Blues Schedule October 19,2018

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, September 19 until Thursday, September 25.

  • 41 Bridge Street Live: Sunday, Sue Foley; Collinsville.
  • The Pine Loft Café: Sunday, Connecticut Blues Society’s 14th Annual Connecticut Solo/Duo Blues Challenge; Berlin.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Sunday, Martin Barre Band – An evening of blues, rock & Jethro Tull; Hartford.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Saturday, Chris Bergson; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • FTC Warehouse: Saturday, JJ Grey; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • Café 9: Tuesday, Sue Foley w/ Bob Crelin; New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center: Tuesday, Sonny Landreth in Old Saybrook; Old Saybrook. (860)-510-0473
  • The Ridgefield Playhouse: Thursday, Felix Cavaliere & Gene Cornish’s Rascals; Ridgefield.  (203) 438-5795
  • Cambridge Brew House: Saturday, Liviu Pop & Friends; Granby.  860-653-2738
  • Note Kitchen & Bar: Wednesday, Ed Accardi; Bethel.
  • The Black Duck: Friday, “Friday Night Live” hosted by Ed Train: The Underground Band /jam session; Saturday, Fat City Rockers; Westport.
  • The Hideaway: Friday, Vitamin B-3; Ridgefield.
  • Veracious Brewery Tap Room: Saturday, Elle Sera; Monroe.
  • Judy’s: Saturday, Stomp Box Relics; Stamford.
  • Old Post Tavern: Friday, Tony Ferigno; Fairfield.  (203) 292-8631
  • Murphy’s Pub: Saturday, Jay Willie Band; Newtown.  (203) 270-1800
  • Maple Tree Café: Friday, The Colbys; Saturday, Connecticut Blues Society Presents Jake Kulak & The Lowdown; Simsbury.
  • Old Well Tavern: Friday, Cobalt Express opening for Screamin’ Eagle Band; Simsbury.  (860) 658-0050
  • Tipping Chair Tavern: Friday, Michael Cleary Band; Milldale.  (860) 426-9688
  • Crystal Bees: Saturday, Sacred Fire & Murray the Wheel; Southington
  • WHS Rememberance: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood  Wethersfield
  • Winding Trails: Saturday, Farmington Valley Acoustic Festival w/Coffee Grinders; Farmington.
  • Witchdoctor Brewing Company: Saturday, Orb Mellon (6:30 pm); Southington.  (860) 426-1924
  • Kinsmen Brewing Co.: Friday, Orb Melon; Sunday, TSC acoustic (2 pm); Milldale.
  • The Hungry Tiger: Friday, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood; Manchester.  (860) 649-1195
  • Bar Louie: Saturday, Front Row Band Unplugged; West Hartford.
  • The Main Pub: Friday, Balkun Brothers; Manchester.(860) 647-1551
  • Mystic Marriott & Spa: Saturday, CAO Annual Conference w/ The Steve Polezonis Trio; Groton.
  • Daniel Packer Inn: Saturday, Dan Stevens; Mystic.
  • The Colony: Friday, Sue Foley; Woodstock.
  • The Stomping Ground: Saturday, Professor Harp; Sunday, Erin Harpe Delta Swingers (1 pm); Tuesday, Gracie Day; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Parade Grounds: Monday, Terri and Rob Duo Community Night (6:30 pm); Wallingford.
  • Clinton Country Club: Friday, Blues on the Rocks; Clinton.
  • Donahue’s: Sunday, Johnny and The East Coast Rockers (4:30 pm); Madison.
  • Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (5 pm); Wallingford.
  • Zorba’s Pizza: Friday, Terri and No Rob (5 pm); Meriden.
  • The Bee and Thistle Inn: Wednesday, Dan Stevens (5 pm); Old Lyme.  (860) 434-1667
  • Harbour House: Friday, Shiney Lapel Trio; Mystic.
  • C.C. O’Brien’s: Saturday, Chris Leigh Band; Pawcatuck. (860) 599-2034
  • The Shamrock Pub & Grill: Saturday, Crosseyed Cat 6th annual Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute; Waterbury.
  • The Rock Garden: Friday, Eran Troy Danner; Watertown.
  • Howard’s Café: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; Waterbury.
  • Brass Works Brewing Company: Sunday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (1:30 pm); Waterbury.
  • Twisted Vine Restaurant: Friday, Howie & The Soul Potatoes; Derby.
  • The Falcon Main Stage: Saturday, Dylan Doyle Band, EP Release; Sunday, Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis (11am); Marlboro, NY.  (845) 236-7970
  • The Turning Point: Saturday, Olson-Wolfe “Live Unplugged; Piermont NY  (845) 359-1089
  • Theodores’: Friday, Cole Morson Band; Saturday, Ryan Hartt & The Blue Hearts; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Wednesday, Sue Foley; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • 350 Grille: Friday, Carl Ricci & 706 Union Ave; Springfield.
  • Skybox: Friday, Sara Ashleigh Band; Southwick, MA
  • Perks & Corks: Friday, Dan Stevens; Westerly.
  • The Southwick Inn: Saturday, Blue Devil Bluez; Southwick, MA
  • Rathskeller: Sunday, Cee Cee & the Riders (3 pm); Charlestown, RI  (401) 792-1000

Events Of Interest: music, not all blues.

  • The Bijou Theatre: Friday, WPKN Music on Film Series presents Woodstock: Three Days of Peace & Music; Bridgeport.
  • Best Video Performance: Sunday, Music: Irish music jam (2-4 pm); Hamden.
  • College Street Music Hall: Saturday, Arlo Guthrie; New Haven.
  • Veteran’s Park: Friday, Celebrate Shelton Fest; Shelton. –  45 Food Trucks, Refreshments, Garden, and Live Music TBA.
  • FTC: Friday, Band Together Benefit for CLASP: “Arena Rock” – Fairfield  All funds raised will support CLASP and their programs to provide homes and opportunities for people with autism and developmental disabilities.
  • Milford Performance Center: Friday, Shan Na Na (Cat Stevens & more); Milford.
  • Palace Theater: Friday, The Rocky Horror Show; Saturday, The Rocky Horror Show; Thursday, The Rocky Horror Show; Stafford Springs.  The Rocky Horror Show is a hilarious, wild ride that no audience will soon forget.
  • Crystal Bees: Friday, Evidence of Evil Haunted Attraction; Saturday, Evidence of Evil Haunted Attraction Sunday, Evidence of Evil Haunted Attraction; Southington  In keeping with the season Crystal Bees has spooky attraction, “Evidence of Evil Haunted Attraction.”  They are unleashing a brand new haunted attraction, no escape. no time limit. no puzzles. just pure terror.  Are you strong enough to survive the new haunted attraction? There’s only one way to find out.  Catch some music/blues and join the terror.

Weekly Blues Events

  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Liviu Pop Invitational w/tba (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 / Willie Moore (Tuesday) Westbrook
  • O’Neill’s:                    Geoff Hartwell (First Saturday) Norwalk
  • Seagrape:       Charlie Karp followed by the Lamb Jam (Wednesday) Fairfield
  • 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/tba 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)

Weekly Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/ Geoff Willard (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 Terri and Rob Duo (Monday) Middletown
  • Bristol Polish Club:                Friday, Open Mic
  • The Frosty Mug:        Terri and Rob Duo Host 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 that occurs.  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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