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(North of Venice to Rt 44 and east to Rte 27. (Metropolitan areas of Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Lakeland)
15 South Restaurant: 15 Boulevard of the Presidents, Sarasota, FL 34236 15southristorante.com (941)388-1555 6:30-9:30pm, Every Mon: Al Hixon's Jazz Jam with Billy Marcus and John Lamb.
Aces Lounge: 4343 Palma Sola Blvd. Bradenton FL 34210 AcesLiveMusic.com (941)795-3886. 8pm Every Wed: Blues Jam. Aug 24: Lady Katt & The Howlin’ Dogs, 5-9pm.
Ale and the Witch: Tower Plaza Courtyard, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 thealeandthewitch.com (727)821-2533, Aug 23: Chuck Riley & Friends - The Reactions.
Argosy University: 5250 17th St, Sarasota, FL 34235 argosy.edu (941)379-0404 Pierian Spring Academy Jazz History Classes by Henry Ettman, Additional info and registration at pierianspringacademy.org. Jan 14-Feb 18: Wednesdays 2:30-4:30, "From the Dance Floor to the Concert Hall: How Jazz Evolved from Swing Era into Bop, Cool, and Mainstream Modern Jazz during the 40s through the 70s."; Mar 4 - April 8: Wenesdays 2:30-4:30, "Jazz in the Global Village: The Many Colors of Jazz from the 1970s to Today."
Basque: 28910 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33761basqueexperience.com (727)330-7712 7-10pm, Every “Third Thursday” of each month: Rick Hatfield Solo.
Blue Parrot: 85 Corey Circle, St Petersburg Beach, Florida 33702 blueparrotbch.com (727)368-9619 7-9:30pm, Every Mon: Jazz Night TOMKATS Jazz Orchestra performing Jazz, Big Band and Swing; 6-10pm, Every Thu: Freddie Mac and the New Orleans Jazz Band.
Blue Rooster: 1525 Fourth Street, Sarasota FL 34236 (941)388-7539 blueroostersrq.com Live blues (with some jazz, some indie and rock and rockabilly thrown in) every other Tues and nightly Wed-Sun.
Bradenton Riverwalk Park: 452 3rd Avenue West Bradenton FL 34205 bradentonbluesfestival.org Bradenton Blues Festival 2014, Advance tickets $30, At gate $40, LIMITED VIIP $75, TICKETS . Gates open 11am, Dec 6: 11-11:40am Doug Deming, Dennis Gruenling and the Jewel Tones; 11:55am–12:55pm EG Kight; 1:10–2:10pm Samantha Fish; 2:25–3:25pm Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues; 3:40–4:40pm Little Ed & The Blues Imperials; 4:55–6:05pm Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers; 6:20pm–7:35pm Marcia Ball. Between acts all day - Dave Muskett. MAP
Brady’s Backyard BBQ: 340 Main Street, Safety Harbor, Florida 34695, (727)712-3727 7-11pm, Every “Second Wednesday” of the month: Rick Hatfield Solo “Invitational Blues Jam”.
Capitol Beer House: 422 Cleveland Street, Clearwater FL 33755 Capitolbeerhouse.com (727)449-1900 8pm-midnight, Every third Monday: Monday Night Jazz.
Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa, FL 33618 carrollwoodcenter.org (813)269-1310 $12-$18, Aug 15: Jazz with Jim- Jim Burge and The Jazz Directions - Theme TBA.
Coachman Park: 301 Drew St, Clearwater, FL 33755 clearwaterjazz.com (727)461-5200 Clearwater Jazz Holiday 2014. Oct 16-19: Performers TBA.
Cortez Kitchen: 4528 119th Street West, Cortez, FL 34215 thecortezkitchen.com (941)798-9404 TBA
Crumb&Cork: 501 N Franklin Street, Tampa FL 33602 crumbandcork-usa.com (813)221-7680 Aug 15: Michael Anthony Live Jazz, 8:30-11:30pm; 16: Scott Murley Jazz Trio--Live Jazz!, 8:30-11:30pm; 22: Michael Anthony, 8:30-11:30pm.
Don Cesar Resort Lobby Bar: 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 loewshotels.com/Don-CeSar-Hotel (727)360-1881. 8pm-midnight, Every Thur, Fri, & Sat: Paul Krueger Jazz Quartet - Paul Krueger/grand piano, Rodney Rojas/saxes & clarinet, Bill Pillucere/acoustic bass; Joe Bencomo/drums.
Dunedin Smokehouse: 471 Main St., Dunedin FL 34698 thedunedinsmokehouse.com 8-11pm, Aug 30: Ramblegrass.
Ella's Folk Art Café: 5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603 ellasfolkartcafe.com (813)234-1000 TBA
Euphemia Haye Restaurant:5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key FL 34228 euphemiahaye.com (941)383-3633. 7:30-11pm, Every Sat & Sun: Mike Markaverich. RESTAURANT CLOSED FROM SEPTEMBER 1ST TO SEPTEMBER 26 FOR SUMMER VACATION & RENOVATIONS.
Five O'clock Club: 1930 Hillview Street, Sarasota, FL 34239 5oclockclub.net (941)366-5555 9pm-1am, Every Mon: Blues Jam w/Al Fuller & Co. (Good as of 4/6/13).
Garden Café: 14227 7th St., Dade City, FL 33523 (352)567-7277 dineinthegarden.com, Indoor & outdoor fine dining cafe, located right in the heart of beautiful, historic downtown Dade City, serving Mon - Fri: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sun: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Winedown Fridays to resume in October. Map This Location
Gaspar's Grotto: 1805 E. 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605 gasparsgrotto.com (813)248-5900 9pm-12:30am, Every Wed: Blues and BarBQ Open Jam.
Green Iguana Bar & Grill: 4029 S Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629 greeniguana.com (813)837-1234 10pm-2am-ish, Every Mon: House of Troubles Blues Jam Hosted by B3 Dean & Benny on bass.
Hanger Restaurant & Flight Lounge: 540 1st St SE, St Petersburg, FL 33701 thehangarstpete.com (727)823-7767 8-10pm, Every First Mon: Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Club Jam.
Hideaway Café: 1756 Central Avenue, Saint Petersburg, FL 33712 hideawaycafe.biz (727)644-7895 7:30, Every First Tue: Sun Coast Blues Society First Tuesday Blues Jam.
Karl Reef: 6307 Grand Boulevard, New Port Richey, FL 34652 (727) 848-7838 8pm-midnight, Every Wed: Open Mic Blues Jam with Shawn Paige Blues Band.
Kazu's: 6566 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231 kazus2srq.com (941)922-5459 7:30–10:30pm, Every Tue: Keven Aland .
Levee: 20583 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Dunnellon, FL 34431-6737 leveemusicbar.com (352)465-3890 7pm, Every Tues: Live Jazz with Rudy Turner; 8pm, Every Thur: Blues Jam w/ Jimmy Sparks; 2-6pm, Every Sat: Jimmy Sparks Band.
Lobster Pot Bistro: 478 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 lobsterpotrestaurant.com (727)446-8809 Live Music Wednesday thru Sunday. Entertainment starts at 6pm on week nights and 8pm weekends. SUMMER JAZZ SERIES! All Summer Series Shows Start at 6pm. Reservations at (727)446-8809. Aug 17: Les Sabler; Sept 28: Marc Antoine. MAP
Mahaffey Theater: 400 First St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 mahaffeytheater.com (727)892-5710 8pm, Oct 19: Lyle Lovett; Feb 24: Ramsey Lewis Electric Band w/ Philip Bailey from Earth, Wind & Fire; April 12: Smokey Robinson.
Mandalay Grill: 395 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33767 mandalaygrill.net (727)441-3424 Every Sun: Johnny Greenwell & Tim Heding Blues Nite.
Mandarin Hide: 231 Central Ave, St. Petersburg FL 33701 mandarinhide.com (727)231-4007 Every Wed: Ray Biscoglia Trio w/ Nate Najar(when not touring)(Jazz & Blues Florida July 2014 Featured Artist) . MAP
Marina Jacks: 2 Marina Place, Sarasota,. FL 34236 marinajacks.com (941)365-4232 6-10pm, Every Wed: The Venturas.
Mattison's City Grille: 1 North Lemon Avenue, downtown Sarasota, FL 34236 mattisons.com (941)330-0440 8pm-midnight Every Sat: TC & The Trouble Makers; 7-10pm Every Sun: Debbie Keeton Jazz Quartet; 7-11pm, Every Thur: The Venturas; 7-11pm, Every Wed: Big T & The Tornadoes.
Meadows Village Pub: 5013 Ringwood Meadows, Sarasota, FL 34235 meadowsvillagepub.com (941)342-9135 6:30pm, Every Sun: Blues Jam hosted by Velvet Hammer or Bluestar.
MidFlorida Credit Union Ampitheatre: 4802 US Hwy 301 North Tampa, FL 33610 Sept. 10: ZZ Top and Jeff Beck.
Nauti Nancy's: 700 Eldridge St, Clearwater, FL 33755 (727)446-3717, Every Tues, 7-10pm, Patty's Juke Joint Jam hosted by Patty Sanphy. (checked 7/13/14)
Ocean Blues: 1936 Hillview Street, Sarasota, FL 34239 CLOSED AS OF 8/1/14
Old Mill House Gallery and Printing Museum : 10466 W. Yulee Drive (Hwy. 490) Homosassa, FL 34448 ncfblues.com Sept 7: Nature Coast Friend of Blues Society Benefit for Susan Mitchell w/ Jim "Boe Cat" Anderson, Shades of Gray, Sally Smith Rebecca Pujals Jones, Ben Medrano, Pete Smith, Keith Mitchell and many more talented musicians. $10 minimum donation, noon-4pm; Nov 1: Nature Coast Friend of Blues Society’s 19th Annual Blues’n Bar-B-Que 2012 Festival. Performers TBA.
Olive Grove: 15016 Rester Dr., Brooksville, FL 34613 floridaconcerts.org (352)345-5940 Fall Olive Harvest Festival. FREE. Workshops will run from 11am to 5pm beginning with Soap Making 11am and 2pm, Curing Olives 12pm & 3pm, Making Ancient Style Olive Oil Lamps 1pm & 4pm. All musicians and party goers be sure to stay late and join the Fireside & Guitar Folk Circle, starts at 6pm.Oct 5: DeLei'ed Parrots Trop Rock Band, Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton, Amber Lee.
Ophelia's on the Bay: 9105 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key, Sarasota. Call 941-349-2212 as reservations are suggested. Sunday Jazz Brunch.
Paladium Theater at St. Petersburg College: 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg FL 33701 mypalladium.org (727)822-3590 Aug 15: Selwyn Birchwood (Jazz & Blues Florida June 2014 Edition Featured Artist); 22: Betty Fox Band; 29: La Lucha featuring Jun Bustamante; Feb 24: Ramsey Lewis & Philip Bailey; April 12: Smokey Robinson. MAP
Ricky P's Orleans Bistro: 1113 Central Avenue, St Petersburg, FL 33705 (727) 821-4061 Every Sunday: Jazz Brunch 11am-3pm. 7-10pm, Aug 19: Josh Gibson;
Ringside Café: 16 2ND STREET N., Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701 ringsidecafe.net (727)894-8465 9:30pm-1:30am, Every Sun: Blues Jam.
Ruby's Elixir: 15 3rd St N, St Petersburg, FL 33701 rubyselixir.com (727)-898-9322 8-11pm, Every Sun: Jimmy Griswald Duo; 8-11pm, Every Wed: Lounge Cats Duo.
Ruth Eckerd Hall: 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater FL 33759 rutheckerdhall.com (727)791-7060 8pm, Aug 16: Rock n Blues Fest Tribute to Johnny Winter w/ Kim Simmonds (Jazz & Blues Florida August 2014 Featured Artist), Edgar Winter Band, and more; Oct 23: Jourma Kaukonen; Jan 26: Glenn Miller Orchestra; Feb 22: Tom Rush.
Skipper's Smokehouse: 910 Skipper Road, Tampa, FL 33613 skipperssmokehouse.com (813)971-0666 Aug 26: Ellie Lee & Blues Fury.
Sneaky's: 7500 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL 33771 (727)536-9000. sneakysbar.com, 8-midnight, Every Wed: House of Trouble Blues Jam.
Studio @620: 620 First Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 thestudioat620.org (727)895-6620 Sept 10: Clinic Jazz Quartet - An Evening of Experimental Jazz, 7pm, An intimate evening of avant garde jazz and improvisation with "The Clinic" Quartet. Listen to atmospheric and improvised jazz with "The Clinic" featuring: David Pate (saxophones/ woodwinds), Jim Stewart (drums/world percussion), Bill Folwell (bass, trumpet), Ella "Stella" Fredrickson (theremin/amplified cello); Nov 21, 22, 23: GenYes Project w/ La Lucha. A Concept to Performance Accelerator for Jazz, Dance, & Theatre Artists of the Millennial Generation made possible by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to increase demand at the Studio@620. MAP
Tahitian Lounge: 2337 US Highway 19, Holiday, FL 34691 (727)943-0569 8pm-midnight, Every Tues: Jody Young Rockin' Blues Jam. (entered 11/26/13)
Tangerine Greenway: 5022 Tangerine Ave S Gulfport, FL 33707 TangerineBluesFest.com (727)327-3509
Tangerine Blues Fest 2014, Sept 27: David Gerald, Stray Dog and the Wolves, Joe "Survial" Caruso - Hot and Spicy New Orleans Blues (1:45 to 3:15), Little Mike & The Tornadoes (3:30 to- 5:15), Marty Stokes Band(5:30 to 7:45), Betty Fox Band(8 to 9:30). MAP
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall: 777 N. Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL 34236 vanwezel.org (800)826-9303 Dec 13: Diana Krall.
Wild Indian Saloon: 1158 7th St NW, Largo, FL 33770 (727)588-7660 9pm-midnight, Every Wed: Blackjack Blues
Wine Toad: 14251 Powell Road, Brooksville, FL 34609 (352)796-9463 9-11pm, Every “Last Thursday” of the month: Rick Hatfield Solo.
Ybor City Jazz House: 1611 E 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605 YborCityJazzHouse.com (813)443-2105 Live Jazz/R&B. Thu - Sat, 7:30pm-1am.
Ziti Italian-American-Asian Restaurant: 3501 South Tamiami Trail (US 41), Sarasota, FL (In the Southgate Mall) Every Wednesday 6-9pm: The Shelly Torman Trio. Call 941-706-1281 for reservations (There will be a $$ minimum for food and drink.)