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Skipper's Smokehouse

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http://skipperssmokehouse.com/

Categories: Restaurant, Music venue, Bar

Features: Beloved dive, Icon, Live music, Outdoor seating

Payment options: Credit cards accepted

Alcohol: Full bar

Skipper's is an institution. Generations of music lovers have called themselves regulars at this classic, Old Florida-themed establishment. Not only does it provide a spacious outdoor concert area, communal benches and beachy sand add even more charm, and its restaurant serves some of the best Floridian fare in the bay area – one of the few places that serve gator tail!

It gets a bad rap for being overloaded with aging hippies, but some of the best times can be had with jolly tie-dyed boomers, shaking it to a Grateful Dead tribute band. What gets overlooked in the frantic avoidance of ponytailed dads: Skipper's is a premier concert venue, offering the biggest variety of musical styles. It's where you can catch headliners as diverse as the Avett Brothers, Black Keys, Jonathan Richman, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Duane Eddy, Dickey Betts and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, along with a wide variety of premier local bands such as Nervous Turkey and Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets.

Jay Cridlin of tbt* did this wonderful piece on the 30th anniversary of Skippers. It's filled with lore and loving tributes.

Events at Skipper's Smokehouse

Americana Fest
Saturday, June 18, 2016 3:00pm
Beebs and Her Money Makers
Saturday, May 7, 2016 8:00pm

Betty Fox Band
Saturday, May 21, 2016 8:00pm

Boxcar Hollow
Saturday, May 28, 2016 8:00pm

Damon Fowler Group
Friday, June 24, 2016 8:00pm
Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones
Friday, May 20, 2016 8:00pm

Holey Miss Moley
Friday, May 6, 2016 8:00pm

Igor and The Red Elvises
Saturday, May 14, 2016 8:00pm

It's Too Hot Fundraiser
Sunday, May 15, 2016 5:00pm

Kaleigh Baker
Sunday, June 19, 2016 5:00pm
Randy McAllister
Sunday, June 26, 2016 5:00pm
Scratch My Back
Sunday, May 29, 2016 2:00pm

Selwyn Birchwood
Friday, May 13, 2016 8:00pm

Soul Circus Cowboys
Sunday, June 12, 2016 5:00pm
Steve Connelly and The Greater Good
Saturday, June 4, 2016 8:00pm

Suncoast Blues Society Anniversary Show
Saturday, June 11, 2016 8:00pm
Tony Tyler Band
Friday, May 27, 2016 8:00pm

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