Blues Schedule May 23


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, also you might want to check the starting time.

  • Bridge Street Live: Saturday, John Hammond; Collinsvile. (860) 693-9762
  • The Hungry Tiger: Thursday, Chris Duarte; Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Celtic Cavern: Saturday, Petey Hop and the Jackrabbits; Middletown.
  • Smokin’ Spokes: Friday, The Mighty Soul Drivers; Canton. (860) 352-2156
  • The Crown & Hammer Pub: Saturday, Dan Stevens; Collinsville. (860) 693-9199
  • The Mattabasett Canoe Club: Friday, Mixed Signals; Middletown.
  • The Stafford Palace Theater: Thursday, Movie – B.B. King The Life Of Riley (6:30 & 9pm); Stafford Springs.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Saturday, Kortchmar/McDonald Band; Thursday, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • The Corner: Friday, Eran Troy Danner Acoustic Duo; Litchfield.
  • Yarde House Tavern: Friday, Jeff Pitchell Acoustic Show; Enfield.  (860) 254 5778
  • The Diamond Pub & Grill: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell Acoustic Show; Glastonbury.
  • Arch Street Tavern: Friday, The frankie2tone Band; Hartford.
  • The Black Rose: Saturday, One eyed Johnny & the Gravediggers; Newington.
  • C.J. Sparrows: Friday, The Swamp Shaka Duo w/Tony C; Cheshire.
  • Café 9: Thursday, Webb Wilder; New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • The Chamard Vineyards: Thursday, Dan Stevens; Clinton.
  • Three Sheets: Saturday, The Cobalt Rhythm Kings; New Haven.
  • The Pit Stop: Saturday, Paul Gabriel w/ Howie (Eldridge) & The Soul Potatoes; Milford.
  • The Shamrock Pub & Grill: Saturday, Uncle Sonny and the Balkun Brothers; Waterbury.
  • Deeman’s Bar & Grill: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner Acoustic; Duo Naugatuck.
  • Holmberg Orchards: Sunday, Dan Stevens (11am); Gales Ferry.
  • The Brazen Hen: Saturday, Brandt Taylor; Niantic.
  • Hanafin’s Irish Pub: Friday, Dan Stevens; New London.
  • The Strange Brew Tavern: Friday, Easybaby; Norwich.
  • The Crabshell: Saturday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Stamford.
  • Captain’s Cove: Monday, Eight to the Bar; Bridgeport.
  • Maury’s Pub: Thursday, Brandt Taylor; Danielson.
  • The Stomping Ground: Friday, Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts; Putnam.
  • Lakeview Café: Sunday, Brandt Taylor(4 pm); Coventry. (860) 498-0500.
  • Theodores’: Friday, Diane Blue; Saturday, The Art Steele Blues Band; Tuesday, A Paw Lickin’ BBQ Fest; Thursday, Tommy Whalen & the Ragged Edge; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Saturday, Sugar Ray & the Bluetones; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Westerly Yacht Club: Sunday, Sue Menhart Band Memorial Day Pig Roast (Noon); Westerly
  • Club Meadows: Saturday, Easybaby; East Longmeadow, MA.
  • Stick’s Tavern: Wednesday, Brandt Taylor; Chepachet, RI
  • Helen’s Place: Friday, One eyed Johnny & the Gravediggers; Foster, RI.
  • Carmella’s: Friday, Brandt Taylor (7pm); Brookfield, MA

Weekly Blues Events

  • Anna Liffey’s:           Rocky Lawrence (Monday)
  • The Owl Shop:          Kevin St.James (Tuesday)
  • Nightingale’s Acoustic Café            Dan Steven’s “Pickin’ Parties” (Tuesday)
  • La Boca:                     EasyBaby Blues Party (First Monday)
  • Knickerbocker Café:            Let’s Dance Wednesdays w/ The Zingerz
  • Home:                         Rocky Lawrence (1st & 3rd Sunday)
  • Nightingale’s Acoustic Café             Dan Steven’s ” Guitar Workshop ” (Saturday)

Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/Gene Donaldson (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Blues Jam w/Tim McDonald (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 w/ The Morris Trent Band (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 Olds Cool (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 Roadhouse Jam w/ Ricky ‘King’ Russell (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.

One response to “Blues Schedule May 23

  1. Sparky

    I think that this Blues site is the greatest collection of great info and photos of local blues talent ever written and assembled. Dom Forcella should be given a Pulitzer for his work!

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