Blues Schedule August 30, 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, 8/30 until Thursday, 9/5/2019.

  • Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts: Saturday, Blues and Views Festival; Sunday, Blues and Views Festival; Westport.
  • Goshen Fair: Saturday, Jr Krauss and the Shakes (12 pm); Sunday, Christine Ohlman w/The James Montgomery Band (6:30); Goshen.
  • Rothbard Ale + Larder: Friday, Cottin Gin and the Swamp Yankees; Sunday, Bard Alley Blues with CGSY (3 pm); Westport,
  • Sunset Grille: Saturday, The Beatniks (2 pm); Norwalk.
  • Black Duck: Saturday, Big Chief & The Midnight Groove; Westport.
  • Redding Roadhouse: Saturday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Redding. (203) 938-3388
  • LaVita Gustosa: Saturday, Terri and Rob Duo (2 pm); E. Haddam.  (860) 873-8999
  • Infinity Music Hall: Sunday, Neville Jacobs; Monday, Labor Day BBQ Buffet; Norfolk.
  • The Old Lyme Inn: Wednesday, Dan Stevens w/ the Mellow Men; Old Lyme.  (860) 434-2600
  • Bill’s Seafood: Monday, Johnny & The East Coast Rockers (2 pm); Westbrook.
  • Florence Griswold Museum: Thursday, Dan Stevens; Old Lyme.
  • Alfa’s Bar and Grill: Saturday, Howie (Eldridge) & The Soul Potatoes; Milford.
  • Café 9: Friday, Snake Hill Blues (5 pm); Wednesday, Sarah Potenza w/ Lee-Ann Lovelace & George Lesiw; Monday, End of Summer Blues BBQ w/ George Baker Band; New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • Penny Lane Pub: Saturday, Dan Stevens; Old Saybrook.  860-388-9646
  • Haddam Neck Fair: Saturday, Kerry Powers (4 pm); Saturday, Someone You Can Xray (8 pm); Sunday, Gospel Music (11 am); East Hampton.
  • Shank’s: Sunday, Dan Stevens (2 pm); Clinton.
  • Branford Green: Saturday, Creamery Station (10 am); Jen Durkin’s Steal Your Funk; Delusions of Grandeur; The 2nd Annual Love is Louder & National Overdose Awareness Day; Branford.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, The Redliners; Saturday, Kosher Kid & The Incredible Amplifires; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Bohemian Pizza: Saturday, Murray the Wheel Band; 

  • Thomas Hooker Brewery at Colt: Thursday, The Coffee Grinders; Hartford.
  • Balos: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; West Hartford.
  • Hawk Ridge Winery: Monday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (2 pm); Watertown.
  • Wallingford Farmers Market: Saturday, Terri and Rob Duo Host an Open Mic (9:30 am); Wallingford.
  • Donovan’s Reef Reef Restaurant & Catering: Friday, The VOID; Branford.
  • Murphy’s Pub: Friday, Kathy Thompson Band; Saturday, RGB Band; Newtown.
  • The Brass Horse Café: Friday, Rich Badowski Blues Band; Sunday, Jr Krauss and the Shakes (3 pm); Barkhamsted.
  • Cambridge Brew House: Friday, The Coffee Grinders; Saturday, Jeff Blaney; Granby.  860-653-2738
  • White Pines Campground: Saturday, Carl Ricci and 706 Union Ave; Barkhamsted.
  • Smokin’ With Chris: Saturday, Shawn Taylor; Southington. (860) 620-9133
  • The Stomping Ground: Sunday, The How; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Daddy Jack’s: Saturday, The Lonnie Gasperini Organ Trio; New London.
  • The Steak Loft: Friday, Kosher Kid; Mystic. (860)-536-2661
  • Phoenix Dining and Entertainment: Saturday, Sacred Fire – A Tribute to Santana; Pawcatuck.
  • The Captain Daniel Packer Inn: Friday, Dan Stevens; Mystic.
  • M/Bar:  Friday, Shawn Taylor (4 pm); Mystic.
  • Rocks 21: Saturday, Sue Menhart Band; Mystic.
  • Daryl’s House: Friday, RUMOURS – Fleetwood Mac Tribute (night two); Saturday, RUMOURS – Fleetwood Mac Tribute (night three); Wednesday, Davy Knowles; Thursday, Dylan Doyle Band Plus Jules Olson; Pawling, NY  (845) 289-0185
  • The Falcon: Monday, Cindy Cashdollar & The Syncopators; Marlboro, NY.
  • Pete’s Saloon: Friday, The Gil Parris Band; Elmsford, NY
  • Towne Crier Café: Saturday, Anthony Geraci and the Boston Blues All-Stars; w/sg Fishkill George; Beacon, NY
  • Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre: Wednesday, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band; Port Chester, NY
  • Theodores’: Saturday, George T. Gregory Band; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: ; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Plainridge Park Casino: Sunday, The Barley Hoppers (4 pm); Plainville, MA
  • Burr’s Hill Park: Saturday, The Barley Hoppers (2 pm); Warren, RI
  • The Andrea: Saturday, Johnny and The East Coast Rocker’s (1 pm); Westerly, RI
  • Ninegret Road: Friday, Rhythm & Roots; Saturday, Rhythm & Roots; Sunday, Rhythm & Roots; 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/ The Chris Leigh Band 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/ Gina Gunn & Ron Pinney (Monday); Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam w/ Tommy Whalen (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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