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June Band Spotlight: Franc Robert & The Boxcar Tourists

Enjoy the great bluesy sounds of this month's band in the spotlight.

I was very happy to receive a lot of responses from bands wishing to be spotlighted. In the months ahead, I will definitely try to get to all of you. This month's band, however, was the quickest to respond.

Now, that's not to detract from the actual talent this band contains. This month's band in the spotlight--Franc Robert & The Boxcar Tourists--is a bluesy power trio with soul to spare. Its current lineup consists of:

Franc Robert: Guitar/Vocals
Trent Sholl: Bass/Vocals
Dave Simmons: Drums/Percussion/Vocals

All three members of the band have been playing music for most of their lives. Bassist Trent Sholl learned to play bass from his father and even tagged along with him on gigs as a kid. Drummer Dave Simmons got his start on the skins sometime in high school. As Franc put it, "It's so far in the past, no one is sure [exactly] when he started playing or what caused him to play; it seems like he's always had a drumstick in his hand!"

As for Franc himself? To quote his bio on his website, "It all started with hearing Clapton." In 1980, he was listening to an Eric Clapton concert that would set him on his course for the rest of his life. From there, he obsessively learned how to play guitar and--just 4 short years later--he started playing with a small, close-knit community of fellow bluesmen in Montreal. In 1990, he moved to the Tampa Bay area and has been a part of the scene on-and-off since then.

Franc played in many blues acts throughout the years, including the Delta Aces, The Crawdaddy Blues Band, Nuthin But Trouble, Rock'n'Roll Express, and--perhaps most famously--the Back Alley Blues Band. The latter two bands featured players that would eventually become part of Franc's current band. Franc first played with Trent Sholl in Rock'n'Roll Express, and with Dave Simmons in both the Back Alley Blues Band and the Delta Aces. Sholl has also played in bands such as Atomic Cocktail and Haggis. Simmons has played in bands such as Big Wiggler, The Stingrays, and The Home Cookin' Band.

Putting together this current band started with the itch to start writing and recording original music again. In 2006, when the Back Alley Blues Band was still together, they independently released an original album (entitled "Boxcar Tourists"). The band broke up shortly after that, and Franc eventually formed the Delta Aces to continue playing out, but he still had a lot of original music he wanted to record.

In 2010, he recorded the album "49x61" and wanted to make his original music a bigger part of his live shows. According to Franc: "I pitched the idea to the Delta Aces, who weren't really interested in doing it, so I put a new band together. I'd known Trent for awhile, and he was into playing the music. We searched for a drummer till we got Remi Sawyer."

Remi would be a member of the Boxcar Tourists long enough to play on Franc's 2011 album, entitled "Why Do I Never Win?" However, Remi couldn't keep up with the band's schedule and left shortly thereafter. It was then that Franc reunited with Simmons and the current lineup took shape.

When I asked Franc if there have been any moments in this band's relatively short history that he is especially proud of, he said, "Seeing both '49x61' and 'Why Do I Never Win' top the Musictampabay.com charts, and reach #3 on Roots Music Report Florida chart, and hearing our music played all over the country (and in fact, the world!)."

Given his experience, and the fact that he proudly and happily markets himself as an original act, I was very curious to hear Franc's thoughts on the local music scene. Here's what he had to say: "It's always in a kind of flux, and it really could be better than it currently is...there's a lot of talented people in the area, but so few dare to dream big, and even fewer are willing to put in the time and effort to make those dreams happen. There's so much of the 'got to snag the local gig' attitude without looking out at the rest of the world and seeing there is more to a musical life than just playing your local watering hole... not that we don't do that! Hopefully, with the small amount of success we've had, it might inspire someone else to get out there and put themselves on the line, and try to make a go of it in the musical world."

So, with that in mind, what's next for Franc Robert & The Boxcar Tourists? "Well, coming right up is our first real road trip; we're playing in North Carolina and Virginia June 22nd & 23rd, opening up for Johnny Winter on the 23rd. We're [also] in the process of recording our next CD, which will be called "Mulligan Stew" and should be out in September 2012."

If you're interested in purchasing any or all of the albums mentioned in this piece, you can find them on FrancRobert.com, at CDBaby (Back Alley Blues Band: Boxcar Tourists (2006), Franc Robert: 49x61 (2010), Franc Robert: Why Do I Never Win? (2011)), or on various digital download websites.

If you're hoping to see The Boxcar Tourists live, you're in luck! It just so happens that they're playing quite a few "local watering holes" this month. You'll have two chances this weekend alone; they'll be at the Ridge Road Tavern (6205 Ridge Rd in Port Richey) on Friday, June 1st at 9pm, and they'll be at Smitty's Shipwreck Bar & Grill (5511 Chaparral Ln in Holiday) on Saturday, June 2nd at 8pm. They'll also be at Kickin' Wing (8702 SR 52 in Hudson) on Friday, June 29th at 8pm. Or you can catch them during one of their three dates at the Fisherman's Shack (14519 Old Dixie Hwy in Hudson) on Friday the 8th, Saturday the 16th, and Saturday the 30th. All three shows start at 8pm.

No matter when you see them, it will be a great show. Franc Robert & The Boxcar Tourists has a cool, down-n-dirty, groovy-yet-swampy feel to their style that sometimes eludes other blues acts. I watched their set at the Chasco Fiesta this past March, and the audience was captivated the entire time. Go check them out; you won't regret it! Many thanks to Franc Robert for taking the time out to fill out my questionnaire.

Now back to old business: here's what's in the area for the week of June 1st-7th. As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any additions or corrections to my listings at tcronin82@gmail.com. The help is always appreciated.

Have fun out there!

Friday, June 1st:
All Stars Sports Bar (4331 US Hwy 19, formerly Bourbon St)
    Mad Hatter (Classic/Modern/Dance Rock) (9pm-1am)

Anchorage Saloon (12815 US Hwy 19, Hudson)
    Karaoke by Santa Fe Entertainment (9pm-1am)

Beer Hut (11909 SR 52, Hudson)
    Joe Berry (Acoustic) (7pm-11pm)

Blarney Stone Irish Pub & Eatery (7813 Mitchell Blvd, Ste 101, Trinity)
    DJ Cage (9pm-1am)

Boulevard Lounge (6210 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    The Bullfrogs (Classic/Southern Rock/Blues) (9pm-1am)

Brennan's Sports Pub (1144 Alt Hwy 19, Holiday)
    DJ (9pm-1am)

Brew City Grill (5711 US Hwy 19, NPR)
    TBA (8pm-11pm)

Catches Waterfront Grille/Rum River Bar & Grill (7811 Bayview St, PR)
    Don and Fred (Acoustic) (7pm-11pm)

Cocktails (6229 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    LoudMouth (Classic/Modern Rock) (9:30pm-1:30am)

Colorama Premier Performance Center (9302 Denton Ave, Hudson)
    True Passion (Bob and JoRae Stewart) (Oldies/Classic Rock/Top 40/Rod Stewart Tribute) (Doors: 6pm, Show: 8pm, Tickets: $5-$7.50)

Cricketers 52 (7306 SR 52, Hudson)
    Karaoke (9pm-1am)

Get Hooked Restaurant & Bar (14213 Old Dixie Hwy, Hudson)
    Rick Stoots (Acoustic/Country) (7pm-10pm)

Hammer Heads Billiard Lounge (1916 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    DJ (9pm-1am)

Hurricane Hank's Bar & Grill (14333 Crabtrap Ct, Hudson)
    Big Foot (Blues/Rock & Roll/Swing) (7pm-10pm)

Jilly's Lounge (5313 Main St, NPR)
    Karaoke with Carolyn (9pm-1am)

Karl Reef (6307 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    The Mark Anthony Band (Classic/Modern/Dance Rock/Top 40(9:30pm-1:30am)

Kickin' Wing (8702 SR 52, Hudson)
    TBA (8pm-12am)

Miss Vicki's on the River (1029 Baillie's Bluff Rd, Holiday)
    TBA (5pm-9pm)

Molly Malone's Irish Pub (4106 Little Rd, NPR)
    DJ Infamous (9:30pm-1:30am)

Muddbuggz Bar & Grill (13330 US Hwy 19, Hudson)
    Lawless Intent (Classic/Southern Rock) (9pm-1am)

Ollie Oyster Marina & Tiki Bar (6438 Clark St, Hudson)
    Guitar Frank (Acoustic) (6pm-9pm)

Overtime Sports Bar & Grill (7736 SR 52, Hudson)
    Karaoke with DJ Diamond Dave (9pm-1am)

Ridge Road Tavern (6205 Ridge Rd, PR)
    Franc Robert & The Boxcar Tourists (Original/Blues/Classic Rock) (9pm-1am)

S&J's Pub (4130 Rowan Rd, NPR)
    Triad Band (Classic Rock) (8pm-12am)

Sam's Hudson Beach Bar (6325 Clark St, Hudson)
    Ooh-La-La (Dance/Classic Rock/Top 40) (8pm-12am)

Sand Bar (4780 US Hwy 19, NPR)
    PeachPhish (Original/Acoustic/Comedy/Jam Band) (9:30pm-1:30am)

Seaside Inn (5330 Treadway Dr, PR)
    Floydsum (Classic/Modern/Dance Rock/Pink Floyd Tribute) (8pm-12am)

Shananigan's (8404 Little Rd, NPR)
    "Josh's Band" (Rock) (9pm-1am)

Skinny's Bar & Grill (13228 US Hwy 19, Hudson)
    Cruzin' for a Bluzin' (Blues/Classic Rock) (7pm-11pm)

Slim's Sports Bar & Grill (1436 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Top 40 DJ Night (9pm-1am)

Smitty's Shipwreck Bar & Grill (5511 Chaparral Ln, Holiday)
    Karaoke (9pm-1am)

Springer Saloon (6408 Rowan Rd, NPR)
    Bike Night with Southern Silk (Country/Classic/Southern Rock) (8pm-12am)

Stilettos Bar & Grill (8351 SR 54, NPR)
    TBA (8:30pm-12:30am)

Stormie's Country Legends Saloon (5748 Main St, NPR)
    Karaoke with DJ Hank (9pm-1am)

Stormie's Too (9821 Denton Ave, Hudson)
    George Marshall (Original/Acoustic/Country) (6pm-10pm)

Venom II Saloon (16418 US Hwy 19, Hudson)
    Dave Cook & Thomas G (Acoustic/Country) (8pm-12am)

Whiskey River Sports Bar & Grill (5245 Limestone Dr, PR)
    On the Dockside (Dance/Classic Rock/Country) (8pm-12am)

Wild Stallions (3645 Universal Plaza, NPR)
    Jersey Dirt (Country/Classic/Southern Rock) (9pm-1am)

 

Saturday, June 2nd:
All Stars Sports Bar (4331 US Hwy 19, formerly Bourbon St)
    The Roy Sites Band (Blues/Classic Rock) (9pm-1am)

Anchorage Saloon (12815 US Hwy 19, Hudson)
    Karaoke by Santa Fe Entertainment (9pm-1am)

BB Magee's Bar & Grill (12400 County Line Rd, Hudson)
    Karaoke by Santa Fe Entertainment (8pm-12am)

Beer Hut (11909 SR 52, Hudson)
    Karaoke with Tom (7pm-11pm)

Blarney Stone Irish Pub & Eatery (7813 Mitchell Blvd, Ste 101, Trinity)
    DJ Adam (8pm-12am)

Boulevard Lounge (6210 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    The Bullfrogs (Classic/Southern Rock/Blues) (9pm-1am)

Brennan's Sports Pub (1144 Alt Hwy 19, Holiday)
    TBA (9pm-1am)

Brew City Grill (5711 US Hwy 19, NPR)
    TBA (8pm-11pm)

Catches Waterfront Grille/Rum River Bar & Grill (7811 Bayview St, PR)
    Spy vs. Spy (Dance) (7pm-11pm)

Cocktails (6229 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    Machine (Classic/Modern Rock) (9:30pm-1:30am)

Cricketers 52 (7306 SR 52, Hudson)
    DJ (9pm-1am)

Hammer Heads Billiard Lounge (1916 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    DJ China (9pm-1am)

Hobbs Hideaway (9833 SR 52, Hudson)
    Dave Cook & Thomas G (Acoustic/Country) (8pm-12am)

Hurricane Hank's Bar & Grill (14333 Crabtrap Ct, Hudson)
    On the Dockside (Dance/Classic Rock/Country) (7pm-10pm)

Jilly's Lounge (5313 Main St, NPR)
    Broken Roads (Country/Classic/Southern Rock) (9:30pm-1:30am)

Karl Reef (6307 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    The Mark Anthony Band (Classic/Modern/Dance Rock/Top 40(9:30pm-1:30am)

Kickin' Wing (8702 SR 52, Hudson)
    TBA (8pm-12am)

LNT's Kickstand Saloon (2413 Grand Blvd, Holiday)
     1st Anniversary Party with:
    Lawless Intent (Classic/Southern Rock) (3pm-6pm)
    Jersey Dirt (Country/Classic/Southern Rock) (7pm-11pm)

Miss Vicki's on the River (1029 Baillie's Bluff Rd, Holiday)
    TBA (12pm-4pm)
    The VooDoods (Classic Rock) (5pm-9pm)

Molly Malone's Irish Pub (4106 Little Rd, NPR)
    DJ Infamous (9:30pm-1:30am)

Muddbuggz Bar & Grill (13330 US Hwy 19, Hudson)
    Mark Shane's Hurricanes (Classic/Southern Rock/Blues) (9pm-1am)

Orbit 19 Lounge (1542 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Vinyl Lotion with DJ D-Volv (9pm-2am)

Overtime Sports Bar & Grill (7736 SR 52, Hudson)
    Chad Montana & Big Fish (Country/Classic/Southern Rock) (9:30pm-1:30am)

Rock 'n Roll Rendezvous (1148 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    TBA (9pm-1am)

S&J's Pub (4130 Rowan Rd, NPR)
    Karaoke with Gunner (8pm-12am)

Sam's Hudson Beach Bar (6325 Clark St, Hudson)
    Big God Talking (Classic Rock) (1pm-5pm)
    Solid Core (Dance/Funk/Classic Rock) (8pm-12am)

Sand Bar (4780 US Hwy 19, NPR)
    Sanctuary (Classic Rock) (9:30pm-1:30am)

Seaside Inn (5330 Treadway Dr, PR)
    Protocol (Classic/Southern/Dance Rock/Country) (8pm-12am)

Shananigan's (8404 Little Rd, NPR)
    DJ Manic Moss (9pm-1am)

Skinny's Bar & Grill (13228 US Hwy 19, Hudson)
    Shawn Paige Blues Band (Blues/Classic Rock) (8pm-12am)

Slim's Sports Bar & Grill (1436 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Top 40 DJ Night (9pm-1am)

Smitty's Shipwreck Bar & Grill (5511 Chaparral Ln, Holiday)
    Franc Robert & The Boxcar Tourists (Original/Blues/Classic Rock) (8pm-12am)

Stilettos Bar & Grill (8351 SR 54, NPR)
    Cellfish (Classic/Southern Rock) (8:30pm-12:30am)

Stormie's Country Legends Saloon (5748 Main St, NPR)
    Karaoke with DJ Hank (9pm-1am)

Whiskey River Sports Bar & Grill (5245 Limestone Dr, PR)
    Scarlett Moon (Classic/Modern/Dance Rock) (1pm-5pm)
    TBA (8pm-12am)

Wild Stallions (3645 Universal Plaza, NPR)
    Karaoke by KJ Jersey Entertainment (9pm-1am)

 

Sunday, June 3rd:
Beer Hut (11909 SR 52, Hudson)
    Open Jam with Uncle Dave & The Guys (5pm-9pm)

Catches Waterfront Grille/Rum River Bar & Grill (7811 Bayview St, PR)
    The Mark Anthony Band (Classic/Modern/Dance Rock/Top 40) (3pm-7pm)

Fisherman's Shack (14519 Old Dixie Hwy, Hudson)
    Mark Shane (Acoustic) (4:30pm-8:30pm)

Get Hooked Restaurant & Bar (14213 Old Dixie Hwy, Hudson)
    George Marshall (Acoustic/Country) (5pm-9pm)

Hammer Heads Billiard Lounge (1916 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    DJ (8pm-12am)

Hurricane Hank's Bar & Grill (14333 Crabtrap Ct, Hudson)
    Wayne "Milkman" Millican (Blues/One-Man Band) (2pm-6pm)

Miss Vicki's on the River (1029 Baillie's Bluff Rd, Holiday)
    TBA (12pm-4pm)
    Don and Fred (Acoustic) (5pm-9pm)

Overtime Sports Bar & Grill (7736 SR 52, Hudson)
    Karaoke with DJ Diamond Dave (9pm-1am)

Rock 'n Roll Rendezvous (1148 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Karaoke with Carolyn (9pm-1am)

Sam's Hudson Beach Bar (6325 Clark St, Hudson)
    Scarlett Moon (Classic/Modern/Dance Rock) (2:30pm-6:30pm)

Seaside Inn (5330 Treadway Dr, PR)
    Circle Sky Unplugged (Acoustic/Classic/Alt/British Rock) (4pm-8pm)

Slim's Sports Bar & Grill (1436 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Big Show Karaoke (9pm-1am)

Sully's Shack (7751 Grand Blvd, PR)
    Open Jam with Jason & Smokin' Joe (4pm-8pm)

Whiskey River Sports Bar & Grill (5245 Limestone Dr, PR)
    SPF 40 (Classic/Dance Rock) (1pm-5pm)
    Slickside (Classic/Southern Rock/Blues) (8pm-12am)

 

Monday, June 4th:
Hammer Heads Billiard Lounge (1916 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    DJ (8pm-12am)

Hurricane Hank's Bar & Grill (14333 Crabtrap Ct, Hudson)
    Mark Shane (Acoustic) (4pm-8pm)

Insomniacs Bar (4319 US Hwy 19, NPR)
    Karaoke (9pm-1am)

Jilly's Lounge (5313 Main St, NPR)
    Karaoke with Carolyn (9pm-1am)

Molly Malone's Irish Pub (4106 Little Rd, NPR)
    DJ Faust (9:30pm-1:30am)

Orbit 19 Lounge (1542 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Open Mic with Stick Martin (9pm-2am)

Thunder Tavern (5111 SR 54, NPR)
    Country Night with Wendy LaForce (7pm-11pm)

Up the Creek Pub (4400 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    Open Mic with Mark Shane (9pm-1am)

Whiskey River Sports Bar & Grill (5245 Limestone Dr, PR)
    Scarlett Moon (Classic/Modern/Dance Rock) (4pm-8pm)

Wild Stallions (3645 Universal Plaza, NPR)
    Karaoke with Ken & Leona (9pm-1am)

 

Tuesday, June 5th:
All Stars Sports Bar (4331 US Hwy 19, NPR, formerly Bourbon Street)
    Bike Night with DJ Patti (7pm-10pm)

Brennan's Sports Pub (1144 Alt Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Karaoke (9pm-1am)

Cocktails (6229 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    Dubstep Tuesday (9pm-1am)

Hammer Heads Billiard Lounge (1916 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Rewind Tuesday with DJ China (9pm-1am)

Insomniacs Bar (4319 US Hwy 19, NPR)
    Open Mic with Sean Muniz (9pm-1am)

Miss Vicki's on the River (1029 Baillie's Bluff Rd, Holiday)
    TBA (4:30pm-8:30pm)

Muddbuggz Bar & Grill (13330 US Hwy 19, Hudson)
    Ladies Night with DJ Gibbz (9pm-1am)

Ollie Oyster Marina & Tiki Bar (6438 Clark St, Hudson)
    Komedy Karaoke with Pete the Hat (6pm-10pm)

Overtime Sports Bar & Grill (7736 SR 52, Hudson)
    John Wayne (Acoustic/Country) (7pm-11pm)

Seaside Inn (5330 Treadway Dr, PR)
    TBA (7pm-11pm)

Shananigan's (8404 Little Rd, NPR)
    DJ Mathu Bishop (9pm-1am)

Skinny's Bar & Grill (13228 US Hwy 19, Hudson)
    Mark Shane & Mountain Mike (Acoustic) (8pm-12am)

Whiskey River Sports Bar & Grill (5245 Limestone Dr, PR)
    Woody (Acoustic) (6pm-10pm)

Wild Stallions (3645 Universal Plaza, NPR)
    Open Jam with Dave Cook (9:30pm-1:30am)

 

Wednesday, June 6th:
All Stars Sports Bar (4331 US Hwy 19, formerly Bourbon St)
    Karaoke (9pm-1am)

BB Magee's Bar & Grill (12400 County Line Rd, Hudson)
    The Jesse & Billy Show (Acoustic/Country/Classic/Southern Rock) (6pm-10pm)

Blarney Stone Irish Pub & Eatery (7813 Mitchell Blvd, Ste 101, Trinity)
    Irish Night with DJ Cage (8pm-12am)

Boulevard Lounge (6210 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    Open Jam with Eric Anderson's Jam Sandwich (8:30pm-12:30am)

Brennan's Sports Pub (1144 Alt Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Open Mic Night (9pm-1am)

Cocktails (6229 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    Open Jam with JTM (9pm-1am)

Cricketers 52 (7306 SR 52, Hudson)
    Karaoke (9pm-1am)

Hammer Heads Billiard Lounge (1916 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    DJ (9pm-1am)

Karl Reef (6307 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    Ladies Night with DJ China (9:30pm-1:30am)

Kickin' Wing (8702 SR 52, Hudson)
    Ladies Night and Gong Karaoke with Rick Stoots (8pm-12am)

Miss Vicki's on the River (1029 Baillie's Bluff Rd, Holiday)
    Scott Fallon (Acoustic) (4:30pm-8:30pm)

Molly Malone's Irish Pub (4106 Little Rd, NPR)
    80s Night with DJ Infamous (9pm-1am)

Orbit 19 Lounge (1542 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Underground & UK Electronica & Dubstep with VDJ Lord Fader (9pm-2am)

Overtime Sports Bar & Grill (7736 SR 52, Hudson)
    Ladies Night Karaoke with DJ Diamond Dave (9pm-1am)

S&J's Pub (4130 Rowan Rd, NPR)
    Karaoke with Gunner (8pm-2am)

Sand Bar (4780 US Hwy 19, NPR)
    Ladies Night with DJ Manic Moss (8pm-11pm)

Seaside Inn (5330 Treadway Dr, PR)
    TBA (7pm-11pm)

Shananigan's (8404 Little Rd, NPR)
    Open Jam with Bob Hope (9pm-1am)

Skinny's Bar & Grill (13228 US Hwy 19, Hudson)
    Open Mic (8pm-12am)

Slim's Sports Bar & Grill (1436 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Big Show Karaoke (9pm-1am)

Smitty's Shipwreck Bar & Grill (5511 Chaparral Ln, Holiday)
    Karaoke (9pm-1am)

Stilettos Bar & Grill (8351 SR 54, NPR)
    Komedy Karaoke with Pete the Hat (8pm-12am)

Whiskey River Sports Bar & Grill (5245 Limestone Dr, PR)
    Open Jam featuring Billy Sandlin (6pm-10pm)

Wild Stallions (3645 Universal Plaza, NPR)
    Karaoke by KJ Jersey Entertainment (9pm-1am)

 

Thursday, June 7th:
All Stars Sports Bar (4331 US Hwy 19, formerly Bourbon St)
    Karaoke (9pm-1am)

Back Room (7845 Grand Blvd, PR, part of Alex's Place)
    Bike Night with DJ Patti and Big Foot (Blues/Rock & Roll/Swing) (7pm-11pm)

Blarney Stone Irish Pub & Eatery (7813 Mitchell Blvd, Ste 101, Trinity)
    Ladies Night with DJ Adam (8pm-12am)

Cocktails (6229 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    Ladies Night with DJ Infamous (9pm-1am)

Colorama Premier Performance Center (9302 Denton Ave, Hudson)
    Stan Prinston (Oldies/Motown/R&B/Soul) (Doors: 4pm, Show: 5pm-8pm)

Cricketers 52 (7306 SR 52, Hudson)
    Karaoke (9pm-1am)

Get Hooked Restaurant & Bar (14213 Old Dixie Hwy, Hudson)
    Karaoke (7pm-11pm)

Hammer Heads Billiard Lounge (1916 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Thirsty Latin Thursdays with DJ 787 (9pm-1am)

Hobbs Hideaway (9833 SR 52, Hudson)
    Karaoke with DJ Faust (8pm-12am)

Karl Reef (6307 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    Hospitality Night with DJ China (9pm-1am)

Kickin' Wing (8702 SR 52, Hudson)
    Open Mic Night with Rick Stoots (7pm-11pm)

Mac Daddy's Irish Pub (11024 SR 52, Hudson)
    Open Jam hosted by Dave Cook (9:30pm-1:30am)

Miss Vicki's on the River (1029 Baillie's Bluff Rd, Holiday)
    TBA (4:30pm-8:30pm)

Orbit 19 Lounge (1542 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Vintage Youth with VDJ Jason Barco (9pm-2am)

Overtime Sports Bar & Grill (7736 SR 52, Hudson)
    Damond Jiniya (Acoustic) (7pm-11pm)

Rock 'n Roll Rendezvous (1148 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Open Jam with Eric Anderson's Jam Sandwich (8:30pm-12:30am)

Seaside Inn (5330 Treadway Dr, PR)
    Kenn E. Grube (Elvis Tribute) (7pm-11pm)

Shananigan's (8404 Little Rd, NPR)
    Throwback Thursday with DJ Manic Moss (9:30pm-1:30am)

Skinny's Bar & Grill (13228 US Hwy 19, Hudson)
    Ladies Night with DJ Ashley (8pm-12am)

Slim's Sports Bar & Grill (1436 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Music Video Night with DJ X (9pm-1am)

Smokin' Joe's Cigar Bar (9764 Little Rd, NPR)
    Komedy Karaoke with Pete the Hat (8pm-12am)

Stilettos Bar & Grill (8351 SR 54, NPR)
    Stick Around (Classic/Dance Rock) (9pm-1am)

Stormie's Country Legends Saloon (5748 Main St, NPR)
    Open Mic (8pm-12am)

Thunder Tavern (5111 SR 54, NPR)
    Bike Night with Wendy LaForce (Classic/Modern/Southern Rock/Country/Blues) (7pm-11pm)

Whiskey River Sports Bar & Grill (5245 Limestone Dr, PR)
    Adrian Ray & Brandon Embry (Acoustic/Country) (6pm-10pm)

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