Weekend Sounds May 6-8

James Tyrone Band
James Tyrone Band
Dawn Kitterman
BRADENTON — In honor of Mother’s Day weekend, we've included some family-friendly shows and venue options in the lineup. Enjoy some great live music in a park setting, a beer garden, or even over brunch! Check out The Bradenton Times Weekend Sounds to see what bands you can catch and where.

James Tyrone Band 
Riverwalk Rossi Park
Friday: 6-8 p.m. 

The James Tyrone Band will perform a "rain check" show in downtown Bradenton at Riverwalk's Rossi Park the Friday evening after weather forced the cancellation of their previously scheduled show back in April. The performance is part of Realize Bradenton’s Music in the Park series. The family-friendly show is free to the public. The band features Ron Salvo (guitar/vocals), Gene Jones (keyboard/vocals), Jim Copening (bass guitar), Susan Caudle D'Orazio (vocals), and Marcus Copening (drums/percussion). James Tyrone Band performs popular tunes from the ’60s through the ’90s, including contemporary hits. Their setlists include soft rock, modern pop, Motown, blues, and jazz standards. No cover. 

Celtic Conundrum 
McGrath’s Irish Ale House
Friday: 7:30-10:30 p.m. 

Celtic Conundrum brings to the stage an exciting mix of musical and vocal virtuosity with foot-stomping energy! Their music is a distinctive brand of infectious, energizing, and just plain fun. The band's original music, and their arrangements of traditional tunes, have earned Celtic Conundrum a reputation as being among pioneers of American Celtic. No cover.

About the Venue
McGrath’s Irish Ale House is a family-friendly alehouse and restaurant located on Main Street in downtown Lakewood Ranch. Offering a modern atmosphere, their menu features a mixture of traditional Irish favorites and European dishes. The drink menu includes whiskey selections, craft cocktails, draft beer, and wine. 8110 Lakewood Main Street, Lakewood Ranch. 

Celtic Conundrum 

Steve Arvey
Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen 
Friday: 7-10 p.m. 

Steve Arvey began his career playing the Chicago blues circuit during the ’70s. During that period he shared the stage with many of the legendary blues masters from the Windy City. Now living in Florida, Steve is a fixture at major festivals and nightclubs throughout the South, Europe, and the Caribbean. He is also considered by many to be one of the top cigar box guitar players in the world today.

In the year 2001, Arvey recorded his album Fine Line, in 2002, he set out on his first tour in Australia. Arvey's growing popularity earned him a slot at the 2005 Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival. It was in 2005 that Arvey discovered the Cigar Box Guitar. He later signed to Warner International and appeared on the compilation CD from that festival which included tracks from Dave Matthews, REM, Jack Johnson, and other notable artists. No cover.  

About the Venue
Located in Bradenton Village of the Arts, Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen has quickly become one of Bradenton, Florida’s more popular outdoor music venues. Music is hosted on their intimate 80-seat capacity patio garden, a perfect setting under the branches of towering live oaks in the heart of VOTA. Known for his eclectic southern dining, Chef Dave Shiplett puts his creative spin on southern classics serving up his brand of southern soul food in this 100-year-old cottage that doubles as an art gallery. The venue offers craft beer, wine, a list of creative hard ciders, and non-alcoholic beverages. Reservations are recommended due to limited capacity. 1114 12th Street West, Bradenton.

Steve Arvey

Treedomm 
Café in the Park 
Friday: 7-9 p.m. 

Treedomm is a world music reggae fusion band performing a unique blend of various genres into a roots revival listening (and dancing) experience. Melding the roughness of street hip-hop with R&B, the sweetness of island zouk and calypso with reggae, Treedomm creates an innovative sound by meshing each member’s previous musical backgrounds. While combining elements of varied genres, the members apply heartfelt lyrics to their melodies and grooves. The band seeks to provide their audiences with positive sounds, carrying positive messages, that will move listeners of all ages. No cover. 

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 café style food, non-alcoholic beverages, beer, and wine, all served in a community park setting. Truly a great place to catch a live show. Please no outside food or drink. 2010 Adams Lane, Sarasota.

Treedomm

Sycamore Shade 
Motorworks Brewing Company 
Saturday: 7-11 p.m.

Sycamore Shade is an acoustic ensemble known for its rich bluegrass harmonies and its living room performance style. The band showcases familiar old-time folk, Americana, and bluegrass standards as well as original compositions, playing a wide variety of music from bluegrass to contemporary music. No cover. 

About the Venue
Since its opening in 2014, Motorworks Brewing has become one of the most awarded breweries in Florida, with over 22 national and international medals. With 20+ beers on draught, a full liquor bar, an expansive wine collection, and a rotating batch of seasonal and specialty brews available in the taproom, Motorworks is a great place to join friends for a fresh pint of beer or a cocktail. Their tree-canopied Beer Garden hosts a raised deck, games, an outdoor stage, ample patio seating, and room to dance. Food offerings from local food trucks. 1014 9th Street West, Bradenton, near the Village of the Arts.

Sycamore Shade

Rye Road Band
Big Top Brewers Collective
Saturday: 7-10 p.m.

Rye Road Band has been rocking audiences up and down the Gulf Coast of Florida for over a decade. Their sound is a unique blend of new country and rock. The band features Pete Tamburin’s emotional vocals and country-influenced guitar, drummer Dan Garrido’s solid rhythms and amazing high harmonies, the energetic and booming bass lines of Bryant Crawford, and the soaring keyboards of Tim Meyer. Catchy, accessible melodies under lyrics that everyone can relate to, a sound sure to rock and move you! No cover. 

About the Venue
The Big Top Brewing Company has re-envisioned what the former Naughty Monk Ale Works was at its core and brings you, The Big Top Brewers Collective. Going back to the roots of all Belgian-inspired beers, the Big Top Brewing Company has located its brewing base at the former Naughty Monk location in Lakewood Ranch. 2507 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton.

Rye Road Band

Hot Club of SRQ
Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen
Sunday Brunch: 11 a.m. 

Treat mom (and yourself) to a special Mother’s Day Cottonmouth Hillbilly-Gospel Brunch! Gypsy Jazz trio, Hot Club of SRQ, will be the perfect accompaniment to your mid-morning meal with mom. Hot Club SRQ plays gypsy jazz deeply rooted in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. This trio's music simply swings and is full of beauty and romance. The Hot Club of SRQ’s sound can best be described as a 21st-century hybrid of the famous Quintette du Hot Club de France. The likeness of these two ensembles is the violin and guitar that create the fire and magic that make their music so captivating. Another likeness is the infectious groove known as La Pompe, which literally means the pump, and is an unmistakable hard-swinging rhythmical characteristic of this music. This style of swing jazz is more accessible to a broader audience. The brunch show cover is $5. 

Hot Club of SRQ

Damon Fowler 
Big Top Brewing Company 
Sunday: 3-6 p.m.

Catch Damon Fowler this Sunday as he returns to Big Top’s "Blues & Brews," the venue’s weekly residency concert. Fowler is a masterful singer, guitarist, and songwriter. His music is representative of the many styles that make up the roots of American music. Critics have compared Fowler’s guitar work to Johnny Winter and Jeff Beck, while his slide guitar is reminiscent of the late Duane Allman. Fowler is known for his fiery guitar runs, while his lyrical work on lap steel and dobro makes him a stand-out performer among guitar heroes. The Florida native’s hybrid of roots rock, blues, songwriting, and vocals have earned him professional accolades from fellow artists and music journalists alike. No cover.

About the Venue:
Big Top Brewing Company is a Sarasota-based production brewery. Valuing their great town and its great history, they set out to add in great local beer. A compliment to Sarasota’s historical associations with The Ringling Circus, performing arts, famous architecture, the best art and design schools, and world-renowned tourism, Big Top Brewing artistically crafts world-class beers, inspired by their hometown. Featuring brewing, tasting, and live music from some of the area’s best performers. Partnered with BubbaQue's BBQ. Be sure to try the Fowler IPA! 975 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota. 

Damon Fowler

For more local music listings in Bradenton and throughout the area, check out GoTonight.com or download the GoTonight app. Know of an awesome local venue or upcoming show?
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