BRADENTON – Make this weekend a memorable one, support and enjoy local live music! Check out the Bradenton Times Weekend Sounds to see which bands you can catch and where.
Twinkle and Rock Soul Radio
Friday: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Popular local group Twinkle and Rock Soul Radio return to the Motorworks beer garden scene this weekend. Twinkle has worked with Aerosmith, Dickie Betts, Rod Stewart, Gregg Allman, and countless others. In the 90s she signed to Warner Brothers for her debut album “Haunted by Real Life”, produced by Patrick Leonard (Madonna, Roger Waters, Pink Floyd) where she drew attention on the jazz / pop charts for her title song. Rock Soul Radio’s members are singer Twinkle, guitarist Lenny Brooks, bassist Tony LeClerc and Benny Puckett on drums.
About the place:
Since its opening in 2014, Motorworks Brewery quickly became one of Florida’s most awarded breweries with over 22 national and international medals. With over 20 beers on tap, a full liquor bar, an extensive wine collection, and a rotating batch of seasonal and specialty beers available in the tasting room, Motorworks is a great place to join friends for a cool pint of beer. or a cocktail. Their four-poster Beer Garden features an elevated patio, games, outdoor stage, plenty of patio seating, and a room for dancing. Food offerings from local food trucks. 1014 9th Street West, Bradenton, near the Village of the Arts.
Friday: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Monsoons are the hottest new party band, mixing New Orleans funky with good ol ‘rock n’ roll. Born from the realization of the three members that they had something rare between them – decades of professional experience and a vision to have fun – the trio bring the sounds of blues, southern rock and pop all together. by adding their personal mark of charm and humor, creating the perfect conditions to have a good time.
Venice drummer Pat McDonald has spent nearly 20 years traveling the world with the famous Charlie Daniels Band. Moonson guitarist and lead vocalist Steve Junot is a seasoned New Orleans musician who has toured internationally with a zydeco band and has given countless solo shows. Bassist and vocalist Chris Guertin has a professional music career that has taken him to over 90 countries as Music Director of Cruise Ships and has performed as a band member or special bassist and vocalist in several local bands. No cover.
Can’t do their Friday show? The Monsoons are back at Stottlemyers for the Sunday Funday on the 19th from 4pm to 7pm. It’s bassist Chris Guertin’s 50th birthday, and the band are planning to throw a party! Monsoons will be joined by special guest Todd Adams (keyboards / vocals) for the special occasion.
About the place:
East of I-75 on Fruitville Road Stottlemyer’s smokehouse is an outdoor barbecue restaurant located under an expansive outdoor tiki hut, featuring an old-fashioned Florida-style tiki bar. Founded by the Stottlemyer family, this award-winning family restaurant and concert venue serves slow-cooked beef brisket, ribs, pulled pork, sandwiches and salads, in a unique atmosphere. Reservations are accepted. 19 East Road, Sarasota.
“Party-band” trio, Les Moussons
RJ Howson and his friends
Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen
Saturday: 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Fire marked in the circuit of the blues of Chicago, rocker roots and bluesman RJ Howson recaptured his guitar skills by playing and sharing the stage with blues icons and other musicians at Buddy Guy’s Legends, Rosa’s Lounge, Kingston Mines, BLUES on Halstead and many other Windy City clubs as well as countless other locations in the Midwest. RJ has continued to be steeped in Southern Stews since arriving in Florida with openers for Butch Trucks & the Freight Train Band, Dickey Betts & Great Southern, the Atlanta Rhythm Section, Molly Hatchet, Buddy Guy and a host of legendary musicians. . Having played music from a young age, RJ has played everything from Chicago Blues to Funk, Soul, Rock, Gospel, Country, Salsa and World Music. “My goal is to use music to show that all people’s roots are the same and to play it forward while paying homage to the past and to my mentors.”
RJ will be joined by Gregg Voorhees on bass (from the band Gregg Allman) and drummer Brian Shepherd.
About the place:
Located in Bradenton Arts Village, Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen is Bradenton, Florida’s newest restaurant serving soulful southern cuisine. Live music is hosted on their intimate patio / garden with a capacity of 80 seats. Known for his eclectic Southern cuisine, Chef Dave Shiplett puts his creative twist on Southern classics by serving them in this century-old cottage that also doubles as an art gallery. Check out their event page for more upcoming shows! Reservations are highly recommended due to limited capacity. 1114 12th Street West, Bradenton.
Musician and guitarist, RJ Howson
Jiggs Landing Outpost
Saturday: 5 pm-8pm
From gentle to sassy, ââphilosophical to irreverent, Stumble Creek is an eclectic mix of Americana with strong folk roots, hot flashes of bluegrass and rock-inspired riffs. As any good stream should, Stumble Creek offers a range of sounds and sensations that are a feast for the ears as well as the heart – a one-of-a-kind experience at every turn. The group includes Austin Kennedy (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Sara Stovall (vocals, violin), Heather Downie (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Tom Hicks (vocals, double bass). $ 5 blanket at the door.
About the place:
Jiggs Landing Outpost is located inside Manatee County Park, Jiggs Landing. With a public boat launch, fishing, cabin, kayak and canoe rentals, a bait shop and a small cafe – but it’s also a place of live music! The outdoor site is on the Evers Reservoir and the Braden River with stunning sunset views. Enjoy a beautiful natural site in a historic district in the heart of East Manatee. The cafe offers a light menu, adult and non-alcoholic drinks, snacks and Big Olaf ice cream. 6106 63rd Street East, Bradenton.
American folk group and bluegrass, Stumble Creek
Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones
Doug Deming and the jewel tones play traditional blues, west coast and Texas swing, and early 1950s roots rock. Deming is an American blues and roots guitarist / singer, who won a Blues Blast Music Award nomination for Blues Band in 2013 and 2019. They also reached No. 3 on Billboard’s Blues Albums chart for their 2018 album Complicated Mess. Accompanied by bassist Andrew Goham (formerly of the Bottom Feeders) and percussionist Zack Pomerleau (a seasoned musician born and raised in Auburn, Maine), this trio is true rhythm & blues rock! No cover.
About the place:
Located in one of the oldest fishing villages in the United States, the Cortez kitchen is a prime destination for locals and tourists alike. Named for the body of water on which it sits, known to locals as “the kitchen” because of its plentiful supply of fish and seafood. Visitors love the laid-back Florida vibe of Cortez Kitchen as well as live music every weekend. Full bar, old fashioned seafood and ocean views. 4528 119th Street West, Cortez, Bradenton.
Doug Deming and the Tones Jewels
Lakewood Ranch Farmers Market
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dean Johanesen is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from New York City. He has resided and performed in several other US states, but the artist currently resides in Sarasota, Florida. After moving to Florida, Johanesen led a group called The Human Condition, an acoustic rock project that incorporated American influences, country, and singer-songwriter sounds. Johanesen’s passion for gypsy jazz in the vein of Django Reinhardt initiated him on a musical path centered on stories from the past, set in a setting of gypsy swing. A style that the artist invented “the circus swing”. Throughout his career, Johanesen has shared projects with renowned musicians such as Robby Krieger (formerly of The Doors), Donovan Frankenreiter, Martha Wainwright, Howard Jones, Steve Forbert, John Waite, and Peter Mulvey.
You can watch a live performance with Dean Johanesen this Sunday at Lakewood Ranch Farmers Market from 10 a.m. Each week, take advantage of emerging local musicians and orchestras to liven up your shopping at the Sunday market. Have a drink or a snack, enjoy shaded seats and listen to the sounds. 8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Lakewood Ranch.
Singer-songwriter and storyteller, Dean Johanesen (photo via Facebook)
For more local music listings in Bradenton and across the region, check out GoTonight.com or download the GoTonight app. Do you know of a great local venue or an upcoming show?