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Weekend Sounds: June 14-16


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.

Koko Ray 3
Jiggs Landing Outpost
Friday - 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The Koko Ray Show is an R&B-based Rock & Roll band, led by multi-instrumentalist Koko Ray Hansen. They are formerly Koko Ray & The Soul Providers.

The band is made up of  recording artists and play an estimated 200 shows a year. They are a versatile group of players from various musical backgrounds. No show is the same. One thing you can count on is real music by true musicians.

Cover $5

About the venue:

Jiggs Landing Outpost features a light menu, adult & soft beverages, snacks and Yoder's ice cream. Live music Thursdays through Sundays, three hours before sunset.

Pamela K. Ward
Harry's Grill
Friday - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Armed with a saxophone, keyboard and incredible vocals, Pamela K. Ward has a stage show that is nothing short of electrifying. Performing on stage since the age of two, Pamela has a lifetime of entertaining audiences at fairs, festivals and events across the country. She may be a farm girl from the sticks in Arkansas, but she carries a big sax, has some big pipes, and at 4-foot-11, 100 pounds, she's proof that big things come in small packages.

No cover.

About the venue:

Harry's Grill AMI - Live music. Indoor, outdoor pet-friendly patio dining. Craft beer, imported wines. Burgers, wings salads sandwiches and dinners.

Disney's Winnie the Pooh KIDS Show
Friday - 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Pooh Bear and all of his friends from the classic children’s books and animated film band together to rescue their friend, Christopher Robin.

Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship, and, of course...sharing snacks.

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS is great fun for the whole family.
Ticket fees help support this program and our ability to make it accessible for all. Anyone coming to the show must purchase a ticket (including small children). Ticket fees help support this program and our ability to make it accessible for all.

This show is approximately 35 minutes long with no intermission.

This is one of our For KIDS By KIDS Productions.

Discounted student tickets are only available by contacting the Box Office at (941) 748-5875 Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM or one hour before the show.
Tickets: $11.50-$20.00

•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 students, can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (941) 748-5875 Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM
•The Box Office will open an hour before the performance.

Additional Complimentary Parking
401 7th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205

Soul Purpose IV Album Release Party
Birdrock Taco Shack
Friday - 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Soul Purpose IV is a roots, rock and reggae five-piece band from Sarasota Florida. Influenced by the dichotomy of living in paradise and going through hell, their "soul purpose" cannot be satisfied through one genre. Bob Marley, Sublime, Larry Norman, Gospel Music, The Who, Metallica, even Bluegrass music come into play. No cover. 

About the venue:

Located in Bradenton Florida's Village of the Arts, Birdrock Taco Shack is not your average taco joint, but a unique funky-fun taco spot and live music venue. Owner and chef David Shiplett (who also owns the popular Cottonmouth South Soul Kitchen) doesn't serve up just any tacos. Dave has worked as a Chef in San Francisco, San Diego, Sarasota, and now Bradenton. Dine inside the eclectic artsy shack or outdoors on the porch and back patio. Great food, cool people... and TACOS! 1213 13th Avenue West, Bradenton.

Brek Milo
Whiskey Joe's Manatee River 
Saturday - 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Brek Milo is stunningly balancing intimate troubadour breeze with guitar aficionado dazzle by coaxing listeners through emotional lyrics and uplifting melodies.

After losing a parent in childhood and weathering through a troublesome adolescence, he found refuge and empowerment through music.

Brek's eclectic sound features elements as contrasting as pop, rock, urban, folk and fusion; John Mayer meets Prince and Santana.

The versatile young artist sharpened his teeth listening to diverse types of music, and more importantly, performing extensively throughout local scenes internationally.

His relationship with music started at an early age, when he started to write his own songs as a teenager growing up in southwest Florida, inspired by late 90s/early 2000’s radio hits by the likes of Santana and Matchbox Twenty. No cover. 

About the venue:

Whiskey Joe's is open 7 days a week for Lunch and Dinner. Some things may have changed, but our mouthwatering island-inspired dishes, amazing waterfront views and tiki cocktails have not! Come by land or sea, as we have pull-up docks available. We're located next to the old Johnny Leverock's restaurant in Rocky Bluff and five minutes from the Ellenton Premium Outlet Mall. We look forward to serving customers in the surrounding areas of Manatee County, Ellenton, Bradenton, and Sarasota.

"A Night of Charity and Music" Phoenix5 presents F.E.L.T.
Motorworks Brewing
Saturday - 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

On June 15th Phoenix5 Soul/Funk Collective is partnering with Motorworks Brewing to raise awareness and donations for Feeding Little Tummies a Non-Profit Organization dedicated to feeding Manatee County’s most needy – homeless and food insecure students – one backpack at a time! A dedicated board, volunteers and community leaders service 32 schools and over 800 homeless and food insecure children.

It is our honor to invite You ALL to a FREE (no cover charge) evening of Soul, Funk, Rock and Reggae music. Join our Lead Singer is making her Birthday wish come true as she strives to be the change we want to see in our community! All TIPS given will be donated to F.E.L.T.

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.

Saturday - 7:00 p.m. 

Beartoe has been writing, performing and touring in the central and east coast of Florida for over 20 years. Solo, trio or full-piece configuration with the finest players of Florida, they bring soul, blues, country and folk together in a powerful way.

Beartoe is a widely recognized act throughout much of Florida and the festival scene, (Hulaween, Springfest, OBJ) opening for the likes of Devon Allman, Tab Benoit, Donna the Buffalo and much more. Look for them on the festival circuits and around Florida. This is an act you don't want to miss.

No cover. 

About the venue:

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.

Matthew Frost Band
Big Top Brewing 
Saturday - 7:00 p.m. 

At the heart of our musical journey is the passionate storytelling of Matthew, who not only lends his powerful vocals but also crafts the original narratives that shape their distinctive sound. As the vocalist and keyboard maestro, Matthew weaves together melodies that transcend genres, taking listeners on a soul-stirring ride through the landscapes of Alternative Blues, Soul, Rock, and Fusion.

​Barry, the band's soulful bass player, lays down grooves that anchor their compositions, providing the foundation for the sonic exploration that defines the Matthew Frost Band. Josh, the virtuoso guitarist, adds layers of emotion and intensity, creating a tapestry of sound that is both intricate and electrifying. Michael, the rhythmic heartbeat on the drums, drives the energy of their performances, ensuring that each beat resonates with the spirit of our music.

​As a band, they are not confined by boundaries; instead, they embrace the fusion of genres to create a musical palette that is as diverse as the influences that inspire them. Their live performances are a testament to the synergy between the members, as they connect with audiences on a profound level, leaving them captivated by the raw energy and authenticity of their sound. No cover.

About the venue:

Big Top Brewing Company is a Sarasota-based production brewery. A complement to Sarasota’s historical association with The Ringling Circus and the performing arts, Big Top has set out to create great beer worthy of the history and culture that is Sarasota. Featuring brewing, tasting, and live music from some of the area’s best performers. A spacious outdoor venue with an expansive beer garden, porch bar, and food truck. 975 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota.

Cabana Dogs
Peggy's Coral
Sunday - 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cabana Dogs is a modern Trop-Rock band based in Sarasota, Florida. Inspired by easy beach living and the carefree energy of a tropical vacation, Cabana Dogs’ music is a blend of country, soul, reggae, and classic rock ’n’ roll. Their unique coastal mix calls on Rock, Country and Dance music creating a carefree atmosphere wherever they go. Together, their strong presence radiates an infectious groove that will get anyone on their feet. 

Tips welcome.

About the venue:

We are a biker-friendly establishment with a great atmosphere of good times to be noted by our ceiling of pictures. A down-home atmosphere where everyone is welcomed. Great Music, Great Staff & People. Come "Re-Discover" Peggy's "Rockin" Corral.

All Music provided by:
The Tampa Bay Music Network & Vic Lima - aka " The "Beanie Guy"

For more local music listings in Bradenton and throughout the area, check out GoTonight.com or download the GoTonight app.

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