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Skipper’s Smokehouse

910 Skipper Road
Tampa, FL 33613 United States
(813) 971-0666

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March 2017
Free

Grateful Dead Nite w/ Uncle John’s Band – FREE

March 23 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 31, 2017

8pm FREE (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. Uncle John’s Band was formed in 1989 in Clearwater Florida from a combination of talented musicians who love to play the music of the Grateful Dead. The purpose of Uncle John’s Band is to recreate the atmosphere and musical adventure of a live Dead show. Over the past many years, Uncle…

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$10 - $13

Allman Brothers Tribute – Come Back Alice w/ JOOSE – $10/13

March 24 @ 8:00 pm

8pm – $10/13 Come Back Alice (SOUTHERN GYPSY FUNK) Soulful Vocals, melodic guitars, baroque style violin and funky bass & drums make up the heart of CBA’s sound. Tony Tyler (lead vocals/guitar/B3 organ), a native of Dublin, GA, began making music at the tender age of 3. With a father in the music business, it was simply in his genes, inspiring him to sing and play drums like his dad. By age 12, he was given his first guitar, and…

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$15

WMNF presents Southern Avenue w/ Ari & the Alibis – $15

March 25 @ 8:00 pm
Purchase Advance Tickets:
https://www.wmnf.org/wmnf_events/southern-avenue/

8pm – $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. Southern Avenue (SOUL/BLUES/GOSPEL/ROOTS) Southern Avenue is a Memphis street that runs from the easternmost part of the city limits all the way to Soulsville, the original home of Stax Records. Southern Avenue is also the name of a fiery young Memphis quintet that embodies its home…

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$5 - $7

Roger “Hurricane” Wilson and The Homeboys – $7 ($5 SBS Member)

March 26 @ 5:00 pm

5pm – $7 ($5 for Suncoast Blues Society members) Roger “Hurricane” Wilson & The Homeboys (BLUES/SONGWRITER) It was just over 50 years ago in 1963 when Roger, barely 10 years old at the time, took his first guitar lesson and since then there’s been no looking back.  Over the last 40 years, Roger’s involvement has reached into pretty much every aspect of the music business.  Being a musician, a singer, a songwriter, a record label owner/operator, an advisory board member of the Georgia Music Industry…

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Adwela & the Uprising – $5

March 28 @ 7:00 pm

7pm – $5 Adwela & the Uprising (REGGAE) Adwela & the Uprising are a nationally touring and award winning seven-piece reggae band based out of Virginia. With four out of the seven members being of Jamaican descent, the essence of roots, rock, and reggae influence can be heard all throughout their music. The music created by Adwela & the Uprising is conscious music that spreads truth, with soul stirring lyrics that give you no choice but to come to a…

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$7 - $10

Betty Fox Band w/ Kaleigh Baker – $7/10

March 29 @ 8:00 pm

8pm – $7/10 Betty Fox Band (BLUES/SOUL/FUNK) With an extensive background in gospel and a lifelong passion for soul music, Betty Fox has come a long way from her southern roots to headlining festivals and captivating thousands with her raw swagger and unwavering talent. Now the 2015 representative of the Suncoast Blues Society, an International Blues Challenge Finalist, and 2 time winner of Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay, she is truly proving herself a force to be reckoned with.…

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Free

Grateful Dead Nite w/ Uncle John’s Band – FREE

March 30 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 31, 2017

8pm FREE (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. Uncle John’s Band was formed in 1989 in Clearwater Florida from a combination of talented musicians who love to play the music of the Grateful Dead. The purpose of Uncle John’s Band is to recreate the atmosphere and musical adventure of a live Dead show. Over the past many years, Uncle…

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$10 - $13

The Revelers – $10/13

March 31 @ 8:00 pm

8pm – $10/13 The Revelers (CAJUN/SWAMP POP) Founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys, two of the groups unquestionably at the vanguard of the Louisiana cultural renaissance, have joined together on their newest project which combines Cajun, Country, Blues and Zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music straight from southwest Louisiana that’s sure to get you moving. As individuals, they are each in high demand having performed and recorded with Natalie Merchant, Linda Ronstadt,…

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April 2017
$7 - $10

Darcy Malone and The Tangle – $7/10

April 1 @ 8:00 pm

8pm – $7/10 Darcy Malone and The Tangle (ROCK/FUNK/R&B) Since their formation in 2012, Darcy Malone and The Tangle has established its reputation as one of New Orleans’ upcoming live acts known for regularly playing the city’s legendary venues such as Tipitina’s as well as New Orleans Jazz Fest and French Quarter Fest. The band’s music has been described as a bigger than life sound, which incorporates elements of Phil Spector’s wall of sound, indie rock while drawing on the…

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$7 - $10

Cigar City Blues Band with Kellie Rucker with Steve Arvey and Aaron Fowler – $7/10

April 2 @ 5:00 pm

5pm $7/10 Cigar City Blues Band (BLUES) Formed in Tampa in 2012, the Cigar City Blues Band is a five piece ensemble that includes several national recording artists. The group brings an exciting and unique blend of talent that creates a new interpretation of classic and original blues music. The band’s hard driving rhythm section combines with biting leads to move and inspire its audiences. Incorporating stylistic elements from Chicago, Mississippi, Memphis and Great Britain, while crossing over into Rock…

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Free

Grateful Dead Nite w/ Uncle John’s Band – FREE

April 6 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 29, 2017

8pm FREE (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. Uncle John’s Band was formed in 1989 in Clearwater Florida from a combination of talented musicians who love to play the music of the Grateful Dead. The purpose of Uncle John’s Band is to recreate the atmosphere and musical adventure of a live Dead show. Over the past many years, Uncle…

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$7 - $10

Florida Ska Events Presents: Ska Spring Fling! – $7/10

April 7 @ 8:00 pm

7pm Doors, 8pm Show $7/10 Florida Ska Events Presents: Ska Spring Fling! (SKA) Victims The New Rulers Control This! Pressure Dem Help Police

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$7 - $10

THE REVOLUTION 3 – $7/10

April 8 @ 7:00 pm

7pm – $7/10 The Revolution 3 Synergy in a Cup  Jroc Jones is a high energy Southern rapper who believes in the old school hip hop showmanship of rocking the mic and putting on a dynamic show for his fans. Jones is from Tampa, Florida by way of Greenville, Mississippi and is inspired by artists such as John Legend, Mos Def, Anthony Hamilton and Marvin Gaye, to name a few. Armed with an eclectic love of music and a unique style,…

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Free

Patel Rock School Blowout – FREE

April 9 @ 1:00 pm

1-3pm FREE Multiple bands from the Patel Conservatory’s Rock School courses will perform both classic and new rock ‘n’ roll tunes. This event is FREE and open to the public. The fully accredited Patel Conservatory offers classes in dance, music and theater for students of all ages and experience levels. Registration and more information are available at: www.patelconservatory.org or by calling 813.222.1002

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$5

Impulse – $5

April 9 @ 5:00 pm

5pm $5 Impulse (ISLAND/AFRO-BEAT/REGGAE) “Music alone shall live never to die.” Dynamic, evocative, charismatic and soulful is the style of the band Impulse. For the last fifteen years, Impulse has captivated the hearts of music lovers crossing culture, race and age. The band’s unique style of zouk, calypso, reggae, soca and meringue offer the perfect blend of island sounds for a romantic moment, leisurely hours or jump up. The “impulse musical foundation band,” popularly known as Impulse, was formed in 1997 in…

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Free

Grateful Dead Nite w/ Uncle John’s Band – FREE

April 13 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 29, 2017

8pm FREE (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. Uncle John’s Band was formed in 1989 in Clearwater Florida from a combination of talented musicians who love to play the music of the Grateful Dead. The purpose of Uncle John’s Band is to recreate the atmosphere and musical adventure of a live Dead show. Over the past many years, Uncle…

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$15 - $18

Tinsley Ellis and Damon Fowler – $15/18

April 14 @ 8:00 pm

8pm – $15/18 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…

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$7 - $10

Axes, Saxes & Taxes – Johnny G Lyon / JGLB with Otis Velt, Tommy Duncan and Star Q – $7/10

April 15 @ 8:00 pm

8pm – $7/10 Axes, Saxes & Taxes! Johnny G Lyon / JGLB with special guests: SOUL LEGEND Otis Velt Tampa Fave Tommy Duncan Super Chica Star Q AND special guest: CPA / saxophonist Joe M. Teston Joe will be helping with last minute tax preparation advice and assistance, and he’ll be playing sax too! Johnny G Lyon / JGLB w/ Otis Velt (ROCK/CLASSIC RHYTHM AND BLUES) Johnny G Lyon & JGLB (aka the Johnny G Lyon Band, or just JGLB) is…

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$8

Sunday Soul Revue w/ Evan Taylor Jones, Jeff White and Soul Taxi, and Kelly Jarrard – $8

April 16 @ 5:00 pm

5PM $8 Sunday Soul Revue Evan Taylor Jones (SOUL/ROCK) Evan Taylor Jones is an eclectic soul-rock artist and singer/songwriter from Orlando, Florida. Born in Inglewood, CA, Jones is no stranger to the struggle that bared his family and the community of people from the area. His voice is truly a revelation of the experiences he’s known growing up. Jones is the youngest of three athletic boys; raised by a single Mother, who he now claims as his Guardian Angel. When…

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Free

Grateful Dead Nite w/ Uncle John’s Band – FREE

April 20 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 29, 2017

8pm FREE (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. Uncle John’s Band was formed in 1989 in Clearwater Florida from a combination of talented musicians who love to play the music of the Grateful Dead. The purpose of Uncle John’s Band is to recreate the atmosphere and musical adventure of a live Dead show. Over the past many years, Uncle…

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$8 - $12

Resinated with The Ries Brothers and Guerrilla Panic – $8/12

April 21 @ 8:00 pm

8pm – $8/12 Resinated (DISCO/REGGAE) Resinated is a band from St. Petersburg, Fl. The quartet is a 4 piece pop act w/ reggae and funk influences. The guys known each other for over 10 years. They grew up on the beaches from Madeira to IRB. Kenny Mullins is a singer-songwriter from Madeira Beach, Florida and pursued Resinated as an acoustic act until reuniting w/ high school music friends and skim boarders, John Gray (Bass/Vocals) and Josh Hasak (Percussion). Singer-songwriter and…

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$10 - $13

Holey Miss Moley and Ajeva – $10/13

April 22 @ 8:00 pm

8pm $10/13 Holey Miss Moley (FUNK/ROCK/SOUL) is a nine piece Funk-Flavored Rock-Soul Infused Groove Factory based out of St.Petersburg to Orlando, Florida. Their high-energy sound is reminiscent of old school 70’s funk melded with elements of Disco, Jazz, Soul and Hip-hop creating a superb fusion that delights and energizes the crowd getting people up and dancing all night! The musicians in Holey Miss Moley have collaborated together for years and it shows through their tight-knit sound and well orchestrated music.…

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$10

Nafapalooza Benefit – $10 Minimum Suggested Donation

April 23 @ 4:00 pm

4pm – $10 Minimum Suggested Donation Nafapalooza In reverse order of appearance 6 Volt Rodeo Twisty Chris and the Pudding’ Packs Hot Rod Hornets Midnight Bowlers League PigeonHöle The Johnny Zoom Hi-Fi Show Gafataitua Fa’alogo (Nafa to most) unexpectedly passed away February 4, 2017. Nafa was born in Newport Beach, California and proudly being of Samoan heritage, he was granted the Chief Name of Fa’alogo Connelly Fa’alogo. After moving to Tampa with his parents in 1981, he worked at the…

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Free

Grateful Dead Nite w/ Uncle John’s Band – FREE

April 27 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 29, 2017

8pm FREE (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. Uncle John’s Band was formed in 1989 in Clearwater Florida from a combination of talented musicians who love to play the music of the Grateful Dead. The purpose of Uncle John’s Band is to recreate the atmosphere and musical adventure of a live Dead show. Over the past many years, Uncle…

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$7 - $10

Sean Chambers CD Release – $7/10

April 28 @ 8:00 pm

8pm – $7/10 CD Release Show Sean Chambers (BLUES/SOUL/COUNTRY/ROCK) “Guitarist Chambers achieves the distinctly American blues/soul/country/rock sound that the Stones used to aspire to long ago.” – Jerry Shriver, USA TODAY Sean Chambers toured with the legendary Hubert Sumlin as his guitarist and band leader from 1998-2003. Britain’s own Guitarist magazine named Chambers as “One of the top 50 blues guitarists of the last century.” After his tenure with Sumlin, he performed on his own, and in 2003 was asked…

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$10 - $15

Showbiz Kids (Steely Dan Tribute Band) – $10/15

April 30 @ 5:00 pm

5pm – $10/15 Show Biz Kids – 12 piece Steely Dan Tribute and Event Band (TRIBUTE/COVER) Meticulous arrangements combined with world-class vocal and instrumental performances bring Steely Dan’s hits to life with the vibrancy and immediacy of a front row experience in a major arena, presented by this 12-piece group of internationally recognized studio and touring musicians, Show Biz Kids. Led by renowned New York keyboardist Phil Magallanes (who toured and recorded with many musical luminaries including Arturo Sandoval, Blood…

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May 2017
$7 - $10

Randy McAllister – $7/10

May 2 @ 7:00 pm

7pm – $7/10 Randy McAllister (ROOTS/BLUES/ROADHOUSE SOUL) Roustabout, maverick, spiritual, gritty, amazing, genius, wild, bad-ass, soulful… These are some of the words used to describe this Texas bonafide blue blood. A much revered, singer, songwriter, harmonica player and drummer. East Texas roadhouse soul by one of America’s true blues/roots originals. www.randymcallister.com

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Free

Grateful Dead Nite w/ Uncle John’s Band – FREE

May 4 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 26, 2017

8pm FREE (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. Uncle John’s Band was formed in 1989 in Clearwater Florida from a combination of talented musicians who love to play the music of the Grateful Dead. The purpose of Uncle John’s Band is to recreate the atmosphere and musical adventure of a live Dead show. Over the past many years, Uncle…

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$7 - $10

Soul Circus Cowboys and The Chris Massey Band – $7/10

May 7 @ 5:00 pm

5pm – $7/10 Soul Circus Cowboys (TAILGATE COUNTRY) When the sum total is greater than the individual parts, it’s called “synergy” or in this case, “The Soul Circus Cowboys.” Their diverse life experiences and eclectic blend of musical styles combine to create a truly unique new band with a sound that is all their own. Soul Circus Cowboys are four extremely talented individuals, Billy McKnight; vocals, band leader and songwriter, Jason Alfano; drummer, Michael Bach; bass, vocals and Rick Morgan…

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Free

Grateful Dead Nite w/ Uncle John’s Band – FREE

May 11 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 26, 2017

8pm FREE (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. Uncle John’s Band was formed in 1989 in Clearwater Florida from a combination of talented musicians who love to play the music of the Grateful Dead. The purpose of Uncle John’s Band is to recreate the atmosphere and musical adventure of a live Dead show. Over the past many years, Uncle…

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$12 - $15

Selwyn Birchwood CD Release w/ TBD – $12/15

May 12 @ 8:00 pm

8pm – $12/15 Selwyn Birchwood Band (BLUES) Selwyn Birchwood, Florida’s rising young blues fireball, is a guitar and lap-steel-playing bundle of pure energy. He delivers his original songs with a revival tent preacher’s fervor and a natural storyteller’s charisma made all the more impactful by his raw, unvarnished vocals. Birchwood plays high-octane blues – at once deeply rooted, funky and up-to-the-minute – with true passion and honest emotion. With his band feeding off his drive and exuberance, the striking 6’3”…

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$7 - $10

Jah Movement & DJ Steel – $7/10

May 13 @ 8:00 pm

8pm $7/10 Jah Movement (REGGAE) Made with some of the best independent musicians in the South West Florida Region. Jah Movement Reggae Band (JMRB) has a glorifying sound where the individual talents of each member comes together and add their style of talent to music. Founded in May of 2015, JMRB has established a well known name and image through out Florida. Their passion of performing live for different audiences of different ages, the band comes equipped with not only…

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Free

Grateful Dead Nite w/ Uncle John’s Band – FREE

May 18 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 26, 2017

8pm FREE (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. Uncle John’s Band was formed in 1989 in Clearwater Florida from a combination of talented musicians who love to play the music of the Grateful Dead. The purpose of Uncle John’s Band is to recreate the atmosphere and musical adventure of a live Dead show. Over the past many years, Uncle…

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$10 - $13

Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton – $10/13

May 19 @ 8:00 pm

8pm  $10/13 Florida Music Hall of Fame Inductee March 2017 Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton brings his high energy, gumbo stirring, swamp funk to the gig. For those who don’t know about the Sauce Boss, he brings his own hot sauce to the gig, and he cooks gumbo while smoking his slide guitar. At the end of the Show, everyone gets a bowl. Now he’s added some new flavors to the “stew”. Sauce Boss not only plays…

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$15 - $20

Unknown Hinson with Wayne the Train Hancock – $15/20

May 20 @ 8:00 pm

8pm – $15/20 Unknown Hinson (VAMPIRE/ROCKABILLY) 400 year old hillbilly vampire playing magical searing guitar riffs and funny as hell lyrics. Tight as a tick band with perfect pitch. Unknown Hinson is the voice of Early Cuyler on Squidbillies, Cartoon Network show. www.unknownhinson.com Wayne the Train Hancock (HONKY-TONK/SWING/ROCKABILLY) Since his stunning debut, Thunderstorms and Neon Signs in 1995, Wayne “The Train” Hancock has been the undisputed king of Juke Joint Swing – that alchemist’s dream of honky-tonk, western swing, blues,…

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Free

Grateful Dead Nite w/ Uncle John’s Band – FREE

May 25 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 26, 2017

8pm FREE (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. Uncle John’s Band was formed in 1989 in Clearwater Florida from a combination of talented musicians who love to play the music of the Grateful Dead. The purpose of Uncle John’s Band is to recreate the atmosphere and musical adventure of a live Dead show. Over the past many years, Uncle…

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$15 - $20

Suncoast Blues Society 20th Anniversary Party with Mike Zito and Chris O’Leary – $15/20

May 26 @ 8:00 pm

8pm –  $15/20 Mike Zito (BLUES) Born in South St. Louis, Mo. Mike Zito grew up in a working class home with a dire love of music. It was his escape and way out. After a decade working in a local guitar shop, Mike learned his craft from the ground up playing in clubs 7 nights a week. He fell in love with the Blues of St. Louis and the stories of the country singers. His first self released album “Blue…

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$10 - $13

Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe – $10/13

May 27 @ 8:00 pm

8pm – $10/13 Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe (CAJUN/ZYDECO) The Carrier family is as synonymous with Zydeco music as beads are with Mardi Gras. Dikki Du Carrier marks the third generation of the Carriers to keep the musical tradition alive. Zydeco is a family thing. If one plays, everyone plays! He picked up the washboard at nine years old, the drums at 13, and traveled the world professionally at 19. But Dikki’s life changed when he decided he wanted a band…

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$10

21st Annual Scratch My Back Benefitting FOHCAS – $10 Minimum Suggested Donation

May 28 @ 5:00 pm

5pm – $10 Minimum Suggested Donation FoHCAS is a 501c3 non-profit organization that works to benefit the shelter animals of Hillsborough County Animal Services (Pet Resource Center). Our Purpose Is To….. Provide loving care for the shelter’s animals; Raise funds for their medical and other care; Reduce euthanasia by assisting in the promotion of adoption of shelter animals; Promote the humane treatment and care of cats, dogs and other companion animals through the education of the public as to responsible pet…

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June 2017
$10 - $13

Stardust Memories – The David Bowie Tribute – $10/13

June 9 @ 8:00 pm

8pm – $10/13 We are pleased to announce that on Friday, June 9 at Tampa’s legendary Skipper’s Smokehouse will be presenting 45 Years: Stardust Memories – The David Bowie Tribute Performs The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars! June 16, 1972 saw the UK release of Bowie’s iconic album that blasted him into stardom and changed the pop culture landscape for many years to come. In honour of the 45th anniversary of its release, Tampa’s…

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