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12 Places In And Around Bonita Springs & Estero To Catch A Show, Concert, And/Or Live Music

Jul 28, 2018 01:56AM ● By Kevin

The Center Bar's Sunday Blues Bloodys & BBQ event. Photo courtesy of The Center Bar on Facebook.

Are you looking to get out and enjoy some live music? If so, you know that there's just something about the hot sun in the summertime that gives us the itch to catch a local show.

From performing arts to live music at our favorite dining spots, we searched far and wide to find some of the best places in the Bonita Springs and Estero area to get your jam on.

Below is our top 12 list broken out by venue category, which includes entertainment venues, restaurants, and places in nearby Naples. As always, if we're missing any of your favorites, tell us in the comments below!

Venues & Arenas

Visitors of these types of venues have plenty of options when it comes to entertainment: staged performances, concerts, and standup comedy are just a few. Here are the spots local to Bonita Springs and Estero.

Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs - Bonita Springs FL

Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs

We began over 20 years ago with a small group of artists, providing free art programs to local youth in our schools. Across the years we’ve kept pace, becoming a cultural heart to our com... Read More » 

Germain Arena - Estero FL

Germain Arena - Estero, FL

In addition to hosting Florida Everblades hockey, Southwest Florida’s premier entertainment venue offers a wide variety of choice entertainment. Since the arena opened in 1998, it has hos... Read More » 

The Stage - Bonita Springs FL

The Stage - Bonita Springs, FL

The Stage Restaurant and Bar is your local paradise for things to do in Southwest Florida, offering a variety of entertainment from live music tribute bands, fine dining, dancing, and all... Read More » 

Southwest Florida Event Center - Bonita Springs FL

Southwest Florida Event Center - Bonita Springs, FL

Located in the heart of Southwest Florida, the SWFL Event Center is a state-of-the art, world-class event center serving Lee, Collier, and the surrounding counties. This facility is o... Read More » 



Sometimes you want to forgo the popcorn and soda and head straight for the three-course meal! If that's the case, we found a couple of options for you to enjoy consistent live music entertainment while you're out to eat in Bonita Springs.

The Center Bar - Bonita Springs FL

The Center Bar - Bonita Springs, FL

Welcome to The Center Bar in the beautiful Promenade at Bonita Bay. The Center Bar, located in an expansive covered courtyard inside the Promenade shopping center features live entertainm... Read More »  

Chatterbox - Bonita Springs FL

Chatterbox - Bonita Springs, FL

The Chatterbox in Bonita Beach is a great place for all American food. Burgers, sandwiches, Cheese Steaks, hand cut fries, salads, pulled pork, ribs, Fried Chicken, specialty pizza’s &amp... Read More » 


Old 41 Restaurant - Bonita Springs FL

Old 41 Restaurant - Bonita Springs, FL

The message on the back of the old 41 Restaurant menu states that a good restaurant is where familiarity and high quality mix. 9 years ago, Tony Backos brought his 40 years of experi... Read More » 


Ruths Chris Steak House - Bonita Springs FL

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bonita Springs, FL

At Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Bonita Springs, you’ll find soaring ceilings with massive arched doorways accented by exquisite dark wood molding. Beautiful eclectic tile inlays, contempor... Read More » 


Nearby in Naples

If you're willing to venture out of town a little ways, Naples has some great options, as well - both venues and restaurants, alike.

ArtisNaples - Naples FL


Artis—Naples is the premier center for the performing and visual arts in Southwest Florida. Fulfilling our mission to create and present world-class visual and performing arts, Artis—Napl... Read More » 

South Street Grill -  Naples FL

South Street Grill - Naples, FL

The name ‘South Street’ was inspired by the one of the most famous streets in Philadelphia, PA. Originally, in the 1950’s, South Street was populated mostly by artists and musician types,... Read More » 

The David and Cecile Wang Opera Center - Naples FL

The David and Cecile Wang Opera Center - Naples, FL

The 2016/2017 season was important because Opera Naples completed Phase II of the Wang Opera Center construction, the mezzanine level. The Wang Opera Center accommodates our administrativ... Read More » 

Naples Players Sugden Community Theatre - South Naples FL

Naples Players Sugden Community Theatre - South Naples, FL

The Naples Players (TNP) Sugden Community Theatre is a large part of the exciting experience of Downtown Naples. As one of the top theatres in the country, we offer a variety of play... Read More »