Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Live music in Pasco County, Feb. 17-23

Backroom Bar and Grill, 7845 Grand Blvd., Port Richey (727) 843-8009.

• Wooden Nickel, 7 to 11 p.m. today.

• Jersey Dirt Band, 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

• Big Foot, 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday.

Boulevard Lounge, 6210 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey, (727) 846-1523

• Shawn Page Band, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Catches, 7811 Bayview St., Port Richey. (727) 849-2121

• Scott Fallon, 6 to 10 p.m. today.

• Cat Valentine, 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Cocktails, 6229 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 848-3227

• Nation, 9:30 p.m. today.

• Josh Lamkin and Automatic Heat, 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Miss Vicki's on the River, 1029 Baillies Bluff Road, Holiday. (727) 945-1743

Jus' Jeff, 5 p.m. Saturday.

Sam's Hudson Beach, 6325 Clark St., Hudson. (727) 868-1971

• The Quitters, 5 to 9 p.m. today.

• The Snake Eye Band, 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

• Mark Anthony, 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Tawney Rowe VFW Post 4412, 9734 Dick St., Hudson. (727) 697-1602

• Franc Robert and the Box Car Tourists, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. today.

• Mark Shanes Hurricanes, 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Whiskey River Sports Bar & Grill, 5245 Limestone Drive, Port Richey. (727) 849-2180

• Beach Billies, 8 p.m. today.

• Billy and Slickside, 8 p.m. Sunday.

World of Beer, 2081 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes. (813) 948-9400

• Robbie Hazen, 9 p.m. today.

• One Day Further, 9 p.m. Saturday.

Over the border

Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 736-0606

• Human Condition, 9 p.m. today.

• The Funky Seeds, 9 p.m. Saturday.

• Swamp Logic, 8 p.m. Monday.

• Ramblegrass, 8 p.m. Thursday.

J.C. Cravers, 191 Orange St., Ozona. (727) 216-6412

• Stormbringer, 9 p.m. today.

• Walker Smith, 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. (813) 977-6474, skipperssmokehouse.com.

• Shaun Murphy Band with Lazy Boy & the Rockers, 8 p.m. today. $10-$13.

• WMNF 88.5 presents Rockabilly Ruckus 2012 at 4 p.m. Saturday, featuring Morgan Bernard, Rockabilly Chicks, Hot Rod Hornets, Ted Stevens Band, Twisty Chris and the Puddin' Packs, Rocket 88, Amy LaVere, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys and Lee Rocker. Vintage car show starts at 3 p.m. $20-$25. Tickets may be purchased at the Oyster Bar during business hours, at www.wmnf.org/events or by calling WMNF at (813) 238-8001.

• Voices Of The Children benefit featuring music from FunkN 8, 5 p.m. Sunday. $10 suggested minimum donation.

• Lucky Tubb and the Modern Day Troubadours, 7 p.m. Tuesday. $7-$10.

• Island Night with Impulse, 8 p.m. Wednesday. $5

• Grateful Dead Night with Uncle John's Band, 8 p.m. Thursday. $7.

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