BARS & CLUBS: Places to go
Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar: 135 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach
Live music nightly. 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.
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.
Aces Live: 4343 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton
Gamble Creek Band, 9 p.m. Sept. 8. Mitch Clark Band, 9 p.m. Sept. 15. Gumbo Boogie Band, 5-9 p.m. Sept. 16. Damon Fowler's Sugar Shack Monday, 8:30 p.m. Mondays. 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.
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
Kettle of Fish 6-10 p.m., Whiskey Blind 10 p.m.-midnight, Sept. 7. Skyway Jumpers, 9 p.m.-midnight Sept. 8. Jack Tamburin 8-10 p.m., Gypsy Kings 10 p.m.-midnight, Sept. 14. Toga Party 8 p.m. and Big Daddy, 9 p.m.-midnight, Sept. 15. Doug Bidwell, 5-9 p.m. Mondays. TC & The Troublemakers, 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays. Jay Crawford, 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Rye Road Duo, 8-10 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
Live music most nights. Information: 941-798-9898.
Cortez Kitchen: 4528 119th St. W., Cortez
Michael Mac, Sept. 7. Tropix, Sept. 8. Zack, Sept. 9. Terry Helm, Sept. 13. Doug Demming and The Jewel Tones, Sept. 14. R.J. Howson, Sept. 15. Frankie Lombardi, Sept. 16. 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. Ladies Night Thursdays. Soft tip dart tournament 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
Straight Shooter, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sept. 7. Midnight Rush, Sept. 9. Out of Control, Sept. 14. WildStock and six bands, Sept. 16. Mac McConnell 2-6 p.m. and karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturdays. Free pool Tuesdays. 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.
Polo Grill and Bar: 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch
Franky Catalina, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Ethan Alexander, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Piano bar open 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Information: pologrillandbar.com.
Rasher Tierney's: 5106 14th St. W., Bradenton
Live entertainment on weekends. Information: 941-752-1531.
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
Ricci Degaetano, 6 p.m. Thursdays and Sept. 9. Brian McCarty, 6 p.m. Sept. 11. Doug Bidwell, 6 p.m. Sept. 18. Danny Fox, 6 p.m. Mondays. Taylor and Taylor, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Live music most nights. Happy hour 3-6 p.m. daily. Information: 941-746-8700.
Tommy Knockers Saloon: 5627 14th St. W.
Dancing and karaoke with DJ Scott and Beverly, 9 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Information: 941-752-3535.
Touch of Class: 5131 14th St. W., Bradenton
Act 3 Live, 3-7 p.m. Sept. 7. Information: 941-778-0706
Woody's River Roo: 5717 18th St. E., Ellenton
Taylor and Taylor, 6-10 p.m. Sept. 6. Karaoke, 6-10 p.m. Mondays-Tuesdays. Music most nights. 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.
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.
StoneFish and Rye Road, Sept. 7. The Boneshakers, Sept. 8 and 15. Mumbo Jumbo and That's So 80s, Sept. 14. Democracy on Thursdays. 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.
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.