Blues Schedule March 13, 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, 3/13 until 3/19/2020 Thursday.

  • FTC Stage One: Friday, Roomful of Blues; Saturday, Gary Hoey; Monday, Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Bobby T’s Allstars & Guests; Saturday, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez; Sunday, Round 2 of the Connecticut Blues Society Band Challenge; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Infinity Music Hall: Friday, Dana Fuchs; Saturday, Roomful of Blues; Norfolk.
  • Note Kitchen & Bar: Friday, Bone Dry Duo; Bethel.
  • The Bijou Theatre: Saturday, Stax of Soul – Tribute to Stax Record Label; Thursday, WPKN’s Music on Film series; Bridgeport.
  • Chris Episcopal Church: Saturday, Wandering Roots Concert w/ Shawn Taylor (6:30 pm); Bethany.
  • Donahue’s: Sunday, Johnny and the East Coast Rockers  (4:30 pm); Madison.
  • The Pit Stop: Saturday, The VOID w/Elana Zabari; Milford.
  • Clubhouse Grille: Friday, Fake ID; Norwalk.
  • Spotted Horse: Saturday, The B Side; Shelton.
  • Black Duck: Saturday, Fake ID; Westport.
  • Coal House Pizza: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner electric trio; Stamford.
  • Cambridge Brew House: Friday, Liviu Pop & Friends – March Edition; Saturday, Rich Badowski Blues Band; Granby.  860-653-2738
  • Mulligans: Saturday, St. Patrick’s Day Bash with B Reaney Blues; Torrington.
  • Sasso’s Coal Fired Pizza: Friday, Carl Ricci & 706 Union Ave.; Torrington.
  • Scotch Plains Tavern: Saturday, The Bernadettes; Essex.  (860) 662.4032
  • Smokin’ With Chris: Tuesday, Saint Patty’s w/Shawn Taylor; Southington. (860) 620-9133
  • Maple Tree Café: Friday, Gabe Stillman Band; Simsbury.
  • Grindstone Tavern: Saturday, Slim & St. George; Collinsville.
  • Crystal Bees: Friday, Beyond the Wall; Southington
  • Taprock: Friday, Center Line Band; Unionville.
  • Kinsmen Brewing Co.: Saturday, St. Patty’s Day w/ TSC Acoustic; Milldale.
  • Still Hill Brewery: Friday, TSC Acoustic Goes Irish; Rocky Hill.
  • The Residence at Ferry Park: Wednesday, TSC Acoustic Goes Irish (6:30 pm); Rocky Hill.
  • Toad’s Place: Friday, Riders on the Storm 30th Anniversary (5:30 pm); New Haven. (203) 624-8623
  • Noble Jay Brewing: Friday, Dan Stevens (5 pm); East Lyme.
  • Rock Garden Café: Friday, Eran Troy Danner electric trio; Watertown.
  • Center Street Brewing Company: Friday, RGB Acoustic (5 pm); Wallingford.
  • The Winchester Café: Friday, The Modeans; Portland.
  • Two Wrasslin’ Cats Coffee House: Saturday, Terri and Rob Duo (12 pm); East Haddam.
  • La Boca: Saturday, Someone You Can Xray & Hannah’s Field; Middletown.
  • South Lyme Union Chapel: Monday, Dan Stevens (6 pm); Old Lyme.
  • The Brass Horse Café: Friday, Rich Badowski Blues Band; Barkhamsted.
  • Tribus Beer Co: Sunday, Shawn Taylor (4 pm); Milford.
  • Shebeen Brewing Co.: Sunday, TSC Acoustic Goes Irish (3 pm); Wolcott.
  • Brass Works Brewing Company: Sunday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (1:30 pm); Waterbury.,
  • The Mona Lisa Restaurant: Friday, Lori and The Legends; Wolcott.
  • The Stomping Ground: Friday, August First; Tuesday, Andrew O’Keefe (of The Old North); Wednesday, James Keyes; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Blackledge Country Club: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell; Hebron.
  • Lakeview Restaurant & Bar: Friday, 60 Cycle Hum Blues; Coventry.
  • Caloroso Eatery & Bar: Thursday, Shawn Taylor (6 pm); Shelton.  (203) 924-2220
  • Maria V’s Bar & Restaurant: Friday, Screamin Eagle Band; Shelton.
  • Beacon Falls Pizza: Tuesday, Dan Stevens (5 pm); Beacon Falls.
  • American Forged Pub: Friday, Shawn Taylor; Naugatuck.
  • Daddy Jack’s: Friday, The Night Shakers; Saturday, Lonnie Gasperini Trio w/Paul Gabriel; New London.
  • The Steak Loft: Thursday, Jeff Pitchell; Mystic. (860)-536-2661
  • The Captain Daniel Packer Inn: Saturday, Dan Stevens; Mystic.
  • C.C. O’Brien’s: Sunday, Dave Howard & the Highrollers reunion with Bob Christina, Tom Ferraro, Tommy Reed and Dicky Reed; Pawcatuck. (860) 599-2034
  • The Falcon Underground: Friday, The Last Band: Music of the Last Waltz; Saturday, Deadgrass  (Interpreting the music of Jerry Garcia); Monday, Cindy Cashdollar & The Syncopators; Marlboro, NY
  • Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre: Friday, Katie & Andrea (6:45 pm); Saturday, Katie & Andrea (6:45 pm); Wednesday, Friends Of The Brothers; Port Chester, NY
  • The Capitol Theatre: Friday, Phil Lesh & Friends Surprise 80th Birthday Party; Saturday, Phil Lesh & Friends Surprise 80th Birthday Party; Port Chester, NY
  • Eleven-11 Grille & Spirits: Friday, Shoo Fly Trio; Fishkill, NY
  • Rudy’s: Friday, Groove Gypsies; Hartsdale, NY
  • Yonkers Brewing Co: Saturday, Johnny Feds & Da Boyz; Yonkers, NY
  • The Hudson Room: Saturday, Doug Wahlberg Band; Peekskill, NY
  • Theodores’: Friday, The Wildcat O’Halloran Band; Saturday, Roberto Morbioli; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • 350 Grille: Thursday, Boogie Boys; Springfield.

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/ Ramblin’ Dan Stevens Hartford.
  • Knickerbocker Café: Let’s Dance Wednesdays w/Cherry Pie Westerly, RI
  • Hog River Brewing:              Sunday Sessions w/TBA  (2 pm) Hartford.
  • C.C. O’Brien’s:          Bob Christina & The Juke Joint w/TBA (Sunday, 2 pm)  Pawcatuck. (860) 599-2034
  • 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/ 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/George Lesiw Band (Sunday) New Haven
  • Best Video:                Second Wednesday Open Mic Hamden
  • Music Lady:               Brandt Taylor’s Blues Roundup w/Sara Ashleigh & Carl Ricci (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
  • June’s:            CT Music Showcase Acoustic Open Mic (Monday) Killingworth. (860)-663-1292
  • 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)
  • Cady’s Tavern:          Rick Harrington Weekly Roadhouse Jam (Sunday) Chepachet RI
  • Boundary Brewhouse:           Sunday Blues Jam (Pawtucket, RI)
  • The Andrea:               Greg Sherrod Open Mic Beach Jam (Sunday) Misquamicut Beach.
  • 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
  • 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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