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 – 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
The Breeze Kings are the top blues band in Atlanta, voted best blues act by Creative Loafing many times over, they are the real deal. They play real blues and play it honestly, skillfully, with passion. Thursday, Jun 13, Northside Tavern, 10pm
Friday, Jun 14, Tucker Brewing Co, 6:30-9:30pm
Sunday, Jun 16, Father's Day Beer & Brats, Vin 25, Roswell, 3-9pm

This Week with Larry Griffith
Fri, June 14, McCray's Tavern, Smyrna, 8pm
Sat, June 15, The Painted Duck, 9 pm
Sun, June 16, Duo at Bub-Ba-Q, Jasper, 12-3pm
Sun, June 16, Uncle Sugar, Northside Tavern, 9pm

This Week with The Garrett Collins Project
Fri, June 14, Motorhead's McDonough, 9pm
Sat, June 15, Full Throttle Roadhouse, Mableton, 9pm
Sun, June 16, TWO Urban Licks, 11am

This Week with Frankie's Blues Mission
As the name implies, these gentlemen are on a mission: Their purpose is to present the blues, jazz, R&B and zydeco in the best of the African-American tradition with all the energy they can muster.
Saturday, Jun 15, Norcross Bluesberry Festival, 3:30pm
Saturday, Jun 15, Rocco's, Jasper, 7:30pm
Sunday, Jun 16, Fathers Day Blues, Brews & BBQ. The Foundry, Athens 6-9pm, Free

Wednesday, June 12, 10pm:
Tyler Neal's Weekly Wednesday at the Northside Tavern – Come see Tyler Neal and friends every Wednesday night at Northside Tavern. You never know who will show up.



Touring Musician Alert!
The Nick Schnebelen Band will be playing the Vista Room on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Please make sure to buy your tickets to this show in advance to assure the show will be successful. Show the venues that we support them bringing in touring Blues Musicians. Venues are closing all over and only we can help them remain open by supporting them. Nick was originally with the band Trampled Under Foot with his sister and brother who won the 2014 IBC with Nick winning the Albert King Guitar award. He now has his own band and is bringing an amazing music experience welding together Blues, Rock with fast and funky swing. Don't miss this extraordinary band and show the venues that we will support touring Blues musicians who play new, original music. Get your tickets now!
https://www.freshtix.com/events/-nsb-6-13-19

Friday, June 14, 7-9pm:
Albert White Band w/ Little Joe Burton play Tunes by the Tracks – Albert White, an Atlanta native, is no stranger to rhythm and blues. He began playing guitar in the late ‘50s and grew up playing behind his famous uncle, Piano Red, a legendary Rhythm & Blues powerhouse who had many hits including the song “Doctor Feelgood” famously covered by the Beatles. In Albert, the tradition of high energy, funky R&B lives on. Born in Chicago, transplanted to Atlanta, Little Joe Burton has been blowing his horn and singing his heart out for many years, A TRUE LEGEND! Concerts are every Friday, rain or shine, and occur by the tracks in Stone Mountain Village. Admission is FREE! Bring your chairs. Beer, Wine and soft drinks are available for purchase, proceeds go back into the concert fund.

Friday, June 14, 6pm :
Friday Night Wind up at Lithonia Amphitheater hosted by DJ MMM featuring the hottest live bands in Atlanta. Travis Wright & All Star Band – Bring lawn chairs, coolers, snacks. Food Vendors on site. Beer, spirits, wine tents on site.Gates open at 4:30, show at 6, Gen Adm $5, VIP Seating $10, $5 parking. https://www.facebook.com/FNWUNLithonia/

Friday, June 14, 9pm, Free:
The Mike Watson Trio at Maxwell's Cigar Bar, Woodstock – “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 incredible talents of rest of the band amazes crowds wherever they play. https://www.facebook.com/events/315248956063936/



2019 Norcross Bluesberry & Beer Festival – Don't miss a wonderful day of music, outdoors at historic downtown Norcross at Betty Muldin Park. Bring your lawn chairs and wear your dancing shoes and get ready to party. Free, 3-10pm.
http://bluesberrybeerfest ival.com/


Saturday, June 15, 8pm:
Dani Mac & Company at The Buckeye Room – Dani Mac & Company plays a great mix of Rockin' Blues and Rock & Roll. Dani McDonald sang back up with some of Atlanta's great local bands. Then she picked up her guitar and started singing the blues. Her favorite artists include Etta James, Susan Tedeschi, and Bonnie Raitt. She formed her own band with some wonderfully talented local musicians that she knew and works tirelessly to make sure the band is on top of its game. They make music that'll make you get up and move your feet! From Buddy Guy to Etta James, they’ll rock some Blues and take you to that Midnight Train!! https://www.facebook.com/events/445460746011869/

Saturday, June 15, 7pm, $54-$99:
An Evening under the Stars Blues Festival, at Wolf Creek Amphitheater – Don't miss this festival, featured artists are Tucka, T.K. Soul, Willie Clayton, Lenny Williams, JWONN, Nellie Tiger Travis Blues Band. https://www.facebook.com/events/432355690868438/

Saturday, June 15, 8pm:

Wet Willie at The Mill Amphitheater, Villa Rica – Wet Willie, after The Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd, was the hardest-rocking of the Southern bands to come to national attention in the early '70s. For seven years, from 1971 until 1978, they produced an enviable array of albums awash in good-time music, rollicking high-energy blues-rock, and white Southern soul. The band had a Top Ten hit with "Keep On Smilin'" and several other chart toppers, including “Weekend,” “Airport” and “Dixie Rock,” and a lot of admirers. In contrast to The Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie was a band closer in spirit to Booker T. & the MG's, much more steeped in sweaty, good-time R&B than the blues-rock of the label-mates The Allman Brothers Band or the country-rock of the Marshall Tucker Band. https://www.facebook.com/events/661239754328336/


At 7:00 PM and 9:55 PM on June 15th, 2019, MadLife will host Interstellar Echoes for an outstanding tribute to the legendary catalogue of Pink Floyd. Hailing from the Southeast, the premier Pink Floyd Tribute band, Interstellar Echoes, precisely performs the revolutionary music of Pink Floyd in its entirety. Interstellar Echoes has extensively researched every nuance of Pink Floyd’s music in order to produce an accurately detailed, fully immersive live experience that honors the classic sounds, sights and lores of the global sensation.

Saturday June 15, 8pm, $8 adv/$12 door:
David T & Friends, Musical Variety Show, with the Rainmen, Smith's Olde Bar – David Tenenbaum – (David T) – is a professional musician, songwriter, and producer who plays guitar, saxophone and keyboards. A lifelong lover of soul, rock n’ roll, and rhythm and blues, his performing and songwriting career began at the early age of 12 with "The Soul-Sations," an eight-piece soul band that he formed and successfully managed up until his college days. In the years that followed, he juggled a corporate career and family while continuing to play in various bands, as well as to write and record music. https://www.facebook.com/events/989752964556885/

Saturday, June 15, 10pm:
Mandi Strachota Band at Northside Tavern – Born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in the wilds of Wisconsin, Mandi Strachota is the product of southern roots and Midwest know-how, a potent mix of practicality and soulful dreaming. She is known for her soulful vocals, but is a multi-instrumentalist who is quickly becoming known for her songwriting. Embracing R&B, gospel and soul, with a touch of grit and country sway, Mandi, fearlessly takes risks which set both herself and her music free.

Saturday June 15, 8pm, $10 :
Bluesandoldschoolradio.com presents Soul Blues Saturdays at The VFW, 5362 Covington Hwy, Decatur – We are dedicated to recreating the times of old when people could go out and safely enjoy themselves. Join us every 1st & 3rd Saturdays at the Decatur VFW for Party Blues at its Best.

Saturday, June 15, 9pm, Free:
Funky Bluester at Amici, Madison – With roots firmly planted in the foundations of the electric blues masters who preceded them, Funky Bluester pays the reverence and homage due to the masters while simultaneously being unbound by traditional blues formats.

Sunday, June 16, 4-8pm:
Sunday Blues (Every Sunday) at Magnolia Lounge, Forest Park – Bluesandoldschoolforyou.net presents Sunday Blues, every Sunday at the Magnolia Lounge, 3920 Jonesboro Rd, Forest Park, GA 30297. $5 cover, 25 & up, hot kitchen, RSVP online, Featuring Music Man Mr CLJ & special guests. https://www.facebook.com/events/265077181031899/

Sunday, June 16, 11:30am-1:30pm:
The Tom Hill Band – Holy Trinity Parish Episcopal Church Picnic – The Tom Hill Band is a blues based rock and soul band that specializes in having some of the best jams in Atlanta. Hailing from the Tucker area and led by singer/songwriter Tom Hill, the band plays 4-5 nights a week all around Atlanta. They invite all music lovers to come hear them and musicians are always invited to come and play!


COMING SOON...


At 7:30 PM and 9:55 PM on June 21st, 2019, MadLife will host Bad Moon Riders for an evening that honors a heroic band from the golden era of rock. Vancouver Canada natives, Bad Moon Riders presents a fantastic tribute to the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR). As veteran musicians, the band delivers a concert that transports fans back to a time when rock music was absolutely vital and original. The group’s set includes famous Creedence songs, such as “Proud Mary”, “Born On The Bayou”, “Bad Moon Risin”, “Green River” and many more. CCR’s timeless rock and roll classics defined the spirit and sound of North American music and is expertly performed by Bad Moon Riders. The band’s featured vocalist, Mike Kelly, has an amazing voice that flawlessly matches John Fogerty’s vocals. Bad Moon Riders faithfully recreate the music of CCR... iconic songs from iconic times.


MadLife Stage and Studios proudly announces a phenomenal blues rock band from Long Island, NY will be hitting our Stage with opener Kate Coleman and The Highbeams. At 7:00 PM on June 22nd, 2019, MadLife will host Wake the Sun for a killer night of blues-driven rock. New York native, Wake the Sun, rocks out with lead singer Dillon Mealey, bass guitarist Jeff Alvarado, drummer Marco Gill and guitarist Tom Perrotta. The band is collectively influenced by acid-washed, blues-driven rockers of the 1960's and 70's mixed with the more mainstream radio rockers of today. Kate Coleman has been going strong for eight years and counting. From 2011-2016, Kate and her husband performed in their bluesy-americana duo, ‘Kate and Corey’. The pair released two albums, several singles, and played all over the southeast. Kate Coleman released her first solo album titled, “Past”. Coleman has opened for Samantha Fish and Chuck Cannon.


At 3:00 PM on Sunday June 23rd, 2019, MadLife will host Atlanta Blues Society, as they present Red Sugar Blues for an afternoon of deep seeded sounds. This show does not require tickets, is free of charge, and is open to the public - ABS members and non-members alike. Red Sugar of the ‘Red Sugar Blues’ began her professional singing career in Detroit and Las Vegas, but paid her dues while singing the blues in Mississippi. Today, the sultry, stunning and talented petite vocalist beholds a voice that delivers mountainous sounds with both rawness and delicacy. She connects her dynamic flair in music to the core of the blues’ spirit, and is now widely known as a powerhouse international blues singer.


Get on out and listen to some live blues!

Wednesday, June 12
Cody Matlock – Blind Willie’s
• Johnny Cash Now – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Bike Night w/ Mike Brookshire – Full Throttle Roadhouse, Mableton
• Davin McCoy – Gypsy Rose Music, Roswell
• The Blues Brothers, Movie Night – Madlife, Woodstock
Tyler Neal Band – Northside Tavern    
• Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet – Red Light Café
• Blues Live – Vibes, Decatur

Thursday, June 13
• Kristin & the Honey Badgers – Blind Willie’s
• Chickenshack – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Kahle Davis & Friends w/ Julie Gribble opening – Gypsy Rose Music, Roswell
• Battle of the Bands – Madlife, Woodstock
• Mike Lowry Band – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
The Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
• Justin Payne & Co. + Tall as Pine – Red Light Café
Nick Schnebelen Band – The Vista Room, Decatur

Friday, June 14
• George Hughley & The Shadows – Blind Willie’s
• Marty Manous Band – The Family Dog
• Swap Real Deal – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Barry Richman Band – Full Throttle Roadhouse, Mableton
• Andrea & Mud – Gypsy Rose Music
• Bad Company Tribute, 7:30 pm; Andrews Brothers Dueling Pianos – Madlife, Woodstock
• The Mike Watson Trio – Maxwell’s Cigar Bar, Woodstock
• Larry Griffith Band – McCray’s Tavern, Smyrna
• Jason Allbright – Moonshadow Tavern, Tucker
• The Garrett Collins Project – Motorhead’s, McDonough
• Legends in the Heavens: Tribute Burlesque & Variety Show – Red Light Café
The Breeze Kings, 6:30-9:30 pm – Tucker Brewing Company, Tucker
Albert White Band w/ Lil Joe Burton, 7-9 pm – Tunes by the Tracks, Stone Mountain Village

Saturday, June 15
• Funky Bluester – Amici, Macon
• Amsterdam Swing with Eileen Howard – Amsterdam Café
Delta Moon – Blind Willie’s
• Dani Mac & Company – The Buckeye Room
• Johnny Scales – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• The Garrett Collins Project – Full Throttle Roadhouse, Mableton
• Swami Gone Bananas – Gypsy Rose Music, Roswell
• Pink Floyd Tribute, Interstellar Echoes – Madlife, Woodstock
The Breeze Kings, 6:30-9:30 pm – Meehan’s Public House
Wet Willie – The Mill Amphitheatre, Villa Rica
• Cody Bearden’s Tiny Kitchen – Moonshadow Tavern, Tucker
Bluesberry & Beer Festival – Norcross – Feat. The Cazanovas, Beverly “Guitar” Watkins,
____ Real Deal Blues Band, Red Sugar Blues, Cody Matlock, Frankie’s Blues Mission
• Mandi Strachota Band – Northside Tavern
• The Larry Griffith Band – The Painted Duck
• Beatles Jam / Paul McCartney's Bday Party w/ The BadAsh Allstar Team – Red Light Café
• Frankie’s Blues Mission – Rocco’s Pub, Jasper
David T & Friends and the Rainmen – Smith’s Olde Bar
• Soul Blues Saturdays presented by Bluesandoldschoolradio.com – The VFW, Decatur
• Urban Shakedancers Reunion – The Vista Room, Decatur
Third Annual Father’s Day Weekend Blues Festival – Wolfcreek Amphitheater –
___Featuring TK Soul, Willie Clayton, Tuka J'Won, Lenny Williams, & Nellie Travis

Sunday, June 16
• Skyler Saufley & the 99th Degree, 6:30 pm – Blind Willie’s
• Larry Griffith Duo, noon-3 pm – Bub-Ba-Q, Jasper
• Boomers Gone Wild, 7 pm – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
• 10,000 Pontiacs – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Frankie’s Blues Mission, 6-9 pm – The Foundry, Athens
• DuoRide, JB Walker & Rob Gater, 3-7 pm – Full Throttle Roadhouse, Mableton
• The Tom Hill Band, 11:30 am- 1:30 pm – Holy Trinity Parish Episcopal Church Picnic, Decatur
• Sunday Blues – Magnolia Lounge, Forest Park
• Swami and Dave, 6-8:30 pm, followed by Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern
• Best of Atlanta Comedy presented by Laughing Skull Lounge – Red Light Café
• The Breeze Kings, 2 pm – Rocco’s Pub, Jasper
The Garrett Collins Project, 11 am – Two Urban Licks
• Father’s Day Beer & Brats, 3-9 pm – Vin 25, Roswell

Monday, June 17
• The Pork Bellys – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Patio Music Night – Madlife, Woodstock
• Woozle – Moonshadow Tavern, Tucker
Blues Jam hosted by Lola – Northside Tavern
• Bees Deluxe + Bill Sheffield: Double Your Blues – Red Light Café

Tuesday, June 18
Andrew Black – Blind Willie’s
• Electric Blues Express – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
Mudcat – Gypsy Rose Music, Roswell
• The Garrett Collins Duo – Irish Pub, Rex
• Trio Jockamo feat. Will Scruggs – Louisiana Bistreaux, Decatur
• Bike & Patio Music Night – Madlife, Woodstock
• Swami Gone Bananas – Northside Tavern
• Peachtree Comedy Festival - Red Light Café


Looking Ahead…

Wednesday, June 19
Jimmie Vaughan – City Winery

Saturday, June 22
The Robert Cray Band & Marc Cohn feat. Special Guest Vocalists Blind Boys of Alabama
____with Special Guest Shemekia Copeland – The Fred, Peachtree City

Sunday, June 23
ABS Gathering and Jam w/host band Red Sugar Blues, 3-6 pm – Madlife, Woodstock

Sunday, July 7
Southern Soul Breakout Music Fest – Lithonia Amphitheater, Lithonia – Feat. J. Red (The
____ Nephew), Angel Faye Russell, Shirley Diamond, Nigel Perkins, Jesse James, D.C. Soul &
____ The Soul Patrol, Willie Hill, Black Zack, Tina P, Uncle E

Wednesday, July 10
The Wood Brothers – Atlanta Botanical Garden

Tuesday, July 23
Bettye LaVette – City Winery

Thursday, July 25
•  Jake La Botz – Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta Room

Friday, August 2, and Saturday, August 3
Tedeschi Trucks Band with special guests Blackberry Smoke, Shovels & Rope - Fox Theatre

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