8 Live Music Venues on Anna Maria Island

October 18, 2017 By Tammy

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You finally made it to the quiet beaches and soothing sounds of shore birds, and lapping waves. The silky sand sifting through your toes as you stroll along some of the most magnificent beaches on the Florida Gulf coast.  As the day ends and you are all cleaned up and ready to have a cocktail, bite to eat or just a casual happy hour , live music is the clencher.

Harry’s Grill and Bistro~ Make new memories at this casual fun stop. Serving wine, and craft beer, with caribbean /american fare, boasting best burger with specials. Nightly features, include Karaoke, Ladies night, Corn hole competition, and live entertainment at 9903 Gulf Drive in Anna Maria 941-567-5999

The Ugly Grouper~Enjoy the great weather in this full outdoor under Tiki,  eatery/sport bar/family gathering place. It’s the only place on AMI where you can watch a game, listen to live music, and enjoy great food and drinks while your kids enjoy games like cornhole, ring on a string, and ring toss. Monday night is open mike, and Tueday is corn hole league, but Wed-Sunday offers live music.5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL

Manatee County Public Beach ~ If you want to stay in swimwear, then mosey up to the Bamboo Beach Bar  . Every night offers a new line up, including drum lines on Friday. With full beach activities for the whole family, you don’t have to leave to enjoy live music, great food options and sunset, while the kids are on the playground or making friends at the Volleyball courts. They also serve Ice Cream. Full service restrooms so you can clean up and take Anna Maria’s free trolley  to your next stop. 4000 State Road 64 and Gulf Drive (Map)Holmes Beach, FL 34217 or call (941) 778-0784


Island Time Bar & Grill ~bringing fresh ideas and quality cuisine to Anna Maria Island to create an experience like no other. Offering the area’s best live entertainment and a relaxed tropical dining, options for outdoor seating, and TV for the up to date sports. Just across the street from the beach, offering later hours and happy hour too. Fine dining upstairs at the Bridge street Bistro and come back down for a after dinner drink and Music. 111  Gulf Drive at the Bridge street roundabout.

BlueMarlin~Music, Fridays and Saturdays on the courtyard garden seating area. Casual attire, amazing food at 121 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach FL. Reservations are strongly recommended.

The Bridge Tender~ Inn and Dockside Bar is a favorite of locals and ‘snowbirds’ alike. Famous for its ‘old Florida’ charm, fabulous food and great entertainment the Bridgetender boasts a casual atmosphere with world class cuisine The Bridgetender features fresh local and imported seafood, steaks, ribs, pastas, great appetizers, sandwiches, munchies, and more, to festive live entertainment, at the bar or dockside.135 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 ( Be aware, they are big Packers fans)

The Freckled Fin~Enjoy simple, fresh American food overlooking beautiful Bradenton Beach. We often host live music events and offer a full bar, fantastic food, a fun atmosphere, well behaved Dogs on short leash, are welcomed at patio seating. 101 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217. Call 941-251-3930

Swordfish Grill~Casual, Florida-style seafood served in a homey waterfront place with a bar, deck & live music and events. Just over the Cortez Bridge and right at the light to  119th St W. Cortez, FL 34215 (941) 798-2035 4628

Book your vacation rental cottage or home in one of these 3 cities, all on Anna Maria Island: Bradenton Beach ~ Holmes Beach ~ Anna Maria, or in Bradenton just over the bridge.

Call us at 941-778-1979 to answer any questions or email us at to ask if we have any current promotions.



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