Blues Schedule December 1, 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.


  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Comstock Station; Saturday, Northeast Blues Harmonica Showcase; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • The Pine Loft Café: Sunday, CTBS Blues Jam w/ The CTBS All Stars (Phil Caron, Joey Primo and River City Slim); Berlin.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Saturday, Gary Hoey and his Ho-Ho Hoey Christmas Show; Thursday, Grace Kelly; Norfolk.
  • Smokin’ With Chris: Thursday, Chris D’Amato; Southington. (860) 620-9133
  • Witchdoctor Brewing: Saturday, Orb Mellon (6:30pm); Southington.
  • Kinsmen Brewing Co.: Saturday, Dan Stevens; Milldale.  (860) 578-4778
  • The Brass Horse Café: Sunday, Johnny Larsen band with Carolyn Rae  (3 pm); Barkhamsted.
  • FTC Warehouse: Friday, Hot Tuna Acoustic; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • The Mohegan Sun (Wolf Den): Friday, Gary Hoey presents his Ho-Ho Hoey Christmas Show; Uncasville. (888) 226-7711
  • The Painted Pony: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Bethlehem.
  • Old Lyme Public Library: Friday, Dan Stevens; Old Lyme,  (860) 434-1684
  • The Hungry Tiger: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood / IBM Band; Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • The Crown & Hammer Pub: Thursday, Dan Stevens; Collinsville. (860) 693-9199
  • Maple Tree Café: Friday, Michael Cleary Band; Simsbury.
  • Yarde House Tavern: Friday, Jeff Pitchell; Enfield.  (860) 254 5778
  • Filomena’s: Saturday, Skylark City; Manchester.
  • The Outer Space Ballroom: Saturday, Annual Holiday Benefit for The Children’s Center of Hamden; Hamden.
  • Country Tavern Café: Saturday, Sandy Connolly w/Washboard Slim & the Blue Lights; Guilford.
  • The Shamrock Pub & Grill: Saturday, Crosseyed Cats’ 5th annual Toys for Tots; Waterbury.
  • The Stomping Ground: Tuesday, The Cannibal Ramblers; Thursday, Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Factory Underground: Friday, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez; Norwalk.
  • The Fez: Saturday, Light Warriors; Sunday, Orb Mellon; Stamford.
  • The Acoustic Café: Friday, The Peach Project w/SRH – A Tribute to Stevie Ray & Hendrix; Bridgeport. (203)-335-3655
  • Harbour House: Saturday, Chris Leigh (5 pm); Mystic.
  • First Baptist Church: Saturday, Dan Stevens /MusicNow Showcase (4 pm); Essex.  (860) 227-4316
  • Willimantic Elks Lodge: Friday, Skylark City Willimantic,
  • Willimantic Town Hall: Saturday, Big Jump w/Patty Tuite; Willimantic.
  • Olde Mistick Village: Saturday, Holiday Carnival w/Sue Menhart (11 am – 1 pm); Mystic.
  • Theodores’: Friday, The Mojomatics; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Friday, 2nd Annual Swing into the Holidays Fundraiser featuring Johnny and the East Coast Rockers; Saturday, The Love Dogs; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Canal Restaurant & Bar: Friday, Lisa Marie & John Juxo; Worcester.
  • Simple Man Saloon: Saturday, Auntie Trainwreck’s Winter Warmer; Clinton.

Weekly Blues Events

  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Liviu’s Invitational w/ Ray Morant & Ed Corvo (Thursday)
  • Millers Lounge:         Blue Monday w/The Incredible Amplifires
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues w/ Dave Sadloski  (Alternate Tuesday)
  • The Mattabesett Canoe Club:          The Cheryl Tracy Acoustic Brunch On The River (Sunday 11am-2pm)
  • Cambridge House Brew Pub: Open Mic w/Dave Costa (Thursday)
  • 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 Keepers
  • Lakeview Café:         Patty Tuite (fourth Friday)
  • Vincent’s:       Boogie Chillin’ (Tuesday

Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/ Mark Paradis (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam w / (Wednesday)
  • The Old Well Tavern:           The Blues Jam (6-9) (Alternate Sunday)
  • Café 9:                        Jam w/ George Lesiw Band (Sunday)
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Open Mic Blues Jam Hosted by The Hammerdown All-Stars (Thursday)
  • C J Sparrow Pub & Eatery:                        Ken Safety’s Open Mic Show (Thursday)
  • Open Space:   Open Mic Night (Wednesday)
  • Yantic Inn:                 Open Mic (Wednesday)
  • Spill the Beans Coffee House:          Acoustic Open Mic w/Johnny I (Thursday)
  • Infinity Music Hall:   Open Mic (Wednesday)
  • 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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