Blues Schedule March 24, 2017

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.


  • Hannon-Hatch VFW: Saturday, Connecticut Blues Society Annual Blues Blizzard; West Hartford.
  • The West Main Pizza/Lounge: Saturday, The Steve Polezonis Trio; Plainville.
  • Tipping Chair Tavern: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, happy hour duo 5-8 pm; Friday, Jeff Pevar & Friends w/Dave Livolsi|Jon Peckman|Matt Zeiner; Milldale.  (860) 426-9688
  • Pazzo’s: Thursday, Jeff Pitchell: Rocky Hill.
  • The Diamond Pub & Grill: Friday, Jeff Pitchell; Glastonbury.
  • Chicago Sams: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell; Cromwell.
  • Bill’s Seafood: Thursday, Shawn Taylor Duo; Westbrook.
  • 41 Bridge Street Live: Saturday, Capricorn: Tribute to The Allman Brothers; Collinsville.
  • La Boca Mexican Restaurant & Cantina: Friday, Comstock Station; Middletown.
  • Maple Tree Café: Friday, Carl Ricci & 760 Union Ave Band; Simsbury.
  • The Brass Horse Café: Sunday, Johnny Larsen band with Carolyn Rae; Barkhamsted.
  • Infinity Music Hall: ; Hartford.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Saturday, Jeff Pevar & Friends w/Dave Livolsi|Jon Peckman|Matt Zeiner; Norfolk.
  • Cambridge Brew House: Friday, Rich Badowski Blues Band; Granby.  860-653-2738
  • Nick’s Country Kitchen & Bar: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, solo; Bethlehem, 203-266-7317
  • The Hungry Tiger: Saturday, Blues Alley (6 pm); Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • The Stomping Ground: Saturday, Eric Ducoff Band; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • The Fez: Friday, Murray the Wheel; Stamford.
  • Judy’s Bar & Kitchen: Saturday, OtisAndTheHurricanes; Stamford.
  • The Eleven: Friday, Creamery Station; Naugatuck.
  • The Windmill: Friday, Howie (Eldridge) & The Soul Potatoes w/Paul Gabriel; Stratford.
  • The Outer Space Ballroom: Friday, Funky Dawgz Brass Band & Swift Technique w/ Band of Druthers; Saturday, Paper Bird w/Shawn Taylor & Wandering Roots; Hamden.
  • Café 9: Sunday, Book Signing with Chip McCabe (4 pm); New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • The Shamrock Pub & Grill: Saturday, Mike Shamrocks Birthday Bash With The Zoo;Waterbury.
  • Cafe 1650: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Waterbury.
  • Theodores’: Friday, Chris McDermott; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Saturday, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Daryl’s House: Sunday, Gospel Brunch: Alexis P Suter & The Ministers of Sound; Pawling, NY  (845) 289-0185
  • The Still: Saturday, Professor Harp; Agawam, MA  413-304-2795
  • Vincent’s: Tuesday, Boogie Chillin’; Worcester.
  • Dunny’s Tavern: Thursday, Peter HIFI Ward & electric blues  East Brookfield, MA
  • Beatnik’s: Saturday, Back in Blues ; Worcester.

Weekly Blues Events

  • Sullys Pub:     Salty Dog Band (Tuesday)
  • The Owl Shop:          Planet Red (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)
  • Knickerbocker Café:            Let’s Dance Wednesdays w/ Dan Lord & the Big Shots

Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/ Gene Donaldson (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam w/ Tim McDonald (Wednesday)
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Open Mic Blues Jam Hosted by The Hammerdown All-Stars (Thursday)
  • Café 9:            Sunday, George Lesiw Band featuring Mark Zaretsky
  • The Eclectic:              One Drink Minimum w/ Mike Bloomer (2nd & 4th Wednesday)
  • C J Sparrow Pub & Eatery:                        Ken Safety’s Open Mic Show (Thursday)
  • Knickerbocker Café:            Open Mike at the Knick w/ (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)
  • 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:       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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