(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 (941)795-3886 OCT 19: THE JIMMYS, 8pm-midnight; 28: Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys.

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

HCC Ybor City Campus Performing Arts Building - Mainstage Theatre : 2204 N. 15th Street Tampa, FL 33605 MAP  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:  2017-17 Season TBA.

Ka' Tiki: 8803 West Gulf Blvd, Sunset Beach, FL 33706 MAP  (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 (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 (727)231-4007 Every WED: Ray Biscoglia Trio w/Nate Najar (when not touring) 

Palladium at St. Petersburg College - Side Door Theatre: 253 Fifth Avenue, N., St. Petersburg FL 33701 MAP  AUG 19: Soulful Strut: Lauren Mitchell & Ari and the Alibis; 26: Whitney James: Guitar Hero with Dan Heck and LaRue Nickelson; SEP 26: Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’; 29, 30: Damon Fowler Group; OCT 1: Mark Moultrup; 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 (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. FRONTOF STAGE TICKETS SOLD OUT. GA TICKETS EXPECTED TO SELL OUT SOON!
Sertoma Youth Ranch: 85 Myers Road, Brooksville, Florida 34602 MAP  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.
South Florida State College - Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts: 600 West College Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825 MAP (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.