Blues Schedule June 20

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.

  • Hannon-Hatch VFW: Saturday, Connecticut Blues Society’s Blues Challenge Finals (2pm); West Hartford.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Black-eyed & Blues Fest; Saturday, Chris Ruest; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • The Cypress Resturant: Saturday Summer Solstice featuring The Redliners w/Tommy Whalen; Middletown. (860) 346-3367
  • Infinity Music Hall: Sunday, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; Norfolk.
  • Smokin’ With Chris: Thursday, Dan Stevens; Southington. (860) 620-9133
  • Bridge Street Live: Thursday, Reverend Horton Heat; Collinsvile. (860) 693-9762
  • Smokin’ Spokes: Friday, Chris Tofield; Canton.
  • J’s Crabshack: Saturday, Cynthia Fabian & Co. w/ Carl Ricci & the Boogie Boys; Hartford.
  • The Hungry Tiger: Sunday, Tommy Whalen & the Ragged Edge; Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Café 9: Friday, True Blues, Someday Rumble and Polluter; Saturday, Branchwater; New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • Goodwin College: Friday, The Cobalt Rhythm Kings (Clambake 6:30 pm); East Hartford.
  • The Park Central Tavern: Wednesday, The Swamp Shaka Duo w/Tony C.; Hamden.
  • C.J. Sparrows: Saturday, Brandt Taylor; Cheshire.
  • The Outer Space: Wednesday, Patrick Sweany, James Maple; Hamden.
  • Lenny’s: Friday, Sandy Connelly Band Trio; Branford.
  • Alfa Bar and Grill: Saturday, Paul Gabriel w/ Howie (Eldridge) & The Soul Potatoes; Milford.
  • Ric’s Café: Saturday, One eyed Johnny & the Gravediggers; Stafford.
  • 500 Degrees: Friday, Paul Gabriel Trio; Derby.
  • The Back Porch: Thursday, Jerry Langley Project; Old Saybrook  (860)-510-0282.
  • The Voodoo Grill: Friday, EasyBaby; Mystic.
  • New York Pizza: Friday, Brandt Taylor; Plainfield.
  • Maury’s Pub: Thursday, Brandt Taylor; Danielson.
  • The Ridgefield Playhouse: Friday, Beth Hart; Ridgefield. (203) 438-5795
  • The Hideaway: Friday, Eran Troy Danner; Ridgefield.
  • The Dew Drop Inn: Wednesday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; Derby.
  • The State Street Saloon & Smokehouse: Saturday, EasyBaby; New London.
  • Hanafin’s Irish Pub: Friday, Dan Stevens; New London.
  • The Stomping Ground: Friday, Uncle Flatty; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Warren Town Green: Saturday, Shaka & the SoulShakers (6pm); Warren.
  • Wheelers Restaurant & Taproom: Saturday, The Rich Badowski Blues Band; Woodbridge.
  • Ballard Park: Tuesday, Guy Davis & the Rockets (7pm) Ridgefield.
  • Maple Tree Café: Saturday, Soul Tsunami or Jeff Pitchell; Simsbury.
  • Theodores’: Saturday, The Worthy Craft Brew Showcase (Noon); Saturday, The Danny Draher Band; Tuesday, Nardy Boy; Thursday, Nardy Boy; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café:; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Canal District: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Paulie’s New Orleans Jazz & Blues Festival; Worcester, MA.
  • Cady’s Tavern: Saturday, Big Cat Blues; Chepachet, RI.
  • Stick’s Tavern: Wednesday, Brandt Taylor; Chepachet, RI
  • The Narrows Center for the Arts: Saturday, Duke Robillard; Fall River.
  • Indian Ranch Campground: Sunday, George Thorogood (2pm); Webster, MA.
  • Lucky Dog Music Hall: Saturday Gov’t Surplus; Worcester, MA.
  • Michael’s Cigar Bar: Saturday Blue Light Bandits Worcester, MA.
  • Central Tavern: Saturday, Auntie Trainwreck; Worcester, MA.
  • Park Grill and Spirits Bar: Friday, Bo & Ira Blues, Worcester, 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/ Johnny & the East Coast Rockers
  • Home:                         Rocky Lawrence (1st & 3rd Sunday)
  • The Griswold Inn:    The Eric Ducoff Band (Sunday)
  • Vincent’s Bar:                       Big Jon Short, solo acoustic country blues (Sunday)


Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/ w/Gina Gun & Ron Pinney (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/ George Baker (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)
  • 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 JackJohn (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 (Sunday, Chepachet RI)
  • Theodores’:    Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic (Thursday, Springfield, MA)
  • Greendale’s Pub:       Open mic (Tuesday, Worcester, MA)
  • Greendale’s Pub:       Jim’s Blues Jam (Sunday, Worcester, MA)
  • Park Grill and Spirits:          Two Left Blues Jam (Tuesday, Worcester, MA)
  • Greendale’s Pub:       Wackey Blues Jam (Wednesday, 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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