Live music shows are scheduled, but be sure to call ahead

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After the release of Blues Beat last week, a number of events have been canceled. It is a good idea to check with the club before you go; the pandemic is still having an impact and many venues have their own procedures for admitting and canceling a show.

“Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show” has a weekend visit to the area. Daryl’s House hosts the show Friday and Saturday, and Infinity Hall Hartford will have them on Sunday. This is the internationally touring tribute show to the world’s greatest rock & roll group, entering its 20th year of production with more than 4,000 performances.


Presenting up to 150 shows a year, this highly acclaimed production features the genre’s most authentic actors and costumes. The likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and cast bring a colorful performance to over 50 years of classic hits. They have been featured in hundreds of national newspapers, magazines, television and radio as the world’s largest show honoring the Rolling Stones and their legacy.

Dan Stevens’ Acoustic Blues Tour stops Friday at Captain Daniel Packer Inne; on Saturdays he plays at the Blackledge Country Club and on Sundays at the Shunock River Brewery and the Village Café.

On Saturday, The B-Side Band is at the Black Duck Café. As the Wandering Roots Duo perform at Notch 8 Bar, and the Franklin Brothers bring old-fashioned funk, rock, blues and soul to Knickerbocker Music Center.

Friday: at the Pulaski Club in New Britain hosts the Rich Badowski Blues Band on Friday; F & Blues Band with its high energy blues is in one of Southeast Connecticut’s new spots, The Barn in Groton; and at the Brass Horse Cafe, the band Sara Ashleigh West performs. Murray the Wheel Acoustic Duo plays Ola and the band Saturday at Crossroads. The Root Farmers, playing Appalachian American roots, blues, Cajun and Celtic music at Zydeco, will perform at the Knickerbocker Tap Room on Friday.

It’s also Third Saturday Blues time with Vinnie’s Jump and Jive, Middletown, with an evening of classic and contemporary blues for your dancing pleasure. This event takes place every third Saturday of the month. The evening begins at 7 p.m. with a beginners’ course; the dance starts at 8 p.m., until 11 p.m.

Jonathan Chapman sings the blues at My Place in Newtown every Tuesday.

Theodores barbecue has the Mark Nomad Band on Friday. Nomad’s music has been heard on radio stations around the world and has been used in commercials and films. His blues have been tempered by years of life and experience; expressed by the plaintive cry of a bottleneck on the acoustic guitar or the catchy funk of his electric band.

The Willie J. Laws Band arrives on Saturday, with sound rooted in deep Texas Roots Music, adding funk and jazz bass patterns and the influence of various Afro-Caribbean drum beats, all tempered by a Motown groove, Memphis or Muscle Shoals, New Orleans or Houston, Cincinnati or Los Angeles. The sound is traditional African American music with a unique twist, skillfully played and interpreted.

The Turning Point Café is calling all the Dead Heads for a Saturday show with WIGJAM.

“Crazy Otto” playing the music of the Grateful Dead with tight grooves and tasty solos is at Garcia’s at the Capitol Theater on Wednesday.

On Thursday on The Falcon Main Stage, Popa Chubby takes the helm. He is a great man who brings the big blues.

The Blues Foundation is delighted to announce the new dates for the International Blues Challenge, May 6-9. It will be a full week of blues as fans celebrate the nominees and Blues Music Award winners on Thursday May 5th and return to Beale with IBC starting Friday May 6th. Important IBC dates to note include: Friday May 6: Quarter-finals, night 1; Saturday May 7: Quarter-finals Night 2; Sunday May 8: KBA ceremony, youth showcases and semi-finals; and Monday May 9: IBC finals at the Orpheum. Stay tuned for the updated IBC events calendar which includes workshops, panels and showcases.

Please feel free to contact The Blues Foundation with your questions or concerns at 901-527-2583.

Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, “the Kate” is pleased to announce that it is one of 98 institutions in the United States selected to participate in the Collection Assessment for Preservation Program. Located on the first floor of the Kate, the Katharine Hepburn Museum was recently renovated and expanded in 2021.

Six-time Grammy nominee Maria Muldaur, who has been nicknamed “The First Lady of Roots Music” for previous albums touching on her many influences from blues, country, folk, jazz and jug band music , released their new positive-themed single. , “I’m vaccinated and I’m ready for love!” On Stony Plain Records on radio and all digital platforms.

See the Connecticut Blues Society for more concert listings: https://www.ctblues.org/weekly-calendar Any questions or comments should be sent to Domenic Forcella at [email protected]

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