Blues Schedule February 28, 2020

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,   until Thursday,  .

  • FTC Stage One: Wednesday, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram w/ The Cerny Brothers; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, The Remedies Band- Fundraiser Event; Saturday, Tom Forst Band; Tuesday, Kim Wilson’s Blues Allstars; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Infinity Music Hall: Thursday, Melvin Seals & JGB; Hartford.
  • The Pine Loft Café: Sunday, Connecticut Blues Society Sunday Jam (1 pm); Berlin.
  • Wall Street Theater: Thursday, Casey Abrams; Norwalk.
  • Bill’s Crossroads Café: Saturday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Fairfield.
  • Milestone: Monday, Eric Lindell; Georgetown.
  • Black Duck: Saturday, The Wendy May Band; Westport.
  • Sails: Friday, The B Side; Saturday, Fake ID; Norwalk.
  • Note Kitchen & Bar: Friday, Dan Zlotnick; Saturday, Shoo Fly Blues; Bethel.
  • Sasso’s Coal Fired Pizza: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Wednesday, Vitamin B-3; Torrington.
  • Bill’s Seafood: Saturday, The Guy Zinda Band; Sunday, Old Dog/New Tricks; Westbrook.
  • The Redding Roadhouse: Friday, Live Acoustic Music: Jonny Chapman; Saturday, Big Chief and The Midnight Groove; Redding.
  • Old Post Tavern: Saturday, Tony Ferrigno Band; Fairfield.
  • The Acoustic Café: Saturday, Jamie McLean Band w/ Stephanie Ryan; Bridgeport. (203)-335-3655
  • Grey Goose: Friday, Fake ID; Southport.
  • Best Video: Thursday, Solo Guitar: Glenn Roth; Singer-Songwriter: Shawn Taylor; Hamden.
  • Joe’s Filling Station: Friday, Terri and Rob Duo (11 am); Cromwell.
  • Arch 2 Sports Bar and Grill: Saturday, Righteous Continental; Rocky Hill.
  • Dunvilles: Tuesday, The 5 O’clocks; Westport.  203-227-0511
  • The Brass Horse Café: Friday, Carl Ricci and 706 Union Ave; Sunday,   (3 pm); Barkhamsted.
  • Reverie Brewing Company: Saturday, Jake Kulak & the LowDown; Newtown.
  • Vero Cucino Rustico: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Middletown.
  • Noble Jay Brewing: Saturday, Dan Stevens (5 pm); East Lyme.
  • Stella Blues: Saturday, The Medicinal Purpose; New  Haven.
  • The Winchester Café: Friday, Boogie Boys; Portland.
  • Donahue’s: Friday, The Bernadettes; Madison.
  • Scotch Plains Tavern: Saturday, Blues on the Rocks; Essex.  (860) 662.4032
  • June’s Outback Pub: Saturday, Screamin Eagle Band; Killingworth.  (860)-663-1292
  • The Hungry Tiger: Friday, Dead Show: Mark Paradis & his Gang; Saturday, The 3 Magneatos; Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Maple Tree Café: Saturday, Jr Krauss & The Shakes; Simsbury.
  • Smokin’ With Chris: Saturday, Celebrating Leap Year with The Honeycreepers; Southington. (860) 620-9133
  • Arch Street Tavern: Saturday, Mauve Lloyd Dual Album Tribute to Pink Floyd; Hartford.
  • The Half Door: Friday, Center Line Band; Hartford.
  • Hartford Road Café: Saturday, The Mighty Soul Drivers; Manchester
  • Powder Mill Barn: Sunday, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez w/Patty Tuite Group: ChaChaSue Birthday Bash 2020; Enfield.
  • Crystal Bees: Saturday, Watkins Glen Band; Southington
  • Witchdoctor Brewing: Sunday, Walter Jacobson Music (2 pm); Southington.
  • Kinsmen Brewing Co.: Friday, Clark Hall Presents : Wild Adriatic; Milldale.
  • The Downtown Coffee Shop: Sunday, Terri (half a show); Meriden.
  • Daddy Jack’s: Saturday, Bees Deluxe; New London.
  • The Steak Loft: Thursday, Johnny & The East Coast Rockers; Mystic. (860)-536-2661
  • The Stomping Ground: Friday, Heidi Nirk; Sunday, Slim and the Perkolators (1 pm); Tuesday, Franki Dennull; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Blackledge Country Club: Friday, Dan Stevens (6:30 pm); Hebron.
  • The Eleven Bar & Grille: Friday, Creamery Station; Naugatuck.
  • The Twisted Vine: Saturday, Howie (Eldridge) & The Soul Potatoes w/Paul Gabriel; Derby.
  • Daryl’s House: Sunday, Ana Popovic; Thursday, The Myles Mancuso Band; Pawling, NY  (845) 289-0185
  • The Turning Point: Sunday, Todd Wolfe and NITETRAIN (4 pm); Wednesday, Kim Wilson’s Blues Allstars (7 pm); Wednesday, Kim Wilson’s Blues Allstars (9:45 pm); Thursday, Chris Beard Blues Band; Piermont, NY
  • The Falcon: Friday, Bobby Harden’s Soul Purpose Band; Marlboro, NY.
  • Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre: Saturday, Tree of Life Benefit 2020; Wednesday, SoulShine Performs Allman Brothers Band In Entirety; Port Chester, NY
  • Moonlight Cafe & Caterers: Saturday, Marty Finch Blues Combo; Brewster. NY
  • Theodores’: Friday, Seth Rosenbloom; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Friday, The Silks; Saturday, Johnny and the East Coast Rockers; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • The Met: Friday, Johnny A. Just Me And My Guitars; Saturday, Ana Popovic; Pawtucket, RI
  • Lake George Tavern: Saturday, Rich Badowski Blues Band; Wales, MA
  • Saw Dust Coffeehouse: Saturday, Shawn Taylor; Sturbridge, MA
  • The Southwick Inn: Saturday, Ozzie Williams RRB; Southwick, MA

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.
  • 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
  • Farmington Marriot: Thursday Tunes w/RGB Acoustic Duo w/Jeff Martinson (6 pm)
  • 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/ Green Heron Hartford.
  • Knickerbocker Café: Let’s Dance Wednesdays w/ Greg Piccolo and Heavy Juice Westerly, RI
  • Hog River Brewing:              Sunday Sessions w/ Jeff Butler Trio (2 pm) Hartford.
  • C.C. O’Brien’s:          Bob Christina & The Juke Joint w/Tom Ferraro, Mr Nick David, Marty Ballou and Klem Klemco (Sunday, 2 pm)  Pawcatuck. (860) 599-2034
  • Vincent’s: Tuesday, Boogie Chillin’; Worcester.

Weekly Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/ TBA (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 (Saturday. 4 pm) Meriden
  • The Buttonwood Tree:          Terri and Rob Duo host the Open Mic (Monday) Middletown.
  • The Manhattan Restaurant: Jam Hosted by Joseph Adolewski & Cheryl Tracy (Thursday) Southington
  • Pamona Pete’s:         Open Mic Hosted by Adelaide Punkin (Wednesday) Unionville
  • 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
  • Music Lady:               Brandt Taylor’s Blues Roundup (Sunday) Moosup
  • 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:    George Papallo Open Mic Night; (last Wednesday) Guilford
  • Note Kitchen & Bar:             2JAM Acoustic Jam (Friday); Bethel.
  • Note Kitchen & Bar:             Open Mic Jam (Monday); Bethel.
  • Milford Sports Pub & Grill:  Open Mic w/ Shawn Taylor  (Wednesday)  Milford
  • 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
  • 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
  • Moonlight Cafe & Caterers:            Moonlight Blues Jam (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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