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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

The Devon Allman Band, 8 p.m. May 21; $20-$25. Scholars Word CD Release, 9 p.m. May 22; $5. Anni Piper, 9 p.m. May 23; $5. RJ Howson Band 5 p.m., no cover, Muphin Chuckers, A Gentleman Army, Stunt Sylvia, 9 p.m. May 24; $5. Flying Balalaika Brothers, Oleg form Red Elvises, 8 p.m. May 25; $10-$13. The Jason Haram Group, 7 p.m. Tuesdays. 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 6-10 p.m., Watching Wendy 10 p.m.-midnight, May 22. Bully For You, 9 p.m.-midnight May 23. Jack Tamburine, 5-9 p.m. May 24. Blue Mason, 6-10 p.m. May 27.Don Huntsinger, 6-10 p.m. Mondays. Rye Road Duo, 8-10 p.m. Thursdays. Information: 941-794-2489 or clancysirishsportspub.com.

Cork's Cigar Bar: 425 Old Main St.

Karaoke, Wednesdays. Live music, Thursdays. Live music, 7 p.m., DJ, 10 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 941-744-2589 or corkscigarbar.com.

Cortez Clam Factory: 10104 Cortez Road

Tropix, May 21. KoKo Ray Band, May 22. Bodie Valdez Band, May 23. Brian McCarthy, May 24. Mike McConnell, May 25. Robert and Wolfie, May 27. Clam Jam, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Live music most nights. Information: 941-798-9898.

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

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

Nay-Burz, 6-9 p.m. May 21. Randy Rogers, 4-7 p.m. May 24. Tayor and Taylor, 6-9 p.m. May 28. 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

Knightfall, May 22. Sammy Davis Jr., May 23. Haymaker, May 24. 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

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

Taylor and Taylor, May 21. Jimi Banks 4 p.m., Shotgun Justice 7 p.m., May 22. Jack Tamburin 2 p.m., Gable Creek Band 7 p.m., May 23. Big Daddy 1 p.m., Patrick Stoutenborough 5 p.m., May 24. Caribbean Cowboys, 6 p.m. May 27. 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.

The Rock N Char Band, May 21. Kettle of Fish, May 22. TC Carr and Bolts of Blue with Josh Nelms, May 23. Synia Carroll and the Bob Miner Quartet, May 27. Gospel Brunch and Sarasota Blues Jam, Sundays. Jazz jam with Steve Arvey, Mondays. Tuneless Tuesdays. Information: 941-388-7539.

Five O'Clock Club: 1930 Hillview St.

South Trail Band, Jenna and The Funk Masters, May 22. The Guilty Pleasures, May 23. Ladies Night band jam, Sundays. Al Fuller blues jam, Mondays. RJ Howson, Mike Kach 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.