Blues Schedule June 9, 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 Blues Challenge Finals (1 pm); West Hartford.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Ray Morant’s Soul Tsunami; Saturday, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Infinity Music Hall: Saturday, Tab Benoit; Sunday, Songs of Despair and Hope: A Grass-roots Unity Concert w/ Christine Ohlman; Hartford.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Friday, Tab Benoit; Thursday, Buckwheat Zydeco’s Band the legendary Ils Sont Partis; Norfolk.
  • The Hungry Tiger: Saturday, James Montgomery Blues Band; Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Tipping Chair Tavern: Saturday, Liviu Pop & Friends w/Fuzz & Matt Zeiner; Thursday, Matt Zeiner Trio; Milldale.  (860) 426-9688
  • 41 Bridge Street Live: Friday, Scott Sharrard & The Brickyard Band; Collinsville.
  • The Brass Horse Café: Friday, Big Mike & Chris Tofield; Saturday, Big Mike & Chris Tofield; Sunday, Big Mike & Chris Tofield; Barkhamsted.
  • Hygienic Art Park: New London Blues and Brews Fest; New London.
  • Still Hill Brewery: Friday, Orb Mellon (5:30pm); Rocky Hill.
  • Elks Club: Friday, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood; Rocky Hill.
  • Pazzo: Thursday, Jeff Pitchell acoustic; Rocky Hill.
  • Community Center: Saturday, Eight to the Bar; Glastonbury.
  • Portland Town Park: Saturday, Portland Music & Arts Fest (12 noon to 8 pm); Portland.
  • Bill’s Seafood: Wednesday, Shawn Taylor Duo; Thursday, The Modeans; Westbrook.
  • Black Hall Marina: Sunday, Jake Kulak & the LowDown (6:00 pm); Old Lyme.
  • Mark Twain House: Saturday, Dan Stevens 11:30 am; Hartford.
  • K & B Farmstead: Sunday, Dan Stevens; S. Glastonbury.
  • Nick’s Country Kitchen: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; Bethlehem.
  • Time Out Sports Bar: Friday, Blues Alley; Newtown.  (203) 270-1800
  • Charlie Bravo’s: Friday, Screamin Eagle Band; Putnam.
  • Black Dog: Friday, Brandt Taylor; Putnam.
  • Daddy Jack’s: Thursday, Brandt Taylor; New London.
  • Cafe 1650: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Waterbury.
  • Lost Acres Vineyards: Saturday, Wandering Roots Duo (7:00 pm); North Granby.
  • Veterans Memorial Park: Saturday, Creamery Station (Soupstock Music & Arts Festival VIII); Shelton.
  • The Fez: Friday, Maltbie Wood Band; Monday, Dynamojo;Stamford.
  • The Acoustic Café: Friday, WOLF! featuring Scott Metzger w/ Jamie Mclean Band; Bridgeport. (203)-335-3655
  • Old Lyme Inn: Wednesday, Dan Stevens; Old Lyme.
  • Watersedge: Sunday, Brandt ; Westbrook.
  • The Shamrock Pub & Grill: Saturday, Crosseyed Cats annual ZZ Top show; Waterbury.
  • The Windmill Tavern: Saturday, Howie (Eldridge) & The Soul Potatoes w/Paul Gabriel; Stratford.  (203) 378-6886
  • Redding Roadhouse: Saturday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Redding.
  • Alfa Bar and Grill: Thursday, Kathy Thompson Band; Milford.
  • The Outer Space: Wednesday, Brothers of Others; Hamden.
  • Café 9: Sunday, George Lesiw Band; New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • The Ballroom at The Outer Space: Friday, Popa Chubby w/ The Coffee Grinders; Hamden.
  • Beachcomber: Friday, Kathy Thompson Band; Milford.
  • Patterson Club: Monday, Otis and the Hurricanes (FTC Fundraiser); Fairfield.
  • Brick & Basil: Wednesday, Brandt Taylor -, Norwich, CT 6-8pm
  • Theodores’: Friday, Professor Harp; Saturday, Night Train; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Saturday, Scott Sharrard & The Brickyard Band; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Oxhead Tavern: Friday, Shaka’s Root Hog Stomp; Saturday, Shaka’s Root Hog Stomp; Sturbridge, MA.
  • Canal Restaurant & Bar: Saturday, Lisa Marie & Johnny Juxo; Worcester.
  • Michael’s Cigar Bar: Sunday, Blue Light Bandits; Worcester.
  • Mill Street Brews: ; Southbridge.  (508) 764-6900
  • Padavano’s Place: Saturday, Tony Soul Project; Worcester.
  • Whiskey on Water: Saturday, The Blue Light Bandits; Worcester.

Weekly Blues Events

  • The Miller’s:  Blue Monday w/The Amplifires (Monday)
  • Sullys Pub:     Salty Dog Band (Tuesday)
  • J’s Crabshack: Liviu’s Invitational w/Chris Tofield (Thursday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s: The Po Boys (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)
  • Luigis Restaurant:    Leo Boogie [solo] (Wednesday)
  • La Luna:        Leo Boogie [solo] (Friday & Saturday)
  • Knickerbocker Café:            Let’s Dance Wednesdays w/ The Cartells
  • Vincent’s: Boogie Chillin’ (Tuesday)

Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/ Tommy Whalen (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam w/ Ed Bradley (Wednesday)
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Open Mic Blues Jam Hosted by The Hammerdown All-Stars (Thursday)
  • Gibson’s Rodeway Inn:        Blues Jam (Sunday)
  • Strykers Café:           Sunday Night Jam w/ Front Row Band
  • RedZone Grille:         Saturday Night Jam w/ Front Row Band
  • Silver Backs Bar & Grill:     Open Mic w/Eran Troy Danner (Tuesday)
  • The Eclectic:              One Drink Minimum w/ Mike Bloomer (2nd & 4th Wednesday)
  • C J Sparrow Pub & Eatery:                        Ken Safety’s Open Mic Show (Thursday)
  • The Brookside Bar & Grill:             Open Jam (Thursday)
  • Knickerbocker Café:            Open Mike at the Knick w/ (Thursday)
  • The Outer Space:      Open Mic Night / Shawn Taylor (Monday)
  • Preston VFW:           Jam w/Tim Cuff of Special 20 (Sunday)
  • Pacific Standard Tavern:     , Open Jam hosted by Pete Greco and Soul du Jour (Wednesday)
  • 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 (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)
  • 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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