Blues Schedule August 16, 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, 8/16 until Thursday, 8/22/2019.

  • 41 Bridge Street Live: Friday, JW-Jones; Collinsville.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Saturday, Delbert McClinton; Hartford.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Saturday, Satisfaction – The World’s #1 Rolling Stones Tribute Band; Sunday, John Mayall; Wednesday, Travers Brothership (free show); Thursday, Donavon Frankenreiter; Norfolk.
  • Shaboo Stage Jillson Square: Saturday, Shaboo Reunion Salutes Woodstock 50; Willimantic.
  • CHIRP, Concerts at Ballard Park: Tuesday, The Sarah Potenza Band; Ridgefield.
  • CHIRP, Concerts at Ballard Park: Thursday, Johnny Nicholas; Ridgefield.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Kal David w/Lauri Bono & The Real Deal; Saturday, Saturday, Paul Toscano & Special Sauce; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • The Levitt Pavilion: Thursday, Mill River Band; Westport.
  • FTC Stage One: Sunday, NRBQ; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • FTC Warehouse: Friday, Delbert McClinton; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • The Mattabasett Canoe Club: Friday, Frankie and The Know It Alls (Fri 5:30 pm); Sunday, Vitamin B-3 (3 PM); Middletown.
  • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center: Friday, Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones Show; Old Saybrook. (860)-510-0473
  • BYRAC: Saturday, The Clean Earth Project ‎Pleasure Beach Cleanup; Sunday, Port 5 Wiener Fest 2019; Black Rock.
  • The Black Duck Café: Saturday, Tony Ferrigno Band; Westport. (203)-227-7978
  • Rothbard Ale + Larder: Friday, Cottin Gin and the Swamp Yankees; Saturday, The Red Planet on ‘Bard Alley; Westport.
  • The Acoustic Café: Saturday, Dead Show; Thursday, Grass is Dead w/ Hot Club of Black Rock; Bridgeport. (203)-335-3655
  • Wee Burn Beach Club: Friday, Vinnie Ferrone; Rowayton.
  • Roger Sherman Inn: Saturday, Vinnie Ferrone; New Canaan.
  • Ponus Yacht Club: Sunday, Vinnie Ferrone (5 pm); Stamford.
  • Ripka’s: Friday, The B-Side; Norwalk.
  • Two Roads Brewing: Friday, Bella Bartok; Stratford.
  • Partners: Friday, Billy & The Showmen; Norwalk.
  • Peaches: Friday, Old School; Norwalk.
  • Roger Sherman Baldwin Park: Wednesday, Billy & the Showmen; Greenwich.
  • Wire Mill: Friday, The Beatniks; Redding.
  • Waveny Park: Wednesday, Otis and the Hurricanes; New Canaan.
  • Mulligans: Friday, John Macbeth; Saturday, Jr Krauss and the Shakes; Torrington.
  • Bill’s Seafood: Thursday, Sidewinders; Westbrook.
  • Wall Street Theater: Friday, Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones Show; Norwalk.
  • Café 9: Sunday, The Sunday Buzz Matinee w/ The Manchurians (4 PM); New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • College Street Music Hall: Tuesday, Hot Tuna / Dave Mason; New Haven.
  • Note Kitchen & Bar: Friday, Jake Kulak and the LowDown; Saturday, Lisa & Tom; Wednesday, Ol’ Moose; Bethel.
  • Hamburg Fair: Friday, Dan Stevens (5 pm); Saturday, Dan Stevens (12 pm); Sunday, Dan Stevens (12 pm); Lyme.
  • The Old Lyme Inn: Wednesday, Dan Stevens w/the Mellow Men; Old Lyme.  (860) 434-2600,
  • Public House: Thursday, Dan Stevens; Old Lyme.
  • Weston Historical Society Barn: Sunday, Otis and the Hurricanes (5:30 pm); Weston.
  • Reverie Brewing Company: Thursday, Orb Mellon (7 pm); Newtown.
  • Donahue’s: Sunday, Johnny and the East Coast Rockers (4:30 pm); Madison.
  • Maple Tree: Friday, TNG; Simsbury
  • Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (5 pm Happy Hour); Wallingford.  (203) 284-0123
  • Lenny’s: Tuesday, Patio Roots w/ Shawn Taylor; Branford.
  • Tipping Chair Tavern: Friday, Jen Durkin & the Business (10:30 pm); Wednesday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; Milldale.  (860) 426-9688
  • Witchdoctor Brewing: Saturday, Jeff Przech Acoustic; Southington.
  • The Flying Monkey: Thursday, An Evening with Jeff Pitchell; Hartford.
  • Labyrinth Brewing Company:  Wednesday, Orb Mellon; Manchester.
  • Casa Mia At The Hawthorne: Saturday, The Bernadette’s; Berlin.
  • Little Red Barn Brewers: Sunday, The Coffee Grinders (2 pm); Winsted.
  • The Sunset Grill at Crestbrook Park: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio Watertown.
  • Brass Works Brewing Company: Sunday, Eran Troy Danner (1:30 pm), solo acoustic; Waterbury.
  • The Station Restaurant: Thursday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; Naugatuck.
  • Huntington Green: Sunday, Tony Ferrigno Band, Hope for the Warriors (3 pm); Shelton.
  • MAG’s: Thursday, Jake Kulak and the LowDown; Seymour.
  • Sunset Landing: Friday, TSC Acoustic; Waterford.
  • Foxwoods Resort Casino: Wednesday, Jake Kulak and the LowDown, Battle of the Bands; Mashantucket.
  • Phoenix Dining and Entertainment: Friday, Bobby T’s All Stars; Pawcatuck.
  • The Steak Loft: Friday, Sue Menhart Band; Mystic. (860)-536-2661
  • Daryl’s House: Friday, G. Love & Special Sauce / Jack Cloonan; Wednesday, Sisters of Slide: Rory Block & Cindy Cashdollar; Pawling, NY  (845) 289-0185
  • The Falcon: Friday, The Woodstock Concert; Marlboro, NY.
  • The Falcon Underground: Saturday, Gent Treadly; Marlboro, NY
  • The Turning Point: Popa Chubby Band; Piermont, NY
  • Towne Crier Café: Friday, Eric Sommer free show on the Salon Stage; Saturday, Joe Louis Walker Band; Beacon, NY
  • Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre: Saturday, Peace, Love & Terrapin; Wednesday, Finders Keepers; Port Chester, NY
  • The Industrial Arts Brewing Company at The Garner Arts Center: Thursday, Adam Falcon (6:30 pm); Garnerville, NY
  • Theodores’: Friday, Johnny Rawls; Saturday, Jake Kulak and the LowDown; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Friday, Johnny Nicholas and the Texas All Stars; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • VW’s on the hill Car Show: Sunday, Cee Cee & the Riders (12 pm); Cumberland, RI
  • Lake George Tavern: Saturday, Sara Ashleigh Band; Wales, MA

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 Johnny and The East Coast Rockers  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/ Geoff Willard (Monday); Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam w/ Peter Byron (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/ George Lesiw Band (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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