BRADENTON — It's another weekend, and you know what that means. If you guessed another great lineup of local, talented musicians in Manatee, Sarasota, and surrounding counties, you would be correct. Check out The Bradenton Times Weekend Sounds to see what bands you can catch at your favorite venues.
3 Keys Brewing
Friday - 7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
Justin Howl is an internationally touring blues and roots singer, songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica player based in Chicago, IL, USA. Blues Blast Magazine called him a "strong singer" whose tunes "will strike a chord with you. . . . and are intelligent throughout," in reviewing his debut album Justin Howl and the Salty Dogs. His second album, a solo acoustic project titled Wanderlust, was released in December 2020 and hailed by Music Connection Magazine as "wonderfully weird. . . . cool and vibey. . . . topped off by Howl’s warm and rangey vocal presence." No cover.
About the venue:
Located in Bradenton off of east Manatee Avenue, 3 Keys Brewing is a family-friendly brewery with a full kitchen serving up gourmet-style pub fare. Offering an inviting social atmosphere and weekly list of entertainment, music, and food and drink specials. Enjoy their expansive front porch or take in the sounds of the beer garden with a beverage in hand. Oh, and bring your 4-legged friends! 2505 Manatee Ave East, Bradenton.
Ginny's & Jane E's Bakery Cafe
Friday - 7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
Trey Wanvig is a 21-year-old blues rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter from Sarasota, Florida. Performing in front of audiences since the age of 14, Trey leads a powerful band of locally based professional musicians and performs regularly in front of sold-out crowds at local venues.
Trey’s deep resume includes performing at blues and music festivals including the Waterfront Blues Festival (Portland, Oregon); Bradenton Blues Fest (Bradenton, Florida), Tall City Blues Fest (Texas); Dunedin Wines the Blues (Dunedin, Florida); Blues from The Top (Colorado);
Giving Hunger the Blues (Sarasota, Florida).
Trey has performed alongside many great artists in the blues and blues rock world, including Eric Gales, Shemekia Copeland, Bob Margolin, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Annika Chambers, Janiva Magness, Toronzo Cannon, Paul DesLauriers, Shakura S'Aida, Biscuit Miller, Kenny Neal, Bryan Lee, Doug MacLeod, Ben Rice, Sarah Grace, Tas Cru, Gabe Stillman, Steve Vai, and Eric Johnson. Cover $25.
About the venue:
We are located in the Historic City of Anna Maria, a quaint "Old Florida" area on the north end of Anna Maria Island. Our store is a unique collection of local art and unique finds.
At Ginny's & Jane E's you will hear the sound of people enjoying a meal together with their friends and neighbors. Our cafe offers preservative, steroid and hormone free food. The bakery is made fresh every morning. Perhaps you want a break from the sun and cool down with an all fruit smoothie, or just relax with a cold beer or a mimosa. Our unique setting offers quiet corners or big family tables. Hope to see you soon you.
Ship of Fools
The Marble Bar & Grill
Friday - 9:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.
Ship of Fools is a five piece classic rock band playing the music of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Cliff, Van Morrisson, Chuck Berry, Bob Marley, Pink Floyd, The Band, Talking Heads, Warren Zevon and others.
Formed in 2012 in Sarasota, Florida, Ship of Fools features soaring leads, driving rhythm and tight harmonies. The band performs improvisational rock and blues, blending folk, bluegrass, reggae, and traditional American music in a dynamic mix.
Ship of Fools enjoys playing all over Florida's Gulf Coast at dozens of venues and events including the Five O' Clock Club, Gator Club, D'Coy Ducks, Ace's Live, Blue Rooster, Growler's Pub, Cabana Inn, Cortez Kitchen, Swordfish Grill, Woody's River Roo, WLSR 96.5, Ka Tiki, JR's Old Packinghouse Cafe, Fogartyville Cafe, Ale and Witch, St Pete Brewing Company, Blasé Cafe, Eco Fest, Stottlemyer's Smokehouse, Old School, Skipper's Smokehouse, Towniefest, Darwin's Brewing, SRQ Club, Shamrock Pub, and Giving Hunger the Blues. No cover.
About the venue:
The Mable Bar & Grill is located right off Tamiami Trail. They offer over 30 different taps. Free WI-FI is available. Tuesday nights is open mic nights and Wednesday nights are trivia nights.
Bradenton Cigar Box Festival
The Village of the Arts
Saturday - 11:00 a.m.
The 4th Annual Bradenton Cigar Box Festival is a celebration of cigar box guitars and the unique music that they produce. Originating in the Village of the Arts where it pairs with a Village wide Artwalk, a perfect setting for live music, workshops, and vendors selling handmade cigar box guitars and related accessories, this event offers an opportunity for enthusiasts and musicians to come together to appreciate the artistry and creativity associated with these unique instruments.
At the festival, visitors can expect to see an amazing variety of cigar box guitars on display with the makers, as well as a range of other homemade and artisanal instruments. Workshops may be offered to teach attendees how to build their own cigar box guitars or how to play these unique instruments. Additionally, live performances by musicians who specialize in playing cigar box guitars are often a highlight of the event.
If you're considering attending the Bradenton Cigar Box Festival, you can look forward to a day or weekend filled with live music, interactive workshops, and the opportunity to meet and connect with fellow enthusiasts and artists. Whether you're an experienced musician or simply someone who appreciates the artistry and history of handmade musical instruments, the festival is sure to offer an engaging and memorable experience. No cover.
Saturday - 7:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.
NoFilter creates a one-of-a-kind, concert-style experience featuring four singer-musicians. Each member plays multiple instruments alongside rich, original backing sounds and elaborate vocals. From the chart-topping hits of today to the classics of the 70s, 80s, and 90s, NoFilter brings a fast-paced, energetic show that will keep you dancing, singing, and entertained all night!
Experience the magic of NoFilter’s powerful vocals, skillful instrumentals, and incredible stage presence. Grab your friends, enjoy award-winning craft beer, and let the music take you on a wild ride. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable night of live music! Cover $10 pre/$20 DOS
About the venue:
Venue: BRADENTON’S BEER GARDEN AND TAPROOM - Join us for a lovely afternoon or evening in our famous Beer Garden under a 150-year-old oak tree or enjoy our Taproom that is full of our great beers, wine, spirits, and cocktails.
We strive to fine-tune award-winning craft beer delivered to satisfy anyone’s palate. Our beers and service are performance-driven, the same as the Hudson service center housed in our brewery during the 1940s and 50s.
Based on weather conditions, Live Music may be performed in the Taproom.
Oscura Brunch Series: Andy Brey
Sunday - 10:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Andy Brey is an emerging acoustic-folk-pop crooner whose original music is primed with compelling lyrics and a surprisingly 21st century southern gothic schizoid vibe.
His musical roots sink deep into the hills of New England while his unique vocal style is infused with the bright rays of Florida sunshine. As an adept six-string flatpicker and mandolinist, his live shows are not just any ordinary candy-colored folksy kitsch.
Based out of Tampa, he has performed for years as an auxiliary sideman with several of the areas best known Americana-Roots acts. No cover; tips appreciated.
Performances at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
About the venue:
OSCURA has been reimagined and relaunched in the neighborhood of Old Manatee, with award-winning food and beverage programs, creative events, quality live music, and entertainment.
We are taking that established brand that was built over two and a half years in the previous location and adding new layers; with aesthetics that represent our view of Bradenton past, present and future.
Manatee Performing Arts Center
Sunday - 2:00 p.m.- 4:45 p.m.
Oklahoma! is the groundbreaking musical that set the stage for all that followed! It kicked off a Golden Age of American musicals that lasted for several decades.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s exuberant classic is a lively, tuneful musical full of cowboys, farmers, romance and fearless optimism. Featuring original songs, such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'”, “People Will Say We’re in Love”, and “Can’t Say No” and includes lively dance numbers and charming humor With its timeless story and iconic music, Oklahoma! is a must-see musical that will captivate audiences of all ages!
Thursday, January 25, 2024 from 7:30 PM-10:15 PM
Friday, January 26, 2024 from 8:00 PM-10:45 PM
Saturday, January 27, 2024 from 8:00 PM-10:45 PM
Sunday, January 28, 2024 from 2:00 PM-4:45 PM
Friday, February 2, 2024 from 8:00 PM-10:45 PM
Saturday, February 3, 2024 from 8:00 PM-10:45 PM
Sunday, February 4, 2024 from 2:00 PM-4:45 PM
•Our concession area will offer beverages and light snacks for purchase. Please note that there is a $5 minimum purchase when using a credit card.
•This show is reserved seating
•Everyone coming to see the show must have a ticket regardless of age
•All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.
•Discounted tickets for Season Subscribers, teachers, students, and active military can be purchased by calling the Box Office. There are not discounts for the Feb 2-4 performances.
•The Box Office will open hour prior to the performance.
Additional FREE Parking
401 7th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205
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