Best Of 2016

Best New Live Series: Punk on the Patio

Best New Live Series

Punk on the Patio

14 W. Washington St., 321-245-7730,

Live music downtown isn't what it used to be. The heat and grit of small local shows – the true pulse of the city's music scene – has gradually been whittled down to a fraction there, replaced largely by major stages and DJs. And it's a damn shame. But Marshal Rones, of influential indie booking group Foundation Presents, has brought back some of the homegrown live buzz – most notably with this well-curated monthly series set in the great cloistered urban courtyard of the Patio.