Blues Schedule July 8, 2016

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.

  • The Outer Space Ballroom: Friday, B Willie Smith / Cobalt Rhythm Kings; Hamden.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Thursday, The Daughters of Rhythm & Blues; Hartford.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Saturday, Los Lonely Boys; Norfolk.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Saturday, Bad News Barnes; Hartford.
  • Tipping Chair: Wednesday, Jeff Pitchell Acoustic Show; Friday, Eran Troy Danner Acoustic Duo (early show); Milldale.  (860) 426-9688
  • The Mohegan Sun (Wolf Den): Friday, Los Lonely Boys; Uncasville. (888) 226-7711
  • Powder Ridge Summer Concert Series: Saturday, Basically Blues Band; Middlefield.
  • Sailfest: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell w/ The Legends Live On!; New London.
  • The Westbrook Elks Club: Sunday, Basically Blues Band (1 to 5 pm); Westbrook.
  • The Back Porch: Sunday, Kathy Thompson Band; Thursday, Jim Shepley; Old Saybrook.  (860)-510-0282
  • The Canoe Club: Friday, Michael Cleary Band; Middletown.
  • Bill’s Seafood: Saturday, The Modeans; Westbrook.
  • The Corner: Friday, Eran Troy Danner Acoustic Duo; Litchfield.
  • The Bristol Swedish Social Club: Saturday, Comstock Station (2 pm Pig Roast); Bristol.
  • The Brass Horse Café: Sunday, D Smith Blues Band (3 pm); Barkhamsted.
  • Gibson’s Bar and Grill: Saturday, Rich Badowski Blues Band; Windsor.
  • Ric’s Café: Saturday, Magic Mike Bloomer and Blues Au Go Go; Stafford.
  • The Stafford Palace Theater: Saturday, NRBQ & The Whole Wheat Horns; Stafford Springs.
  • The Stomping Ground: Friday, Cannibal Ramblers; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • The Acoustic Café: Sunday, The Marcus King Band; Thursday, Joe Krown Trio w/Walter Wolfman Washington & Russell Batiste Jr.; Bridgeport. (203)-335-3655
  • The Fez: Sunday, The Compact; Stamford.
  • The Hideaway: Saturday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Ridgefield.
  • The Ridgefield Playhouse: Wednesday, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; Ridgefield. (203) 438-5795
  • Daddy Jack’s: Friday, Sue Menhart Special Guest w/The Franklin Brothers; New London.
  • The Rock Garden: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Thursday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; Watertown.
  • Pacific Standard Tavern: Thursday, Creamery Station; New Haven.
  • Pies and Pints of Middlebury: Wednesday, Eran Troy Danner, acoustic duo; Middlebury.
  • Donahue’s Beach Bar and Grill: Sunday, Johnny and the East Coast Rockers (4:30-9 pm); Madison.
  • BRYAC: Wednesday, Balkun Brothers; Bridgeport.
  • Tony’s Huntington Inn: Sunday, Howie & The Soul Potatoes (4 pm); Bridgeport.
  • Elks Club: Sunday, F & Blues Band; Groton.
  • Theodores’: Friday, EasyBaby; Saturday, Shaka & The SoulShakers; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • CERES Bistro Beechwood Hotel: Wednesday, Mitch Chakour & Friends; Worcester.
  • Nick’s Bar and Restaurant: Saturday, Lisa Marie & Juke Joint 5; Worcester.

Weekly Blues Events

  • Nightingale’s Acoustic Café:            Dan Steven’s “Pickin’ Parties” (Tuesday)
  • Home:                         Rocky Lawrence (1st & 3rd Sunday)
  • Crave:                        Rocky Lawrence (Thursdays)
  • Griswold Inn:                        Eric Ducoff Band (Sunday)
  • Waverley:       Leo Boogie [solo] (Thursdays)
  • La Luna:        Leo Boogie [solo] Friday & Saturday)
  • Vincent’s:       Big Jon Short (Sunday)
  • Knickerbocker Café:            Let’s Dance Wednesdays w/

Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam Tommy Whalen (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam Gene Donaldson (Wednesday)
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Open Mic Blues Jam Hosted by The Hammerdown All-Stars (Thursday)
  • Cypress Grill:            Open Mic/Jam Night w/4th Wednesday Band (Wednesday)
  • The Blue Plate Tavern:        Mitch’s Thirsty Thursday Open Jam (Thursday)
  • The Eclectic:              One Drink Minimum w/ Mike Bloomer (2nd & 4th Wednesday)
  • Canoe Club:              Jo Bluz Jam Session First (Fridays)
  • Stella Blues Jam:       The Cobalt Rhythm Kings ( 1st Wednesday)
  • Jerzie Joe’s:    “JoBluz Under the Starz ” Open Jam (Thursday)
  • Slanted Shanty:         Blues Open Jam hosted by Sal Iacobucci (Thursday)
  • C J Sparrow Pub & Eatery:                        Ken Safety’s Open Mic Show (Thursday)
  • Knickerbocker Café:            Open Mike at the Knick w/ Host Band Granite City Rock Band (Thursday)
  • Open Space: Open Mic Night (Wednesday)
  • Gibson’s Rodeway Inn:        Blues Jam (Sunday)
  • Preston VFW:           Jam w/Tim Cuff of Special 20 (Sunday)
  • Strange Brew:           Bill’s Garage Jam/ Bill Thibault (Monday)
  • Yantic Inn:                 Open Mic (Wednesday)
  • Winchester Café:      Open Jam w/Steve Hatch (Wednesday)
  • Butterballs:    Open Jam w/Steve Hatch (Thursday)
  • 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)
  • Infinity Music Hall:   Open Mic w/Andy Attanasio (Wednesday)
  • The Black Duck:       Open Jam Hosted by Wendy May (Thursdays)
  • Guilford Country Tavern:   Sandy Connolly’s Open Mic Night last Wednesday of month
  • The Stomping Ground:        Open Mic (Sunday)
  • The Acoustic:             “Stormy Monday Open Blues Jam”
  • 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)
  • White Eagle:              Blues jam hosted by George Dellomo, 3-6 pm (Sunday)
  • 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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