(Photo: live music at Bella's Bistro)

Local music of all genres is thriving in our area! Here's who's performing this week:

Snook's Bayside Restaurant and Tiki Bar presents MacDaddy and the Trixie Train, Apr. 22 (facebook.com/macmama1), B-4 Hand and Smack Dab, Apr. 26; and Category 5, Apr. 27: facebook.com/snooksbayside

Celtic Ray Public House presents Jimmy Farrell, Apr. 22 (search "Jimmy Farrell Singer Song Writer" on Facebook), and Comedy Idol Competition, Apr. 24: facebook.com/celticraypublichouse

Paul Roush at TT's Tiki Bar, Apr. 22 and at Fishermen's Village, Apr. 25 and 27: facebook.com/PaulRoushMusic

Englewoods on Dearborn presents Frank Bang, Apr. 23; Damon Fowler Band, Apr. 24; Jeff Jensen Band, Apr. 25; Paisley Craze, Apr. 26; and Torched,  Apr. 27: facebook.com/EODblues

Portside Tavern presents Lee James, Apr. 23, Mark D, Apr. 26, and Detroit Steve, Apr. 28: facebook.com/PortsideEvents

TT’s (The Tiki) Bar presents Lee Hagen, Apr. 23 and The Jetty Boys, Apr. 27; and Mike Imbasciani & His Bluez Rockerz, Apr. 28: facebook.com/thetikibarpg

Billy Joel Tribute Band: Dinner and a Show at 88 Keys, Apr. 24: facebook.com/88KeysFlorida

La Fiorentina presents Dave Powers, Apr. 24: facebook.com/lafiorentinapg

White Elephant Pub presents Day Drinking with the Elderly Brothers, Apr. 25: facebook.com/whiteelephantpub

The Gummy Sharks at Ricaltini's, Apr. 24 and 27; at White Elephant Pub, Apr. 25; and at Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass, Apr. 28 : facebook.com/TheGummySharks

Nino's Bakery presents Vito Amerouso, Apr. 25: facebook.com/NinosBakeryFL

SandBar Tiki & Grille presents Storm Warning (facebook.com/rockinwiththestorm), Apr. 25 and Gas House Gorillas (facebook.com/gashousegorillasvenice), Apr. 27 : facebook.com/SandBarTikiGrille

Sundown at Ricaltini's, Apr. 26: facebook.com/ChillinWithSundown

Harpoon Harry’s presents Category 5 (facebook.com/puntagordamusic), Apr. 26, and Neon Summer (facebook.com/neonsummerband), Apr. 27: facebook.com/harpoonharrys

Tropical Ave at Hurricane Charley's, Apr. 26: facebook.com/tropicalaveband

Chris G at Fishermen's Village, Apr. 24 and 26: facebook.com/ChrisGProductions

Mike Imbasciani & His Bluez Rockers at Fedora's Cigar Bar, Apr. 27 and at TT's Tiki Bar, Apr. 28: search by name on Facebook

Comedy Night at The Hive Bar, Apr. 27: facebook.com/OhBeeHave

Me 'n Him at Pop's Port O Call, Apr. 27: facebook.com/philandsteve

The Jetty Boys at The Waverly, Apr. 27: facebook.com/jettyboysfl

Jazz on the Green at Boca Royale Golf and Country Club, Apr. 27: Search by name on Facebook

Cass Cay Restaurant and Bar (facebook.com/CassCay) presents The Kollections, Apr. 27: facebook.com/TheKollections

Mark Gorka at Hurricane Charley's, Apr. 28: facebook.com/markgorkaacoustic

Cyren at Dean's South of the Border, Apr. 28:  facebook.com/feastorfaminepg

Magnum Opus at SandBar Tiki & Grille, Apr. 28: facebook.com/MagnumOpusTampaFloridaBand

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Weekly

Fat Point Open Mic Night with Dave J, Tuesdays: facebook.com/FatPointBrewing

The Open Studio Open Mic at Mango Bistro, Tuesdays: facebook.com/mangobistro and .facebook.com/TheOpenStudioEnglewood

Bluegrass at The Bean Depot Cafe & Museum, Wednesdaysfacebook.com/bean.depot

Nashville South Open Mic Night at Gilchrist Park with Robert Lloyd, Wednesdays: facebook.com/robertlloydmusic

Englewood Opry by The Sidemen, Thursdays, Indian Mound Park: Search "The Sidemen” on Facebook

Rita Beach at Peace River Seafood, Saturdays: facebook.com/peace.seafood

Bella's Bistro presents Chris G, Saturdays, and Herb Geri, Sundaysfacebook.com/bellasbistropuntagorda

Les DaCosta at History Park Market, Sundays: facebook.com/LesDaCostaJr.

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Information provided is considered reliable but is not guaranteed; follow the provided links to the individual businesses, bands, or groups to verify.

Click for a list of live performance venues in the area (Handy Attractions Reference PDF, page 1)