LISTINGS ARE CLIENTS AND MONTHLY FEATURED ARTISTS

of JAZZ & BLUES FLORIDA.

WEST-CENTRAL FLORIDA
(North of Venice to Rt 44 and east to Rte 27. (Metropolitan areas of Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Lakeland)

Aces Live Music: 4343 Palma Sola Blvd. Bradenton FL 34210 MAP AcesLiveMusic.com (941)795-3886 OCT 19: THE JIMMYS, 8pm-midnight; 26: Bruce Katz Band; 28: Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys.

Blue Rooster: 1525 Fourth Street, Sarasota FL 34236 (941)388-7539 blueroostersrq.com OCT 26: Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar BoysDEC 2: Ray Fuller & The Bluesrockers; FEB 18: Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans.

Coachman Park: 301 Drew St., Clearwater FL 33755 MAP  myclearwaterevents.com/featured-events/sea-blues-festival (727)562-4700 Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival 2018. Free General Admission. Reserved Seating & Vip Packages Also Available. Gates Open At Noon. Saturday & Sunday, Feb 24, 25. Performers TBA. Blues Walk scheduled for downtown on Friday Feb 23. 

 

Duke Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater: 400 First St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 MAP (727)892-5710  mahaffeytheater.com  TUES, NOV 21: Preservation Hall Presents - Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama & The Preservation Legacy Quintet. A special evening of music that showcases Jazz and Gospel royalty with the Soul Queen of New Orleans. 7:30. TICKETS.

 

HCC Ybor City Campus Performing Arts Building - Mainstage Theatre : 2204 N. 15th Street Tampa, FL 33605 MAP tampajazzclub.com  Hillsborough Community College's Performing and Visual Arts Program & Tampa Jazz Club Sunday Series. TICKETS: $20/$15 Club Members or in advance. $10 Students with ID. Complimentary to HCC Students. Tickets also available at the door (cash or check only) or online at: http://www.tampajazzclub.comNOV 11: Nate Najar and John Lamb; DEC 10: Whitney James & Jack Wilkins: Tribute to Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley; JAN 28: Dave Stryker; MAR 3: Fred Johnson and Michael Ross; APR 8: Tampa Jazz Club Concert TBA.

Ka' Tiki: 8803 West Gulf Blvd, Sunset Beach, FL 33706 MAP katikisunsetbeach.com  (727)360-2272 Every Monday, 6pm, TC Carr & Bolts of Blue Featuring Josh Nelms w/ Special Guests. 

Mahaffey Theater: 400 First St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 MAP mahaffeytheater.com (727)892-5710  NOV 21:Preservation Hall Presents: Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys Of Alabama & The Preservation Legacy Quintet. TICKETS.

Mandarin Hide: 231 Central Ave, St. Petersburg FL 33701 MAP mandarinhide.com (727)231-4007 Every WED: Ray Biscoglia Trio w/Nate Najar (when not touring) 

Marriott Suites Clearwater Beach on Sand Key: 1201 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767  MAP suncoastjazzclassic.com  (888)303-4428 Suncoast Jazz Classic Festival, Multiple venues within resort and also at nearby locations. CLICK FOR COMPLETE DETAILS & TICKETSNOV 17-19: Danny Sinoff Quintet (Patricia Dean, Herb Bruce, Scott Smith & Gabe Wallace), Al Downing Allstars with Synia Carroll, Bill Allred, Allan Vache, Johnny Varro, Eddie Metz, Jr, Charlie Silva, Davey Jones, Bob Price, Lorri Hafer, Nate Najar, John Lamb, Mark Feinman, Pepper, Bakey & Betty, Dan Howard, Herb Roselle, Betty Comora, Mike Evans, Jam Sessions with Dr. Jim Gover.

 
Palladium at St. Petersburg College - Side Door Theatre: 253 Fifth Avenue, N., St. Petersburg FL 33701 MAP mypalladium.org  SEP 26: Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’; 29, 30: Damon Fowler Group; OCT 29: Ruthie Foster; NOV 3: Victor Wainwright and the Train: CD Release;  DEC 14: "Nate Najar's Jazz Holiday" w/ James Suggs, Jeff Rupert, Chuck Redd and Betty Fox, 8pm. HOUGH HALL.
 
Riverwalk Amphitheater: Waterfront Dr, Bradenton, FL 34205 MAP bradentonbluesfestival.org (941)621-6471  Bradenton Blues Festival 2017 - DEC 1-3, 2017. Friday, Dec 1: Blues Appetizer on the Riverwalk w/ Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones, 6–7:15 p.m. and TC Carr & Bolts of Blue, 7:45–9pm. Sat Dec 2: Gates Open 11am, Brody Buster All Day Between Sets. Sean Chambers Band 11am-noon, Vanessa Collier 12:15-1:15pm, Nick Moss Band 1:30-2:30pm, Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band 2:45-3:45pm, Sugar Blue 4-5pm, Curtis Salgado 5:15-6:30pm, Joe Louis Walker 6:4-8pm. Sun Dec 3: Blues Brunch w/ Damon Fowler & Matt Walker 11am-1pm at Mattison’s City Grille Bradenton Riverwalk. TICKETS. FRONT OF STAGE TICKETS SOLD OUT. GA TICKETS EXPECTED TO SELL OUT SOON!
 
Sarasota Fairgrounds: 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL  34237 MAP suncoastbluesfestival.com (941)758-7585  5th Annual Suncoast Blues Festival 2019. Rain or shine. Free Parking. Saturday, MAR 3: James Armstrong, Andrew Jr Boy Jones, Doug Macleod, Thornetta Davis, Lurrie Bell, Monster Mike Welch & Mike Ledbetter Band. Gates 10am. Show 11am-7pm. TICKETS. EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW - $25 through 9/30/17. $30adv/$45gate.
 
Sertoma Youth Ranch: 85 Myers Road, Brooksville, Florida 34602 MAP campingwiththeblues.com  4th Annual CAMPING WITH THE BLUES Festival.  OCT 20, 21, 22: (20):Memphis Rub Band, Backtrack Blues Band, Kat Riggins Band, Andy T Band  & Alabama Mike, (21):Wendy Rich Band, Bubba Can't Dance Blues Band, Carolyn Gaines Band, Mark May Band, Big Al & The Heavyweights Band, Heather Gillis Band, Bruce Katz Band, Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys, (22) Steve Arvey Cigar Box Guitar Show, Regina Bonelli Band, Levee Town Band, Kara Grainger Band.  Daily Camper Acoustic Jams. Nightly Closing Band Jams. RV & rough camping available on-site. TICKETS & INFO.
 
Sheraton Sand Key Resort: 1160 Gulf Blvd., Sand Key, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 MAP (800)456-7263 suncoastjazzclassic.com Suncoast Jazz Classic Festival HQ, Multiple venues within resort and also at nearby locations. CLICK FOR COMPLETE DETAILS & TICKETS. NOV 17-19: Danny Sinoff Quintet (Patricia Dean, Herb Bruce, Scott Smith & Gabe Wallace), Al Downing Allstars with Synia Carroll, Bill Allred, Allan Vache, Johnny Varro, Eddie Metz, Jr, Charlie Silva, Davey Jones, Bob Price, Lorri Hafer, Nate Najar, John Lamb, Mark Feinman, Pepper, Bakey & Betty, Dan Howard, Herb Roselle, Betty Comora, Mike Evans, Jam Sessions with Dr. Jim Gover.
 
South Florida State College - Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts: 600 West College Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825 MAP sfscarts.org/shows (863)784-7178  JAN 25: Eddie Metz Trio; FEB 10: Black Violin; FEB 15: Herbicide Jazz Band; FEB 24: Jeff Rupert: A Tribute to Stan Getz; MAR 2: Bill Cunliffe Trio: The Music of the Movies.
 
USF Concert Hall: 3535 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL 33620 MAP tampajazzclub.com Tampa Jazz Club/USF Monday Night Jazz Series, 7:30pm.  TICKETSSEP 25: Art Blakey Moanin' Tribute w/ Eddie Metz JR. - drums, Mike Tracy - sax, Tom Brantley - trombone, James Suggs - trumpet, Chris Rottmayer - piano, Mark Neuenschwander - bass; NOV 11: John Clayton; JAN 1: Peter Bernstein; FEB 2: USF Concert 4 TBA; MAR 3: Steve Allee.
 

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall: 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236 MAP givinghungertheblues.org  Giving Hunger the Boos - Sarasota’s Funkiest Halloween Party! $500 cash prize for best costume! Presented as part of Giving The Hunger The Blues Weekend (see following listing). Friday, OCT 27: Music all night by Reverend Barry & Funktastic Soul, featuring the Hellacious Horns, 8pm-midnight. GA & VIP TICKETS.
 
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall: 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236 MAP givinghungertheblues.org  21st Annual Giving Hunger the Blues & Jazz on the Bay - a full day of local, regional and national music on two stages and a selection of the area's most delicious restaurants and food vendors and retail businesses. Sat, OCT 28: R&B STAGE - John Nemeth, Albert Castiglia, RJ Howson, Reverend Berry and the Funktastic Soul Featuring the Hellacious Horns, Kettle of Fish, Ship of Fools. JAZZ ON THE BAY STAGE - Marion Meadows, Gumbi Ortiz and the New Groove City, Booker High School Jazz Ensemble, The Michael Ross Quartet, Hot Club of SRQ, Renesito Avich, Synia Carroll & Billy Marcus Trio, The Sarasota Jazz Project.  Gates at 11:30. Rain or shine. GA & VIP TICKETS.