Blues Schedule October 21, 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 Pine Loft Café: Sunday, Connecticit Blues Society Solo/Duo Challenge; Berlin.
  • ECSU Concert Hall: Saturday, David Foster & the Mohegan Sun All-Stars; Willimantic.  860-465-4979.
  • 41 Bridge Street Live: Saturday, Lipbone Redding with Lara Herscovitch; Collinsville.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Friday, Delbert McClinton; Norfolk.
  • FTC Warehouse: Friday, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • The Mohegan Sun (Wolf Den): Thursday, The Official Blues Brothers Revue; Uncasville. (888) 226-7711
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Chris Smith Band w/Over Easy Band; Thursday, “The Po’ Boys”; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Legends Sports Bar: Sunday, Hash Brown w/Ben Boylan; Bristol.  860-584-8928
  • Maple Tree Café: Friday, Carl Ricci & The 706 Union Ave w/ Hash Brown; Simsbury.
  • Main St. Pub: Saturday, Carl Ricci & The 706 Union Ave w/ Hash Brown; Manchester.(860) 647-1551
  • The Blue Plate Tavern: Saturday, Orb Mellon; Plainville. (860) 747-4860
  • Tipping Chair Tavern: Friday, Matt Zeiner Trio; Milldale.  (860) 426-9688
  • The Brass Horse Café: Sunday, Carl Ricci & The 706 Union Ave w/ Hash Brown (3-7 pm); Barkhamsted.
  • Winding Trails: Saturday, Farmington Valley Acoustic Festival; Farmington.
  • Bill’s Seafood: Sunday, Dan Stevens; Thursday, Deep Blue Remedy; Westbrook.
  • Toyo: Saturday, Basically Blues Band; Colchester.
  • Sonnys Place: Friday, Jeff Pitchell w/Grammy Award Winner Charles Neville; Somers.
  • The Hungry Tiger: Saturday, Blues Alley (6 pm); Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Johnny B’S Bar & Grill: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Wolcott.
  • The Outer Space/The Ballroom: Wednesday, Noah Lehrman; Hamden.
  • The Victorian Inn: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Naugatuck.
  • Foxwoods Atrium Lounge: Thursday, F& Blues Band; Mashantucket.
  • The Eleven Bar & Grille: Friday, Creamery Station; Naugatuck.
  • Ric’s Café: Saturday, Magic Mike Bloomer; Stafford.
  • The Stomping Ground: Saturday, Professor Harp; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Harbour House: Saturday, The Sidewindwers; Mystic.
  • Sneekers Café: Friday, F& Blues Band; Groton.
  • Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa: Friday, The Steve Polezonis Trio; Saturday, The Steve Polezonis Trio (5:30 pm); Groton.
  • Tavern 489: Friday, Dan Stevens; Stamford.
  • Stonebridge Restaurant: Friday, Kathy Thompson Band; Milford.  203-874-7947
  • Turnpike Café: Friday Menhart-Bergeron Acoustic Madness, (6-9 pm); Montville.
  • 323 Restaurant & Bar: Saturday, Creamery Station; Westport
  • Theodores’: Friday, Cold Shot; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Saturday, Doyle Bramhall ll; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Rocky’s: Saturday, Babe Pino Band; Worcester.
  • State Line Station: Saturday, Krauss & the Shakes w/Joe Ethier; Southwick.

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/ The Cartells

Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam/ Gina Gunn & Ron Pinney (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam/ Tim McDonald (Wednesday)
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Open Mic Blues Jam Hosted by The Hammerdown All-Stars (Thursday)
  • Cypress Grill:            Open Mic/Jam Night (Wednesday)
  • The Brookside Bar & Grill: Steve Hatch Jam (Thursday)
  • The Blue Plate Tavern:        Mitch’s Thirsty Thursday Open Jam (Thursday)
  • 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 (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)
  • 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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