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Bars & Clubs: March 12-18

BARS & CLUBS: Places to go

EDITOR'S NOTE: Email Bars & Clubs listings to calendar@bradenton.com. Information is due 10 days in advance of publication.



Anna Maria Oyster Bar, Halfway: 6906 14th St. W., Bradenton

Live entertainment on the deck Thursday-Saturday. Information: 941-758-7880.

Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar: 135 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach

Live music nightly. Information: 941-778-4849.

Island Time Bar and Grill: 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach

Live music most nights. Information: 941-782-1122.


Joyland: 5220 14th St. W., Bradenton

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. Information: 941-756-6060 or joylandcountry.com.


Sunset Grill Terra Ceia Bay: 2802 Terra Ceia Bay Blvd., Palmetto

Karaoke party, Fridays. DJ Dance Party, Saturdays. Live music, Sundays. Information: 941-721-9315.


Aces Live: 4343 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton

Boss Hawg, 9 p.m. March 13; $5. Reverend Peyton and his Big Damn Band, 9 p.m. March 14. Gumbo Boogie Band, 5 p.m. March 15. Third annual St. Paddy's Day benefit for Manatee Children's Services features music all day with R.J. Howson, Terry Blauvelt, Koko Ray Duo, Whiskey Blind and Billy Rice, begins at 1 p.m. March 17. Country, Bluegrass and folk jam, 7-11 p.m. Wednesdays. The Billy Rice Band, 7 p.m. Thursdays; $5. All shows are non-smoking. Information: 941-795-3886 or aceslivemusic.com.

Arts and Eats: 1114 12th St. W., Bradenton

Backyard Light Bites Friday Night Jazz Cafe 6-9 p.m. Live music, 6 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Open mic, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: 941-201-6647 or artsandeats@gmail.com.

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

Russ Adams Project 6-10 p.m., Twinkle 10 p.m.-midnight, March 13. TJ and The Cruisers, 9 p.m.-midnight March 14. Jack Tamburin, 5-9 p.m. March 15. Don Huntsinger, 6-10 p.m. Mondays. Paul Fournier Trio, 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays. Rye Road Duo, 8-10 p.m. Thursdays. Information: 941-794-2489 or clancysirishsportspub.com.

Cork's Cigar Bar: 425 Old Main St.

Margarita Mondays with taco bar. Beer pong, 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Texas Hold'em, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Live music, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Thursdays. DJ Night, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturdays. Information: 941-744-2589 or corkscigarbar.com.

Cortez Clam Factory: 10104 Cortez Road

Taylor and Taylor, March 12. Dreadnot, March 13. C. Knight and The Daze, March 14. Joe Smothers, March 15. Hot Rod Johnson, March 16. KoKo Ray, March 18. Clam Jam, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Live music most nights. Information: 941-798-9898.

Cortez Kitchen: 4528 119th St. W., Cortez

Natural Vibes, March 13. R.J. Howson, March 14. Tropix, March 15. 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: 6916 U.S. 41, Bradenton

Taylor and Taylor 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Karaoke, 9 p.m. most nights. Information: 941-758-5249.

Flying Dog Cafe: 419 Cortez Road, Bradenton

Live music most nights from 7:30-11 p.m. Information: 941-727-9663.

Fraternal Order of Eagles, Eagle Village, Aerie 3171, 5831 15th St. E., Bradenton

Travelers Band, 6-9 p.m. March 12. Capt. Carl, 4-7 p.m. March 15. TBA, March 19. Information: 941-720-1863.

The Last Call Tavern: 2604 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton

Trivia, 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Soft tip dart tournament Fridays. Information: 941-744-1586.

Peggy's Corral: 4511 U.S. 41 N., Palmetto

Ober River and his DUI's, March 13. Cory Simmons, 2-6 p.m. March 14. TBMN's "Back From Bike Week Bash," noon-4 p.m., March 15. Free pool Tuesdays 7 p.m. Ladies Night Wednesdays 7 p.m.-close. Bomb Night, 8 p.m.-midnight Thursdays. Information: 941-729-5442 or peggyscoral.net.

Polo Grill and Bar: 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch

Guilty Pleasures, March 13. Joel Fisher, March 14. Trivia, Tuesdays. Piano nights: Jordan Bush, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: 941-782-0899 or pologrillandbar.com.

Swordfish Grill: 4628 119th St. W., Cortez

Natural Vibes, Mondays. Larry Stokes, Tuesdays, Matt and Tanya, Wednesdays, Tim Chandler, Thursdays. Information: 941-798-2035.

Tarpon Pointe Grill & Tiki Bar: 801 Riverside Drive E., Bradenton

Taylor & Taylor, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Trivia, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Georgia & Mike, 5 p.m. Sundays. Live music most nights. Happy hour 3-6 p.m. daily. Information: 941-746-8700.

Woody's River Roo: 5717 18th St. E., Ellenton

3 Deep. 6 p.m. March 12. Gary CoCo 4 p.m., Evil Monkey 7 p.m., March 13. Wright Still Allstars Band 2 p.m., Version 3.0 7 p.m., March 14. MP + 3 1 p.m., Don Huntsinger 5 p.m., March 15. Gary CoCo, 1 p.m. March 16. Backstreet The Band, 6 p.m. March 18. Karaoke, 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays. Music most nights. Information: 941-722-2391 or woodysriverroo.com.



McCurdy's Comedy Theatre: 1923 Ringling Blvd.

Reservations and information: 941-925-3869 or mccurdyscomedy.com.


BodegaCharley's Grill and Cantina: 1936 Hillview St.

The Bob Minor Jazz Quartet 7 p.m., The Friday Night Jazz Jam 9 p.m., Fridays. Ocean's Eleven, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturdays. All music performance admissions are $5 each, with a two menu item minimum.Information: 941-364-5133 or bodegacharleys.com.


The Blue Rooster: 1525 Fourth St.

Ted Stevens and The Doo Shots, March 12. Ellie Lee and The Blues Fury, March 13. Doug Deming and The Jewel Tones, March 14. Billy Seward Group with Disney Wingfield, March 17. Suitcase Full of Blues, March 18. Gospel Brunch and Sarasota Blues Jam, Sundays. Jazz jam with Steve Arvey, Mondays. Live music Tuesday-Sunday. Information: 941-388-7539.

Five O'Clock Club: 1930 Hillview St.

McQueen, Mike Kach Band, March 13. Kettle of Fish, March 14. Ladies Night band jam, Sundays. Al Fuller blues jam, Mondays. RJ Howson, Mike Koch and Friends, Tuesdays. 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. Information: 941-366-5555.

The Gator Club: 1490 Main St.

Live music Thursday-Saturdays. Information: 941-366-5969 or thegatorclub.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.

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. Lisa Ridings Band, 6 p.m. Saturdays. Joe Thayer, 6:30 p.m. Sundays-Tuesdays. Rob Satori, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: 941-921-3400 or mattisons.com.