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

Blue Rooster: 1525 Fourth Street, Sarasota FL 34236 MAP (941)388-7539  FEB : Big Al & The Heavyweights. (TABLE RSVP ASAP RECOMMENDED FOR ALL SHOWS!). 

BRadenton Blues Fest 2019Bradenton Riverwalk Amphitheater: 452 3rd Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205 MAP (941)621-6471  Bradenton Blues Festival 2019. The Bradenton Blues Festival is an outdoor festival with limited capacity, and has sold out every year.  Kindly note that separate TICKETS are required for the festival on Saturday and the brunch on Sunday. The concert on Friday is FREE. Friday, DEC 6: FREE "Blues Appetizer" w/ Rusty Wright Band, 6–7:15pm; Duffy Bishop Band, 7:45–9pm. Saturday, DEC 7:  THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT AS OF 10/28/19)  Zac Harmon, 11am–12pm; John Primer, 12:15–1:15pm; Annika Chambers, 1:30–2:30pm; The Duke Robillard Band, 2:45–3:45pm; Biscuit Miller, 4–5pm; Toronzo Cannon, 5:15–6:30pm; Kenny Neal, 6:45–8pm; w/ Angela Easley, Between Sets All Day.  Sunday, DEC 8: BLUES BRUNCH at Mattison's City Grille Bradenton Riverwalk: 101 Riverfront Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34205 (TICKETS REQUIRED) w/ The Divebombers, 11am–2pm11am–2pm.

Citrus Center Boys and Girls Club:  2400 Havendale Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880 MAP (863)686-1719 Smoke on the Water BBQ Festival benefiting the Citrus Center Boys & Girls Club. FEB 8: Rusty Wright Band, 3pm. Price: $10 donation, premier parking $5, 12 & under free. Call for details. Gate Opens 10am. Call for details.

Event Center at Colorama: 9302 Denton Avenue, Hudson, FL 34667 MAP  (727)863-7539  Sunday Blues Music Showcase & Dinner!  DEC 15: Niecie, ONLINE TICKETS; Doors open 4:30pm. Show: 6pm. Buffet 5:30-7pm, $14.95. Show Ticket $15. Once you purchase your tickets, call Debi @ (727)619.3871 to RSVP and reserve your table. Cash Bar Available. "Florida Peeps! One night only! December 15th I will be bluesifying the Sunday Blues Series at The Event Center at Colorama presented by BarrelHouse Talent. I am so blessed to be sharing the stage with my Nashville cats Donnie Miller, Joe Bass, Eric DiNenna and Larry van Loon. This will be a perfect break from the Christmas hustle and bustle! Buffet is from 5-7pm and we slam the stage from 6-9. We will also be celebrating my birthday!!! Come on out and enjoy some rocking blues and give me a birthday hug!" - Niecie

Federal Bar: 124 S Tennessee Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801 MAP  (863)816-3968 JAN 3: Laurie & Rusty Wright Duo, 8pm.

Glenridge On Palmer Ranch Performing Arts Center: 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota, FL 34238 MAP (941)552-5325  DEC 13: Nate Najar's Jazz Holiday - an annual tradition! The Nate Najar Trio and special guests Chuck Redd, Adrian Cunningham and Daniela Soledade. 

HCC Ybor City Campus Performing Arts Building - Mainstage Theatre : 1411 E 11th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605 MAP  Hillsborough Community College's Performing and Visual Arts Program & Tampa Jazz Club Sunday Series. DEC 8: Diego Figueirdo; JAN 26: Ona Kirei & La Lucha.

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

Mount Dora LIVEMount Dora Plaza LIVE: 2728 W Old US Hwy 441, Mt Dora, FL 32757 MAP (352)222-0402  Get Off The Bus Concert -Great Concerts For Great Causes. In support of Lake Cares Food Pantry. DEC 7: Mavis Staples with guest The Charlie Musselwhite Band, 7pm, TICKETSFACEBOOK EVENT.

Music Ranch: 1920 Banana Rd., Lakeland, FL 33810 MAP  (863)815-2293 The Music Ranch provides an incredible, fun listening room concert experience. It's about the music! BYOB - Yep! Bring your own alcoholic beverages. Coolers welcome. Limited food and non-alcoholic beverage menu available for purchase on site. DEC 7: Rusty Wright Band, 8pm, $20. TICKETS.

Palladium at St. Petersburg College - Side Door Theatre: 253 Fifth Avenue, N., St. Petersburg FL 33701 MAP  "The Palladium. Your home for Jazz, Blues and More!"  DEC 12: Nate Najar's Jazz Holiday - an annual tradition w/ The Nate Najar Trio and special guests Chuck Redd, Adrian Cunningham and Daniela Soledade, TICKETS, 7:30pm.

Seabreeze Island Grill: 17855 Gulf Blvd, Redington Shores, FL 33708 MAP (727)498-8688 JAN 25: Laurie & Rusty Wright Duo, 6-10pm.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hard Rock Café Tampa: 5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610 MAP DEC 13: Ray Fuller & the Bluesrockers

Blues Bash at the Ranch 2020Sertoma Youth Ranch: 85 Myers Road, Brooksville, FL 34602 MAP  BLUES BASH AT THE RANCH 2020. MAR 20, 21, 22: Phenomenal lineup all three days:  Diana Rein, Chris Beard Band, Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones, Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans, Tas Cru & His Band of Tortured Souls, Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations, Bill Wharton The Sauce Boss, Joel Da Silva, Gabe Stillman, Eliza Neals & the Narcotics, Deb Ryder Blues, Harper and Midwest Kind, James Armstrong with a guitar workshop by Tas Cru and a harmonica workshop by Harper.  Event is Rain or Shine - All Sales are Final for Tickets & Camping - No Rollovers. Festival Tickets Do Not Include Camping. TICKETS. FAVEBOOK EVENT.

SUN 'n FUN Expo Campus:  4175 Medulla Rd, Lakeland, Florida 33811 MAP (863)644-2431 JAN 24: Lakeland Pigfest presents the Rusty Wright Band. Call for Details.

Tanner's Lakeside: 16811 S Bay Dr, Winter Haven, FL 33880 MAP (863)662-5948  DEC 12: Laurie & Rusty Wright Duo, 4:30-7:30 pm.

 University of South Florida - USF Concert Hall: 3755 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL 33620 MAP Tampa Jazz Club Monday Night Jazz Series. FEB 10: Dave Pietro.  TAMPA JAZZ FACEBOOK PAGE.

Umbrellas1296: 1296 1st Street, Sarasota, FL 34236 MAP     DEC 5: Katt Hefner's “Lady K's Jazz Cookbook +” - Kat’s BD Bash/CD Fundraiser, $5, 6:30-9:30pm.; PENDING PERFORMANCES: DEC 12: Fred Johnson Trio, $10; 13: “Caroling around the Circle”; 19: Christmas Vocal Chorus - Soul Fresh w/ William Coleman, $5; 26: Lady K’s New Year’s Party w/ Pianist Eric Enfield.