(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 OCT 12: Bruce Katz Band (TABLE RSVP RECOMMENDED!);  DEC 7: Ray Fuller and the BluesRockers (TABLE RSVP RECOMMENDED!); FEB 7: Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans.

Bradenton Blues Festival Riverwalk Amphitheater: 452 3rd Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205 MAP (941)621-6471  Bradenton Blues Festival. 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, NOV. 30: FREE "Blues Appetizer" w/ Memphis Rub Band 6–7:15pm, Bridget Kelly Band 7:45–9pm. SATURDAY, DEC. 1:  (TICKETS REQUIRED) FESTIVAL w/ Kelley Hunt 11am–12pm, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram 12:15–1:15pm, Harper & Midwest Kind 1:30–2:30pm, Chris Cain 2:45–3:45pm, Shakura S'Aida 4–5pm, Mr. Sipp 5:15–6:30pm, Welch-Ledbetter Connection 6:45–8pm. Trey Wanvig Between Sets All Day. TICKETS; SUNDAY, DEC. 2: BLUES BRUNCH at Mattison's City Grille Bradenton Riverwalk: 101 Riverfront Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34205 (TICKETS REQUIRED) w/ "Braille Blues Daddy" Bryan Lee 11am–1pm. TICKETS.

Charlie's Sushi & Japanese Restaurant: 1200 Cleveland Street, Clearwater FL 33755 MAP (717)515-4454 NEW monthly dinner jazz venue and series in Clearwater to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Presented by Cleveland Street Productions. Seating 6:30pm. Show 8pm. AUG 15: Brian Simpson - Inspired keyboardist, composer, prolific studio musician and producer. ONLINE TICKETS/RSVP for dinnner and show; SEP 26: Nils Jiptner - Chart-topping guitarist. ONLINE TICKETS/RSVP for dinnner and show.

Ella's Folk Art Café: 5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603 MAP  (813)234-1000 JUL 29: La Lucha, 4-7pm; AUG 3: Grand Marquis – American Roots, Blues and Prohibition-Era Jazz from Kansas City, 10pm-midnight.

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, 2018-2019 Season TBA.

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. 

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  "The Palladium. Your home for Jazz, Blues and More!"  JUL 27: Jeremy Carter: The Soul of Jazz; 28: The Dukes of Juke and Blue Dice; AUG 3: Nate Najar’s Bossa Nova Guitars w/ Phill Fest, Alejandro Arenas and Mark Feinman. Sidedoor. 8pm. TICKETS4: Little Jake and the Soul Searchers, 8p, TICKETS; 10: Jamie Perlow: Love Letters; 12: Sunday w/ the Rev. Billy C. Wirtz; 16: Jack Wilkins & Whitney James: Cannonball & Nancy; 17: Damon Fowler Trio; 25: Latimore!; SEP 7: Selwyn Birchwood; 14: La Lucha Album Release Concert; 15: Lauren Mitchell. 

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hard Rock Cafe: 5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610 MAP NOV 30: Ray Fuller and the BluesRockers ; DEC 1: Ray Fuller and the BluesRockers .

Camping with the BluesSertoma Youth Ranch: 85 Myers Road, Brooksville, Florida 34602 MAP  5th Annual CAMPING WITH THE BLUES Festival.  OCT 19, 20, 21: (19): 4PM-Campers Acoustic Jam, 5PM - Brody Buster, 6:15PM - LC Williams and the Driver, 7:30PM - Duffy Bishop, 8:45PM - JP Soars and the Red Hots. Jam to follow (20): 11AM - Campers Acoustic Jam, 12PM - Scott Ellison Band, 1:15PM - Packrats Smokehouse, 2:30PM - Prestage Brothers, 3:45PM - Gracie Curran & the High Falutin' Band, 5PM-6PM Dinner Break, 6PM - Beautiful Bobby Blackman, 7:30PM-Dirty Red and the Soul Shakers, 9PM - Mark May Band, Jam to follow. (21) 10AM - Campers Acoustic Jam, 11AM - Blues Doctors, 12:15PM - Amanda Fish Band, 1:30PM - Tas Cru & His Band of Tortured Souls, 2:45PM - Brandon Santini, JAM to follow. RV & rough camping available on-site. TICKETS & INFO.