North of The Keys to, and including, Venice, and west of Miami/Dade, Broward, Palm Beach; (Monroe, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte & Lee Counties) (Metropolitan areas of Naples, Ft. Myers, Port Charlotte)
Barrel Room at the Twisted Vine Bistro: 2214 Bay Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 MAP barrelroomfortmyers.com (239)333-2225 7-10pm, Every Thurs: The Dan Miller - Lew Del Gatto Quartet w/ Dan Miller (trumpet), Lew Del Gatto (tenor saxophone), Brandon Robertson (bass) and Tony Vigilante (drums); JUN 23: Ray Fuller & The BluesRockers, 9pm.
Big Blue Brewing: 4721 SE 10th Pl, Cape Coral, FL 33904 MAP bigbluebrewing.com (239)471-2777 9pm-12am, MAY 12: Marty Stokes Band.
Buckingham Blues Bar: 5641 Buckingham Rd. Fort Myers, FL 33905 MAP buckinghambar.com (239)693-7111. All shows at 8pm(summer hours). Every SUN: Open Blues Jam w/Tommy Lee Cook (3-6pm); Every WED: Blues Jam Night w/ Tommy Lee Cook (8-11pm); Every SAT when there is not a Backyard Blues Fest: EclecticElectric w/Tommy Lee, TBone Funk & Cool as Hell Larry Bell on pedal steel, 3-6; FRI/SAT shows (free or pay) are NO SMOKING. APR 28: Packrat's Smokehouse; MAY 6: Backyard Blues Fest w/ Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues, TBA & TLC & The Heathens, $10, 2-11pm; 20: Tommy Z; 27: Backyard Blues Fest w/ Albert Castiglia Band, The 24th Street Wailers & TLC & The Heathens,$10, 2-11pm.
Center for Performing Arts – Hinman Auditorium: 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 MAP artcenterbonita.org (239)495-8989 Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Concert Series. APR 27: Music at the Moe: Classical Jazz Quartet, This program features the Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano by Claude Bolling and a mix of original and jazz standards, 7:30pm.
Froggy's Bar: 3620 Stringfellow Rd, St James City, FL 33956 MAP facebook.com/froggys.bar (239)283-3773 6-10p, TBA
Gulf Coast Town Center: 9903 Gulf Coast Main Street, Ft. Myers, FL 33913 MAP gulfcoasttowncenter.com (239)267-0783 MAY 20: Marty Stokes Band, 7-9pm, Free.
Kingsway Country Club: 13625 Kingsway Circle, Lake Suzy FL 34269 www.ccjazz.org Jazz Hotline (941)766-9422. Charlotte County Jazz Society Sunday Jam Sessions. Bring your “axe” and sit in with a great rhythm ensemble. Admission non-members $5. All times 1-4pm. Musicians performing at the Jam, sitting in with the band, are admitted free. Members and the general public alike are welcome and it’s a great chance to meet and get to know some of your fellow aficionados. Musicians who like to play jazz are welcome to sit in. Food and beverages are available at the venue and very reasonably priced. APR 30.
Naples Art Association: 585 Park Street, Naples FL 34102 stayinmay.com Festival Office: (239)390-2788, Ticket Hotline: (888)613-8488 StayInMay Festival. APR 25 - MAY 14, 2017. The StayinMay Festival (formerly the ArtsNaples World Festival Inc.) has now produced five world-class festivals with over 60,000 attendees featuring the best of the cultural arts of Russia, the Latin Americas, Italy and France. Throughout multiple and unique venues across Naples, The StayInMay Festival presents concerts and events spanning art, chamber music, cinema, culinary, dance, opera, fashion, theater and orchestra. The StayInMay Festival combines the best of the arts in Naples with amazing talent from around the globe. SEE CALENDAR FOR COMPLETE SCHEDULE & INFO. Jazz Highlight - 9: Arturo Sandoval, 2pm, TICKETS.
Nemo's Sports Bistro at HeadPinz: 1899 Del Prado Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33990 MAY 19: Marty Stokes Band (7-10pm).
Porkys Road House: 4300 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte, FL 33980 MAP (941)404-8394 facebook.com/porkysroadhousepc Blues Series Brought to you by The Phoenix Radio, Two Brothers Entertainment and Mill Jenn Entertainment. APR 27: Harper & Midwest Kind, 7pm, TICKETS.