Weekend Sounds November 11-13

Dawn Kitterman
BRADENTON — The storm has cleared and the skies throughout the weekend are predicted to be clear and cool, perfect conditions for taking in some live music. Perhaps more perfect are the bands and musicians scheduled to perform at area venues. Check out the Bradenton Times Weekend Sounds to see what bands you can catch and where.
 
22N 
Motorworks Brewing
Friday: 7-11 p.m.
 
22N is a favored west coast party and dance band. The group plays music from the full spectrum of genres and generations. From pop, country, rock, metal, disco, and Top 40, if you’ve heard it on the radio, they probably play it. 22N is a high-energy group made of five musicians including a female lead singer. The group utilizes video screens and effect lighting to amplify their show. Some artists they cover include Bruno Mars, Pink, Adele, AC/DC, The Cult, Beastie Boys, Journey, Tom Petty, Maroon 5, Motley Crew, Prince, Def Leppard, Queen, Cranberries, and so, so many more! 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, wine, and a rotating batch of seasonal and specialty brews available, Motorworks is a great place to join friends for a fresh pint of beer or a cocktail. Its tree-canopied Beer Garden hosts a raised deck, games, an outdoor stage, ample patio seating, and plenty of room to dance. Food offerings from local food trucks. 1014 9th Street West, Bradenton, near the Village of the Arts.
 
Hot Club of SRQ
Café in the Park
Friday: 7-9 p.m. 
 
Hot Club of 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 makes 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. 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.

Hot Club of SRQ
 
Trey Wanvig  
Big Top Brewing Company 
Friday: 7-10 p.m. 
 
Trey Wanvig is a 19-year-old blues guitarist and vocalist from Sarasota, Florida. Despite his age, Wanvig has an exceptional reputation as a performer as well as an impressive resume. The young musician was selected by the Grammy Foundation to partake in their Grammy Music Revolution Project conducted at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.
 
Wanvig has performed alongside many great artists including Eric Gales, Shemekia Copeland, Bob Margolin, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Annika Chambers, Janiva Magness, Toronzo Cannon, Paul DesLauriers, Shakura S'Aida, Biscuit Miller, Kenny Neal, Bryan Lee, Doug MacLeod, Ben Rice, Sarah Grace, Tas Cru, Gabe Stillman, Steve Vai, and Eric Johnson. An ambassador for the United by Music North America organization, Wanvig released his first album titled Roadside Blues in January of 2018, most of which was written when he was just 14 years old. 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 a great local beer. A complement 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. A great outdoor venue with an expansive beer garden and porch bar. 975 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota. 

Trey Wanvig
 
Sycamore Shade 
Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen
Saturday: 7-10 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
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.

Sycamore Shade
 
Twinkle and Rock Soul Radio 
Motorworks Brewing 
Saturday: 7-11 p.m.
 
Twinkle and Rock Soul Radio return to the Motorworks beer garden stage this weekend. Twinkle has worked with Aerosmith, Dickie Betts, Rod Stewart, Gregg Allman, and countless others. In the '90s, she was signed to Warner Brothers for her debut album Haunted by Real Life, produced by Patrick Leonard (Madonna, Roger Waters, Pink Floyd) where it gained ready attention on the jazz/pop charts for its title song. Rock Soul Radio members are lead vocalist Twinkle, guitarist Lenny Brooks, bassist Tony LeClerc, and Benny Puckett on the drums. No Cover.  

Twinkle and Rock Soul Radio

Celtic Conundrum 
3 Keys Brewing & Eatery 
Saturday: 7-10 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 arrangements of traditional tunes have earned Celtic Conundrum a reputation as being among the pioneers of American Celtic. No cover.
 
About the Venue:
Located in Bradenton off of east Manatee Avenue, 3 Keys Brewing is a family-friendly brewery with a full kitchen serving up gourmet-style pub fare. Offering an inviting social atmosphere and weekly list of entertainment, music, and food and drink specials. Enjoy their expansive front porch or take in the sounds of the beer garden with a beverage in hand... and bring your 4-legged friends! 2505 Manatee Ave East, Bradenton.

Celtic Conundrum

The Divebombers 
Jiggs Landing Outpost
Saturday: 3:20-6:30 p.m.
 
The Divebombers are, "Toe tappin' knee slappin' foot-stompin' good ol' American music." Members George Worthmore (Blues Hall of Fame inductee), Nat Langston (Sarasota's fingerpickin' Whiz-Kid), and Chad Clifford (Veteran Rock and Roll Bassist) perform music from the likes of George Jones, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Jerry Reed, Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, and Non-Fat Elvis. Cover $5. 
 
About the Venue
Jiggs Landing Outpost is located inside the Manatee County Park, Jiggs Landing. The outpost features a public boat ramp, fishing, cabin rentals, kayak and canoe rentals, bait shop, and a small café — but they are also a live music venue! The outdoor venue is on the Evers Reservoir and Braden River with prime views of the sunset. Enjoy a beautiful natural venue in a historic area in the heart of East Manatee. Café offers a light menu, adult and soft beverages, snacks, and Big Olaf ice cream. 6106 63rd Street East, Bradenton.

The Divebombers
 
Ricci & Krown Trio
Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen
Sunday: 6:30-9:30 p.m. 
 
Setting out onto a path with music in his youth, the journey has not been without its challenges, but Jason Ricci has persevered to become a multi-award-winning blues musician and harmonist. Along the way, Ricci has toured, recorded, and performed with some of the world’s most well-recognized blues, jazz, rock and New Orleans musicians. 

In addition to his solo albums, Ricci has appeared as a guest harmonica player on albums with Johnny Winter, Terence Blanchard, Nick Curran, Ana Popovic, Walter Trout, Cedric Burnside, The Mannish Boys, and Joe Louis Walker among others. He has been named Best Harmonica Player by the Blues Music Awards and recorded on the Grammy-winning Johnny Winter album Step Back. Ricci played at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Paul Shaffer Band, Tom Morello, and Zac Brown for the induction of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Most recently, Ricci earned his third Blues Music Award in 2022. 

Currently based in New Orleans, Ricci tours with his band Jason Ricci and The Bad Kind. In addition, Ricci frequently performs in his current home base of New Orleans with pianist and organist icon, Joe Krown. Ricci and Krown’s trio is a blues, soul jazz, and jazz-funk infusion of New Orleans music. The trio includes New Orleans drummer Wayne Maureau. This show is one of only two the trio has scheduled in Florida this month and the only local performance. Cover $12. Call (941) 243-3735 to reserve a table. 

Ricci & Krown Trio

Ship of Fools
Motorworks Brewing Company
Sunday: 3-7 p.m.
 
Join Ship of Fools for another Sunday-Funday show at Motorworks! Ship of Fools is a popular local Grateful Dead tribute band, formed in 2012 in Sarasota, Florida. The five-piece classic rock band also performs music by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Cliff, Van Morrison, Chuck Berry, Bob Marley, Pink Floyd, The Band, Talking Heads, Warren Zevon, and more. Their fans appreciate their soaring leads, driving rhythm, and tight harmonies. Ship of Fools performs improvisational rock and blues, blending folk, bluegrass, and reggae, into a dynamic mixed sound, and performs at various venues and festivals locally. A danceable staple for your weekend sounds. 

Ship of Fools
 
Kettle of Fish
Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse
Sunday: 4-7 p.m. 
 
The popular local band Kettle of Fish has been performing in clubs, pubs, and venues across Manatee and Sarasota, as well as across Florida and the U.S., for years. Lead singer, guitarist, and band founder Dana Lawrence is one of the area’s favorite singer-songwriters. Kettle of Fish is a band with an ever-fluid rotation of talented local and guest musicians.
 
Over their 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 played opening performances 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. 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, the Neville Brothers, Buddy Guy, Stevie Wonder, the Allman Brothers, or The Grateful Dead, you will love Kettle of Fish. 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.

Kettle of Fish
 
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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