About Us

Located only 4 miles east of the pristine beaches of Anna Maria Island, stands one of Florida’s premier music venues, Ace’s Live, 4343 Palma Sola Blvd.  Ace’s has hosted local, regional and national acts for the past twenty-eight years.  The fabulous acoustics of the barn-like structure have elevated it from a favorite local hangout to an intimate concert setting, that is as popular with the patrons as it is with the musicians who play there.

Ace’s will be celebrating its 28th anniversary this year, however the structure is far older.  The original owner, Carol Ranallo, built the establishment from a barn that was purchased while she was vacationing in Tennessee.  The barn was dismantled, transported to Florida, and re-assembled on our current site.  Extra wood beams were used to build the bar and other furniture.  Legend has it that there is a ghost that dwells in the bar, playing pranks on employees and patrons.

 

Current owner, Renee Bennett  has since made it her mission of turning it into a world class music venue, dedicated to the promotion of independent bands of the highest quality.  There is no doubt that the spirit of live music fills this house.

As Southwest Florida’s premier music venue, Ace’s has capitalized on its location, its reputation and the use of internet & social media to build its diehard following.

The tourism of Florida’s Gulf Coast provides Ace’s with exposure to visitors from all over the US, Canada, and Europe.  This eclectic draw has built Ace’s following of music enthusiasts from various backgrounds and cultures.  The weekly email blast hits thousands of addresses, weekly, and the Facebook page has been “Liked” by over 1500 people.

Whether it’s blues, rock, funk, country, jazz or zydeco, we have something coming up that you just can’t miss!. We’re proud to bring you local, regional, and national acts such as:

Albert Castiglia
Ana Popovic
Biscuit Miller and The Mix
Bryan Lee
Cassie Taylor
Commander Cody
Damon Fowler
Dan Toler
Debbie Davies
Devon Allman and Honey Tribe
Eric Lindell
Fred Eaglesmith
Mike Zito
Tinsley Ellis
Sauce Boss
Great Southern
Jimmy Thackery
Kelly Richey
Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials
Lucky and Tamara Peterson
Michael Allman
The New Orleans Suspects
The Red Elvises
Rosie Ledet
Sean Costello
Trampled Under Foot
Victor Wainwright