Last week was an active week for sound enjoyment in SW Florida. Music roared from Naples to Port Charlotte and the curtain closed with the annual music ball, the Spot Awards. The fan voted favorites were picked and congratulations to all nominees and winners.
The Grayson Rogers Band had a stellar week with a good trip up to Senoia, GA. playing a date at The Southern Ground Social Club, on Friday and finished out their schedule taking the stage and they took home three fan voted awards for the best in the categories of: Best Male Vocalist; Best Country Band and Best Band. This band is only lighting the fuse on their possibilities in music, so make sure you get out to see The Grayson Rogers Band, if you have yet to. They play six nights a week and the best place for all current dates is their Reverbnation page, your boots will never tap the same again, I guarantee! Congratulations to this hard working camp, to Eric Rule joining his family back on stage and only more good things to come.
Friday brought this fan to the Hooters & Harley's event, in Naples. Hosted by both locations, conveniently (and rather intelligently) right next door to one another. Add some fabulous live music and you cannot lose. Black Water took the stage and it was off to the slow Harley races, followed by more music. This event made for a fun night and the unveiling of the 2014 Harley models now available at Harley Davidson of Naples, the parade was lead by none other than Black Water's own Dale Brown. Take a night out to catch Black Water, a great bunch of boys offering the best country selection, both new and classic; with some of the finest blues and southern rock gems tossed in there.
This week is a jam packed party as well, gearing up for season I see! There is a lot happening and A200 stands at the forefront when they host their CD release party at the Buddha Nightclub, this Friday, August 30th. Party launches at 9:00 PM, get there early as this place shall be jammed! This band sounds fabulous and this release of music is at the precise moment for them. There will be all kinds of good stuff here with 96K-Rock in the house. Check out the single, I'm not Perfect and get just a taste of what this five piece line up packs on a live stage. Congratulations to these local boys and job well done on great product, as our own Scott Bush and John Garrow molded this sound personally at Timeline Studios! Come out to celebrate home grown reaching out there with their craft and sound, unleashing their brand.
The remainder of the week is good at the Buddha as The Fall Down continues to charm Ladies Night, on Wednesdays.and again they host the stage Saturday night to continue the party until Sunday then unleashes one hell of a Labor Day Party with Sopy Tuna hosting the show. music rips at 10:00 PM both evenings.
There is also a debut at The Sandy Parrot, Saturday evening, August 31st. The band Zombie University from the Port Charlotte/Englewood areas will play at 6:30 PM in their Parrot debut. Celina Rodriguez and line up bring their mix of style and genre to SW Florida. Their sets can include covers from: Queen; Bloodhound Gang; Santana; Weezer and Metallica to Rage Against the Machine. They are a four piece with keys and dual female vocalists for a great show.
Our bands are branching out to the Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda areas for dates so it is welcomed to have bands from these areas rotate through our venues as well. Make time to check out some of the music that hopefully will continue to rotate through our area.
Catch Smack Daddy and other fine bands such as, Wallow Sound at the upcoming Popeyepalooza IV. This benefit and all proceeds raised via raffles and other activities go to support the Youth Soccer League of Fort Myers Beach. So come out to Valerie's Lounge between 12:00 - 8:00 PM, have some Popeye's BBQ, some fun and great tunes. Support a good cause!
Get out there and support your local musicians and establishments, be safe and smart. This is a Holiday weekend and the checkpoints have been practicing. Go enjoy some great home grown talent and get everyone home safely!
SW Florida, I give you your live music featured locally these next weeks coming:
Wed., Aug 28th - Ladies Night @ Cigar Bar Live, Ft. Myers - 9:30 PM - CLOSE
Thurs., Aug 29th - Diamond Billiards, Cape Coral - 9:30 PM - CLOSE
Fri., Aug 30th - CD Release Party @ Buddha Nightclub - 9:00 PM - CLOSE
Sat., Aug 31st - McGuire's Irish Pub, Destin, FL - 10:00 PM - CLOSE
Sun., Sept 1st - McGuire's Irish Pub, Destin, FL - 10:00 PM - CLOSE
Grayson Rogers Band:
Wed., Aug 28th - Froggy's Bar, St. James City - 8:00 - 11:00 PM
Fri., Aug 30th - Emil's Sports Bar, Punta Gorda - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Sat., Aug 31st - White Buffalo Saloon, Sarasota, FL - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Mon., Sept 2nd - Snook Haven, Venice, FL - 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Wed., Aug. 28th - Lobster Lady Market, Cape Coral - 8:30 - 11:30 PM
Thurs., Aug 29th - Top O Mast, Ft. Myers Beach - 7:00 - 11:00 PM
Wed., Sept. 4th - Lobster Lady Market, Cape Coral - 8:30 - 11:30 PM
Thurs., Sept. 5th - The Dek, Cape Coral- 9:30 PM - CLOSE
Fri., Aug 30th - Ralph's Place, Cape Coral - 9:30 PM - CLOSE
Sat., Aug 31st - Doc Ford's, Captiva Island - 10:00 PM - CLOSE
Sun., Sept. 1st - The Beached Whale, Ft. Myers Beach - 10:00 PM - CLOSE
ROCK ON SW FLORIDA!!!!!