Sarasota restaurant and blues venue The Blue Rooster rings within the new 12 months with a present by one of many space’s high musicians within the style, Damon Fowler. The blues guitarist, singer-songwriter and former Anna Maria Island resident is an acclaimed solo artist who launched his final album “The Whiskey Bayou Session” on Tab Benoit’s Whiskey Bayou Data. He has additionally performed within the Dickey Betts Band and within the supergroup Southern Hospitality with Grammy-nominated pianist Victor Wainwright and fellow Floridian bluesman J.P. Soars. 9 p.m. immediately; The Blue Rooster, 1525 Fourth St., Sarasota; $20; 941-388-7539; blueroostersrq.com
Twinkle and Rock Soul Radio
Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse will have fun New Yr’s Eve with an occasion headlined by Twinkle and Rock Soul Radio. The Sarasota rock band is fronted by Twinkle Schascle Yochim, who was signed to Warner Bros. within the ’90s, releasing the album “Haunted by Actual Life” underneath the title Schascle. The group performs at 9 p.m., together with a DJ at 5 p.m. and food and drinks specials, together with a major rib entrée with twice-baked potatoes and asparagus, and shrimp and hen jambalaya over crimson beans and rice. 5 p.m. immediately; Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse, 19 East Street, Sarasota; 941-312-5969; facebook.com/stottlemyerssmokehouse
Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones
These celebrating New Yr’s Eve at Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille may even have an opportunity to see Bradenton-based blues act Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones. Although the group resides within the Sarasota-Manatee space, they’ve a nationwide fanbase, incomes a Blues Blast Music Award nomination final 12 months for Blues Band. Additionally they reached No. 3 on Billboard’s blues albums chart for his or her 2018 report “Difficult Mess,” that includes company together with Kim Wilson and the late Little Charlie Baty. 8 p.m. immediately; Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille, 101 Riverfront Blvd. #120, Bradenton; 941-896-9660; mattisons.com
For these in search of one thing to do on New Yr’s Day, one-man band Ben Prestage is scheduled to play Celtic Ray Public Home in Punta Gorda. As a avenue performer in Memphis, Prestage discovered easy methods to play drums concurrently whereas singing and enjoying different devices, a setup he’d carry again to Florida. Although he is a favourite of the Florida blues venue circuit, he’s additionally developed a nationwide and worldwide following, touring Europe up to now. 9 p.m. Friday; Celtic Ray Public Home, 145 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda; 941-916-9115; celticray.net
Sarasota space reggae favorites Jah Motion are scheduled to play a present at Bradenton brewery Motorworks Brewing and its out of doors beer backyard Saturday. The group options soulful singer Shantel Norman in addition to Damie Caines, who used to play in fellow widespread space reggae band Democracy alongside his late father, Oswald Caines. The band ranks among the many space’s busiest musical acts, repeatedly acting at varied native venues, together with a current out of doors present on Van Wezel Performing Arts Corridor’s garden. 7 p.m. Saturday; Motorworks Brewing, 1014 Ninth St. W., Bradenton; 941-567-6218; motorworksbrewing.com
Kettle of Fish
Kettle of Fish is about to return to The Blue Rooster this weekend, in addition to play its weekly Sunday gig at Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse. Fronted by guitarist and singer Dana Lawrence, the Sarasota rock group’s present lineup additionally consists of returning members Greg Poulos and Chris Guertin in addition to Pat McDonald, a former drummer within the band of Charlie Daniels. 8 p.m. Saturday; The Blue Rooster, 1525 Fourth St., Sarasota; $5; 941-388-7539; blueroostersrq.com; 4 p.m. Sunday; Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse, 19 East Street, Sarasota; 941-312-5969; facebook.com/stottlemyerssmokehouse
Together with enjoying in-person at native venues, Bradenton guitarist Steven Paradis has hosted the on-line present “Reside from Paradis’ Porch.” Paradis performs a wide-ranging collection of covers, together with The Beatles’ “For No One,” Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb,” J.J. Cale’s “Magnolia” and Radiohead’s “Creep” throughout considered one of his previous reveals. He even held a livestream live performance performing the Yusuf/Cat Stevens album “Tea for the Tillerman,” which turned 50 in 2020, in full. Midday Sunday; facebook.com/steven.paradis, PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org, Zelle: 941-462-0150
Rockabilly group Purple Elvises is scheduled to carry out at Celtic Ray and Englewoods on Dearborn, after suspending earlier live performance dates at every venue. Rising up within the former Soviet Union, Igor Yuzov fell in love with the forbidden sounds of rock ‘n’ roll and based Purple Elvises after shifting to California, releasing albums like 1996′s “Grooving to the Moscow Beat” and 1997′s “Browsing in Siberia.” The group continues to be going sturdy, releasing the report “My Title is Elvis!” final 12 months. 8 p.m. Tuesday; Celtic Ray Public Home, 145 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda; 941-916-9115; celticray.net; 7 p.m. Wednesday; Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood; $7; 941-475-7501; englewoodsondearborn.com
Have Gun, Will Journey
Bradenton Americana act Have Gun, Will Journey has been internet hosting a weekly livestream present Wednesday nights on its Fb web page, that includes singer-songwriter and guitarist Matt Burke performing solo. The group is considered one of Sarasota-Manatee’s most acclaimed acts, incomes write-ups from NPR and No Despair and showing on the TV reveals “The Good Spouse” and “The Ranch.” Have Gun, Will Journey additionally launched a brand new album, “Uncooked Supplies: House Demos,” earlier this month. Livestream dates could change relying on the band’s schedule; test Fb web page prematurely. 8 p.m. Wednesday; facebook.com/hgwtmusic; PayPal: email@example.com, Venmo: @Matty-B-5000
Along with common in-person gigs at Swordfish Grill in Cortez and different native venues, Sarasota guitarist/singer-songwriter Ted Stevens additionally hosts a livestream live performance each different Wednesday evening on his Fb web page. Stevens calls it a “fast-paced retro-inspired guitar solo present performing authentic rockabilly, surf, blues and roots rockers,” with free unique obtain giveaways to viewers. 7 p.m. Wednesday; facebook.com/ted.stevens.33; PayPal: paypal.me/tedstevensmusic; Venmo: venmo.com/ted-stevens-music, Zelle: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re an space musician who’d wish to be thought of for this checklist, please e mail email@example.com together with your occasion data at the least every week prematurely. Present schedules are topic to alter; test venues/pages prematurely to substantiate or questions on COVID-19 security protocols.
Electronic mail leisure reporter Jimmy Geurts at firstname.lastname@example.org.