Sounds from the weekend of November 19 to 21

BRADENTON – The local music scene brings to 941 area music lovers another great weekend of live performances scheduled at several popular venues in Bradenton and Sarasota. Check out the Bradenton Times Weekend Sounds to see which bands you can catch and where.

Rye road strip

Motorworks Brewing Company

Friday: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Rye Road Band has been rocking audiences from top to bottom of Florida’s Gulf Coast for over a decade. Their sound is a unique blend of new country and rock. The group includes the emotional voice and country-influenced guitar of Pete Tamburin, the solid rhythms and amazing high harmonies of drummer Dan Garrido, the energetic and booming basslines of Bryant Crawford and the dizzying keyboards of Tim Meyer. Catchy and accessible melodies under lyrics that everyone can identify with, a sound that will make you vibrate and move you for sure! No cover.

About the place:

Since opening in 2014, Motorworks Brewing has quickly grown into one of Florida’s most awarded breweries, with over 22 national and international medals. With over 20 beers on tap, a full liquor bar, an extensive wine collection, and a rotating batch of seasonal and specialty beers available in the tasting room, Motorworks is a great place to join friends for a pint of beer. cool or a cocktail. Their four-poster Beer Garden features an elevated patio, games, outdoor stage, plenty of patio seating, and a room for dancing. Food offerings from local food trucks. 1014 9th Street West, Bradenton, near the Village of the Arts.


Stottlemyer’s smokehouse

Friday: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Monsoons bring the party back to Stottlemyer’s this Friday! Sarasota’s hottest party band mixes New Orleans funky with good ol ‘rock n’ roll. Drummer Pat McDonald has spent nearly two decades on tour with the famous Charlie Daniels Band. Lead singer and guitarist Steve Junot is a seasoned New Orleans musician who has toured internationally with a zydeco band and has given countless solo shows. Bassist and vocalist Chris Guertin prides himself on a career that has taken him to over 90 countries as Music Director of Cruise Ships while also performing as a band member or special bassist and vocalist. in several local groups. The three members form an experienced and professional trio, add their personal touch of charm and humor, and together the three create the perfect conditions to have a good time. No cover.

About the place:

East of I-75 on Fruitville Road, the Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse is an outdoor barbecue restaurant located under a sprawling outdoor tiki hut, featuring an old-style Florida Tiki bar. Founded by the Stottlemyer family, this family-run restaurant and concert venue serves brisket, ribs, pulled pork, sandwiches and salads in a unique atmosphere. Reservations are accepted. 19 East Highway, Sarasota.

Monsoons. Guitarist Steve Junot, drummer Pat McDonald and bassist Chris Guertin.

Florida Dead Set

Big Top Brewing Company

Friday: 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Dead Set Florida is a Tampa Bay-based band that perform music from the Grateful Dead and the Jerry Garcia Band, as well as solo material from Bob Weir and Phil Lesh. The group was founded in 2017 by bassist and singer Christian Walker. Walker is joined by Paul Wolff (lead guitarist), Tucker Waud (keyboardist), Michael Garrie (rhythm guitar and vocals), Mike Garrie (drums and vocals) and Michael Pandiscio (rhythm guitar and vocals). Pandiscio is the newest member of the group, joining during the 2020 pandemic. A year later, the quartet is finished and continues their mission of preserving the legacy of “the greatest musical presence of the 20th century” by jamming, touring and dancing. No recovery.

About the place:

Big Top Brewing Company is a production brewery based in Sarasota. Valuing their great city and its great history, they decided to add an excellent local beer. A compliment to Sarasota’s historic associations with the Ringling Circus, the performing arts, famous architecture, the best art and design schools, and world-renowned tourism, Big Top Brewing makes world-class beers, inspired by their hometown. Brewing, tasting and live music from some of the region’s best artists. In partnership with Sunshine Grill as a permanent food truck, they also offer other rotating offers. 975 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota.

Tampa-based jam band, Dead Set Florida

Stumble Creek

Jiggs Landing Outpost

Saturday: 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

From sweet to sassy, ​​philosophical to irreverent, Stumble Creek is an eclectic mix of Americana with strong folk roots, warm bluegrass flashes and rock-inspired riffs. As any good stream should, Stumble Creek offers a range of sounds and sensations that are a feast for the ears as well as the heart – a unique experience with every 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 blanket.

About the place:

Jiggs Landing outpost is located inside Manatee County Park in Jiggs Landing. The outpost has a public boat launch, fishing, cabin rentals, kayaks and canoes, a bait shop and a small cafe, but it’s also a concert hall! The outdoor site is on the Evers Reservoir and the Braden River with stunning sunset views. Enjoy a beautiful natural site in a historic district in the heart of East Lamanatee. The cafe offers a light menu, adult and non-alcoholic drinks, snacks and Big Olaf ice cream. 6106 63rd Street East, Bradenton.

American folk group and bluegrass, Stumble Creek

Memphis Rub

Clancy Irish Sports Pub

Saturday: 5 pm-9pm

Memphis Rub Band is a group of 4 musicians from the Sarasota / Bradenton area who perform a mix of blues, rock, funk and R&B. With Gary Drouin on guitar, Scott Matzke on bass and vocals, Dan Ryan on keyboards and David Wells on drums and vocals, they perform both covers and original music. In 2018, Memphis Rub released their first album, Taste, and several tracks from the album have aired on regional radio stations WMNF and WSLR, including “Red Tide Blues”. No cover.

About the place:

Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub is located in Bradenton, near Cortez Rd. Clancy’s is known for its bar food, extensive bar menu, live entertainment and most of all, its fun! Their laid back and relaxed atmosphere has been described as ‘Irish Tavern meets Jimmy Buffet’. Music is provided inside and out, with their open-air room with a coastal vibe and a famous Tiki-hut bar. 6218 Cortez Road West, Bradenton.

Memphis Rub

Kimi tortuga

Caddy’s Bradenton

Saturday: 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

Kimi Tortuga is a versatile singer-songwriter based in the greater Tampa Bay area. Starting her musical journey with the piano at the age of only 5, she then learned wind instruments and eventually learned the ukulele and the guitar on her own. Her voice has a rich and vibrant soul, and her well-known cover performances are impossible not to appreciate. Tortuga will perform as a duet this Saturday at Caddy’s Bradenton. No cover.

About the place:

Located by the river, Caddy’s Bradenton is accessible on foot from the nearby Riverwalk Park, by car or by boat via the Manatee River. This pet-friendly, tropical-themed venue offers panoramic river views, two large tiki huts, and an outdoor stage. They offer a full bar with local craft beers and an American cuisine menu. 801 Riverside Drive East, Bradenton.

Singer-songwriter Kimi Tortuga (Photo via Kimi Tortuga’s Facebook page)

James Varnado & Johnny Barker Open Jam

Cottonmouth Southern Soul Cuisine

Sunday: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Born in New Orleans, James Varnado moved to the Gulf Coast of Florida in 2006. The locally known and respected drummer has years of performance under his belt. Varnado has performed and toured with George Porter Jr (The Meters), Charmaine Neville (Neville Bros Family), Tab Benoit, Mem Shannon Blues Band, Jon Cleary, Dickey Betts (of the Allman Brothers), The Dixie Cups (Do Wop), and shared the stage with various local groups.

Johnny Barker and Sergae Glushenkov join Varnado for this eclectic spinning jazzy blues jam. Barker is a bass player and founding member of “The JBP”, also known as The Johnny Barker Project. Sergae Glushenkov is a Ukrainian-born pianist who is currently a conductor at Southside Primary School.

The trio offers the audience something a little more like a variety show, leading the jam with opening songs and welcoming a rotation of other talented local guest musicians to join the stage. A jam session guaranteed to bring sound surprises that you will not hear anywhere else. No cover.

About the place:

Located in Bradenton Arts Village, Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen has quickly become one of Bradenton, Florida’s most popular outdoor music venues. The music is hosted on their intimate patio-garden with a capacity of 80 places, a perfect setting under the branches of imposing living oaks in the heart of VOTA. Known for his eclectic southern cuisine, Chef Dave Shiplett puts his creative twist on southern classics by serving his brand of southern soul food in this century-old cottage that also doubles as an art gallery. The place 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.

Drummer James Varnado

Fish kettle

Stottlemyers smokehouse

Sunday: 4 pm-7pm

Popular local group Kettle of Fish has performed for years in clubs, pubs, and venues across Manatee and Sarasota, as well as in Florida and the Southeastern United States. Singer, guitarist and band founder Dana Lawrence is one of our region’s favorite singer-songwriters. Kettle of Fish delivers a sound that is roots “blues rock with soul” that works to bring blues soul together with the energy of rock n ‘roll. If you like the sound of the Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Otis Redding, Robert Cray, the Neville Brothers, Buddy Guy, Stevie Wonder, the Allman Brothers or even The Grateful Dead, you will love Kettle of Fish.

Kettle of Fish performs in front of a crowd of local fans.

Madman’s ship

Motorworks Brewing Company

Sunday: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Ship of Fools is a popular local Grateful Dead tribute band, formed in 2012 in Sarasota, Florida. The classic five-piece rock band also performs music from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Cliff, Van Morrisson, Chuck Berry, Bob Marley, Pink Floyd, The Band, Talking Heads, Warren Zevon and more. Their fans appreciate their slender leads, their catchy rhythm and their tight harmonies. Ship of Fools plays improvised rock and blues, mixing folk, bluegrass and reggae, in a dynamic mixed sound, and performs at various local venues and festivals. A dancing must-have for your weekend sounds.

The five-piece tribute group Grateful Dead Ship of Fools performs on stage.

For more local music listings in Bradenton and across the region, check out or download the GoTonight app. Do you know of a great local venue or an upcoming show?

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