Blues Schedule May 3, 2019

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, 5/3 until Thursday, 5/9/19.

  • The Ridgefield Playhouse: Wednesday, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes /Doug Wahlberg Band; Ridgefield.  (203) 438-5795
  • The Pine Loft Café: Sunday, Connecticut Blues Society Jam; Berlin.
  • Haller Post: Friday, Fundraiser for Little Poland Festival; New Britain.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Sunday, Indivisible Connecticut Presents: Songs of Hope and Conviction; Hartford.
  • The Phoenix: Friday, The Mighty Soul Drivers; Saturday, Danny Klein’s Full House; Pawcatuck.
  • The Norwich Arts Center: Wednesday. Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze; Norwich.
  • Café 9: Tuesday, Deborah Bonham w/ The Manchurians; Thursday, The Drawbar w/ Little Silver; New Haven.  (203)-789-8281
  • The Back Porch: Friday, Righteous Continental; Old Saybrook  (860)-510-0282.
  • LaVita Gustosa: Friday, Someone You Can Xray; E. Haddam.  (860) 873-8999
  • Peaches On the Waterfront: Saturday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Norwalk.
  • Partner’s: Friday, Blue Steam; Norwalk.
  • Miamogue Yacht Club: Sunday, Tony Ferrigno Band (Open to public); Bridgeport.
  • Milford Performance Center: Saturday, Guitar Gods (Hendrix meets Clapton); Milford.
  • Fast Eddie’s: Saturday, Doug Wahlberg Band; New Milford.
  • Best Video Performance Space: Friday, The Sawtelles w/Richard Brown; Hamden.
  • Walrus + Carpenter: Thursday, Grit Rhythm; Black Rock.
  • Vyne Restaurant: Wednesday, Eran Troy Danner solo acoustic; Middlebury.
  • The Farm at Carter Hill: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Marlborough.
  • Old Post Tavern: Friday, Tony Ferrigno Band; Fairfield.
  • Milford Performance Center: Friday, Back to The Garden 1969; Milford.
  • The State House: Saturday. Sister Willow; New Haven.
  • Strawberry Park Resort Campground: Saturday, The Barley Hoppers (12 pm); Preston.
  • Colchester Farmer’s Club: Saturday, The Second Chance; Colchester.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Carl Ricci & 706 Union Ave. w/ Neal & The Vipers; Saturday, Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze; Hartford.  (860) 278 7427
  • The Half Door: Friday, Jake Kulak and the LowDown; Hartford.
  • Shea’s American Grill: Sunday, Ray Beller Music Scholarship All-Star Jam (12 pm); Manchester.
  • Southington Country Club: Sunday, Jeff Pitchell, Acoustic; Southington.
  • Smokin’ With Chris: Friday, Michael McCarthy; Southington. (860) 620-9133
  • Austrian Donau Club: Saturday, Marks Bros w/John Rider; New Britain.
  • Maple Tree Café: Friday, Tommy Whalen & The Ragged Edge; Simsbury.
  • Old Well Tavern: Saturday, Sister Funk & Screaming Eagle Band; Simsbury.
  • Simsbury Library: Sunday, Ramblin’ Dan Stevens (2 pm); Simsbury.
  • Red Rooster Saloon: Sunday, Eran Troy Danner solo acoustic (1 pm); Winsted.
  • Grindstone Tavern: Thursday, Shawn Taylor; Canton.
  • Cambridge Brew House: Friday, HannaH’s Field and Sky; Granby.  860-653-2738
  • The Stomping Ground: Saturday, Professor Harp; Thursday, The Rick Harrington Band; Putnam.  (860) 928-7900
  • The Vanilla Bean Café: Friday, Shawn Taylor; Pomfret.
  • Daryl’s House: Saturday, Acoustic Brunch: Goodnight Blue Moon; Saturday, Dana Fuchs Band; Sunday, Sacred Fire: A Tribute to Santana; Thursday, Deborah Bonham; Pawling, NY  (845) 289-0185
  • The Turning Point: Sunday, Woody Mann; Piermont, NY
  • The Falcon Underground: Friday, Willa & Co. /Opener: Lobell, Dugan & Tramm; Saturday, Phoebe LeGere & Joakim Lartey: The Tribal Roots of Jazz and Blues; Marlboro, NY
  • Towne Crier Café: Friday, Pete Seeger Centennial Celebration; Saturday, Slam Allen Band; Beacon, NY
  • Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre: Wednesday, Midnight North / Scott Sharrard; Port Chester, NY
  • Alvin & Friends: Friday, All About the Blues (11:30 am); New Rochelle, NY
  • Theodores’: Friday, The Eric Ducoff Band; Saturday, Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers; Tuesday, Dan Stevens; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: ; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • 350 Grille: Saturday, Dave Rah & Amplifires; Springfield.
  • PJ’s Town Crier: Saturday, Carl Ricci & 706 Union Ave.; Holland,  MA
  • Dunnys Tavern: Saturday, Geoff Wadhams Band; East Brookfield, MA

Of Interest:

  • St. Stephen’s Church: Saturday, BBQ Fest 11 w/School of Rock, Freedom Rockets, Waiting for Henry, Doug Wahlberg Band wsg Richie Scarlet, Dancing Dream Abba Tribute (day 1 of 2); Sunday, BBQ Fest. Platinum Moon. Dan’s Garage. Billy Genuario & Destiny. Kathy Thompson Band (day 2 of 2) Ridgefield
  • Calf Pasture Beach: Saturday, Rallye for Pancreatic Cancer w/ School of Rock Fairfield / Tangled Vine / Tim Currie’s Tumblin’ Dice Band / Straightjackets; Sunday, Rallye for Pancreatic Cancer Concert & Car Show: Tangled Vine; Norwalk.
  • Redding Roadhouse: Sunday, Concours d’Caffeine; Redding. (203) 938-3388
  • BRYAC: Saturday, Kentucky Derby Party; Sunday, Cinco De BRYAC; Bridgeport.
  • Towne Crier Café: Thursday, Environmental filmmaker, writer and activist Jon Bowermaster presents “Hope on the Hudson 2: Three More New Films on the Hudson River.”; Beacon, NY

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
  • The Falcon:    Sunday Brunch w/Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis (11am); Marlboro, NY.
  • Peaches On the Waterfront:            Vinnie Ferrone (6-9 pm) (Thursday) Norwalk
  • Peaches On the Waterfront:            Brunch with Vinnie Ferrone (Sunday 12-3 pm)
  • Maple Tree:   First Thursday’s Tim McDonald & Hally Jaeggi, Simsbury
  • Knickerbocker Café: Let’s Dance Wednesdays w/ Gary ’Guitar’ Gramolini and the
  • Café Luna:                 The Cheryl Tracy Acoustic Happy Hour·(Wednesday) Cromwell
  • 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
  • Harvest Wine Bar:    Guitar George and Willie (First Thursday) New Haven
  • 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 Cartells Westerly, RI
  • Waverley:      Leo Boogie [solo] (Thursday) Cheshire
  • Mulligans:      Juke Box Bingo (2nd & 4th Thursday); Torrington.
  • Mulligans:                  Bar Rated Trivia (Wednesdays) Torrington
  • Tootzy Pasta Pizza:  Murray The Wheel solo show (Wednesday)
  • The Falcon Underground: Hudson Valley Singer/Songwriters, Host, Jason Gisser (First Wednesday) Marlboro, NY
  • The Falcon:                Brunch w/ Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis  (Sunday 11 am) Marlboro, NY
  • Vincent’s: Tuesday, Boogie Chillin’; Worcester.

Weekly Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/ Mark Paradis (Monday); Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam w/ Ed Bradley (Wednesday); Hartford. (860) 278-7427
  • Piggy’s Café: Open Mic Tuesday; Hartford
  • C J Sparrow Pub & Eatery:             Ken Safety’s Open Mic Show (Thursday); Cheshire
  • Sliders:           Wednesday Jam with The Carta’s Middletown
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Open Mic Jam Hosted Jimmy Photon & The Hungry Tiger All-Stars (Thursday) Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Club One Entertainment Complex: THE Blues Jam (Sunday) Feeding Hills MA
  • Fiddlers Green:         Open Mic hosted by Jason Brownstein (Every other Fri) Stamford
  • Maloneys Publick HOUSE:  Musician’s Hot Spot Open Mic w/Front Row Band (Sunday. 4 pm) Meriden
  • Café 9:                        Original Blues Jam Session w/ George Lesiw Band (Sunday) New Haven
  • The Buttonwood Tree:          Terri and Rob Duo host the Open Mic (1st and 3rd Monday) Middletown
  • Best Video:                Second Wednesday open mic Hamden
  • Turning Tide: Blues Jam w/Chris Leigh Band (First Sunday) New London
  • The State House:      Sunday Blues n’ Brisket (4 pm First Sunday) New Haven
  • Bobby Q’s:     Featured Act followed by a jam, hosted by Ed Train (Friday) Norwalk
  • 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
  • Peaches On the Waterfront:            Juke Joint Wednesdays w/Pro Jam Hosted By Ed Train Norwalk.
  • Four Seasons By the Lake:   Sunday Open Mic Jam; Stafford
  • Guilford Country Tavern:    Sandy Connolly’s Open Mic Night; (last Wednesday of month) Guilford
  • 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
  • The Acoustic Café:    Blues Jam hosted by Tom Crivellone (Monday) Bridgeport. (203)-335-3655
  • Stonehouse:   Blues Jam /St. Patrick’s Day Jam 2/Carl Ricci & Drew Blood (Sunday); Baltic. (860) 822-8877
  • Strange Brew:           Bill’s Garage Jam/ Bill Thibault (Monday) Norwich.
  • SeaGrape Café:         The Lamb Jam (Wednesday) Fairfield
  • 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
  • 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
  • The State House:      Open Jam first (Sunday of the month) New Haven
  • 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 Jam (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 happens.

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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