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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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AUGUST 2014

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SUN AUG 31

Pete & Wayne Revival (ADULT HUMOR & CHILDISH BEHAVIOR) Pete & Wayne escapes from Key West & Sloppy Joes bringing you adult humor I and childish behavior...combining comedy music, rowdy fun and showmanship. Pete, on guitar and harmonica, has opened shows for Arlo Gutherie, Martin Mull & NRBQ. Wayne, on bass, accordion, cocktail straw, & conch shell, toured two years with Ron Wood & Mick Taylor. After many years at Sloppy Joes, they are crass, obnoxious, rowdy, dirty and coming to a Skipperdome near you.  peteandwayne.com

7PM $10/13

  CLOSED MONDAYS

TUE SEPT 2

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

7PM $5

WED SEPT 3

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 SEPT 4

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 SEPT 5

The Mud Flappers (FLORIDANA) "FLORIDANA," no better word could be used to describe the eclectic sounds of The Mud Flappers. A genre spawned from the art and culture of the swampland they call home. Brandishing a wide arsenal of traditional acoustic instruments, this seven piece mini-orchestra has developed a reputation for ecstatic live performances and infectious onstage energy. Pulling influences every which way from the outlaw country of Johnny Cash, blazing bluegrass of Earl Scruggs, roaming melodies of gypsy swing à la Django Reinhardt, to the prohibitionary jazz of your local speakeasy. This sonic gumbo is held together by the sultrily celestial harmonies of leading ladies, Lauren Carder and Sarah Elizabeth Patrick. Even the most gentle of men transform into drunken scoundrels, while the prudish are left with a case of the vapors after seeing these flappers strut their stuff. facebook.com/themudflappers

and Dust Bowl Revival (ROOTS JAZZ)“In a city like Los Angeles, home to musical stars in nearly every known genre, handing out the Best Live Band title is not easy. But the free-thinking local collective Dustbowl Revival's upbeat, old-school, All-American sonic safaris exemplify everything shows should be: hot, spontaneous, engaging and, best of all, a pleasure to hear.” — LA WEEKLY
"Americana swing that was so fun I went back to see them again the next day." — ROLLING STONE
“...evokes a Depression-era sensibility redolent of John Steinbeck, and the spirit-raising gospel of the American South.” — BOSTON GLOBE The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, California-based collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, pre-war blues and the hot swing of New Orleans to form a spicy roots cocktail. Known for their roaring live sets, Dustbowl bravely brings together many styles of traditional American music. Some call it string band-brass band mash up. Imagine Old Crow Medicine Show teaming up with Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives and Sevens, or Bob Dylan and The Band jamming with Benny Goodman and his orchestra in 1938. It’s infectious, joyous music - a youthful take on time-worn American traditions. Named "Best Live Band in LA" by The LA Weekly, each Dustbowl performance promises to be a white-knuckle ride through the history of American folk music that rarely stays just on the stage. Call it the new old-timey dance hall sound made fresh by some of the best soloists in the business. After placing several songs on ABC and Fox and having tunes featured in independent films like "Made In China" (winner of SXSW) winning Americana song of the year from the Independent Music Awards (Tom Waits judging), playing festivals like Outside Lands and Live Oak and opening for bands like Lake Street Dive, Rebirth Brass Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Trombone Shorty, the band began barnstorming more extensively across the USA.
dustbowlrevival.com

8PM $10/13

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SAT SEPT 6

Bertie Higgins (TROP ROCK) Like his great, great grandfather, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the German poet who penned "Faust", Bertie Higgins is a storyteller. He was born Elbert Joseph Higgins of Portuguese, Irish and German descent and raised in the picturesque Greek community of Tarpon Springs, Florida. Bertie is an intellectual romantic who loves to paint story songs about living and loving in a tropical paradise.
His love songs explore the efforts of man trying to fathom the mystery and allure of woman. His fantasy songs deal with the beauty and sensuality of the tropics and his story songs combine past experiences and future hopes. The resounding theme throughout Bertie's work: "Make the best of today lest tomorrow never comes".
Bertie, who once supported himself as a sponge diver, began his career in show business at the age of twelve as a ventriloquist. He won top prizes in local talent contests and became a favorite at school assemblies around Tampa Bay. Two years later, a battered set of drums forced a career change and Bertie set off to follow the back beat heard around the world -- Rock and Roll Bertie had been working on a song about a personal failed romance. He presented the rough cut to Bill and Sonny. They helped him perfect the lyrics of the song that became Key Largo. Bertie recorded the master and presented it to Kat Family records, a newly formed CBS/Sony distributing company. At first they rejected it. After persistent badgering by Bertie, Bill and Sonny, Kat Family finally agreed to release the single in 1981 and pop music history was made. Key Largo blew a hole in the U.S. charts. When it reached number one in the nation, the world took notice and it went on to become an international hit. Other hit singles followed like Just Another Day in Paradise, Casablanca and Pirates and Poets. Casablanca became Song of the Year in all of the Pacific Rim and the album hit multiple platinum. Bertie Higgins became an international recording star literally overnight. Bertie was originally a CBS/Sony recording artist but in recent years has moved to Toucan Cove, a boutique record lable distributed by the Universal Music group, and has produced several CD's under that company.
bertiehiggins.com

w/ De Lei'ed Parrots (BUFFETT JAMS) Imagine for a moment, being at a tropical vacation paradise with the sun shining, palm trees swaying in the breeze, and the sound of waves crashing upon the sand. De Lei'ed Parrots would like to help you escape to this state of mind through their music with a tropical flair. With decades of combined professional music experience and appearing at many respected venues across the country, they lace their repertoire with oldies, standards, trop-rock, dance tunes, and originals. When it is time for De Lei'ed Parrots to bring forth the party, these talented, professional musicians will take you on a magical, musical journey, but will always bring you back safe and sound to your home port. They are currently recording a new CD, but you can take some of the party home now with their current CD "Rock Your Flip Flops Off!". Audiences are always amazed at the versatility of music that this high-energy group is able to perform, allowing them to satisfy almost all musical tastes. They truly create the on stage excitement that makes each show an event, whether performing as a duo, trio or full band. Favorites for Parrot Head parties, private functions, corporate group events, and conventions. Good-time musicians that take their music seriously while trying to create the ultimate "Tropical Island Paradise" atmosphere for their audiences. deleiedparrots.com

8PM $12/15

SUN SEPT 7

Steve Otto has been a Tampa Tribune columnist, is a champion of animals, guavas, chili, cuban sandwiches and all things Tampa Bay!

Johnny G Lyon Band (ROCKIN BLUES) Johnny G Lyon & JGLB (aka the Johnny G Lyon Band, or just JGLB) is inarguably one of the most durable bands in Tampa history. Almost any venue in the bay area that has featured live music within the last 3 decades has hosted the JGLB (or its' antecedents) at one time or another. JGLB has performed at Raymond James Stadium, Tropicana Field, Tampa Stadium, The Times Forum, The Bayfront Center, The Sun Dome, Al Lang Field, Al Lopez Field, Tampa Theater, the State Theater, Lowry Park, Vinoy Park, Curtis Hixon Park, and countless other concert venues. JGLB has opened concerts for B. B. King, James Brown, John Lee Hooker, The Outlaws, Marshall Crenshaw, Marshall Tucker, Three Dog Night, Los Lobos, The Monkees, BTO, Gregg Allman, The Rubber City Rebels, James Harman Blues Band, and many more. JGLB.net

Quivering Rhythm Hounds (ROCKIN BLUES/CLASSIC ROCK) A four piece band that personifies that old saying "still crazy after all these years." The band has been together since the winter of 1981 when Patrick "Mojo" Harpe and Scott "Pinetop" Peterson decided to leave their own respective bands to form what ultimately became The Quivering Rhythm Hounds. The Hounds specialize in easily identifiable Rockin' Blues and Classic Rock hits that are a sure bet to fill the dance floor. Even those folks not accustomed to shakin' their booties usually can't resist getting in on the fun! Toe tappers and hip swayers of all ages enjoy seeing and hearing The Quivering Rhythm Hounds perform.

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

with special guests: Jack Harris, Tedd Webb, Brendan McLaughlin, Bob Ross, Walt Belcher, Party Marti Ryan, Denise Moore, Debra Miller, Liz Hollister and many more!

4PM $5 suggested donation

  CLOSED MONDAYS

TUE SEPT 9

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. facebook.com/galbraithgroup

w/ Ajeva (FUNK REGGAE ROCK) Ajëv? (a-jay-va) is a Funk/Reggae/Rock MACHINE from St. Petersburg, FL ready to blow your musical minds! Composed of Reed Skahill (guitar,vox), Taylor Gilchrist (bass), Dean Arscott (percussion,keys), & Travis Young (drums), Ajëv? has been playing all over Florida and the South-East since March 2013 spreading their message of unity, peace and FUNK! With catchy vocals, infectious grooves, and a high energy live show Ajëv? has the sound and vibe that will keep you watching and listening. facebook.com/ajevamusic

7PM $7

WED SEPT 10

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 SEPT 11

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/ Ramblegrass (JAMGRASS) facebook.com/ramblegrass-band
8PM $9

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FRI SEPT 12

Bernard Allison (BLUES) Bernard Allison was first introduced to the roots of black music and the art of the electric guitar by his father, the late great Luther Allison. Bernard made his first appearance on record at age 13, when he played on a live LP his father recorded in Peoria, IL. "I didn't start to play 'til I was maybe 10 years of age" Bernard recalled "I picked up the guitar, listened to records. I was in grade school and I played with the high school jazz band. They thought I was reading the sheet music, but actually I was making up everything I could play." Soon after graduating from High School, he began a three-year guitar apprenticeship in Koko Taylor's high-flying Blues Machine. He also played in the late Willie Dixon's Blues All-Stars and performed with his Dad at the 1983 Blues Festival - one of the event's highlights. Along the way, Bernard picked up slide guitar tips from Johnny Winter and in the 80's also learned from the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. With those experiences under his belt, Bernard moved to Paris in 1989 to live and play the blues with his father. He joined the tourband of Luther Allison after a furious collaboration of "Father & Son" at the '89 Chicago Blues Festival. A recording of this formation is to be heard on the Luther Allison album "Let's Try It again" (RUF Records). Bernard released his first solo album in 1990 with the significant title "The Next Generation". In 1999, two years after Luther passed away, Bernard decided to move back to the States to go back to his roots and push his career in his native country. Bernard totes the same smokin’ six string shooter that his late father Luther Allison assaulted the blues with. And he is blessed with his father’s soulful voice, spiritual devotion, and a musical freedom which experiments with the blues. Bernard seems to have inherited Luther's knack for igniting audiences, but he's no clone of his famous father. He is definitely blazing his own path with a style that reflects a unique mix of traditional and modern influences. The Allison torch has been passed, and it's clear that Bernard takes his role as its bearer very seriously. He's assumed the challenge of keeping the blues alive and growing - a commitment he renews every time he takes the stage. The major risk Bernard takes here is in his song writing, where he is confident enough to strip away the layers and bare himself to the world. It has taken Bernard a long time to feel free to talk or write a song about what’s going on within him or his personal tragedies. And that’s the magic power of the blues. If Bernard’s honesty touches just one person with a similar struggles then the power of the blues works. bernardallison.com

w/ The Walker Smith Group (BLUES) In the tradition of the Chicago "bluesmen", comes Walker Smith A contemporary artist representing the next generation of blues musicians. Smith is working to preserve the legacy of Chicago blues, while developing his own sound. While the stinging guitar sounds ring through, the sweet vocal lines compare to Robert Cray and Keb Mo leaving audiences calling out for more.Raised on Chicago's south side by mother Glenda Allison, a gospel/jazz singer and club performer and Walter Sr. a performing guitarist, music was a mainstay in the Smith home. At a very early age, Walter took up guitar, sang and performed regularly in school programs. As Walker grew he was schooled by great performers of the day including Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Dawkins and Jimmie Lee Robinson among others. The school bell would ring with Walter at the side of the bandstand observing every move as these greats displayed their craft. After the performance Walter could always be found talking shop with his idols. Smith has fond memories of these days. Muddy Waters told me " Always play it from your heart". Buddy guy taught me the importance of developing my own sound. Jimmy Dawins message was not to forget about the business side of things, while Jimmie Lee Robinson conveyed the importance of living clean and not getting caught up in "the game". Walker honed his skills through out the years with various groups of musicians, eventually forming Walter Smith and Tight Rhythm. As the sound developed and the fan base grew it was time to record the first album. Veteran producer Jim Reeves was chosen for the project with past experience with Gregg Allman and ZZ Top. " Cold Out & Down" was recorded in Evanston, Illinois at Reeves Audio and features eight original compositions. Songs range from the deep Chicago Blues of "Cold Chills" to the radio friendly, foot tapping "Cold Out & Down" and the autobiographical ballad " Family Rob" Walker's next project " Walter Smith's Chicago Nights" was formed in the Tampa Bay Area in 2001 , which brought with it a regular performing schedule , television and festival appearances. "Ahead to the past"-the second studio album was recorded in Florida in 2007 & recieved strong reviews and airplay worldwide. The CD promoted Blue Skunk Music in Chicago to sign the artist to it's Chicago based label. walkersmithgroup.com
8PM $12/15

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SAT SEPT 13

Selwyn Bichwood (BLUES) Selwyn Birchwood, Florida’s rising young blues fireball, is a guitar and lap steel playing bundle of pure energy. He delivers his original songs with a revival tent preacher’s fervor and a natural storyteller’s charisma made all the more impactful by his raw, unvarnished vocals. Birchwood plays high-octane blues—at once deeply rooted, funky and up-to-the-minute—with true passion and honest emotion. With his band feeding off his drive and exuberance, the striking 6’3” 29-year-old with his trademark Afro roams the stage (often barefoot), ripping out memorable guitar licks with ease. His ability to win over an audience—any audience—is proven night after night on the bandstand. With his warm, magnetic personality, Birchwood is as down-to-earth as his music is fun, thought-provoking and vital. In 2013, Birchwood catapulted from local hero to shooting star. He won the world-renowned International Blues Challenge, beating out 125 other bands from the U.S. and abroad. He also took home the Albert King Guitarist Of The Year Award. It wasn’t long before Alligator Records president Bruce Iglauer offered Birchwood a contract. His debut album, Don’t Call No Ambulance, is a fully realized vision of contemporary blues. Birchwood’s original songs range from raucous romps to hill country stomps, from searing, serious slow blues to modern blues rock. Between his uninhibited sense of fun and adventure and his serious-as-a-heart-attack musicianship, Don’t Call No Ambulance is a window into the future of the blues. The Tampa Tribune says Birchwood plays with “power and precision reminiscent of blues guitar hero Buddy Guy. He is a gritty vocalist [who is] commanding with his axe.” According to Iglauer, Birchwood is the real deal. “Selwyn Birchwood is a terrific young blues talent with a huge future. He writes smart, infectious, fresh songs and delivers them with a warm, conversational vocal style and a fun-loving attitude. He’s a killer guitarist, switching between a regular six-string and lap steel. Live, he’s a ball of energy, interacting with the audience like they were in his living room. Selwyn is destined to be one of the next stars in the blues world.” Birchwood, his father from Tobago, his mother from the UK, was born in 1985 in Orlando, Florida. He first grabbed a guitar at age 13 and soon became proficient at mimicking what he heard on the radio. But the popular grunge rock, hip-hop and metal of the 1990s didn’t move him, and he quickly grew bored. And then he heard Jimi Hendrix. “He was larger than life. What he did was mind-blowing. When I realized Hendrix was influenced by the blues, I found my path,” he says. By 17, he was deep into the blues, listening to Albert King, Freddie King, Albert Collins, Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins and especially Buddy Guy. As luck would have it, just as Birchwood was discovering Guy, the blues master had a concert scheduled in Orlando. Birchwood was there, front and center. “I was floored,” he recalls. “I completely connected with the blues. I knew I had to make this music.” selwynbirchwood.com

8PM $10/13

SUN SEPT 14

Sara Rose Band (CLASSIC COUNTRY/HILLBILLY BOOGIE) The roots are paid their fine due by pint-size powerhouse frontwoman Sara Rose crooning in a sweetened Southern twang through classic country and honky-tonk odes with firm swaying support of a four-piece backing back that includes lead axeman Mark Warren (Vodkanauts, Sarge and the Aeromen), bassist Michael Hoag (Ditchflowers, Barely Pink), drummer “Hot Rod” Todd Fermanich and for this show, steel guitarist extraordinaire TJ Weger (The Only Daddys, Haole Cats). facebook.com/thesararoseband

Dean Johanesen (SINGER-SONGWRITER/GYPSYJAZZ) 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 Florida. Johanesen's mother delivered motor homes when he was young and the family traveled around listening to many different artists and kinds of music. Led Zeppelin to Simon and Garfunkel, classic country to musical soundtracks provided the soundtrack to his youth and his diversity of influences had an effect on Johanesen's interests musically as well as giving him a feel for the road. After relocating to Florida following a stint of living and performing in Atlanta, Johanesen fronted The Human Condition, a well-regarded acoustic-based rock group that touched on elements of country, Americana, and singer-songwriter influences. The group's final line up incorporated elements musically that had the band taking part in "jamband" based festivals combining Johanesen's songwriting instincts with elements of the band's improvisational strengths. In 2013, Johanesen released his first solo record with intentions of getting back to the importance of the storyteller songwriting format while a recent passion for gypsy jazz music in the vein of Django Reinhardt has put Johanesen on a musical path with a focus on new stories of old times. Non fictional characters from the '20s and '30s, circus performers, the side show, Prohibition, the war of currents all placed in a backdrop of gypsy swing. Johanesen has shared with bills with many musical luminaries including Robby Krieger (formerly of the Doors), Donovan Frankenreiter, Martha Wainwright, Howard Jones, Steve Forbert, John Waite, and Peter Mulvey. deanjohanesen.com

5PM $5

  CLOSED MONDAYS

TUE SEPT 16

Daniel B Marshall (ACOUSTIC ROCK) With his craft of refreshing melodies and sing-along lyrics, Daniel B. Marshall’s music welcomes you to dance in the sunshine, to repair your broken heart, and to lift your head up. Listeners can easily find themselves in his songs of everyday love, summertime fun, self-inflicted heartbreak, and tough times. Daniel's music combines the transparency and simplicity of great folk lyrics with his own blend of modern country songwriting with a sense of style from rock. From his summer anthems to heartbreak confessions, his positive outlook throughout all of life's stages is contagious. While holding true to his musical roots, Daniel B. manages to create a universal, accessible sound for his simple goal of being a "songbird for everyone." The music that he has created through the years has a certain multi-genre quality to it that's hard to label at times. Daniel had a wide-array of musical influences from his dad listening to Alan Jackson and George Strait to his mother's passion for folk records like James Taylor and Bob Dylan. Daniel learned to find the link between all these wonderful styles: lyrics and melody coupled with fantastic musicianship. Picking up R&B from his vocal training days, he tries to blend all the soulful elements from each style and make something new. danielbmarshall.com

Boxcar Hollow (AMERICANA) Post-modern folk americana newgrass band who take the true essence of the roots of folk and bluegrass, with jamband sensibilities and turns it into this new yet familiar sound called "Boxcar Hollow". Matt Weis and Jack Pieroth have been playing music together for nearly 15 years, and are enjoying their latest journey in the Tampa Bay region, they’ll share the core of the Boxcar Hollow sound with us. facebook.comboxcarhollow

Dock Seven (ROCKIN COUNTRY)Dock Seven is a Progressive Country Duo that hales from the beautiful town of Plant City, Florida. The Duo performs a mix of rocking contemporary country, classic country and their own original music. Their sound is influenced by everything from rhythm and blues to Van Halen, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley and also artists like Hank Williams, Waylon Jennings and Alabama. Whether playing their own music or covering a popular song, Dock Seven puts their unique stamp on every performance. This Duo and the band that backs them features first class musicianship, tight harmonies, and a stage presence that will impress any audience. facebook.com/dock-seven

7PM $7

WED SEPT 17

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 SEPT 18

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 SEPT 19

The Apes FLA Not to be confused with a Washington D.C.-based experimental-rock band (who happen to be interestingly good), Tampa’s The Apes FLA are a ten-piece first & second wave ska outfit that owe as much to bands like Toots & the Maytals & The Untouchables & they do to groups like The Gaylads & Alton Ellis. Less about slick clothes & fancy dance moves, more focused on the soul & substance of their music, The Apes FLA lean on frontman Ed Lowery (formerly of Magadog) to help lead them through tunes that are dripping with the influence of Jamaica as well as each & every rocksteady, soul-influenced, Motown & punk-loving group that’s ever graced the annals of any dusty garage record collection. facebook.com/apesfla

Rude Squad Rude Squad has formed their own legacy by playing as a subset, using the sax, guitar, drums, trumpet and lethal vocals as the mathematical combination needed to create the elements in the SKA genre. RS has performed with multiple bands such as Rancid, the Skatalites, Suicide Machines, the Used, The Pietasters, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Matisyahu, and 311 to name a few. They have also taken part and participated in events throughout the state and beyond such as Warped Tour '04, 97X's Next Big Thing, 98 Rock's Livestock, and numerous local events throughout the Bay area. Rude Squad signed a record deal with Octave Match Records in 2010. facebook.com/rude-squad

Broseph Skalin Skammunists playing Ska, Reggae and Punk. The Broletariate must grow! facebook.com/brosephskalin

The Freecoasters featuring Jesse Wagner of the Aggrolites (REGGAE SOUL SKA) Reggae and Soul from Fort Myers, FL. facebook.com/thefreecoasters

7:30 PM $10/13

SAT SEPT 20

Featuring: Trae Pierce and T-Stone Band, Ari and the Alibis, Dropin Pick-up, Delta Swamp Rats, TC Carr and All-Star Bolts of Blue feat Josh Nelms, The Mud Flappers, Southern Train, Impulse, Uncle John’s Band, Mitch Lind and the Lagerheads, Come Back Alice and Galbraith Group

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SUN SEPT 21

Squeedlepuss (JAZZ TOMFOOLERY) A hodgepodge of jazz influenced instrumental tom-fooleridity, Squeedlepuss was formed in Jacksonville, Florida by Adam Kenneway (bass), Erik Lofgren (keys), Javian Francis (keys), and Stefan Klein (drums). Their first show was opening for Mike Dillon's band - the famed vibrophonist who played with Les Claypool (Primus). Within a couple of months, the great chemistry they experienced and musical potential of the band led them to recruit Paul Miller (guitar/vocals) and Dan Hunting (guitar). In addition to opening for Mike Dillon Band and playing regularly around the Jacksonville, FL area, Squeedlepuss has also had the privelege of opening for such touring acts as Consider The Source, Toubabe Krewe, Bernie Worrell Orchestra, and The Fritz. At Bear Creek Music and Arts Festival (Nov, 2013) they shared the bill with The Roots, Bootsy Collins, Lettuce, The New Mastersounds, amongst many others. In May of 2014 they played Purple Hatter's Ball where they shared the bill with Beats Antique, The Motet, The Nth Power, and many others. The band has also been touring around the Florida area. Squeedlepuss is fortunate to have several great writers/arrangers that share a common vision and who collaborate to make music that is eclectic, interesting, and heartfelt. As Paul Miller puts it, "We're just a bunch of jazz nerds who love all kinds of music." facebook.com/squeedlepuss

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

...and DJ K Slat

5PM $7/10

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TUE SEPT 23

Ellie Lee & Blues Fury (BLUES) Winner of numerous awards, Ellie Lee & Blues Fury are an exciting rockin’ blues group with a dynamic stage performance. Ellie is a blues guitarist/singer/songwriter that fronts the band with her soulful voice, ripping guitar solos and her obvious joy in performing. Ellie's guitar virtuosity has been compared to Jeff Beck, Albert King and Jimi Hendrix just to name a few. People enjoy the fact that Ellie plays and sings like there's no tomorrow. Ellie Lee grew up playing in rock, blues, funk and show bands. She traveled extensively in the southern states honing her skills as a blues musician. After a 25 year hiatus to raise a family, Ellie is now back with a deep and ernest desire to play the music she loves... the blues... the musical soul of our nation. Ellie “ I want to present an eclectic collection of old, new, and original tunes with a focus on variety, energy and dynamics”. bluesfury.com

7PM $6

WED SEPT 24

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 SEPT 25

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

tickets

FRI SEPT 26

Victor Wainwright (BLUES) 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 forward. Composer, producer, vocalist, entertainer and award winning piano player; Victor Wainwright is a raucous high-octane, dynamic performer and crowd pleasure with soul to spare. victorwainwright.com

w/ Eddie Wright

8PM $7/10

 

SAT SEPT 27

$13/16

WMNF CONCERT TICKET PURCHASING INFORMATION
You can purchase advance tickets online at wmnf.org/events by calling the station during business hours at 813-238-8001 or in person at Skipper's Smokehouse or other WMNF ticket outlets.

SUN SEPT 28

Caribbean Cowboy (COWBOY REGGAE)

5PM $5

  CLOSED MONDAYS

TUE SEPT 30

Forrest Hoffar

w/ TBA

7PM

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

FRI OCT 3

Sean Chambers Band (BLUES)

w/ Jamie Eubanks Band (ROCKIN BLUES)

8PM $10/13

SAT OCT 4

The Legendary JCs

w/TBA

8PM $10/13

SUN OCT 5

The Lint Rollers

Coo Coo Ca Choo

Stormbringer

5PM $10 suggested donation

  CLOSED MONDAYS
TUE OCT 7

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

FRI OCT 10

The Original Subdudes

8PM $25/30

SAT OCT 11

Samantha Fish (BLUES)

8PM $10/13

SUN OCT 12
  CLOSED MONDAYS

TUE OCT 14

Galbraith Group & Friends

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

FRI OCT 17

Tim Reynolds & TR 3

8PM $15/20

SAT OCT 18

The Red Elvises (SIBERIAN SURF ROCK)

8PM $12/15

SUN OCT 19
  CLOSED MONDAYS

TUE OCT 21

Chris McCarty

w/ TBA

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
8PM $8

FRI OCT 24

featuring Trae Pierce and T Stone Funk

8PM

SAT OCT 25

Chris Duarte

w/ TBA

8PM $12/15

SUN OCT 26
  CLOSED MONDAYS
 

 




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