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Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar
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Live music nightly. Tiki Trivia 3 p.m. and Karaoke 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Stone Crab Steve Arvey, 7 p.m. Thursdays. 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.
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.
The Dive Bombers, 7 p.m. Dec. 21. Applebutter Exprress, 8 p.m. Dec. 22; $10. Albert Castiglia Band, 8 p.m. Dec. 23; $12/$15. Stretch’s Acoustic Jam, noon-4 p.m. Dec. 24 with holiday potluck. Closed Dec. 25. All shows are non-smoking. 4343 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton, 941-795-3886 or aceslivemusic.com.
Live music most nights. 6916 14th St. W., Bradenton, 941-758-5249.
Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub & Grill
Jack Tamburine, 6 p.m. and Flight 19, 10 p.m. Dec. 22. Gumbo Boogie, 6 p.m. and Jester X, 10 p.m. Dec. 23. Closing at 6 p.m. Dec. 24. Open at noon Dec. 25.TC & The Troublemakers, Dec. 26. Taylor & Taylor, 6 p.m. Dec. 27. Karaoke party, 10 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Don Huntsinger, 5 p.m. Mondays. Rye Road Unplugged, 6-10 p.m. Thursdays. NFL Experience Sundays. 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
Clam Jam, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Live music most nights. 10104 Cortez Road, 941-798-9898.
Billy Rice, Dec. 21. Kettle of Fish, Dec. 22. 5Minus3, 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.
Fraternal Order of Eagles, Eagle Village, Aerie 3171
Jack Tamburine 6-9 p.m. Dec. 21 and 28. Messenger, 8:30 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31. Live music Thursdays and Sundays. 5831 15th St. E., Bradenton, 941-756-2113.
The Last Call Tavern
Karaoke 8 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays. 2604 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton, 941-744-1586.
Mattison’s City Grille
Live music on weekends. 101 Riverfront Blvd., #120, Bradenton, 941-896-9660.
Mondays: Trivia Night 7 p.m. Tuesdays: Live music, 6 p.m., Yoga 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays: Karaoke 8 p.m. Thursdays: Brad Yost, 6 p.m.. Friday: Babyl, 7-11 p.m. Saturday: IPA Dance Band, 7-11 p.m. Saturday Christmas Comedy Show with live stand up. Sunday: Sandi Grecco and free poker, 3 p.m., Pet Extravaganza (1-4 p.m. third Sundays only). All shows no cover. College and NFL football. 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. 22. Music noon-4 p.m. Dec. 23. Dive Bar Club, noon-4 p.m. Dec. 24. Open Dec. 25. Free pool 7 p.m. Mondays. Dive Bar Club, 8 p.m.-midnight Thursdays. Karaoke, 9 p.m. Saturdays. 4511 U.S. 41 N., Palmetto, 941-729-5442 or peggyscoral.net.
Polo Grill & Bar
10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. 941-782-0899, 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
Jimi Banks, 4 p.m. and Twinkle and Rock Soul Radio, 7 p.m. Dec. 8. Bedlam, 2 p.m. and Groove Band, 7 p.m. Dec. 9. Goodbye Eddie, 1 p.m. and Gabrielle Newelle, 5 p.m. Dec. 10. Groove Sharks, 6 p.m. Dec. 13. Karaoke, 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Music most nights. 5717 18th St. E., Ellenton, 941-722-2391 or woodysriverroo.com.
McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre
1923 Ringling Blvd., 941-925-3869 or mccurdyscomedy.com.
The Starlite Room
John Russo, “Classic American Songbook,” 6 p.m. Tuesdays. John Russo’s New Year’s Eve, “20th Century Un-Limited,” 8 p.m. Dec. 31. 1001 Cocoanut Ave., 941-702-5613.
Live music. Al Fuller’s blues jam, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Gospel Brunch with Truality and Sarasota Blues Jam, Sundays. 1525 Fourth St., 941-388-7539.
Five O’Clock Club
Live music showcasing a varied selection of musical talent: Blues, Funk, Pop, R&B, Rock, Motown, Ska, Reggae, DJ’s and more - from local and national acts. 1930 Hillview St., 941-366-5555.
Steve Arvey’s jazz session, 7-10 p.m. Mondays. 525 Kumquat Ct. Information: 941-894-6469.
The Gator Club
Live music Thursday-Saturdays. 1490 Main St., 941-366-5969 or thegatorclub.com.
Mattison’s City Grille
Russel at noon, and Debbie Keeton Jazz Quartet, 7 p.m. Sundays. Lisa Ridings Band, 6 p.m. Mondays and 8 p.m. Saturdays. Local band of the week, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays. The Venturas, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Local band of the week, 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays. Glass Onion Band, every third Friday of the month. Corner of Lemon and Main streets, 941-330-0440.
Mattison’s Forty One
Live music most nights. 7275 S. Tamiami Trail, 941-921-3400 or mattisons.com.