Courthouse Concert Series Returns

logo.jpgEnjoy the great outdoors listening to live music while eating lunch on the grounds of the recently renovated historic Manatee County Courthouse.

(Bradenton, FL) — This fall, the historic Manatee County Courthouse comes alive with music the first Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., during the Courthouse Concert series. This free series, which begins on September 3 and runs through December 3, features performances by local musicians. The Manatee County Courthouse is located at 1115 Manatee Avenue West in downtown Bradenton. Courthouse Concerts is produced by Realize Bradenton, with support from the Downtown Development Authority, Bradenton Herald, and the Manatee County’s Clerk of the Courts. For more information, contact Realize Bradenton at (941) 621-6471 or visit

“This is a great way to welcome the cooler weather, munch on some lunch and enjoy some of Bradenton’s local musicians,” says Johnette Isham, executive director of Realize Bradenton. “The historic courthouse recently underwent a landscape renovation and there’s plenty of seating provided—or bring your own and sit back and relax.” Isham adds that guests are welcome to bring lunch, or they can purchase it on-site from Renaissance on 9th.

Performance Schedule

September 3: The Jacobites

Southwest Florida’s premier pipe and drum band plays traditional and modern arrangements.

October 1: Brooke Bonderer Band

Mixing country with a contemporary flair, Brooke is an up-and-coming 18-year-old artist with the Del Couch Music Education Foundation.

November 5: The Koko & Karma Duo

An R&B band that crosses genres and offers up musical styles spanning island music to straight rock and roll.

December 3: RJ Howson Band

Kick start the Bradenton Blues Festival weekend with local blues favorite, roots rocker and bluesman, RJ Howson.

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