Tickets for the Georgia Blues & Roots Festival now on sale.
We have 3 levels of seating available: VIP Reserved @ $50 per seat or $300 for a table for 6; Stadium Seating @ $25, and Lawn @ $15. Once again the ABS has reserved the best table seating in our name and is allowing our membership to purchase seating/tickets directly from us. You can pay us in person and reserve your spot without having to pay the TicketMaster fee. In addition early ticket sales help us with cash flow for advertising and other up front costs. Contact George Klein at a monthly Gathering, out and about at a blues show or email him at geoklein1@yahoo.com for other options. Tickets are also available at the Mable House Barnes Box Office or through TicketMaster.


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:


Sat. and Sun., Sept. 16 & 17:
The Atlanta Blues and International Music Festival. Noon to 8pm, Woodruff Park, downtown Atlanta (Peachtree and Edgewood). General Admission: FREE – Bring your lawn chairs! Saturday Waterfall Stage:  Jessica and the Riff Cats, No Solution, Najuma’s Tribute to Phyllis Hyman, Griot Arts Ensemble, The Bush League, La La Mig, Delvis, The Dr. Love Blues Revue, and on the Gazebo Stage:   Zelda Thomas, Trillest Love, Jon Wayne & Michael I-Zayah. Sunday Waterfall Stage:  Simeon Felicien, Kesy Cayote, Stoni Taylor, and on the Gazebo Stage:  Kala, Jon Wayne & Michael I-Zayah, Michaelstar.
http://www.atlantainternationalmusicfestival.com/

Sunday, September 17:
Lazer Lloyd at Smith's Olde Bar, Upstairs Music Room, 7pm, $10 advance, $15 door, $60 VIP Table. Virtuoso guitarist and master storyteller, Lazer Lloyd will be playing an special early Sunday show at Smith's. His promoters have a special offer for the ABS. They are giving us 2 free tickets which we will be raffling off at the Sept 9 Barbecue Bob Festival and they are also offering a free ticket for each ticket sold.  So buy one ticket and get one free ticket and a signed CD! Get Tickets:
www.TicketWeb.com

Sunday September 17:
Fatback Deluxe hosts the ABS Sept Gathering & Jam at Fanatics Sports Bar, Mableton, GA, 3pm-6pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/576175749440008


UPCOMING:

Friday, September 22:
The Juke Joint Dukes play Fat Matt's, 8pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/320596068357779

Saturday, September 30:
Tribute – a Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band plays at the Candler Park Fall Fest, 4:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1931340243808733

Sunday, October 1:
Thunder Gypsy plays at the Duluth Fall Festival, 4pm-5pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/139434736652746


GO OUT AND SUPPORT LIVE BLUES!

Please call to confirm dates and times...   
 
 
Sunday, September 17
          ABS Monthly Gathering and Jam with host band Fatback Deluxe, 3-6 pm –      
                        Fanatics Sports Bar, Mableton
          Larry Griffith Duo, noon-3pm – Bub-Ba-Q, Jasper
          Gospel Lunch w/ the D-Notes – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
          10,000 Pontiacs – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern
          Lazer Lloyd – Smith’s Olde Bar
          Atlanta Blues & International Music Festival – Woodruff Park
 


Looking Aheadů
 
Thursday, September 21
            Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue – The Tabernacle
 
September 22-24
            GABBAfest 2017 – Douglas Theatre, Macon
                    Featuring the Freight Train w/ special guest Vaylor & Melody Trucks,
                    Lefty Collins & the No Mercy Band, Royal Johnson, GABBA Member’s Jam
 
Friday, September 22
          Sean Holt and the Teardrops – Blind Willie’s
 
Saturday, September 23
          An Evening Under the Stars, Blues Festival II – Wolfcreek Ampitheater,
          Featuring Pokey, Sir Charles Jones, Willie Clayton, Tucka, Sheba Potts Wright
 
Sunday, September 24
           ACZA presents Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band –
          Dorothy Benson Center, Sandy Springs
 
Friday, September 29
            TajMo, Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’, Jontavious Willis opens – Sweetland Ampith'r, LaGrange
 
Saturday, September 30
            TajMo, Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ – Gainesville Location of the Atlanta
                    Botanical Garden, Gainesville
          Georgia Blues & Roots Festival – Mabel House Barnes Amphitheatre
                    Featuring Bernard Allison, Tinsley Ellis, The Broadcast, Little G
                    Weevil Band, Eddie Tigner, Sandra Hall, Rae & the Royal Peacocks
 
September 30 and October 1
            Sweet Auburn Music Fest – Auburn Avenue
 
Monday, October 2
            John Popper (Harmonica virtuoso from Blues Traveler) – City Winery
 
Friday, October 6
          The Nighthawks – Blind Willie’s
          Geoff Achison – The Vista Room at Napoleon’s, Decatur
 
Friday, October 13
            Jason Ricci – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
 
Saturday, October 14
            Jason Ricci – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
 
Sunday, October 15
            The Wood Brothers – Cox Capitol Theatre, Macon
 
Monday, October 16
            The Wood Brothers – Georgia Theatre, Athens
          The Nighthawks – Blind Willie’s
 
Thursday, October 19
            Tommy Castro – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur
 
Thursday, November 2
            Anders Osborne & Jackie Green – City Winery
 
Saturday, November 11
          Blues Stotts – Blind Willie’s
 
Thursday, November 16
          Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama & the Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet –
          Schwartz Center, Emory University

 
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