BARS & CLUBS: Places to go
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Anna Maria Oyster Bar, Halfway: 6906 14th St. W., Bradenton
Dan Mobley, 4-7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Frankie Lombardi, 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays. Scott McConoughey 4-7 p.m. Fridays and 7-10 p.m. Saturdays. David Springer 7-10 p.m. Fridays. Information: 941-758-7880.
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.
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.
Tommy Knockers Saloon: 5627 14th St. W.
Dancing and karaoke with DJ Scott and Beverly, 9 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Information: 941-752-3535.
Aces Live: 4343 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton
Tanya & Matt, 6:30 p.m. May 16. Michael Allman Band, 9 p.m. May 17; $7/$10. Wikked Jester, 9 p.m. May 18; $3. Terry Helm, 2-5 p.m. on the deck and Gumbo Boogie, 5-9 p.m. May 19. Free juke box, 5-10 p.m. Mondays-Tuesdays. R.J. Howson Band, 8 p.m. Wednesdays (no cover). Information: 941-795-3886 or www.AcesLiveMusic.com.
Arts and Eats: 1114 12th St. W., Bradenton
Open Mic, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Donna, Thursdays. Michael Welch, Fridays. Live music Saturday nights. Information: 941-201-6647.
The Beachhouse Restaurant: 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
Live music most nights, 6-10 p.m. Information: 941-779-2222.
Bubbas Too Bar and Grill: 5435 15th St. E., Bradenton
Karaoke with Faye, 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 p.m. Saturdays. Live music, 9 p.m. Fridays. Pool tournaments, 3 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 941-756-3237.
Clancy's Irish Sports Pub & Grill: 6218 Cortez Road
Blue Mason Duo, 6-10 p.m. and Katalyst, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. May 17. Watching Wendy, May 18. Jack Tamburin, May 19. Doug Bidwell, 6-10 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. Trivia, 7 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
Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones, May 16. RJ Howson, May 17. Straight Up, May 18. Frankie Lombardi, May 19. 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.
Grizzly's Den: 2505 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton
Live music Fridays-Saturdays. Information: 941-896-3156.
The Last Call Tavern: 2604 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton
Free pool and steel tip dart tournament Tuesdays. Weenie Wednesdays. Ladies Night Thursdays. Soft tip dart tournament Fridays. Information: 941-744-1586.
Mannatees Sports Grill: 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton
Henry Lawrence, 7:30 p.m. May 17. Soul R Coaster, 7 p.m. May 18. Gulf Drive Band, 5:30 p.m. May 21. Poker nights, Sundays-Mondays. Trivia nights with Steve-O, Tuesdays. TC and the Troublemakers, Wednesdays. Billy Rice, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Information: 941-794-1400
Peggy's Corral: 4511 U.S. 41 N., Palmetto
Brian Leneschmidt Band, May 17. Mac McConnell 2-6 p.m. and karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. May 18. Whiskey Blind, noon-4 p.m. May 19. Free pool Tuesdays. Information: 941-729-5442 or www.peggyscoral.net.
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, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Ethan Alexander, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Fridays live music on the Patio 6-9 p.m. 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
Tropical Ave., 7 p.m. May 17. Noel Harris, 1 p.m. and Cherry Bombs 7 p.m. May 18. Larry Lewis 6 p.m. May 19. Will Scott, 6 p.m. May 21. Ricci Dagaetano, 6 p.m. Thursdays and 1 p.m. Sundays. Jimmy Regan, 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.
Woody's River Roo: 5717 18th St. E., Ellenton
Taylor & Taylor, 6 p.m. May 16. Don, 4 p.m., Shotgun Justice 7 p.m., dance party 11 p.m.-2 a.m. May 17. Kool Breeze 2 p.m., The Groove 7 p.m., dance party 11 p.m. May 18. Karaoke, 6-10 p.m. 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 p.m. with added late shows Friday-Saturday at 9:15 p.m. Information and reservations: 941-925-3869 or www.mccurdyscomedy.com.
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.
The Blue Rooster: 1525 Fourth St.
Blue Star Band, 8:30-11:30 p.m. May 16. Bodie Valdez, 9 p.m.-midnight May 17. Kara Nally Band, 9 p.m.-midnight May 18. RJ Howson, 6:30-9:30 p.m. May 19. Bird Tribe, 8-11 p.m. May 20. Al Fuller, 7-10 p.m. May 21. Ted Stevens & the Doo-Shots, 8-11 p.m. May 22. Live music nightly. Information: 941-388-7539.
Five O'Clock Club: 1930 Hillview St.
The Boneshakers, May 17-18. Al Fuller blues jam, Mondays. Tuff Sons Tuesdays. Come Back Alice and Tony Tyler Band on Wednesdays. Democracy on Thursdays. 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
Jazz Club of Sarasota Jam Sessions with Jerry Eckert, Dave Hubbell and David Pruyn, 3-5:30 p.m. Sundays; $5 guests, free to participating musicians. Indigo blues night, 4-7 p.m. Fridays. Information: 941-487-3818 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, 7 p.m. Sundays. The Monday Night Jazz Jam, 8 p.m. Mondays. Information: 941-366-3010 or www.oceanblues.net.
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. Saturdays. 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
All shows 21 and older, except the 10:30 p.m. Friday show, and are non-smoking. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Information: 813-864-4000 or www.improvtampa.com.