It’s sun-soaked, laid back, toes in the sand – everything you love about Florida, with a tropical beat. And it’s just up the road in Sebastian. Capt. Hiram’s definitely operates on “island time” and, say its many, many faithful patrons, it “captures the essence of the tropics.” Of course, you can’t do that without music, and the Captain’s got it daily. This Saturday, Sept. 21, at 3:30 p.m. grab a brew or a rum and enjoy the amazing one-man band, aka Jeff Marquis. He’ll take your favorites and spice them up with a bit of reggae. Later Saturday, at 7:30 p.m., Cover Story takes the Grand Sand Bandstand. Widely considered one of the top hot Space Coast (and beyond) party bands, they play a high-energy mix of alt-rock, pop, country, rock and dance tunes. The Sand Bar is the perfect place to kick those shoes off and par-TAY. Sunday, take a breath and step up with karaoke at 7:30; then, Monday, Sept. 23, it’s popular hometown favorite guitar man/vocalist Kevin McCullers with classic and contemporary rock at 6 p.m. Tuesday brings the duo LMN – Gary Vadinsky from Iris and JW from 21 to Burn, with a musical throwback to their days in Bullet Theory, rockin’ out just for you, and taking requests, starting at 6 p.m. 772-388-8588.
If you haven’t met your laugh quota yet this week, make it up at Riverside Theatre this Friday or Saturday, Sept. 20 or 21, because this is Comedy Zone weekend. Bringing the funny will be a divergent pair – a dairy farmer and a New York City native. Tim “The Dairy Farmer” actually did grow up on a dairy farm, and realized at some point that “if you can grow it, pick it, pluck it or pull it, there is a joke in there somewhere.” So he decided to make the mooo-ve from tractor to stand-up stage. He says he actually showed up for his driving test on a John Deere. Poetic license? Could well be. Riverside’s promo says Tim’s “the funniest farmer you’ll ever see.” BC Murphy, meanwhile, says he was “organically raised in the small theaters of New York City,” and has worked with people you never heard of, won awards you don’t care about, and has only appeared on TV in a North Korean soap opera. But, Murphy adds, he’s been called “Funny as a Baboon’s Fastball.” Take a moment to ponder that one. Murphy describes his move from the Big Apple to rural Florida as a culture shock that “still has him reeling.” The show promo calls Murphy’s “fish-out-of-water” view of the world “silly, smart and sarcastic.” Before and/or during the inside comedy show, you can choose to take advantage of the Live in the Loop free live music show and the full-service bar and grill outside, under the famous Riverside Park oaks. Music on Friday will be funky blues and rock ’n’ roll by the band Nasty Habits. Bringing the Loop tunes Saturday will be Oddessey, with rock ’n’ roll of the groovy variety. Showtimes: Comedy Zone, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Live in the Loop, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets: Comedy Zone – side seats, $12; table seating, $14-$18. Live in the Loop – free. 772-231-6990.