Here’s what our clients have to say.

“Realize Bradenton and Independent Jones have partnered since their founding in 2015. As a nonprofit organization that builds community and economic development, Realize Bradenton understands the importance of live music to bring people together and increase vibrancy. Independent Jones offers solid knowledge of the regional musicians and local venues and provides reliable event coordination services and talent acquisition. We are enthusiastic about how their success has helped accelerate the attractiveness of the 941 zip code.”

-Johnette Isham, executive director of Realize Bradenton

“Independent Jones has an obvious love and dedication for music and their local community. We worked with Independent Jones to transform our recording studio into an event space for a night. They were professional and fun to work with and the event was a success.  I look forward to planning our next event with Independent Jones.”

-Matt DeSear, Owner / Chief Engineer, Burnt Orange Sound Studio

Independent Jones helps us plan and execute events for Lakewood Ranch. We could seriously not do this without them! They stay on budget, are super easy to deal with and have adapted well to our needs. I highly recommend them without hesitation!  

Monaca Onstad, Director of Community Relations for Lakewood Ranch Communities

We love working with Independent Jones. We're fortunate to have them in our hometown. Morgan and Wade really care about the local music scene and work hard to improve it.

Matt Burke, Have Gun, Will Travel



With Ace's Live and Joyland gone, here's how Independent Jones is keeping music alive in Bradenton

There would be a lot less music in Bradenton without Independent Jones.The live music, entertainment and events company has staged acts all over town in the last three years.


Independent Jones aims to open space dedicated to live music

Morgan Bettes and Wade Hamilton take music fandom to a new dimension. Already involved in booking and promoting bands in Bradenton, the two have formed a grassroots venture in hopes of bringing a live music venue that will feature regional and national acts to the city.


If you build it, they will come

Independent Jones is building a grassroots movement to pave the way for a dedicated music venue. There’s an elephant in the room when it comes to Sarasota’s arts community. We’re often referred to as the cultural capital of southwest Florida.