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Here, you will find a collection of places I have been lucky enough to have appeared like...

With a sad heart I have to say this 40 year Louisville, KY musical establishment
closed for good last summer with the building slated for destruction soon.
I found my way in there in 1985 and have been a semi regular entertainer there ever since.
My last show was May 20 2016, one of the last performers to grace The Tap Room stage.
I want to thank Ben Rogers & Co. for believing in me all those years.

Also closed last summer and demolished to make way for a Louisville sewage diversion system.
It was a long time musical venue that supported a host of entertainment events.
I performed there many times including opening act for LEON REDBONE.
My last gig was May 22, 2016 one of the last acts to grace its stage.
Thank you Ben Rogers & Co for your tireless commitments.

One of worlds most prestigious throughbred horse tracks. Located in Lexington, KY.
Tom Cool and The Cooligans have appeared there for 11 years as the Derby Day entertainment in the paddock.
20,000 people converge there every Derby Day to take in
the sights and sounds of Kentucky's biggest day.
Also have played numerous other events there.

Still alive and well located on Frankfort Ave. Louisville, KY. Have played there many times
with a belly full of chicken tettrazini and a loaf of their bread!

One of Lexington's top sport bars with all the fixin' including live entertainment.
Started playing there in the 90's.

Rolex 3 Day Event, High Hope Steeple Chase, Family Fun Days, jumping and polo events.
Its always fun when Tom Cool and The Cooligans perform at this Kentucky treasure.

Located in Rising Sun on the Indiana side of the Ohio River.
5 year entertainer in The Pavillon.

Located in Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie, Ohio this vacation island is a pretty good secret unless you know
someone from Cleveland. The Key West of the North. Spent 5 summers
on major holidays playing afternoons on the Boathouse patio.

Located in Louisville KY. Started performing there when it first opened
and enjoyed a 9 year stretch as the St.Patricks Day entertainment
with Tom Cool and The Cooligans. Played there many other nights as well.

Located downtown Lexington, KY in The Hilton Hotel.
Have been one of the regular acts for 3 plus years and counting.

Some of the country clubs where my music has been employed.

Here are some of the wineries where I have played.