August 14, 2020

Shows and Tours

Little Mike and the Tornadoes  

Date City Venue Country
08/28/20 Gainesville, FL Celebration Pointe Square United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: I -75 and Archer Road. Playlist @ The Pointe A two hour concert in the beautiful outdoors surrounded by Celebration Pointe

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CANCELLED – Little Mike and the Tornadoes  

Date City Venue Country
06/28/20 Jacksonville, FL Whiskey Jax Kitchen & Cocktails – Baymeadows United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 10915 Baymeadows Rd, St 135. BACK FROM LOCKDOWN!! We at FCBS are proud to be again partnering with Whiskey Jax Kitchen & Cocktails – Baymeadows to continue to bring a monthly night of new, original BLUES music and artists from near and far! This is now a recurring First Coast Blues Society showcase of local, regional and national touring blues acts that produce and perform original blues based music! For our New & Blue Welcome Back in June 2020 we present to you… Little Mike and the Tornadoes Queens native Little Mike grew up on the very competitive New York City music scene. He started playing harp at age 14 and took up piano two years later. His first brush with the blues came while hearing John Lee Hooker at Carnegie Hall and later listening to a Paul Butterfield record. After that Little Mike couldn’t get enough. If a blues show was in New York City, Mike was there, especially when the Chicago players came to town. His favorite was Muddy Waters. “I used to go and see Muddy anytime he was within 150 miles of New York,” he said. “He is easily the biggest influence on the band and my playing. And if it’s not Muddy himself then it’s the great guys he always picked to play with him, like Pinetop Perkins and Otis Spann on the piano or Little Walter and James Cotton on harp.” Another musician Mike greatly admired was Paul Butterfield, who would regularly come and see Mike’s band perform. He liked their old “Chess sound” and took Mike under his wing. Mike says, “He helped me become less of a blues purist, and more of a music purist. Paul opened up my playing and taught me to put my blues in other music forms, to make it very personal.” Other influences cited include Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, the Rolling Stones, Jimmy Reed, Eddie Taylor, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Walter Horton. After leading a series of bands as a teenager, Mike formed the Tornadoes in 1978. At age 22, Mike was leading one of the busiest and toughest blues bands in New York City. Whenever a visiting blues artist came to town and needed a band, Little Mike and the Tornadoes usually got the call, backing artists such as Walter Horton, Otis Rush, Bo Diddley, Lightning Hopkins, and Big Mama Thornton. Mike’s reputation led to the band’s touring as the backing unit for blues legends such as Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, and Jimmy Rogers. Little Mike and the Tornadoes proudly describe themselves as a “working class band” that plays blues with a rock ‘n’ roll edge. “We all come from working class families and tough, working class neighborhoods,” says Mike. “Working class people have always been our biggest supporters.
06/28/20 Jacksonville, FL Whiskey Jax Kitchen & Cocktails – Baymeadows United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 10915 Baymeadows Rd, St 135.

Little Mike and the Tornadoes  

Date City Venue Country
08/07/20 Lake City, FL Halpatter Brewing Company United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 264 Northeast Hernando Avenue. Venue phone: 386-438-8788. 7:30 – 11:30 PM, enjoy the sounds of Little Mike and the Tornadoes in this open air venue!
07/03/20 Lake City, FL Halpatter Brewing Company United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 264 Northeast Hernando Avenue. Venue phone: 386-438-8788. 7:30 – 11:30 A wonderful outdoor venue to enjoy the band in. Always double check these days if the show is still a go at the last minute!
06/11/20 Gainesville, FL One Love Cafe United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4989 NW40th Place. Venue phone: 352-509-3131. Currently this show should be a go, but it’s always good to check before the show that we are still a go due to the fast changes that COVID-19 have made. We hope to see you there!
06/05/20 Lake City, FL Halpatter Brewing Company United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 264 Northeast Hernando Avenue. Venue phone: 386-438-8788. Currently this show is a go, but as always at this time double check here or our FB page for the latest update. We play outdoors here, and there is a lot of space to social distance, so don’t be afraid to come out!
05/21/20 Atlantic Beach, FL Ragtime United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 207 Atlantic Blvd. Venue phone: 904-241-7877. This Show has been Cancelled due to COVID-19
05/16/20 High Springs,, FL The Great Outdoors Restaurant United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 65 North Main Stree. Venue phone: 386-454-1288.
05/16/20 High Springs,, FL The Great Outdoors Restaurant United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 65 North Main Stree. Venue phone: 386-454-1288. Fun times and great food on the patio! Come on out , reservations suggested !
05/15/20 Lady Lake, FL McCall’s Tavern United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 997 Alverez Ave. Venue phone: 352-750-9441.
05/14/20 Gainesville, FL One Love Cafe United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4989 NW40th Place. Venue phone: 352-509-3131.
05/01/20 Lake City, FL Halpatter Brewing Company United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $$. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 264 Northeast Hernando Avenue. Venue phone: 386-438-8788. Back at the Brewing Co. ! Great Local Brews, food and a wonderful laid back atmosphere!
04/30/20 Atlantic Beach, FL Ragtime United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 207 Atlantic Blvd. Venue phone: 904-241-7877. After the new Executive Order 20-71 was issued by Florida Governer Ron DeSantis, we will be closed until further notice.
04/18/20 High Springs,, FL The Great Outdoors Restaurant United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 65 North Main Stree. Venue phone: 386-454-1288. Per Executive Order 20-71 issued by Florida Governer Ron DeSantis, The Great Outdoors will be CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Due to CORVID-19
04/17/20 Lady Lake, FL McCall’s Tavern United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 997 Alverez Ave. Venue phone: 352-750-9441. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CORVID-19
04/09/20 Gainesville, FL One Love Cafe United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4989 NW40th Place. Venue phone: 352-509-3131. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CORVID-19
04/03/20 Lake City, FL Halpatter Brewing Company United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 264 Northeast Hernando Avenue. Venue phone: 386-438-8788. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CORVID-19
03/20/20 Lady Lake, FL McCall’s Tavern United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 997 Alverez Ave. Venue phone: 352-750-9441.
03/14/20 High Springs,, FL The Great Outdoors Restaurant United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 65 North Main Stree. Venue phone: 386-454-1288.
03/13/20 Samsula, FL Cabbage Patch United States
Time: 1:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 549 Tomoka Farms Road. Venue phone: 386-427-8969. 1-5 PM Outside for Bike Week !! Come out and join us for a spell – have a great time for the last days of Bike Week! Related post.
03/12/20 Gainesville, FL One Love Cafe United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4989 NW40th Place. Venue phone: 352-509-3131.
03/10/20 Samsula, FL Cabbage Patch United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 549 Tomoka Farms Road. Venue phone: 386-427-8969. Inside until 10 PM! Come hang with us for Bike Week! Related post.
03/08/20 Samsula, FL Cabbage Patch United States
Time: 1:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 549 Tomoka Farms Road. Venue phone: 386-427-8969. Outside 1-5 for Bike Week! Come join us! #Blues #Daytona #BikeWeek Related post.
03/06/20 Lake City, FL Halpatter Brewing Company United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $$. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 264 Northeast Hernando Avenue. Venue phone: 386-438-8788. Back at the Brewing Co. ! Great Local Brews, food and a wonderful laid back atmosphere!
02/22/20 Micanopy, FL The Depot and Speakeasy Room United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 22060 N US HWY 441. Venue phone: 352-591-0145. 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM Great Room in Micanopy! Chicago Blues by Little Mike Queens native Little Mike grew up on the very competitive New York City music scene. He started playing harp at age 14 and took up piano two years later. His first brush with the blues came while hearing John Lee Hooker at Carnegie Hall and later listening to a Paul Butterfield record. After that Little Mike couldn’t get enough. If a blues show was in New York City, Mike was there, especially when the Chicago players came to town. His favorite was Muddy Waters. “I used to go and see Muddy anytime he was within 150 miles of New York,” he said. “He is easily the biggest influence on the band and my playing. And if it’s not Muddy himself then it’s the great guys he always picked to play with him, like Pinetop Perkins and Otis Spann on the piano or Little Walter and James Cotton on harp.”
02/21/20 Lady Lake, FL McCall’s Tavern United States
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 997 Alverez Ave. Venue phone: 352-750-9441. We are back at McCall’s Tavern! See you Soon!
02/20/20 Atlantic Beach, FL Ragtime United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 207 Atlantic Blvd. Venue phone: 904-241-7877. What a FUN place to catch some great Blues by Little Mike and the Tornadoes!! Right off the Beach!! Stop down!
02/15/20 High Springs,, FL The Great Outdoors Restaurant United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 65 North Main Stree. Venue phone: 386-454-1288.
02/13/20 Gainesville, FL One Love Cafe United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4989 NW40th Place. Venue phone: 352-509-3131.
01/30/20 Atlantic Beach, FL Ragtime United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 207 Atlantic Blvd. Venue phone: 904-241-7877. What a FUN place to catch some great Blues by Little Mike and the Tornadoes!! Right off the Beach!! Stop down!
01/25/20 Micanopy, FL The Depot and Speakeasy Room United States
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 22060 N US HWY 441. Venue phone: 352-591-0145. Great place to sit back and enjoy the good times! Little Mike and the Tornadoes Stir up some Chicago Blues for your Listening Enjoyment!
01/18/20 High Springs,, FL The Great Outdoors Restaurant United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $$. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 65 North Main Stree. Venue phone: 386-454-1288.
01/17/20 Lady Lake, FL McCall’s Tavern United States
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 997 Alverez Ave. Venue phone: 352-750-9441. We are back at McCall’s Tavern! See you Soon!
01/03/20 Lake City, FL Halpatter Brewing Company United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $$. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 264 Northeast Hernando Avenue. Venue phone: 386-438-8788.

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