Blues Schedule May 2

This Week’s Blues.

The blues schedule is as up to date as possible, but it’s always a good idea to call the club to confirm.

  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Dave Keller; Saturday, Roxy Perry; Thursday, Connecticut Blues Society’s Blues Challenge; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • The Pine Loft Café: Sunday, Connecticut Blues Society Jam w/Bill “Swamp” Shaka; Berlin.
  • Smokin’ Spokes: Friday, Mike Law & the Playboys; Canton. (860) 352-2156
  • The West Main Pizza/Lounge: Saturday, Steve Polezonis; Plainville.
  • Maple Tree Café: Friday, Gracie Curren; Simsbury.
  • The Pattaconck Spring Music Festival: Saturday, Shaka & the SoulShakers (6pm); Chester.
  • Nightingale’s Acoustic Café: Saturday, Dan Stevens Guitar Workshop (10 am); Old Lyme.
  • The Cracker Barrel Pub: Saturday, The Rich Badowski Blues Band; Tariffville.
  • Old Lyme Library: Wednesday, Dan Stevens, History of Blues & Diddley Bow Workshop (6pm); Old Lyme.
  • Café 9: Sunday, All Star Blues Jam Benefit; New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • The Outer Space: Friday, Breweries Battles; Sunday, The Manchurians/Little Barrie/Saint Cobra; Hamden.
  • The Goose: Saturday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Darien.
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner Ultimate Brass & Blues Show; Southbury.
  • Park Central Tavern: Wednesday, The SwampShaka Duo w/Tony C.; Hamden. (203) 287-88
  • The Mona Lisa Restaurant: Friday, Junior Krauss & the Shakes; Wolcott.
  • The Stomping Ground: Friday, King Sickabilly and His Full Moon Boys; Blue Honey; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Widow Brown’s Café: Friday, Eran Troy Danner; Danbury.
  • The Windmill; Saturday, The Cobalt Rhythm Kings; Stratford.
  • The Steak Loft: Thursday, Dan Stevens; Mystic. (860)-536-2661
  • 500 Degrees: Friday, Paul Gabriel and his Blues Band; Derby.
  • The Stonehouse: Friday, Easybaby; Baltic. (860)822-8877
  • First Baptist Church: Thursday, The Holmes Brothers; Willimantic.
  • Theodores’: Friday, John Fries & the Elements; Saturday, Johnny Boots; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Friday, Johnny & the East Coast Rockers; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Louie B’s: Sunday, Fundraiser Jam/ 2 Left Feet Blues Festival; Southwick.
  • Perks & Corks: Saturday, Dan Stevens; Westerly.

Weekly Blues Events

  • Anna Liffey’s:           Rocky Lawrence (Monday)
  • The Owl Shop:          Kevin St.James (Tuesday)
  • Acoustic Café                        Dan Steven’s “Pickin’ Parties” (Tuesday)
  • La Boca:                     EasyBaby Blues Party (First Monday)
  • Knickerbocker Café:            Let’s Dance Wednesdays w/The Mystic Horns

Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/Mark Paradis (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Blues Jam w/Ed Bradley (Wednesday)
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Open Mic Blues Jam Hosted by The Hammerdown All-Stars (Thursday)
  • Farmington Ave Rest:          Joe Bluz Jam (Thursday & Friday)
  • Cypress Grill:            Open Mic/Jam Night w/ (Wednesday)
  • Café 9:            The Original Sunday Night Jam Blues Boot Camp with Greg Sherrod (Sunday)
  • C J Sparrow Pub & Eatery:                        Ken Safety’s Open Mic Show (Thursday)
  • Gibson’s at the Clarion:        Blues Jam (Sunday)
  • Sully’s Pub:                            Pete Scheips Jam (Sunday)
  • Hammer Down Bar & Grille:          Open mic hosted by Paco and Mark (Thursday)
  • Spill the Beans Coffee House           Acoustic Open Mic w/Johnny I (Thursday)
  • Sully’s Pub:                            Pete Scheips & Friends Jam (Tuesday)
  • June’s Outback Pub:            Open Jam (Monday)
  • Infinity Music Hall:   Open Mic w/Andy Attanasio (Wednesday)
  • Knickerbocker Café:            Open Mike at the Knick w/Host Band (Thursday)
  • The Black Duck:       Open Jam Hosted by Wendy May (Thursdays)
  • The Hideaway:          JD Seem’s Swamp Jam (Tuesday)
  • Guilford Country Tavern:   Sandy Connolly’s Open Mic Night last Wednesday of month
  • The Stomping Ground:        Open Mic (Sunday)
  • Cady’s Tavern:          Rick Harrington Weekly Roadhouse Jam w/ Scott Hopkins (Sunday, Chepachet RI)
  • Theodores’:    Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic (Thursday, Springfield, MA)
  • Greendale’s Pub:       Open mic (Tuesday, Worcester, MA)
  • Jillian’s:          Open mic (Thursdays, Worcester, MA)
  • Snow’s Restaurant & Bar:   Open mic (Sunday, Worcester, MA)
  • Boundary Brewhouse:          Sunday Blues Jam (Pawtucket, RI)

About bluesbeatnews52

Blues columnist writing a weekly column dedicated to the Blues. The only column of its kind in a commercial (paid subscription) newspaper. Column appears in the Middletown Press, Bristol Press, Torrington Register-Citizen, and the New Britain Herald. Forcella has served on the Board of Directors of the Blues Foundation representing the Journalism constituency. Served on the Board of Directors Connecticut Blues Society as Past President and Past Editor of newsletter. Recipient: Keeping the Blues Alive award in Journalism from the Blues Foundation. Has contributed both writing and photos to nationnal blues publications.

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