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

2 Palms: 2950 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater FL 33759 (727)400-6920   Stan Meeke Productions Presents! $20 Adv - BUY ONLINE HERE. $25 Cash at Door. Fri, Dec 11: Lazy Lester with Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones. MAP

Cuban Club: 2010 Avenida Republica de Cuba, Tampa, FL 33605 Dec 5: 8pm. The Nate Najar Hot Jazz Band featuring special guests Dan Levinson and vocalist Molly Ryan will perform in the ballroom at this prohibition-era gala as part of the Repeal Day Party weekend event. More info at:

Eddie V's: 4400 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 877-7290 Dec 1, 3, 15, 22, 29: La Lucha. MAP

Florida Avenue Brewing Co: 4101 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603  (813)374-2101 Stan Meeke Productions Presents! 7pm, Friday, Jan 15: Albert Cummings Band, 9pm, $16 Early Bird, $20 after 11/30, BUY ONLINE HERE, $25 Door; Friday, 22: Lance Lopez Texas Blues, 7pm, $12 Adv - BUY ONLINE HERE, $15 Door;  Saturday, 23: Florida Avenue Brews & Blues Experience #1- Suncoast Blues Society Regional International Blues Challenge Winners TC Carr & Bolts of Blue and Franc Robert, Bryan Lee & Blues Power Band, Lance Lopez, JW Jones, Backtrack Blues Band. 1-10pm. $30 Adv, BUY ONLINE HERE. There will also be a VERY limited number of VIP passes sold for $85.00 that will include food & drink all day, passes to the Friday Night Lance Lopez Texas Blues show and admission to the after party jam 10pm-midnight. If interested email request to ; Feb 12: Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat, Details TBA; 13: Florida Avenue Brews & Blues Experience #2: Lineup to include Albert Castiglia, Stacy Mitchhard Band, Delta Moon, Simo, Joey Gilmore and Johnny G Lyon. Details TBA. MAP

Herb's Limestone Country Club:  at the intersection of S.CR 661 & S.CR 663, Ona, FL 33865 (941)468-4829 BBQ & Blues the Last Saturday of Every Month, 1pm, Nov 28: Belmont & Jones

HCC Ybor City Campus Performing Arts Building - Mainstage Theatre : 2204 N. 15th Street Tampa, FL 33605 Tampa Jazz Club Series, $20/$15/$10, Free to staff & students of HCC, 3pm, Dec 6: members of La Lucha w/Dick Hyman and Whitney James - Featuring: Dick Hyman - piano, Whitney James - vocals, Alejandro Arenas- bass, Mark Feinman - Drums. MAP

Independent: 5016 North Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603 (813)341-4883  8pm, Nov 29: Nate Najar Trio with John Lamb on bass, James Suggs on trumpet and Mark Feinman on drums. MAP

Jazz Club of Sarasota: 330 S Pineapple Ave #111, Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 366-1552 Dec 18: Nate Najar Jazz Holiday 10th Anniversary. This year featuring the Nate Najar All Star Big Band with Ken Peplowski, Harry Allen, Jon Erik Kellso, Bill Allred, Chuck Redd and more! MAP

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

Moscato's Underground (Moscato's Bella Cucina): 475 Central Ave N, St Petersburg, FL 33701 (727) 322-4313 Nov 28: La Lucha featuring Jun. MAP

Museum of Fine Art: 255 Beach Dr NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701  (727)896-2667 Jan 29: MUSE III w/ La Lucha., 7pm.

Palladium Theatre: 253 5th Ave N, St Petersburg, FL 33701 (727) 822-3590 Dec 17: Nate Najar. MAP

Riverview Performing Arts Center: 1 Ram Way, Sarasota, FL 34231 (941)366-1552 Jazz Club of Sarasota,  Dec 18: Nate Najar's  "A Big Band Jazz Holiday" w/ Nate Najar, Austin Vickrey, Jon-Erik Kellso, Chuck Redd, March DIcpetris, Ken Paplowski, Rodney Rojas, Ron Moss, James Suggs, John Lamb, Hary Allen, Bill Allred, Jeff Rupert - performing selections from Ellington's "Nutcracker Suite" and other Holiday Favorites. TICKETS. 7:30pm. MAP

Sarasota Fairgrounds: 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34237. Benefit for the Laurel Civic Assn. Kid's Café - canned food donations will be accepted at entrance to festival both days - give generously!  Feb 26, 27: 2nd Annual Suncoast Blues Festival; 26:  JP Soars & the Red Hots; Andy T - Nick Nixon Band, Anthony Gomes; 27: Kettle of Fish,  Markey Blue,, Sean Chambers Band, Brandon Santini, Howard and the White Boys, Albert Castiglia. MAP


Waterfront Park: Between US 41 & Bus US 41, North of 3rd Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205 Bradenton Blues Festival 2015. TICKETS. Dec 5: Janiva Magness at 6:20-7:35pm, Rick Estrin and the Nightcats at 4:55-6:05pm, Joanna Connor at 3:40-4:40pm, Mike Zito and The Wheel at 2:25-3:25pm, Larry Garner at 1:10-2:10pm, Super Chikan and the Fighting Cocks at 11:55am-12:55pm, Girls with Guitars (Eliana Cargnelutti & Sadie Johnson & Heather Crosse) at 11-11:40am, In Layman Terms - Between Acts All Day. MAP




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