Blind WIllies Blues Club - Atlanta

Bradenton Bluesfest 2016, Dec 2-4, 2016 in Bradenton, FL.  Ten Great Bands Playing Real-Deal Blues. Featuring Ronnie Baker Brooks, The Golden State/Lone Star Revue, Victor Wainwright & the Wildroots, Jason Ricci, Larry McCray, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Slam Allen Band, Ilana Katz, Damon Fowler, Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones. The producers of this great blues fest have offered Atlanta Blues Society members a discount on tickets. Enjoy an exclusive Atlanta Blues Society member discount on general admission tickets to the Bradenton Blues Festival by visiting, click on "Tickets" then "Buy Tickets Online" and enter code ABS16 in the Promo Code box. (Note: day-of general admission ticket price is $45 each; the online cost to ABS members is $25 each before December 2, 2016. Please don't share the code with people who are not blues society members.

The South Florida Blues Society's Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise cabin raffle is on! Only 450 chances left! You and your cabin mate could be cruising the high seas January 22-29, 2017 – in an ocean view room on the Holland America's NEW MS Koningsdam. $20 per ticket.  Raffle will be held at the SFBS Annual Picnic in October. Only 2 weeks left, get your raffle tickets now! 
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Sunday – Blues Jam at Rocco's Pub in Marietta
Monday – Jam with Lola at Northside Tavern
Monday – Open Jam with Barry Richman at the Dixie Tavern, Marietta
Monday – Open Mic w/ Paul Sanner at Arena Tavern, Duluth, 8pm
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, Marietta
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
Thursday – Open Jam w/Nathan Nelson – Nik’s Place, Marietta
Thursday -- Open Jam w/ Wavetree – Highlands, East Cobb (formerly Abbey Road), 8:30pm
Thursday – Open Mic with Tom Hill Band at Gilly’s Bar and Grill 4343 Dunwoody Park, Atlanta
Thursday -- Lady D's Musician Jam – Vibes Night Club, Decatur, GA, 9pm
Friday – Friday Kid Jam - Tin Roof Cantina, 6:30pm-9pm
Friday – Open Mic with Tom Hill Band at Wooden Nickel Pub (2nd and 5th Friday), Tucker
Saturday – Open Mic w/ Tom Hill Band at Gold Dust Bar & Grill, Tucker (1st, 3rd & 5th Sat) 8pm


Tuesday, October 25:
Blues Generation hosts the Badass Blues Jam at Montie's Public House (8:30pm)

Thursday, October 27:
Liz Mandeville at Blind Willie's, 9:30pm

Friday, October 28:
Tommy Castro and the Painkillers at City Winery, 8pm 

Friday, October 28:
Beverly “Guitar” Watson will be at Blind Willie's, 10pm


Monday, October 31:
Lola's Halloween Jam at Northside Tavern, 10pm

Wednesday, November 16:
Jonny Lang at the newly Remodeled Variety Playhouse, 8pm

Saturday, November 19:
The Robert Cray Band at the newly remodeled Variety Playhouse, our own
Elliot Holden will open, 8pm Songwriter Series
to star homegrown talent in monthly concerts...
A songwriter series spotlighting some of Georgia's homegrown talent is on now as part of the "Year of Georgia Music."  Produced by the Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism division, the Songwriter Series will present intimate performances around the state by artists including ABS Musician sponsor and Lola Gulley. A trio of singer-songwriters is set for each performance, which will include the artist telling stories behind a hit song and performing it as originally written. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Visit Songwriter-Series for more information and to purchase Tickets.

Please mark your calendars for another David T & Friends musical variety show on Saturday, November 19th. They will be at the iconic Smith’s Olde Bar (upstairs). It is an early show - doors open at 6:30 PM and entertainment begins at 7:00 PM.  Listen, dance, sing-along, and have fun to a combination of original music and some great classic covers. Click HERE for additional info ($8 advance / $10 door).


Please call to confirm dates and times…

Monday, October 24
          Open Mic with Paul Sanner – Arena Tavern, Duluth
          Barrelhouse Bob Page – Blind Willie’s
          New Yankee Allstars – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Larry Griffith – 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, October 25
          Brandon Reeves – Blind Willie’s
          Mandi Strachota – Darwin’s, Marietta
          J.T. Speed – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Ross Pead & Friends – Front Page News in L5P
          Blues Jam hosted by Blues Generation – Montie’s Public House (formerly Zuffy’s)
          Acoustic Open Mic with Bones – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Swami Gone Bananas – Northside Tavern
          Reverend Hylton + Chilly Winds + Riley Pinkerton – Red Light Café
          Roger “Hurricane” Wilson Jam Night w/ the Subourbon Misfits – Subourbon Bar, Kennesaw
Wednesday, October 26
          Electromatics – Blind Willie’s
          Open Mic hosted by Emily White and/or Jacob Elliot – The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          Blues Jam with the Cazanovas – Darwin’s, Marietta
          The Hollidays – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Madlife’s Undiscovered Artist Showcase – Madlife Stage & Studios, Woodstock
          Open Mic w/ John Godwin – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Zaib Kahn Open Blues Jam – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Danny “Mudcat” Dudeck – Northside Tavern
          The Gordon Vernick Quartet Jazz Jam, 8:30 pm – Red Light Café
          Sandra Hall & the Shadows – St. James LIVE!
Thursday, October 27
          Liz Mandeville – Blind Willie’s
          Young ‘Songsters’ In The Round – The Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Cody Matlock & Friends – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Chickenshack – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Open Jam hosted by Wavetree, 8:30 pm – Highlands East Cobb (formally Abbey Road)
          The Steppin Stones, Rockin’ Blues Night – Madlife Stage & Studios, Woodstock
          “Rhythm” Matt Donald – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Nathan Nelson Acoustic – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          The Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
            Schneider & Mayfield w/ Jefferson Ross – Red Light Café
          Lady D’s Musician’s Jam – Vibes Nite Club, Decatur
Friday, October 28
          Beverly “Guitar” Watkins – Blind Willie’s
          Tommy Castro Band – City Winery
          Jaimo’s Jasssz Band w/ Gabriel Kelley – Cox Capitol Theatre, Macon
                    ** date correction **
          The Jim Hurst Trio – The Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Bobby Messano – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Blue Roads – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Jessie Albaright and Foster Blues – Jeffreys Sports Bar, Johns Creek
          90’s Costume Party with Broadcast 90 – Madlife Stage & Studios, Woodstock
          Broke on Monday – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Mike Veal – Napoleon’s Grill, Decatur
          Mudcat w/ the Atlanta Horns and special guest Swami Gone Bananas – Northside Tavern
          Strung Like a Horse – Red Light Café
Saturday, October 29
          Big Bill Morganfield – Blind Willie’s
          Jamie Laval, 8 pm; Mark Stokes, 2-4 pm – The Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Annika Chambers Halloween Party – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Roux du Bayou, ACZA Halloween Party & Dance – Dorothy Benson Center, Sandy Springs
          Willy Jackson – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Tom Hill Band Open Jam Halloween Costume Party – Frat. Order of Eagles #714, Doraville
          Gregg Allman’s Laid Back Festival – Lakewood Amphitheatre
                    Featuring The Gregg Allman Band, ZZ Top, Blackberry Smoke, Michelle Malone,
                    Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Kevn Kinney, Gabriel Kelley
          Chase Thomas Band, 7 pm; Laughlin, 9:30 pm (country) – Madlife, Woodstock
          Halloween Bash w/ Electric Codpiece – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Rod Hamdallah – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Mudcat w/ the Atlanta Horns with special guest What the …? – Northside Tavern
Sunday, October 30
          Tom & Juli’s Oldies , 7; Jason Child’s Blues Revue, 2-5 – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Fat Back Deluxe – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern
          Blues Jam – Rocco's Pub, Marietta
Monday, October 31
          Open Mic with Paul Sanner – Arena Tavern, Duluth
          Matthew Pendrick – Blind Willie’s
          New Yankee Allstars – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Larry Griffith – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Jam w/ Mike Watson & Friends - Loco's Grill & Pub, Alpharetta
          Halloween Blues Jam hosted by Lola – Northside Tavern
          Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up – Red Light Café


Wednesday, November 16
Jonny Lang – Variety Playhouse

Saturday, November 19
Joe Louis Walker – Blind Willie’s
Robert Cray – Variety Playhouse

Saturday, November 26
EG Kight – The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega

Sunday, December 4
Diane Durrett & Soul Suga’ Merry Lil’ Woohoo – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur
ABS Holiday Party – Helene S. Mills Multipurpose Facility

Saturday, December 17
Markey Blue – Darwin’s, Marietta

Sunday, December 18
Tommy Emmanuel with Pat Bergeson, Annie Sellick, and John Knowles CGP – Variety Playhouse

Friday, December 30
JJ Grey & Mofro – Buckhead Theatre

Saturday, December 31 – NEW YEAR’S EVE
JJ Grey & Mofro – Buckhead Theatre


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