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Weekend Sounds: June 7-9


BRADENTON — A Summer and Soul flea market, a gypsy-jazz troubadour, and an American Idol alum are just some of the talents you can see this weekend. Be sure to stay in the know for another great lineup of local, talented musicians in Manatee, Sarasota, and surrounding counties. Check out The Bradenton Times Weekend Sounds to see what bands you can catch at your favorite venues.

Dean Johanesen
Fiorelli Winery and Vineyard
Friday - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Dean Johanesen is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from New York. He has resided and performed in several US states, but currently calls Sarasota home. Johanesen's passion for gypsy jazz music in the vein of Django Reinhardt has put him on a musical path focused on stories of old times, placed in a backdrop of gypsy swing, a style that he has coined ""circus swing."" Throughout his career, Johanesen has shared bills with notable musicians such as Robby Krieger (formerly of the Doors), Donovan Frankenreiter, Martha Wainwright, Howard Jones, Steve Forbert, John Waite, and Peter Mulvey.  No cover. 

About the venue:

Fiorelli winery was started with humble beginnings in 1998, now more than 20 years later we are happy to continue sharing our love of wine with our guests who we consider a part of our family!

Aside from making wine, we offer wine tastings as well as private tours. We also host a wide range of private events such as weddings, birthday parties, corporate gatherings and so much more. If you can dream it, we can host it.

Pedro y Zooey
Jiggs Landing Outpost
Friday - 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Pedro y Zooey bring you an exotic blend of roots music from all corners of the globe, bringing a nostalgic atmosphere of timeless, soulful music with a contemporary twist. They perform as a duo, trio, or full band, and their sound goes from haunting ballads to colorful dance numbers inspired by catchy pieces collected from around the world. You'll hear delta blues, Latin, calypso, reggae, Americana, swing, and other feels from around the world, as well as their own charming originals, to create a sentimental vibe of timeless music.

Formed in 2018, Pedro & Zooey is a project that blossomed from the musical expressions of multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter, Pedro Arevalo (who explores all manners of stringed instruments, including dobro, guitar, slide, and bass), and Zooey Seraphine on violin, vocals, & other inspirations.

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, 3 hours before sunset.

Cortez Kitchen
Friday - 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Messenger is an energetic band playing a variety of favorite songs, from classics to current hits with a powerful vocal team that includes male & female lead vocals, great harmonies and a female bass player. They perform Classic rock, a little country & billboard hits.

No cover. 

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.

Friendly City Flea and Oscura Presents: Summer & Soul
Saturday - 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Friendly City Flea and Oscura Present:
Summer & Soul

Summer Night Flea + Music Fest Series
Free Family Event
Saturday Night, June 8th: 5 PM - 10 PM
Saturday Night, July 13th: 5 PM - 10 PM
Saturday Night, August 10th: 5 PM - 10 PM

-Live Music: Soul, RNB, Jazz, Funk and more!
Special Guest Lémon Royale

Open Jam! Vocalists & Musicians Welcome
Plus an Original Artist Showcase
Backline provided:
-drum kit, bring your own snare
-a microphone
Otherwise, bring your instruments & amps!

-Soul Food + Food Trucks
-Friendly City Flea Artisan Market
-Non-Profit Community Partners

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.

Mylon Shamble
Waterside Place
Saturday - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Mylon was born in Chicago but grew up in Bradenton, FL. Her introduction to singing and songwriting is actually accredited to some of her friends from college. When asked to go to an open mic night to support some of the friends that had started a band, she ended up joining them for a song during the open jam and the rest was history.

They began to book major gigs as a headlined band throughout their time at FAU. Some of the members left after graduation, but not wanting to lose momentum, Mylon started booking weddings and private events as an entertainer from 2012-present day. She also began to work in studios, writing original music for herself and for other artists’ projects.

After graduating from FAU, Mylon auditioned for ‘American Idol’ and made it all the way through to Hollywood. Currently, she works as a Songwriter/Entertainer as well as a flight attendant for Spirit Airlines. No cover. 

Rusty Wright Band
Big Top Brewing 
Saturday - 7:00 p.m. 

The son of a blues record-collecting father and a gospel-singing mother, Flint, Michigan native Rusty Wright has spent most of his life on the road and in the recording studio honing his singular take on improvisation-heavy blues rock.

Rusty Wright is a masterful lyric storyteller, guitarist, vocalist, and producer. This Billboard Top 5 artist's sound is a hot fusing of Texas-style blues; driving boogie and Southern guitar rock. The band’s lineup includes Rusty on guitar and lead vocals, wife Laurie LaCross-Wright on guitar and lead/harmony vocals, Billy Agner on bass/harmony vocals, and Vail Hayes on drums.

Wright’s sound assimilates everything from the passion and flamboyance of SRV, to the cool riffs and right-in-the-pocket grooves of Chicago blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin and Freddy King, AKA “The Texas Cannonball”, to the intricate harmonies of the Allman Brothers, with the occasional indulgence of including one of Wright’s interesting musical ‘left turns’. It’s all blended with the forthright nature of Rusty’s world-weary (yet hopeful), plight-of-the-common-man lyrics. This ain’t your granddad’s blues.

Call it contemporary blues, call it blues rock, southern rock, driving boogie, jam blues, blues-infused rock…. It’s all that… just not all at the same time. Call it whatever you want. As Rusty likes to say “It doesn’t matter what you call it. If it sounds good, it IS good.” 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.

TL Jentgens
Woody's River Roo
Saturday - 8:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Musician, TL Jentgens, is returning to Joyland. Hailing from the Graceland of Akron, Ohio with a thorough background in voice, music theory, and acoustic/electronic music production, TL is steamrolling his performance to the forefront of the stage.

The primary result of his explosive LIVE performance meshed with the electronic world of dance music is the epitome of energy incarnate. His epic stage antics lead him to standing atop his drum kit, mesmerizing thousands of awe struck fans, elevating them to his level of intensity and inciting them to gyrate with the power of a thousand suns. That power is his music. No cover.

About the venue:

Woody's River Roo -- A gorgeous river view, friendly people, great food, good drinks, and experiences you won't forget - all waiting for you at The Roo with a view and the only thing missing is YOU. 

James Varnado Blues Jam
Sunday - 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join James Varnado as he hosts Cottonmouth’s Sunday "Jazz and Blues Open Jam." Born in New Orleans, James Varnado relocated to Florida’s Gulf Coast in 2006. The locally known and respected drummer has years of performances under his belt. Varnado has performed and toured with the likes of 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 (Doo Wop), and has shared the stage with various local bands.

The venue's stable Sunday jam offers audiences something a bit 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. 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.

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

Artists and local venues, you can now sign up and input your own calendar info directly into the Bradenton Times website. Click here to learn more. 


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