Blues Schedule December 28, 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, 28 until Thursday, January, 3.

  • 41 Bridge Street Live: Monday, Great Gatsby New Years Eve Party w/James Montgomery and Christine Ohlman; Collinsville.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Friday, Big Al Anderson & the Floor Models; Saturday, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes; Hartford.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Saturday, Big Al Anderson & the Floor Models; Monday, NRBQ New Year’s Eve Party; Norfolk.
  • FTC Stage One: Sunday, Popa Chubby; Monday, North Mississippi Allstars; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • The Acoustic Café: Monday, New Year’s Eve w/Nardy Boy and Steep Grade; Bridgeport. (203)-335-3655
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Murray the Wheel- w/Cheryl Tracy; Saturday, Kosher Kid & the Incredible Amplifires; Monday, The Mighty Soul Drivers; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • The Hungry Tiger: Saturday, End of Year Party  Richie & The Red Hot Blues; Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Old Post Tavern: Friday, Voodoo Carnival; Fairfield.
  • Mulligans: Saturday, Brandt Taylor Duo; Torrington.
  • Tiernan’s Bar & Restaurant: Monday, Jason and Red Ball Express; Stamford.  (203) 353-8566
  • Basso Cafe Restaurant & Bar: Monday, New Year’s Eve with The Red Hots; Norwalk.
  • Café 9: Sunday, Classic Cafe 9 Blues Jam with George Lesiw Band; New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • Toad’s Place: Monday, New Year’s Eve with Max Creek and Creamery Station; New Haven. (203) 624-8623
  • Little Pub: Saturday, Sinergy; Wilton.
  • Murphy’s Pub: Saturday, Doug Wahlberg Band; Newtown.
  • Black Duck: Saturday, The Blues Patrol; Westport.
  • Old Post Tavern: Saturday, The Straightjackets; Fairfield.
  • The Rough Draft: Thursday, The Coffee Grinders; Hamden.
  • Bill’s Seafood: Tuesday, Johnny & The East Coast Rockers (2 pm); Thursday, The Guy Zinda Band; Westbrook.
  • Chamard Vineyards Tasting Room; Friday, Dan Stevens (5 pm); Clinton.  (860) 664-0299
  • The Brass Horse Café: Sunday, Rich Badowski Band (3 pm); Barkhamsted.
  • Maple Tree Café: Friday, Neal & The Vipers; Simsbury.
  • Tipping Chair Tavern: Friday, Lee-Ann Lovelace & George Lesiw Duo (5 pm); Milldale.  (860) 426-9688
  • Old Well Tavern: Monday, The Wells (Tim McDonald, Ray Morant, Neal Hatcher, Liviu Pop); Simsbury. (860) 658-0050
  • Pint & Plate: Monday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; Bristol.
  • Smokin’ With Chris: Saturday, Chris D’Amato; Monday, Grayson Hugh & Polly Messer; Southington.  (860) 620-9133
  • Fireside Bar and Grill: Friday, Kathy Thompson Band; Saturday, Unfinished Business Blues Band; Orange.
  • Stones Throw: Saturday, Shawn Taylor (7 pm); Seymour.  (203) 308-2662
  • Twisted Vine Restaurant: Monday, Howie (Eldridge) & The Soul Potatoes w/Paul Gabriel; Derby.
  • The Stomping Ground: Friday, Chris Stovall Brown; Saturday, Blue Honey; Thursday, Big Jon Short; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Lakeview Restaurant Bar & Grill: Friday, Patty Tuite Group; Coventry. (860) 498-0500.
  • The Captain Daniel Packer Inn: Saturday, Dan Stevens; Mystic.
  • Daveluy’s: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; Watertown.
  • Toyo Restaurant: Saturday, Skylark City; Colchester.
  • Daryl’s House: Saturday, Blues Brunch w/Adam Falcon; Saturday, Popa Chubby; Sunday, Soul Brunch: Natalie Forteza; Thursday, Albert Lee; Pawling, NY  (845) 289-0185
  • Towne Crier Café: Friday Salon featuring Gary Adamson; Saturday, Myles Mancuso; Monday, New Year’s Eve Celebration w/Slam Allen Band, Willa & Company and Dan Brother Band; Thursday Salon w/ Mulebone; Beacon, NY
  • The Falcon Underground: Monday, The Chris O’Leary Band; Marlboro, NY
  • The Turning Point: Friday, Carlos Colina and the Grind; Saturday, The The Band Band; Sunday, The The Band Band (4 pm); Monday, Popa Chubby and His Band w/Dave Keyes; Piermont,
  • Garcia’s at Capitol Theater: Saturday, Thursday, Oteil & Friends Pre-Party (5 pm); Monday, As The Crow Flies Pre-Show: Strange Majik; Port Chester, NY  (914) 937-4126
  • Capitol Theater: Saturday, Oteil & Friends; As The Crow Flies/The Marcus King Band; Port Chester, NY  (914) 937-4126
  • Theodores’: Saturday, The Love Dogs; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Monday, Roger Ceresi’s All Starz NYE; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • 350 Grille: Friday, Dave Robbins & The Amplifires; Monday, Sara Ashleigh Band; Springfield.
  • The Sky Box Sports Bar: Saturday, Blue Devil Bluez; Southwick, MA

Of Interest:

  • Tipping Chair Tavern: Wednesday, Music Trivia Showdown w/Darren Barsalou; Milldale.  (860) 426-9688

Weekly Blues Events

  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Liviu Pop Invitational w/TBA (Thursday) Hartford. (860) 278-7427
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues w/Dave Sadlowski (Tuesday) Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • The Flying Monkey: David Stoltz Sunday Blues (4–7 pm) Hartford.
  • Steak Loft:                Greg Piccolo (Monday) Mystic
  • 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/ Johnny and The East Coast Rockers 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/TBA (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
  • Columbus Park Bocci Club: Thursday Open Mic Night w/Front Row Band Meriden
  • 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’s Plainville and Cheryl Tracy present Thursday nights rehearsal jam sessions featuring local musicians.
  • The State House in New Haven a multipurpose tavern, first Sunday of the month.
  • 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) 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.  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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