Bars & Clubs: May 23-29

May 23, 2013 

BARS & CLUBS: Places to go

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MANATEE

ACOUSTIC

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.

COUNTRY

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.

DJ/TOP 40

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.

ROCK/BLUES

Aces Live: 4343 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton

Tanya and Matt 6:30-9:30 p.m. and A Gentleman Army 10 p.m., May 23 (no cover). Mama's Love, 9 p.m. May 24; $5. Kelly Richey Band, 9 p.m. May 25; $8-$12. KoKo Ray and The Soul Proviers, 5 p.m. May 26 (no cover). 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

Josh Nwankwo, 6 p.m. May 23. Micha Welch, 6 p.m. Fridays. 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

Taylor and Taylor 6-10 p.m. and Flight 19 10 p.m.-midnight, May 24. Wikked Jester, 9 p.m.-midnight May 25. 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

Terry Helm, May 23. Natural Vibes, May 24. R.J. Howson, May 25. Doug Deming and The Jewel Tones, May 26. 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

Poker nights, Sundays-Mondays. Gulf Drive Band 5:30 p.m. and Trivia with Steve-O 7:30 p.m., 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

Ben Meyer, May 24. Mac McConnell 2-6 p.m. and karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. May 25. Veterans Appreication Day: Shadowchasers, noon-4 p.m. May 26. 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

Kyle Shell 1 p.m. and Big Daddy 7 p.m. May 24. Rum 1 p.m. and Donkey Punch 7 p.m. May 25. Larry Lewis 6 p.m. May 26. Thom Parks 6 p.m. May 28. 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

Coastal Jamz, 6 p.m. May 23. Matt Brown, 4 p.m., Messenger 7 p.m., dance party 11 p.m.-2 a.m. May 24. Ron Berringer 2 p.m., Goodbye Eddie 7 p.m., dance party 11 p.m. May 25. Taylor and Taylor 1 p.m., Ron Berringer, 5 p.m. May 26. Gary Coco, 1 p.m. May 27.Karaoke, 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays. Music most nights. Information: 941-722-2391 or www.woodysriverroo.com.

SARASOTA

COMEDY

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.

JAZZ

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.

PIANO

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.

ROCK/BLUES

The Blue Rooster: 1525 Fourth St.

Come Back Alice, 8:30-11:30 p.m. May 23. Grant Peeples, 9 p.m.-midnight May 24; $5. Florida Mountain Boys, 9 p.m.-midnight May 25. Liz Pennock and Doctor Blues, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and The Collective, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. May 26. Nic and Ari, 7-10 p.m. May 28. Bird Tribe Jaz Funk Band, 8-11 p.m. May 29. Live music nightly. Information: 941-388-7539.

Five O'Clock Club: 1930 Hillview St.

Come Back Alice and My Generation, May 24. The Boneshakers, May 25. 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.

TOP 40

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.

TAMPA/ST. PETERSBURG

COMEDY

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.

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