Blues Schedule December 6, 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, 12/6 until Thursday, 12/12/2019.

  • The Bijou Theatre: Saturday, Eliza Neals and the Narcotics w/ Lady Soul – A tribute to Aretha Franklin; Bridgeport.
  • Garde Arts Center: Friday, Keb’ Mo’; Saturday, Hot Tuna; New London.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Saturday, Max Creek; Sunday, Terrapin – A Grateful Dead Experience w/David Gans; Hartford.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Friday, the Subdudes; Wednesday, Mike Zito w/Anthony Geraci (solo); Norfolk.
  • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center: Friday, Max Creek; Old Saybrook. (860)-510-0473
  • FTC Stage One: Saturday, The Subdudes; Monday, The Quiet One part of Films that Rock; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • The Mohegan Sun (Wolf Den): Sunday, Gary Hoey’s Annual Ho Ho Hoey Rockin’ Holiday Christmas Show; Uncasville. (888) 226-7711
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, The Chicago Dawgs holiday hors d’oeuvre; Saturday, Gary Hoey’s Annual Ho Ho Hoey Rockin’ Holiday Christmas Show; Sunday, Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze, fundraiser (4 pm); Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Note Kitchen & Bar: Saturday, 17 Odd Goats; Sunday, Dan Stevens (4:30 pm); Bethel.
  • The Acoustic Café: Thursday, Friends of The Brothers: Celebrating the music of the Allman Brothers Band; Bridgeport. (203)-335-3655
  • The Black Duck Café: Friday, Low Maintenance; Westport. (203)-227-7978
  • Wall Street Theater: Saturday, Heidi Newfield; Norwalk.
  • The Windsock: Friday, The VOID; Stratford.
  • Dunville’s: Saturday, Accidental Breakdown; Westport.
  • Spotted Horse: Saturday, Tony Ferrigno Band; Westport.
  • Grey Goose: Friday, Tony Ferrigno Band – OR – Fake ID; Southport.
  • Walrus + Carpenter: Friday, Cotton Gin and the Swamp Yankees; Black Rock.
  • Basso Café: Friday, Fake ID Duo: Scott Williams & Shelia Fabrizio; Norwalk.
  • BRYAC: Friday, Muddy Ruckus; Saturday, Red Ball Express; Bridgeport.
  • Chateau Le Gari:  Friday, Tom “The Suit” Forst; Marlborough.
  • Baci: Friday, Groove Section Trio; Cromwell.
  • Noble Jay Brewing Co: Saturday, Dan Stevens (5 pm); East Lyme.
  • June’s Outback Pub: Thursday, Xray Duo (6 pm); Killingworth.  (860)-663-1292
  • Klekolo World Coffee: Tuesday, Terri and Rob Duo (7 pm); Middletown.
  • Café 9: Friday, Toys for Tots w/ Joey Wit & The Definition, Shellye Valauskas Experience; Tuesday, An Evening with David Gans w/Rob Glassman; New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • Liberty Rock: Saturday, Murray the Wheel Band; Milford.
  • Alfas Bar: Saturday, Phil & The Fireballs; Milford.
  • Jordon’s Building: Friday, Paul Nelson Band (9 am, Toy Drive); New Haven.
  • Cambridge Brew House: Friday, HannaH’s Field; Granby.  860-653-2738
  • Mulligans: Friday, Brandt Taylor; Saturday, RGB Acoustic Quartet; Torrington.
  • The Market Place: Wednesday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic, (6:30 pm); Litchfield.
  • Main Street Grille: Friday, Rich Badowski Blues Band; Broad Brook.
  • The Brass Horse Café: Sunday, Sunday, Carl Ricci & 706 Union Ave. (3 pm); Barkhamsted.
  • Arch Street Tavern: Friday, Creamery Station and Joon; Hartford.
  • Carmine’s Bar Grill & Stage: Friday, Screamin Eagle Band; East Hartford.
  • Smokin’ With Chris: Friday, Billy Bileca, Lee-Ann Lovelace & Chris Vitarello; Southington. (860) 620-9133
  • Witchdoctor Brewing: Saturday, Orb Mellon (6:30 pm); Southington.
  • Strykers Café: Saturday, The Second Chance; Berlin.
  • Sunset Grille: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (6 pm); Watertown.
  • Downtown Cabaret Theatre: Friday, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Runs through Dec 29); Bridgeport.
  • 41 Bridge Street Live: Saturday, Downright Music takes the stage; Collinsville.
  • The Stomping Ground: Saturday, Oak and Elm; Wednesday, GA-20; Thursday, Cowboy and Lady; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Phoenix Dining and Entertainment: Sunday, Copy of Delta Generators; Thursday, Chris Leigh Band or Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts; Pawcatuck.
  • The Steak Loft: Friday, Sue Menhart Band; Mystic. (860)-536-2661
  • RD86: Friday, Paul Gabriel & Chris Leigh; New London.
  • American Forged Pub: Friday, Murray the Wheel Band; Naugatuck.
  • Daryl’s House: Saturday, Acoustic Brunch: Nellybombs (12 pm); Thursday, Mike Zito & Anthony Geraci; Pawling, NY  (845) 289-0185
  • The Turning Point: Saturday, Chris Bergson Blues Band; Piermont, NY
  • The Falcon: Friday, Slam Allen’s Holiday Soul-o-Bration; Saturday, Alexis P. Suter Band; Sunday, Guitar Summit Collective; Marlboro, NY.
  • The Falcon Underground: Friday, The Balkun Brothers /Jake Kulak & The Lowdown; Saturday, Deadgrass; Marlboro, NY
  • Towne Crier Café: Friday, Chris Smither; special guest Milton; Beacon, NY
  • Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre: Friday, Grateful-Blue Roadhouse Orchestra; Port Chester, NY
  • Lucy’s Lounge: Sunday, Bizarre Bazaar; Pleasantville, NY
  • Emlin Theatre: Saturday, Stanley Jordan plays Jimi; Mamaroneck, NY
  • Theodores’: Friday, Night Train; Saturday, The Love Dogs; Tuesday, Alex Hiller; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Sunday, Speziale & Friends 7th Annual Rock & Roll Christmas Benefit for Stand Up for Animals  Opening, Sweet Mercy; Westerly, RI (401) 315-5070
  • Pub on Park: Saturday, Tom “The Suit” Forst; Cranston, RI
  • The Duck: Saturday, Shawn Taylor; Sturbridge, MA
  • The MET: Friday, Gary Hoey’s Annual Ho Ho Hoey Rockin’ Holiday Christmas Show / The Nolan Leite Experience; Pawtucket, RI


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/TBA (4–7 pm) Hartford.
  • Farmington Marriott:                        Happy Hour (5-7:30 pm)
  • 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
  • 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/The Dead Dawgz Hartford.
  • Knickerbocker Café: Let’s Dance Wednesdays w/ Superchief Trio Westerly, RI
  • Bongo Ron’s Cigar & Lounge;         Open Mic (Thursday) Old Saybrook,\
  • Main Pub Restaurant:           Americana w/Bill Wallach, Don Sinetti, and Friends (Sunday) East Hartford
  • 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/Mark Nomad (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
  • American Polish Citizens Club:        Brandt Taylor’s Blues Roundup w/Ed Peabody (Sunday) Jewett City
  • 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 (Saturday. 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
  • The Chicken Shack at Carter Hill Farm:    The Shack Jam w/Lonnie Gasperini (Thursday) Marlborough
  • Best Video:                Second Wednesday Open Mic Hamden
  • Turning Tide: Blues Jam w/Chris Leigh Band (First Sunday) New London
  • Bobby Q’s:     Featured Act followed by a jam, hosted by Ed Train (Friday) Norwalk
  • 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:             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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Moonlight Cafe & Caterers:            Moonlight Blues Jam w/The Hudson Valley Blues Society (3rd Thursday) Brewster, 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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