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Anna Maria Oyster Bar, Halfway
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Live entertainment on the deck Thursday-Saturday. 6906 14th St. W., Bradenton, 941-758-7880.
Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar
Live music nightly. 135 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, 941-778-4849.
Freckled Fin Restaurant and Public House
Live music nightly. 101 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, 941-251-3930.
Island Time Bar and Grill
Live music most nights. 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, 941-782-1122.
Nicki’s West 59th Restaurant
Live entertainment, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 1830 59th St. W., 941-795-7065.
Live music most Wednesday-Saturday evenings. 101 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach, 941-281-2990 or wickedcantina.com.
Country line dance classes 7-9 p.m. and DJ Trevor all night Wednesdays, doors open at 6:30 p.m. Live music and DJ Trevor Fridays, doors open at 7 p.m. Live music and DJ Trevor Saturdays, doors open at 7 p.m. 5220 14th St. W., Bradenton, 941-756-6060 or joylandcountry.com.
Randy McNeeley Band 7 p.m. Dec. 22. Back Track Band, 8 p.m. Dec. 23; $5. Doc and BC, 5 p.m. Dec. 24. Closed for Christmas. Mark Skey and Frenz, 7 p.m. Dec. 26. Long Horn Cadillac, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28. Acoustic Jam, noon Sundays. Line dancing lessons 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Lunchtime trivia, noon Thursdays. All shows are non-smoking. 4343 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton, 941-795-3886 or aceslivemusic.com.
The Beachhouse Restaurant
Live music most nights, 6-10 p.m. 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, 941-779-2222.
Bubbas Too Bar and Grill
Live music, 8 p.m. Fridays. 5435 15th St. E., Bradenton, 941-756-3237.
Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub & Grill
Jack Tamburine, 6 p.m. Dec. 23. Bar closes 8 p.m. Dec. 24 and reopens noon Dec. 25. Danny Fox, 6 p.m. Dec. 27. NFL Experience at noon, Sundays. Don Huntsinger, 5 p.m. Mondays. Taylor and Taylor, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Rye Road Acoustic, 8-10 p.m. Thursdays. 6218 Cortez Road, 941-794-2489 or clancysirishsportspub.com.
Cork’s Cigar Bar
Live music, 7 p.m., DJ, 10 p.m. Saturdays. 425 Old Main St., 941-744-2589 or corkscigarbar.com.
Cortez Clam Factory
KoKo Ray duo, Dec. 22. Bedlam Band, Dec. 23. Doug South Band, Dec. 24. Brian McCarthy, Dec. 26. Black Velvet, Dec. 28. NFL Sundays. Clam Jam, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Live music most nights. 10104 Cortez Road, 941-798-9898.
Kettle of Fish, Dec. 23. Closed Dec. 24-25. Live entertainment Friday-Sunday. 4528 119th St. W., Cortez, 941-798-9404.
D. Coy Duck’s
Live music Friday and Saturday. 5410 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 941-778-5888.
Drift In No. 1
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. 120 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, 941-778-9088.
Drift In No. 2
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. 2709 Cortez Road, Bradenton, 941-755-9825.
Galbraith Group, Dec. 23. NexxLevel, Dec. 24. David Smash, Tuesdays. Ryan Carney, Wednesdays. Scott Curts, Thursdays. Other: cornhole and lawn games, NFL at noon Sundays. Yappy Hour, third Sunday of each month. 1014 Ninth St. W., Bradenton, 941-567-6218 or motorworksbrewing.com.
Oneco Rose Bar and Package
Mac and Mack Duo, 7-11 p.m. Fridays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Karaoke with Faye, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. 103 Cortez Road, Bradenton, 941-756-8790.
Whiskey Blind, 9 p.m. Dec. 23. Dammit Rod!, noon Dec. 25. Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. 4511 U.S. 41 N., Palmetto, 941-729-5442 or peggyscoral.net.
Polo Grill and Bar
10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, 941-782-0899 or pologrillandbar.com.
Steel City Bar and Grill
Karaoke and DJ entertainment Fridays. Pool League tournaments and DJ entertainment Saturdays. Live music, cornhole games and block party Sundays. 5254 SR 64 E., Bradenton, 941-243-3867.
Tim Chandler, noon Sundays. Natural Vibes, 5:30 p.m. Mondays. Strictly Blues with Jason Haram, 7 p.m. Thursdays. 4628 119th St. W., Cortez, 941-798-2035.
Woody’s River Roo
Caroline Davis Band, 6 p.m. Dec. 22. Duane 4 p.m., Bottom Line Band 7 p.m., Dec. 23. 3’s Company 2 p.m., Lee Stetson Band 6 p.m., Miller Lite Ugly Sweater Promo, 7 p.m. Dec. 24. Bar open at noon Dec. 25. Beat Street Band, Dec. 26. Black Velvet, 6 p.m. Dec. 28. Karaoke, 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Music most nights. 5717 18th St. E., Ellenton, 941-722-2391 or woodysriverroo.com.
World of Beer
497 Cortez Road W., Bradenton, 941-251-7800 or worldofbeer.com/locations/bradenton.
McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre
1923 Ringling Blvd., 941-925-3869 or mccurdyscomedy.com.
John Russo, 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. 6540 Superior Ave., 941-924-7171.
Il Panificio Gulf Gate
John Russo, 3 p.m. Sundays. 6644 Gateway Ave., 941-921-5570.
The Starlite Room
John Russo “Rat Pack” tribute, 6 p.m. Mondays. “Classic Crooning,” 7 p.m. Thursdays. 1001 Cocoanut Ave., 941-702-5613.
The Blue Rooster
Doug Deming and The Jewel Tones, Dec. 22. Ari and The Alibis, Dec. 23. Suitcase Full of Blues, Dec. 27. Sam Woolf, Dec. 28. Gospel Brunch with Truality and Sarasota Blues Jam, Sundays. Steve Arvey’s Jazz session, Mondays. 1525 Fourth St., 941-388-7539.
Five O’Clock Club
David Smash Band, Dec. 23. Jah Movement Reggae Band, Dec. 24. DJ Burke Reggae, Sundays. Al Fuller’s Blues Jam, Mondays. Come Back Alice, Wednesdays. Democracy on Thursdays. Except where otherwise noted bands start at 10 p.m. daily. Admission is $3 for Friday and Saturday shows. 1930 Hillview St., 941-366-5555.
The Gator Club
Live music Thursday-Saturdays. 1490 Main St., 941-366-5969 or thegatorclub.com.
Mattison’s City Grille
Brian Spainhower noon, Debbie Keeton Jazz Quartet, 7 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. Glass Onion Band, every third Friday of the month. The TC Allen Band, 7:30 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. Corner of Lemon and Main streets, 941-330-0440.
Nic and Ari, 5 p.m. Tuesdays. 1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 941-954-7400.
Mattison’s Forty One
Scott McFarland, 6 p.m. Thursdays. Debbie Keeton, 6 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Joe Thayer, 6:30 p.m. Sundays-Tuesdays. Dave Mankes, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. 7275 S. Tamiami Trail, 941-921-3400 or mattisons.com.