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
Wednesday – Jelly Jam – open jam – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
Wednesday – Jake Jam at Moonshadow Tavern, Tucker (3rd Wednesday of each month)
Wednesday – (alt. Weds.) Open Mic with Tom Hill Band at Will Henry’s Tavern, Stone Mountain
Thursday – Open Jam w/Nathan Nelson – Nik’s Place, Marietta
Saturday – Katie Martin's Afternoon Open Mic, 1pm-5pm – Darwin's, Sandy Springs



THIS WEEK

This week with The Breeze Kings
Thursday, Sept 20, Thursday Night Blues Party at Northside Tavern, no cover, 10pm
Friday, Sept 21, Truly Cigar Bar, Marietta, 8pm

This week with Dani Mac & Company
Dani Mac & Company plays a mix of Rockin' Blues and Rock & Roll. Music that'll make you get up and move your feet! From Buddy Guy to Etta James, we’ll rock some Blues!!
Friday, Sept 21-Tucker Brewing Company, 6-9pm
Saturday, Sept 22-Porterdale Bar & Grill, 9pm

This week with Donna Hopkins
Fri, Sept 21, The Hunt House, Marietta, 6pm
Sat September 22, Sautee-Nahoochee Coochee Blues Fest, 11am
Bernie’s Nacoochee Valley Guest House and Sautee Hereford Ranch have partnered to bring a Blues Fest to the valley for September 22, 2018. The Sautee Nahoochee Coochee Blues Fest will have four featured bands set to play from noon until 8pm. The featured bands include: The Kerry Hill Band, Surface Tension, Donna Hopkins Band, Hoodoo Moon. Bernie’s will be selling food, drinks and alcoholic beverages. The tickets will be limited so don’t miss out! Bring your chairs, blankets or both and come join us on the lawn for great music, food, art and fun!!  TICKETS

Friday September 21:
This months Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association dance will be the Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band show at the Vista Room. Free Zydeco dance lesson: 7:30-8:30pm. Concert & Dance: 8:30-10:30pm. Reduced rates for ACZA members! Go HERE for details.

Friday, September 21:
Sweet & Salty Blues Band at Blue Rose Art Bistro, Douglasville – Sweet & Salty is a mix of blues, funk, rock and soul guaranteed to move your feet and touch your soul!
https://www.facebook.com/events/255652251754812/

Friday, September 21, 7pm-9pm:

Heather Luttrell performs at Tunes by the Tracks in Stone Mountain, GA – Heather Luttrell and the Possumden have been peddlin' their whiskey-soaked traveling show of Blues and Americana up and down the East Coast tirelessly for the past several years, gaining fans, notoriety and a few speeding tickets. Two part harmonies, acoustic guitar, banjo, drums and kazoo, the duo brings a big sound for two people, often surprising venues and fans with the large powerful voice that comes tearing out of Heather’s wiry tattooed frame like a freight train. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1337916719679218/



September 21-23, 2018, Macon, Georgia
The Georgia Allman Brothers Band Association has kicked it up a notch this year. This year's GABBAFest promises to be the best ever, with 2 previous members of the band appearing, Jack Pearson & Johny Neel, an awarding winning Blues act, The Sonny Moorman Group, an amazing up and coming artist with close ties to the ABB Family, Heather Gillis, this is one year not to miss. This event has been selling out in recent years, so get your tickets now. Memorabilia auction, presentation of the GABBY Award, Tours of the Big House, the members jam, late night at Grants Lounge, the tree dedication at Rosehill cemetery, and the hangover show at the Big House on Sunday, there's lots to do and see so make your weekend in Macon, Georgia a special experience by attending GABBAfest. Get your tickets here:
https://www.freshtix.com/events/gabbafest-2018


A multi-talented musician and moving vocalist, Danielle Nicole is a founding member, lead singer, and bass player of Kansas City blues rock band - Trampled Under Foot. In 2015, Nicole decided to branch out on her own with her debut album, “Wolf Den” and has a follow-up solo album, “Cry No More”, released earlier this year. From the beginning, Nicole rooted herself in the blues, with distinctive sounds and inventive bass work. After many years of hard work, she is the first woman to win the Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Award for Best Instrumentalist, Bass.

Saturday, September 22:
The Garrett Collins Project at Wild Wing Cafe, McDonough, GA – The Garrett Collins Project is a Funky Blues Based Rock Power Trio based out of Atlanta Georgia. Front man Garrett Collins is a young gun guitar player and vocalist that has been touring up and down the south east for the past three years! Bass player Dennis Stevenson and Drummer Justin Raffield are like a freight train chasing Garrett down the whole show! They push Garrett to a new level every night! This is a group you don’t want to miss! •  https://www.facebook.com/events/316362822255102/

Saturday, September 22:
Diane Durrett at the Train Depot, Lawrenceville, GA, Saturday – “She’s good. She’s damn good.” Sting’s summation of his duet with singer songwriter producer Diane Durrett speaks for anyone who’s ever heard her perform. With a blend of raw soulful vocals, sultry tones and strong original songs, Diane is an award winning performer, has been nominated for a Grammy and also serves on the Atlanta Board of the Recording Academy, best known for the Grammys. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1807153129349881/

Saturday, September 22:
Tribute at The Dixie Tavern, Marietta, Saturday – Atlanta's, TRIBUTE - a celebration of The Allman Brothers Band, is a powerful 8 piece group that faithfully recreates the music of ABB.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1127670967402296/

Saturday, September 22:
Cody Matlock Band w/ Tyler Neal at Aisle 5, Litlle 5 Points, CD Release Party – A chance encounter with Jonny Lang when he was just 12 years old, took Cody Matlock from a kid with a passion for guitar and put him on a path to develop his distinctive style. The blues guitarist/soul singer-songwriter began taking Georgia's storied music scene by storm as an up-and-comer and regular performer at Atlanta's top blues clubs (Northside Tavern, Blind Willies, Darwin’s). 2018 has been a busy year for Cody with performances at Infinite Energy Center (Georgia Swarm Professional Lacrosse), main stage appearances at music festivals (Summerfest, Oysterfest, Georgia World Congress Center's Fourth of July celebration), and opening for Layla Hathaway. His debut EP, "Cody Matlock: Live at Eddies Attic", is now out on streaming platforms with physical copies being released at his CD release party at Aisle 5 on Sept 22. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/977900855714075/

Saturday, September 22, 6pm-9pm:
Mike Watson Duo at Bub-ba-Q, Jasper – “Catch the Groove” with the Mike Watson Band. Although noted as a blues band, MWB have charted a new course in music they like to refer to as RCSB or Rhythm, Country, Southern Rock, and Blues. Mike’s soulful vocals and blazing guitar work, along with the talents of rest of the band amazes crowds wherever they play.
https://www.facebook.com/events/286484025507547/

Sunday September 23, 11:15am:
No Solution at Sandy Springs Festival – No Solution will be competing in the Sandy Springs Festival Battle of the Bands.  •  https://www.facebook.com/events/315490985925330/


COMING SOON...


At 8 PM on September 27th 2018, MadLife Stage & Studios will host Angie Aparo and Sonia Leigh, along with a very special guest songwriter for a night of powerful and deeply moving original music. Sony publishing artist Angie Aparo is a songwriting legend. He is the talent behind Grammy-winning songs performed by Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Big & Rich and Miley Cyrus. In 2000, Aparo was signed by Clive Davis with Arista records, releasing ‘The American’ which led to sharing the stage on U.S. tours with bands such as Matchbox 20, Faith Hill and Edwin McCain. Sonia Leigh is known for her artistry in country music and beyond. She is a popular songwriter on Music Row in her hometown of Nashville, with two #1 hits under her belt – Zac Brown Band's “Goodbye in Her Eyes” and “Sweet Annie”.





WINDSTORM PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES NEW ATLANTA BLUES CONCERTS
Maria Muldaur – Saturday, October 6, 8pm
Red Light Cafe, 553-1 Amsterdam Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306, (404) 874-7828 Tickets on sale at Eventbrite.com or by phone at 888-810-2063
Albert Cummings – Saturday, October 20, 8:30pm (8pm doors)
Smith’s Olde Bar (Music Room), 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta , GA 30324, 404-875-1522 Tickets go on sale Friday, July 13 at the Ticketweb.com or smithsoldebar.com.


Buddy Guy w/ Quinn Sullivan in Augusta, GA – The Augusta Blues Company is proud to be co-promoting this very special show on October 9, 2018 at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, GA. Please plan on making a road trip to see this legendary performer. Click Banner for ticket link, then use Promo Code: GRAMMY



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Friday, September 21
• Atlanta Soul Power (with Kathie Holmes) – Atlantic Station
• George Hughley & the Shadows – Blind Willie’s
• Sweet & Salty Blues Band – Blue Rooster Art Bistro, Douglasville
• Larry Griffith (solo), 6-9 pm – Bub-Ba-Q, Jasper
• Roger “Hurricane” Wilson (solo) – Center Street Tavern, Acworth
• Curtis Jones & Primal Roots – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
• The Pussywillows – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
• J.T. Speed – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Donna Hopkins – The Hunt House, Marietta
Danielle Nicole, 7:30pm;  Chicago Tribute Band, 9:55 pm – Madlife, Woodstock
• Ol’ Matt Donald’s Farm – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
• Little G Weevil Powerhouse Trio – Nik’s Place, Marietta
Tyler Neal – Northside Tavern
• Tall As Pine + How and Why + Katie Martin – Red Light Café
• The Breeze Kings – Truly Cigar Bar, Marietta
Dani Mac & Company – Tucker Brewing Company, Tucker
Heather Luttrell – Tunes by the Tracks, Stone Mountain Village
• ACZA presents Chubby Charrier and the Bayou Swamp Band – The Vista Room, Decatur

September 21-23
GABBAfest 2018 – Macon
___Featuring Jack Pearson, The Sonny Moorman Group with Special Guest Johnny Neel, more

Saturday, September 22
Cody Matlock Band, EP Release, w/ Tyler Neal – Aisle 5
Victor Wainwright – Blind Willie’s
• Mike Watson Duo, 6-9 pm – Bub-ba-Q, Jasper
• Roger “Hurricane” Wilson – Cigar Box Guitar Festival, McDonough
• Catherine Britt – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
• Katie Martin’s Open Mic, 1-5 pm; DELVISings for Autism Change – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
• Frank Hamilton School Performance, 10am-noon – Decatur Farmer’s Market
Tribute, a Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band – Dixie Tavern, Marietta
• Mr. Chapman’s Quarterly Revue – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Chi-Town Transit Authority, a Chicago Tribute Band, 7:30 pm; Dead Affect, a Grateful Dead
___ Tribute, 9:55 pm – Madlife, Woodstock
• Larry Griffith (solo), 8 pm – McCray’s Tavern, Smyrna
• Jess Goggans Band / Ajeva – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
• Marty Manous – Nik’s Place, Marietta
• Bill Sheffield, 6-9 pm, followed by Stoney Brooks – Northside Tavern
• Dani Mac & Company – Porterdale Bar & Grill, Porterdale
• Por el Amor de Goth presented by Tied and Tasseled Fetish Cabaret – Red Light Café
• Larry Griffith Band, 2-6 pm – Rocco’s Pub, Jasper
Sautee-Nahoochee Coochee Blues Fest – Sautee
___Featuring The Kerry Hill Band, Surface Tension, Donna Hopkins Band, Hoodoo Moon
Diane Durrett – The Train Depot, Lawrenceville
• The Garrett Collins Project – Wild Wing Café, McDonough

Sunday, September 23
• Larry Griffith Duo, 12-3 pm – Bub-Ba-Q, Jasper
David Olney – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
• Badash Allstar Blues Jam, 7:30-10:30 pm – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
• Frank Hamilton School Performance. 11 am-10:30pm – Emery U Volunteer Gathering
• 10,000 Pontiacs – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Swami, 6-9 pm, followed by Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern
• The Tannahill Weavers: 50th Anniversary Tour – Red Light Café
• Roger “Hurricane” Wilson w/ the Hurricane Homeboys, 2-6 pm – Rocco’s Pub, Jasper
• No Solution, 11:15 AM – Sandy Springs Festival
• Joe Gransden’s Big Band Sunday Dance Party – The Vista Room, Decatur

Monday, September 24
• Andy Birdsel – Blind Willie’s
• Garrett Collins Project – Brickery, Jackson
• The Pork Bellys – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Blues Jam hosted by Lola – Northside Tavern
• Atlanta Songwriters Club Meetup – Red Light Café

Tuesday, September 25
• JP Blues Band – Blind Willie’s
Joel DaSilva Band – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
• Gray & The Bad Boys – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Every Tuesday is Fat Tuesday with Will Scruggs – Louisiana Bistreaux, Decatur
• Patio Acoustic Night – Madlife, Woodstock
• Acoustic Open Mic with Bones – Nik’s Place, Marietta
• Swami Gone Bananas – Northside Tavern
• Sweet Knievel w/ The Away Team – Red Light Café
• ThunderGypsy – Smyrna Food Trucks
• Larry Griffith Band – Two Urban Licks

Wednesday, September 26
• Electromatics – Blind Willie’s
• Jelly Night Jam – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
• The Wild Hares – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Undiscovered Artists Showcase – Madlife, Woodstock
• Acousticovers Open Mic – 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
• Open Jam with the Tom Hill Band – Will Henry’s, Stone Mountain
Smokefree Atlanta Presents Wed's at Woodruff Park (artist TBA), 11am-2 pm – Woodruff Park

Thursday, September 27
• Frankie’s Blues Mission – Blind Willie’s
• Davina & The Vagabonds – City Winery
• Cody Matlock & Friends – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
• Chickenshack – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Angie Aparo, Sonia Leigh, and a special guest songwriter – Madlife, Woodstock
• Wasted Potential Brass Band – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
• Nathan Nelson Acoustic – Nik’s Place, Marietta
• The Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
• The Currys – Red Light Café
• Open Jam with the Tom Hill Band – Tucker Farmer’s Market, Tucker

Friday, September 28
• Roger “Hurricane” Wilson (solo) – American Legion #304, Acworth
• Rockaholics – Big Tex, Decatur
Lucky Losers – Blind Willie’s
• Michelle Malone – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
Jason Ricci & The Bad Kind – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
• The Garrett Collins Project – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Fox Theatre
• Ross Pead and Kathie Holmes – Gram Parsons Guitar Pull, Waycross
• The Breeze Kings – Independent Grounds Care, Kennesaw
• High South Band 7:30 pm; Rush Tribute, Rushour, 10 pm – Madlife, Woodstock
• Ralph Roddenbery – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
• Turnstile – Nik’s Place, Marietta
• Mudcat and the Atlanta Horns – Northside Tavern
• The Extraordinary Contraptions CD Release Party w/ Fable Cry + more! – Red Light Café
Albert Castiglia, Shufflejunkies open – Rocco’s, Jasper
• Larry Griffith Duo, 6-9 pm – Solis Hotel
• Tomi Martin & Trina Meade, 7-9 pm – Tunes by the Tracks, Stone Mountain Village
• Electric Avenue Presents the Purple Prom – The Vista Room, Decatur

Saturday, September 29
• The Garrett Collins Project – Backwoods Bar & Grill, High Falls
John Primer – Blind Willie’s
• Larry Griffith Duo, 12-3 pm – Bub-Ba-Q, Jasper
• Tribute, a Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band, 9 pm – Candler Park Fall Fest
• John D’Amato – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
• Katie Martin’s Open Mic, 1-5 pm; Charlie Wooten Project – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
• Willy Jackson – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
Georgia Blues & Roots Festival – Mable House Barnes Amphitheater – Featuring Carl
___ Weathersby, Albert Castiglia, Charlie Wooton and Zydefunk with special guest John Babich,
___ Larry Griffith Band with special guest Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, David T & Friends
• The Wildflowers, A Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Madlife, Woodstock
• Leonard Blush – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
• FUGM – Nik’s Place, Marietta
• Larry Bowie, 6-9 pm, followed by Mudcat and the Atlanta Horns – Northside Tavern
• Fundraiser for Oakhurst Recovery Program featuring Frank Hamilton School Performances,
___ 5:30 pm – Oakhurst Baptist Church
• Doraville Arts Theater Reunion – Red Light Café
• Gwen Hughes & Diane Durrett – The Vista Room, Decatur
An Evening Under the Stars Blues Festival – Wolfcreek Amphitheater, College Park –
__
Featuring Pokey Bear, Sir Charles Jones, TK Soul, Willie Clayton, Tucka, J Wonn, MC Lightfoot

Sunday, September 30
• Larry Griffith Duo, 12-3 pm – Bub-Ba-Q, Jasper
Atlanta Legends of the Blues, 4-6 pm – Candler Park Fall Fest
___Featuring Big Bill Morganfield, Eddie Tigner, and Shirley Diamon
• Gospel Lunch with Mandi Strachota, 4 pm – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
• 10,000 Pontiacs – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Swami, 6-9 pm, followed by Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern
• Eileen Howard presents Stardust and Rainbows: The Music of Harold Arlen and Hoagie
___ Carmichael – Red Light Café
Squirrel Nut Zippers – Terminal West
• The Tom Hill Band – Tucker Meat Market Celebration, Tucker



Looking Ahead…

Friday, October 5
• Seth Walker – The Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega

Saturday, October 6
• Maria Muldaur – Red Light Café

Tuesday, October 8
• Ana Popovic – City Winery

Tuesday, October 9
• Buddy Guy w/ Quinn Sullivan – Bell Auditorium, Augusta

Thursday, October 11
• Blackhawk – Madlife, Woodstock

Monday, October 15
• Samantha Fish – Terminal West

Saturday, October 20
• 3rd Annual BBQ, Bourbon & Blues Festival – The Foundry, Athens
___Featuring Tinsley Ellis, Frankie’s Blues Mission, and more TBA
• Albert Cummings – Smith’s Olde Bar

Sunday, October 21
ABS Gathering & Jam with Frankie’s Blues Mission, 3-6 pm – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker

Friday, October 26
• Geoff Achison & the Soul Diggers – The Vista Room, Decatur

Saturday, October 27
• Scrapomatic – Red Clay Music Foundry, Duluth
• Gov't Mule - Tabernacle

Friday, November 2
• Jerekus Singleton – Blind Willie’s

Saturday, November 3
Blues Stotts – Blind Willie’s
Take Me to the River – New Orleans! Live! – City Springs, Sandy Springs – Featuring the
___Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, George Porter Jr., Big Chief Monk
___Boudreaux, Lost Bayou Ramblers Duo, 79ers Gang, and Terence Higgins

Friday, November 9
• Los Lonely Boys – City Winery

Monday, November 12
• Shemekia Copeland – City Winery

Tuesday, November 13
• Ally Venable Band – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur

Saturday, November 17
• Scott Ainslie, Blues/Slide Guitar Workshop, 2 pm, concert 8 pm – Red Clay Music, Duluth

Sunday, November 18
ABS Gathering & Jam with host band Lola, 3-6 pm – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs

Friday, November 23
• Tinsley Ellis and Tommy Castro & the Painkillers – City Winery

 

 
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