Tampa's iconic music venue and restaurant as seen on
Travel Channels' Man V. Food Nation, Adam Richman's Best Sandwich In America,
The Golf Channel's Golf Now, NBCSports' Charlie Moore: No Offense
venuecateringrestaurant venue
910 Skipper Road • Tampa FL 33613 • (813) 971-0666 • MAP
corner of Nebraska Avenue and Skipper Road • near USF • north of Fletcher • south of Bearss • east of 275
history
shows
tickets
menu
links
contact

CONCERT CALENDAR

Advance tickets FAQs are here.

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.

Need a map?
Here's a PDF or if you prefer, a JPEG.
Here's a GoogleMaps link.


JULY 2014
  CLOSED MONDAYS

TUE JULY 29

Drinking Band with a Worship Problem (CHRISTIAN ROCK) Worship Problem is hell-bent on sharing God's radical grace and Jesus' scandalous love! They make some pretty awesome music about that too! We strive to make sense of God's radical love for people, regardless of their background. Keep it simple! We're for people who grew up in their parents judgmental churches, for people that think they have to be worthy of God's love and a relationship with Him so they run bc they don't want to be judged (they are tired of it!). We’re a community that teaches the unconditional love of Jesus, teaches that Jesus wants you NOW not when you are "worthy"... As you embrace His love and acceptance and let go of your own ideas for your life and give your life to Him, He will BLOW you away with blessings! The temptations will be become manageable WITH HIM! Not before Him! That if you are a part of a community of like minded people and love on them the way He did and does, you will be loved and protected by His love and acceptance through Him! facebook.com/worshipproblem

w/ Gulf Blvd (GRAMMY REVOLUTION)

...and Matt & Mark

7PM $5

 

WED JULY 30

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

THU JULY 31

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

AUGUST 2014

tickets

FRI AUG 1

Rocket 88 (HIGH OCTANE ROCKABILLY) Originally formed in Orlando in 1992, Florida's legendary band Rocket 88, continues to perform their brand of high-octane rockabilly and rock 'n' roll to packed venues.Over the years, the band's eccentric performances on stage have become notorious. The band has performed at some of the most prominent venues in the U.S., including The Windows on the World, The Roxy, and The Supper Club in New York City; The Aragon Ballroom and The Liquid in Chicago; Clutch Cargo in Detroit; Citrus Bowl in Orlando, and several national House of Blues. In addition, they have performed with such national veteran musical acts as Jerry Lee Lewis, The B-52s, The Cramps, Snoop Dogg, Sublime, Southern Culture on the Skids, Reverend Horton Heat, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Wanda Jackson, Sleepy LaBeef, Dick Dale, Royal Crown Revue as well as many others. Rocket 88 has been a featured performer at the Tropical Heatwave & Rockabilly Ruckus events in Tampa and the Heavy Rebel Weekender event in Winston-Salem, NC. In 1994 the band released a four-song EP, Mission to Mars, which received favorable reviews from national publications, such as Alternative Press and Blue Suede News. Two songs from the EP were featured on a compilation CD of American rockabilly, Stateside Rockabilly, released by NV Records and distributed throughout Europe and Japan. The following year, the band released its 15 song CD, Rock Around, which also received numerous favorable reviews. Selected by Florida's JAM Magazine, the CD won the annual Jammy Award for the "State's Best Independent Release." Furthermore, Rocket 88 also received a "Best Band" Jammy Award. 2005 marked the release of Rocket 88's CD, Alien Attack, which exemplifies the band's talent for juxtaposing vintage rockabilly with outer-spaced themes. The CD features ten original, wigged-out
"B-movie" influenced tunes with a harder-edged sound.
Their rockin' high energy stage shows are guaranteed to put a bop in your socks and a shakin' in your shoes. So strap yourselves in, Daddy-O's and Lil' Mamas - you're goin' into orbit with Rocket 88!

w/ 6 Volt Rodeo (WESTERN SWING) Arising from the dust and tumbleweeds of Palm Harbor, Florida (an area long considered to be the wild west of Tampa Bay), five aficionados of western swing, classic country, jazz, rockabilly have combined to create Six Volt Rodeo: Florida's top Western Swing Band.

and Johnny Zoom Hi Fi Show The Johnny Zoom Hi-Fi Show is a one man guitar act, specializing in late 1950's through mid-1960's instrumentals. Backed by pre-recorded bass and drum tracks on a vintage Silvertone reel-to-reel tape deck fed through a vintage PA system, Johnny can play practically any venue, the less conventional the better. The Hi-Fi show captures the sound and look of the mid-century musician on the move, better living through sonic technology, and there's even a theremin! With a repertoire of over 50 songs and then some, you'll be wowed by popular surf tunes of the time by The Ventures and The Astronauts, guitar knockouts Duane Eddy and Johnny Rivers, and the space-age sounds of Joe Meek and Link Wray! As well as lesser known but equally amazing instrumentals from the time and some original songs that fit right in, all given the Johnny Zoom Hi-Fi Show treatment. So ask for The Johnny Zoom Hi-Fi Show by name, and experience yesterday's sound of tomorrow, today!

8PM $7/10

tickets

SAT AUG 2

Delta Swamp Rats (MISSISSIPPI DELTA FUNK) Founded By Chicagp Blues Veteran Steve Arvey in 2012 this band is a Powerhouse of Raw Blues, Boogie and Mississippi Delta Funk. Led by the dynamic Ernie Locke on Vocals, Harmonica and Guitar this group will have you mesmerized with Ernie's Howling Wolf/Tom Waits styled vocals and harmonica. Add Aaron Fowler with his unique funky drum style then top it off with Steve Arvey's Cigar Box Slide and you have a Trio that will blow you away.

w/ Tangled Mangos (ISLAND FUNK) Tangled Mangos is an island-based funk reggae band that originated in Bradenton Beach in 2012. Kyle Shell layers instrumental loops and sings lead vocals and harmonies, while "Barefoot" Dan Ryan adds to the grooves with the sounds of the Hammond B-3 organ and piano. Upbeat and feel-good songs will surely keep you moving throughout the show with a smile on your face!!!

8PM $10/13

 

SUN AUG 3

TheLint Rollers (GARAGE BAND FOR INDISCRIMINATE GROWNUPS) 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

w/ Pilgrim Wind featuring Danny Moody Danny was born in Long Island, New York and Danny’s family moved to Tampa, FL when Danny was a young child. He picked up the guitar as an early teenager and played in various groups including the vintage southern rock band Gonzoboccio. Danny went on to form the The Barren River Trio in Bowling Green, KY. The band recorded an Americana folk CD called "American Folk" in Muscle Shoals, AL, that received critical acclaim. The band toured in support of the CD playing regularly in Nashville and touring throughout the Southeast. Danny is now embarking on a brand new and exciting original recording and performance project with his Florida based band called "Pilgrim Wind." This project includes a wide selection of his original songs that showcase his talent as a singer/songwriter/guitarist and offer a unique combination of folk, southern rock and roots groove.

5PM $7

 

  CLOSED MONDAYS

TUE AUG 5

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/ Serotonic (JAZZ FUNK) Serotonic (se·ro·ton·ic) is based on friendship and a sincere love for music. Formed in the Tampa Bay area in 2010, the five-piece group has rapidly progressed from a best-kept secret to a household name. Serotonic’s unique approach to music bridges the gap between conventional music and innovation. Elements of funk and jazz are prevalent, but the band's inspiration comes from many genres. Diverse audiences are captivated by the band's pocket grooves, catchy melodies, subtle dynamics, and savory harmonies. Serotonic values live performance as their most vital means of communication with listeners. You can find them at many of Florida's favorite clubs and festivals as they keep their live performance schedule as full as possible. In addition, Serotonic is currently in the process of recording a full-length studio album to be released in 2014.

7PM $7

WED AUG 6

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 AUG 7

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 AUG 8

there will be an exclusive live screening at skippers following the Corbitt brothers show, directly before the Come Back Alice set for their new song/video Coraline!!

Come Back Alice (SOUTHERN GYPSY FUNK) Structured largely from improvisational influences, the band found their unique sound by allowing each member to artistically express their individual style(s). “Everyone said you couldn't combine quirky classical stylings with funky drums and fiddles and still end up with an audience friendly genre”, says lead guitar and vocalist Tony Tyler, “…but it's that unexpected combination that makes people quickly take notice and groove along with Come Back Alice.” Founded towards the end of 2011, the CBA train is quickly picking up steam. With a passion for live performance, the band comes equipped with a full production of lights, sound, and a promise to never play the same show twice!! With an full length debut album to be released in Spring, a website at www.comebackalice.com, and major interest from some of the music industries heavy hitters, these guys and gal from Sarasota are breaking new ground...and really shaking things up!

w/ Corbitt Brothers(JAM/ROCK) Raw, fierce, God given talent to create and perform music is what best describes THE CORBITT BROTHERS. "Simply put, The Corbitt Brothers jam! They have a killer, hard-driving, southern rock sound with a well-rounded sound of bluesy rock, gritty southern country, and a classic flavored edge to great timeless tunes.” Their original music comes from the heart and is relevant to the times we live in.THE CORBITT BROTHERS’ passion for playing music and entertaining is second to none. They engage a crowd with explosive energy, amazing talent and magnetism from the first song to the always requested encore.Another major bullet in their arsenal is ISAAC CORBITT on the harmonica. He is one of the best harmonica artists in the country and has been compared to John Popper of Blues Traveler. When he lets it rip on the harmonica, crowds are electrified with the sound and on their feet in minutes cheering him on. These young, self-taught brothers/musicians were born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. They moved to the Nashville, TN area in 2008 to pursue their music dreams and formed THE CORBITT BROTHERS band in 2009 as a twosome hitting the music scene in TN for a year. In mid-2010, they added a drummer to their band and went on the road full-time. The band is currently based in Franklin, NC.

8PM $10/13

SAT AUG 9

On April 19, 2014 the ACT facility fell victim to arson. The arson caused $300,000 in damage, took the life of 3 precious animals who called the place home. Caused 50 employees to be unemployed until the facility reopens. On August 9th we will be raising money to help them get the work done that they need... Games, Raffles, Open Jam, and Bluegrass by:

The Little Girl & The Dreadful Snakes (BLUEGRASS) A little Bluegrass? A smidge of Country? Part Americana? Not sure what we are, but folks sure do tend to like it .... it's Y’all-ternative. We cover a wide assortment of music and styles. From Eaglesmith songs to Decemberists to Old and in the Way to standard tunes. Basically we get the job done with a smile! facebook.com/thedreadfulsnakes

Trail Dogs (BLUEGRASS) If your toes ain't a-tappin', then you're probably dead! Although we've been picking together for years in various bands, local jams and festivals, we started this project a while back to satisfy our desires for a focused, tight, and driving sound. We wanted to "keep it local" -- we all live relatively close to each other and were eager to make it easy to get together to practice and perform without travelling a long distance (a common situation in the world of bluegrass!) Each of us brings years of experience and varied influences to the table to create the unique "Trail Dogs" sound...high energy, unique arrangements of old standards and songs from a variety of genres, along with high degrees of musicianship.

5PM $10 minimum suggested donation

tickets

SUN AUG 10

Legendary JC's (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.

w/ Gerry Williams Band (FUNK) The Gerry Williams Band was formed by Musician, Songwriter and Producer, Gerry Williams. The combination of musical skills and talents is what makes Gerry Williams a mastermind in his craft. Deeply involved in every aspect of music from production to teaching he has the capability to become one of todays best well rounded entertainers. Gerry is a music Instructor at a preparatory school, private vocal Instructor, music producer and marching band instructor. A songwriter and producer for major recording artists and up and coming artists. Gerry also does original composition for TV/Film projects. With his musical background, You can only imagine how much heart he puts into his own projects.The Gerry Williams Band is a project Gerry nurtures in every rehearsal. The music arrangements and Lyrics are all by Gerry Williams. When forming the Gerry Williams Band he handpicked each musician. The musicians that make up The Gerry Williams Band are talented, ambitious and passionate. Each member of the band is a professional in their craft. They've played for some of the greats and have been on tours around the world.With influences such as Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Al Green and Prince. Gerry Williams is known for his powerful performances and memorable moments.

5PM $7/10

  CLOSED MONDAYS

TUE AUG 12

Andy T Nick Nixon (BLUES) Nick Nixon is one of those amazing artists that rarely surface today. This velvet voiced singer was born and raised in Nashville, TN, and was part of the thriving Jefferson Street blues scene of the 60′s. Nick was a Chess Records recording artist in the 70′s, and is a key figure in the reviving Nashville blues scene today. His latest, soon to be released CD was recorded with guitarist/bandleader “Andy T” Talamantez (Guitar Shorty, Smokey Wilson), and produced by Anson Funderburgh. This new CD will follow his successful 2001 release on the European, Black Magic label, No End to the Blues, and his acclaimed 2005 recording, Back Down South. As a long-time member of The New Imperials, an act with a forty-five year history, Nick has performed with many of the top blues and R&B artists in the world. Nixon is something of an institution in the Music City, regularly performing for civic functions and even singing before thousands at the Riverfront Park, accompanied by the Nashville Symphony. His blues duo, Nick and Bayou, is the only act to have ever sung in the chambers of the Nashville Metro Council. Despite such a varied and successful career in the music business, Nixon is still remembered by many as a friend and sometime stage mate of the late, great Jimi Hendrix. Nick befriended Hendrix and his pal (and later to be Band of Gypsies member) Billy Cox when they arrived in Nashville in the early ’60s. To this day Nick often writes and performs with his good friend, Cox. “Andy T” Talamantez was born and raised in Southern California, and relocated to Nashville in 2008. His guitar style is influenced by T-Bone Walker, BB King, Magic Sam, and Albert Collins among others, yet it remains his own. Andy has toured internationally with blues greats Guitar Shorty and Smokey Wilson, and has performed with a long list of major blues artists around the country. After meeting James “Nick” Nixon, and watching him perform, Andy knew that they would make an unstoppable combination.

7PM $8

WED AUG 13

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 AUG 14

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 AUG 15

Beartoe (AMERICANA ROCK) Beartoe has been writing, performing and touring from The Historical DeLand florida for over 10 years. First, in college under the band name Attic, then as Dish, a brother duo that found them with L.A. session players Jen Condos and Jay Bellerose. Beartoe's solo project has no doubt shown introspection, but has brought together a sound thats been filtered through the roots and rich history of Florida folk, delta blues and soul.

Wholetones (FOLKMETALBLUEGRASS) Formed in 2007 when Alex Dorris and Taylor Freydberg met at a local bluegrass jam, the Wholetones were later completed with the addition of Russ Depa on upright bass, and Mayo Coates on drums. They play a unique mix of bluegrass, folk, jazz, and metal, all translated through acoustic instruments. Combining impressive technical skill with the spontaneity of jazz and drive of bluegrass, they put on a captivating live show, jumping from folk to metal as easily as they do from banjo to cello. The Wholetones’ blend of genres is a result of the four members’ enormously varied musical appetite. They play and listen to reggae, metal, hip-hop, bluegrass, and everything in between, and the end product is a truly original sound

8PM $7/10

SAT AUG 16

WMNF Presents: GROOVEFEST 2014
The Lee Boys These engaging artists work well in a variety of venues ranging from intimate club settings to performing arts centers to large festival stages. Their music attracts audiences from the jamband, folk, blues and Gospel worlds. They’ve performed throughout the United States, Canada and Europe and will continue influencing audiences worldwide with their “sacred steel”.
Holey Miss Moley
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.
High Cotton
High Cotton is the definition of good things and fine times, played through a collection of classic Widespread Panic songs. Drawing from the early Panic years, their live shows are full of grit and edge. Mixing influences of southern rock, a bit of the Allman Brothers, Santana, the Dead, and if that’s to your liking, you will love High Cotton
Earth Bombs Mars
Earth Bombs Mars combines roots-based songwriting with a wide-open improvisational ethic.   They are a band that can smoothly take you from the comfort of the back porch to a tour of the cosmos and back again.  Laying bluegrass licks over jazz motifs, they rock out then melt into bluesy ballads. They synchronize and harmonize, and just when you think you know where they're going, they venture into another frontier.
Shane Meade & The Sound
Shane Meade is a gifted singer songwriter and catalyst behind the soul-infused, rock jazz project Shane Meade & the Sound. His unique and soulful style helps deliver an engaging live performance that is both powerful and uplifting. The SOUND, formed in 2005, combines infectious vocals, melodic hooks with feel good jam-based grooves, and has the uncanny ability of turning even the largest of venues into an intimate musical experience.
Shoeless Soul
shoeless soul has been described as feel-good pop-fusion, jazzy-reggae jam or more recently “Prozac-Pop”. The bending of genres infused with tasteful jams and catchy chorus lines gives shoeless soul a tone that has yet to be replicated. Their camaraderie is undeniable and evident in the playful musical banter and infectious smiles they display on stage. shoeless soul’s music will definitely make you think, feel a sense of wonderment and dance barefoot into the night.
Boxcar Hollow
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
Tangled Mangos
Tangled Mangos uses progressive looping to deliver a sound much larger than you’d expect from this funky reggae island life band lead by Kyle Shell.
Oak Hay
Jerrod Simpson (Between Bluffs) on guitar, Fil Pate (SMS & Fil Pate Band, etc.) on mandolin and Justin Davis on Fiddle combine to bring a funky twist to their bluegrass sound
JT Brown
Soulful singing and captivating songs are delivered by the former frontman of The Groves. He’s currently putting the finishing touches on a new solo CD, and will share this new sound with us
Rich Whiteley
Rich is a musician, guitarist, singer-songwriter, noisemaker, project studio tinkerer and music instructor. He has played or currently plays in the following bands (from most current to least current): Earth Bombs Mars, Uncle John's Band, the Rich Whiteley Band, Magnolia Creek, Whiteley & Phillips, others. He grew up in Wilmington DE, and currently reside in Tampa, FL.

2PM $12/15

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 AUG 17

Krewestock!

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

Big Daddy (PARTY) BIG DADDY is a party band out of Bradenton FL. playing clubs, weddings and private parties from St. Pete to Venice. BIG DADDY has rocked the dance floor with everything from Billy Idol to Beyonce!
Our Since October, 2002 BIG DADDY has been dancin' the pants off their ever expanding fan base, and keeping crowds entertained. BIG DADDY is known for their musical diversity, fun stage personalities, accomplished and talented musicians and consumate professionalism. BIG DADDY is a BAND THAT CAN DELIVER, no matter what type of venue they find themselves in. BIG DADDY has been recognized many times over the years by the Bradenton Herald, the Manatee Herald Tribune and the Sarasota Herald. So as some one once said, "If you haven't heard 'em..... IT'S TIME YOU DID!" bigdaddybandfl.com

Mark Barrios Band (LATIN/JAZZ/SANTANA)"The first time I heard Santana's Abraxas Album on my best friend's stereo I knew what I wanted to do with my life". Mark is a professional musician from Tampa Florida. He has been honing his craft playing lead and rhythm guitar in working bands for over 25 years. His unique guitar style fills a niche in the current music scene. Some of his influences are Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton and Larry Carlton. His music styles include Funk, Blues, Soul and Contemporary Christian. markbarrios.com

4PM $20

  CLOSED MONDAYS

tickets

TUE AUG 19

Johnny D Catchy acoustic originals, sweet harmonies, multiple instruments, intelligent lyrics, teenage energy! They met at the Patel Conservatory, where they each had lead roles in musical theater productions. Jonny D is the son of Tampa musicians Maggie Council and Danny DiPietra. Ryan has sung the national anthem for the Yankees and has performed at many upscale venues. Come early to catch their short world premiere set!

Maggie Council A working musician for more than 25 years both solo and formerly with her band, Maggie Council has been honored with local, regional and national awards for songwriting and performance. She was the first American singer-songwriter to be featured in FATEA, the United Kingdom’s premiere periodical for acoustic music. In 2012 she won Motema Records national Voice of My Country songwriting contest with her song “Bingo Bus on the Trail of Tears.” Maggie has performed live as an opener for or with an eclectic array of artists, including Joan Armatrading, The Band, Guy Clark, Buddy Guy, Robert Earl Keen, Jr., Hot Tuna, Rene Marie, Maura O’Connell, Michelle Shocked, Paul Thorn, Townes van Zandt and Warren Zevon. Maggie independently released four critically acclaimed albums of original music from 1991 to 2008.

Liz Hollister

Marianne Flemming performs hippie chick music, exasperated mom blues, whatever happend to our planet laments, and music that honors the spirits that have paved the way before…In short,an all-around gal-guitar slinger/singer who loves to wail, weep and transcend. A 2006 MAMA (Madison,WI) nominee in the “Best Acoustic Song” and “Best Acoustic Artist” category, Marianne has a long history in the folk/troubadour tradition. Marianne brings a decidedly left of center perspective to her songwriting. Described as “textured, expressive, sensual and zany,” she has many hues on her songwriting palette. Born and raised in South Florida, Marianne got the music bug early due to an influence from her father, a nightclub singer in the 40’s and 50’s. Upon graduating college, Marianne hit the road, and thru her travels she gathered the many influences that would become her unique style. Years spent performing in the Caribbean, busking in Europe, or jamming in a bar in Venezuela have all been synthesized into a musical style that lifts your soul and moves your feet. “Folky-Blues with a Jazzy groove -songs that can make you laugh, songs that can make you cry -sometimes both in the same song!”

In The Round Jam featuring all of the above!

7PM $5/10

WED AUG 20

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 AUG 21

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 AUG 22

Lauren Mitchell Band (BLUES) My first solo singing performance happened in church!" recalls Lauren Mitchell, a woman who, in only a few short years, has crafted a singular, unmistakable voice in the world of blues. "I'd been a member of the chorus for productions, but performing in my grandparent's church was the first time I stood on my own and opened my mouth to sing for an audience." Lauren remembers being frightened and a little nervous but she also remembers that, as she looked out over the faces in the congregation, "it wasn't too scary-and all those people knew me and loved me and wanted me to succeed." And succeed she has. The Lauren Mitchell Band is a tour de force, performing around 250 dates per year, nationally and internationally. Lauren and her band perform in concert halls, venues, historic honky tonks, and festivals. She's put together a stellar blues group led by Hammond B3 aficionado, "The Professor" Michael Hensley, and is proud of the fact that she spends a lot of time "in a van, with a bunch of seasoned veteran players, being schooled in the blues!"

w/ Sandy Atkinson and the True Loves (BLUES)Inspired to sing by her Mom who was a big Elvis fan, Sandy while on a cruise with her parents at the age of 4, asked the band if she could sing. The band accepted and she danced and sang Blue Suede Shoes. The crowd loved her. She was never shy about being on stage and she often sang in church. She started writing at 14 when she got her first guitar. She didn't start performing professionally until she moved to Florida in 94 where she met some great musicians who liked her songs and in 95 she released her first CD. She just released her 5th, (and first live CD) in October 2010 with her new band, The True Loves which is a combination of studio sessions and a live recording from a show at the Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg, FL. She has played venues and festivals in the US & Norway including House of Blues, Orlando, Sarasota Blues Festival, Sarasota, Hell Blues Fest, Norway and the Muddy Waters Blues club in Oslo. Influences include Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Mahalia Jackson, Etta James, Joplin, Motown, Classic Rock of the 60s and much more.

8PM $7/10

SAT AUG 23

Halcyon (POP/ROCK)

w/ Dropin Pickup

8PM $12

SUN AUG 24

DA Smith & the Soul Injectors (FUNK) Authentic SOUL, FUNK, and R&B...is now available without a prescription! D.A. Smith & The Soul Injectors are quickly gaining recognition as one of the premier and energetic live performance acts in the Tampa Bay and Central Florida area. D.A. Smith & The SOUL INJECTORS are a visual, professional 9 piece soul band. The Band performs a high energy show with original material, dance music from the 60's Motown and Stax records era,big hits from the 70's Soul & Funk era and also include current hit songs in the repertoire. The entire performance is carefully selected and geared to make sure the audience is up dancing, enjoying themselves, singing along, and having a great time!

5PM $5

  CLOSED MONDAYS

TUE AUG 26

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 AUG 27

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 AUG 28

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 AUG 29

COPE (JAMBAND)

and Applebutter Express (UKULELE FUNK)

8PM $10/13

 

SAT AUG 30

WMNF Presents: The Mojo Gurus CD Release Party (ROCK/PUNK/BLUES) The argument has been made that rock 'n' roll is dead. Well, if it is, The Mojo Gurus have refused to attend the funeral. These four guys from the Tampa Bay area of Florida play as if the burden of saving the genre lay squarely upon their shoulders. Led by singer/songwriter Kevin Steele, the Gurus come off as determined to remind us of something too many people have forgotten... the spirit in which rock 'n' roll was originally intended. Shake 'em on down! Backed by Doc Lovett's rhythm and booze guitar riffs, Vinnie Granese's thick-and-black-as-Mississippi-Delta-mud bass runs and Sean Doyle’s cannon shot voodoo drum beats, The Mojo Gurus perform real deal rock 'n' roll with enough strut and swagger to make most of today's flavor of the month bands pale in comparison. Their new album is a rock 'n' roll tour de force, barreling out of control down Highway 61 and crashing through your speakers. You think rock 'n' roll is dead? Well, The Mojo Gurus say... Who Asked Ya?mojogurus.com

w/ Special Guests Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets (ROOTS) Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets' live performances tap roots-rock, blues, old-school country & western and even gospel earning her six 'Best Of The Bay’ awards from Tampa Bay’s own Creative Loafing. rebekahpulley.com

8PM $10/13

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.

tickets

SUN AUG 31

Pete & Wayne Revival (ADULT HUMOR & CHILDISH BEHAVIOR)

7PM $10/13

  CLOSED MONDAYS
TUE SEPT 2

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

FRI SEPT 5

The Mud Flappers

and Dust Bowl Revival

8PM $10/13

SAT SEPT 6
SUN SEPT 7
  CLOSED MONDAYS
TUE SEPT 9

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
8PM $8

FRI SEPT 12

Bernard Allison (BLUES)

8PM $12/15

SAT SEPT 13
SUN SEPT 14
  CLOSED MONDAYS
TUE SEPT 16

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

FRI SEPT 19

7:30 PM $10/13

SAT SEPT 20

Skipper's is 34!

 

SUN SEPT 21
  CLOSED MONDAYS

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

FRI SEPT 26

Victor Wainwright (BLUES)

w/ TBA

8PM $7/10

 

SAT SEPT 27

 

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
  CLOSED MONDAYS
TUE SEPT 30
   

 




restaurant venue catering