Blues Schedule August 24, 2018

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.

The listed shows run from Friday, August 24 until Thursday, August 30.


  • Infinity Music Hall: Saturday, The Weight Band; Norfolk.
  • FTC Warehouse: Friday, Keb’ MO’ Solo; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • The Jonathan Edwards Winery: Sunday, Tal Mahal; North Stonington.
  • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center: Saturday, Kate Gala w/D.A. Foster & the Shaboo All-Stars; Old Saybrook. (860)-510-0473
  • Birchwood Farms: Saturday, Birchwood Farms Music Fest 4 (6 pm); Windsor.
  • Toyota Oakdale Theatre: Thursday, The Dickey Betts Band / Dave Mason / Steve Cropper; Wallingford.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Mambo Sons; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Slider’s Bar & Grill: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (6 pm); Middletown.
  • Harbor Point: Saturday, SoundWaters HarborFest; Stamford.
  • Black Rock: Saturday, PorchFest; Black Rock.
  • The Painted Pony: Saturday, Wandering Roots; Bethlehem.
  • Mulligans: Friday, Murrary The Wheel; Torrington.
  • The Brass Horse Café: Sunday, The Sara Ashleigh Band (3 pm); Barkhamsted.
  • Cambridge Brew House: Friday, Coffee Grinders; Granby.  860-653-2738
  • Gelston House: Friday, Terri and Rob Duo; East Haddam.  (860) 873-1411
  • Note Kitchen & Bar: Friday, Shoo Fly Blues Trio; Saturday, The Red Hots; Bethel.  (203) 917-3411
  • Sunset Grille: Friday, Blue Steam Band; Norwalk.
  • Murphy’s: Friday, Jay Willie Blues Band; Newtown.
  • Tipping Chair Tavern: Wednesday, Music Trivia Showdown w/Darren Barsalou (6 pm); Wednesday, Jamies Junk Show (8 pm); Milldale.  (860) 426-9688
  • Smokin’ With Chris: Frisday, Restless Mountain; Southington. (860) 620-9133
  • Crystal Bees: Thursday, Jake Kulak & the LowDown; Southington.
  • Maple Tree Café: Friday, Tommy Whalen and Friends; Simsbury.
  • Terryville Lions Club Fair: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell’s Legends w/Allman/King/Vaughan; Terryville.
  • Brooklyn Fair: Sunday, Shaka’s Root Hog Stomp; Brooklyn.
  • Frosty Mug: Sunday, Terri and Rob Duo (4:30 pm); New Britain.
  • Hawthorne Inn: Saturday, The Langley Project; Berlin.
  • The Hungry Tiger: Tuesday, Gracie Day; Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Still Hill Brewery and Tap Room: Friday, Orb Mellon (5 pm); Rocky Hill, (860) 436-6368
  • Hog River Brewing: Tuesday, Orb Mellon Hog (6 pm); Hartford.
  • Spruce Street Market Night: Wednesday, Skylark City Band (4 pm); Manchester.
  • Café 9: Wednesday, Wayne Hancock & Nathaniel Hintz; New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, acoustic duo (5 pm); Wallingford.
  • Quench Café: Saturday, Jr Krauss and the Shakes; Waterbury.
  • The Rock Garden: Saturday, Terri and Rob Duo; Watertown
  • Mona Lisa Restaurant: Saturday, Blues Alley; Wolcott.
  • The Stomping Ground: Friday, TNG; Saturday, Shaka’s Root Hog Stomp; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Ric’s Café: Saturday, Six Pack of Blues (5 pm); Stafford.
  • Liberty Square: Tuesday, Jake Kulak & the LowDown; Norwalk.
  • The Acoustic Café: Saturday, Jen Durkin & The Business w/s/g Boogie Chilliun; Bridgeport. (203)-335-3655
  • Sherman’s Taphouse: Saturday, Howie & The Soul Potatoes Derby.  (203) 308-2179
  • The Hops Company: Thursday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (6:30 pm); Derby.
  • The Captain Daniel Packer Inn: Saturday, Dan Stevens; Mystic.
  • Old Mystic Village Gazebo: Sunday, Dan Stevens  (2 pm); Mystic;
  • Priam Vineyard: Friday, Dan Stevens (5 pm); Colchester.  860-267-8520
  • Theodores’: Saturday, The Mighty Soul Drivers; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Friday, Brad Bensko album release show; Thursday, Donna the Buffalo Rhythm & Roots Pre-Festival Party; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Daryl’s House: Sunday, Joanne Shaw Taylor /Simo; Wednesday, The Red Hots; Pawling, NY  (845) 289-0185
  • 350 Grille: Friday, The Sara Ashleigh Band; Springfield.
  • The Taste of Westfield: Saturday, Blue Devil Bluez; Westfield, MA
  • The Southwick Inn: Saturday, Coffee Grinders; Southwick.
  • Vincent’s: Friday, Eric Ducoff Band; Worcester.
  • The Munich Haus: Friday, Blue Devil Bluez; Chicopee, MA
  • Perks and Corks: Friday, Johnny & The East Coast Rockers; Westerly.  (401) 348-0504

Weekly Blues Events

  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Liviu Pop Invitational (Thursday)
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues w/ Dave Sadloski  (Tuesday)
  • Waters Edge Sunset Bar & Grill:    Monday Blues at the Edge hosted by Guitar George Baker
  • The Mattabesett Canoe Club:          The Cheryl Tracy Acoustic Brunch On The River (Sunday 11am-2pm)
  • Lenny’s: Brandt Taylor /Tony D / Jon Peckman / Jay Wiggin Band (Tuesday)
  • Avon Old Farms Hotel in the Seasons Restaurant: Dave Stoltz solo acoustic,
  • (Wednesday & 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 (Thursday)
  • Knickerbocker Café:            Let’s Dance Wednesdays w/ Johnny & the East Coast Rockers
  • Waverley:       Leo Boogie [solo] (Thursday)
  • La Luna:        Leo Boogie [solo] Friday & Saturday)
  • Tootzy Pasta Pizza:   Murray The Wheel solo show (Wednesday)
  • Waypointe Farmer’s Market:          NOLA Beatniks in residency (11-3)

Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/ Gene Donaldson (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam w/ (Wednesday)
  • 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)
  • The Canoe Club:       Open Mic (Wednesday)
  • Los Mariachis:           Open Mic w/ Mitch Leighton and the Front Row Band (Tuesday)
  • The Frosty Mug:       Cheryl Tracy Open Jam
  • Note Kitchen & Bar: 2JAM Acoustic Jam (Friday)
  • The Acoustic:             Open mic (Tuesday)
  • The Still Bar:             Blues and Beyond open mic (Sunday)
  • Vero Cucino:                         Cheryl Tracy open mic (Wednesday)
  • Blue Plate Tavern:    Mitch Leighton Front Row Band Jam (Sunday)
  • Waxy O’Connor’s:    Cheryl Tracy Open Jam (Tuesday)
  • The Old Well Tavern:           The Blues Jam (6-9) (Alternate Sunday)
  • The Black Sheep Tavern:     Open Blues Jam w/ Greg Sherrod (Thursday)
  • Lenny’s Indian Head Inn:    Invitational Open Mic Brandt Taylor and Friends (Tuesday)
  • The Buttonwood Tree:         Anything Goes Open Mic (Monday)
  • Daddy Jack’s: Acoustic blues hosted by Jim Koeppel (every other Thursday)
  • Open Space:               Open Mic Night (Wednesday)
  • Preston VFW:           Jam w/ guest host (Sunday)
  • Strange Brew:           Bill’s Garage Jam/ Bill Thibault (Monday)
  • Yantic Inn:                 Open Mic (Wednesday)
  • Spill the Beans Coffee House:          Acoustic Open Mic w/Johnny I (Thursday)
  • Infinity Music Hall Norfolk:            Open Mic w/Andy Attanasio (Wednesday)
  • Note Kitchen & Bar:             Open Mic Jam (Monday)
  • O’Briens Sports Pub and Rest: Open Mic with Piano hosted by Jonathan Chapman (Monday)
  • 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)
  • Stonehouse:    Blues Jam Featuring Ed Peabody (Sunday)
  • Four Seasons By the Lake:  Sunday Open Mic Jam
  • Fast Eddie’s Billiards Café:  Thursday Open Mic
  • The Parish Hall:        Acoustic Open Mic (Saturday)
  • Cady’s Tavern:          Rick Harrington Weekly Roadhouse Jam (Sunday, Chepachet RI)
  • Boundary Brewhouse:          Sunday Blues Jam (Pawtucket, RI)
  • The Andrea:  Beach Open Jam with Greg Sherrod (Sunday, Westerly, RI)
  • Theodores’:    Open Mic (Wednesday, 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)

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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