Blues Schedule December 7. 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, December 7, until Thursday, December 13.

  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Duke Robillard; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • The Bijou Theatre: Friday, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Ban/ The Cobalt Rhythm Kings; Bridgeport.
  • The Hungry Tiger: Friday, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood; Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • The Norwich Arts Center: Blues on Broadway w/Petey Hop & Friends; Norwich.
  • BRYAC: Saturday, Red Ball Express; Bridgeport
  • Peaches On the Waterfront: Saturday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Norwalk.
  • FTC Stage One: Saturday, Midnight North W/People’s Blues of Richmond; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • Note Kitchen & Bar: Friday, Bone Dry Duo; Tuesday, Orb Melon; Bethel.
  • The Mohegan Sun (Tuscany): Friday, Paul Gabriel; Uncasville. (888) 226-7711
  • Grey Goose: Friday, Red Ball Express; Southport.
  • Old Post Tavern: Saturday, Sinergy; Fairfield,  (203) 292-8631
  • Brennan’s Sheeban: Saturday, The Hot Club of Black Rock; Bridgeport.  (203) 870-9981
  • The Bee and Thistle Inn: Sunday, Dan Stevens (5 pm); Old Lyme.
  • The Pit Stop: Saturday, Howie (Eldridge) & The Soul Potatoes w/Paul Gabriel; Milford.
  • Lenny’s: Sunday, Bloody Marys & Music-Greg Sherrod (1 Pm); Branford.
  • Bill’s Seafood: Saturday, The Wondering Roots; Westbrook.
  • Cafe A Vin: Friday, Shawn Taylor; New Haven.
  • Steady Habit Brewing Company: Sunday, Terri and Rob Duo (2 pm); Haddam.
  • Best Video: Saturday, Audio Jane / The Sawtelles; Hamden.
  • Brushmill By The Waterfall: Sunday, Xray; Chester.
  • Maple Tree Café: The Johnny Larsen Band; Simsbury.
  • The Brass Horse Café: Sunday, Six Pack of Blues (3 p.m); Barkhamsted.
  • Granby Legion 266 Lounge: Friday, Six Pack of Blues; Granby.
  • Silk City Coffee: Friday, The Coffee Grinders; Manchester.
  • Labyrinth Brewing Company:  Sunday, The Coffee Grinders at (2 PM); Manchester.
  • Tipping Chair Tavern: Friday, Michael Cleary Band; Monday, Ray Morant’s Soul Tsunami; Milldale.  (860) 426-968
  • Finnegan’s: Friday, Dan Stevens (5:30 pm) Burlington.
  • Strykers Café: Saturday, The Second Chance Returns to Strykers; Berlin. (860) 828-8218
  • Kinsmen Brewing Co.: Sunday, Bruce Gregori; (2 pm); Milldale.
  • Brass Works Brewing Company: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (5 pm); Waterbury.
  • Ideal Tavern:  Friday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; Southington.
  • Watertown Golf Club: Thursday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (6 pm),Watertown
  • The Stomping Ground: Saturday, The Eric Ducoff Band; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Ric’s Place: Saturday, Cobalt Express; Stafford Springs.
  • Noble Jay Brewing Company: Saturday, Ramblin’ and Friends (5 pm); Niantic.
  • Lakeview Restaurant: Saturday, Skylark City; Coventry.
  • Turnpike Café: Friday, Sue Menhart, Solo acoustic (6 pm); Montville.
  • Towne Crier Café: Friday, Adam Falcon (7 pm); Friday, Tom Rush (8:30 pm); Beacon, NY
  • The Falcon: Friday, Slam Allen’s Holiday Soul-o-Bration; Sunday, Will Bernard Band; Wednesday, Myles Mancuso Unplugged; Marlboro, NY
  • The Turning Point: Friday, Roues Brothers History of Blues to Rock; Saturday, Vance Gilbert; Piermont, NY
  • Daryl’s House: Saturday, John Scofield’s Combo 66; Wednesday, Reverend Horton Heat’s Holiday Hayride featuring Junior Brown w/Special Guests the Blasters and Big Sandy; Pawling, NY  (845) 289-0185
  • Theodores’: Friday, The Mojomatics; Saturday, Neal Vitullo and the Vipers; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Friday, The Al Copley Quintet; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • 350 Grille: Saturday, Carl Ricci & 706 Union Ave; Springfield.
  • Narragansett Café: Saturday, Cee Cee & the Riders; Sunday, Professor Harp; Narragansett, RI

Of Intereset

  • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center: Wednesday, Old Lyme Town Band Continues Holiday Tradition; Old Saybrook. (860)-510-0473
  • The Acoustic Café: Saturday, Something is Forming: A Tribute to Max Creek w/ Desert Rain; Sunday Project Object: Celebrating the music of Frank Zappa , (7 pm); Bridgeport. (203)-335-3655
  • The Parrott Delaney Tavern: Saturday, Beer & Wing Fest (7 pm); New Hartford.
  • Capitol Theater: Saturday, Gregg Allman Birthday Celebration w/music of The Allman Brothers for Kids; Port Chester NY
  • Joey C’s Boathouse: Saturday, Mia & The Riff -(Annual baby diaper drive); Stratford.

Weekly Blues Events

  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Liviu Pop Invitational w/ Chris Vitarello & Darby Wolf (Thursday) Hartford. (860) 278-7427
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues w/ Tommy Whalen (Tuesday) Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • The Flying Monkey: David Stoltz Sunday Blues (4–7 pm) Hartford.
  • Steak Loft:                Greg Piccolo (Monday) Mystic
  • 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
  • Maple Tree:   Thursday’s Tim McDonald & Hally Jaeggi, Simsbury
  • 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
  • Hog River Brewing Co.:       Wise Old Moon’s Twang Thursdays w/Orb Mellon Hartford.
  • Knickerbocker Café: Let’s Dance Wednesdays w/ The Keepers Westerly, RI
  • Waverley:      Leo Boogie [solo] (Thursday) Cheshire
  • Mulligans:      Juke Box Bingo (2nd & 4th Thursday); Torrington.
  • Tootzy Pasta Pizza:  Murray The Wheel solo show (Wednesday)
  • The Falcon Underground: Hudson Valley Singer/Songwriters, Host, Jason Gisser (First Wednesday) Marlboro, NY
  • Peaches On the Waterfront:            Sunday Brunch with Vinnie Ferrone (12-3 pm) Norwalk

Weekly Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w Mark Paradis (Monday); Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam w/ TBA (Wednesday); Hartford. (860) 278-7427
  • 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 Hungry Tiger:    Open Mic Blues Jam Hosted by The Hammerdown All-Stars; (Thursday) Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Café 9:                        Original Blues Jam Session w/ George Lesiw Band (Sunday) New Haven
  • The Buttonwood Tree:          Terri and Rob Duo Host the Open Mic (Monday); Middletown.
  • 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:        Terri and Rob Duo (11 am) (Saturday) East Haddam.
  • Infinity Music Hall:   Open Mic in  the Bistro (Thursday) 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 / Lisa Marie (Sunday); Baltic. (860) 822-8877
  • Club One:       Open Blues Jam  w/Cobalt Express (Wednesdays) Feeding Hills, MA
  • Strange Brew:           Bill’s Garage Jam/ Bill Thibault (Monday) Norwich.
  • 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 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
  • The Falcon Underground:     Acoustic Open Mic Sessions w/Jason Gisser (first Wednesday) Marlboro, NY
  • Lucy’s Lounge:          Petey Hop’s acoustic open mic Monday at Pleasantville, 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.  D

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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