Sounds of the Weekend Jan 21-23

BRADENTON — Cooler evenings won’t be the only thing to enjoy in Bradenton and Sarasota this weekend, there are also some pretty cool live musical performances. Check out The Bradenton Times Weekend Sounds to see which bands you can catch and where.

Dana Lawrence

Pub 32 Irish Gastro Pub

Friday: 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

Dana Lawrence, singer, guitarist and founder of popular local band Kettle of Fish will perform with guitarist Greg Poulos Friday night at Pub 32 in Sarasota, Florida. Lawrence is one of Area 941’s favorite singer-songwriters and has performed for years at clubs, pubs and venues across Manatee and Sarasota, as well as in Florida and the United States. Lawrence is known for his rootsy “blues rock with soul” sound. No recovery.

About the place:

Pub 32 Irish Gastropub is an Irish owned and operated pub (lic house). Located in Sarasota, this venue offers outdoor patio seating in addition to its indoor bar and restaurant. Pub 32 strives to be not “just a pub” but Irish cuisine. Pub 32 strives to provide home cooking that covers all the Irish classics while leaving room for creativity. Full bar, draft beers (Irish imports or local craft) and a wide selection of whiskeys and other spirits. Reservations recommended. 8383 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

Reggie King Sear

Cottonmouth South Soul Kitchen

Friday: 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

Reggie King Sears is an American artist, singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer. Sears is known for its songs dirty dancer, Dip my ladleAndyyou betrayed me. Florida-born Sears was dubbed a guitarist child prodigy early on. Now 30, he has spent most of his life as a professional musician releasing several albums, getting songs to top 10 radio playlists, receiving nominations and awards, and made several rounds. Giving his first concert at 12, he started touring full time at 14 with the release of his first album Transitions. Coverage is $5.

About the place:

Located in the Bradenton Village of the Arts, Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen has quickly become one of the most popular outdoor music venues in Bradenton, Florida. Music is hosted on their intimate 80-seat patio garden, a perfect setting under the branches of towering live oak trees in the heart of VOTA. Known for his eclectic southern cuisine, chef Dave Shiplett puts his creative spin on southern classics by serving his brand of soulful southern cuisine in this century-old cottage that doubles as an art gallery. The venue offers craft beer, wine, a list of creative hard ciders, and soft drinks. Reservations are recommended due to limited capacity. 1114 12th Street West, Bradenton.

American recording artist, Reggie King Sears

Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio

Big Top Brewery

Local singer and performer Twinkle has worked with Aerosmith, Dickie Betts, Rod Stewart, Gregg Allman and countless others. In the 90s, she was signed to Warner Brothers for her debut album Haunted by real life produced by Patrick Leonard (Madonna, Roger Waters, Pink Floyd) where he garnered attention on the jazz/pop charts for his title track. The members of Rock Soul Radio are lead singer Twinkle, guitarist Lenny Brooks, bassist Tony LeClerc and Benny Puckett on drums. Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio was recently named the region’s best band in OTC‘s Best of Manatee Bradenton Awards. No cover.

About the place:

Big Top Brewing Company is a Sarasota-based production brewery. Valuing their great city and its great history, they decided to add some great local beer. A compliment to Sarasota’s historic associations with the Ringling Circus, performing arts, famous architecture, top art and design schools, and world-renowned tourism, Big Top Brewing artistically crafts world-class beers, inspired by their hometown. Featuring brewing, tasting, BBQ and live music from some of the region’s top performers. A great open-air venue with an expansive beer garden and terrace bar. 975 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota.

Singer Twinkle, of Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio

The Schmitz Brothers Group

Brasserie and restaurant 3 keys

Saturday: 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

On Saturday, the Schmitz Brothers Band returns to the 3 Keys Brewing beer garden. The Schmitz Brothers Band is a vibrant family band with skilled musicianship and memorable harmonies. Band members include father Dave Schmitz on guitar and vocals, twin sons Tim and Dave on guitar, bass and vocals, and longtime professional percussionist Phil Anderson on drums. For more than a decade, the Schmitz Brothers Band has presented local audiences with a catalog of classic rock and blues-based music, as well as reggae, jazz, bluegrass and band originals. No cover.

About the place:

Located in Bradenton, just east of Manatee Avenue, 3 Keys Brewing is a family-run brewery with a full kitchen serving gourmet-style pub fare. Offering an inviting social atmosphere and a weekly slate of entertainment, music and food and drink specials. Enjoy their expansive porch or listen to the sounds of the beer garden with a drink in hand…oh, and bring your 4-legged friends! 2505 Manatee Ave East, Bradenton.

The Schmitz Brothers Group

Stumble Creek

Jiggs Landing Outpost

Saturday: 3-6 p.m.

From sweet to sassy, ​​philosophical to irreverent, Stumble Creek is an eclectic mix of Americana with strong folk roots, hot bluegrass flashes and rock-inspired riffs. As any good creek should, Stumble Creek offers an array of sounds and sensations that provide a feast for the ears as well as the heart – a unique experience at every twist and turn. The group includes Austin Kennedy (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Sara Stovall (vocals, violin), Heather Downie (vocals, guitar, mandolin) and Tom Hicks (vocals, double bass). $5 cover.

About the place:

Jiggs Landing Outpost is located inside Manatee County Park in Jiggs Landing. The outpost includes a public boat launch, fishing, cabin rentals, kayak and canoe rentals, a bait shop and a small cafe – but it’s also a gym. concert! The outdoor site sits on Evers Reservoir and the Braden River with stunning sunset views. Enjoy a beautiful natural site in a historic neighborhood in the heart of East Manatee. The cafe offers a light menu, adult and soft drinks, snacks and Big Olaf ice cream. 6106 East 63rd Street, Bradenton.

Folk and Bluegrass Band, Stumble Creek


Stottlemyer Smokehouse

Saturday: 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

The Monsoons are a Sarasota-based party band that mixes New Orleans funky with good ol’ rock n’ roll. Drummer Pat McDonald has spent nearly two decades touring with the famed Charlie Daniels Band. Guitarist and lead vocalist Steve Junot is a seasoned musician from New Orleans who has toured internationally with a zydeco band, as well as countless solo shows. Bassist and vocalist Chris Guertin has a career that has taken him to over 90 countries as music director of cruise ships while having performed as a band member or bassist and special guest vocalist in several local bands. The three members form an experienced and professional trio, mix their charm and humor and together create the ideal conditions for having a good time. No cover.

About the place:

East of I-75 on Fruitville Road, Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse is an open-air barbecue restaurant located under a sprawling outdoor tiki hut, complete with an old-school Florida-style Tiki bar. Established by the Stottlemyer family, the family restaurant and live music venue serves beef brisket, ribs, pulled pork, sandwiches and salads in a unique atmosphere. Reservations are accepted. 19 East Road, Sarasota.

Local cover and jam band, The Monsoons

Doug Deming and Jewel Tones

Kitchen Cortez

Sunday: 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones play traditional blues, West Coast & Texas swing and early 50s roots rock. Deming is an American blues and roots guitarist/singer, who earned a Blues nomination Blast Music Award for Best Blues Band in 2013 and 2019. They also reached No. 3 on Billboard’s Blues Albums chart for their 2018 album. Complicated mess. Accompanied by bassist Andrew Goham (formerly of the Bottom Feeders) and percussionist Zack Pomerleau (a seasoned musician born and raised in Auburn, Maine), this trio is rockin’ rhythm & blues. No cover.

About the place:

Located in one of the oldest fishing villages in the United States, the Cortez Kitchen is a top destination for locals and tourists alike. Named after the body of water it sits on and known to locals as “the kitchen” due to its plentiful offering of fish and seafood, visitors love the laid-back vibe of Cortez Kitchen Florida. as well as live music every weekend. full bar, old fashioned seafood and ocean views. 4528 119th Street West, Cortez, Bradenton.

Doug Deming and Jewel Tones

Eric Von

88 Piano Bar

Sunday: 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

“Country rock, island style.” Singer-songwriter Eric Von is a Nashville-based recording artist. Born and raised in Cortez, Florida, Von began playing guitar and writing music at age twelve and was performing live at age fourteen. Eric spent three years in Nashville, performing on Broadway and writing and recording his second CD. His song I can’t help but smile reached number 64 on the Country Breakout Charts. In 2007, Von was named the Colgate Country Showdown winner for Central Florida and won the Colgate Country Showdown title for Florida State the same year. In 2008 he was named winner of Kenny Chesney’s Next Big Star of the Tampa Bay area. No cover.

About the place:

88 Live Piano Bar is one of Bradenton’s newest live entertainment hotspots. Steeped in ambiance, the 5,000 square foot venue has previously hosted some of the area’s top musicians and artists for sold-out shows. Offering a light menu of appetizers, sandwiches and pizzas, the family-friendly place “loves and lives music” in an atmosphere described as “classic and sassy”. 101 Riverfront Boulevard, Bradenton.

Country music artist, Eric Von

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