Sounds of the Weekend February 11-13

BRADENTON – The weather is great and there’s plenty of local music live all over Sarasota and Bradenton for you to enjoy this weekend, including Jah Movement, Clover’s Revenge, The Monsoons and Kettle of Fish. Check out The Bradenton Times Weekend Sounds to see which bands you can catch and where.

Jah Movement

Brewing Motorworks

Friday: 8 p.m.-12 p.m.

They say music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be more true for Jah Movement. The group was awarded in 2021 Music Artist of the Year by Manasota Honors. Composed of inspiring musicians and skilled performers, the artists behind Jah Movement have earned a reputation as one of the best reggae bands in the region. Jah Movement will get you moving with the sounds of reggae, soca, R&B, funk and soul. No cover.

About the place:

Since opening in 2014, Motorworks Brewing has become one of Florida’s most awarded breweries, with over 22 national and international medals. With over 20 beers on tap, a full liquor bar, extensive wine collection, and a rotating batch of seasonal and specialty beers available in the dining room, Motorworks is a great place to join friends for a pint. chilled or a cocktail. Their canopied Beer Garden features an elevated deck, games, outdoor stage, large patio and a dance hall. Food offers from local food trucks. 1014 9th Street West, Bradenton, near Arts Village.

The dive bombers

AMI blue marlin

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

The Divebombers are, “Toe tappin’ knee slappin’ foot-stompin’ good ol’ American music.” Members George Worthmore (Blues Hall of Fame inductee), Nat Langston (Sarasota Finger Picking Whiz-Kid), and Chad Clifford (veteran rock and roll bassist) perform music by George Jones, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell , Jerry Reed, Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and non-fat Elvis. No cover.

About the place:

Blue Marlin is located in a 1920s cottage on historic Bridge Street where the first bridge to Anna Maria Island was located. Their backyard, “The Trap Yard,” offers an intimate nautical vibe with full-service dining, or more casual fare from their Street Food menu ordered “trap side” in their outdoor kitchen. Featuring a full craft cocktail bar and coastal cuisine. Reservations are recommended for dinner. 121 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.

The dive bombers

Clover Revenge

Pub 32 Irish Gastro Pub

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

Clover’s Revenge brings a mix of two Irish musical traditions: acoustic pub music and Celtic punk rock. Using simple instrumentation, the trio create an explosive sound, with detailed harmonic lines, intricate rhythms and provocative original lyrics. Soaked? – no, their Irish folk is marinated in the traditions of the Dubliners, Pogues, Silly Wizard and Flogging Molly. The band insists on high-speed technical traditional tunes and punk rock badassery. Featuring percussion by Beau Wilberding on Cajon drum, Zach Johnson on guitar and vocals, and John Barron on vocals, mandolin and guitar. High energy, great fun. No cover.

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 are recommended. 8383 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

Clover Revenge

Monsoons

Sun Outdoors Sarasota Poolside Bar and Grill

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 brand of charm and humor, and together the three create the perfect conditions for having a good time. No cover.

About the place:

Sun Outdoors, formerly Sun n’ Fun RV Resort, is more than an RV resort. If you’ve never been there, you might not know that the water park’s pool and deck area has an expansive seating area, cafe, and full bar. A perfect place to listen to live music on a hot Florida summer day. Their poolside bar and grill serves an array of beers, cocktails, American staples, and classic snacks like wings and fries. 7125 Fruitville Road, Sarasota.


The monsoon band


sine waves

Brewing Motorworks

Saturday: 7 p.m.-11 p.m.

Sinewaves are a rock band from Southwest Florida consisting of four multi-instrumental musicians and friends. Their setlists include renditions of popular songs from multiple genres including rock, blues, funk, soul, country, and more. Through their personalized interpretations of yesterday’s classics and today’s hits, Sinewaves is on a mission to bring the songs they cover back to life and a sweet sonic nostalgia to their audience. Each set is unpredictable and is sure to keep those good vibes going and the dance floors rocking, all night long. No cover.

Sarasota and Manatee based band, Sinewaves

baby boomers

Brasserie and restaurant 3 keys

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

On Saturday, The Boomers Band will play their unique mix of 60s rock in the beer garden of 3 Keys Brewing. Performing in venues around the Suncoast, this Bradenton-based rock band played a wide range of songs from 1964 to 1969. Vocalist/rhythm guitarist Bob Cary, lead guitarist Ted Mork, keyboardist and saxophonist Bob Hepler, bassist Todd Bohlmann and drummer Mike Kennedy play an energetic mix of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Doors, Steppenwolf, Grass Roots, Monkees and many more iconic bands of the decade. 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.

60s cover band, The Boomers

fish kettle

Stottlemyer Smokehouse

Sunday: 3 p.m.-6 p.m..

Popular local band Kettle of Fish have been performing in clubs, pubs and venues across Manatee and Sarasota, as well as in Florida and the United States for years. Singer, guitarist and band founder Dana Lawrence is one of the region’s favorite singer-songwriters. Kettle of Fish is a band with an ever-flowing rotation of talented local and guest musicians.
During their years of performance, Kettle of Fish shared the stage with many bands and musicians, including Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Roger Waters’ Band, Devon Allman, Pat Travers, Damon Fowler and Dickey Betts, and they played opening performances for artists. like Eddie Money, Molly Hatchet, Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro, Trombone Shorty, the Marshall Tucker Band, Jimmy Buffett (at the famous Blue Heaven in Key West), and many more. Kettle of Fish offers a sound that is “blues rock with soul” that strives to bring together blues soul 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’ll love Kettle of Fish.

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.

Kettle of Fish performs in front of the public


RJ Howson and Friends

Big Top Brewery

Sunday: 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

A firebrand in the Chicago blues circuit, roots-rocker and bluesman RJ Howson took his skillful guitar stabs playing and sharing the stage with blues icons and other musicians at Buddy Guy’s Legends, Rosa’s Lounge, Kingston Mines, BLUES on Halstead and many more clubs in Windy City plus countless other locations across the Midwest. RJ continues to be steeped in Southern stews since moving to Florida, having opened for Butch Trucks & the Freight Train Band, Dickey Betts & Great Southern, the Atlanta Rhythm Section, Molly Hatchet, Buddy Guy and a host of other legendary musicians. Having played music from his youth, RJ has played everything from Chicago Blues to Funk, Soul, Rock, Gospel, Country, Salsa and World Music.
This Sunday, RJ will be joined on stage by Dickey Betts & Great Southern keyboardist Mike Kach, drummer Steve Camilleri and bassist Burt Engelsman. 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. Brewing, tasting and live music from some of the best artists in the region. A great open-air venue with an expansive beer garden and terrace bar. 975 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota.

RJ Howson plays with Mike Kach, Steve Camilleri and Burt Engelsman

Dr. Dave Band

Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub

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

The Dr. Dave Band is an energetic country and classic rock band. They have received five Reader’s Choice Awards, including Reader’s Choice Best Local Musical Group/Performer 2021, for their performances that feel good and make you smile. The leader of the group, Dr. Dave, plays guitar, electric violin and banjo. Dr. Dave describes their music as “Kick-grass country-rock”. No cover.

About the place:

Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub is located in Bradenton off Cortez Rd. Clancy’s is known for its bar food, full liquor bar, live entertainment and most of all, fun! Their laid back, relaxed atmosphere has been described as “Irish Tavern meets Jimmy Buffet”. Music plays indoors and out, with their coastal-themed outdoor venue and famous Tiki-hut bar. 6218 Cortez Road West, Bradenton.

Dr. Dave Band

For more local music listings in Bradenton and throughout the region, check out GoTonight.com or download the GoTonight app. Know of a great local venue or upcoming show?

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Corina C. Butler