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October 2017
$15 Front, $10 Rear

Cedric Burnside Project

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Music and family came together for Cedric Burnside, a grandson of the famed hill country blues artist R. L. Burnside. Cedric became known for his high-spirited drumming in his grandfather’s band, which can be heard on albums such as “Burnside On Burnside” featuring R. L. Burnside and his band in a club on Burnside Avenue in Portland, OR. Cedric also recorded with his uncle Garry Burnside, who is, despite that relationship, a peer of Cedric’s, and brother Cody Burnside on…

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$5

Alex Zayas Band

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Alex started playing guitar and singing at age 7. Influenced by his brother, who opened him the doors to all kinds of music. After playing with several local outfits in Barcelona, an 18 year old Alex joined harp bluesman Hook Herrera (Gov’t Mule, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Kid Ramos, Denny Freeman) Hook was Alex’s first mentor and also introduced him to the start of a music career by teaching him how to understand the music, specially the blues, and opening the…

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Gospel Brunch with Truality

October 22 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Reservations highly recommended! Stop in after church for authentic Southern comfort food and live gospel plus traditional and contemporary spirituals. Brunch is $24.95 for adults, $12 for kids 12 and under, free for five and under. We’ve also got pour your own mimosas and our signature breakfast cocktail, the Hail Mary.  See the Sunday Gospel Brunch menu here.

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Suitcase Full Of Blues

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founding member Jimmy Fadden and Bluesman Al Fuller, along with J.P. Coley on standup bass for an acoustic show that rocks!  Jimmy plays his suitcase kickdrum, and snare, and harmonica while Al Fuller pulls out acoustic guitars and cigar box guitars, and both sing!  It’s an evening of fun and entertainment.  Here’s a video….

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Al Fuller’s Famous Blues Jam

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Join Al Fuller along with Rich MacDonald on drums and Moe Cates on bass as Al hosts his long standing blues jam in a new location!  The Al Fuller Famous Blues Jam…17 years in the running and now at the Blue Rooster!  Who knows what famous people will drop by?  Brian Johnson from AC/DC, Sidney James Wingfield (member of the Iowa Blues Hall Of Fame), Henry Lawrence (former linebacker for the Raiders),  Dickie Betts,  or perhaps even Neil Larson?  Don’t…

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$10

Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Bringing crowds to their feet at the hardest to please and sophisticated night clubs in the Midwest, Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Altar Boys play traditional blues, straight up with a big dose of passion. With smoking grooves, served up with hot harmonica and smooth stinging guitar they play original songs peppered with nods to Slim Harpo, Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, Billy Boy Arnold, Junior Wells and the three Kings. The Band: Reverend Raven – Guitar/Vocals P.T. Pedersen SC…

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$5

Lauren Mitchell

October 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Lauren always brings to the stage sultry, smokey jazz and blues.  Her sophisticated sounds will leave you mesmerized.

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$5

Twinkle and Rock Soul Radio

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Rock and Soul , Funk and Blues, Roots and Southern Rock from recording artist Twinkle and Rock Soul Radio – just returned from their summer European tour.  The band includes Tony LeClerc on Bass Guitar and Backing vocals,  Lenny Brooks on guitar, and  Troy Parrish on Drums.  Locally born and raised, Twinkle is a Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Recording artist, Teacher, music activist and spokesperson for The Live Music Alliance.  With an enormous following of friends and admirers, Twinkle brings to the stage a…

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Gospel Brunch with Truality

October 29 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Reservations highly recommended! Stop in after church for authentic Southern comfort food and live gospel plus traditional and contemporary spirituals. Brunch is $24.95 for adults, $12 for kids 12 and under, free for five and under. We’ve also got pour your own mimosas and our signature breakfast cocktail, the Hail Mary.  See the Sunday Gospel Brunch menu here.

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Suitcase Full Of Blues

October 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founding member Jimmy Fadden and Bluesman Al Fuller, along with J.P. Coley on standup bass for an acoustic show that rocks!  Jimmy plays his suitcase kickdrum, and snare, and harmonica while Al Fuller pulls out acoustic guitars and cigar box guitars, and both sing!  It’s an evening of fun and entertainment.  Here’s a video….

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November 2017

Al Fuller’s Famous Blues Jam

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Join Al Fuller along with Rich MacDonald on drums and Moe Cates on bass as Al hosts his long standing blues jam in a new location!  The Al Fuller Famous Blues Jam…17 years in the running and now at the Blue Rooster!  Who knows what famous people will drop by?  Brian Johnson from AC/DC, Sidney James Wingfield (member of the Iowa Blues Hall Of Fame), Henry Lawrence (former linebacker for the Raiders),  Dickie Betts,  or perhaps even Neil Larson?  Don’t…

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$20 FRONT, $15 REAR

Victor Wainwright & The Train Featuring A Roomful Of Horns

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Award Winning Blues Artist! Though his career began over a decade ago with genuine rock n’ roll honky-tonk, Wainwright has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the blues. His insatiable interest in music discovery, sheer love for entertaining and curiosity have led him all around the world, and the resulting perspective is a reflection of his passion for entertaining and creating progressive roots music in an effort to move the artform…

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$5

Ari And The Alibis

November 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Everyone Needs an Alibi: Multicultural Fusion Artists Ari and the Alibis Give You One. Infusing Funk, Jazz and Samba with Blues Soul and Rock, Ari and the Alibis have created a memorable ear-catching sound. Formed in September of 2013 Ari and the Alibis quickly became one of the top acts in their native Tampa Bay music scene, as evidenced by their 2015/16 nomination for best local band in Tampa Bay and Ari for best Jazz vocalist. They also received Grammy…

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$5

Jeff Jensen Band

November 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Most people are in for a shock the first time they experience a Jeff Jensen Band performance. It starts with the trio mixing an eccentric blend of soul, rock, and American roots music with a deep blues influence. Suddenly Jensen feels the spirit, transforming into a whirling dervish of sight & sound as he bounds across the stage, barely able to contain himself as he wrenches stark, biting six-string explosions from his guitar. His passion is there for all to…

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Gospel Brunch with Truality

November 5 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Reservations highly recommended! Stop in after church for authentic Southern comfort food and live gospel plus traditional and contemporary spirituals.  Seating at 11:15 and 1:15. Brunch is $24.95 for adults, $12 for kids 12 and under, free for five and under. We’ve also got pour your own mimosas and our signature breakfast cocktail, the Hail Mary.  See the Sunday Gospel Brunch menu here.

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Suitcase Full Of Blues

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founding member Jimmy Fadden and Bluesman Al Fuller, along with J.P. Coley on standup bass for an acoustic show that rocks!  Jimmy plays his suitcase kickdrum, and snare, and harmonica while Al Fuller pulls out acoustic guitars and cigar box guitars, and both sing!  It’s an evening of fun and entertainment.  Here’s a video….

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Al Fuller’s Famous Blues Jam

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Join Al Fuller along with Rich MacDonald on drums and Moe Cates on bass as Al hosts his long standing blues jam in a new location!  The Al Fuller Famous Blues Jam…17 years in the running and now at the Blue Rooster!  Who knows what famous people will drop by?  Brian Johnson from AC/DC, Sidney James Wingfield (member of the Iowa Blues Hall Of Fame), Henry Lawrence (former linebacker for the Raiders),  Dickie Betts,  or perhaps even Neil Larson?  Don’t…

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Von Strantz

November 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Von Strantz, two Chicagoland sisters estranged from birth, with two different upbringings, from across the continent finally meet. They took their now known commonalities and in 2013 joined their last names Von Strantz to create music and art from life’s adversities Utilizing a variety of instruments such as violin, cello, keys, guitar and feet percussion, Von Strantz unites harmonies strung together by commanding and soulful lyrics. With story-sharing as their passion. Von Strantz invites their audience into the emotion of…

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$5

The Betty Fox Band

November 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

After honing her craft for 20 years, Betty Fox’s  debut album, “Too Far Gone”, put her on the international map as a songwriter and vocalist and had the critics from American Blues Scene Magazine to Blues Revue Magazine singing her praises! Her Sophomore album, “Slow Burn” was released in June 2015,  and is already receiving rave reviews from Blues DJ’s, critics, and enthusiasts around the world! It will surely take her farther than she ever imagined. A powerful, soulful vocalist who puts her…

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Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones

November 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Born and raised on the east side of Detroit, Doug Deming now calls Florida’s west coast home. After years of honing his skills in Detroit, Doug and his group were recruited to back many of the days top artists on the touring blues circuit – including The Fabulous Thunderbirds frontman Kim Wilson, the legendary Louisiana swamp blues man Lazy Lester , as well as Chicago great Johnny ‘YardDog’ Jones and Detroit’s own Alberta Adams. Doug still tours with them as…

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Gospel Brunch with Truality

November 12 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Reservations highly recommended! Stop in after church for authentic Southern comfort food and live gospel plus traditional and contemporary spirituals. Brunch is $24.95 for adults, $12 for kids 12 and under, free for five and under. We’ve also got pour your own mimosas and our signature breakfast cocktail, the Hail Mary.  See the Sunday Gospel Brunch menu here.

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Steve Arvey’s Jazz Sessions

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Steve again hosts the stellar jazz sessions, where musicians from throughout the Sarasota community and visiting musicians join him and his group, Michael Dempsey on bass, Bill Buchman on keyboards and James Varnado on drums.  Jazz singers, horn players, and others arrive throughout the night.

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Dean Johanesen

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Originally from New York, accomplished singer/songwriter/guitarist Dean Johanesen has made his home in many parts of the US including Indiana, Nevada, Georgia and now Florida. In 2014 Dean performed 275 dates including festival performances at SXSW in Austin-TX, The Decatur Arts Festival in Decatur-GA, Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival in Gatlinburg-TN, MS Songwriters Festival in Ocean Springs-MS. More festival dates and a consistent touring and performing schedule are in the works for the rest of this year.   A recent passion for gypsy…

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Al Fuller’s Famous Blues Jam

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Join Al Fuller along with Rich MacDonald on drums and Moe Cates on bass as Al hosts his long standing blues jam in a new location!  The Al Fuller Famous Blues Jam…17 years in the running and now at the Blue Rooster!  Who knows what famous people will drop by?  Brian Johnson from AC/DC, Sidney James Wingfield (member of the Iowa Blues Hall Of Fame), Henry Lawrence (former linebacker for the Raiders),  Dickie Betts,  or perhaps even Neil Larson?  Don’t…

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$5

The Singing Divas – Shantel Norman & Brenda Watty

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Shantel Norman and Brenda Watty team up for a night of great music!  It will make you want to get out of your seat and dance!

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$10

Mitchell-Moss Rhythm And Blues Revue

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Take one sassy, powerful singer… Add one impassioned guitar player… And you have a combination that will keep audiences riveted all night long! Whether they are burrowing deep into listeners emotions with blues from the dark end of the street, or lifting them up with the strains of joyful soul music, Lauren Mitchell and Joe Moss continually deliver mesmerizing performances that shift from her commanding vocals to his fiery guitar work, always connecting to the emotional essence of each & every song. Florida’s Gulf…

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$5

Kettle Of Fish

November 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Kettle of Fish has always been a co-op of the best musicians in the area, the constant change of lineup only leads up to more fun! They have been performing in clubs, festivals and events all over the United States for years. They have shared the stage with members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Roger Waters’ Band, Twinkle, Devon Allman, Pat Travers, Damon Fowler, Dickey Betts, Graham Forbes of the Incredible String Band, the Amazing Bolts, Shea Seger and…

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Gospel Brunch with Truality

November 19 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Reservations highly recommended! Stop in after church for authentic Southern comfort food and live gospel plus traditional and contemporary spirituals. Brunch is $24.95 for adults, $12 for kids 12 and under, free for five and under. We’ve also got pour your own mimosas and our signature breakfast cocktail, the Hail Mary.  See the Sunday Gospel Brunch menu here.

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Steve Arvey’s Jazz Sessions

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Steve again hosts the stellar jazz sessions, where musicians from throughout the Sarasota community and visiting musicians join him and his group, Michael Dempsey on bass, Bill Buchman on keyboards and James Varnado on drums.  Jazz singers, horn players, and others arrive throughout the night.

Find out more »

Suitcase Full Of Blues

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founding member Jimmy Fadden and Bluesman Al Fuller, along with J.P. Coley on standup bass for an acoustic show that rocks!  Jimmy plays his suitcase kickdrum, and snare, and harmonica while Al Fuller pulls out acoustic guitars and cigar box guitars, and both sing!  It’s an evening of fun and entertainment.  Here’s a video….

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Al Fuller’s Famous Blues Jam

November 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Join your host Al Fuller along with Bassist Burt Englesman and Drummer Rich MacDonald for a night of jamming fun! 18 years of history – the Al Fuller Blues Jam brings in the biggest names in entertainment around the area. You never know who will attend, be invited onstage to join the mix.

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