Blues Schedule May 24, 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, 5/24 until Thursday, 5/30, 2019.

  • 41 Bridge Street Live: Saturday, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez w/ Lovelace/Lesiw; Collinsville.
  • The Ridgefield Playhouse: Friday, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Opening: Funky Dawgz Brass Band; Ridgefield. (203) 438-5795
  • FTC Stage One: Saturday, Gary Hoey; Wednesday, Satan and Adam: Films that Rock; Fairfield.  (203) 319-1404
  • The Bijou Theatre: Saturday, Allman Brothers Tribute – Brothers of the Road Band; Bridgeport.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Laura Rain & the Caesars; Saturday, Anthony Gomes Band; -Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • BRYAC: Sunday, Sunday, Erin Harpe & the Messers (5 pm); Bridgeport.
  • The Crabshell: Friday, Big Chief and the Midnight Groove; Stamford.
  • The SeaGrape: Saturday, Chris Mahoney; Fairfield.
  • Grey Goose: Saturday, Fake ID; Southport.
  • Murphy’s: Doug Wahlberg Band (Benefit for VFW 308); Newtown.
  • Redding Roadhouse: Mental Health Band; Redding.
  • Captain’s Cove: Monday, Eight to the Bar (3:30 pm); Bridgeport.
  • Bill’s Seafood: Saturday, Kathy Thompson Band; Monday, Johnny & The East Coast Rockers; Westbrook.
  • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center: Saturday, Sacred Fire – Tribute To Santana; Old Saybrook. (860)-510-0473
  • Infinity Music Hall: Monday, Memorial Day BBQ Buffet; Norfolk.
  • Mattabesett Canoe Club: Sunday, Vitamin B-3 (3 pm); Middletown.
  • The Tautug Tavern: Friday, Fake ID Acoustic Duo; Bridgeport.
  • Mulligans: Friday, Sara Ashleigh Band; Torrington.
  • Hanq’s: Friday, Orb Mellon Dave Robbins & Mark Hennessy; Torrington.
  • Note Kitchen & Bar: Wednesday, Artie Tobia Duo; Bethel.
  • Rizutto’s Oyster Bar: Saturday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Westport.
  • Bill’s Crossroads: Sunday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Fairfield.
  • Pearl at Longshore: Friday, Fake ID (6 pm); Westport.
  • The Old Lyme Inn: Wednesday, Dan Stevens (6 pm); Old Lyme.
  • Scotch Plains Tavern: Friday, Blues on the Rocks; Saturday, Katie Perkins; Sunday, Dan Stevens (3 pm), Essex.
  • The Back Porch: Friday, Michael Cleary Band; Saturday, The Bernadettes; Old Saybrook  (860)-510-0282.
  • Café 9: Sunday, Memorial Day BBQ w/George Baker Band; New Haven.  (203)-789-8281
  • Best Video: Friday, Bluegrass & Blues: Frog Hollow; Hamden.
  • Owenego Inn: Friday, Eight to the Bar; Branford.
  • Hog River Brewing Co: Sunday, Shawn Taylor (2 pm); Hartford.  860 206-2119
  • Lenny’s Indian Head Inn: Thursday, Cobalt Rhythm Kings (6 pm); Branford.
  • Foxwoods Atrium Bar Lounge: Thursday, Slow Hands: The Music of Eric Clapton; Mashentucket.
  • Carmine’s Bar, Grill & Stage: Saturday, Cobalt Express; East Hartford.
  • Still Hill Brewery: Friday, Dan Stevens (5 pm); Rocky Hill.
  • Senior Panchos: Thursday, Murray The Wheel Acoustic Duo; Thomaston.
  • The Brass Horse Café: Sunday, Six Pack of Blues (3 pm); Barkhamsted.
  • Cambridge Brew House: Saturday, Rich Badowski Band; Granby.  860-653-2738
  • Chippanee Golf Club: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; Bristol.
  • Five Churches Brewing: Thursday, Orb Mellon (6 pm); New Britain.
  • Old Platform 6: The Boogie Boys; Oakville.
  • The Hops Company: Sunday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic, (2 pm); Derby.
  • Daddy Jack’s: Saturday, Dave Fields; New London.
  • The Steak Loft: Friday, Johnny and The East Coast Rockers; Mystic. (860)-536-2661
  • Giants Neck Beach:  Saturday, The Second Chance (5 pm); Niantic.
  • The Stomping Ground: Friday, The Peter Parcek Band; Saturday, The Infinite Groove; Wednesday, James Keyes; Putnam.  (860) 928-7900
  • The Windham Club: Friday, Patty Tuite Group (6 pm); North Windham.  860-456-1971
  • Daryl’s House: Friday, The The Band Band: Bob Dylan Birthday Bash; Saturday, Acoustic Brunch: Nellybombs (12 pm); Saturday, Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown; Pawling, NY  (845) 289-0185
  • The Turning Point: Friday, Adam Falcon; Saturday, The THE BAND Band Levon Helm Birthday Celebration; Piermont, NY
  • The Falcon Underground: Friday, Vito Petroccitto & Little Rock; Marlboro, NY
  • Towne Crier Café: Friday, Chris O’Leary Band; Beacon, NY
  • Iron Horse: Friday, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood; Northampton, MA
  • Theodores’: Friday, Michelle Willson; Saturday, Laura Rain & the Caesars; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Saturday, Knickerbocker All Stars; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Wormtown Trading Co:.StrangeCreek Campout 2019 w/ Creamery Station (May 24 – May 27); Greenfield, MA
  • Narragansett Café: Sunday, Cee Cee & the Riders; Narragansett, RI
  • Perks & Corks: Saturday, Dan Stevens; Westerly. RI
  • Plainridge Park Casino: Sunday, The Barley Hoppers (4 pm); Plainville, MA

Of Interest:

  • Rothbard Ale + Larder: Germany’s Asparagus Festival ‘Spargelfest’; Westport.

It’s an Asparagus party.  Rothbard’s second Spargelfest celebrates the spring season and the German tradition of the asparagus harvest.  They wi’ll be serving beer from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan, the world’s oldest brewery, along with a variety of German wines and asparagus dishes. In true festival fashion, we’ll have live music on ‘Bard Alley all day long!

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 sg/Jake Kulak (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.
  • Maple Tree:   First Thursday’s Tim McDonald & Hally Jaeggi, Simsbury
  • Knickerbocker Café: Let’s Dance Wednesdays w/ Cherry Pie Westerly, RI
  • 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/ Gene Donaldson (Monday); Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam w/ Tim McDonald (Wednesday); Hartford. (860) 278-7427
  • 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 Frank Albert (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 sg/ 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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: