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All shows are rain or shine. The music venue is outdoors, with about half the audience area being covered, so dress appropriately. Sensible footware, please!

Unless otherwise noted, all shows at Skipper's are 21 and up with a valid ID or you must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Meaning that, yes, persons under 21 can attend if and only if they are accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

Well-behaved children under 10 are free unless otherwise noted for that specific show; they must be accompanied by their legal parent or guardian unless otherwise noted for that specific show.

Other than service animals, dogs are not permitted in the concert area, in the restaurant or in the Oyster Bar. Plese leave the ferret/parrot/iguana/lemur/etc. at home.

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SEPTEMBER 2014

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TUE SEPT 30

Forrest Hoffar Florida Native and Tampa resident Forrest Hoffar is gearing up to release his latest album in January of 2015 filled with tastefully crafted Americana flavored songs as well as Pop influenced jams that would make Avicii turn his head. His newest recordings were produced (and a few co written) by acclaimed songwriter and producer Niko Moon (Zac Brown, Kid Rock, Colt Ford) and recorded at Souther Ground Studios, Nashville. The classic country influence is apparent in the instrumentation but his atypical vocals would keep it off the Luke Bryan driven country radio stations. You'll hear his influences (Tom Petty, Garth Brooks, Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Dawes etc) and may end up falling in love with him along the way. He invites you to take a listen and try to put him in a box, he doesn't seem to think he'd fit in one. forresthoffar.com

JT Brown jtbrownmusic.com

Donnie Rogers

7PM $7/10

OCTOBER 2014

WED OCT 1

Island Night w/Impulse (ISLAND/AFRO-BEAT/REGGAE) A 23-year-old tradition continues with the ever-amazing Impulse band playing reggae, zouk and Afrobeat under the stars with Red Stripe beer on special. Hooray Beer! impulseda.com
8PM $5

THU OCT 2

Grateful Dead Night w/Uncle John's Band (JAMBAND/TRIBUTE) Hippies please use side door... UJB has been faithfully bringing the music and spirit of the Grateful Dead to Skipper's every Thursday at Skipper's since 1998. All bottled beer on special in Skipperdome. unclejohnsband.com
8PM $8

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FRI OCT 3

Sean Chambers Band (BLUES) "Chambers' brand of blues is a no-frills blend of Chicago, Texas, and Delta styles, played with an understated sense of ferocity. Sean came to wail, and he does so with a transparent sense of devotion and scholarship to the music he plays so well." - Mark Uricheck, LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE
Sean Chambers toured with the legendary HubertSumlin as his guitarist and band leader from 1998-2003. Britain's own Guitarist magazine named Chambers as “One of the top 50 blues guitarists of the last century.” After his tenure with Sumlin, he performed on his own, and in 2003 was asked to headline the prestigious Maryport Blues Festival. In 2004, shortly after his second CD release, Sean was forced to relocate when his home in Florida was struck by two of the major hurricanes that hit the state, and flooded out his home. In 2009, Chambers went back into the studio to record what would be his most critically-acclaimed album to date, Ten Til Midnight.
When Ten Til Midnight was released in October, 2009, it garnered rave reviews and also appeared on the Living Blues chart for the first three months after its release. It received steady airplay in 45 states around the U.S, as well as many markets overseas. The title cut was featured on “The House of Blues Radio Hour” as a “Blues Breaker;” and the album also generated significant airplay on Sirius/XM Radio’s blues channel as a “Pick to Click.” seanchambers.com

w/ Jamie Eubanks Band (ROCKIN BLUES) The Jamie Eubanks Band is a hard-charging blues band based from Tallahassee, FL. Comprised of three experienced and passionate musicians, they deliver a high-energy show like no other. The band’s main focus is on original material that’s sure to appeal to music lovers everywhere. jamieeubanks.net

8PM $10/13

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SAT OCT 4

The Legendary JCs (FUNK) It all started with some sharkskin suits and Otis Redding tunes more than nine years ago. The Legendary JC’s (commonly The Joint Chiefs) started flooring Central Florida crowds with their brand of soulful rocking blues in 2000. The JC's have performed headlining slots at three consecutive years worth of NOLA Jazz Fest late-nights, Florida Music Festival and Macon’s Bragg Jam. They have also headlined: a month at Monte Carlo Casino – Las Vegas, Tropical Heatwave in Tampa, Milledgeville BBQ Fest, Crawfish Fest in Tallahassee, Wingfest in Hilton Head,N.C., Palatka Blue Crab Festival. The JC’s have also headlined radio-station events for WHTQ, ,WXJK, WMNF, WLOQ and WMMO. Other festival performances include Voodoo Music Experience(Memphis), Langerado, Down on the Farm, Bear Creek Festival and Dunedin Mardi Gras. Not only does the band pay respects to their influences through their gold-standard original tunes, they have also performed for some, opening shows for James Brown, B.B. King, Al Green, Dr. John. Guests performing onstage with the band include Avant Jazz saxophonist Sam Rivers, Bluesman Sonny Rhodes, rocker Les Dudek, B-3 master Ike Stubblefield, jazz guitarist Grant Green Jr., swamp-funk man J.J.Grey, Hall&Oats saxophonist Charlie Dechant and many others. Other opening slots have included: Greyboy Allstars, Cowboy Mouth, Galactic, J.J. Grey and Mofro, Blues Traveler, Col. Bruce Hampton & the Codetalkers, Moonshine Still, Stanton Moore, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, Robert Randolph, Bonerama and even Bad Company. thejointchiefs.com

w/Soul 2 Earth (GOSPEL FUNK ROCK) A 7-piece band featuring gospel infused Soul, Funk, and Rock. They've opened for Little River Band, Southern Rock's Finest, Big Bill Morganfield, & Night Ranger to name a few. Soul2Earth = Guitar with ferocious chops, Fat Bass, Monster Drums, Smooth Rhythm and 2 backing vocalists! A sound like no other! You can't sit still when the music starts - and, you will NEVER forget them! First and foremost, we give praise & all credit for our talents and success to our Lord Jesus Christ. Our goal is to spread the Word through our music to any and all who listen! We strive to infuse a positive message in our music in this world where there is so much violence and malice. SOUL2EARTH is a family of 7 people, all with the same common goal. Some have been playing together from the conception of the group, others have joined later, but they have a bond and musical connection that makes them work! soul2earth.com

8PM $7/10

SUN OCT 5

The Lint Rollers (ROCK & ROLL) Formed in 2009, THE LINT ROLLERS could be accurately described as a “nouveau-garage band” generating lotsa raw (though somewhat middle-aged) energy. The name “THE LINT ROLLERS” doesn’t describe much about the band except for our tendency not to take things too seriously. It also provides a nice base for lots of stupid names for gigs, such as “Lintstock”, "the Ides of Lint", “Lintapalooza”, "the Isle of Lint Festival”, “Night of the Living Lint Rollers”, "Lintageddon (in 3D!)", "Tour De Lint", "Hot August Lint", "Lintoberfestoween" as well as countless bad puns. We pretty much stick to music we love to play, regardless of categorization (mostly “classic” pop, rock & blues), and generally play material that you remember, but didn’t think to ask for. thelintrollers.com

Coo Coo Ca Choo (BRITISH INVASION-ERA COVERS) Enjoy note-for-note recreations of '60s hits from the like of the Rolling Stones, Beach Boys and of course, The Beatles plus a smattering of '50s classics. coocoocachooband.com

Stormbringer (ROCK & ROLL) Stormbringer has played many shows and concerts, including the St. Pete Rib Fest and Taste of Pinellas at Vinoy Park, concerts at Coachman Park in Clearwater, Bike Fest and Poker Runs in Daytona, the Florida State Fair grounds, and various events in St. Petersburg, Tampa and the Florida Keys. stormbringerband.com

5PM $10 suggested donation

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TUE OCT 7

An Evening with...

John Nemeth (SOUL & BLUES) Boise, Idaho is hardly the place anyone would conjure up as a hotbed of soul music. But for John Németh, it’s where his love for the genre began—and the starting point for a journey that’s taken him from his first gigs fronting a teenaged band to five Blues Music Award nominations in 2013 alone. It’s where this preternaturally talented son of a Hungarian immigrant gained his early chops on the harmonica, building on the style of rootsy heroes like Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson. Németh’s first paid performance came in 1991, when he was hired to perform drinking songs for a pinochle luncheon held by the Catholic Daughters of America before setting his sights on the Boise club scene, where, for nearly a decade, he played seven nights a week at local pubs, taverns, joints, and parties. johnnemeth.com

7PM $7/10

WED OCT 8

Island Night w/Impulse (ISLAND/AFRO-BEAT/REGGAE) A 23-year-old tradition continues with the ever-amazing Impulse band playing reggae, zouk and Afrobeat under the stars with Red Stripe beer on special. Hooray Beer! impulseda.com
8PM $5

THU OCT 9

Grateful Dead Night w/Uncle John's Band (JAMBAND/TRIBUTE) Hippies please use side door... UJB has been faithfully bringing the music and spirit of the Grateful Dead to Skipper's every Thursday at Skipper's since 1998. All bottled beer on special in Skipperdome. unclejohnsband.com
8PM $8

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FRI OCT 10

The Original Subdudes (ROOTS ROCK) In 1987, four musicians got together for what they envisioned would be a one-time performance at Tipitina’s in New Orleans. It was a night of mostly acoustic music – sparse instrumentation with a strong emphasis on songwriting and vocal harmonies. The show far exceeded expectations, and on that March night the subdudes were born. Nearly 10 years later, after releasing five critically acclaimed albums and building a hard-core cadre of fans through relentless touring, the subdudes called it quits. Spinoff projects ensued, as did the occasional reunion show. About five years later, three of the guys decided to get back together. They recruited some friends and hit the road for the rest of the decade before taking another break. Now, starting in March 2014, they’re giving it another go. This time it’s the original lineup for the first time in 17 years, playing a few select shows. And after nearly 30 years, still nobody in the world sounds like them. The subdudes are Tommy Malone, John Magnie, Steve Amedée, and Johnny Ray Allen. subdudes.com

w/ Koko Ray and the Keepers KoKo Ray And The Keepers is a spin off of Koko Ray And The Soul Providers, the mind child of Ray Hansen. The band came together in 1999 after Ray relocated to Florida. While constructing the band, Ray landed guitarist, John Purcell as part of the original band lineup. Ray knew John was exactly what he was searching for. After many incarnations of personnel through the years, the band has grown to being a dynamic R & B based rock and roll band with a touch of funk and roll and a mix of original material. The current lineup consists of: KoKo Ray Hansen on flute, tenor and alto sax, clarinet, guitar and vocals, Gary Drouin on guitar, Doug Dodson on bass, Vincent Vingelli, drums and Einstein on percussion and Karma on vocals and percussion. Their 2005 release of Tropical Blue Moon on screaming armadillo records has had independent success and over the past eleven years the band has performed countless venues in the Southwest Florida area. As an R&b based rock and roll band they are able to cross genres and accommodate a variety of entertainment needs, offering up musical styles spanning from island music to straight ahead rock and roll. kokoray.biz

8PM $25/30

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SAT OCT 11

Samantha Fish (BLUES) Just a few months ago, very few people outside Kansas City, Missouri, knew there was a young, dynamic musician named Samantha Fish getting ready to take the world by storm. In fact, it's not all that long ago that the 22-year-old singer/guitarist first discovered the blues and started paying her dues on that city's local scene. With Runaway, her solo debut, she now breaks out big time, announcing herself as a newcomer to be reckoned with. The album's ten original songs and a cover of Tom Petty’s “Louisiana Rain” incorporate "all the sounds I grew up with, with my own spin," says Fish, who seems to have spent her formative years in the Midwest soaking up a vast array of musical styles. Runaway features sharp-edged, riff-driven blues ("Down in the Swamp"), breakneck boogies ("Runaway"), smoky, late-night jazz ("Feeling Alright") as well as hints of the sultry 70s hard rock of Ann and Nancy Wilson and the 4/4 ruggedness of the Rolling Stones. Throughout, Fish demonstrates astonishing range and depth as a songwriter. Her vocals are cool, confident and nothing less than beguiling. Backing her on this eclectic collection of modern electric blues is the same crack team that first convened for the making of Girls with Guitars. That collaboration with fellow female artists Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde, released earlier this year, already showed that Fish refuses to be intimidated, even when working with musicians more experienced than herself. "They are incredibly talented and creative, so it made for fun sessions," she says of the well-oiled studio band heard on Runaway. Jamie Little, one of the UK's most in-demand drummers, reunites with bassist Cassie Taylor to give the record plenty of rhythmic thump. Producer Mike Zito, a St. Louis native and 2010 Blues Music Award winner, adds thick, meaty electric guitar on most cuts. "Mike and I have known each other for a few years now, so he knew the sound and style I was after. He did a great job of taking ideas and giving them direction in the studio setting."In between making these first two albums, Fish spent a month on the road with Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde for the first leg of the year-long Blues Caravan Tour. It gave her the valuable opportunity to road-test the material heard on Runaway to a discriminating audience. With an exciting new debut album now in her back pocket, the tour continues throughout the summer and into the fall of 2011, touching down at many European and North American festivals and even taking to the seas on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise in October. samanthafish.com

w/ TRIBE (ROCK BLUES) music that is rooted in rock and blues with southern flavors, celtic melodies, and ethereal guitar sounds - imagine Jeff Beck/Joe Bonamassa style guitar playing with Sting meets Dave Matthews style songwriting. We have been touring successfully behind our newest album "Synergy" - which raised $15,000 on Kickstarter - in the US and Europe since February and plan to round things out with a southern run this October. We have opened for international acts such as Uriah Heep and Nazareth, have played SXSW, and have been nominated for Austin Music Awards 3 times. While most of our shows are booked DIY style, we have been running a targeted radio promotion campaign through Tinderbox Music, and have received a little bit of airplay in Florida. Besides our originals, we also have a 4 hr+ cover repertoire consisting of ZZ-Top, SRV, Hendrix, Buddy Guy, Clapton, John Mayer, Beatles etc., so we are able to play both listening rooms and concert type venues as well as bars and party type shows. ulrichellison.com

8PM $10/13

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SUN OCT 12

Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers (BLUES) Whether Jimmy Thackery headlines a festival in South Dakota or jams for hours in one of numerous blues bars that dot the musical landscape, he'll always unleash an intense volley of rockin' blues guitar guaranteed to leave crowds emotionally spent. His double edged guitar dynamics allow him to fire off tracer missiles, bend a note so it will fit under a limbo bar, run off dive bomber riffs, and find space within the trembling of one stinging note. "I put all my senses on hold and find the zone and follow what's inside. There's an electricity from your mind to your heart to your fingers. You just try and remember to breathe." He's one of the few blues guitarists who learned first hand from the masters of the blues, not off a blues record or DVD. Though most associate Jimmy with his 15 years as the co-founder of the Nighthawks, he ended his time with them in 1987. Since then, Jimmy has been on the road as a solo musician for 15 years doing nearly 300 shows a year proving each night that he is still the guitar powerhouse in the blues. Thackery has lived the life of a true road warrior; he's absorbed the artistic lessons of life and filtered them into his guitar playing and song writing. To get where he is today, Jimmy has journeyed a highway of life filled with a series of twists and turns. He met all the right people and they have had a permanent influence on him. It was Thackery's time on stage with Muddy Waters that is branded deep within his musical soul. "Muddy was one of those guys who was constantly encouraging. He never told you what to do, but he always told you what you were doing wrong. He never minced words about that. "The first time on stage with Muddy, I was in such awe of him that I just kept my eyes and ears open and just picked up on everything he did. It was the dynamics they had that became so ingrained in us. We heard it on the records and then stood on stage and saw how it worked." jimmythackery.com

DieDra Ruff & the Ruff Pro Band DieDra was born and raised in Norfolk, Va. Her father was a minister who taught and played the piano. DieDra was placed as the lead singer in her family's singing group, that was organized by her father. She began here career in 1998, when she received her first record deal from Boogiedown Productions, in New York. She was with the company for 10 years. In 2007, she signed with Ruff Pro Records, which is her now husband, Keith Ruff and lead guitar player for Bobby Rush. She released he first Cd in 2008 called 'Overcoming Hurdles'. The single 'Hip Swing'in Blues' created a national line dance. DieDra now has 14 Blues Award Nominations, with one win. She was a 2014 International Blues Challenge Finalist. Out of 235 other bands, DieDra ranked in the top nine. She completed her first European tour in 2014. She has the vocal patterns of Aretha Franklin. She has the powerhouse pipes like Patti Labelle, and a smooth approach to slow blues like Etta James. This barely five foot power house, is living up to the name given to her by the Blues Industry.... 'The Blues Diva'. diedrathebluesdiva.com

5PM $7/10

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TUE OCT 14

Galbraith Group (PROGRESSIVE FUNK JAZZ BLUES ROCK) A family trio bringing the jamband sound to our renditions of obscure creations, as well as classic tunes, from conceptual jazz & funk to 70's prog rock.

w/ Holey Miss Moley (JAZZ FUNK BLUES) Described as a "a quintet dripping in jazz, funk, rock and blues with a touch of reggae and ska thrown in for good measure”, Holey Miss Moley draws from a wealth of influences and repertoire while always maintaining a groove that will surely get one out of their seat. This "filthy funk" sextet from central Florida can range from hard hitting riffs and dynamic grooves, to calming harmonies and smooth melodies that give the listener a full spectrum of blissful sonority. facebook.com/HoleyMissMoley

7PM $7

WED OCT 15

Island Night w/Impulse (ISLAND/AFRO-BEAT/REGGAE) A 23-year-old tradition continues with the ever-amazing Impulse band playing reggae, zouk and Afrobeat under the stars with Red Stripe beer on special. Hooray Beer! impulseda.com
8PM $5

THU OCT 16

Grateful Dead Night w/Uncle John's Band (JAMBAND/TRIBUTE) Hippies please use side door... UJB has been faithfully bringing the music and spirit of the Grateful Dead to Skipper's every Thursday at Skipper's since 1998. All bottled beer on special in Skipperdome. unclejohnsband.com
8PM $8

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FRI OCT 17

Tim Reynolds & TR 3 (GUITAR WIZARDRY/ROCK) With a musical career spanning more than thirty-five years, guitarist, sonic innovator, and two time Grammy nominee Tim Reynolds is known for his masterful command of melody and timing and for his uncanny ability to improvise on any instrument he touches. Having explored most musical styles, from rock, jazz and blues to classical and reggae, Reynolds’ wide-ranging musical versatility is evident each time he picks up his electric or acoustic guitar. Technically brilliant, yet emotionally honest, Reynolds’ music is inspired and authentic. It was in the mid 1980s in Charlottesville, VA, when Reynolds founded his breakthrough electric power trio, TR3 (Tim Reynolds Trio), known for their fusion of funk, rock, and jazz. He toured with TR3 during the 1980s and 1990s, using a rotating cast of musicians. It was at this time he befriended Dave Matthews and their ongoing musical collaboration began. Tim eventually decided to relocate to Santa Fe, NM, and pursue a solo career. His musical progression continued throughout his many years on the road as a solo guitar wizard, playing for packed houses and to crowds who quickly determined that Reynolds is one of the most talented and thoughtful musicians on the circuit today. After a number of years in New Mexico, Reynolds relocated to the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 2007. After a chance meeting with two talented musicians, bass player Mick Vaughn and drummer Dan Martier, a few rehearsals later and several stealth appearances throughout North Carolina, Reynolds decided to resurrect the electric TR3 and they’ve been touring ever since. TR3 released their first double live CD, “From SPACE and Beyond” in June 2011. In 2009, their first studio CD “Radiance” was nominated for Home Grown Music Network’s Album of the Year. Electric, funky, operatic, edgy…their show is a mix of updated Reynolds’ classics to wild covers of everything from James Brown, Led Zeppelin, King Crimson and Focus to TR3’s ever-evolving catalogue of new material. timreynolds.com

w/ Dropin Pickup (ROCK) Dropin Pickup has been making waves in the south Florida music scene since Summer '13.The six members with varying backgrounds produce an entirely new sound and continue to add guest performers that augment the impact of their songs. With contemplative lyrics, passionate performances, and diverse and energetic musicality, Dropin Pickup is poised to convert every listener within earshot. dropinpickup.com

8PM $15/20

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SAT OCT 18

The Red Elvises (SIBERIAN SURF ROCK) Red Elvises started as a Russian group, playing what they dubbed “Siberian Surf Rock”. Since then the band has included musicians from many other countries including United States, Israel, Puerto Rico and Bulgaria, to name just a few. Everyone who performs with them for any length of time brings something different both energetically and musically. At various times shows have included keyboards, accordions, sax, clarinet, trumpet, flute, banjo, mandolin, tuba and many other instruments. Old and new fans alike can expect to be surprised at shows again and again, however the roots of Red Elvises remain the same: Igor’s unique brand of humor combined with guitar based rock’n’roll that makes audiences want to sing, dance, scream and shout.

w/ Dukes of Juke (RYTHMN 'N' BLUES) This long-running rhythm 'n' blues juggernaut has been gracing the Skipper's stage for more than 25 years. The Dukes debuted at the Skipperdome in 1985 with a smokin' set of high energy rhythm 'n' blues. The band remains mostly the same with guitarist Roger Casey injecting a sometimes-blistering sonic sophistication to the music. Frontman Bobby Rose adds some Philly soul with his vocals and moanin' sax. Kyle Campana on driving drums was the original drummer, with a few years off for good behavior. The other half of the rhythm section is held down by Pat Peterson. Dan Hill on keyboards keeps things moving and grooving. dukesofjuke.com

8PM $12/15

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SUN OCT 19

Gerry Williams Band (SOUL FUNK) The Gerry (pronounced “Gary”) Williams Band defines the term “NEO FUNK” with its hard, in your face funk and soul. A cross between Funk, Soul, Blues, R&B and JamBand with a unique mixture of improvisation and orchestration, blended with funky melodies and high energy rhythm and horn arrangements. The Gerry Williams Band style of music is an Integration of Funk, Soul, Rhythm music with styles that blend strange brews of Synths, Beats, and Blues Inflections. Their sound is original with a unique style of theatrics, improvisation and orchestration. The music arrangements and lyrics are written by band leader, musician, songwriter & producer, Gerry Williams. The screaming horn section fills up the room; rhythmic percussion keeps the flow while the drummer holds the groove. The bass and electric guitars keep it funky all the time. On stage, The Gerry Williams Band connects with the audience by luring them into a zone each time. They bring the audience to life with gospel rooted vocals and a music style with influences such as Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Al Green, Johnny Guitar Watson and Prince. The band is known for its powerful performances and memorable moments, is a crowd pleaser that knows how to connect with their audience with one main objective: To entertain from start to end and pleasing the people with some GOOD FUNK MUSIC!! facebook.com/thegerrywilliamsband

w/ D.A. Smith and the Soul Injectors (SOUL FUNK) D.A.Smith and the Soul Injectors are quickly gaining recognition as one of the most energetic live acts in the Tampa Bay area. With an extremely talented front man and a formidable group of sidemen and women backing him up, this band is set to light the stages on fire everywhere they perform. Offering up a steady diet of classic R&B, Funk and Soul songs from the golden age of Top 40 radio. This group of seasoned veteran musicians and three soulful ladies will please everyone from the youngest kids to the oldest adults. The songs are carefully selected to get everyone up and dancing and having a good time. With great attention to detail and a deep love for the music, the band works hard to present a high-energy SHOW that will have the audience talking about the event. facebook.com/soulinjectors
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5PM $7/10

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TUE OCT 21

Evening with Chris McCarty (ACOUSTIC POP ROCK) Chris McCarty is a charismatic performer who is well known for writing catchy hooks, and meaningful songs that have helped make him extremely popular in the United States. McCarty has a presence that the moment he hits the stage people can't help but pay attention, and as the music starts everyone realizes that they are witnessing a true performer, and unless you have seen him on stage, one couldn't imagine Chris McCarty's gift. McCarty's high-energy show is a sight to behold! When asked what type of music Chris plays, he says, "What would you like to hear?" One thing's for sure, you cannot box him into any category, "That's too confining, and who wants that?". Bottom line: There is something here for everyone. McCarty, has shared the stage with the legendary James Brown, Dave Mathews Band, Jason Mraz, Colbie Callait, Sugar Ray, G Love and Special Sauce, Blues Traveler, Robert Randolph and the Family just to name a few. McCarty has released 4 albums to date, "From then til now", "Naked", "The Next One", and most recently "Just Live". Chris is gearing up to record new music with his new group "Chris McCarty and The Underground Movement". "These are by far the most talented musicians I have ever played with, and I can't believe where they have taken my music! It's insane!" Chris feels that his life is for God, his family, and his fans, "My fans are the only reason I have been able to exist as long as I have been in arguably the hardest, nastiest, and cut-throat business there is. I love my people more than they know..." This love for his fan's has motivated Chris into performing for some of his fans weddings! "We will forever be linked! These are the people that have seen me, believed in me, and to be given the opportunity to help THEM, as they have helped me...I jump at the chance!". If you want an amazing wedding, hire Chris and the Underground Movement! Apart from singing for fans, Chris has been known to spend his time in the community, and loves being involved with organizations that are trying to make a difference. "We all need help, and what is a life if it's spent worrying about his own happiness? I wouldn't want that life at all." McCarty co-starred in “Beautiful Noise the Movie” which was released Summer of 2011. With two of his original songs on the Beautiful Noise soundtrack, “Butterfly” and “Believe”. Video game enthusiasts will also recognize his song “The Next One,” which is featured in the Sims 2 game. Chris was a contestant on NBC's America's Got Talent, which Chris was invited to Las Vegas, where out of the thousands that tried out, only 6 singers made it to the round. "An incredible experience. I definitely grew in ways I didn't see. I am grateful for that experience." See Chris McCarty live, and you will undoubtedly FEEL happy, "..Music was intended for pleasure. We have gotten away from that. I think It's always better to dance than critique. Who likes a critic anyway?"

7PM $7/10

WED OCT 22

Island Night w/Impulse (ISLAND/AFRO-BEAT/REGGAE) A 23-year-old tradition continues with the ever-amazing Impulse band playing reggae, zouk and Afrobeat under the stars with Red Stripe beer on special. Hooray Beer! impulseda.com
8PM $5

THU OCT 23

Grateful Dead Night w/Uncle John's Band (JAMBAND/TRIBUTE) Hippies please use side door... UJB has been faithfully bringing the music and spirit of the Grateful Dead to Skipper's every Thursday at Skipper's since 1998. All bottled beer on special in Skipperdome. unclejohnsband.com

w/ Hotel Oscar


8PM $9

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FRI OCT 24

featuring Trae Pierce & the T-Stone Band (FUNK) Trae Pierce can funk you up. A veteran of the stage, Trae has been touring with bands such as Sugarfoot’s Ohio Players, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Dr Hook, James Brown and more for over three decades. In addition to his time on the road, Trae has produced and recorded with hip-hop, rock and blues icons such as Flo-Rida, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, and Emmylou Harris. He has made appearances on national television and movies, and earned a shelf full of awards including four Grammys, three Doves, and a NAACP Image Award, and yet somehow this virtuoso bassist has managed to fly under the radar. That is about to change. Trae’s solo debut is a bass-driven masterpiece of funk, blues, and rock, featuring soulful hooks, powerful riffs, and the talk-box bass made famous by Trae himself. traepierceandthetstoneband.com

8PM $10/13

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SAT OCT 25

Chris DuarteGroup (BLUES/ROCK) Yes, he's been based in Austin since 1979 and yes, he's plays a Stratocaster and yes, he plays it equal amounts of fiery abandon and block-levelling volume. But to simply write off Chrus Duarte as one of many Vaghanabes isa huge diservice to both Duarte and the listener.The years and album ssince his national debut, 1994's Texas Sugar/Strat Magik, have see Duarte incorporating more and more '70s Jeff Beck-style funky jazz-rock fusion into his live show however, his newest release, Infinite Energy, marks a return to the big-toned swaggering psycheadelic blues-rock that first turned heads his way in the mid-90s. thechrisduartegroup.com

w/ Iron Mike Norton (SWAMP STOMP BLUES) The king of swamp stomp, blues recording artist and producer Iron Mike Norton is described by peers and critics as one of the most innovative and creative artists in the genre. Iron Mike combines elements of modern styles like hip hop, rock and techno with traditional hill country slide guitar blues. The result is a sound truly unique to Iron Mike alone. Based out of the swamps of Florida, Iron Mike has performed for audiences in both the USA and abroad. His ability to cross over into other formats has garnered him the opportunity to work with top artists from not only blues, but rock and country as well. Having toured and released music on a regional level for more than a decade, Iron Mike broke onto the international scene in 2012 with the release of his self produced album Bad Monkey. His unique "swamp stomp" sound and style attracted both blues purists as well as an entirely new generation of fans. The effort earned him a spot as headliner on the 2013 Greatest Slide Show On Earth Tour. In 2014 he followed up with Bloody Knuckles. Again displaying his talent as both a producer and performer, Bloody Knuckles is loaded with juke joint slide guitar infused with urban beats. Bloody Knuckles is no one trick pony, however. Full orchestration and songwriting depth are found in the ballad "Roses And Rust" and "49 Dog Years". Like Bad Monkey, Bloody Knuckles took Iron Mike back onto the international blues scene with a US - Canadian tour, which is now the subject of a documentary blues film "Devil in My Kitchen" due to be released in the fall of 2014. ironmikenorton.com

8PM $12/15

SUN OCT 26
  CLOSED MONDAYS

TUE OCT 28

Carrollwood Cultural Center Presents

War of the Worlds

7PM

WED OCT 29

Island Night w/Impulse (ISLAND/AFRO-BEAT/REGGAE) A 23-year-old tradition continues with the ever-amazing Impulse band playing reggae, zouk and Afrobeat under the stars with Red Stripe beer on special. Hooray Beer! impulseda.com
8PM $5

THU OCT 30

Grateful Dead Night w/Uncle John's Band (JAMBAND/TRIBUTE) Hippies please use side door... UJB has been faithfully bringing the music and spirit of the Grateful Dead to Skipper's every Thursday at Skipper's since 1998. All bottled beer on special in Skipperdome. unclejohnsband.com
8PM $8

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FRI OCT 31

Bogus Pomp (ZAPPA) Bogus Pomp will celebrate their 19th annual Zappaween concert this year on Halloween night at Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa.
Skipper's is one of Bogus Pomp's favorite venues to play because of the unique atmosphere and very enthused crowds they always have. For two decades, Bogus Pomp has been bringing the incredible music of Frank Zappa to Tampa Bay's halloween festivities. Zappaween has become a much loved part of Halloween legend in the Tampa Bay area. Bogus Pomp is led by guitarist Jerry Outlaw and this band delivers the real stuff!! The band has seen many changes over the last 20 years and enjoyed many wonderful musicians in it's ranks.
Currently Bogus Pomp consists of,....

Jerry Outlaw ~ guitars, vocals
Alex Pasut ~ bass guitars
Rick Olson ~ keyboards, vocals
David Pate ~ saxophones
David Coash ~ vibes, marimba, percussion
Jim Hall ~ trombone
Matt Cowley ~ drums
Ross Jobson ~ keyboards
Ward Smith ~ vocals

Be ready for an evening of wonderful music that ranges from the serious to the absurd because,.. Bogus Pomp is seriously absurd!!

8PM $17/20

 

SAT NOV 1

Bill Kirchen

w/ Fauxgrass

8PM $12/15

SUN NOV 2

Slam Allen Band

5PM

  CLOSED MONDAYS

TUE NOV 4

Galbraith Group & Friends

7PM $7

WED NOV 5

Island Night w/Impulse (ISLAND/AFRO-BEAT/REGGAE) A 23-year-old tradition continues with the ever-amazing Impulse band playing reggae, zouk and Afrobeat under the stars with Red Stripe beer on special. Hooray Beer! impulseda.com
8PM $5

THU NOV 6

Grateful Dead Night w/Uncle John's Band (JAMBAND/TRIBUTE) Hippies please use side door... UJB has been faithfully bringing the music and spirit of the Grateful Dead to Skipper's every Thursday at Skipper's since 1998. All bottled beer on special in Skipperdome. unclejohnsband.com
8PM $8

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FRI NOV 7

Maria Muldaur

w/ The Tampa Collective

8PM $12/15

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SAT NOV 8

Tab Benoit (BLUES) Tab Benoit is a Cajun man who's definitely got the blues. Born November 17, 1967, he grew up in Houma, Louisiana. A guitar player since his teenage years, he hung out at the Blues Box, a ramshackle music club and cultural center in nearby Baton Rouge run by guitarist Tabby Thomas. Playing guitar alongside Thomas, Raful Neal, Henry Gray and other high-profile regulars at the club, Benoit learned the blues first-hand from a faculty of living blues legends. The nightly impromptu gigs were enough to inspire Benoit to assemble his own band - a stripped down bass-and-drums unit propelled by his solid guitar skills and leathery, Cajun-spiced vocal attack. He took his show on the road in the early '90s and hasn't stopped since. Benoit landed a recording contract with the tiny, Texas-based Justice Records and released a series of well-received recordings, beginning in 1992 with Nice and Warm, an album that prompted comparisons to blues guitar heavyweights like Albert King, Albert Collins and even Jimi Hendrix. Despite the hype, Benoit has done his best over the years to maintain a commitment to his Cajun roots - a goal that often eluded him when past producers and promoters tried to turn him and his recordings in a rock direction, often against his better instincts. An environmental activist as well as a stellar blues musician, Benoit has made the preservation of the endangered delta wetlands his personal crusade. He serves as president of Voice of the Wetlands, an environmental organization he co-founded in 2003, and he appeared prominently in Hurricane on the Bayou, a 2006 documentary by filmmaker McGillivray Freeman that chronicles life in Louisiana after Katrina. Hurricane on the Bayou played in IMAX theaters in the U.S., Canada and Europe throughout 2007. Medicine, Benoit's latest release on Telarc, was co-produced by ace songwriter Anders Osborne and successfully joins two gifted guitarists/songwriters in a session that proves greater than the sum of its very talented parts. The 11-track recording features seven new Benoit originals co-written with ace songwriter Anders Osborne. Engineered by David Z, Medicine spotlights the work of keyboardist Ivan Neville, drummer Brady Blade and bassist Corey Duplechin. Fiddler/singer Michael Doucet of BeauSoleil makes a special appearance on three tracks. tabbenoit.com

w/ TBA

8PM

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SUN NOV 9

Tab Benoit (BLUES) Tab Benoit is a Cajun man who's definitely got the blues. Born November 17, 1967, he grew up in Houma, Louisiana. A guitar player since his teenage years, he hung out at the Blues Box, a ramshackle music club and cultural center in nearby Baton Rouge run by guitarist Tabby Thomas. Playing guitar alongside Thomas, Raful Neal, Henry Gray and other high-profile regulars at the club, Benoit learned the blues first-hand from a faculty of living blues legends. The nightly impromptu gigs were enough to inspire Benoit to assemble his own band - a stripped down bass-and-drums unit propelled by his solid guitar skills and leathery, Cajun-spiced vocal attack. He took his show on the road in the early '90s and hasn't stopped since. Benoit landed a recording contract with the tiny, Texas-based Justice Records and released a series of well-received recordings, beginning in 1992 with Nice and Warm, an album that prompted comparisons to blues guitar heavyweights like Albert King, Albert Collins and even Jimi Hendrix. Despite the hype, Benoit has done his best over the years to maintain a commitment to his Cajun roots - a goal that often eluded him when past producers and promoters tried to turn him and his recordings in a rock direction, often against his better instincts. An environmental activist as well as a stellar blues musician, Benoit has made the preservation of the endangered delta wetlands his personal crusade. He serves as president of Voice of the Wetlands, an environmental organization he co-founded in 2003, and he appeared prominently in Hurricane on the Bayou, a 2006 documentary by filmmaker McGillivray Freeman that chronicles life in Louisiana after Katrina. Hurricane on the Bayou played in IMAX theaters in the U.S., Canada and Europe throughout 2007. Medicine, Benoit's latest release on Telarc, was co-produced by ace songwriter Anders Osborne and successfully joins two gifted guitarists/songwriters in a session that proves greater than the sum of its very talented parts. The 11-track recording features seven new Benoit originals co-written with ace songwriter Anders Osborne. Engineered by David Z, Medicine spotlights the work of keyboardist Ivan Neville, drummer Brady Blade and bassist Corey Duplechin. Fiddler/singer Michael Doucet of BeauSoleil makes a special appearance on three tracks. tabbenoit.com

w/ TBA

5PM

  CLOSED MONDAYS

TUE NOV 11

 

 

WED NOV 12

Island Night w/Impulse (ISLAND/AFRO-BEAT/REGGAE) A 23-year-old tradition continues with the ever-amazing Impulse band playing reggae, zouk and Afrobeat under the stars with Red Stripe beer on special. Hooray Beer! impulseda.com
8PM $5

THU NOV 13

Grateful Dead Night w/Uncle John's Band (JAMBAND/TRIBUTE) Hippies please use side door... UJB has been faithfully bringing the music and spirit of the Grateful Dead to Skipper's every Thursday at Skipper's since 1998. All bottled beer on special in Skipperdome. unclejohnsband.com
8PM $8

FRI NOV 14

WMNF Presents...

SAT NOV 15

Halcyon

w/ TBA

8PM $12

SUN NOV 16

Grateful Dead Night w/Uncle John's Band (JAMBAND/TRIBUTE) Hippies please use side door... UJB has been faithfully bringing the music and spirit of the Grateful Dead to Skipper's every Thursday at Skipper's since 1998. All bottled beer on special in Skipperdome. unclejohnsband.com
8PM $8

w/ High Cotton

8PM $9

  CLOSED MONDAYS

TUE NOV 18

Ellie Lee & Blues Fury (BLUES)

WED NOV 19

Pato Banton & The Now Generation (REGGAE) The legendary reggae singer and toaster from Birmingham, England returns to the Skipperdome! Pato Banton began recording in 1982, appearing on "Pato and Roger a Go Talk" (from Special Beat Service) with Ranking Roger of The Beat. His solo debut was 1987's Never Give In and he's released a near-constant stream of crowd-pleasers since then. A bit of trivia: Banton received the nickname Pato (Jamaican Patois for "wise owl") from his stepfather, and Banton from the disc jockey slang for a "heavyweight DJ". patobanton.com

w/Impulse (ISLAND/AFRO-BEAT/REGGAE) A 23-year-old tradition continues with the ever-amazing Impulse band playing reggae, zouk and Afrobeat under the stars with Red Stripe beer on special. Hooray Beer! impulseda.com
8PM

 

THU NOV 20

Grateful Dead Night w/Uncle John's Band (JAMBAND/TRIBUTE) Hippies please use side door... UJB has been faithfully bringing the music and spirit of the Grateful Dead to Skipper's every Thursday at Skipper's since 1998. All bottled beer on special in Skipperdome. unclejohnsband.com
8PM $8

FRI NOV 21

Betty Fox Band (BLUES) Hailing from the heart of Southern Tampa, 26 year old soul singer Betty Fox's explosive voice is one to be reckoned with. Influenced by her years of singing in church, the intense love she has for soul music is apparent with every heartfelt note she sings. Her style has matured into a distinct blend of funk, soul and Chicago blues, with enough swagger and passionate live presence to captivate the most passive passer-by's attention. Her sweltering, seductive voice will draw you in and not let go until the final chord has changed and the last song is sung. bettyfox.net

w/ Shane Meade & The Sound

8PM

SAT NOV 22
SUN NOV 23
  CLOSED MONDAYS
TUE NOV 25
WED NOV 26
THU NOV 27
FRI NOV 28
SAT NOV 29
SUN NOV 30
  CLOSED MONDAYS
TUE DEC 2
WED DEC 3
THU DEC 4
FRI DEC 5
SAT DEC 6
SUN DEC 7
  CLOSED MONDAYS

 




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