Blues Schedule August 19, 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.

  • Fuse Fest: Saturday, Ten bands w/ D Smith Blues Band, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood, and Chris Tofield; Torrington.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Saturday, Northeast Blues Guitar Summit; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Infinity Music Hall: Friday, The Matt Zeiner Band; Saturday, Satisfaction – The World’s #1 Rolling Stones Tribute Band; Norfolk.
  • The Hungry Tiger: Friday, Chris Tofield & The Blues Benders; Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • 41 Bridge St Live: Saturday, Capricorn: A Tribute to The Allman Brothers; Collinsville.
  • Hamburg Fair: Friday, Dan Stevens; Saturday, Dan Stevens; Saturday, Jake Kulak & the LowDown (4 pm); Sunday, Dan Stevens; Old Lyme.
  • Bee & Thistle Inn: Sunday, Dan Stevens; Old Lyme.
  • Keagan’s Irish Pub: Friday, Kosher Kid & The Incredible Amplifires; Middletown.
  • Gelston House: Monday, Basically Blues Band; Haddam. (860) 873.1411
  • The Tuscany Grill Friday, The Steve Polezonis Trio; Middletown.
  • The Griswold Inn: Thursday, The Eric Ducoff Band; Essex.
  • Double Tree Hotel: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, acoustic duo (6 pm);; Bristol.
  • Brookside: Friday, Jeff Pitchell, acoustic; Windsorville.
  • Sonny’s Place: Sunday, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood w/Special Guest Charles Neville; Somers.
  • Café 9: Thursday, The Cobalt Rhythm Kings; New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • Old Grove Park: Friday, Kathy Thompson Band; West Haven.
  • Nolan Field: Saturday, Kathy Thompson Band (2-3 pm); Ansonia.
  • Georgetown Saloon: Saturday, Bluephoria; Wednesday, Trisha Blue; Georgetown.
  • Peaches On the Waterfront: Friday, Mojomatics; Norwalk.
  • The Crabshell: Saturday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Stamford.
  • Mystic Jet Center: Friday, Sue Menhart (6-9 pm); Friday, Wooly Mammoth; Groton.
  • Pink Basil: Thursday, Menhart-Bergeron Acoustic Madness; Mystic.
  • Abracadabra: Saturday, Blues au Go Go; Willimantic.
  • Yantic River Inn: Saturday, Whiskey Rats Acoustic Gig; Norwich.
  • Toyo: Saturday, Ms Marci & The Lovesick Hounds; Colchester.
  • Farmers’ Market: Saturday, Brandt Taylor  (10 am); Stafford.
  • Lake Tavern: Saturday, Brandt Taylor; Dayville.
  • The Stomping Ground: Saturday, Professor Harp; Thursday, Peter Parcek; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Cassidy Hill Vineyard: Friday, Skylark City; Coventry.
  • The Spaceland Ballroom: Friday, Bill Kirchen, Palomino Brothers; Hamden.
  • Harbour House: Friday, Mystic Horns; Mystic.
  • The Ridgefield Playhouse: Friday, Johnny Winter All Star Band; Wednesday, Kenny Wayne Shepherd /Petey Hop & the Jackrabbits; Ridgefield. (203) 438-5795
  • Theodores’: Friday, Crosseyed Cat; Saturday, Willie J. Laws Band; Thursday, Tommy Whalen & The Ragged Edge; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • Rocky’s: Saturday, Babe Pino Band (7 pm); 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)
  • Knickerbocker Café:            Let’s Dance Wednesdays w/Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue

Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/ Gunn & Ron Pinney (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam w/ Tommy Whalen (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)
  • Slanted Shanty:                     Open Mic and Blues Jam Hosted by Sal Iacobucci (Thursday)
  • Georgetown Saloon:             Blue Monday Jam
  • The Eclectic:              One Drink Minimum w/ Mike Bloomer (2nd & 4th 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: JMK (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)
  • 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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