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Weekend Sounds: Sept 8-10


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.

Kettle of Fish
Ed's Tavern
Friday: 7:00 pm-10:00 pm 

Over its years of performing, Kettle of Fish has shared the stage with numerous bands and musicians including Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Roger Waters’ Band, Devon Allman, Pat Travers, Damon Fowler, and Dickey Betts, and they have opened for artists such as Eddie Money, Molly Hatchet, Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro, Trombone Shorty, the Marshall Tucker Band, Jimmy Buffett (at the famous Blue Heaven in Key West), and many more.

Led by lead singer, guitarist, and band founder Dana Lawrence, Kettle of Fish delivers a sound that is a rootsy "blues rock with soul" that works to bring together soulful blues with the energy of rock n’ roll. If you like the sound of the Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Otis Redding, Robert Cray, Stevie Wonder, the Allman Brothers, or The Grateful Dead, you will love Kettle of Fish. No cover.

About the venue:

Ed's Tavern was voted the #1 Sports Bar in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Lakewood Ranch. Live Music is every weekend and on Tuesdays for Tequila + Taco Night.

Yaya Diamond & The Dream Chasers
Motorworks Brewing 
Friday: 7:00 pm-11:00 pm 

Get ready to be mesmerized by the incredible Yaya Diamond, whose musical legacy includes being the daughter of international recording artist Evelyn Thomas, the niece of Opera singer Robert McFerrin, and the cousin of Grammy award winner Bobby McFerrin.

Yaya Diamond & The Dream Chasers are the ultimate band for all occasions, delivering a fiery and unforgettable performance. With her spectacular talent and undeniable musical heritage, Yaya Diamond will captivate the audience with her powerful vocals and dynamic presence. No cover.

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.

Jose Ramirez
The Palladium (St. Pete)
Friday: 8:00 pm

The #1 Latino Blues artist in the US, Delmark Recording Artist, two-time Blues Music Award Nominee Jose Ramirez kicks off his Fall tour at the Palladium in St. Petersburg, FL.

At 34 years old, Jose Ramirez is Latin America’s #1 blues artist and has played with some of the biggest names in the blues industry. These artists include Buddy Guy, Kingfish, Janiva Magness, James Armstrong and Anson Funderburgh, to name a few.

Jose recently signed a contract with world-famous blues label Delmark Records in Chicago for the release of his second studio album making him the first ever Latin-American artist to ever sign with this renowned record company in 69 years.

The new album titled “Major League Blues” was released March 4th, 2022. The band recently toured the United States with over 28 cities across 14 states starting in February going thru April.

Location: SIDE DOOR 

Doors open at 7 p.m. for seating.

Reserved: $40. General Admission: $20 in advance, $25 day of show.

About the venue:

Whether in the main concert hall, Hough Hall with its unsurpassed new sound system, or kicking back in the intimate Side Door Cabaret, the historic Palladium Theater is consistently ranked as one of Tampa Bay’s best, most affordable venues for classical, jazz, blues, theatre, opera, Celtic, comedy, dance, educational, literary, community events, and more. The Palladium, located in downtown St. Petersburg’s cultural center, is part of what makes Tampa Bay great.

Kat Crosby and the Rhythm Gators
Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen
Saturday: 7:00 pm-10:00 pm 

Sophisticated blues, a hint of jazz and hot guitar defines Kat Crosby and the Rhythm Gators. Crosby focuses on delivering a show filled with her emotional vocals supported by the powerful and expressive guitar work of her husband, John Peterson. Together they prove just how much fun playing live music can be. 

As a singer/songwriter, Crosby presents blues from a woman’s perspective. Sometimes the song is celebrating the man she loves. Sometimes the song is a lecture about how a woman is affected by the world around her, but it’s always about telling the story.

Crosby's playlist is a combination of original music and carefully chosen cover songs intent on drawing the audience into the music. The music is a mix of fresh, modern blues, a dash of jazz, and always with the attitude of “laissez les bon temps roulez!” LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!

Cover $5.

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.

Zach Regan & the 776
Saturday: 7:00 pm-11:00 pm 

Zach Regan & the 776 is a South Florida band raised up on southern rock and country roots. They're high-energy performers trying to put cracks in the mold of the Alt-Country scene. The band is currently working on their second album and plan on releasing some acoustic singles throughout the next few months.

You can check out their debut album "Wolves" on any streaming platform.

With Courtney Singh

Courtney Amber is a singer/songwriter currently in the Sarasota to Ft. Myers areas.

7 PM Doors; 8 PM Music

$10 ADV; $15 DOS; 18+

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.

Jalen Baker Quartet 
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe 
Saturday: 7:30 pm

Join the Jalen Baker Quartet - consisting of Jalen Baker, vibraphone, Paul Cornish, piano, Gavin Moolchan, drums, and Gabriel Godoy, bass.

Jalen Baker, born in Washington D.C. and raised in Houston, TX, is a vibraphonist, percussionist, educator, and composer whose early training involved both classical and jazz genres.

Since 2019, Jalen has continued to distinguish himself as a performer as a Ravinia Jazz Fellow, where he studied with Rufus Reid, Billy Childs, and Tim Haggins. He has been an active performer with The Ulysses Owens Jr., Jeremy Pelt, Michael Mwenso and The Shakes, Leon Anderson, and Amina Scott quartet, leading his own band in venues in and around Georgia, Florida, Texas, and Chicago. As a band leader, Jalen received the prestigious South Arts Jazz Roads Touring Grant. He has been a featured artist with various organizations such as the Savannah Jazz Orchestra, Houston’s Da Camera, Miami’s WDNA Jazz Hour, Modern Marimba, and Live Music Movement Houston. Since 2021 Jalen has released two albums: “This is Me, This is Us” on Outside In Music in June of 2021 and “Be Still” on Cellar Live in July of 2023; both have garnered recognition from various jazz blogs and magazines.

Currently living in Houston, Jalen continues to compose and perform. His unique blend of original modern jazz compositions and standards makes for exciting live performances. He decided early on to focus on Jazz and, in May 2017, received his Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Studies from Columbia College Chicago. While matriculating at Columbia College, Jalen studied with percussionist Jarrett Hicks. Jalen was a Graduate Assistant in the Jazz Performance program at Florida State University and, in 2019, earned his Master of Music in Jazz Studies. 

Tickets: $27 

Hosts: Modern Marimba is a nonprofit arts collective based in Sarasota, Florida that celebrates music performances and education through the music of the marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, and all mallet percussion instruments. Created in 2019 by musician Tihda Vongkoth, the organization seeks to participate in the lifelong learning process by offering educational music programs and hope as they support and guide creative, resilient, and intelligent musicians.

About the venue: 

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT) was founded in December 1999 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to produce professional theatre that promotes and celebrates African American history and experience, engages a broad base of patrons and audiences, supports the development of a dynamic group of aspiring artists and builds self-esteem in youth of color.

Steve Junot 
Stottlemyer's Smokehouse 
Sunday: 12:00 pm-3:00 pm 

In the last 20 years, Steve Junot has played over 5000 gigs.

When you ask him how he's lasted so long, he'll give you one big reason. "I realized early on that it's not about me... it's about playing what the audience wants to hear."

He loves giving 'em what they want so that they can have fun.

"If the audience is in the mood to chat with each other, I'll play some laid-back, softer stuff so that they can chat. Or if they're in the mood to really listen, dance or cut up and I'll deliver that too. It's all about reading the crowd and giving them what they want so they have a great time. "

Sometimes someone in the crowd will make a request, other times Steve just scans the audience and seems to be able to pinpoint the right song at the right time. And with a repertoire of over 1,000 songs, he can pretty much handle any audience.

But his favorite is taking requests.

"I love when I get a crowd who has eclectic tastes. One of my favorite nights was when someone requested an Elvis song. Right after I played it, someone else requested a Lil' Wayne song. Man, that's about as far reaching as it gets in a two song span, but I loved it! And so did the crowd."

To sum it up, Steve has the repertoire and experience to deliver the fun. No cover

About the venue:

East of I-75 on Fruitville Road, Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse is an open-air barbecue restaurant set under an expansive outdoor tiki hut, including an old-Florida style Tiki-bar. Established by the Stottlemyer family, the family-friendly restaurant and live music venue serves brisket, ribs, pulled pork, sandwiches, and salads in a unique atmosphere. Reservations are accepted. 19 East Road, Sarasota.

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