Suggested donations of $15 - $20 per person, collected for the artists at the gate, goes 100% to the artist/band. Please bring a dish/snack to share, lawn chairs and your favorite beverage of choice.
(Rain or Shine)
Meet & Greet at 6:00pm
Music from 7:00-10:00pm
Meet & Greet at 1:00pm
Music from 2:00-5:00pm
*unless otherwise noted
(hours may vary so please double check!)
Mike Nash and Southern Drawl Band from Knoxville and Nashville Tennessee is "Southern Rockin' Country music with a twist of lime distilled in the backwoods of Tennessee."
Mike Nash and Southern Drawl Band have been touring the U.S. from coast to coast since their humble beginnings in 2012."Tirelessly building our grass roots fan base from the ground up is the key to our success" says Mike Nash, frontman and guitarist for the band. "We have been honored to have won several awards for Band of the Year as well as Entertainer of the Year beacuse of the support of our incredible fans who will regularly drive hundreds of miles for our shows and who have spread our message like wild fire".
During their rise, Mike Nash and Southern Drawl Band has had the honor of gracing the stages of many major artists. From legends such as Lynyrd Skynrd, Charlie Daniels Band and Jimmy Buffett to classic country artists like Aaron Tippin, Neil McMcoy, and Pure Prarie League right up to modern day stars such as Brantley Gilbert, Blackberry Smoke, Eli Young Band and Justin Moore.
One of the groups most exciting achievements came in 2012 when the University of Tennessee debuted the video for the band's rocked up, barn burning version of "Rockytop" on the jumbo-tron at Neyland Stadium to a sold out crowd of over 102,000. The song went on to smash radio charts and is one of the most popular versions in America being played on NBC's Sunday Night Football for millions of viewers in celebration of Peyton Manning's record breaking touchdown pass in October of 2014.
Working with Grammy nominated and Dove Award winning producer Travis Wyrick on their first three studio albums and proven hit writer's such as Thom Shepherd ("Redneck Yacht Club"-Craig Morgan, "Riding with Private Malone"-David Ball) Aaron Scherz ("The Rock"-Tracy Lawrence, "Girl in a Country Song"-Maddie & Tae) and Chris Robbins ("Ride"-Martina McBride) as well as musicians like Andy Wood (Rascal Flatts), Rob Hajacos (Garth Brooks), Thomas Jenkins (Sammy Kershaw) and Doyle Grisham (Jimmy Buffett), the band has won several awards for Album of the Year and Song of the Year as well as several nominations for a variety of awards including placing #50 on Country's Top 100 of the Year. Their music has been used in television programs on stations such as GAC (Great American Country) and CMT (Country Music Television) and the band is also one of the featured performers in the 2016 Mailboat Records release of "Parrotheads the Movie" as well as the soundtrack.
Sunny Jim & Barefoot Man
Saturday, November 16th
It's time to take a break from all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and present wrapping to enjoy some great music with friends at
Join us for our annual
Christmas at The Yard Party!
We will have an Ornament Exchange so bring a $10 or less ornament if you would like to participate and don't forget to bring your cooler iced down with your favorite holiday cheer!
Live Music will be provided by
HIGHWAY ONE BAND
from 7:00 to 10:00pm
Please let us now you are coming and leave us a note to let us know which concerts you will be attending and how many will be in your party.
* Please follow the links to visit each artist's website where you can find more about them and purchase their music.
**It is always a 100% donation that goes directly to the artists - The Yard does not profit from any concert.
We would like to thank the Trop Rock Music Association and it's members for naming The Yard the House Concert Venue of The Year for the 7th time!
We are proud to share with our friends and family the BEST in music and entertainment!!
Halloween & Costume Party
Southern Drawl Band
Saturday, October 26th
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8016 N Meadowview Circle Tampa, FL
Located 15 minutes from Tampa International Airport off the Veterans Expressway near Citrus Park Mall
Welcome to The Yard
Where we invite our friends & family to enjoy the BEST in music and fun!
James "Sunny Jim" White is a singer/songwriter whose original songs are inspired by love, life in the Caribbean and the interesting people who frequent the islands. His light-hearted approach and clever interpretation have earned him a loyal following across the U.S. especially among those who appreciate the tropical lifestyle. Sunny Jim’s songs are often heard on Jimmy Buffett’s Radio Margaritaville.
James “Sunny Jim” White discovered his passion for music as a teenager in California where played small local gigs. As a student at Chico State he became an active member of the local music scene, but after graduation he got serious about his musical career. After a decade in Northern California he moved to Nashville to try his luck as a songwriter, but fate had other plans.
A temporary gig in 1988 led him to the Cayman Islands, and James found his Caribbean island home and the laidback lifestyle that defines him. As an island resident and the artist-in-residence at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman, James encountered people and experienced things that have been the inspiration for his music. In 2000 after more than a decade in the Caribbean, Sunny Jim left expatriate life and moved to Florida’s beautiful Suncoast. He calls Osprey, Florida home.
He’s performed across U.S. and internationally in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America where his authentic songs have earned Sunny Jim a loyal following. James White has helped pioneer the thriving “Troprock” music scene across Florida and the U.S. Sunny Jim has won an impressive 16 Troprock Music Association Wave Awards including; Male Vocalist of the Year, Musician of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Performer of the Year and the “I Can” award for community service. Three of his CDs, KISS, Flotsam and Jetsam, Rum Shoes have been named CD of the Year by the Association membership. His music can be heard on Jimmy Buffett’s Radio Margaritaville. He wrote a song for the movie The Firm, and he appears in the recent film, The Parrothead Documentary.
James is a regular performer at Meeting of the Minds, the annual convention of National Parrothead Clubs Association in Key West. He hosted Six String Music, a sponsored singer/songwriter event in New Orleans from 2001-2016, and he is currently the host for Music on the Bay in Tampa, one of the fastest growing Parrothead events in the country.
Merry Christmas at The Yard
Highway One Band
Saturday, December 21st
George Nowak, aka "Barefoot Man," is hardly your ordinary Calypsonian. The blond-haired German-born, self-described "Nashville musical reject" moved from Munich to North Carolina after his mother remarried an Air Force officer. But "the inveterate map lover" dreamed of island life.
He started his island-hopping career in the U.S. Virgin Islands, then Hawaii, then the Bahamas ("the smaller, less populated, the better"), finally settling in the Cayman Islands in 1971. "'But there's nothing there,' people said. I replied, 'That's the point!'" Needless to say, Barefoot prefers the casual lifestyle.
He quickly realized that the audience "didn't want 'Folsom Prison Blues,' they wanted 'Banana Boat Song.'" He was dubbed Barefoot Boy ("since the nicest pair of footwear I owned were my Voit diving flippers") in 1971. While he'll still throw in a country or blues tune, Barefoot came to love the calypso tradition, especially its double entendres and political commentary. His witty ditties say it all: "Thong Gone Wrong," "Ship Faced," "The Gay Cruise Ship Song," and "Save the Lap Dance for Me."
One of the most passionate, outspoken, articulate expats on the subject of sustainable tourism, he wittily rants in song and print (including his own self-published Fun News, the überglossy coffee-table Grand Cayman magazine, and hilarious tomes like Which Way to the Islands?). "I've seen the island go from three taxi drivers to, I think, 380 in the taxi association…saw how the first high-rise, the former Holiday Inn, changed Cayman irrevocably in the '70s…. I compare tourism to aspirin—a couple are okay, but take the whole bottle, you die," he jokes (mostly).
He'll regale you between sets or over beers with colorful (expletive deleted) anecdotes of island life, recounting adventures from a bogus murder charge in the Bahamas to the necessity of scheduling spliff breaks when recording in Jamaica to being mistaken for a DEA agent.
Barefoot sums up his philosophy simply and eloquently in one of his most popular lyrics (add gentle reggae-ish lilt), "I wish I were a captain, Sailin' on the sea. I'd sail out to an island, Take you there with me. I'd throw away the compass, Oh what a dirty scheme…. Someday I might wake up, realize where I am, dreamin' like some 10-year-old, out in Disneyland, There is no tomorrow when you're living in a dream."
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