 14: Chubby Carrier; 15: New Earth Army; 16, 17: Honey Island Swamp Band; 19: Popa Chubby; 21: True Blue Band; 22: Tomato; 23, 25: Dave Jordan & The NIA; 26: The Howlin Brothers; 28: Tyler Mac; 29: The Sauce Boss; 30: Mikey B3 Burkhart; MAY 2: Mikey B3 Burkhart; 4: Mac Arnold. Paradise Inn, adjacent to Paradise Bar & Grill is a vintage waterfront motel providing a unique and classic Old Florida experience on the Emerald Coast. INFO & Reservations.

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, Westcott Building, FSU: 222 S. Copeland St, Tallahassee FL 32306  MAP & PARKING INFO Opening Nights Concert Series. APR 13:  Wayne Shorter Quartet "The Unfolding"  Featuring Brian Blade, John Patitucci, and Danilo Pérez With The FSU Chamber Winds, Conducted By Richard Clary, 7:30pm, $65 | $55 | $45 | $15. TICKETS. FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE.

A Wayne Shorter sample:

Seville Quarter (Lili Marlene's): 130 E Government St, Pensacola, FL 32502 MAP Every MON: Monday Night Blues Presented by Blues Society of Northwest Florida. Free with Seville Quarter Membership Card or Normal Admission Charge after 8pm.; Every TUE: Gino Rosaria