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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 – (alt. Weds.) Towne Cinema Blues Jam at Avondale Towne Cinema, Avondale, 8pm
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
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:



Michissippi Mick Kolassa's Taylor Made Blues Band will play at Blind Willie's, 9:30 pm on Thursday, July 20th. This is a very special benefit show for the ABS's Georgia Blues & Roots Festival, please come out and see Mick and support our efforts to bring a first class Blues Festival to Atlanta. $8 donation at the door. George will have tickets to the Festival available so you won't have to pay those pesky Ticketmaster service fees. https://www.facebook.com/events/281574848983001

Friday, July 21:
Maddy's Ghost plays Moonshadow Tavern, Tucker, 9pm – with special guest Amritha

Friday, July 21:
Atlanta Rock 'n Blues Camp final session show, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 7pm-9:30pm, Free
https://www.facebook.com/events/150916478797358

Friday, July 21:
The Breeze Kings play at B's Cracklin' BBQ, 7pm-10pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/116049935688479

Saturday, July 22:
Rae & the Royal Peacocks at Avondale Towne Cinema, 8pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1907770176148172

Saturday, July 22:
James Armstrong plays Blind Willie’s.
Seen live, Armstrong has a confident stage presence that combines grace with mischief. Few blues artists know how to play the crowd as James can, shifting dynamics from a whisper to a growl.

Saturday, July 22:
Stagga Lee's Goodtime Emporium 2nd Anniversary Celebration, 6pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1355297087918664

Saturday, July 22:
Juke Joint Dukes play at Fat Matt's Rib Shack, 8pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/410573485966143

Saturday, July 22:
The Rockabilly Reckoning featuring Kitty Rose at B3 Bar & Grill, Austell, GA
https://www.facebook.com/events/1834133086828722

Saturday, July 22:
Vinings Jubilee Summer Concert Series featuring Lola, Vinings, GA, 4pm-7pm, Free
https://www.facebook.com/events/245456555858298



Join Cody Matlock at Darwin's Burgers & Blues on Sunday, July 23 for "Boxers & Blues", benefiting Atlanta Boxer Rescue.  Presented by Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic, the Cody Matlock Band will play the blues for all blues and boxer lovers at Darwin's Burgers and Blues in Sandy Springs from 4-8 PM. Tickets are $10 per person and are on sale NOW at www.atlantaboxerrescue.org! All proceeds benefit Atlanta Boxer Rescue. More info: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1649073978450619


UPCOMING:

Saturday, July 29:
Randall Bramblett Band at the Red Clay Theatre, Duluth, 8. http://eddieowenpresents.com/
 
Saturday, July 29:
The Rockaholics rock the Rusty Barrel, Marietta, 9pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/802540166586576

Thursday, August 2-5:
The Jus' Blues Music Awards & more at the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, MS
Go here for more information about packages available:  http://www.jusblues.org/

Thursday, August 2:
The Georgia Flood plays Madlife Stage & Studios, Triple Play Thursday, 7:30pm – with Cloudland & The Jeffrey Allen Byrd Band
https://www.facebook.com/events/1612118492134131

Friday, August 4:
Kenny Neal at the Grand Theatre in Fitzgerald, GA for the Fitzgerald Grand Homecoming, 9:30
https://www.facebook.com/events/457943717911887



A Tribute to Gregg Allman, Laying it Back One More Time, at Avondale Towne Cinema, Avondale Estates, GA. Featuring Tommy Talton, Scott Boyer, Bill Stewart and many more...

Saturday, August 5:
Tribute, a Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band play City Winery, 8pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1226985877407010

Sunday, August 6:
Our own wild woman, Eileen Howard, will be performing 2 shows at The Velvet Note in Alpharetta, GA, 7pm & 9pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/895320107301633

Friday, August 11:
Eddie Tigner Birthday Celebration at Northside Tavern, 9pm. Eddie's turning 92!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1390435071048235 

Saturday, August 12:
Beverly "Guitar" Watson (Sovereign Systems Stage, 6:15pm) and The Georgia Flood (Tabasco Main Stage, 5:30pm) play the Decatur BBQ & Bluegrass Festival
http://www.decaturbbqfestival.com/

Sunday, August 13:
David T & Friends and the Presmanes Bros. at Smith's Olde Bar, 6:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1811415052522102




GO OUT AND SUPPORT LIVE BLUES!

Please call to confirm dates and times...      
 
Thursday, July 20
          SaNa Band – B’s Cracklin BBQ
          Michissippi Mick Kolassa’s Taylor Made Blues Band – Blind Willie’s
                   A benefit for the ABS’s Georgia Blues & Roots Festival
          Thirsty Thursday Open Mic, 7-9pm, hosted by Jacob Elliott – Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          Cody Matlock & Friends – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
          Chickenshack – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          The Bert Show OTP Comedy Tour with Brian Moote – Madlife Stage & Studio, Woodstock
          Eric Gant – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Nathan Nelson Acoustic – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          The Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
          Madrid Express, keeping the spirit of Colonel Bruce alive – The Vista Room, Decatur
 
Friday, July 21
          John Ginty Band – 302 South St, Carrollton
          The Breeze Kings – B’s Crackin’ BBQ
          The Jarekus Singleton Band – Blind Willie’s
          The Childs-Myers Experiment – The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          Deb Callahan – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
          John Hammond – Eddie’s Attic
          Kerry Hill – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Comedy with Brian Moote (early show); Grind, Alice in Chains Tribute (late show)
                   – Madlife Stage & Studio, Woodstock
          Maddy’s Ghost – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Casey Camp & Co – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Stoney Brooks – Northside Tavern
          Last Pasties Standing: Theme Songs & Show Tunes – Red Light Café
          Larry Griffith Band – Rocco’s Pub, Jasper
          Gary Clark, Jr. – The Tabernacle
          Atlanta Rock ‘n Blues Camp Student Showcase, 7 pm - Unitarian Universalist Church                     Abbey Road Live – The Vista Room at Napoleon’s, Decatur
 
Saturday, July 22
          Rae & the Royal Peacocks – Avondale Towne Cinema, Avondale Estates
          The Rockabilly Reckoning featuring Kitty Rose – B3 Bar & Grill, Austell
          SaNa and Friends – B’s Cracklin BBQ
          Jodie Jam – The Big House Museum, Macon
          James Armstrong – Blind Willie’s
          Sarah Peacock – The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          John Ginty Band – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
          Juke Joint Dukes – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Five Long Years – FDP Jam, Marietta
          Sons-N-Britches (early show); Lost in Space Tour (late show) - Madlife, Woodstock
          Way Back Band – Maxwell’s Cigar Bar
          The Breeze Kings – Meehan’s Public House, Sandy Springs
          Kitten Fontaine – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Albert White – Northside Tavern
          Stagga’ Lee’s Goodtime Emporium 2 year Anniversary Celebration
                    Stagga’ Lee’s Goodtime Emporium
                    Featuring Sol Rizing Band, HouseATL, and Free Ur Soul DJ’s
          Lola – Vinings Julilee Summer Concert Series, Vinings
 
Sunday, July 23
          Larry Griffith Duo – Bub-Ba-Q, Jasper
          Drew Gibson & Abe Partridge – The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          Boxers and Blues with the Cody Matlock Band – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
                   4-8 pm, Benefiting Atlanta Boxer Rescue
          Fat Back Deluxe – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern
          Swanky Tiger + The Paper Arcadia + The Warsaw Clinic – Red Light Café
 
Monday, July 24
          Branden Reeves – Blind Willie’s
          Larry Griffith Band – 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, July 25
          The Redstone Ramblers – Blind Willie’s
          Poverty Level – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
          J.T. Speed – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Ross Pead & Friends – Front Page News in L5P
          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
          Larry Griffith Band – Two Urban Licks
 
Wednesday, July 26
          Open Mic with Paul Sanner – Arena Tavern, Duluth
          Cody Matlock – Blind Willie’s
          Mama Louise Birthday Bash – Cox Capitol Theatre, Macon
                    Featuring Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Paul Hornsby with Chris Hicks, Jimmy and
                   Donna Hall, Lamar Williams, Jr., Caroline Aiken, Tommy Talton and others!
          Tom & Juli – The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          Blues Jam with the Cazanovas – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
          Michael Preston – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Comedy Night hosted by Chelcie Rice – Madlife Stage & Studios, Woodstock
          The Acousticovers – 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
          Roger “Hurricane” Wilson and the Hurriane Homeboys, Roger’s Birthday &
                    Tour Send-off – Suburbon Bar & Grill, Kennesaw
 
Thursday, July 27
          SaNa Band – B’s Cracklin BBQ
          George Hughley & The Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          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
          Ol’ Matt Donald’s Farm – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Nathan Nelson Acoustic – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          The Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
          Jimmy Herring – Terminal West
          Madrid Express, keeping the spirit of Colonel Bruce alive – The Vista Room, Decatur
 
Friday, July 28
          Houserocker Johnson & The Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          Jenni Lyn – The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          Michael Preston Band – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
          Courtney Daly – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Doobie Brothers Tribute, China Grove (early show); Santana Tribute, Supernatural
                    (late show) - Madlife Stage & Studio, Woodstock
          Across the Wide – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Turnstile – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Mudcat with the Atlanta Horns – Northside Tavern
          Larry Griffith Band – The Painted Pin
          The Raukus Jubilee feat. Gina Maria – Red Light Café
          Swimming Pool Q’s and Pylon Reenactment Society – The Vista Room, Decatur
 
Saturday, July 29
          Sandra Hall & The Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          Jessie Albright & Foster Blues – Brooklyn Cantina, John’s Creek
          Wyatt Espalin’s All-Star Americana Jam – The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          Hill Roberts Band – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
          Dry White Toast – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Foreigner Tribute, Head Games (2 shows) - Madlife Stage & Studio, Woodstock
          Hurley & Friends – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          FUGM – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Mudcat with the Atlanta Horns – Northside Tavern
          Randall Bramblett – Red Clay Music Foundry, Duluth
          The Rockaholics – Rusty Barrel, Marietta
          Kings of Soul with Jarve, Arthur Roland, & Big Ra Williams – Spot Bar & Grill, Jonesboro
          The Breeze Kings - Superica
 
Sunday, July 30
          Larry Griffith Duo, noon-3 pm – Bub-Ba-Q, Jasper
          Sunday Stage-Side Jam:  Gospel, 2-5 pm – The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          Mandi Strachota, 3:30 pm – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
          Fat Back Deluxe – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern
 
Monday, July 31
          Mudcat (solo) – Blind Willie’s
          Larry Griffith Band – 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


Looking Ahead…

Friday, August 4
            Tinsley Ellis and Blues is Dead – Terminal West

Sunday, August 20
            Atlanta Blues Challenge – Hard Rock Cafe

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 Tructs,
                       Lefty Collins & the No Mercy Band, Royal Johnson, The GABBA Member’s Jam.

 
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