|Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones perform at The Blue Rooster on Jan. 18.|
Fans of blues music and more have another destination spot. The Blue Rooster, which promises authentic Southern comfort food and original live music, has opened its doors in Sarasota next to Darwin's on 4th. The grand opening celebration is Thursday through Saturday.
Bradenton’s Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones will be performing their superb brand of swinging blues-rock on Friday. The group, which regularly tours nationwide, recently issued the acclaimed album “What’s It Gonna Take” on VizzTone.
Sarasota area multi-instrumentalist David Smash performs today and Americana act Passerine, also from Sarasota, plays Saturday.
The Blue Rooster boasts a fully stocked 50-foot-long bar and a part of the grand opening celebration will be offering all of its specialty Southern mixed drinks at half price.
Upcoming live music schedule:
Jan. 17: David Smash, 9 pm to 12 am, no cover
Jan. 18: Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones, 8:30 to 11:30 pm, no cover
Jan. 19: Passerine, 8:30 to 11:30 pm, no cover
Jan. 20: Walker Smith, 6:30 to 9:30 pm, no cover
Jan. 23: Fe Band, 8 to 11 pm, no cover
Jan. 24: Ted Stevens, 8 to 11 pm, no cover
Jan. 25: Selwyn Birchwood, 8:30 to 11:30 pm, $5 cover
Jan. 26: Schmitz Brothers, 7:30 to 11:30 pm, no cover
Jan. 27: Lauren Mitchell, 6:30 to 9:30 pm, no cover
Jan. 31: Baby Daddy, 8:30 to 11:30 pm, no cover
Feb. 2: Florida Mountain Boys, 8:30 to 11:30 pm, no cover
Details: The Blue Rooster, 1525 Fourth St., Sarasota. 941-388-7539 or www.blueroostersrq.com.
—Publicity photo of Doug Deming