Blues Schedule August 31, 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 31 until Thursday, September 6.

  • The Levitt Pavilion: Saturday & Sunday, Blues Views & BBQ; Westport.
  • Ives Concert Park: Saturday, Forever Grateful Music Fest (1-10:30 pm); Danbury.
  • Infinity Music Hall Bistro: Monday, Labor Day All American BBQ Buffet w/Ramblin’ Dan Stevens; Norfolk.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Saturday, Rockin Johnny Burgin; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Tony’s Huntington Inn: Sunday, Howie & The Soul Potatoes (4 pm) Bridgeport. (203) 374-5541
  • Bill’s Seafood: Saturday, The Shiny Lapel Trio; Sunday, Four Barrel Billy (3:30 pm); Monday, Johnny & The East Coast Rockers (2 pm); Westbrook.
  • Goshen Fair: Sunday, James Montgomery; Goshen.
  • The Haddam Neck Fair: Saturday, Someone You Can Xray (6 pm); East Hampton.
  • Klekolo World Coffee: Tuesday, Xray Trio; Middletown.
  • Mulligans: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Torrington.
  • Peaches On the Waterfront: Friday, Bar Car Band; Saturday, Red Ball Express Norwalk.
  • Crabshell: Friday, Big Chief & The Midnight Groove; Stamford.
  • Ishota Yacht Club: Friday, NOLA Beatniks; Norwalk.
  • Note Kitchen & Bar: Friday, Last Train; Bethel.
  • Rascal Flatts: Friday, Tom The Suit Forst; Stamford.
  • Spotted Horse: Friday, Red Ball Express; Westport.
  • The Abbey Restaurant and Bar: Friday, The Red Hots; New Milford.
  • Beach Pavilion: Friday, Eight to the Bar (4 pm); Morris.
  • Bethel Historical Society: Saturday, The Red Hots (2 pm); Bethel.
  • McGuire’s Ale House: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Newtown.
  • Cambridge Brew House: Friday, Rich Badowski Blues Band & Harmonica Extraordinaire; Granby.  860-653-2738
  • The Painted Pony: Friday, Jr Krauss and the Shakes; Bethlehem.
  • Old Lyme Inn: Wednesday,  Dan Stevens w/the Mellow Men; Old Lyme.
  • The Back Porch: Friday, Signature Band; Monday, Signature Band; Old Saybrook  (860)-510-0282.
  • Priam Vineyards: Friday, Mixed Signals (6 pm); Colchester. (860) 267-8520
  • Lyman Orchards: Saturday, Jake Kulak & the LowDown; Middlefield.
  • Café 9: Sunday Buzz & BBQ w/ George Baker Band (4 pm); New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • Lenny’s Indian Head Inn: Friday, Shiny Lapel Trio; Branford.
  • Harvest Wine Bar: Thursday, Guitar George Baker (7 pm); New Haven.
  • Crystal Bees: Saturday, Two Roads End of Summer Festival w/The Remnants and Zillawatt; Southington.
  • Maple Tree Café: Friday, Tommy Whalen and Friends; Simsbury.
  • The Diamond Pub & Grill: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell Acoustic Show; Glastonbury.
  • Smokin’ With Chris: Friday, Shawn Taylor Wandering Roots; Southington. (860) 620-9133
  • Bar Louie: Saturday, Front Row Band; West Hartford.
  • Still Hill Brewery: Friday, Dan Stevens (4:30pm); Rocky Hill.
  • Pratt Street Music Series: Friday, Jake Kulak & the LowDown; Hartford.
  • Silk City Coffee: Friday, Terri and Rob Duo; Manchester.
  • Cassidy Hill Vineyard: Friday, Skylark City Band; Coventry.
  • The Meriden Green Meriden Farmers Market: Saturday, Terri and Rob Duo (9 am); Meriden.
  • The Meriden Green: Saturday, Terri and Rob Duo (4:30 pm); Meriden.
  • Hawk Ridge Winery: Sunday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (2 pm); Watertown.
  • The Dew Drop Inn: Wednesday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; Derby.
  • The Steak Loft: Friday, Mystic Horns; Monday, Greg Piccolo; Mystic. (860)-536-2661
  • The Stomping Ground: Friday, Oneal Armstrong; Saturday, Pat Halpin and the 351s; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • PUB 32: Friday, Patty Tuite Group; Storrs.
  • Ninigret Park: Friday thru Sunday, Rhythm & Roots Festival w/Taj Mahal Trio/Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez with Sin Sisters & more; Charlestown, ;RI.
  • The Turning Point: Monday, Piermont Police Athletic League Music Festival w/Adam Falcon/Professor Louie & The Crowmatix; Piermont NY  (845) 359-1089
  • Theodores’: Saturday, Aaron NorcrossTrio; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • Daryl’s House: Friday, Live at the Fillmore; Saturday, Roomful of Blues; Sunday, Stan Sullivan, acoustic brunch; Sunday, Kal David & Lauri Bono & The RealDeal; Pawling, NY  (845) 289-0185
  • The Oxhead Tavern: Saturday, The Sara Ashleigh Band; Sturbridge.
  • The Fifth Alarm: Thursday, Eran Troy Danner; Springfield MA
  • Louie’s Lakehouse: Sunday, Blue Devil Bluz; Southwick, MA
  • Knox Trail Inn: Saturday, Blue Devil Bluez; East Otis, MA
  • The Andrea: Saturday, The Greg Sherrod Band (1 pm); Misquamicut Beach, RI
  • Pete’s Saloon: Friday, Gil Parris Band; Elmsford NY

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/ Chris Leigh Band
  • 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/ Mark Paradis (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam w/ (Wednesday)
  • Cafe Nine Blues Jam:           Hosted by George Lesiw (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)
  • The Canoe Club:       Open Mic (Wednesday)
  • Los Mariachis:           Open Mic w/ Mitch Leighton and the Front Row Band (Tuesday 9/9)
  • 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)
  • 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:         Terri and Rob Duo Host the 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 Steven Duhamel ( Intifinate Groove )  (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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