Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Blues & Brews Bistro in Ormond Beach - Florida's BEST Local, Regional and Touring Blues Lineup in February and March!

The Best in
Beachin' Blues!

The beach is calling in the New Year!
Answer the call - Blues & Brews Bistro
has you covered!


Blues & Brews Bistro in Ormond Beach, FL is a vibrant spot that adds a special touch to Florida's live music scene. The venue provides a welcoming atmosphere for music enthusiasts, featuring a fantastic lineup of live blues performances including local, regional, national and international artists. The combination of soulful tunes and a diverse selection of brews creates an enjoyable experience for patrons.

The Bistro stands out as a great place for both locals and visitors to unwind, tapping their feet to the rhythm of talented blues artists. It's not just a place for music – the menu offers a delightful array of brews and food items served by friendly staff to complement the musical experience. With its commitment to hosting quality live performances, Blues & Brews Bistro contributes positively to the dynamic cultural beachscape of Ormond Beach.

For those seeking a night filled with live blues and a laid-back ambiance on Florida's 'Fun Coast,' Blues & Brews Bistro is certainly worth checking out. The venue's dedication to fostering a lively atmosphere and showcasing talented musicians makes it a noteworthy addition to the vibrant music scene in Florida.

790 S Atlantic Ave, 
Ormond Beach, FL 32176
Just 8 miles off the interstate!
Across the street from Andy Romano Public Beach!
Plentiful free parking!
Rooftop Tiki Bar w/ weekend live music!
 (386)-267-2020  WEBSITE
Business Hours:
Sun, Wed: 11:30am – 9:30pm
Thurs, Fri, Sat: 11:30am – 11pm
Mon, Tues: Closed

MARCH!!
1:  The Nighthawks
2:  TBD
3:  Alex Lopez & the Express
6, 7:  TBD
8:  Big Rick & Troublemakers
9:  Touch of Dead
14:  Anthony Geraci 
15:  Anika Chambers & Paul DesLauriers
16:  Tas Cru
17:  Grateful Sunday
23:  Billy the Kid & the Regulators
24:  Grateful Sunday
28:  Tom Craig Band
29:  Terry Hanck 


Unless Announced Otherwise, NO COVER! 
It's like a FREE Month-Long Festival,
but with BETTER FOOD!

The ONLY place in Ormond beach with a bird’s eye view of the 
Ocean during the day and a spectacular Sunset view at night! 
Oceanview, good drinks, good food and a sunset.

Daily Food & Drink Specials! 

A taste for everyone! From soups and salads to pizzas and entrees, 
they provide you a full menu (including one for the kids!) 

Going on a Saturday and interested in 
a closer look at Ormond Beach?




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The Fish House Miami Presents Music All Month Highlighted by Mardi Gras Celebration


The Fish House Miami
Join the feast, it's time to play!
Mardi Gras vibes, seafood array.
Dance and dine, let the good times roll,
The music is here, you bring the soul!
10000 SW 56th Street
Miami FL 33165
 MAP

Fat Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
It is Mardi Gras Time at 
The Fish House! 

Inside Stage, 6:30p
Mac & the Ring Binders 
Nicole Yarling, Federico Britos
Claudio Osorio, Ray Robinson
Bill Galliford, Waldron Dunkley
Chris Guarente, Mac Cowden

Outdoor Stage, 7p
Bop Shop Brass Band
Austin Muthyala - Trumpet
Marcelo Romero - Saxophone
Steven Goralnick - Trombone
Marvin Clairsaint - Drums
Emory Bennett - Sousaphone
Sebastian Paraja - Guitar 

 Inside Stage, 9-11p
Fish House All Stars Blues Band
Rachelle Coba, Darrell Raines, 
Ray Robinson, Conrad Itchener, 
Graham Wood Drout

Every Wednesday, 7-10pm ~ $7 Music Cover
Pro-Jazz Jam Sessions
Every Wednesday

Every Thursday, 7-10pm ~ $7 Music Cover
Best Blues Jam  
Darrell Raines | Rachelle Coba 
Conrad Itchener | Ray Robinson
& Special Guests Nightly!

LOCAL, REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL
MUSICIANS PERFORM IN THE INTIMATE
NYC CLUB-STYLE BACKROOMLIVE!

Every Friday, 7:30-10:30~ $10 Music Cover
&
Every Saturday, 7:30-10:30pm ~ $10 Music Cover
&
Occasional Sundays

RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
FOR ALL WEEKEND SHOWS!

for detailed listings.

FOLLOW ON

From snow crab legs and shrimp po'boys to authentic Peruvian ceviche and the freshest sashimi, our kitchen brings the diverse flavors of the ocean directly to your palate and will save you a trip to the shore. Centrally located in Miami, The Fish House has tantalized our guests with the freshest, highest quality seafood that South Florida has to offer since January 8, 1996. This Peruvian/Cuban mom 'n pop combo has inspired a menu that satisfies all of your seafood cravings. With the recent addition of our sushi bar, we take our dining experience to new heights with his own signature sushi rolls and poké bowls.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Blue Tavern Tallahassee - Walk Right In, Sit Right Down, Listen For A Spell.

BLUE TAVERN
In Tallahassee's heart, Midtown's alright,
The Blue Tavern awaits those with hearts alike,
Live jazz and blues, a folk and acoustic delight,
No TVs in sight, just a friendly light in the night.

Blue Tavern
1206 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32303
MAP 
http://www.bluetaverntallahassee.com
Tues - Thu: 5pm-12Midnight
Fri - Sat: 4pm - 12Midnight
CLOSED SUNDAY & MONDAY

FEBRUARY STUFF YOU SHOULD
PAY ATTENTION TO:
Feb 9 - Tribute to Dennis Dunn
Feb 13 - Mardi Gras Party featuring 
w/ 
Hot Tamale & Bluegill Bill
kicking off the party at 5pm!
Feb 17 - Kimi Tortuga

MORE UPCOMING THINGS TO 
REALLY PAY ATTENTION TO:

Saturday, March 30, 2024
Funky Taters
JC & The Backscratchers
Corey Hall Trio
Ruth Wyand
Joël Johnson
Belmont & Jones
Bob Vaughn Cole
Peaches & Seep
Libby Rae Watson
Blues Meets Girl

April 18-19-?, 2024
BACKYARD JAZZ FEST
Details To Be Announced.


Jazz. Blues. Americana. Folk. Bluegrass.
And more...
Real music, made by real people, in a real place.

Blue Tavern is a bar/coffeehouse/music venue in Midtown
 within easy walking distance from Levy and Lafayette 
Park neighborhoods. Serving beer, wine, coffee, 
tea, and sodas -- a perfect quiet spot to enjoy conversation,
reading, art, without TV or canned music. Whether you 
know them yet or not, your friends already know
about The Blue Tavern.

Menu includes New Orleans style red-beans-and-rice 
with andouille sausage, gumbo, vegan soup and vegan 
sandwich, grilled cheese sandwiches, grilled ham / 
cheese sandwiches, and pressed Cuban sandwiches 
all at very affordable prices. And now occasional special 
offerings. Draft, craft and domestic beer, wine and
champagne, soft drinks, and of course coffee 
are only a moment away!

OTHER NEWS:
Dancing allowed.
Conversation encouraged (between sets!).
Smiles returned.

Booking Contact:
CLHamby65@gmail.com

All shows are all-ages, non-smoking/vaping.
(There's a nice smoking "lounge" in the back 
yard: ashtrays, tables, the works!)

Always expect . . .
GREAT MUSIC, GOOD TIMES

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*REMINDER* South Florida Folk & Acoustic Music Festival February 2-4, 2024 - A Multi-Genre Event For Everyone!


Real Music, 
made by Real People, 
in a Real Place!
Three days of music and fun! 2 stages, 40+ acts, 
singer songwriter competition, vendors, music jams, 
workshops, food trucks and camping.

Broward Folk Club Presents 
South Florida Folk & 
Acoustic Music Festival
Folk, Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Americana, Ethnic Folk 

February 2, 3, & 4, 2024
Bergeron Rodeo Grounds
4271 Davie Road, Davie, FL 33314 
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE - Invite your friends!

Weekend Line Up

Sponsorship information for the 
South Florida Folk and Acoustic Music Festival 
available via email to



The Broward Folk Club is a non-profit organization 
whose purpose is to promote folk and acoustic 
music and to provide a community for people 
who share a love for it. 

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Monday, January 29, 2024

The Name Says It All - Tower of Power - Taking the Stage at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW February 9, 2024


Get ready to groove with the iconic 
Tower of Power
delivering an unforgettable night of soulful funk
with their signature deep grooved sound at their
only SW Florida concert.

Monday, February 9, 2024 ~ 8PM
Barbara B Mann Performing
Arts Hall at FSW
13350 FSW Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33919
FACEBOOK EVENT - Invite your friends!
Box Office: (800)440-7469 | (239)481-4849

For over 55 years, Tower of Power has delivered the best in funk and soul music. “We were a Soul band called The Motowns.” recalls Emilio Castillo. “Rocco was the bass player, I was there, and my brother was the drummer. I met “Doc” Kupka back in 1968, and gave him an audition. He came in the band, and we eventually changed our name to the Tower of Power.” The reason for the band name change was that they had a specific goal in mind. 

East Bay Grease defined their sound and landed them with Warner Brothers. Bump City, their 1972 debut for the label, was a hit on both the Billboard 200 and the R&B Albums chart, and netted them the hits “You’re Still A Young Man” and “Down to The Nightclub.” The 70s were a boom period with radio classics like “So Very Hard to Go” and “What Is Hip?,” and the band continued to tour and record over the years. Castillo says their love of the stage is the same today as it was back in 1968.

50 years later, in 2018, they returned to Oakland to celebrate their landmark 50th anniversary. Tower’s window-rattling grooves and raucous party spirit has been a balm for the soul throughout their half-century existence, but the release of 50 Years of Funk & Soul: Live at the Fox Theater couldn’t have arrived at a better time.

The band has long since surpassed Castillo’s modest aspirations, traveling the world, enjoying hit singles on their own and backing legendary artists including Otis Redding, Elton John, Santana, the Grateful Dead, John Lee Hooker, Aerosmith, Bonnie Raitt, and countless others. In the process they’ve defined an “Oakland soul” sound as instantly recognizable as those from Castillo’s hometown, Detroit, as well as inspirations like Memphis and Philadelphia. 

The future of Tower of Power is set out to be vigorous and dynamic, and will prove to be just that for fans around the world starved for the band’s groove just the way Tower of Power likes it!

TOUR PERSONNEL:
Emilio Castillo - Tenor sax, vocals
Stephen ("Doc") Kupka - Bari sax
Herman Matthews - Drums
Roger Smith - Keys
Dave Richards -Trumpet
Tom E. Politzer - Lead tenor sax
Adolfo Acosta - Second trumpet and flugelhorn
Jerry Cortez - Guitar
Marc van Wageningen - Bass
Mike Jerel - Vocals
Dave Richards - Trumpet and trombone



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Sunday, January 28, 2024

Dion Parson & the 21st Century Band at Pinecrest Gardens on February 10, 2024


Caribbean Big Band Breezes
into the Banyan Bowl

Pinecrest Gardens is beyond excited to present the 
2023-2024 Jazz Series and welcome returning and 
new patrons to South Florida's most unique concert 
stage, the historic Banyan Bowl. 
Concerts continue to SELL OUT, so secure
your seats for upcoming shows now!

2023 - 2024
Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens
Presented by South Motors
at
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, FL 33156
MAP
pinecrestgardens.org (305)669-6990
 
February 10, 2024 | 8-10P
(Only 108 available seats as of 1/28/24)
Grammy Award-winning drummer, Dion Parson and the 21st Century 
Band feature the rich musical traditions of jazz fused with rhythms 
of the US Virgin Islands, paving the way for the Caribbean Jazz 
genre. Parson’s musical foundation ranges from classical, reggae,
 calypso, jazz, African and pop music.


UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

March 16, 2024 | 8-10P
(Only 99 available seats as of 1/7/24)
Grammy Award-winning pianist, Bill Charlap, has performed with many leading artists of our time, from Wynton Marsalis to Tony Bennett to Barbara Streisand. The Bill Charlap Trio marks its 23rd year together and is recognized as one of the leading ensembles in jazz today.

April 13, 2024 | 8-10P
(Only 82 available seats as of 1/15/24)
Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater puts her unique spin on standards, as well as takes intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics. Ever the fearless voyager, pioneer and keeper of tradition, she recently won her third Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee.

SEASON 2023 - 2024
LIMITED Single Show Tix Now Available
For more information
Visit: WEBSITE
Or call (305)350-0765 / (305)669-6990

Outside food, beverage or alcohol is not permitted.
Children not admitted without a guardian.
Event programming subject to change.
 
Pinecrest Gardens Jazz Series extends their gratitude to the sponsors and partners 
for their generosity and support:  South Motors, Steinway & Sons, Miami-Dade
 County, Culture Builds State of Florida, Kirk Foundation, National Endowment
 for the Arts, Panter, Panter, & Sampedro P.A., WLRN, and WDNA.

  
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Kent Burnside Brings Hill Country Legacy Blues to North Central Florida February 4, 2024


Mississippi Hill Country:
Where the blues isn't just music, 
but a living, breathing tradition.

Sunday, February 4, 2024 ~ Doors 6pm, Show 6:30pm
OPENS THE EVENING!
AT
619 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
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(352) 258-8557
HeartwoodSoundStage.com 
FACEBOOK PAGE

Kent Burnside, the grandson of the legendary R.L. Burnside, continues the blues legacy with his own unique style and passion for the genre. Born into a family deeply rooted in Mississippi blues, Kent grew up surrounded by the rich musical traditions of the Hill Country Blues.

Raised in Holly Springs, Mississippi, Kent was exposed to the sounds of his grandfather, R.L. Burnside, from an early age. R.L. Burnside was a highly influential blues musician known for his distinctive style that blended Delta blues, hill country blues, and boogie-woogie. Kent absorbed these musical influences, and over time, he developed his own interpretation of the blues.

Following in his grandfather's footsteps, Kent Burnside became a skilled guitarist and vocalist. His performances echo the raw and soulful qualities of Hill Country Blues, paying homage to the traditions while infusing his own energy into the music. Kent is dedicated to preserving the authenticity of the blues, creating a bridge between the past and the present.

Kent Burnside has taken his blues journey beyond Mississippi, sharing his music with audiences across the country. Whether he's playing in intimate venues or larger stages, Kent brings a genuine love for the blues, connecting with listeners through the universal language of his music.

As the grandson of a blues icon, Kent Burnside carries the torch of the Burnside musical heritage, ensuring that the rhythms and stories of Mississippi blues endure for future generations. His commitment to the craft and the continuation of the blues tradition makes him a noteworthy figure in the ongoing narrative of American roots music.


SAVE THE DATE!
NCFBS ANNOUNCES 
THE RETURN OF THE 
Sunday, April 14th, 2024

Heartwood Soundstage
Nestled in the heart of Gainesville, Florida, Heartwood Soundstage stands out as a vibrant music venue, enriching the local music scene with its unique charm. Boasting a state-of-the-art sound system and a cozy yet spacious setting, Heartwood provides an intimate experience for music enthusiasts. The venue's commitment to showcasing live jazz and blues aligns seamlessly with the diverse cultural offerings in the area. With its welcoming ambiance, Heartwood Soundstage has become a go-to spot for both local and touring artists, creating memorable performances that resonate with the audience. From its inviting atmosphere with neighboring food and beveage shops, to its dedication to promoting the best in live music, Heartwood Soundstage solidifies its place as a cornerstone of Gainesville's vibrant musical landscape.

 
The North Central Florida Blues Society is a non-profit 
organization dedicated to the preservation, cultivation, nurturing 
and promotion of Blues Music. The  Society also hosts monthly 
electric and acoustic jams. See website for 
more information.   
Join today at: https://ncfblues.org

Funded in part by

The BLUES has HISTORY in
GAINESVILLE!
20 YEARS OF BRINGING THE BEST BLUES 
IN THE WORLD TO GAINESVILLE FLORIDA!

2023
Brandon Santini
Joey Gilmore
Bridget Kelly Band
Barbara Armbrecht
Lurrie Bell
The Blues Beatles
Mr. Sipp
John Primer
Little Mike & The Tornadoes
Chris Cain

2022
Biscuit Miller
JP Soars & The Red Hots
Early Times
Mick Kolassa
The Lucky Losers
The Nighthawks
&
Reverend Billy C. Wirtz
Terry Hanck & His California Band

2021
Mike Zito
Albert Castiglia
Bridget Kelly Band
Snacks Blues Band
Josh Miller Blues Review
Eric Gales
Reverend Billy C. Wirtz
Pam Taylor & The Flyin' V's

2020
Pam Taylor & The Flyin' V's
Ruth Wyand & The Tribe of One
Doug MacLeod
Rev Shawn Amos

2019
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues
Vanessa Collier
Little Mike & The Tornadoes
Bridget Kelly Band
George Worthmore
Jason Ricci
Shane Dwight
Damon Fowler
Tennessee Redemption
Patti Parks
Toronzo Cannon
Albert Castiglia
Roy Book Binder

2018
Birthday Blues Bash-O-Rama w/ Anthony Gomes, Danielle Nicole & Bridget Kelly Band
BLUEZAPALOOZA: Ghost Town Blues Band & Betty Fox Band & Bridget Kelly Band
Lauren Mitchell
Rev Shawn Amos
21 Blue featuring Longineu Parsons and Ted Shumate
Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton
Doug MacLeod

2017
Zora Young
Norman Jackson Band
Selwyn Birchwood
Jason Ricci
Gracie Curran & The High Falutin’ Band
Albert Castiglia
 Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials

2016
Annika Chambers
Cash Box Kings
Doug MacLeod
Matt Schofield

2015
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues
Long Tall Deb Feat. Colin John
Jeff Jensen
Samantha Fish
Terry Hanck
Zora Young
Tinsley Ellis

2014
Tas Cru
Selwyn Birchwood
Janiva Magness
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues
Joe Moss Band 

2013
Brandon Santini
Matt Schofield
Nikki Hill
Albert Castiglia

2012
Jimmy Thackery
John Nemeth
Roomful of Blues

2011
Kenny Neal
JP Soars
Victor Wainwright

2010
Tommy Castro
Mike Zito
Watermelon Slim
Nick Moss
John Nemeth
Ana Popovic

2009
Janiva Magness
Duke Robillard
Michael Burks

2008
Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials
Magic Slim
Jimmy Thackery
Lurrie Bell
Mighty Lester
Tab Benoit
Nighthawks

2007
Chris Cain
Sean Costello
Sauce Boss
Bryan Lee
Mark Hummel and the Blues Survivors

2006
Eddie Kirkland
Gary Primich
Smokin’ Joe Kubek & B’Nois King
Debbie Davies

2005
Delta Moon
Little Charlie & the Nightcats
Pat Ramsey & the Blues Disciples
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets

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