When You Hear the Bell Ring…
If you’re in Sarasota and in need of live music, try the 5 O’Clock Club. Located on Hillview, on the southern edge of downtown, the club offers classic rock and rockabilly to dance and reggae. The night I visited, Tampa-based Democracy cranked up the Rastafarian groove with covers of reggae icons Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, and a few of their originals.
Sporting the slogan “the neighborhood club with a national sound,” the 53-year-old 5 O’Clock advertises live music seven nights a week and is managed by – check out this name – Sally Majestic. No, she doesn’t leap buildings in a single bound, but she does run a sizeable nightclub – which could certainly be considered a superhuman effort – and answers the same question night after night, as patrons query if hers is the name her parents gave her.
1930 Hillview St.
Sarasota, FL 34239