Blues Schedule March 6 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, 3/6 until Thursday, 3/12/2020.


  • The Ridgefield Playhouse: Saturday, Robert Cray Band /King Solomon Hicks; Ridgefield. (203) 438-5795
  • Madison Beach Hotel: Saturday, Brews and Blues Festival w/Jake Kulak and the Lowdown /Bob Margolin; Thursday, Dan Stevens; Madison,  203-245-1404
  • Norwich Arts Center: Wednesday, Roberto Morbioli; Norwich.
  • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center: Friday, The THE BAND Band; Old Saybrook. (860)-510-0473
  • Infinity Music Hall: Saturday, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters; Wednesday, The Soul Rebels   Adriaen’s Landing Free Funktacular; Hartford.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Friday, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram; Sunday, Eric Gales; Thursday, Gary Hoey; Norfolk.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Chris Beard Blues Band; Sunday, CTBS Blues Band Challenge; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • The Hideaway Cafe: Friday, The Full Stop Blues Band; Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Ridgefield.
  • Wall Street Theater: Saturday, Fleetwood Macked w/Refugee; Norwalk.
  • Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill: Friday, Tony Ferrigno Band; Fairfield.
  • Dunvilles: Wednesday, The 5 O’clocks; Westport.
  • Gray Goose: Saturday, Happy Sally; Southport.
  • Mulligans: Saturday, Center Line Band; Torrington.
  • Sasso’s Coal Fired Pizza: Friday, The Boogie Boys w/Petey Hop; Torrington.
  • The Painted Pony: Saturday, The Boogie Boys w/Petey Hop; Bethlehem.
  •   Best Video: Friday, Americana: Last Fair Deal; Hamden.
  • Donahue’s: Saturday, The Heavy Hitters; Madison.
  • The Pit Stop: Saturday, Howie (Eldridge) & The Soul Potatoes w/Paul Gabriel; Milford.
  • Nightingale’s Acoustic Café: Monday, Frank Fotusky; Old Lyme.
  • Jerry’s Pizza: Friday, Unfinished Business Blues Band; Middletown.
  • The Tavern on 66: Friday, Frankie and The Know It Alls; East Hampton.
  • The Stand: Sunday, RGB Acoustic; Branford.
  • Maple Tree Café: Friday, Saint George & The Dragons; Saturday, Arnon & The Lowdown; Simsbury.
  • Fast Eddies: Saturday, Pat Lavery Band; New Milford.
  • The Hungry Tiger: Saturday, Cole Morson Band Blues (6 pm); Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Yarde House Tavern: Friday, Jeff Pitchell; Enfield.  (860) 254 5778
  • Shamrock Café: Saturday, The Dead Dawgs; Suffield.
  • The Flying Monkey: Saturday, George T. Gregory Quartet; Hartford.
  • Urban Lodge Brewing Co.: Thursday, TSC Acoustic (6 pm); Manchester.
  • Hartford Marriott: Saturday, Measured Soul; Farmington.
  • Trenta Tavern: Saturday, RGB (electric); Plainville.
  • Sherman’s Taphouse: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; Burlington.
  • Roaring Brook Nature Center:  Saturday, Kerri Powers; Canton.
  • Witchdoctor Brewing: Saturday, Dan Stevens; Southington.
  • Winchester Café: Sunday, Michael Cleary, solo; Portland.
  • The Stomping Ground: Friday, The Eric Ducoff Band; Tuesday, Keri Anderson; Wednesday, Tyler James Kelly (Solo); Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Phoenix Dining and Entertainment: Thursday, Heidi Nirk; Pawcatuck.
  • Daddy Jack’s: Saturday, Patty Tuite Group; New London.
  • The Steak Loft: Friday, Dave Robbins & The Amplifires; Wednesday, Dan Stevens; Mystic. (860)-536-2661
  • The Strange Brew Pub: Friday, Jake Kulak & the LowDown; Norwich.
  • Daryl’s House: Sunday, Back to the Garden 1969 – The Woodstock Experience – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival; Wednesday, Danielle Nicole; Pawling, NY  (845) 289-0185
  • The Turning Point: Friday, Kim Wilson Band (7:30 pm); Friday, Kim Wilson Band (10 pm); Piermont, NY
  • The Falcon: Friday, The Chris O’Leary Band /Jaxx Café; Saturday, Scott Sharrard /Telepathic Moon Dance; Sunday, Brunch w/Dave Keyes, solo Thursday, Chris Beard Blues Band; Marlboro, NY.
  • Towne Crier Café: Saturday, Slam Allen Band w/Dan Brother Band; Beacon, NY
  • Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre: Wednesday, SoulShine Performs Brothers & Sisters; Port Chester, NY
  • The Capitol Theatre: Saturday, Melvin Seals and JGB / Stella Blues Band; Port Chester, NY
  • Emelin Theatre: Saturday, Dana Fuchs; Mamaronect, NY
  • Theodores’: Saturday, Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers; Tuesday, Slim & St. George; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Friday, Thor Jensen Band Hometown Show; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Rail Trail Ale House: Friday, Cobalt Express; Southwick, MA
  • Narragansett Café: Monday, Chris Beard Blues Band; Narragansett, RI
  • The Met: Saturday, Playing Dead; Wednesday, Eric Gales / Heidi Nirk Band; Pawtucket, RI
  • Rally’s: Saturday, Six Pack of Blues; Westfield, 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/ Honeysuckle Hartford.
  • Knickerbocker Café: Let’s Dance Wednesdays w/ The Cartells Westerly, RI
  • Hog River Brewing:              Sunday Sessions w/TBA  (2 pm) Hartford.
  • C.C. O’Brien’s:          Bob Christina & The Juke Joint w/ Brian Templeton, Mike Williams and Brad Hallen (Sunday, 2 pm)  Pawcatuck. (860) 599-2034
  • 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 (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
  • Music Lady:               Brandt Taylor’s Blues Roundup (Sunday) Moosup
  • 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:    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
  • Dunville’s:      The John Lamb Experience Piano Bar/ Open Mic/Jam Session Tuesday, Westport
  • 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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