Blues Schedule August 9, 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, 8/8  until Thursday, 8/15/2019.

  • FTC Stage One: Thursday, John Mayall; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • Infinity Music Hall: Wednesday, Tab Benoit; Thursday, Walter Trout; Norfolk.
  • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center: Sunday, John Mayall; Tuesday, Shawn Colvin; Old Saybrook. (860)-510-0473
  • Norwich Arts Center: Wednesday, Murali Coryell; Norwich.
  • Rothbard Ale + Larder: Friday, Lucky Peterson on Bard Alley; Westport.
  • Veterans Memorial Park: Friday, Jen Durkin and the Business / The Big Takeover; Shelton.
  • Joey C’s Boathouse: Friday, Fleetwood Macked; Stratford.
  • Rizzuto’s: Saturday, Old School Revue; Westport.
  • Murphy’s: Saturday, Doug Wahlberg Band; Newtown.
  • BRYAC: Saturday, Red Ball Express; Black Rock.
  • Pit Stop: Saturday, The Vetted; Milford.
  • The Farm: Sunday, The Chicken Shack; Marlborough.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Kat Riggins & Blues Revival; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Coal House Pizza: Saturday, Jake Kulak & the LowDown; Stamford.
  • Torrington Summer Concert Series Coe Park: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Torrington.
  • New Haven Country Club: Friday, Jake Kulak & the LowDown; Hamden.
  • Sherman Green: Sunday, “The 5 o’clocks” (6:30 pm); Fairfield,
  • Note Kitchen & Bar: Saturday, Bone Dry Duo; Bethel.
  • Peaches On the Waterfront: Saturday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Norwalk.
  • The Acoustic Café: Friday, Legion of Jerry ;Thursday, A Tribute to The Tedeschi Trucks Band; Bridgeport. (203)-335-3655
  • Spotted Horse: Friday, “Fake ID”; Westport.
  • The Crabshell: Saturday, Big Chief Band; Thursday, Off The Cuff; Stamford.
  • The Klein: Saturday, Main Stage: A Summer Music Celebration; Bridgeport. (203)-259-1036
  • Walrus + Carpenter: Thursday, Hitch & the Giddyup; Black Rock.
  • Old Greenwich Social: Saturday, Fake ID; Old Greenwich.
  • Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts: Friday, Old School Revue’s Road Trip; Westport.
  • Café 9: Saturday, Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles; New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • Tribus Beer Co: Friday, George Lesiw Band; Milford.
  • The Old Lyme Inn: Wednesday, Dan Stevens w/Mellow Men (6 pm); Old Lyme.
  • Lenny’s Indian Head Inn: Saturday, Cobalt Rhythm Kings; Sunday, The Langley Project (4 pm); Tuesday, Brandt Taylor (6 pm); Branford.
  • Madison Beach Hotel: Thursday, Jake Kulak and The LowDown; Madison.
  • Bill’s Seafood: Saturday, The Guy Zinda Band; Westbrook.
  • The Back Porch: Saturday, Michael Cleary Band; Old Saybrook  (860)-510-0282.
  • Essex Village Gazebo: Wednesday, Blues on the Rocks; Essex.
  • The Hungry Tiger: Friday, Block Party w/Cole Morson Band and The Original Diamondback; Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • The Main Pub: Friday, Balkun Brothers; Manchester.(860) 647-1551
  • Silk City Coffee: Friday, The Coffee Grinders; Manchester.
  • Balos: Saturday, Presents TSC Acoustic; West Hartford.
  • Kinsmen Brewery: Saturday, Bottom Feeder Brewfest; Southington.
  • Maple Tree Café: Friday, Mark Nomad Band; Simsbury.
  • The Brass Horse Café: Sunday, Carl Ricci and 706 Union Ave; (3 pm); Barkhamsted.
  • The Stomping Ground: Saturday, Chris Stovall Brown; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Blackledge Country Club: Saturday, An Evening with Jeff Pitchell; Hebron.
  • June’s Outback Pub: Sunday, Chewy Fest 6 2019 w/ Ditty Mac /Someone You Can Xray and more; Killingworth.  (860)-663-1292
  • Howard T Brown Park: Wednesday, F& Blues Band; Norwich.
  • 121 Restaurant: Sunday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (4:30 pm); Oxford.
  • Oxford Summer Concert Series Jackson Cove: Tuesday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Oxford.
  • Stones Throw: Saturday, Shawn Taylor; Seymour.  (203) 308-2662
  • Sneekers Café: Saturday, Johnny and The East Coast Rockers; Groton.
  • The Captain Daniel Packer Inn: Friday, Rocky Lawrence; Mystic.
  • Olde Mistic Village: Saturday, Sue Menhart (2 pm); Mystic.
  • Daryl’s House: Friday, Edgar Winter Band; Sunday, Tab Benoit plus Eric Johanson; Thursday, Kal David & Lauri Bono & The Real Deal; Pawling, NY  (845) 289-0185
  • The Turning Point: Saturday, The Robert Ross Blues Band; Monday, Lucky Peterson Band; Piermont, NY
  • The Falcon: Friday, Rob Stone; Marlboro, NY.
  • Bar Chord: Friday, Adam Falcon; Brooklyn, NY,
  • Towne Crier Café: Saturday, Joe Louis Walker Band; Wednesday, Tommy Castro & the Painkillers; Sunday, Back to the Garden 1969 – 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival Show; Beacon, NY
  • The Capitol Theatre: Thursday, Hot Tuna Electric; Port Chester, NY
  • North Star Restaurant: Thursday, Red Ball Express; Pound Ridge, NY
    Theodores’: Friday, Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood; Saturday, Lucky Peterson; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • Calabrese Club: Saturday, Chris Leigh Band; Westerly RI
  • PJ’s: Saturday, Sara Ashleigh Band; Holland, MA
  • Chelo’s Waterfront Bar & Grille: Saturday, The Barley Hoppers Acoustic (12 pm) Warwick, RI
  • South Kingstown Summer Concerts: Sunday, Cee Cee & the Riders; South Kingstown, RI
  • White Lion Brewing Bash: Wednesday, Dave Robbins (5 pm); Springfield.
  • Rathskeller: Sunday, Johnny and The East Coast Rockers (3 pm); Charlestown RI

Weekly Blues Events

  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Liviu Pop Invitational w/ TBA (Thursday) Hartford. (860) 278-7427
  • Taino:             Rocky Lawrence (1 pm) (Sunday) Meriden
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues w/Dave Sadlowski (Tuesday) Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • The Flying Monkey: David Stoltz Sunday Blues sg/TBA (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
  • 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/ TBA Westerly, RI
  • 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
  • Vincent’s: Tuesday, Boogie Chillin’; Worcester.

Weekly Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/ Tommy Whalen (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
  • 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
  • The Buttonwood Tree:          Terri and Rob Duo host the Open Mic (Monday) Middletown.
  • Café 9:                        Original Blues Jam Session w/ TBA (Sunday) New Haven
  • 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 w/TBA (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 w/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.
  • Peaches On the Waterfront:            Brunch with Vinnie Ferrone (Sunday 12-3 pm)
  • Four Seasons By the Lake:   Sunday Open Mic Jam; Stafford
  • Guilford Country Tavern:    Sandy Connolly’s Open Mic Night; (last Wednesday) Guilford
  • 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 TBA (Sunday); Preston
  • The Andrea:               Greg Sherrod Open Mic Beach Jam (Sunday) Misquamicut Beach.
  • 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/TBA (Sunday); Baltic. (860) 822-8877
  • Strange Brew:           Bill’s Garage Jam/ Bill Thibault (Monday) Norwich.
  • SeaGrape Café:         The 5 O’Clocks 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
  • The Stomping Ground:          Open Mic (Sunday) Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • The State House:      Open Jam first (Sunday of the month) New Haven
  • 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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