BARS & CLUBS: Places to go
Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar: 135 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach
Reid Frost, 8 p.m. Aug. 2. Greg Roche, 9 p.m. Aug. 3. Larry Rich 1:30 p.m., Reid Frost 9 p.m. Aug. 4. Larry Rich 1:30 p.m. Aug. 5. Larry Stokes, 8 p.m. Aug. 6. Swamp Donkie, 8 p.m. Aug. 8 Information: 941-778-4849.
Joyland: 6424 14th St. W., Bradenton
Line dance classes 7-9 p.m. and DJ all night Wednesdays. DJ Trevor and live music Fridays and Saturdays, doors open at 7 p.m. Information: 941-756-6060 or www.joylandcountry.com.
Fan-Atics: 4669 Cortez Road, Bradenton
Ladies night with live DJ, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesdays. Information: 941-761-0833.
New Attitudes: 3601 14th St. W., Bradenton
Ricci D, 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. DJ Flipmode, 9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Information: 941-896-8850.
Beck's: 611 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton
Bonnie Gray, 6-9 p.m. Aug. 3. American and German folk music by Klement Kackovic, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays (no cover). Information: 941-748-3737.
Kojak's Rib House: 1631 Eighth Ave. W., Palmetto
Steve Arvey with Dr. Bob on Thursdays. Music starts at 7 p.m. Information: 941-729-8986.
Oneco Rose Lounge and Package: 5108 15th St. E., Suite 402, Bradenton
Karaoke every Wednesday and Saturday with Faye. Information: 941-756-8790.
Ace's Live: 4343 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton
Josh Garrett Band, 8 p.m. Aug. 2 (no cover). Have Gun Will Travel and Matt Woods, 9 p.m. Aug. 3; $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Mitch Clark Band, 9 p.m. Aug. 4 (cover). Tim Chandler, 5-9 p.m. Aug. 5 (no cover). Damon Fowler's Sugar Shack Monday, 8:30 p.m. Mondays. Charlie Whitt Acoustic, 8 p.m. Tuesdays (no cover). Blues Jam with R.J. Howson, 8 p.m. Wednesdays (no cover). Information: 941-795-3886 or www.4aceslounge.com.
The Beachhouse Restaurant: 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
Live music most nights, 6-10 p.m. Information: 941-779-2222.
CaddyShak Bar and Grille: 6600 River Club Blvd., Bradenton
Carmen's Italian Cafe and 515 Martini Bar: 515 27th St. E., Bradenton
Earl King 6:30-10 p.m. Saturdays. Karaoke 10 p.m. Fridays. Information: 941-745-1540.
Clancy's Irish Sports Pub & Grill: 6218 Cortez Road
Doug Bidwell, 6-10 p.m. Mondays. TC & The Troublemakers, 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays. Jay Crawford, 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Russ Adams Project, 6-10 p.m. Thursdays. Information: 941-794-2489 or www.clancysirishsportspub.com.
Cork's Cigar Bar: 425 Old Main St.
DJ Night with Rafferty, 10 p.m. Saturdays. Doug Demming and the Jewel Tones, 8:30 p.m. Sundays. Muffin Men, 8 p.m. Mondays. Open jam 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Information: 941-744-2589 or www.corkscigarbar.com.
Cortez Clam Factory: 10104 Cortez Road
The Stovers, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2. The Whoo Doos, 8 p.m. Aug. 3. Acoustic Knights, 8 p.m. Aug. 4. Al Owen, 6 p.m. Aug. 5. Markus Lee, 6 p.m. Aug. 6. Clam Jam, 7 p.m. Aug. 7. Johnny Congas, 7 p.m. Aug. 8. Live music most nights. Information: 941-798-9898.
Cortez Kitchen: 4528 119th St. W., Cortez
Live entertainment Friday-Sunday. Information: 941-798-9404.
D.Coy Duck's: 5410 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
Live music Friday and Saturday. Information: 941-778-5888.
Drift In No. 1: 120 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach
Janine, 8-11 p.m. Mondays. Russ, 7-11 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Chip, 8 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays. Will Scott, 8 p.m.-midnight Thursdays. Mystery band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturdays. Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sundays. Information: 941-778-9088.
Drift In No. 2: 2709 Cortez Road, Bradenton
Mike McConnell, 8 p.m.-midnight Mondays. Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Faultline, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays. Information: 941-755-9825.
The Factory (formerly known as Banana Factory): 6916 U.S. 41, Bradenton
Live music Fridays-Saturdays. Karaoke with Steve, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Information: 941-758-5249.
The Last Call Tavern: 2604 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton
Free pool and steel tip dart tournament Tuesdays. Soft tip dart tournament Wednesdays and Fridays. Information: 941-744-1586.
Mannatees Sports Grill: 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton
Poker nights, Mondays. Trivia nights with Steve-O, Tuesdays. Ladies nights, Wednesdays. Live entertainment, Saturdays. Service industry nights, Sundays. Information: 941-794-1400
Papa Joe's Sports Bar: 1242 Whitfield Ave.
Tommy Devine and Darren Falterman 7-11 p.m. Tuesdays. Karaoke with DJ Steve 8 p.m.-midnight Thursdays. Dakota Rose 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturdays. NFL Football on Sundays. Information: 941-727-0820.
Peggy's Corral: 4511 U.S. 41 N., Palmetto
Rock and Roll Night, Fridays. Karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight Thursdays and 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturdays. Information: 941-729-5442 or www.peggyscoral.net.
Pelican Pete's: 12012 Cortez Road, Bradenton
Dixieland Jazz Band, 7 p.m. Mondays. '50s Rock 'n' Roll evening, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The Wheedles with Lady Ta Ta, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Gumbo Boogie Band, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Karaoke with Jim & Dee, 8 p.m. Fridays. Don Hunsinger, 6:30 p.m. Saturdays. Island Swing Band, 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Information: 941-792-4822.
Pier 22, Twin Dolphin Marina: 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton
Live music nightly. Information: 941-748-8087.
Polo Grill and Bar: 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch
Franky Catalina Steel Drums, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Piano bar open 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Information: 941-782-0899 or pologrillandbar.com.
Riverhouse Reef and Grill: 995 Riverside Drive, Palmetto.
Live entertainment 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturdays. 4-7 p.m. Happy Hour daily. Information: 941-729-0616.
Sandbar Restaurant: 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria
Live music most nights. All performances 6-10 p.m. Information: 941-778-0444.
Tarpon Pointe Grill & Tiki Bar: 801 Riverside Drive E., Bradenton
Blues Casters, 7 p.m. Aug. 3. Ricci Dagaetano, 6 p.m. Thursdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Danny Fox, 6 p.m. Mondays. Live music most nights. Happy hour 3-6 p.m. daily. Information: 941-746-8700.
Tommy Knockers Saloon: 5627 14th St. W., Bradenton
Male Revue Extravaganza 9-11 p.m., followed by DJ and dancing, Aug. 2 (revue for ladies only, open to the public after 11 p.m.) Information: 941-752-3535.
Woody's River Roo: 5717 18th St. E., Ellenton
Taylor and Taylor, 6-10 p.m. Aug. 2. Matthew Huff 4-7 p.m., Smokey Daniels Band 7-11 p.m., dance party 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Aug. 3. Straight Up 2-6 p.m., Soul-R-Coaster 7-11 p.m., dance party 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Aug. 4. Caribbean Cowboy 1-5 p.m., Don Huntsinger 5-8 p.m. Aug. 5. Kids Karaoke, 6-10 p.m. Mondays. Karaoke, 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays. Information: 941-722-2391 or www.woodysriverroo.com.
McCurdy's Comedy Theatre: 3333 N. Tamiami Trail
Live comedy acts. Shows run Wednesday-Sunday at 7:30 p.m. with added late shows Friday-Saturday at 9:45 p.m. Information and reservations: 941-925-3869 or www.mccurdyscomedy.com.
The Cottage: 153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key
Dean Johanesen, 6-9 p.m. June 6 and every other Wednesday. Information: 941-312-9300
Starkeeper Cafe: 1734 Bamboo Lane
Open Mic with Dean Johanesen, 6-9 p.m. Mondays. Information: 941-955-9434.
Michael's On East: 1212 East Ave. S.
Joe Micals performs the hits of Neil Diamond, Tony Bennett, Billy Joel and more at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Information: 941-366-0007.
Fresh Start Cafe: 630 S. Orange Ave.
Rochelle Seldin performs on piano on Fridays "Piano Bar Nights." Soloists and sing-alongs are welcome. Information: 941-373-1242.
Five O'Clock Club: 1930 Hillview St.
Democracy on Thursdays. Mumbo Jumbo and Come Back Alice, Aug. 3. The Crashers, Aug. 4. Super Bot, Sundays. Al Fuller blues jam, Mondays. The Cherry Bombs on Tuesdays. Come Back Alice and Tony Tyler Band on Wednesdays. Except where otherwise noted bands start at 10 p.m. daily. Admission is $3 for Friday and Saturday shows. Information: 941-366-5555.
The Gator Club: 1490 Main St.
The Cherry Bombs on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Boneshakers on Fridays. Information: 941-366-5969 or www.thegatorclub.com.
Hotel Indigo: 1223 Boulevard of the Arts
Indigo blues night, 4-7 p.m. Fridays. Information: 941-487-3800 or www.hotelindigo.com.
Mattison's City Grille: Corner of Lemon and Main streets
Debbie Keeton Jazz Quartet, 7-10 p.m. Sundays. Tropix, 6-10 p.m. Mondays. Jennifer Leigh and her New Digs, 7:30-11 p.m. Tuesdays. Local band of the week, 7-11 p.m. Wednesdays. The Venturas, 7:30-11 p.m. Thursdays. Local band of the week, 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays. The TC Allen Band, 7:30 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. Information: 941-330-0440.
Mr. Beery's Craft Beer Bar: 2645 Mall Drive, Gulfgate
Trivia night, 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Classic Vinyl Nights with DJ Eric and DJ Whitney, 8 p.m. Fridays. Information: 941-343-2854.
Ocean Blues: 1936 Hillview St.
Ocean Blues Jam, Sundays. David Smash, Mondays. R.J. Howson, Mike Koch and the Ocean Blues Revue, Tuesdays. Information: 941-366-3010 or www.oceanblues.net.
Pastimes Pub: 6540 Superior Ave.
The Elephant in the Room Band, 8:30 p.m. July 27; $5. Information: 941-924-7782.
White Horse British Pub: 6240 N. Lockwood Ridge Road
Dean Johanesen, 8:30 p.m. Saturdays. Frankie Lombardi, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Open Mic Nite, 7 p.m. Fridays. Information: 941-358-1353.
Darwin's on 4th: 1525 Fourth St., Sarasota
SRQ Ladies Night with DJ Imminent, 9 p.m. Thursdays. Information: 941-343-2165.
Mattison's Forty One: 7275 S. Tamiami Trail
Scott McFarlin, 6 p.m. Thursdays. Debbie Keeton, 6 p.m. Fridays. Sidney Wingfield, 6 p.m. July 28. Joe Thayer, 6:30 p.m. Sundays-Tuesdays. Rob Satori, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: 941-921-3400 or www.mattisons.com.
Improv Comedy Theater and Restaurant: 1600 E. Eighth Ave., C-112
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. All shows 21 and older, except the 10:30 p.m. Friday show, and are non-smoking. Information: 813-864-4000 or www.improvtampa.com.