Blues Schedule August 5, 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.

  • Stafford Springs Blues Festival: Saturday, Headliner Albert Cummings; Stafford Springs.
  • Jillson Square: Friday, Shaboo All-Stars; Willimantic.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Jason Ricci and The Bad Kind; Saturday, Jake Kulak & the LowDown; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • New Britain Museum of American Art: Friday, The Coffee Grinders (5:30 – 8 pm); New Britain.
  • Wild Bills Nostalgia: Thursday- Sunday, Organic Smiles Fest; Middletown.
  • 5th Annual Middletown Music Festival: Friday-Sunday, Middlesex Community College; Middletown.
  • Main Street Market Place: Thursday, The Balkun Brothers; Torrington.
  • Effie’s Place: Thursday, Rich Badowski & Mike George Duo; West Hartford.
  • Basil’s Restaurant: Saturday,The Coffee Grinders; Stafford Springs.
  • Bill’s Seafood: Saturday, The Shiny Lapel Trio; Westbrook.
  • The Cypress Restuarant: Saturday, Shaka & The SoulShakers; Middletown. (860) 346-3367
  • Junipers Restaurant: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, acoustic trio; Middlebury.
  • The Hungry Tiger: Saturday, THE BIG w/ Geoff Willard & Company; Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • The Back Porch: Friday, Michael Cleary Band; Old Saybrook  (860)-510-0282.
  • Café 9: Sunday, The Sunday Buzz Matinee with Greg Sherrod Band (4 pm); New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • PNA Park: Sunday, 4th Annual Benefit Ride for Diabetes w/Blues Alley; Wallingford.
  • Center for Progressive Therapies: Friday, Ms Marci & The Lovesick Hounds; Manchester.
  • The Shamrock Pub & Grill: Sunday, The Boogie Boys Jam; Waterbury.
  • Laurel Lock Concert: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood; Oakdale.
  • The Fez: Sunday, Murray the Wheel; Stamford.
  • The Levitt Pavilion: Saturday, The Mighty Soul Drivers (7 pm); Westport.
  • The Stomping Ground: Saturday, Eric Ducoff Band; Wednesday, The Balkun Brothers; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Infinity Music Hall: Sunday, BBQ Buffet on the Bistro Patio 11:30 am-4 pm; Norfolk.
  • On The Waterfront: Friday, Sue Menhart; New London.
  • Olde Mistick Village: Saturday, Sue Menhart (2-4 pm); Mystic.
  • Peaches on the Waterfront: Saturday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Norwalk.
  • Gazebo on the Green: Wednesday, Kathy Thompson Band (7 pm); Old Saybrook.
  • Southbury Green Concerts: Thursday, Kathy Thompson Band (6 pm); Southbury.
  • Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival: Saturday, Taj Mahal; Springfield.
  • Theodores’: Friday, Johnny Rawls; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Friday, Eight to the Bar; Sunday, Marcia Ball; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Blues on the Beach: Wednesday, Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood/James Montgomery; Westerly.
  • Indian Ranch: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell (2 pm); Webster, MA.

Weekly Blues Events

The Owl Shop:          Kevin St.James (Tuesday)

  • Nightingale’s Acoustic Café:            Dan Steven’s “Pickin’ Parties” (Tuesday)
  • Home:                         Rocky Lawrence (1st & 3rd Sunday)
  • Crave:                        Rocky Lawrence (Thursdays)
  • Waverley:       Leo Boogie [solo] (Thursdays)
  • La Luna:        Leo Boogie [solo] Friday & Saturday)
  • Vincent’s:       Big Jon Short (Sunday)

Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam Monday, Tommy Whalen (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam w/ Peter Byron (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 (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)
  • 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)
  • 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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