“THE BALTIMORE NIGHT CLUBS JUMPING WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT”

Hello everyone! There is a chill in the air, but not too cold to go out and enjoy some great music with live entertainment, have a cocktail or two and dance the night away. Somewhere in between when you are getting your next breathe, have something to eat. Life is too short not to have fun as long as you can.

I have been from one side of the city to the other, checking out some good musicians and safe and nice clubs for my readers to support; also all the places I suggest serve food.

There is live music at Bahama Breeze, 100 E. Joppa Road in Towson, Md.; live entertainment with soothing Caribbean rhythms and upbeat island music. Relax and unwind while the entertainers provide dynamic playlists featuring reggae, contemporary and other Caribbean tunes to put you in an island state of mind.

Enjoy live jazz three times a week, performed by three different groups of musicians at Gertrude’s, 734 S. Broadway in Fells Point; Friday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m. with Gary & Russell playing “nightclub” jazz; Saturday evenings, 6-9 p.m. with Michael playing lite jazz on his guitar; and Sunday brunch, 11:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. with Dottie and Al.

Oh Mannn! How about Maceo’s Lounge 1926 N. Monroe Street? They bring some of the best jazz, R&B bands in Maryland to the stage on Thursday and Friday nights. The owner, Dante, who is also the chef with his staff of cooks serve food of variety soul dishes as well as fish and vegetables. The clientele is over 50 and truly enjoys live entertainment. This is one of my favorite spots to hang out and listen to some great music. The musicians are local and Baltimore’s best.

Bobby’s Jazz Club, 1140 S. Paca St. in Baltimore, is a popular jazz spot, with a great “Happy Hour” so I was told by many. I have to check this one out myself. The food is exceptional as well as the wines you can have with your dinner, after warming up to a couple of cocktails while you listen to live bands playing your favorite jazz tunes.

An Die Musik Live, 409 N. Charles St. 2nd floor in Baltimore, is a music shop by day, and by night a spectacular jazz and classical night club with a concert several nights a week, showcasing talented local and world-renowned artists who are sure to knock your socks off.

Della Notte Ristorante, 801 Eastern Ave. in Little Italy, a contemporary Italian cuisine restaurant, features the finest pasta, veal, beef, lamb, poultry, game and seafood and an extensive wine list. While dining, you can enjoy live entertainment nightly.

The Jewel of Sandtown, Club Paradise, 1300 Laurens St., is open for business again. Every Tuesday they have crab night and the former D.J. from Big Wooten’s Bar and Lounge on Saratoga Street, Myra “Mellow Myra” Bates is also there. Check it out!

I know that I said there are great and safe clubs for you to check out with live entertainment, but I should have said venues, because I discovered that the Waxter Center for Senior Citizens, 1000 Cathedral St., has a Gospel Fest; the hottest gospel show in town is presented the last Sunday of every month featuring some of Baltimore’s best choirs, groups and soloists. The time is 4-8 p.m. Bring your own picnic basket or you can purchase food on site. For ticket information, call Steve “Smoky” Scribner at 410-532-2274.

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