Cottondale Swamp is a Florida Swamp Rock, Southern Americana, Outlaw Country Band from the swamps of Florida. Weeki Wachee, FL is our ground zero. Mermaid Shows and the Gulf of Mexico, it doesn't get anymore "Old Florida" than that. Original Florida swamp rock with authentic country sensibilities and a heart of rock 'n roll.  

Cottondale Swamp celebrates the back roads, small towns and the seedy underbelly of Florida. We write songs that celebrate the people, places and uniqueness of our southern most state.  

Cottondale Swamp is fronted by Kenny Grube who has been an Elvis Tribute artist for the last 10 years. Kenny is the real deal! His voice has an authentic southern drawl that expresses the years he has endured paying his dues on the B, C, and D circuits of the southern United States. He is backed by an equally experienced band of road warriors. All of whom have been plying their trade in the trenches and (at times) the pinnacles that come your way when you're a musician relentless in pursuing the dream.

Listen to our new album HERE!

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Saturday, 4/16/2016 - Cottondale Swamp recording at "Studio B" in Saint Petersburg, FL 

Saturday started off by Michael and Chaz attending the grand opening of "Guitars on Central". This a cool boutique music store owned by our dear friends Rick Benegbi and Stevie B. Great shop in a great location! We drank PBRs and listened to some great garage band rock by Stevie B's band "Spectraflame". After getting in the proper frame of mind Michael and Chaz headed over to Studio B  to mix the song "Land Rich, Money Poor" and lay down some lead guitar parts. The new record is coming along nicely. A mix of "Land Rich, Money Poor" is being added to our webpage, so take a listen and let us know what you think!

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Movies In The Park

North Straub Park, 400 Bay Shore Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

The best small event on the waterfront! Each movie evening starts with live music at 7 pm followed by the movie on the big screen at dusk. The fun takes place in North Straub Park, between 4th Ave. & 5th Ave. NE at Beach Dr. Movies in the Park are Free! My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) PG – A love story that will keep you laughing! Music by Cottondale Swamp.

Us Too: The WMNF Tribute to the Us Festival

Skipper's Smoke House, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa, FL 33613

Back in 1982, Steve Wozniak of the Apple corporation, said, “I just wanted to throw a big party in the middle of nowhere.” 400,000 showed up San Bernandino, California to hear the eclectic music featuring new wave, heavy metal, country and rock. 35 years later, top Tampa Bay local bands and artists pay tribute to the 1982-83 US festivals. The 35th Anniversary Tribute is a two-night tribute extravaganza with local bands playing music from the US Festival sets.

Skippers Smokehouse Friday, May 25, 6pm to midnight

Jeremy Thomas – Jackson Browne Shawn Scheller and the Contenders – Men at Work Rich Whiteley Band – The Kinks The New Rulers – Tne English Beat Noah Broe Band – Grateful Dead Diary of An Ozzman – Ozzy Osbourne Barefoot Bob and the Hope – Jimmy Buffet Jct 27 – B52s Medusa – Triumph Cottondale Swamp – Hank Williams Jr Reality Asylum – Berlin My Only Hope – The Scorpions Talk To Mark – The Cars Panic Fire – Van Halen Joshua Reilly and the Corn Fed Locals – Waylon Jennings American Supermodel – Flock of Seagulls Love Songs for Junkies – The Ramones Actual Bank Robbers – Pat Benatar

Jannus Live Saturday, May 26

Francesca Ani – Fleetwood Mac Death Love and Addiction – U2 Jam Jones – Santana Jeriko Turnpike – Tom Petty Geri X – Berlin Ricky Wilcox and the Moonsnakes – The Clash Jaded – Van Halen Mark Warren and Friends – The Pretenders Mac Martin – Willie Nelson Doug South and the Roundabouts – Joe Walsh Deltaghost – INXS Whiskey Throttle – Quarterflash Jeremy Thomas – Jackson Browne Mark Alan/Stardust Memories – David Bowie Martha Quinn – Stevie Nicks Oak Ramble – The Police Gary Shutt & Friends – Motley Crue

Americana Community Music Association

All Faiths Unitarian Congregation, 2756 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33901

The Americana Community Music Association (ACMA) is committed to supporting original independent music and musicians with programs that expand community appreciation and education while fostering the creativity and diversity that influence Americana and Roots music. The ACMA has a mission to promote the growth of the Americana and Roots music in our area the community. The ACMA strives to bring high quality and original acts for performances at charitable events as well as fundraising efforts to enhance the music community at large.