Sunday, January 14, 2018

Chris O'Leary Band Returns to Florida On Seven-stop Tour Starting January 20, 2018

A six piece high-energy horn-driven
 blues roots band blending sounds of 
Chicago, Memphis & New Orleans.

You've heard the 'buzz' about this band from 
their  previous swings through the state or you 
were part of creating the buzz because you saw them.

Every so often you’re lucky enough to see a band and realize 
that everything is just right. The right personalities, the right
 arrangements, the right instruments, the right attitude… 
everything just comes together perfectly. “Tight” doesn’t 
describe it. Bands that rehearse and work hard and can 
stop and start on a dime are tight. Bands that know each 
other like the back of their hands are something special. 
- Review by Eric Gleason.


TOUR ITINERARY

Satuday, January 20, 2018
Boca Raton, FL
TICKETS

Sunday, January 21, 2018 ~ 2pm
Sebastian, FL

Monday, January 22, 2018
Naples, FL

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Orlando, FL

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Englewood, FL

Friday, January 26, 2018
at Twisted Vine Bistro
Ft. Myers, FL

Saturday, January 27, 2018
Ft. Lauderdale, FL


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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Dan Miller - A Mainstay on Florida's Growing Jazz Scene

DAN MILLER JAZZ 
UPCOMING FLORIDA 
APPEARANCES

Large and small ensemble performer,
educator, director, 
international touring and
studio recording artist -
You can't miss... 


Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 2pm
Dan Miller w/ Jerry Stawski's 
9th Annual Magnificent 7 Concert
Jerry Stawski (piano), Dave Morgan (vibes),
Lew Del Gatto (saxophone), Dan Miller (trumpet),
Jeremiah St.John (trombone), Kevin Mauldin (bass) 
and Tony Vigilante (drums and vocals)
at
Unity Church of Bonita Springs
28285 Imperial Parkway
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Tickets are $25.00
Ticket info and details: (239)947-3100

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 8pm
Mark Buselli and UCF Play the 
Music of the Slide Hampton Octet
Jeff Rupert (tenor saxophone), Richard Drexler (bass)
Marty Morell (drums), Mark Buselli (trumpet),
Dan Miller (trumpet), Jeremiah St.John (trombone)
at
The Roadhouse Cafe
The University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL 32816
(407)823-2869
TICKETS

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7:30pm
The Dan Miller – Lew Del Gatto Quintet
Play the Music of George and Ira Gershwin
Dan Miller (trumpet), Lew Del Gatto (tenor saxophone), 
Joe Delaney (piano), Don Mopsick (bass) 
and Patricia Dean (drums and vocals)
at
The Wang Opera Center
2408 Linwood Ave
Naples, FL 34112
capacenter.org  (239)775-2800
TICKETS & INFO

Sunday, January 21, 2108 at 2pm
Dan Miller w/ the
Gulf Coast Big Band
Dan Miller, Director
at
Cambier Park
Downtown Naples
735 8th Street South
Naples, FL 34102
gulfcoastbigband.com

Friday, January 26, 2018 at 8pm
Dan Miller - Lew Del Gatto Quintet
Featuring the Sensational Jazz Vocalist
Kenny Washington
Kenny Washington (vocals), Dan Miller (trumpet), 
Lew Del Gatto (tenor saxophone), Joe Delaney (piano), 
Don Mopsick (bass) and Tony Vigilante (drums)
at
Arts Garage
94 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
artsgarage.org (561)450-6357
TICKETS & INFO

Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 8pm
Dan Miller - Lew Del Gatto Quintet
Featuring the Sensational Jazz Vocalist
Kenny Washington
Kenny Washington (vocals), Dan Miller (trumpet), 
Lew Del Gatto (tenor saxophone), Joe Delaney (piano), 
Don Mopsick (bass) and Tony Vigilante (drums)
at
The Sidney Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239)333-1933
TICKETS & INFO

Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 4pm
The Dan Miller - Lew Del Gatto All Stars
Swing In The Afternoon
Dan Miller (trumpet), Lew Del Gatto (tenor saxophone), 
Glenn Basham (violin), Herb Bruce (trombone), 
Jerry Stawski (piano), Kevin Mauldin (bass) 
and Patricia Dean (drums and vocals)
at
North Naples United Methodist Church
6000 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples, FL 34109-7206

Ongoing Appearances

The Barrel Room at the Twisted Vine Bistro
Quartet featuring Dan Miller (trumpet),
Lew Del Gatto (tenor saxophone), 
Brandon Robertson (bass) and Tony Vigilante (drums).
Every Thursday, 7-10pm
2214 Bay Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
239-333-2225

The Roadhouse Cafe
Quartet featuring Dan Miller (trumpet), Joe Delaney (piano), 
Don Mopsick(bass) and Tony Vigilante (drums).  
Every Tuesday, 7-10pm
15660 San Carlos Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33908
239-415-4375

Booking Contact:
(718)930-8229
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Suncoast Blues Festival Line Up Includes TEN Blues Music Award Nominations!

Suncoast Blues Festival
A Winning Line Up w/ TEN Blues 
Music Award Nominations*!
HALF of the Bands have nominations!

Monster Mike Welch and Mike Ledbetter (3)
Album
Band
Traditional Blues Album

Mike Ledbetter (3)
B.B. King Entertainer
Contemporary Blues Male Artist
Instrumentalist - Vocals

Monster Mike Welch (1)
Instrumentalist - Guitar

Doug MacLeod (2)
Acoustic Album of the Year 'Break the Chain' 
Acoustic Artist of the Year

Lurrie Bell (1)
Traditional Blues Male Artist

This is an incredible opportunity to experience 
these bands  and for ONLY $30!

A Day of Blues Under the Florida Sun

A Blues Festival that is as
BLUES as BLUES CAN BE!


Buy tickets online or order 
by phone (941)758-7585

4th Annual Suncoast 
Blues Festival 

Bringing great blues and 
great friends together 
again March 3, 2018


The Lineup:
(Gates Open at 10am)
James Armstrong - 11am
James Armstrong - Soul, blues and electric blues guitarist, singer and songwriter who born to play the blues and his songs have been used in the soundtracks of three films; Speechless, Hear No Evil, and The Florentine.

Andrew Jr Boy Jones - 12:15pm
Andrew Jr Boy Jones - A veteran blues bandleader who's put in time with some of the best, including Jimmy McCracklin, Freddie King, Johnnie Taylor, and Katie Webster.

Doug MacLeod - 1:30pm
Doug MacLeod - Known for his superb songwriting, guitar wizardry, warm soulful vocals, wit and unforgettable live performances is a multiple award winner and won the 2017 BMA award for Acoustic Artist of the Year and Blues Blast Music Award for Male Artist of the Year.

Thornetta Davis - 2:45pm
Thornetta Davis - Crowned “Detroit’s Queen of the Blues” and winner of the 2017 Blues Blast Music Award Winner for Soul Blues Album, ‘Honest Woman’.  Her voice is strong, commanding, melodic and smooth. She tells her stories with incredible delivery and leaves her audiences wanting more.

Lurrie Bell - 4:00pm
Lurrie Bell- One of the greatest living Chicago blues guitarists and winner of numerous awards, Bell’s new CD ‘Can’t Shake This Feeling’  was nominated for a Grammy and won the 2017 BMA for Best Traditional Blues Album of the Year and also nominated for a 2017 BMA Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year.

Monster Mike Welch/Mike 
Ledbetter Band - 5:15pm
Monster Mike Welch/Mike Ledbetter Band - A 2017 Blues Blast Awards nominee for Contemporary Album, ‘Right Place, Right Time’, it doesn’t miss a beat as it establishes the Welch-Ledbetter partnership at the pinnacle of the blues world today.  Monster Mike Welch was nominated for a 2017 BMA for Instrumentalist-Guitar.  Mike Ledbetter has earned a reputation for being one of today’s best blues vocalists.  Don’t miss them in performance when they tour together as a new super group.  You won’t be disappointed. The blues will be in good hands as long as these two are on the scene.

*Schedule Subject to Change

Sarasota Fairgrounds
3000 Ringling Blvd, 
Sarasota, FL 34237

FREE Onsite Parking!

Great Music!  Great Food!  Cold Beer!  
RV and camping sites available.  
For more information call:  (941)758-7585 



Gates will open at 10am on Saturday
GA Tickets $30 ADVANCE  - $45 GATE.
Reserved Seating $50  MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE
Show times:  11am-7pm

RV sites available $40 per night and includes water,.
30amp power and dump station available on site
Tent camping is available $25 per night.
No Showers-Restroom facility on site.

Free Parking 
Event is Rain or Shine
No Refunds - All Sales are Final 
Reserved Seating Available   
Dog Friendly-Must Be Leashed  
No coolers, outside drinks and food or weapons allowed 
 Food, Beverage & Merchandise Vendors On Site 
Bring Lawn Chairs/Blankets, Sunscreen 
& Money For Vendors 

Hotel Discount - While the festival does offer RV and Tent camping at the fairgrounds, for those wishing hotel accommodations, book your room at the Comfort Suites-Sarasota, located at 5690 Honore Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34233. Lots of amenities! When you call, ask for the festival rate and you will receive a 25% discount on your room! Call 941-554-4475 for reservations or book online: https://www.choicehotels.com/florida/sarasota/comfort-suites-hotels/flc05/rates?ratePlanCode=LARTS

For tickets, information, sponsorship and vendor inquiries: Contact Roseanne Herndon at 941-758-7585 or info@suncoastblues.com

Hard tickets are also on sale at these 
two great ticket outlet locations:
 Fogt’s Music - 4209 S Tamiami Trail 
Sarasota 34231 
(941) 929-1595
 AND
 Troll Music - 520 E Venice Ave, 
Venice 34285
(941) 484-8765

*Click her to see full list of nominations.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Music In The Park Concert Series Returns to High Springs FL Starting Jan 21, 2018

Music In The Park Concert Series
"Bringing Exceptional Talent
to Downtown High Springs"

Sunday, January 21, 2018 ~ 2-4pm
Featured Artists: Jacob Johnson and Elio Piedra
Jacob Johnson  2-3pm
Elio Piedra & Friends 3-4pm
at
High Springs Museum & Community Center
120 NW 2nd Ave,
High Springs, FL 32643
MAP

High Springs Music in the Park series - 
the only non-cost (FREE) music venue 
in North Florida thanks to donations and 
sponsors. If weather permits performance will 
be outside in the gazebo in James Paul Park.

Upcoming Series Dates - Artists TBA:
FEB 18; MAR 18; APR 15; MAY 20;
JUN 17; JUL 15; AUG 19; SEP 16.


Michael Loveday, High Springs Music in the Park ~ President


Sponsored in part by Visit Gainesville / Alachua County
& the High Springs CRA
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Bonita Blues Festival March 9 & 10, 2018 - Big Time Blues in Small Town Florida!


The Best in Blues and Good Times -
BONITA BLUES FESTIVAL
 - While Giving Back to the Community!


FESTIVAL LOCATION:
 Riverside Park
10450 Reynolds Street, (old 41)
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
 TICKETS now available.
Friday only $40. Saturday only $45

Discount weekend pass $60

Friday March 9, 2018
Gates open 1/2 hour before the music starts.
(Happy Hour prices on beer & wine from 1pm - 5pm on Friday!)
Karen Lovely & Friends 
Featuring Jonn Del Toro Richardson
& Ben Rice 7:45pm 

Friday After Party w/ 
TBA 
Location:
Maria's
27080 Old 41 Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
FESTIVAL WRIST BAND REQUIRED 

Saturday March 10, 2018 
Gates open 1/2 hour before the music starts.
Jontavious Willis & Country Royalty  1pm 
Rae Gordon Band 2:30pm 
Special Guest Scott Holt 6pm 

Saturday After Party w/ 
Mark Telesca Band
Location:
Maria's
27080 Old 41 Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
FESTIVAL WRIST BAND REQUIRED 

Sunday, March 11, 2018 
Blues & Bloodies Party - X3!
Party starts at 11am, music at noon, 
until the party's over!
at
Center Bar at The Promenade
At Bonita Bay De Romos
26811 S Bay Dr #128,
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
MAP
thecenterbar.com  (239)325-3583

FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC
Some seating available but also bring your chairs, 
as there are open areas available to place your chairs.  
Bloody Mary bar is available, along with food buffet.  
DeRomo's will also be open for food purchases.  

The date is set, the line up complete and the tickets are on sale now for the 12th Annual Bonita Blues Festival, to be held on Friday March 9, and Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Riverside Park, Bonita Springs, FL.!

Both days will feature award winning blues music from around the country and a wide variety of food and other vendors.  Friday will include “happy hour” prices on beer and wine from 1:00 p.m.until 5:00 p.m.

Proceeds of the Bonita Blues Festival will benefit the Bonita Springs Assistance Office, Music for Minors Foundation, Inc., providing musical instruments to local youth and The Music Therapy Program at the Golisano Children’s Hospital. 

Tickets to the festival are just $60 in advance for a weekend pass, or $40 for Friday only,  or $45 for Saturday only. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit www.bonitablues.com

Rain or Shine Event
Please No Coolers or Pets
*V.I.D. Area Set Aside in Front of Stage
Free parking throughout area
*Very Important Dancers
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Diana Krall Returns to Broward Center on TURN UP THE QUIET World Tour on February 1, 2018

TURN UP THE QUIET!
...And Hear the Music!


February 1, 2018 @ 8 PM
Au-Rene Theater 
at the 
Broward Center 
for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
For Tickets call 954-462-0222
or visit browardcenter.org

With her sultry, expressive vocals and evocative piano playing, Grammy & JUNO Award-winner Diana Krall will mesmerize you with her take on the American Songbook. Krall, the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums, reunited with Tommy LiPuma, the Grammy Award-winning producer of many of her acclaimed albums including All For You, The Look Of Love and Live In Paris, for her new album Turn up the Quiet. Don’t miss out on one of the most romantic concerts of the year.



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