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.
Jiggs Landing Outpost
Friday - 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
The Divebombers are made up of musician George Worthmore on electric guitar, Nat Langston on acoustic guitar, and Chad Clifford playing acoustic bass. The band performs music from the likes of George Jones, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Jerry Reed, Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, Non-Fat Elvis, and more. Electric guitarist Worthmore is a New York Blues Hall of Fame and Suncoast Blues Challenge winner and 2017 International Blues Challenge semifinalist. The Divebombers are ""Toe tappin' knee slappin' foot-stompin' good ol' American music."" Cover $5.
About the venue:
Jiggs Landing Outpost - Our outdoor venue is on Evers Reservoir & Braden River, live music is 3hr set and spectacular grand finale sunset!
Sit a spell in our Adirondack chairs on the landing. Rent a rod-n-reel, get your live bait here!
Eat & drink from our Jiggy bar & grill, featuring: ice-cold domestic and craft beer, Yoder's Ice Cream, Egg McJigg's, Seared Ahi Tuna Tacos, Jigg's slaw, Angus Burgers, Sabrett's Hot Dogs & much more...
Bring your kids, bring your dogs, bring your grandparents, bring your friends too!
We also have waterfront cabins, kayak, canoe & boat rentals. Enjoy this beautiful natural venue & historic area in the heart of East Manatee County.
Tamás Nagy Trio
Cafe in the Park
Friday - 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Join Hungarian artist Tamás Nagy on guitar and vocals, with accomplished musicians Jack Berry on bass, and Jared Johnson on drums. Nagy is a native Hungarian musician who brings a personal touch to his interpretations of Hungarian and eastern European influences in the jazz arena.
Nagy was born and raised in Hungary. Early on, he discovered his passion towards music. As a young guitarist he had interest in a wide range of musical genres. Since growing up in the heart of Europe, his musical taste was defined by Budapest’s renowned underground scene, traditional folk, gypsy jazz and also classical music. As he was seeking a deeper and more profound way of his artistic expression, he naturally gravitated towards the world of secular-eastern music.
Over his career around Europe and in the United States, he played in various bands and formations in which he was incorporating his distinct musical style. For years, the idea of creating a completely acoustic musical environment had been emerging. Throughout many musical insights, the Tamás Nagy experience was ready to unfold... No cover.
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About the venue:
Located in Payne Park, downtown Sarasota, Cafe in the Park captures the spirit of a quintessential urban cafe terrace. It's the perfect place for a great coffee, a fresh sandwich, and live music. The family-friendly spot has menu selections of healthy cafe eats.
Josh Quinn & Todd Running
Saturday - 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Josh Quinn is a singer and piano player from Saint Paul, Minnesota. Since discovering music at age 3, he has incorporated blues influences into the wide variety of styles he plays on the stage and venues throughout the Twin Cities area. Relying on his soaring, growling vocals, and chunky piano riffs, Josh strives to tell a story and evoke emotions through his songs, whether playing original music or covering a tune. Above all, Josh’s goal on stage is to bring the listener along for a ride with just the right amount of dissonance to make the music shine.
About the venue:
Welcome to The Cortez Kitchen, your go-to spot for awesome seafood right here in the heart of Cortez! We’re all about serving up the freshest catches with that old Florida flavor. Our place is on the water, so you can enjoy your grub with a killer view. Check out our menu – we’ve got FRESH seafood, live music, and strong-but delicious cocktails. We love being part of the Cortez crew, so come hang with us and enjoy the flavors that everyone around here loves. Swing by The Cortez Kitchen for a laid-back dining experience where good eats are the main event.
Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen
Saturday - 7:00 p.m.
When she talks, the endearing southern drawl draws people in like a magnet. And when she sings and plays that guitar, there’s no doubt that EG Kight means business. She tours as a trio or as a solo, and her live show consists of about 80% original songs. And as a storyteller, in between songs, she often shares humorous stories with her audiences about her upbringing in the heart of the south.
With her rich vocals, captivating guitar style, and hefty catalog of well-crafted original songs, she has entertained audiences around the globe in true southern style. An indisputable triple threat – as singer, songwriter, and guitar player - with her own unique blend of "country flavored southern fried blues”, her music appeals to fans across the genres.
Kight’s original songs have been recorded by several major blues artists, some have aired on five major TV networks and in film, and two songs recently aired on the Season 6 SEC Network “TrueSouth” episode about her hometown of Dublin. And those songs have been added to the ESPN Spotify playlist.
Kight’s 2021 "Trio Sessions" record garnered three Acoustic Album of the Year nominations from various music industry organizations. And Kight received three different Female Artist of the Year nods as well.
And her 2023 "Sticks & Strings" album was just nominated for a Blues Music Award for Acoustic Album. It debuted at #10 on the Billboard Blues Chart, #11 on the Big Blues Chart, #16 on the Living Blues Radio Chart, #19 on the Australian Blues and Roots Chart, and at #22 on the North American College & Community Radio Chart (NACC).
With a total of 19 music nominations over the last 25 years, Kight has no plans to slow down. She’s writing more new songs and performing more live shows, taking her unique blend of roots music to various stages across the country.
No matter the stage, wherever she’s making music, she’s at home. It’s what she does. It’s what she loves… Cover $15 pre-show/$20 DOS
Cottonmouth - Bradenton Florida’s music venue serving southern soul cuisine and live music on our beautiful patio in the Village of the Arts. Dave Shiplett and crew will to serve you and give you an evening you will long remember with seating inside and outside and art from local artists on display. Cottonmouth is the place to hang and feed your soul.
Neil Diamond Tribute
Manatee Performing Arts Center
Saturday - 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Experience the feel of Neil as Keith Allynn unveils the story of Diamond’s life through Neil’s own songs from the ‘60s through today, while weaving through his own comedic career change from an international top 10 Elvis, to Neil Diamond, all for the love of a woman.
Allynn began his career in stand-up comedy at the age of 14 opening for such greats as Chris Rock, Tim Allen and Robin Williams. At 21, he discovered his musical talents while performing “All Shook Up” at a karaoke night. The girls went wild, and Allynn was hooked. For several years he continued to perform as an Elvis tribute artist and was voted a top 10 Elvis, by Graceland, in 2004.
Later, trying to impress a girl who was a huge Neil Diamond fan, he called her on the phone and in his best Neil voice sang “Hello Again” from the Jazz Singer. It became their song, she became his wife, and he became The Diamond Image. Come see the story unfold live along with the story of Neil Diamond’s struggles and triumphs, enjoying hits like “Sweet Caroline,” “Song Sung Blue,” “Hello Again,” “Brother Love,” “America” and many more.
If you love romance, magical surprises, comedy and Neil Diamond music, you will love A Neil Diamond Tribute! Tickets: $30-$38
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