BRADENTON — Mark your calendars for the monthly themed event series that is returning to Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton.

Main Street Live has announced the scheduled themes of its 2022-2023 series. Local events company Independent Jones has partnered with the City of Bradenton Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), to rebrand the outdoor concert series by creating an event for all ages while raising the bar for the live music scene. 

Main Street Live will feature live entertainment by regional and local performers, food trucks, artisan vendors, family-friendly activities, monthly themes, a special New Years’ Eve event, and more fun surprises! Main Street Live runs from 6-9 pm except for New Year’s Eve when it runs until midnight. 

Schedule of Dates and Themes

Saturday, October 29, 2022 | Halloween & Fall Festival 
(scheduled band Stormbringer)

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 | Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, December 31, 2022 | New Year’s Eve

Saturday, February 11, 2023 | Bradenton Regatta

Friday, March 17, 2023 | St. Patrick’s Day

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | Spring Fling

Chief Executive Officer and Independent Jones President Morgan Bettes Angell spoke of the excitement of the upcoming event series, “Independent Jones is working with incredible bands this year, we can’t wait to bring them to Bradenton and incorporate family activities this time around as well!” 

Angell said that his organization is currently seeking other organizations that would be interested in taking part in the series. Businesses, nonprofits, chefs, artists, and others are invited to get involved in the event. 

City of Bradenton CRA Executive Director, Katerina Gerakios-Siren, is also looking forward to the event series, “We are excited to partner with Independent Jones by supporting special events that will bring hundreds of people to our downtown core, which is the heart of Bradenton. We look forward to Main Street Live becoming one of the premier outdoor concert series of our city and supporting our local businesses.”

Main Street Live is held along downtown Bradenton’s Old Main Street (12th Street West) between Manatee Avenue and Third Avenue. 

For more information and to stay up to date on the latest event announcements, including scheduled live music, follow Independent Jones on Facebook and Instagram. You can also visit Independent Jones on for the latest Main Street Live news.  

For vendors seeking information, email inquiries to For businesses interested in exposure opportunities or advertising at Main Street Live, email or call (941) 685-8196.

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