Blues Schedule October 5, 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, October 5 until Thursday, October 11.

  • The Bijou Theatre: Saturday, Roberto Morbioli w/Paul Gabriel; Bridgeport.
  • The Mohegan Sun (Wolf Den): Friday, Blind Boys of Alabama; Uncasville. (888) 226-7711
  • 41 Bridge Street Live: Sunday, Marcia Ball  Sunday (6 pm); Collinsville.
  • The Pine Loft Café: Sunday, Connecticut Blues Society Jam (1 pm); Berlin.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Thursday, Jonny Lang; Hartford.
  • FTC Warehouse: Saturday, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • Mulligans: Friday, Uncle John’s Clan; Torrington.
  • Vivo Lounge and Rest: Friday, Danny Draher; Danbury.
  • Tipping Chair Tavern: Sunday, Chris Tofield Featuring Liviu Pop; Milldale.  (860) 426-9688
  • Café 9: Sunday, John D’Amato (4 pm); New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • The Hideaway: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Ridgefield.
  • Alfa’s Bar and Grill: Saturday, Black Snake Boots & Friendds; Milford.
  • Grey Goose: Gray Friday, Red Ball Express; Southport.
  • Little Pub: Friday, Red Hots Duo: Cynthia Preston & Jay Margolin; Ridgefield;
  • Peaches On the Waterfront: Saturday, Red Ball Express; Norwalk.
  • Bill’s Seafood: Saturday, The Guy Zinda Band; Sunday, Four Barrel Billy (3:30 pm); Westbrook.
  • Biketober Fest: Sunday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio (11 am-2 pm); Danbury.
  • Warren Fall Festival: Sunday, Regulators (11 am); Warren.
  • Black Bear Americana Music Festival: Sunday, Shawn Taylor (10:30 am);Goshen.
  • Note Kitchen & Bar: Wednesday, Ramblin Dan Stevens; Bethel.
  • Maple Tree Café: Saturday, Six Pack of Blues; Simsbury.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, John D’Amato Blues Band; Saturday, Grayson Hugh & the Moon Hawks; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Crystal Bees: Saturday, RocktoberFest w/Ryan Newman; Southington.
  • Norwich Arts Center: Wednesday, Roberto Morbioli Band; Norwich.
  • Maugle Sierra Vineyards: Sunday, Sue Menhart (3 pm); Ledyard.
  • The Hungry Tiger: Saturday, Neal Vitullo & the Vipers w/ Dave Howard; Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • The Stomping Ground: Sunday, The Black and White Band (1 pm); Thursday, The Ryan Lee Crosby Trio; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Lakeview Restaurant & Bar: Saturday, Ms Marci & TLH; Coventry.
  • Portland Fair: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood w/the Jeffettes; Portland.
  • Daryl’s House: Friday, Willa & Co; Saturday, Blues Brunch: Adam Falcon; Saturday, Guitar Gods 50th Anniversary Tour – Hendrix and Clapton; Pawling, NY  (845) 289-0185
  • The Falcon Main: Sunday, Brunch w/Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis (11 am); Wednesday, Myles Mancuso Unplugged; Marlboro, NY.  (845)  236-7970
  • Rosmarins Day Camp (Carnival & Fall Festival): Saturday, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix (7 pm) Monroe, NY
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Sunday, Women’s Voices 2; benefit concert & performance for the i.m.a. rock and roll camp for girls; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • The Knickerbocker Café TapRoom: Thursday, Ramblin Dan Stevens; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Theodores’: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Saturday, Dave Keller Band; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining: Friday, Roberto Morbioli; Woonsocket, RI

Events Of Interest:

  • Little Pub: Friday, Wilton Rocks for Food All Stars (benefit for Connecticut Food Bank & Wilton Food Pantry); Wilton.
  • Ives Concert Park: Saturday (12-10:30) Fore ‘n’ Aft Benefit Reunion Fest; Danbury.
  • Warren Fall Festival: Sunday, Regulators (11 am); Warren.
  • Black Bear Americana Music Festival: Sunday, Shawn Taylor (10:30 am); Goshen.
  • Portland Fair: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood w/the Jeffettes; Portland.
  • Rosmarins Day Camp (Carnival & Fall Festival): Saturday, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix (7 pm) Monroe, NY                                          HEROES FOR A CURE (12-10 pm) Main Stage hosted by Celebrity Chef Culinary Rocker Johnny Ciao – All proceeds go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Weekly Blues Events

  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Liviu Pop Invitational w/ Roberto Morbioli (Thursday) Hartford. (860) 278-7427
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues w/ Dave Sadloski  (Tuesday) Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • The Flying Monkey: David Stoltz Sunday Blues (4–7 pm) Hartford.
  • Steak Loft:                Greg Piccolo Monday
  • Waters Edge Sunset Bar & Grill:    Guitar George Baker and Willie Moore (Tuesday) Westbrook
  • O’Neill’s:                    Geoff Hartwell (First Saturday) Norwalk
  • The Mattabesett Canoe Club:          The Cheryl Tracy Acoustic Brunch On The River (Sunday 11am-2pm) Middletown
  • Lenny’s: Brandt Taylor /Tony D / Jon Peckman / Jay Wiggin Band (Tuesday) Branford
  • Avon Old Farms Hotel in the Seasons Restaurant: Dave Stoltz solo acoustic, (Wednesday & Thursday) Avon
  • The Owl Shop:           Planet Red (Tuesday) New Haven
  • Nightingale’s Acoustic Café:            Dan Steven’s “Pickin’ Parties” (Tuesday) Old Lyme
  • Home:                         Rocky Lawrence (1st & 3rd Sunday) Branford
  • Crave:                        Rocky Lawrence (Thursday) Ansonia
  • Knickerbocker Café: Let’s Dance Wednesdays w/ The Keepers Westerly, RI
  • Waverley:      Leo Boogie [solo] (Thursday) Cheshire
  • La Luna:        Leo Boogie [solo] Friday & Saturday) Mystic
  • Tootzy Pasta Pizza:  Murray The Wheel solo show (Wednesday)
  • Waypointe Farmer’s Market:          NOLA Beatniks in residency (11-3) Guilford

Weekly Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/Tommy Whalen Gene Donaldson (Monday); Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam w/TBA (Wednesday); Hartford. (860) 278-7427
  • Cafe Nine Blues Jam:           Hosted by George Lesiw Band (Sunday); New Haven. (203) 789-8281
  • C J Sparrow Pub & Eatery:             Ken Safety’s Open Mic Show (Thursday); Cheshire
  • Los Mariachis:           Open Mic w/ Mitch Leighton and the Front Row Band; (Sunday, 4 pm), Southington
  • The Canoe Club:       Open Mic (Wednesday) Middletown
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Open Mic Blues Jam Hosted by The Hammerdown All-Stars; (Thursday) Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Daddy Jack’s: Acoustic blues hosted by Jim Koeppel (every other Thursday); New London
  • Donahue’s Beach Bar:                      Open Mic Wednesday w/Sandy or Frankie; Madison
  • Fast Eddie’s Billiards Café:  Thursday Open Mic; New Milford
  • Four Seasons By the Lake:   Sunday Open Mic Jam; Stafford
  • Guilford Country Tavern:    Sandy Connolly’s Open Mic Night; (last Wednesday of month) Guilford
  • Higher Grounds: Saturday, Terri and Rob Duo; (11 am); East Haddam.
  • Infinity Music Hall Norfolk: Open Mic w/Andy Attanasio (Wednesday) Norfolk
  • Note Kitchen & Bar: 2JAM Acoustic Jam (Friday); Bethel.
  • Note Kitchen & Bar:             Open Mic Jam (Monday); Bethel.
  • O’Briens Sports Pub and Rest: Open Mic with Piano hosted by Jonathan Chapman (Monday); Danbury
  • Open Space:              Open Mic Night (Wednesday); Hamden.
  • Preston VFW:            Jam w/ guest host (Sunday); Preston
  • Sobieski John III Club: Wednesday, Open Mic w/TBA; Deep River.
  • Spill the Beans Coffee House:          Acoustic Open Mic w/Johnny I; (Thursday) Prospect (203) 758-7373
  • Stonehouse:   Blues Jam /TBA (Sunday); Baltic. (860) 822-8877
  • Strange Brew:           Bill’s Garage Jam/ Bill Thibault (Monday) Norwich.
  • The Acoustic:             Open mic (Tuesday) Bridgeport. (203) 335-3655
  • The Black Duck:        Open Jam Hosted by Wendy May (Thursdays) Westport.
  • Black Duck:               Friday Jam Session 11 pm hosted by Ed Train; Westport
  • The Black Sheep Tavern:     Open Blues Jam w/ Greg Sherrod (Thursday) Niantic (860) 739-2041
  • O’Neils Bar:   Acoustic open mic w/Dee Brown (Thursday) Bridgeport
  • The Buttonwood Tree:          Open Mic Host TBA (Monday) Middletown
  • Bristol Polish Club:                Friday, Open Mic
  • The Frosty Mug:        Cheryl Tracy Open Jam New Britain
  • The Old Well Tavern:           The Blues Jam (6-9) (Alternate Sunday) Simsbury
  • The Parish Hall:        Acoustic Open Mic (Saturday) Bristol
  • The Stomping Ground:          Open Mic (Sunday) Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Vero Cucino:              Cheryl Tracy open mic (Wednesday) Middletown
  • Waxy O’Connor’s:    Cheryl Tracy Open Jam (Tuesday) Plainville
  • Yantic Inn:                 Open Mic (Wednesday) Yantic
  • Cady’s Tavern:          Rick Harrington Weekly Roadhouse Jam (Sunday, Chepachet RI)
  • Theodores’:   Open Mic (Wednesday, Springfield, MA) ; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Still Bar:             Blues and Beyond open mic (Sunday) Agawam, MA
  • Snow’s Restaurant & Bar:   Open mic (Sunday, Worcester, MA)
  • Park Grill and Spirits:           Two Left Blues Jam (Tuesday, Worcester, MA)
  • Jillian’s:          Open mic (Thursdays, Worcester, MA)
  • Greendale’s Pub:       Jim’s Blues Jam (Sunday, Worcester, MA)
  • Greendale’s Pub:       Open mic (Tuesday, Worcester, MA)
  • Greendale’s Pub:       Wackey Blues Jam (Wednesday, Worcester, MA)
  • Boundary Brewhouse:           Sunday Blues Jam (Pawtucket, RI)
  • The Falcon Underground:     Petey Hop’s Roots & Blues Sessions (Third Wednesday) Marlboro, NY
  • June’s:            CT Music Showcase Acoustic Open Mic (Monday) Killingworth. (860)-663-1292
  • The Bayou:    Blues jam (Monday) Mount Vernon, NY

Questions/comments/updates, I can be reached at  As change is pretty constant in these events some may have been added and others moved on.  Please contact me if you know of any changes that have occurred.  Domenic Forcella.

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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