(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.

Blue Rooster: 1525 Fourth Street, Sarasota FL 34236 (941)388-7539 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:  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. 

Mahaffey Theater: 400 First St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 MAP (727)892-5710  JUN 23: Arturo Sandoval - One of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. 8pm. 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 3: "Bossa Nova Guitars!" With the Nate Najar Trio and guitarist Phill Fest, TICKETS, 8pm; DEC 14: "Nate Najar's Jazz Holiday" w/ James Suggs, Jeff Rupert, Chuck Redd and Betty Fox, 8pm.
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.
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.