Weekend Of Live Music At Ace’s
The 5th Annual Bradenton Beer Fest is scheduled for Saturday.
Ace’s Lounge, 4343 Palma Sola Blvd., is bringing the blues back to town this weekend with two live acts Friday and Saturday night.
Playing at 9 p.m. Friday is Harper & Midwest Kind. The band is fronted by singer/songwriter “Harper” who uses a harp and a didgeridoo, a wind instrument developed by Australian aborigines 1,500 years ago, to complement his Michigan-based band, Midwest Kind, to create an interesting blend of blues, rock, funk, soul and world music.
On Saturday, blues guitarist Albert Castiglia takes the stage at 9 p.m. Castiglia, born in New York and raised in Miami, toured with the late, great blues singer/harmonica player Junior Wells and later Atlanta blues singer Sandra Hall. He’s also played with the likes of Pinetop Perkins, Ronnie Earl, Billy Boy Arnold, Lurrie Bell, Jerry Portnoy, Eddy Clearwater and Otis Clay. New Times magazine voted him Best Blues Guitarist in 1997.
RJ Howson Band plays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday (no cover). Enjoy Chef Ron’s all-you-can-eat Italian buffet and NasCrab on the tiki deck.
The Friday and Saturday night concerts are $10 each. Click here for tickets or get them at the door.
Also around Bradenton this weekend:
- Touch of Class Restaurant & Lounge, 5131 14th St. W., has karaoke all night Thursday. Doors open at 6 p.m., karaoke starts at 9 p.m. Drink specials and tons of food.
- Kettle of Fish is playing live at Gecko’s Grill & Pub, 4310 S.R. 64 E., at 9 p.m. Friday. The latest drink making the rounds at the local bars is Fireball Whisky. Originally from Canada, it’s supposed to “burn like hell but taste like heaven,” according to its website. Get your Fireball shot at Gecko’s for $4 or a $4.50 Van Gogh Vodka drink this Friday.
- The 5th Annual Bradenton Beer Fest will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday on Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton. Sample dozens of import and microbrews when you buy a ticket for $30. Get your ticket at The Lost Kangaroo, 406 Old Main St., and other participating locations and sample every drink as many times as you want at the various beer stations set up along the street. Check out the flyers pictured with this article for a partial list of participating breweries and locations to get your all-day pass.
- The Cellar Bar & Hookah Lounge, 4307 26th St. W., is now open seven days a week from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday’s are especially for those in the service industry. Anyone in any type of service industry gets 50 percent of their tab on Sunday. The Cellar is home of the $5 20 oz Long Island Ice Tea, the $5 16 oz Arnold Palmer and the $3 Jager Bill.
- The Distillery Tavern, 450 Old Main St., celebrates the beginning of the work week with Mustache Monday. Get discounted drinks Monday night if you’re sporting a ‘stache. If not, no worry. They’ll sell you a mustache for a dollar. The question is, “How far will you go for cheap drinks?”