Blues Schedule September 8, 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.


  • Maple Tree Café: Saturday, Connecticut Blues Society presents The Coffee Grinders with Rocky Lawrence; Simsbury.
  • Strykers Café: Saturday, Kosher Kid & The Incredible Amplifires; Wednesday, Chris Ruest duo; Berlin.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Kosher Kid & The Incredible Amplifires; Saturday, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez; Sunday, Rockin’ Johnny Burgin; Hartford.  (860) 278-7427
  • The Brass Horse Café: Sunday, The Johnny Larsen Band w Carolyn Rae; Barkhamsted.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Saturday, Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser; Norfolk.
  • FTC Stage One: Tuesday, Los Lobos; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • FTC Warehouse: Sunday, Jimmie Vaughan; Fairfield.  (203) 319-1404
  • Smokin’ With Chris: Friday, The Coffee Grinders; Southington.  (860) 620-9133
  • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center: Thursday, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band; Old Saybrook.  (860) 510-0473
  • Bill’s Seafood: Thursday, The Modeans; Westbrook.
  • Doc’s Bar and Grille: Friday, Basically Blues Band   Docs Bar and Grill; Westbrook.
  • Still Hill Brewery: Friday, Orb Mellon (5:30 pm); Rocky Hill.
  • Chamard Vineyards: Friday, Shawn Taylor (5:30 pm); Clinton.
  • New Milford VFW Clambake: Saturday, Regulators (2-6 pm) New Milford.
  • Rooftop 120: Thursday, Jeff Pitchell; Glastonbury.
  • Public House: Thursday, Dan Stevens; Old Lyme
  • Infinity Music Hall: Thursday, Donna The Buffalo; Hartford.
  • Old State House: Friday, Balkun Brothers; Hartford.
  • The Stomping Ground: Friday, The Willie J Laws Band; Saturday, The Sidewinders; Wednesday, Rockin’ Johnny Burgin; Putnam.  (860) 928-7900
  • Trumbull Arts Fest: Sunday, The Red Hots (1 pm); Trumbull.
  • Pacific Standard Tavern: Friday, Creamery Station; New Haven.
  • Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (5pm); Wallingford.
  • The Mohegan Sun (Tuscany): Friday, Paul Gabriel and Lonnie Gasparini (duo); Uncasville  (888) 226-7711
  • Daddy Jack’s: Sunday, EasyBaby; New London.
  • Mystic Eats: Saturday, Chris Leigh Band (6 pm); Mystic.
  • Seaside Tavern: Saturday, Orb Mellon; Stamford.
  • Norwalk Oyster Fest: Saturday, SwampShaka Duo; Norwalk.
  • The Spaceland Ballroom: Friday, Rock Lottery Performance; Saturday, Rock Lottery Performance; Saturday, Bands, Beer, BBQ & Flea Market; Hamden.
  • Theodores’: Friday, Cheryl Arena; Thursday, Chris Ruest; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • Tower Square Park: Thursday, Kosher Kid & The Incredible Amplifires (5 pm)/Thunderbirds; Springfield.
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Friday, Neal Vitullo and the Vipers; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Daryl’s House: Saturday, Jimmie Vaughan & The Tilt-A-Whirl Band Featuring Lou Ann Barton; Sunday, Mutlu plus Lipbone Redding; Wednesday, New Orleans Suspects; Pawling, NY  (845) 289-0185
  • The Still: Saturday, Prof Harp; Agawam, MA.  (413) 304-2795
  • Narragansett Café: Sunday, Prof Harp; Jamestown, RI  (401) 423-2150
  • Cady’s Tavern: Saturday, Chris Ruest (2 pm); Chepachet, RI.
  • Canal Restaurant & Bar: Friday, Lisa Marie & Johnny Juxo; Worcester.
  • Marine Corps League: Saturday, Joanna Connor Band; Worcester.
  • The Cove Music Hall: Saturday, Let it Bleed-Rolling Stones Tribute; Worcester.
  • Liz’s Diamond Grill: Friday, Auntie Trainwreck; Hopedale, MA.

Weekly Blues Events

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues w/ Dave Sadloski  (Alternate Tuesday)
  • The Mattabesett Canoe Club:          The Cheryl Tracy Acoustic Brunch On The River w/ Travis Winkley (Sunday 11am-2pm)
  • 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/ The Cartells


Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/ Tommy Whalen (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam w/ Gene Donaldson (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/ (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 (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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