Blues Schedule April 21, 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.


  • 41 Bridge Street Live: Friday, Back to the Garden 1969; Thursday, Tommy Castro and Mike Zito: Six Strings Down; Collinsville.
  • Maple Tree Café: Friday, Hash Brown with Carl Ricci & 706 Union Ave Band; Simsbury.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Saturday, The Weight Band /music of The Band; Hartford.
  • FTC Stage One: Sunday, Coco Montoya; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • The Mohegan Sun (Wolf Den): Saturday, Blind Boys of Alabama; Uncasville. (888) 226-7711
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Saturday, The Healing Blues Band; Friday, Tom Guerra & the Mambo Sons; Thursday, Connecticut Blues Society Annual Band Challenge; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Wilson’s Pub: Saturday, Orb Mellon; Collinsville.
  • The Brass Horse Café: Sunday, Carl Ricci & 706 Union Ave (3-7 pm); Barkhamsted.
  • Pazzo’s: Thursday, Jeff Pitchell: Rocky Hill. (860) 721 8
  • The Blackstone Irish Pub: Saturday, Comstock Station; Milldale.
  • The Crown & Hammer Pub: Saturday, Richard Badowski; Collinsville. (860) 693-9199
  • The Diamond Pub & Grill: Friday, Jeff Pitchell; Glastonbury.
  • Cambridge Brew House: Friday, Rich Badowski Blues Band; Granby.  860-653-2738
  • Ceviche Latin Kitchen: Thursday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (6:30 pm); Middlebury.
  • Crabby Al’s Seafood: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, electric; Thomaston.
  • Doc’s Bar and Grille: Friday, Basically Blues Band; Westbrook.
  • Pattaconk1850 Bar & Grill: Friday, Shaka’s Root Hog Stomp; Chester.
  • The Bee and Thistle Inn: Sunday, Dan Stevens; Old Lyme.  (860) 434-1667
  • Toyo Hibachi: Saturday, Skylark City; Colchester.
  • Grand Central Sports Bar: Friday, BluesAlley; Wallingford.
  • Stonebridge Restaurant: Saturday, Creamery Station; Milford.
  • The Stafford Cidery: Saturday, The Coffee Grinder Duo; Stafford Springs.
  • A Common Ground: Saturday, The Red Hots; Danbury.
  • Alfa Bar and Grill: Saturday, Howie (Eldridge) & The Soul Potatoes w/Paul Gabriel; Milford.
  • The Hungry Tiger: Saturday, Richie & The Red Hot Blues; Tuesday, Dave Sadloski; Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Landmark Café: Friday, Skylark City; Manchester.
  • The Stomping Ground: Friday, Willie J Laws; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • The Ridgefield Playhouse: Tuesday, Buddy Guy; Ridgefield. (203) 438-5795
  • The Mohegan Sun (Tuscany): Friday, Paul Gabriel Duo w/ Lonnie Gasparini; Uncasville. (888) 226-7711
  • BAR: Wednesday, Honeysuckle w/ Balkun Brothers and Sam Moss; New Haven.
  • Public House: Thursday, Dan Stevens; Old Lyme.  860-390-6181
  • Theodores’: Friday, The Amplifiers- featuring the Kosher Kid; Saturday, The Matthew Stubbs Band; Tuesday, Arthur James solo; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Saturday, Shiny Lapel Trio and Vince Thompson and the Next Fun Thing; Sunday, Westerly Land Trust Foraged of the Earth Dinner; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill: Saturday, WCUW Blues Department Spring Fling; Worcester.
  • Daryl’s House: Saturday, Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones; Pawling, NY  (845) 289-0185
  • Belfont Hotel: Saturday, David Bazin & Blues Junction; Millbury, MA.
  • Greendale’s Pub: Saturday, Auntie Trainwreck: Rockin’ The Dale!; Worcester.
  • Tavern on Central: Saturday, A Ton of Blues; Ashburnham, MA.
  • Pepperell Barn Dance: Saturday, Shaka’s Root Hog Stomp; Pepperell, MA

Weekly Blues Events

  • Sullys Pub:     Salty Dog Band (Tuesday)
  • J’s Crabshack:           Liviu’s Invitational w/ (Thursday)
  • 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/Shiny Lapel Trio

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)
  • 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/ Wayne and Students  (Tuesday)
  • Open Space: Open Mic Night (Wednesday)
  • Gibson’s Rodeway Inn:        Blues Jam (Sunday)
  • Silver Backs Bar & Grill:     Open Mic w/ Eran Troy Danner (Tuesday)
  • The Fez:         Open Mic & Jam Night (Tuesday)
  • 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 (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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