Blues Schedule June 12, 2015

This Week’s Blues.

Strykers Café on the Berlin Turnpike is celebrating 20 years this weekend.  Friday is a roarin’ Happy Hour.  On Saturday, will be a band and BBQ.  Then end the weekend with the Front Row Band led Jam.

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 Band Challenge Finals; West Hartford.
  • College Street Music Hall: Wednesday, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band / Jonny Lang; New Haven.
  • Keagan’s Irish Pub: Friday, Basically Blues Band; Middletown.
  • The Mohegan Sun (Wolf Den): Saturday, The Official Blues Brothers Revue; Sunday, David Foster & The Mohegan Sun All-Stars; Uncasville. (888) 226-7711
  • Dawn’s Getaway Café: Sunday, Chris Tofield w/The Carptones (2 pm); Torrington. (860) 626-0045
  • The Southside Café: Friday, Chris Tofield; Saturday, Chris Tofield; Torrington.
  • Taste of Mystic: Saturday, Sue Menhart Band (5 pm); Saturday, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones (7:30 pm); Olde Mistick Village.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • The Hideaway: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Ridgefield.
  • Plainville Wings & Wheels: Saturday, East Coast Blues; Plainville
  • The Hydeway Café: Saturday, Comstock Station; Plantsville.
  • Bill’s Seafood: Sunday, Ramblin’ Dan Stevens; Westbrook.
  • The Canoe Club: Sunday, River City Slim & the Zydeco Hogs; Middletown.
  • The Hungry Tiger: Saturday, Redhead; Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Bernie’s RoadHouse: Saturday, EasyBaby; South Windsor.
  • Particle Accelerstor: Saturday, Brandt Taylor Band; Putnam.
  • Silver City Shakedown: Saturday, Balkun Brothers; Meriden.
  • Hirschbeck’s Sports Bar & Grille: Saturday, Howie & The Soul Potatoes; Shelton.
  • Patterson Club: Monday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Fairfield.
  • Sneekers Café: Saturday, Frankie and The Know It Alls; Groton.
  • The Painted Pony: Thursday, Eran Troy Danner, acoustic trio; Bethlehem.
  • Redding Roadhouse: Saturday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Redding. (203) 938-3388
  • Alfa Bar and Grill: Friday, Howie & The Soul Potatoes; Milford.
  • C.J. Sparrows: Friday, Brandt Taylor Band; Cheshire.
  • Theodores’: Friday, Cynthia Fabian & Co; Saturday, Professor Harp; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Friday, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Club Symply Fargone at Viva Bene: Friday, Popa Chubby; Worcester.
  • Greendale’s Pub: Friday, Auntie Trainwreck; Worcester.
  • Clock Tower Grill: Friday, 50 Shades of Blue; Brewster, NY.

Weekly Blues Events

  • Anna Liffey’s:           Rocky Lawrence (Monday)
  • The Owl Shop:          Kevin St.James (Tuesday)
  • Griswold Inn:                        Eric Ducoff Band (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 Cartells
  • Home:                         Rocky Lawrence (1st & 3rd Sunday)
  • Vincent’s:       Jon Bonner and Boogie Chillin (Tuesday)

Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/ Geoff Willard (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Blues Jam w/ Tommy Whalen (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/ The Basically Blues Band (Wednesday)
  • Café 9:            The Original Sunday Night Jam / (Sunday)
  • Stella Blues Jam:       The Cobalt  Rhythm Kings ( 1st Wednesday)
  • C J Sparrow Pub & Eatery:                        Ken Safety’s Open Mic Show (Thursday)
  • Open Space: Open Mic Night (Wednesday)
  • Gibson’s at the Clarion:        Blues Jam (Sunday)
  • Spill the Beans Coffee House           Acoustic Open Mic w/Johnny I (Thursday)
  • Infinity Music Hall:   Open Mic w/Andy Attanasio (Wednesday)
  • Knickerbocker Café:            Open Mike at the Knick w/ (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:       Tony Soul Hosts Blues Jam Alexandria Bianco (Sunday, Worcester, 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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