Live music sets the tone for a fun night out and has the power to get anyone in a feel-good mood. Here on Florida's Southwest Gulf Coast, there’s always somewhere to take in the tunes, whether you prefer to kick back under a palm tree or at your favorite neighborhood bar. These local hotspots in Punta Gorda and Englewood host the best bands and entertainers from across the state.
Live Music Hotspots in Punta Gorda
TT’s Tiki Bar
Easily characterized as the large tiki bar on the water, TT’s has nightly entertainment Wednesday through Sunday. Lean back in an Adirondack chair with your toes in the sand to the sounds of your favorite cover band.
Celtic Ray Irish Pub
The closest you can get to an authentic Irish experience, find Celtic bands with a twist of rock in a pub setting.
Dean’s South of the Border
Known for amped-up rock ‘n’ roll music, you’ll always find a dancing crowd at Dean’s where there’s music every night of the week.
Follow the sounds of music to this rooftop bar overlooking the Peace River and Downtown Punta Gorda.
Harpoon Harry’s Restaurant & Bar
Located at Fishermen’s Village, Harpoon Harry’s is the perfect waterside sports bar to take in a sunset, a football game and live music on the weekends.
Hurricane Charley’s Raw Bar & Grill
A waterfront tiki bar with entertainment every night of the week, get there early to grab your seat on the Hunker-Down Deck.
Live Music Hotspots in Englewood Beach
SandBar Tiki & Grille
A quintessential Florida tiki bar located waterside on Manasota Key, find live music all week long, starting as early as 1:00pm.
White Elephant Pub
Right across from Englewood Beach, enjoy live music daily in this laidback atmosphere. Docking available for boaters.
Farlow’s on the Water
Refined tropical dining, this waterside restaurant hosts live entertainment every Wednesday through Sunday.
Entertainment schedules change often so be sure to check the venue's website or Facebook page before you go.