GeneralGood food, friends & music. We listen to WMNF 88.5FM. A lot. You should too.
5 Chinese Brothers, Amazing Rhythm Aces, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Bob Schneider, Billy Pilgrim, Chris Knight, Chuck Prophet, Clay McClinton, Dale Watson, Dave Alvin, David Childers, The Derailers, The Flatlanders, Farmer Not So John, Fred Eaglesmith, Garrison Starr, Iris Dement, Kim Ritchey, Jim Lauderdale, Laura Love, Laura Minor, Mary Karlzen, Melissa Ferrick, The Neilds, Paul Thorn, Railroad Earth, Robbie Fulks, Ronny Elliott, Sally Timms, Shawn Phillips, Sister Hazel, Stacy Earle & Mark Stuart, Steve Forbert, Steve Young, Todd Snider, Tom Russell, Waco Brothers
Beanstalk, Big Wu, Chris Berry & Panjea, Chris McCarty Band, Chroma, Day By the River, Dexter Grove, Donna the Buffalo, Garaj Mahal, Jupiter Coyote, Mango Jam, Mofro, Moonshine Still, Mountain of Venus, New Monsoon, Oteil & The Peacemakers, Ominous Seapods, Groove, Steve Kimmock, Townhall
The Black Keys, BoDeans, Bottle Rockets, Calexico, Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker, The Drams, Drive By Truckers, Gent Treadly, Glen Phillips, Matt MacKelcan, Slobberbone, Southern Culture on the Skids, Jonathan Richman, Randall Bramblett, Rubber City Rebels, Unknown Hinson, Webb Wilder
Eclectica & Esoterica
We have done a lot of music that defies easy categorization other than just plain “good”: Cabaret Diosa, Charlie Picket, Clang, Codetalkers, Deep Blue Something, El Vez, The Fallopian Tubes, Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus, Go Go Rockets, Hobex, Jad Fair, Juggernaut Jug Band, Paul Cebar, Truckadelic.
Enter the Haggis, The Prodigals. There’s certainly been others but we were all really, really drunk…
Blind Boys of Alabama, Gravy, Lee Boys, Legendary J.C.’s, Oakland International Gospel Choir, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Soular System, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band.
Grateful Dead Night has been a tradition every Thursday since the spring of 1994 with the Estimated Band & Uncle John's Band keeping the vibe alive. Crazy Fingers, Toni Brown, & the Zen Tricksters have also offered their tributes to Jerry. Former Grateful Dead keyboardists Tom Constanten & Vince Welnick have played the Skipperdome.
Many local jazz artists have played Skipper’s including Bogus Pomp (spectacular Zappa tribute act!), Countdown Quartet, Dan McMillion Ghetto Love Sugar, Irritable Tribe Of Poets, Jim Beckwith & Native Vibe, Los Hombres Calientes, Medeski, Martin, & Wood, Roy Hargrove’s RH factor.
’60s & ‘70s Legends
Buddy Cage, Buddy Miles, Canned Heat, Col. Bruce Hampton, Commander Cody, Dan Hicks, David Bromberg, Delbert McClinton, Eric Von Schmidt, The Grand Mothers, Hot Tuna, Jesse Colin Young, John Mayall, John Hartford, Jorma Kaukonen, Leon Russel, Link Wray, Lonnie Mack, Marty Balin, Melanie, Merl Saunders, Moe Tucker [Velvet Underground], Mountain, New Riders of the Purple Sage, NRBQ, Rick Derringer, Ronnie Dawson, Savoy Brown, Shawn Phillips, Spirit,
Amy & The Hank Sinatras, Anders Osborne, Batiste Bros, Big Al & The Heavyweights, Beausoleil, Bluerunners, Bonerama, Boozoo Chavis, Bruce Daigrepont, Bryan Lee, Buckwheat Zydeco, CJ Chenier, Chris Ardoin & Double Clutching, Christine Balfa with Balfa Toushure, Chubby Carrier, Damon Troy & Louisiana Beat, Dash Rip Rock, Dikki Du & The Zydeco Krewe, Donna Angelle & the Zydeco Posse, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Drew Young, Dwayne Dopsie, Eric Lindell, File', “Gatemouth” Brown, Horace Trahan & the Osson Playboys, Iguanas, Jeremy Lyons, Jesse Lege' & the Lake Charles Ramblers, Jo'el Sonnier, John Lisi, John Mooney, Johnny Sansone, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, Jon Cleary, Kenny Neal, Kevin Naquin & Osson Playboys, Lazy Lester, Lee Benoit, Leroy Thomas & Zydeco Roadrunners, Little Brian, Little Malcom & the Houserockers, Los Hombres Caliente’, Lynn August, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Mack Manuel, Mamou, Maria Muldaur, Marsha Ball, Mel Melton, Mem Shannon, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, New Orleans Klezmer All*Stars, Papa Grows Funk, The Radiators, Raful Neal, Red Stick Ramblers, Richard Lebouef & Two Step, Rosie Ledet, Royal Fingerbowl, Roy Carrier, SC & the Zydeco Hurricanes, Sherman Robinson, Sheryl Cormier, Sonny Landreth, Spencer Bohren, Steve Riley, Subdudes, Tab Benoit, Terrance Simeon, Theresa Andersson, Tommy Malone, Walter “Wolfman “Washington, Waylon Thibodeaux, Wayne Toups, Wild Magnolias, Zydeco Boneshakers.
Albert Collins, Alejandro Escovedo, Alton Rex, Anson Funderburgh w/ Sam Myers & the Rockets, Asylum Street Spankers, Austin Lounge Lizards, Bad Livers, Bob Schneider, Boxcars, Brave Combo, Chris Beirne, Chris Duarte, Clay McClinton, Cory Brannon, Dale Watson, Darden Smith, Delbert McClinton, Derailers, Don Walser, Eliza Gilkyson, Eric Taylor, The Flatlanders, The Gourds, Guy Clark, Hadden Sayers, Hot Club of Cowtown, Jimmy LaFave, Joe Ely, Joe "King" Carrasco, Johnny Copeland, Kay Kay & the Rays, Killer Bees, Long John Hunter, Los Lonely Boys, Mark May, Michael Fracasso, Mickey & the Motorcars, Papa Mali, Peter Keane, Randy McAllister, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Reckless Kelly, Robert Earl Keen, Rosie Flores, Satisfaction, Seth Walker, Slaid Cleaves, Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King, Teddy Morgan, Teddy & the Tall Tops, Two High String Band, Valerio Lonoria, Wayne "The Train" Hancock, W.C. Clark, Weary Boys.
Acoustic Syndicate, Adrienne Young, Avett Brothers, Big Leg Emma, Billy Sandlin, The Biscuit Boys, Biscuit Burners, Blueground Undergrass, Blue Rags, Chesapeake, Gordon Stone, Hackensaw Boys, Hypnotic Clambake, Rev. Jeff Mosier & Hix Mix, Jim Lauderdale, Panama Red, Red Stick Ramblers, Steep Canyon Rangers, Still on The Hill, Stir Fried, Tarbox Ramblers, Uncle Ear, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, Vassar Clements, The Waybacks, The Weary Boys, Yonder Mountain String Band
BooksBring a bit of Skipper's to your next event - book a band from Skipper's Talent Agency and oreder some catering from the Catering department!
Bands wanting to play Skipper's should contact
910 Skipper Road
Tampa, FL 33613
We book mostly original music, blues and rock. We very occasionaly book solo acts as an opener.
HeroesRonny Elliott, Jerry Garcia, Buddy Guy, Laura Love, Col Bruce Hampton, Tim Dorsey, Johnny G Lyon, Andy Clang, Danny Gatton
Skipper's Smokehouse Restaurant & Oyster Bar has 7038 friends.
- WMNF 88.5 FM
- Uncle Johns Band
- Igor & Red Elvises
- johnny g lyon
- Tab Benoit
- Marcia Ball
- Reverend Billy C Wirtz
- Joe King Carrasco
- HAT TRICK HEROES
- Willie Nelson
- JJ GREY & MOFRO
- Jon Cleary
- Damon Fowler Group
- Tim Reynolds & TR3
- Sierra Leone's Refugee …
- Harry Caray
- Unknown Hinson
- Sharon Jones and the Da…
- Oteil Burbridge
- Avett Brothers
- Chris McCarty
- Bob Schneider
- Ronny Elliott
- Drive-By Truckers
- The Duhks
- Elvis Costello
- The Legendary JC's
- North Mississippi Allst…
- Sarge and the Aeromen
About me:Are you a band or performer lookin' for a bookin' at Skipper's?
Then send (as in snailmail) a press kit to
910 Skipper Road
Tampa, FL 33613
Do not send messages on MySpace as they will not be returned.
We're not rude, just really, really busy.
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“The club that washed a shore" is how guests often describe the unique atmosphere at Skipper's Smokehouse and who are we to argue?
LIVE MUSIC VENUE
Bathed in a warm and inviting Key West atmosphere, Skipper’s presents a nightly parade of live music under the stars. The architecture is a smorgasbord of "cracker" & islandy-Key West styles. Over-turned boats, wooden walkways, large murals and artfully rusted walls dot the landscape and high walls capture the sounds. Dated fliers and mutated neon splash varying hues of color and atmosphere. Our recently-installed fan-driven misting system keeps the breeze going during the summer while radiant heaters take the edge off on cold evening. With our wide range of music, Skipper’s attracts a diverse crowd, to say the least.
RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR
The menu focuses on Florida cuisine with tastes of the Caribbean and Louisiana. In addition to our award-winning black bean gator chili, we serve alligator ribs & fried gator tail. Yes, honest-to-goodeness, living-decendants-of-dinosaurs alligator. Other Florida favorites include farm-raised catfish, grouper, oysters, clams & shrimp. In the Oyster Bar, a giagantic vintage still hangs over the proceedings while our friendly staff serves a wide variety of domestic, microbrewed and imported beers as well as your favorite mixed drinks...plus maybe something you've never heard of that'll soon become a new fave rave.
MUSIC, MUSIC AND EVEN MORE MUSIC
Bands from all corners of the globe have graced Skipper’s stage. Folks, we're talking the top names - many Grammy winners among them - in Blues, Reggae, Zydeco, Cajun Roots Rock, Bluegrass, Acoustic, Jazz, Folk and Worldbeat. Acts literally from around the world have graced the stage of The Skipperdome, hailing from the British Isles, Russia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, Nigeria, Madagascar, Kenya, Zaire, Cape Verde, South Africa, Australia... We're not kidding, the list goes on and on. Essentially, we've got a place to crash on every continent except Antarctica and we're currently in negotiations with a troupe of penguin acrobats. Nice people and snappy dressers.
Who I'd like to meet:Individuals who are not following the herd. [Unless of course it's Donna the Buffalo or Buffalo Strange.]Diversity is welcome here at Skipper's. Travelers, musicians, hippies, lawyers, neighbors, tourists, nudists, foreigners, retirees, tall and short people will find a home at Skipper's. Not attitudes cuz who wants bouncers?
- Status: Single
- Here for: Friends
- Zodiac Sign: Libra