Blues Schedule August 12, 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 Oakdale Chevrolet Theater: Friday, Bonnie Raitt: Dig In Deep Tour; Wallingford.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Saturday, Tab Benoit Infinity; Sunday, Anders Osborne w/ special guest Oliver John-Rodgers  Infinity; Thursday, Gary Hoey w/ The Balkun Brothers; Hartford.
  • North Stonington Fairgrounds: Friday, Mystic Blues Festival; Saturday, Mystic Blues Festival; Sunday, Mystic Blues Festival; North Stonington.
  • Complete listing of Mystic Blues Festival follows Weekly Jams
  • Infinity Music Hall: Friday, Junior Brown; Norfolk.
  • FTC Stage One: Sunday, Johnny A & Davy Knowles; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • FTC Warehouse: Sunday, Tab Benoit; Thursday, Anders Osborne w/ special guest Oliver John-Rodgers; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • Maple Tree Café: Friday, Piper-Hopkins Band; Simsbury.
  • The Crown & Hammer Pub: Thursday, Travis and Chris Tofield unplugged; Collinsville. (860) 693-9199
  • Wilson’s Pub: Saturday, Orb Mellon Trio; Collinsville.
  • Crabby Al’s Seafood: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Thomaston.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Saturday, The Mighty Soul Drivers; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Tipping Chair Tavern: Friday, Eran Troy Danner; Wednesday, Eran Troy Danner, Milldale.  (860) 426-9688
  • Black Hall Marina: Sunday, Jake Kulak w/Dan Stevens; Old Lyme.
  • Bill’s Seafood: Saturday, The Modeans; Westbrook.
  • Gelston House: Monday, Basically Blues Band; Haddam. (860) 873.1411
  • Keagan’s Irish Pub: ; Middletown.
  • The Old Lyme Inn: Wednesday, Jake Kulak with Dan Stevens; Old Lyme.
  • Meriden Elks Lodge #35: Saturday, Jig-n-Pig BBQ Music Festival; Meriden.
  • The Slainte Pub & Eatery: Friday, Kathy Thompson Band  Slainte’s; Naugatuck. (203) 723-1138
  • The Stomping Ground: Thursday, Erin Harpe’s Country Blues Trio; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Third Thursday Fest: Thursday, Orb Mellon; Willimantic.
  • Redding Roadhouse: Saturday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Redding. (203) 938-3388
  • The Fez: Thursday, Ramblin’ Dan Stevens; Stamford.
  • Harbour House: Saturday, The Kevin Crandall Band; Mystic.
  • The Mohegan Sun (Tuscany): Saturday, Paul Gabriel and Lonnie Gasperin; Uncasville. (888) 226-7711
  • Harp & Hound: Monday, Brandt Taylor; Mystic.
  • The Steak Loft: Friday, Sue Menhart; Mystic. (860)-536-2661
  • Café 9: Saturday, Kevin Saint James & The Crown Street Orchestra; Sunday, The Sunday Buzz” Matinee w/ The Shari Puorto Band; New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • The Pit Stop: Saturday, Howie & The Soul Potatoes; Milford.
  • The Mohegan Sun: Friday, Party on the Rooftop w/Satisfaction; Uncasville. (888) 226-7711
  • Butterball’s Greenleaf Café: Friday, Skylark City; Hebron.
  • Old State House: Friday, Balkun Brothers; Hartford.
  • Rebirth Arts Festival:  Saturday, Balkun Brothers; Easton.
  • Cafe at Middlebury Consignment: Saturday, Blues Alley; Middlebury.
  • Lebanon Country Fair: Sunday, Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood; Lebanon.
  • Joey C’s Boathouse: Sunday Otis and the Hurricanes (4 – 8 pm); Stratford.
  • Abracadabra: Sunday, Kosher Kid & The Incredible Amplifires (5-8 pm); Willimantic.
  • Waveny Park: Wednesday, Otis and the Hurricanes  ; New Canaan.
  • Summer Concert Series: Wednesday, Shaka & The SoulShakers (Noon); New Haven Town Green.
  • Theodores’: Friday, Diane Blue featuring Chris Vetarello; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Saturday, The Duke Robillard Band; Sunday, Mystic Blues Festival After Party; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Oxhead Tavern: Friday, Shaka & The SoulShakers; Sturbridge.
  • Greendale’s Pub: Friday, Auntie Trainwreck; Worcester.

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, Geoff Willard (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam w/ Gene Donaldson (Wednesday)
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Open Mic Blues Jam Hosted by The Hammerdown All-Stars (Thursday)
  • Cypress Grill:            Open Mic/Jam Night w/ Marty Basically Blues 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)

Mystic Blues Festival Lineup, August 12-14, 2016

Friday, August 12

  • 5:30pm- ­ 6:30pm Roomful of Blues
  • 7:00pm- 8:00pm Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez
  • 8:30pm- ­10:00pm The Fabulous Thunderbirds

Saturday, August 13

  • 11:30am ­-12:30pm Tosh Sheridan
  • 1:00pm- ­ 2:00pm Willie J. Laws Band
  • 2:30pm- ­ 3:30pm Bad News Barnes and the Brethren of Blues
  • 4:00pm- ­ 5:00pm Neal and the Vipers
  • 5:30pm- ­ 6:30pm Greg Piccolo and Heavy Juice
  • 7:00pm- ­ 8:00pm Blackburn
  • 8:30pm- ­10:00pm Dr. John and the Nite Trippers

Sunday, August 14

  • 11:30am- ­ 12:30pm Krystal Livingston
  • 1:00pm- ­ 2:00pm Jay Stollman with special guest Debbie Davies
  • 2:30pm- ­ 3:30pm Paul Gabriel
  • 4:00pm- ­ 5:00pm Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters
  • 5:30pm- ­ 7:00pm DUMPSTAPHUNK  Featuring Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Tony Hall, Nick Daniels III & Alvin Ford, Jr.

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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