MANATEE COUNTY, FL – Joyland, Bradenton’s iconic country music venue, is moving from its Bradenton excavations to a new location in Manatee County.
Although the venue did not disclose the exact address, the new location is on the north side of University Parkway on Lockwood Ridge Road between University Town Center and Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, the owners of Joyland shared on the report. club Facebook page on February 4. spot borders Sarasota County.
In addition to beer and liquor, the new venue also has a full kitchen and will offer a late-night menu until 2 a.m., according to the post.
“Our goal throughout this process is to maintain the legacy and community of the country of Joyland that we all know and love, but also to update the business to be more intimate and diverse,” said Joyland staff wrote on Facebook. “Our new location is being renovated to retain the Joyland sound and vibe, but with a new, clean, modern and rustic vibe like the Broadway clubs in Nashville. We plan to have your DJs, bands and favorite local artists, as well as touring artists and songwriters from Nashville and beyond on our quality concert stage. “
Land of joy first opened in 1958 in Pinellas Park, reported the Bradenton Herald. After several moves, he landed at 5520 14th Street West in Bradenton in 1994, where he remained for nearly three decades.
Serbin and Mendelsohn have been considering moving the club since the start of the pandemic.
“As you all know, the Covid-19 pandemic and the regulations that flow from it have forced all bars and nightclubs to close until further notice or open with debilitating processes and restrictions,” they said. shared on the website of the place. “It also made us think about what the future of a nightclub and concert hall with concerts might look like.”
Since taking over the club, they have dedicated themselves to making improvements through various upgrades and additions, they wrote, promising the same enthusiasm to create “a better club and a better concert experience” in the new location.
They also acknowledged the difficulties faced by many bars, clubs and concert halls during the coronavirus pandemic, especially with many owners struggling to stay open and save their businesses.
“Fortunately, we have the capacity and the means to wait for that and come back resuscitated to a new location, a better location, built to our specifications, for the best live music and party atmosphere, and with food, but that won’t make it… not easy, ”the owners wrote. “It certainly won’t be without the support of Joyland’s friends, family, fans and bands. You are all the soul of this place. You are all the heart that has made the place beat for all these years. . “