Saturday, June 29, 2024

COOL BLUES In The Ballroom! - Come Enjoy World-Class Performances In The Heart Of Florida's Space Coast July 13 & 14, 2024


COOL BLUES
At The Space Coast Convention Center In 
COCOA, FL!

July 13 & 14, 2024
Doors open at 11:30 am. 
Concerts begin at 12:30 pm.
SPACE COAST 
CONVENTION CENTER
301 Tucker Ln, 
Cocoa, FL 32926
(321)635-9975

SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2024
Featured in the July issue of Jazz Blues Florida!
Featured in the July issue of Jazz Blues Florida!

SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2024
Featured in the July issue of Jazz Blues Florida!
Featured in the July issue of Jazz Blues Florida!

Introducing Ballroom Bluesfest 2024:
Two Days of Pure Cool Blues Bliss
.
As a team with nearly four decades of concert and events production, marketing and promotion experience,  Regalitos Foundation and The Tina Terry Agency proudly announce and introduce the Ballroom Bluesfest – the next generation of fun, music filled multi-day events presented in the climate-controlled comfort of an intimate 500 seat ballroom. 

Our Ballroom BluesFest combines an amazing line-up of the top national blues artists with the convenience of an indoor venue completely protected from the hot Florida weather. We offer theater seating with comfortable padded chairs, an “every seat is a good seat” view of the performance stage, excellent quality sound, and the bonus of a tasty food menu and a full liquor bar! Additionally, our packages offer the opportunity to “take the elevator home” to your suite or standard room with onsite accommodations - all at affordable prices!

Multiple Ticket Packages Available
Payment Options Available

Preferred Seating is Selling Fast!
&

Ballroom BluesFest 2024
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Gainesville Welcomes New BBQ, Bourbon and Blues Venue - Saturday Night Blues Now Presented In New Location in Oaks Mall

TOP HOG
Now Serving Lunch, Dinner,
AND
BLUES!


Top Hog BBQ, Bourbon & Blues
Oaks Mall
6419 W Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL 32605
(ONLY TWO MINUTES OFF I-75!)
WEBSITE  (352)663-1150
Kitchen & Bar Hours:
Sun-Thu: 11a-9p / Fri-Sat: 11a-10p.
 Delivery, Takeout, Dine-In, 
Outdoor & Bar Seating, 
and Curbside Pickup.

After six years of working hard
locally at perfecting their BBQ,
TOP HOG is ready to present
BLUES as the perfect sidedish
at their NEW venue!

JUNE 2024 SCHEDULE
Every Saturday, 6-9p

Saturday, June 1, 2024 | 6-9pm
Americana Flavored Bluesman, 
Guitarist, Singer Songwriter

Saturday, June 8, 2024 | 6-9pm
DELTA DUTCHMAN
Blues, To The Bone

Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 6-9pm
Always Cooking Up The Good Ones

Saturday, June 22, 2024 | 6-9pm
Taking It Back To The Roots

Saturday, June 29, 2024 | 6-9pm
Seasoned Original Recipes & Classics

JULY 2024 SCHEDULE
Every Saturday, 6-9p
7/6: Dr Jules Cool Blues
7/13: Blues Meets Girl
7/20: Bill Ricci
7/27: Terraplane Project
8/3: Dr Jules Cool Blues



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Friday, June 28, 2024

Blue Tavern - Bringing the Music to Ya, In Tune, In Time and On Time, in Tallahassee


BLUE TAVERN
Good Times Await!

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

CARRIE'S JULY CALLS:
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:
When the going gets tough,
people come here.
.
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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Miami's Sunshine Jazz Organization's 1st Fridays Series Presents Boundary-Pushing VIBEAT


Sunshine Jazz Organization
Preserving A Legacy And
Illuminating The Future Of
Jazz Music!


Friday, July 5, 2024 | 8-11p
Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater
(Celebrating 110 Years of Culture in the City!)
819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136
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Sunshine Jazz Organization's monthly series, "1st Fridays Live at The Lyric" presents "VIBEAT" at the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex in Miami.

VIBEAT cleverly flows between genres, and pushes the boundaries of jazz, beats, and synth-music to create sounds all their own. Their release “VIBEATEP” is the culmination of influences and experiences brought on by Terence Blanchard, Stephen Scott, Weather Report, Now Vs Now, Mark Guiliana’s BEATMUSIC, and Steps Ahead. VIBEAT founder and vibraphonist Nathan Skinner attended the University of Miami and studied with Terence Blanchard, Shelly Berg, Martin Bejerano and the legendary Gary Burton. He has performed at the Amelia Island Jazz Festival, Monetary Jazz Festival, UCF Jazz Festival, and New Orleans Jazz Festival. He has also preformed with the Florida Wind Symphony and the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps. In addition to performing, Nathan composes/produces music for Big Bands, Marching Bands, Video/Arcade Games, and Electronic/Dance/Hip-Hop Music projects, and also gives clinics and workshops at Schools and Universities across the country.

General seating TICKETS are $30, VIP TICKETS are $40 and are available online and at the door.

More information at www.SunshineJazz.org plus FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAMSunshine Jazz Organization programming is presented with support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Cultural Affairs Council, Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. SJO Events are ADA Compliant.
 
Our mission is to foster and enhance jazz talent by sponsoring workshops, concerts and lectures for aspiring and established jazz musicians, as well as to maintain the archives of audio and video related to jazz music. Sunshine Jazz also provides a jazz musicians' referral service, produces concert tours, commissions jazz recordings, publishes the monthly newsletter, The Sunshine Jazz Messenger, and is the established Florida link for jazz societies internationally.


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Thursday, June 27, 2024

Zach Bartholomew CD Release Concert at Moss Center in Cutler Bay July 27, 2024 with All Star Jazz Band

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"Balancing Act" 
CD Release Tour
Special Guest: Benny Benack III


Saturday, July 27, 2024 | 8:30pm
Zach Bartholomew
Balancing Act CD Release
at the
DENNIS C. MOSS
CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
Black Box Theater
10950 SW 211th Street
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
MossCenter.org | (786)573-5300

This concert will feature an all-star group of musicians from across the country, led by Miami-based award-winning pianist/composer Dr. Zachary Bartholomew. His virtuosity, musical creativity, and fun energy have made him a fan favorite of audiences throughout the Sunshine State and his diverse musical repertoire make every concert a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

More than a show, this event will be a party celebrating the release of the Zach Bartholomew Band’s latest album “Balancing Act”.  Hear the stories behind the compositions directly from the composer and enjoy a night of world-class music and fun!  

This show will feature world-renowned trumpeter Benny Benack III from NYC, GRAMMY® & Latin GRAMMY® Award-winning saxophonist David Fernandez, University of Miami’s Professor of Contemporary Bass Marty Quinn, and Costa Rican master drummer and Director of Jazz Studies at California State University Fullerton Rodolfo Zuniga.



The Dennis C. Moss Cultural Arts Center is managed by the 
Miami-Dade County  Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support 
from the Office of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County 
Commissioners.  The Center is dedicated to presenting and supporting 
arts and culture and providing access to the arts to the entire 
Miami-Dade County community.
           
It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements 
of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The facility is accessible and 
assistive listening devices are available in the Main Stage 
Auditorium and the Black Box Theater space. To request materials 
in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend an event 
at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, please contact 
Stephanie Aponte, 786-573-5314, saponte@miamidade.gov
at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY
 users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).
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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

*THE PATIO IS INDOORS TONIGHT!* FREE Blues Sunday! Blues on the Patio Series in Gainesville at A. Quinn Jones Museum Sunday, June 30, 2024


"Blues is a tonic for whatever ails you. 
I could play the blues and then not 
be blue anymore." - B.B. King

Sunday, June 30, 2024 | 7-9pm | FREE
A. Quinn Jones Museum & 
Cultural Center
1013 NW 7th Ave
Gainesville FL 32601
WEBSITE  (352)334-2010
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The Blues are the roots of African American music today. On The Patio, a bi-monthly series, features local and regional Blues artists. This series  provides a network of association for area Blues lovers and build upon the Blues Education program by encouraging youth participation. Admission is FREE! 

This June enjoy the Dr Jules' Cool Blues Trio as they present both time-honored Blues and Swing tunes, as well as original material that combines Humor and the Blues to entertain and perhaps even inspire thought. 

Dr. Jules’ Cool Blues is the brainchild of Dr. Jules Gliesche, whose long quest to preserve and honor the Blues has led to a recent evolution that preserves his own need to write original decompositions and cover Blues standards in public, while adding the talents of Little David Thornton (harp) and Marie Williams (piano, guitar and primarily vocals) to round out the sound and diversify the setlist.

As a trio they strive to both promote Dr Jules’ original decompositions, and play the Blues honestly and true to its original roots and rhythms. By incorporating elements of Jazz & Big Band Swing, their sound remains soulful, and firmly rooted in the rhythms and traditions of the Blues. Plus, if you listen to the lyrics, you’ll discover that they’re often downright amusing. Their motto remains “We’ll play the Blues for you.” 

The A. Quinn Jones Museum & Cultural Center, housed in the former Jones Family home at 1013 NW 7th Avenue in Gainesville, Serves as a tribute to one of the most influential educators in the history of Alachua County. The Museum features a permanent exhibit on “Prof” Jones, the people and places of the Fifth Avenue/Pleasant Street neighborhood, and houses a collection of oral histories centering on the African-American experience in Gainesville.


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SAVE THE DATE FOR THE NEXT
NCFBS BIG EVENT!

Sunday, July 28, 2024 ~ Doors 6pm, Show 6:30pm
INDOOR SHOW
SEATED, ALL AGES
DOUG MACLEOD
w/
Bill Ricci
OPENING THE EVENING!
AT
619 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
Facebook Event Page - Invite your friends!


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North Central Florida Blues Society Welcomes Doug MacLeod Back to Heartwood Soundstage July 28, 2024 w/ Bill Ricci Opening

An Unparalled Evening
of Acoustic Blues!


Sunday, July 28, 2024 ~ Doors 6pm, Show 6:30pm
INDOOR SHOW
SEATED, ALL AGES
DOUG MACLEOD
w/
Bill Ricci
OPENING THE EVENING!
AT
619 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
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(352) 258-8557
FACEBOOK PAGE

The North Central Florida Blues Society is excited to bring Doug MacLeod and Bill Ricci to Heartwood Soundstage in Gainesville FL for back-to-back solo acoustic shows.

Nominated for TWO Blues Music Awards in 2024: Acoustic Guitarist Of The Year and Acoustic Album Of The Year for Raw Blues 1.
   Doug MacLeod is a prolific singer, songwriter, engaging storyteller, and masterful guitarist, and he has become one of today’s most award-winning and loved acoustic Blues artists still touring today. And Doug returns to Gainesville, Florida to play Heartwood Soundstage, Gainesville’s finest listening room, courtesy of the North Central Florida Blues Society.
   He has won seven Blues Music Awards, including the Award for Acoustic Artist Of The Year in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2020, and 2023, and Acoustic Album of The Year in 2014 and 2018. Doug is an international touring artist who writes and sings original songs that are based on his own life and experiences. He learned from the old masters and carries forward a valuable tradition. Doug subscribes to the philosophies he learned from country Bluesman Ernest Banks: “Never play a note you don’t believe” and “Never write or sing about what you don’t know about.”

“Like all great Blues men, MacLeod lives his music, and the songs are not just on the tips of his fingers and tongue, they are one with his being.
– Blues Music Magazine

“Simplicity. Honesty. A wealth of Blues feeling. He’s a gem.”
– All Music Guide

Bill Ricci is an acoustic Blues singer/songwriter that has received much acclaim, including 2023 nominations from the Songwriters Showcases of America for Songwriter of The Year and Musician of The Year for Guitar.
He has performed at legendary Blues clubs, including the Historic Tap Room on Beale Street in Memphis, and at Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Mississippi. This will be his FIRST Heartwood Soundstage performance.
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.

HEADS UP!
Sunday, August 25, 2024 | 7-9p | FREE
BLUES ON THE PATIO
at the
A. Quinn Jones Museum & Cultural Center 

 
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

AREA VISITOR & LODGING INFO AT:
The BLUES has HISTORY in
GAINESVILLE!
20 YEARS OF BRINGING THE BEST BLUES 
IN THE WORLD TO GAINESVILLE FLORIDA!

2024
Doug MacLeod
EG Kight
Cash Box Kings
Kent Burnside

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
Sheba the Mississippi Queen
The Nighthawks
&
Reverend Billy C. Wirtz
Terry Hanck & His California Band

2021
Little Jake & the Soul Searchers
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
21 Blue Featuring Longineu Parsons

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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