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Weekend Sounds: November 24-26


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.

Memphis Lightning 
Birdrock Taco Shack
Friday - 7:00 p.m.

Memphis Lightning was born out of tradition with a pedigree second to none. Having played with the Blues Legend Eddie "Blues Man" Kirkland, Memphis Lightning is the real deal. Their energetic performances will bring you back to the days when the Juke Joints were rockin' and the Blues was King. So bring a friend, roll back the rug, and get on the floor...Memphis Lightning is in the House.

Cover $12 pre-show/$20 DOS

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.

Super Shred Virtuous Power Jam
Cafe in the Park
Friday - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Join Cafe in the Park for an evening of mind-blowing music. Three of the Suncoast's finest musicians are joining together for a one-night-only event that showcases the virtuosity of the guitar, bass, and drums.

On the electric guitar is Gustav Viehmeyerv -- the world-renowned composer and jazz guitarist. Gustav has been featured at the Sarasota Film Festival, Cirque Maceo, and the Django Reinhardt Festival as a featured act.

On drumset is New Orleans native James Varnado--who is known not only for his face-melting drum solos and touring with the Allman Brothers but also for being a staple in the Suncoast community, bringing jazz, funk and swing to the Sarasota area. He is the host of the Sunday Cottonmouth All-Star jam session.

On bass is Johnnie Barker--the bandleader and director of the funk fusion super group, The Barker Project.

Support the arts and venues that support live music. Always check for updates each week due to inclement weather. Come out and have a great time at Payne Park in downtown Sarasota.

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.

Jay Taylor
Bradenton Market
Saturday - 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Born in Duette, FL, on a 2,500-acre farm and ranch, Jay learned early the meaning of hard work and discipline from a supportive family and God that has come in very handy since moving to Nashville, TN in January of 2008. Since moving to “Music City” Jay has played in over 40 states and several of Nashville’s famous venues including Tootsies Orchid Lounge, 3rd and Lindsley, and live on famous WSM 650 A.M. His original music has many elements of his own musical influences such as George Strait, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, even subtle hints of Motown and Southern Gospel can be heard. “I grew up singing in an old Southern Baptist church where my mom played piano and there was just something about her playing and singing that captured me, it still does to this day.” In fact, the song “One Reason” he wrote years ago ( Live version available only on Youtube) was brought to life through the inspiration of gospel music, “it sounded like a gospel melody to me, and I fell in love with it”.

As a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice,” Jay experienced California and an entirely new music industry and found inspiration in his song “The Light.” Moving from the farm to the city, Jay has focused his every aspiration on music and on the chance to connect with a larger crowd. “The Light,” connects with the most human aspiration and faith is the light. No cover.

About the venue:

Welcome to the Bradenton Market, a place where the community meets each week to enjoy fresh produce, local art, music, and free family activities on Old Main Street.

The Bradenton Market is held on Saturdays, October through May, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton.

Bradenton Punk Rock Flea
Sunday - 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

IT'S BACK! Sunday, November 26th The Bradenton Punk Rock Flea Market returns to Oscura thanks to the amazing people at Lakeland Punk Rock Flea Market. Be sure to check out the 50+ vendors and craft makers, food trucks, specials from our bar+kitchen, as well as music from some of the best local Florida punk acts!

Free, Family Friendly Event

12 Noon Until 6 PM

Bands: 1983 The Band, Caustic Bats, Donefor Band, HUMAN ERROR, RATH & the Wise Guys, Suburban Wasteland

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's past, present, and future.

Jason Carter
Sunday - 7:00 p.m.

Jason Carter is a Grammy award-winning fiddler from Ashland, Ky., who performs with The Del McCoury Band and the Travelin’ McCourys.

For the Fogartyville concert, Carter will be accompanied by Alan Bartram (bass), Cody Kilby (guitar), Cory Walker (banjo), and Chris Henry (mandolin).

About Jason Carter:

In Lloyd, Kentucky, on U.S. 23, there’s a sign on the Country Music Highway dedicated to renowned fiddler Jason Carter. It was placed there because of his other accomplishments—the Grammy awards, the worldwide tours, and the many other accolades he’s earned through his music. But for Carter, joining the legendary names honored on that stretch of highway just might mean the most. “There’s a certain sound that’s up there that you just don’t hear anywhere else,” he says. “I think that played a big part in how I sound today.”

True to those Kentucky roots, Carter continues to pour all he has back into bluegrass. For thirty years, he has been the fiddle player for the Del McCoury Band—the most-awarded group in bluegrass history. He’s won three Grammy awards, including 2018’s “Best Bluegrass Album” with the Travelin’ McCourys, of which he is a founding member. And he’s taken home five IBMAs for “Fiddle Player of the Year,” a staggering number that isn’t quite so crazy once you realize just how many bluegrass greats have turned to Carter for collaboration.

Food: Nancy’s BBQ

Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax revenues

Jason Carter and Friends: Lowdown Hoedown Tour | Sunday, Nov. 26, 7 p.m. | Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets: $22 members, $26 not-yet-members, $13 students (13+)

About the venue:

Fogartyville is a special gathering place for those who truly appreciate music and community. Nothing draws people together like a shared musical experience, and the listening room atmosphere at Fogartyville enables people to fully appreciate that experience.

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

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