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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 – 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:




UPCOMING:

Friday & Saturday, August 25 & 26:
Kennesaw's Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival feat. Diane Durrett & Roger "Hurricane" Wilson
https://www.facebook.com/events/887494348056496
http://www.pigsandpeaches.com/entertainment.html


Friday, August 25:
Jontavious Willis and Rae & the Royal Peacocks at Avondale Towne Cinema, Avondale Estates, GA, 8pm.  •  https://www.facebook.com/events/163711444176951


Saturday & Sunday, August 26 & 27:
Grant Park Summer Shade Festival, Music Lineup to be announced
https://www.facebook.com/events/1032680113505047

Friday, August 25:
Jessie Albright & Foster Blues~ Avalon Nights Live, Alpharetta, GA

Saturday, August 26:
Join the Tom Hill Band for an Open Jam at the Tucker American Legion, 8pm-midnight

Sunday, August 27:
Rae & the Royal Peacocks are playing Fanatics 7-10PM in Mableton
https://www.facebook.com/events/1888366444738770

Thursday, August 31:
Join the Tom Hill Band for an Open Jam at the Tucker Farmers Market on Main St, 4pm-8pm

Friday, September 1:
Little G Weevil and Memphis to the Bone play Madlife Stage and Studios in Woodstock, 7:30 pm. • https://www.facebook.com/events/335802053537956


Monday, September 4:
WRFG Labor Day Blues BBQ Featuring The Nick Moss Band and honoring Ellyn Webb of Northside Tavern. 1pm-8pm. Also performing will be Tribute – a celebration of the Allman Brothers Band, Breeze Kings NST All Star Revue, and Mudcat and the Northside Mentors w/ the Atlanta Horns. For tickets and more info click on links:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/32nd-annual-wrfg-labor-day-blues-bbq-tickets-36779237690
https://www.facebook.com/events/1668174796527333

Saturday September 9:
Announcing the 1st Annual “Barbecue Bob” Blues Festival and Barbecue at Walnut Grove United Methodist Church in Walnut Grove, GA. From Noon-5:30pm, Dedication at 4pm. Hosted by: Walnut Grove UMC.
• Free Concert to honor beloved Atlanta Blues Musician, “Barbecue Bob”
• Appearances by Funky Bluester, Mudcat and Jontavious Willis
• Food, Fun and a Raffle for a Weber Grill
https://www.facebook.com/events/1399676563451494

ABS Gold Sponsor WIGO & Tom "Dr. Love" Davis announce the Atlanta Blues & International Music Festival on September 16 & 17 at Woodruff Park, Atlanta.  Currently looking for Vendors and Entertainment.  Contact Tom Davis at 678-613-7681 or tdavis@dr-love.com
http://www.atlantainternationalmusicfestival.com/



GO OUT AND SUPPORT LIVE BLUES!

Please call to confirm dates and times...     
 
Sunday, August 20

         Atlanta Blues Challenge – Hard Rock Cafe
          Larry Griffith & Jim Nicolletta Duo, 12-3 pm – Bub-Ba-Q, Jasper
          Sunday Jam: Bluegrass, 2-5; Back in the Saddle, 7pm – Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          Gospel Lunch with the D-Notes – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
          Stephen “Bluesdude” Duncan – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern
 
Monday, August 21
          Brandon Reeves – Blind Willie’s
          Dry White Toast – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Jam w/ Mike Watson & Friends - Loco's Grill & Pub, Alpharetta
          Blues Jam hosted by Lola – Northside Tavern
          Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up – Red Light Café
 
Tuesday, August 22
          Real Deal Blues Band – Blind Willie’s
          Poverty Level – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
          Crosstown Allstars – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Ross Pead & Friends – Front Page News in L5P
          Open Jam with the Tom Hill Band – Gold Dust Bar, Tucker
          Blues Jam hosted by Frankie’s Blues Mission – Montie’s Public House (ex- Zuffy’s)
          Acoustic Open Mic with Bones – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Swami Gone Bananas – Northside Tavern
 
Wednesday, August 23
          Open Mic with Paul Sanner – Arena Tavern, Duluth
          Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo – Blind Willie’s
          Tom & Juli, 7-9 pm, Covers & Requests – The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          Blues Jam with the Cazanovas – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
          Frankie’s Blues Mission – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Comedy Night hosted by Chelcie Rice – Madlife Stage & Studios, Woodstock
          Open Mic w/ Charles Absher – 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
          Rod Hamdallah – Star Bar
          Open Jam with the Tom Hill Band – Will Henry’s Tavern, Stone Mountain
 
Thursday, August 24
          Kristen & The Honey Badgers – Blind Willie’s
          Sana Band Thursday Night Jam – B’s Cracklin’ Barbecue
          The Electromatics – Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell
          Thursday Open Mic, 7-9 pm, hosted by Jacob Elliott – Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          Cody Matlock & Friends – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
          Chickenshack – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Open Jam with the Tom Hill Band – Gilly’s Bar & Grill, Dunwoody
          Angela Reign, Hope’s Anchor, Mark Miller – Madlife Stage & Studios, Woodstock
          Nothing, I Guess – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Nathan Nelson Acoustic – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          The Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
          Art Amok Slam! – Red Light Café
          Lady D's Eastside Thursday Rocking Open Mic Jam - Vibes Nite Club
          Bluegrass & Beyond – The Vista Room at Napoleon’s, Decatur
 
Friday, August 25
          Buddy Guy – Atlanta Botanical Garden
          Jessie Albright & Foster Blues – Avalon Nights Live, Alpharetta
          Jontavious Willis w/ Rae & Royal Peacocks – Avondale Towne Cinema, Avondale
          Cody Matlock – Blind Willie’s
          Wasted Potential Brass Band – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
          Denise Kirkland – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Tiki Tonk – Hobnob Tavern
          Blue Road (early); Zaib Kahn Band (late show) – Madlife, Woodstock
          Dot Lie Projekt – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Mudcat and the Atlanta Horns w/ Beverly “Guitar” Watkins – Northside Tavern
          Tray Dahl & the Jugtime Ragband – The Vista Room at Napoleon’s, Decatur
 
Saturday, August 26
          Delta Moon – Blind Willie’s
          Michelle Malone – The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          Heather Luttrell & Possum Den – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
          The Vipers – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Smashing Pumpkins Tribute, (early show); Matt Rogers Band, a Country Night
                    (late show) – Madlife Stage & Studios, Woodstock
          Five O’Clock Shadow – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Mudcat and the Atlanta Horns – Northside Tavern
          Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival –Adams Park, Kennesaw
                   Diane Durrett & Melissa "Junebug" Massey, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
                   Roger “Hurricane” Wilson and the Hurricane Homeboys, 7:30-9:30pm
          Zydeco Ya Ya – Smith’s Olde Bar
          Open Jam with the Tom Hill Band – Tucker American Legion, Tucker
          Interstellar Echoes – The Vista Room at Napoleon’s, Decatur
 
Sunday, August 27
          Larry Griffith & Jim Nicolletta Duo, 12-3 pm – Bub-Ba-Q, Jasper
          Sunday Stage-Side Jam:  Gospel, 2-5 pm – The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          AJMF Teen Open Mic, 4 pm – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
          Rae & the Royal Peacocks – Fanatics, Mableton
          Max & the Italians – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Michelle Malone, Blair Crimmins, Matt Wauchope – Grant Park Summer Shade Fest
          Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern
 
 

Looking Aheadů
 
Saturday, September 2
            Nick Moss Band – Blind Willie’s
 
Sunday, September 3
          Mike Farris – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur
 
Monday, September 4
            WRFG’s Labor Day Blues BBQ – Park Tavern
                    Featuring the Nick Moss Band and Honoring Ellyn Webb
 
Thursday, September 14
            Yonrico Scott Band – The Vista Room at Napoleon’s, Decatur
 
Friday, September 15
          Big Bill Morganfield – Blind Willie’s
 
Saturday, September 16
          7th Annual Blues & BBQ Festival – Blue Ridge, GA
                    Featuring Big Bill Morganfield, Ray Fuller & The Blues Rockers,
                    The Crossroads Band w/ special guest, EG Kight, and Barry Darnell
                    & The Mobile Slim Band
 
Sunday, September 17
            Lazer Lloyd – Smith’s Olde Bar
 
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 2 – 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 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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