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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
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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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JANUARY 2015

THU JAN 29

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. unclejohnsband.com
8PM FREE

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FRI JAN 30

Applebutter Express(UKULELE FUNK) Utterly charming ukes and vocals from this boy-girl (now man-wife) led group, now fortified with fiddle and upright bass, very popular with the jamband crowd, featuring stick-in-your-head originals and really clever reinterpretations of covers. reverbnation.com/theapplebutterexpress

w/ Under the Willow (AMERICANA) Helping to revive the love of folk and grass music in the hearts of a new generation. Under The Willow is a string band featuring the lead vocals of Erin Donovan and Hayley Skreens. An original four piece rooted in but not limited to traditional bluegrass instrumentation. Using socially conscious and thought provoking lyrics the band forges imaginatively original arrangements blending the sounds of Folk, Bluegrass, Newgrass, Jam Band, Rock, Reggae, Americana, with a twist of soul.facebook.com./underthewillow

8PM $10/13

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SAT JAN 31

Tinsley Ellis (BLUES) Southern blues-rocker Tinsley Ellis may speak no evil, but he sings and plays with the conviction of, as Billboard wrote, “...a man possessed.” Over the course of 11 albums and literally thousands of live performances, Ellis easily ranks as one of today’s most electrifying blues-rock guitarists and vocalists. He attacks his music with rock power and blues feeling, in the same tradition as his Deep South musical heroes Duane Allman and Freddie King and his old friends Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes. Atlanta Magazine declared Ellis “the most significant blues artist to emerge from Atlanta since Blind Willie McTell.”Since first hitting the national scene with his Alligator Records debut Georgia Blue in 1988, Ellis has toured non-stop and continued to release one critically acclaimed album after another. Tinsley’s hometown paper, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, calls his music “a potent, amazing trip through electric blues-rock.” Rolling Stone says he plays “feral blues guitar...non-stop gigging has sharpened his six-string to a razor’s edge...his eloquence dazzles...he achieves pyrotechnics that rival early Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton.” Tinsley Ellis wears his Southern roots proudly. Born in Atlanta in 1957, he grew up in southern Florida and first played guitar at age eight. He found the blues through the back door of British Invasion bands like The Yardbirds, The Animals, Cream, and The RollingStones. He especially loved the Kings — Freddie, B.B. and Albert — and spent hours immersing himself in their music. His love for the blues solidified when he was 14. At a B.B. King performance, Tinsley sat mesmerized in the front row. When B.B. broke a string on Lucille, he changed it without missing a beat, and handed the broken string to Ellis. After the show, B.B. came out and talked with fans, further impressing Tinsley with his warm and down-to-earth attitude. By now Tinsley’s fate was sealed; he had to become a blues guitarist. And yes, he still has that string.tinsleyellis.com

w/ Dre and the Collective (SOUL) The Tampa Collective is a new all-pro jamband (featuring vocalist Dre Anders), that draws from the celebrated roots of successful and talented bands that cut their musical teeth in the Tampa Bay area, such as Tom Petty and Ray Charles. Borrowing from many of the best bands and studio musicians in the region,The Tampa Collective draws on these roots and blends them with Dre’s Swedish musical heritage, to create something new. The Collective not only brings their fresh sound to The Bay Area, they’re creating a platform to showcase the best local talent, and serve as the jamband “at large” for national acts to sit in with when passing through. Comparisons have already been made to such bands as North Mississippi Allstars, Widespread Panic, and The Dave Matthews Band. Live collaborations by their very nature are an edge of the seat experience…even more so when drawing on the unique talents of so many respected musicians, who are coming together to create a sound that blends the past with the present. facebook.com./dreandthecollective

8PM $12/15

FEBRUARY 2015

SUN FEB 1

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Johnny Rawls (BLUES) Johnny Rawls was born in Columbia, Mississippi in 1951 and raised in Purvis and Gulfport, Mississippi. He acquired an early interest in music when hearing his grandfather play the blues guitar one Christmas morning. He began playing professionally while still in high school with such stars as ZZ Hill, Little Johnny Taylor, Joe Tex and the Sweet Inspirations. In the mid-70's, Johnny went to work for OV Wright as Wright's band director. After Wright's death in 1980, Johnny led Little Johnny Taylor's band until 1985, when he began touring as a solo artist and made his first solo recording under the Rainbow label. Recording under Touch Records, Rooster Blues, Rock House, Reach and JSP Records, Johnny has done it all from producing, songwriting, horn arranging, Rhythm, Lead and Bass guitar, keyboard, vocals and background vocals. Johnny started his own record company, Deep South Soul, in 2002 and has released his CD's Lucky Man, Live in Montana, and The Best of Johnny Rawls. His newest CD entitled Heart and Soul was released in October 2006 and has been nominated for "Best Soul Blues Album of the Year (2007)" by the Blues Foundation . No Boundaries was released under the TopCat, Catfood and Deep South Soul labels in 2005. Johnny has appeared on the cover of the April 2002 Living Blues Magazine and has been nominated four times for the W.C. Handy Award. His most recent award came from the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame for RB Male Vocalist of the Year 2006. Johnny has performed at the Chicago Blues Festival twice, The Russian River Blues Festival, The King Biscuit Blues Festival, The Portland Waterfront Blues Festival, Poconos, as well as festivals in Sweden and Poland. He tours constantly, playing well over 200 dates a year. He can also be heard on XM radio's Bluesville. Whether he is playing in a small club or a large blues festival, Johnny gives it his all and the crowds love him! In 2008, Johnny released Red Cadillac which charted at #1 on the Living Blues radio chart. He was nominated for Best Male Soul Blues Artist and Best Soul Blues Album by the Blues Foundation. He won the Critics Award for Best Album of the Year by Living Blues Magazine. Ace of Spades was released in 2009 and charted at #4 and remained in the top 20 for three months. Johnny won Best Soul Blues Album of the Year and was nominated for Best Male Soul Blues Artist of the Year by the Blues Foundation. In addition, Johnny was honored with a Blues Trail Marker located at the original site of the Hi Hat Club in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He shares the plaque with soul blues legends Tyrone Davis and Little Milton. Johnny's new CD, Memphis Still Got Soul, will be released in April 2011. Additional biographies can be read at: All Music Guide, Catfood Records, Russian River Blues Festival, and the Liner Notes to My Turn to Win johnnyrawlsblues.com

7PM $7/10

WED FEB 4

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 star!
8PM FREE

THU FEB 5

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. unclejohnsband.com
8PM FREE

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FRI FEB 6

Eric Lindell and Company feat. Anson Funderburgh(SOUL/BLUES) Eric Lindell performs music that is as at home on your front porch on a summer evening as it is in a hot sweaty club on a Saturday night. It is southern soul music, infused with R&B and a touch of New Orleans funk. It is blues music, glazed with a taste of country. It is simple, heartfelt song writing; melodic guitar solos and an energized live performance. Presently his band’s rhythm section is comprised of Myles Weeks on upright bass and Will McMains on drums, which have been with Eric for over three years, making their live performances incredibly tight and intuitive. Both players are young, but have a swing feel of much more seasoned musicians. Eric has been recording and performing his brand of Americana music for over 20 years. As NOLA’s WWOZ DJ Black Mold has said, "You can tell within the first few seconds of a Lindell tune who it is...which many artists spend a lifetime trying to achieve.” Over the past few years, Lindell has been touring off and on with Funderburgh, one the most respected blues guitarists alive, known for his work with his own band, The Rockets. The result is pure, honest American roots music at its finest. ericlindell.com

8PM $15/18

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SAT FEB 7

Inner Circle (REGGAE) To anyone who’s familiar with the band’s 20-year-plus history in the reggae field and their immense popularity around the world-there’s much more to Inner Circle than what meets the eye. Indeed, this Jamaican-bred, Grammy winning quintet is one of the world’s most respected reggae groups with a long string of successes stretching back to the mid-70′s. Inner Circle’s special brand of pop-oriented Jamaican beats and energy -filled live performances have allowed the band to transcend the traditional reggae niche and enjoy widespread crossover appeal. A testament to this is the fact that Inner Circle plays at many of the world’s largest music festivals-headlining alongside such towering pop and rock music icons as Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Van Morrison, Sinead O’Conner, The Black Crowes, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Carlos Santana, and many others. Along the way, the group has withstood two-and-a-half decades of triumph and tragedy, thanks to a shared belief in music’s power to unite and heal, and to the intensely loyal sense of family that’s kept the band vital through some turbulent times.” In 1978, while playing for the now infamous Reggae Peace Concert (a historic event ..ed in the film Heartland Reggae, which featured Bob Marley and Peter Tosh), the band achieved a major breakthrough when Chris Blackwell signed the group to Island Records. That same year, they achieved substantial commercial success with the Island album Everything Is Great, which became a Top 20 hit in the U.K and a Top 10 smash in France, and produced the popular singles “Mary, Mary” and “Music Machine.” During this period, Inner Circle also became one of the first Jamaican groups to tour in the U.S. The band’s burgeoning fortunes were shattered in 1980, however, when vocalist Jacob Miller was killed in a car crash. Devastated by Miller’s loss, the band did not return to the studio until six years with new lead singer Calton. The regrouped combo was completed with the addition of drummer Lancelot Hall in 1985. Inner Circle achieved new levels of international success in the 1990′s. The title track of the album Bad Boys became a Number One hit in almost every European territory and sold approximately seven million copies worldwide; and “Sweat (A La La La La Long)” exploded across the world, simultaneously topping the charts in several countries in Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand, as well as the European continent-where it became the most-played record ever in Germany and remained at 1 for a full three months. After winning a 1993 Grammy for Best Reggae Album with “Bad Boys,” the band scored again with the 1994 album Reggae Dancer, which earned another Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album. That disc featured the breezy “Summer Jammin’,” featured in the soundtrack of Eddie Murphy’s film Beverly Hills Cop III. Meanwhile, the durable “Bad Boys” became a hit again when it was used as a title song for the Will Smith/Martin Lawrence action film of the same name. Unfortunately, at around this time lead singer Calton fell ill, necessitating a lengthy recovery period. In his absence, the band connected with Kingston native Kris Bentley, former lead singer of the popular Jamaican group Skool and winner of the 1994 Caribbean Music Song Festival. When Calton opted for a solo career upon his recovery, the band invited Kris-whose personal magnetism and rapping skills added a new dimension to the band’s live performances-to join permanently. Since 1997 Inner Circle has undertake one of its most intense periods of touring playing to enraptured crowds, often in territories where few touring acts dare to venture. “In the last three or four year’s, we’ve been everywhere in the world, ” says Roger Lewis. “Brazil, Guam, India, Taipei, Beirut, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Asia, India the United Arab Emirates,” continues Lancelot Hall. “To some people a world tour is North America, Europe and Japan, but not US. If it’s on the map, we’re going there.” “Traveling around the world, you really learn that everybody’s basically the same,” observes Ian Lewis. “We are all one, regardless of our different ideas, and music is the best way to communicate that. Music is the highest language; it transcends politics, geography, skin color-it transcends all the things that separate people.” In the New Millennium , this aura of all-embracing, positive, upbeat energy is palpable and it reflects the message of unity that’s more than just a slogan for this durable, tight-knitted band. According to Touter Harvey, “The name Inner Circle means family, and that’s what we are. We’re all devoted to the band and each other, and that’s what makes us strong. We believe in the spiritual vibes of family and friends. Our success is nothing without warm, genuine people around to share it. Being successful is day-to-day just trying to be happy and keeping it real. badboysofreggae.com

w/ Jahfari

8PM $15/20

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SUN FEB 8

6 Volt Rodeo 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. facebook.com/6VoltRodeo

Saganaki Bomb Squad Saganaki Bomb Squad played its first show in October 2012. Since then, they have been voted Best Punk Band and runner up for Best Ska Band in Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay 2013 and repeating again in 2014. The bands first single release, "Aye Skarumba", is featured on the Citurse Records Florida Ska Compilation "Closer Than You, Volume 3". They are getting ready to start working on a full length release soon! facebook.com/SBombSquad

Midnight Bowlers League
Since their inception in 1998, Midnight Bowlers League have been at the forefront of keeping Traditional Rockabilly alive in Florida. Their attention to detail with amplification and instruments (many created by band founder Tim Masters to vintage specifications) have caught the attention of such luminaries as Paul Yandell, Gary Lambert, and the great Scotty Moore. They continue to be the torchbearers for quality authentic American Rockabilly as it sounded back in the day. MBL are Tim Masters, lead guitar and vocals; Michael J. Fluno, drums; Nate Bowne, upright bass; Nafa the Rockabilly Samoan, rhythm guitar and vocals. facebook.com/MBLTampa

5PM $7/10

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TUE FEB 10

TC Carr & Bolts of Blue featuring Josh Nelms (BLUES) TC Carr & Bolts of Blue featuring Josh Nelms (BLUES) T.C. Carr is one of Florida's top musical artists. He has earned a reputation as one of the premier harmonica players in the United States and Europe. He is a Florida native and passionate singer songwriter. His strong lead vocals and unique harp work demand an audience's attention and he is a fan favorite wherever he plays. T.C. has established himself as one of Florida's best blues and Americana artists. He is one-of-a-kind, truly like nothing you've ever heard! MUSICAL STYLE: T.C. is a harp master who plays the blues with a passion few can express. Also he has the ability to play a mix of rock, soul, backstreet blues, country and bluegrass. T.C. has an imaginative harp style that changes to fit the time and a passionate vocal style that ranges from gruff blues shouting to soulful crooning. T.C.'s background includes almost as much country as it does blues. He is in great demand for studio work in commercials and to do CD projects. T.C. has shared the stage with such artists as: Big Jack Johnson, Bo Diddley, Bob Margolin, Bruce Hornsby, Charlie Daniels, Chick Willis, Chris Cain, Diamond Teeth Mary, Dickey Betts, Eddie Kirkland, Gary Primich, Gregg Allman, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmy Buffett, Jon McEwen, Kim Wilson, Lucky Peterson, Mama's Pride, Marshall Tucker Band, Melanie, Mike Pinera, Orleans, Sterling Mcgee (AKA Mr. Satan), Steve Cropper, Steve Tyler, Susan Tedeschi, Vassar Clements and Vince Gill. HAPPENINGS: T.C. was featured in the National Geographic film The Body Snatchers. The acting role playing himself as a malaria victim features footage of T.C. and his band playing on Pass-A-Grille beach and in London as T.C. is filmed with the beginning stages of malaria in his home to the brink of death in the hospital. This film brings malaria to the doorstep of America and opens new ground for T.C. as an actor.

7PM $5

WED FEB 11

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 star!
8PM FREE

THU FEB 12

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. unclejohnsband.com
8PM FREE

FRI FEB 13

Betty Fox Band (BLUES)

w/ TBA

8PM $7/10

SAT FEB 14

Trout Fishing in America is the long-standing and yet seemingly unlikely musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. As individuals, they are about as different as one can imagine. Together, they blend seamlessly in a way that has captured the imagination (and hearts) of audiences of all ages for over three decades. Ezra on guitar and banjo stands 6’8″ tall while Keith on bass stretches to 5’5 1/2″ on a humid day. Ezra is more playful and extroverted while Keith is more serious and reserved. Each of them bring out the best in the other and the joy that comes from this musical interaction is contagious and impossible to deny. Trout Fishing in America was in the first wave of artist owned labels (Trout Records) to successfully record and market their own music. Their recordings have garnered multiple national awards as well as four Grammy nominations. troutmusic.com

Kids Show Trout Fishing in America is the longstanding musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. A willingness to at once make fun of our most annoying daily habits, then to touch our hearts with tender and passionate images of family life, is what makes the connection between Trout Fishing in America and its audiences so compelling and poignant. These four-time GRAMMY nominated artists have been called “…the Lennon and McCartney of kids’ music.” – National Public Radio

3PM $10

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SAT FEB 14

Trout Fishing in America is the long-standing and yet seemingly unlikely musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. As individuals, they are about as different as one can imagine. Together, they blend seamlessly in a way that has captured the imagination (and hearts) of audiences of all ages for over three decades. Ezra on guitar and banjo stands 6’8″ tall while Keith on bass stretches to 5’5 1/2″ on a humid day. Ezra is more playful and extroverted while Keith is more serious and reserved. Each of them bring out the best in the other and the joy that comes from this musical interaction is contagious and impossible to deny. Trout Fishing in America was in the first wave of artist owned labels (Trout Records) to successfully record and market their own music. Their recordings have garnered multiple national awards as well as four Grammy nominations.

Adult Show (FOLK/ROCK) The long-standing musical collaboration of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet is an infectious partnership that speaks to young and old alike. Their inclusive blend of music and storytelling, sprinkled with their trademark humor, will charm you as you walk away seeing the world in brighter hues.

w/ Rev Billy C Wirtz

8PM $12/15

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SUN FEB 15

George Porter George Porter, Jr. is best known as the bassist of The Meters, along with Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli and Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste. The group was formed in the mid 60's and came to be recognized as one of the progenitors of funk then called R&B. The Meters disbanded in 1977, but reformed in 1989. Today the original group still plays the occasional reunions but the Funky Meters, of which Porter and Neville are still members, most prominently keeps the spirit alive. Few bass players in the history of modern New Orleans music are as storied as George Porter Jr. During the course of a career spanning more then four decades, Porter has not only made a deep impression with his work in the Meters, but he’s notched session work with artists as diverse as Paul McCartney, Jimmy Buffett, David Byrne, Patti LaBelle, Robbie Robertson, Tori Amos, Taj Mahal, Ryan Montbleau and live performances with Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Warren Haynes, John Scofield, Steve Kimock, Eric Krasno (and including recent studio releases with Warren Haynes and Bill Kreutzmann) just to name a few. Early in his career, Porter worked with seminal New Orleans artists like Allen Toussaint, Earl King, Lee Dorsey, and Johnny Adams, Irma Thomas, The Lastie Brothers again to only name a few. Porter is also the band leader of his own unique long term project the Runnin’ Pardners, well respected not only as a quintessential New Orleans band, the touring band continues to receive accolades on the jam band and festival scene. He has assembled some seasoned and talented musicians to join him on this project. Familiar Pardners - Brint Anderson (guitar) and, Michael Lemmler (keyboards) and rising stars on the New Orleans music scene Khris Royal (saxophone) and Terrence Houston (drums). George Porter Jr. plans to keep a smile on his face. “I feel like I am working towards something that will be remembered.” Porter has proven to be capable of the ultimate fusion of rock, funk and R&B, and has gained recognition as one of the industry’s elite bass players. He continues to be not only an in demand performing artist but an accomplished studio musician and producer.

w/ Walter Wolfman Washington

5PM $12/15

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TUE FEB 17

Royal Southern Brotherhood

w/ Candye Kane

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.

WED FEB 18

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 star!
8PM FREE

THU FEB 19

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. unclejohnsband.com
8PM FREE

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FRI FEB 20

The Gibson Brothers (BLUEGRASS) The Gibson Brothers were voted 2013 Entertainers of the Year at the IBMA World of Bluegrass 24th Annual Awards Show in Raleigh, N.C., also taking home trophies for Vocal Group of the Year, Song of the Year ("They Called It Music") and Eric Gibson was named the Songwriter of the Year. The five-man band has honed their sound through hundreds of shows and thousands of miles. Mike Barber has played bass behind Eric's banjo and Leigh's guitar for 20 years, so long that he's affectionately nicknamed "the third Gibson Brother", fiddler Clayton Campbell has been with them for eight, and the group's newest member, Joe Walsh, recently celebrated his fourth anniversary as the band's mandolin player. It's a lineup that gets better with each performance, providing deft and tasteful backing for Leigh and Eric'™s harmonies and occasionally tearing through a blistering bluegrass instrumental. They're in sync onstage and in-studio - much of the group's recent album They Called It Music was recorded live at Compass Sound Studios in Nashville, capturing the exhilarating energy and impeccable musicianship that captivate the crowds who flock to their performances. gibsonbrothers.com

w/ Sara Rose Band (CLASSIC COUNTRY/HONKY TONK) Hailing from Tampa Bay, this quintet specializes in pre-1980 country and Western swing material made famous by stars the likes of Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, and George Jones. The group has been building a growing fan base through well-received performances at venues across Tampa Bay such as Skipper's Smokehouse, The Ale & The Witch, The Amsterdam, The New World Brewery, and The State Theatre. For this show, SRB's core lineup - vocalist Sara Rose, guitarist Mark Warren (Vodkanauts, Sarge and the Aeromen), bassist Michael Hoag (Ditchflowers, Barely Pink), drummer Todd Fermanich - will be augmented by Greg Holt (Box Car Hollow) on fiddle. sararoseband.com

8PM$15/20

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SAT FEB 21

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. redelvises.com

w/ Twisty Chris & the Puddin' Packs

8PM $12/15

SUN FEB 22
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TUE FEB 24

SATISFACTION (ROLLING STONES TRIBUTE)

Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show" is the international touring tribute show to the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band. This Billboard & Pollstar listed show is now in its ninth year of production with over 1600 performances. This highly acclaimed production showcases the most authentic cast & costuming of its kind. The likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and cast bring a colorful performance to over 45 years of classic hits. Featured in Rolling Stone, Showbiz Magazine, Las Vegas Today, CBS Sunday Morning news and hundreds of national newspapers, magazines, television & radio as the world’s greatest show honoring the Rolling Stones and their legacy. Highlights of their career include: In 2005 the production became the first ever Rolling Stones show to debut on the Las Vegas strip to outstanding reviews. The show was also a featured artist on national television news in the 2007 CBS News/New York special on the rising popularity of the tribute industry. For 2008 the show was chosen by Paramount Pictures and the IMAX Corporation to help promote the new Rolling Stones concert film “Shine a Light” by Martin Scorsese throughout the USA. The group closed out 2008 as a headline artist for New Years Eve on Fremont Street in Las Vegas to a capacity of 30,000. The beginning of 2009 finds the group performing in January for two Presidential Inaugural Balls in Washington D.C.

Rolling Stone magazine: "One of the best tribute shows in the world"
Las Vegas Sun: "Shined just like the real Stones on the strip"
Showbiz Magazine: "They have you in the aisles like Jumping Jack Flash"
CBS News New York: “A must see….get SATISFACTION!”
Washington Post: “Satisfaction is a dead-on portrayal to the Rolling Stones”

7PM$10/13

WED FEB 25

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 star!
8PM FREE

THU FEB 26

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. unclejohnsband.com
8PM FREE

FRI FEB 27

COPE (JAM) regarded by many(including us) as the kings of the Tampa Bay jam scene, Cope has won over their legions of fans with eclectic covers featuring re-imagined melodies that give way to expansive improvisations and freewheelin’ originals. therealcope.com

w/ The Groove Orient (FUNK/JAM) The Groove Orient is a fast-rising, high-intensity music group that cannot be quantified within the confines of just one genre. Sharpened and polished within the growing Orlando music scene, this six member group forms a singular unit, bonded by creative passion and a relentless pursuit of musical excellence. Each member of the band brings his own unique background, providing a diverse—yet balanced—sound. Within this balance is an attacking mindset, as TGO strives to invigorate its audience, no matter the venue. As a regional act, TGO has had the opportunity to perform in numerous cities and venues, providing them with meaningful cultural feedback and continuous growth and development. Named the best experimental act in Orlando by Orlando Weekly, TGO has performed at the House of Blues, Earthday Birthday, the Florida Citrus Bowl and the Florida Music Festival. With the release of their debut EP Welcome to the Show, TGO has been featured in Relix Magazine’s 40th Anniversary issue, further solidifying their status as a rising power in the music scene. With their sights set on rapid expansion, TGO plans to continue traveling unmarked territory across the U.S., with the plan of bringing their act to the masses. facebook.com/thegrooveorient

8PM $10/13

SAT FEB 28

Sara Rose Band (CLASSIC COUNTRY/HONKY TONK). . . 7 - 7:30
Slip And The Spinouts . . . 7:45 - 8:15
The Intoxicators . . . 8:30 - 9
Ted Stevens Band . . . 9:15 - 9:45
Rocket 88 . . . 10 - 10:30
Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys . . . 10:45 - midnite

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