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There is a lot of great live music in and around Bradenton — you just have to know where to look.
The area attracts local and regional talent in genres including folk, jazz, blues, rock, hip-hop, punk, bluegrass, soul, country and classical.
Here are some live music highlights for this weekend.
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Empty Pockets at Fraternal Order of Eagles #3171
Warm up for the weekend with live music at the aerie on Thursday nights. Non-members are always welcome — just make sure to sign in at the door.
This week, Empty Pockets takes the stage. Empty Pockets plays the best of 1980s and ’90s country music.
Details: 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Fraternal Order of Eagles, 5831 15th St. E., Bradenton. No cover. Info: foeaerie3171.com.
Eric Von at Joyland Country Music Night Club
Eric Von is a country music singer-songwriter from Cortez with Nashville experience.
Catch him for a second performance on Saturday night.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Friday-2 a.m. Saturday. Joyland Country Music Night Club, 5520 14th St. W., Bradenton. $5. Info: joylandbradenton.com.
Trinity ON80 at Motorworks Brewing
There’s live music all weekend in the beer garden at Motorworks Brewing.
On Friday, pop rockers Trinity ON80 will perform. The band’s high-energy covers include “everything from Queen to U2 and Journey to Guns N’ Roses.”
Details: 7-11 p.m. Friday. Motorworks Brewing, 1014 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. No cover. Info: motorworksbrewing.com.
Kyle Shell at Bunny and Pirates on Tap
Kyle Shell plays music with a funk and a groove.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday. Bunny and Pirates on Tap, 12404 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. No cover. Info: facebook.com/bunnyandpirates.
Memphis Rub Band at Seafood Shack
Memphis Rub Band is a four-piece specializing in blues, R&B and rock and roll.
Details: 6-9 p.m. Friday. Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., Cortez. No cover. Info: seafoodshack.com.
Friday Night Dances at Bradenton Woman’s Club
Every Friday night, the Bradenton Woman’s Club opens its doors to the public for a night of social ballroom dancing.
Live music ranges from standards to 1940s, ’50s, ‘60s and contemporary numbers. Dance lessons are provided from 7-8 p.m.
It’s a BYOB affair (cups, ice and soda are available).
BWC also offers a dance social with live music every Sunday from 2-5 p.m. featuring romantic tunes, swing, cha-cha, rumba, polka and more.
Details: 8-10:30 p.m. Friday. Bradenton Woman’s Club, 1705 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. $10. Info: 941-773-0177. bradentonwomansclub.com.
Ari and the Alibis at Blue Rooster
Ari and the Alibis have a funky fusion sound that combines jazz, blues, funk, soul and rock into a smooth sonic concoction.
Details: 8-11 p.m. Saturday. Blue Rooster, 1525 Fourth St., Sarasota. $10. Info: blueroostersrq.com.
Ted Stevens and the Doo Shots at Darwin Brewing
Ted Stevens and the Doo Shots play jivin’ rockabilly.
Details: 7-10 p.m. Saturday. Darwin Brewing Company and Taproom, 803 17th Ave. W., Bradenton. No cover. Info: darwinbrewingco.com.
The Kat Crosby Band at Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille
The Kat Crosby Band plays “sophisticated blues with “a hint of jazz and hot guitar.”
Details: 7-11 p.m. Saturday. Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille, Downtown Bradenton, 101 Riverwalk Blvd., Bradenton. No cover. Info: mattisons.com/mattisons-riverwalk-grille-downtown-bradenton.
Florida Mountain Boys at Linger Lodge
The Florida Mountain Boys play original bluegrass, pure and simple.
Details: 7-10 p.m. Saturday. Linger Lodge Restaurant and RV Campground, 7205 85th St. Ct. E., Bradenton. Info: 941-755-2757; facebook.com/LingerLodge.
Mojo 5 at Island Time Bar and Grill
Mojo 5 plays classic rock and more.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday. Island Time Bar and Grill, 111 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach. No cover. Info: islandtimebarandgrill.com.
Ship of Fools at Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse
Ship of Fools is a Grateful Dead cover band with a revolving door of talented local musicians.
Details: 3-6 p.m. Sunday. 19 E. Road, Sarasota. No cover. Info: stottlemyerssmokehouse.com.
Jack Tamburine at Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub
Jack Tamburine lends his lively sound to country and rock favorites.
Details: 5-9 p.m. Sunday. Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub, 6218 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. No cover. Info: clancysirishsportspub.com.
Boss Hawg at Peggy’s Corral
Boss Hawg Band describes their sound as “down home country, hard rock and southern-fried boogie sounds.”
Details: Noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Peggy’s Corral, 4511 U.S. 41, Palmetto. No cover. Info: peggyscorral.net.