WEEKLY JAMS:

Monday – Jam with Lola at Northside Tavern
Monday – Open Jam with Barry Richman at the Dixie Tavern, Marietta
Tuesday – Acoustic Open Mic w/Bones – Nik’s Place, Marietta
Tuesday - Blues Jam / Open Mic - Montie's Public House (ex-Zuffy's)
Tuesday – (1st Tuesdays) Open Mic with Tom Hill Band at Gold Dust Bar and Grill , Tucker
Wednesday – Open Jam w/ The Cazanovas - Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
Wednesday – Nick Edelstein & Friends at Cabbage Pie, 186 Carroll St., Cabbagetown! 7pm
Wednesday – Jake Jam at Moonshadow Tavern, Tucker (3rd Weds of month)
Wednesday – (alt. Weds.) Open Mic with Tom Hill Band at Will Henry’s Tavern, Stone Mountain
Thursdays – Jan 12 and Jan 26 – Open Jam w/ Tom Hill at Gilly's Bar & Grill, Dunwoody 8-12
Thursday - (2nd & 4th) Open Jam with Tom Hill Band at Gold Dust Bar, Tucker, 9pm
Thursday – Open Jam w/Nathan Nelson – Nik’s Place, Marietta
Thursday -- Lady D's Musician Jam – Vibes Night Club, Decatur, GA, 9pm
Thursday – Thursday Night Jam w/ Sana at B's Cracklin' BBQ, 6pm-9pm
Saturday – Open Mic w/ Tom Hill Band at Gold Dust Bar & Grill, Tucker (1st, 3rd & 5th Sat) 8pm
Saturday – Katie Martin's Afternoon Open Mic, 1pm-5pm – Darwin's, Sandy Springs
Sunday – Jam on The Patio at Comeback Bar & Grill – The Tom Hill Band – June 11 & 25, 4-8

THIS WEEK:

October 13-19:
The movie Sidemen, Long Road to Glory will be shown at the Plaza Atlanta Theatre. See the write-up on our home page.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1713097685368321

Wednesday, October 18:
Garrett Collins plays Wednesday Blues & Brews at the Hard Rock Cafe, 6:30-10pm, free!
http://www.hardrock.com/cafes/atlanta/event-calendar.aspx?

Thursday, October 19:
Blazing blues-rockers Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, currently celebrating the release of their new Alligator Records album, Stompin' Ground, will perform at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur.

Thursday, October 19:
Tom Petty Tribute Jam at Red Light Cafe, 8pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/2156675721226169

Friday, October 20:
The Breeze Kings Live at “Tunes By the Tracks” Stone Mountain Village, 7:00pm-9:00pm.
Concerts are free "rain or shine". Bring a lawn chair and join us as ABS friends and ATL neighbors gather in the Stone Mountain Village. “On Tap” for the evening: Incredible music and an exceptionally good time - guaranteed!  Beer, wine and soft drinks available for purchase, with all monies keeping local original and blues artists trackside in SMV and on the Main Street stage.   https://www.facebook.com/events/302986930184792

Saturday, October 21:
Wayback Band plays Buckeye's Getaway, Atlanta, 8pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/550675615280410



UPCOMING:




Wednesday, October 25:
Adam Harris Thompson plays Weds Blues & Brews at Hard Rock Cafe, 6-10pm, Free
http://www.hardrock.com/cafes/atlanta/event-calendar

Friday, October 27:
An evening with Jimmy Thackery at Velvet Underground Music Room, Hard Rock Cafe, Atlanta, Reservation tables available.
https://www.freshtix.com/events/jimmy-thackery

Friday, October 27:
Thunder Gypsy at Bank Street Cafe in Griffin, GA, 8pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/273187996498167

Friday & Saturday, October 27 & 28:
Mudcat Band weekend at Northside Tavern, 10pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/546631625728540

Saturday, October 28:
Retro Rock-its play Howl o Ween!, Downtown Gainesville Square, 7pm-9pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1973463956202132

Saturday, October 28:
7th Annual Halloween & Hot Dog Jam at SaNa Sounds Recording, 7pm. Costume required, BYOB, $10 Donation, Live music, costume contest!  •  http://www.sanablues.com/

Sunday, October 29:
Bostons, BBQ, Blues, & Boos Festival w/ Dani Mac & Company hosted by Rescue Ranch, Rutledge, GA. The Bostons BBQ Blues and Boos Festival promises to be a great afternoon at the Rescue Ranch with great BBQ to sample, amazing music by Dani Mac & Company, the Hardy Boyd Band, and Joe Capo Blues Guitar, as well as beverages by Greer Beer and a pet costume contest.
https://www.facebook.com/events/489623318066066

Wednesday, November 1:;
Chequered Blue plays Fanatics Wine Down Wednesday, 7pm-10pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/248758835648442

Friday, November 3:
The Let It Rip Band plays a Thanksgiving Party at Theory Restaurant & Lounge in Duluth (3695 Club Drive). 9pm to midnight. www.LetItRipBand.com

Friday, November 3:

Celebrating 60 years in the music industry and still going strong! Benny Turner is not just a seasoned professional musician but a passionate performer and a living link to blues history! See him Friday, November 3 at Madlife Stage & Studios, Woodstock. 7:30pm. Benny is the brother of blues legend Freddie King and you can read a review of his new CD on our Reviews Page.

Saturday, November 4:
the Randall Bramblett Band plays the Vista Room at Napoleon's in Decatur, 9pm
https://www.freshtix.com/events/randall-bramblett-november4

Saturday, November 4:
ACZA presents Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys at Dorothy Benson Center, 6500 Vernon Woods Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30328. Concert and Dance from 8-11pm, Free Zydeco Dance Lesson 7-8pm w/ admission $14 for ACZA members & active military, $18 for non members, $5 for students.  Authentic Cajun food for sale from Fusions Catering, no cash bar.
http://www.aczadance.org/

Friday, November 10:;
Delta Moon plays the Vista Room at Napoleon's in Decatur, GA, 9pm
https://www.freshtix.com/events/delta-moon


Get ready for this year’s “Blues Stotts” benefit and memorial at Blind Willie’s, Saturday, November 11. This is a musical celebration to honor the life of Larry Stotts. A great day of music, fellowship and raffles to Benefit Cystic Fibrosis – a cause dear to Larry’s heart. Doors open at 1:30, and there will be music from four amazing bands: first, a set from Garrett Collins & Bennie Mobley. Next up, the always-swingin’ Cazanovas. followed by a set from the Clarksdale Regulators. The day will be headlined by Jeff Jenson. Cover is $15, and they will roll out Larry’s famous red beans & rice around 5 pm. This is a non-smoking event (except for the music!).



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Wednesday, October 18
          Open Mic with Paul Sanner – Arena Tavern, Duluth
          Bob Page – Blind Willie’s
          Blues Jam with Nick Edelstein & Friends – Cabbage Pie
          Blues Jam with the Cazanovas – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
          Michael Preston – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Blues and Brews featuring Garrett Collins – Hard Rock Café
          Rumours, A Fleetwood Mac Tribute – MadLife Stage and Studios, Woodstock
          Jake Holliday’s Blues Jam – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Zaib Kahn Open Blues Jam – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Daniel Mudcat Dudeck – Northside Tavern
          The Gordon Vernick Quartet Jazz Jam – Red Light Café
          The California Honeydrops – Terminal West
 
Thursday, October 19
          Houserocker Johnson and the Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          Thursday Open Mic, 7-9 pm, hosted by Jacob Elliott – Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          Zydeco Dance Class, 6:30-8pm; Cody Matlock & Friends – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
          Tommy Castro – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur
          Chickenshack – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Scotty Paulk – Hard Rock Café
          Rumours, A Fleetwood Mac Tribute – MadLife Stage and Studios, Woodstock
          Ross Pead – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Nathan Nelson Acoustic – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          The Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
          Badash Allstar Team presents Tom Petty Tribute Jam – Red Light Café
          Lady D's Eastside Thursday Rocking Open Mic Jam - Vibes Nite Club
 
Friday, October 20
          George Hughley and the Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          Jay Drummonds & Wayne Baird – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Bill Sheffield & Poverty Level – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
          The Rockaholics – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Adam Wakefield (from the Voice) with opener Whiskey Dixie, 7 pm; Dueling Pianos,
                    The Andrews Brothers, 9:55 pm – MadLife Stage and Studios, Woodstock
          Sound Medicine – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Stoni Brooks – Northside Tavern
          Last Pasties Standing:  ‘80s Rock & Metal – Red Light Café
         The Breeze Kings Live at “Tunes By the Tracks” Stone Mountain Village, 7-9 pm.
          ThunderGypsy – Turtle Cove Golf Course, Jasper
          Voodoo Visionary with Miss Mojo – The Vista Room at Napoleon’s, Decatur
 
Saturday, October 21
          Blues & Brews Festival – The Amphitheatre at Adamson Square, Carrollton
                    With Atlanta Boogie and the John Pagano Band
          Sandra Hall and the Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          Way Back Band – Buckeye Getaway
          Jay Drummonds & Wayne Baird – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Eliza Neals & the Narcotics – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
          Willy Jackson – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Larry Griffith Duo – GC BBQ, Roswell
          Bruce Springsteen Tribute, “Bruce in the USA” – MadLife, Woodstock
          Raven Shine – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          The Bretheren – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          The Cazanovas – Northside Tavern
          Juke Joint Dukes – Red Hare Brewing, Marietta
          Autumn in the Park – Starr Park, Forest Park
                    Featuring Tamara Goldinella and Spectrum; 11 am – 5:30 pm
 
Sunday, October 22
          Larry Griffith Duo, noon-3 pm – Bub-Ba-Q, Jasper
          Gospel Lunch with the D-Notes, 3:30 – 6:30 pm – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
          10,000 Pontiacs – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern
          Clay Melton w/ Pussyfoot + The Last Chance Riders – Red Light Café
 
 
 

Looking Aheadů
 
Friday, October 27
            Andy T & Alabama Mike w/ Anson Funderburg – Blind Willie’s
            Blues on the Block Festival – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
                       Feat. Markey Blue Ric Latina Project, Way Back Band, Poverty Level
           Jimmy Thackery – Hard Rock Café
            Son Little – Smith’s Olde Bar
 
Saturday, October 28
          Blues on the Block Festival – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
                        Feat. Mark Hummel & the Golden State Lone Star Revue,
                        The Cazanovas, Chickens and Pigs, No Solution,
                        Stephen “Bluesdude” Duncan
 
Sunday, October 29
          Casey James – City Winery
          Blues on the Block Festival – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
                        Featuring Andy T Band with Alabama Mike & Anson
                        Funderburg, Wavetree, Real Deal Blues Band, ThunderGypsy
 
Thursday, November 2
            Anders Osborne & Jackie Green – City Winery
 
Friday, November 3
           Corey Harris – Blind Willie’s
          Benny Turner, 7:30; Nirvana Tribute, 10 – MadLife, Woodstock
 
Saturday, November 4
           Los Lobos - City Winery
 
Sunday, November 5
           Los Lobos - City Winery
 
Friday, November 10
          James Armstrong – Blind Willlie’s
          Delta Moon – The Vista Room at Napoleon’s, Decatur
 
Saturday, November 11
          Blues Stotts – Blind Willie’s
           Featuring Jeff Jensen, The Clarksdale Regulators, The Cazanovas,
           Garrett Collins and Bennie Mobley; doors at 1, music starts at 2
 
Thursday, November 16
          Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama & the Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet –
                         Schwartz Center, Emory University
 
Sunday, November 19
            ABS Gathering and Jam w/ host band Sweet & Salty Blues Band, 3-6 pm – 
                        MadLife Stage and Studios, Woodstock
 
Saturday, November 25
            Selwyn Birchwood – Blind Willie’s
 
Sunday, December 3
            ABS Holiday Party w/ Atlanta Blues Challenge Winners –
            Helene S. Mills Multipurpose Center
 

 
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