Daytona Blues Festival




WEEKLY JAMS:

Sunday – Locals Sunday Night Jam – Locals Bar & Grill, Acworth, GA
Monday – Jam w/Lola at Northside Tavern
Monday – Jam w/ Mike Watson & Friends at Loco's Grill & Pub in Alpharetta, GA
Monday – Open Jam w/ Barry Richman – Dixie Tavern
Tuesday – Acoustic Open Mic w/Bones – Nik’s Place, Marietta
Tuesday – Locals Tuesday Night Jam – Locals Bar & Grill, Acworth, GA
Tuesday – Acoustic Open Mic w/ Bill Sheffield - Darwin's, Marietta
Tuesday – Blues Open Mic – Arena Tavern, Duluth, GA
Wednesday – Pro Blues Jam w/ McKnight and Company – Darwin’s, Marietta
Wednesday – Open Mic with Stephen Duncan & Alexis Vear at Hottie Hawgs, Atlanta
Thursday – Open Jam w/Nathan Nelson – Nik’s Place, Marietta
Thursday – Open Mike w/ The Larry Griffith Band – The Cove, Dallas
Thursday – Seminole Jackson’s All Pro Jam – Misty’s Hideaway, Tucker
Thursday – Open Jam w/ The Cazanovas - Darwin’s, Marietta
Thursday – Open Jam w/ Nathan Nelson – Nik’s Place, Marietta
Friday – Chicago Joe’s Student Jam – Tin Roof Cantina, Atlanta

Please call to Confirm dates and times…




2014 Atlanta Blues Challenge
When: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 1 pm - @ 9pm
Where: Hard Rock Cafe, Atlanta, GA

The Atlanta Blues Challenge is the Atlanta Blues Society’s competition to select our representatives for the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. The Atlanta Blues Challenge will be held on Sunday August 17, 2014 at the Hard Rock Cafe, 215 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, 404-688-7625 in downtown Atlanta. We will be starting at 1 pm and will end about 9pm. To help offset costs of the challenge we will be charging $10 for ABS members and $15 for non-members at the door.

Musicians, time is of the essence to get into the challenge. We may need to limit the number of entrants we accept due to time constraints, so being the first to apply will be very important to ensure your entry. We will be accepting applications beginning immediately for 3 categories, Band, Solo/Duo and Youth. The deadline for submitting applications is midnight August 4, 2014. The winners in each category will represent The Atlanta Blues Society at the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN which will take place January 20-24, 2015. Who can enter the IBC? Go to http://www.blues.org/international-blues-challenge/who-can-enter-ibc/ to find out.

Entrance fees for the Challenge have been significantly reduced from past years and you can get a discount by being a Musician Sponsor of the ABS. The entrance fees for the 2014 Atlanta Blues Challenge are as follows:

Band & Youth Act: $25 for Musician Sponsor, $100 for non-musician sponsor
Solo/Duo: $20 for Musician Sponsor, $75 for Non-musician sponsor

Musician sponsorship is available for a minimum of $50, and you are encouraged to upgrade to a higher level sponsorship for even more benefits. To see sponsorship levels and become a musician sponsor contact us for a sponsorship form or go to our website (see below).

Additionally, each winning act will receive funds to help them with expenses Memphis:
Band - $750, Solo/Duo - $300, Youth - $400

There will also be a prize of $250 rewarded for People’s Choice which will be determined by voting of the paying patrons at the event. The winners will also be invited to play at the Atlanta Blues Society’s Christmas party and are encouraged to have at least one fundraising show. In addition to the prize money, the Atlanta Blues Society has made arrangements with our sponsor; Midnight Circus Productions, to provide a studio Master recording that can be used to produce CD’s which can be sold before, during and after the Memphis event. For questions and applications to enter the Atlanta Blues Challenge contact us at: theatlantabluessociety@gmail.com.




Upcoming:

Blind Willie's Gospel Show
Sunday, August 10, 2014, 2 PM - 8 PM
Bill Sheffield, Nathan Nelson, Tanglewood Tonic,
Brandon Reeves, Bob Page and a surprise guest.

GABBAFest 2014 - In the Footsteps of Duane Allman
Friday & Saturday, September 26 & 27, 2014
Friday night bands include Freddy's Finest, The Decoys from Muscle Shoals
Saturday night bands include Window Plane, The Jack Pearson Band
The 567 Center for Renewal, 533 Cherry St., Macon, GA 31201

The After Work Blues And Bar-B-Que Jam Series

City of Riverdale, Town Center Amphitheater
The Incredible WIGO 1570 AM, Love Radio Blues In The Afternoon and The City of Riverdale Cultural Affairs and Leisure Services Department at The Riverdale Centre invites you to the After Work Blues And Bar-B-Que Jam… a FREE multicultural concert series. These events will be held on the second Thursday each month this summer – June 12th, July 10th, and August 14th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The events are hosted by Dr. Love of WIGO AM 1570 Blues In The Afternoon Show, which airs daily from 4 to 6 PM. The event will include food, exhibits and other vendors, and will feature performances by local award winning talent that will keep the crowd entertained throughout the evening. Performers will include Willie Hill, Sandra Hall, The Sana Blues Band, Jae B The Soul Man, Shirley Diamond and many more. The Amphitheater sits prominently in the center of the Riverdale Town Center and can seat up to 1,500 people comfortably.  The Amphitheater includes a large stage and a beautiful view of the Town Center. 

To learn more about the event or venue please contact Tom Davis 678-613-7681 or email: tdavis@dr-love.com, The City of Riverdale Cultural Affairs and Leisure Services Department at the Riverdale Centre, 7210 Church Street, Riverdale, Georgia 30296. (770) 909-5300




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Thursday, July 31

          Open mic featuring Paul Sanner – Arena Tavern, Duluth
          The Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          The Cazanovas host a Blues Jam – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Chickenshack – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Nathan Nelson (acoustic) – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          The Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
          Alex and Todd – Red Light Café
          Swami – Shorty’s Pizza, Tucker
          Mingo Fishtrap – Smith’s Olde Bar
          Dirty South Acoustic Lunch Hour w/ Andrew Black – Steve’s, Sandy Springs
          Frankie’s Blues Mission – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs

Friday, August 1
          Houserocker Johnson & the Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          Atomic Boogie – Copperhead Lodge, Blairsville
          Smith & Edwards (folk) – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Diedra & the Ruff Pro Band – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Dirty South TV’s Electric Lunch Hour - The CliQ, noon–2pm – Dixie Tavern
          Willy Jackson – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Mike Snowden Live Cigar Box Music – Hop Alley Brew Pub, Alpharetta
          The Barry Richman Band – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo – Northside Tavern
          The Whiskey Jackets w/ Sadie Hawkins & Friends – The Red Light Café
          Diane Durrett – Rutledge Concert Series, City Park, Rutledge
          AJ Ghent Band w/ The First Stone – Smith’s Olde Bar
          Songwriters in the Round:  Hannah Thomas, Sylvia Rose and
                    Emily Kate Boyd – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs

Saturday, August 2
          Beverly “Guitar” Watkins – Blind Willie’s
          4th Rockabilly Luau with Atomic Boogie – B3 Bar and Grill, Austell
          The Drew Gibson Trio (folk) – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          JP Soars – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Dr. Dixon – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Soul Tribe – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          The Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
          Wussy w/ New Terminus & Al Shelton – The Red Light Cafe
          Songwriter Dinner Showcase:  Bruce Brittain and Jeff Talmadge, 7pm,
          The Stoneberrys (Stones Cover Band), Classic Rock & Roll Summer Series,
          9 pm – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs

Sunday, August 3
          Baby Boomers Gone Wild – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Billy George Duo Blues Brunch, Noon-4 – Cypress Street Pint & Plate
          Tony Bryant – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Bluegrass Sunday w/ Open Jam – Greater Good Barbecue, Tucker
          Locals Sunday Night Jam – Locals Bar & Grill, Acworth
          Kristin Tinsley (solo) – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern
          Jazz w/ the Micah Cadwell Quartet & the Cook Trio – The Red Light Café
          Deb Bowman Jazz Brunch, 12:30 pm – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
          The Georgia Flood opens for Black Cadillacs – Park Tavern

Monday, August 4
          Brandon Reeves – Blind Willie’s
          Truett Lollis – Darwin’s, Marietta
          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
          Open Mic hosted by Alexis Vear – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs

Tuesday, August 5
          Blues Open Mic featuring Paul Sanner – Arena Tavern, Duluth
          Atlanta Boogie – Blind Willie’s
          Bill Sheffield Acoustic Jam – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Crosstown Allstars – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Acoustic Open Mic with Bones – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Nathan Nelson & Entertainment Crackers – Northside Tavern
          Bluegrass Pickin’, 6:30 pm; Faculty Grass, 8 pm – Steve’s, Sandy Springs

Wednesday, August 6
          Andrew Black – Blind Willie’s
          Open Mic Night, 7-9 pm – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          McKnight’s Pro Jam – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Frankie’s Blues Mission – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Open mic/jam with Alexis Vear – Hottie Hawgs
          Danny “Mudcat” Dudeck – Northside Tavern
          Open Mic – Red Light Café
          Songs from Sanatra & Friends – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs

Thursday, August 7
          Open mic featuring Paul Sanner – Arena Tavern, Duluth
          Sweet Betty & the Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          Writers in the Round featuring Clint Lawrence, Jason Waller, and
                    Larry Goddard  (folk) – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Blues Jam hosted by Cazanovas – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Chickenshack – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Nathan Nelson (acoustic) – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Blues Doctors, 7:30-9:30 pm; Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
          Larry Griffith – The Painted Pin
          Swami – Shorty’s Pizza, Tucker
          Dirty South TV’s Acoustic Lunch Hour with Copious Jones –
                    Steve’sLive Music, Sandy Springs
          “As of Yet” Monthly Blues Jam – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs

Friday, August 8
          Sandra Hall & the Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          Barry Richman Band – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Sweet & Salty Blues Band – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Dirty South TV’s Electric Lunch Hour with Nine Times Blue –
                    noon to 2 pm – Dixie Tavern
          Sana Blues – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          The Bretheren – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Eddie Tigner’s 88th Birthday Bash – Northside Tavern
          Atomic Boogie – The Sports Page, Rome
          Ralph Roddenbery – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs

Saturday, August 9
          Houserocker Johnson & the Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          Bluebilly Grit, 8 pm – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Mudcat – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Ron Cooley & the Hard Times – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          AZCA Dance with Carolina Gator Gumbo – Knights of Columbus
          Funky Kings – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Ike Stubblefield – Northside Tavern
          Grateful Dude (Dead Cover Band) – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs

Sunday, August 10
          Gospel Show, 2-8 pm – Blind Willie’s
          Featuring Bill Sheffield, Nathan Nelson, Tanglewood Tonic,
          Brandon Reeves, Bob Page and a surprise guest
          The Tom & Juli Show – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Billy George Duo Blues Brunch, Noon-4 – Cypress Street Pint & Plate
          Tony Bryant – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Bluegrass Sunday w/ Open Jam – Greater Good Barbecue, Tucker
          Carolina Gator Gumbo, ACZA Dance – Knights of Columbus
          Locals Sunday Night Jam – Locals Bar & Grill, Acworth
          Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern
          BVQ Instrumental Quartet Brunch, 12:30 pm – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs


Upcoming:


Thursday, August 14
Albert Castiglia – Blind Willie’s
The After Work Blues and Bar-B-Que Jam Series – Town Center Amphitheatre, Riverdale
6-9 pm - featuring Shirley Diamond, Tomi-Bell, and Sana Blues

Sunday, August 17
Atlanta Blues Challenge, 1-9 pm – Hard Rock Cafe

Saturday, August 23
Tommy Talton – The Barn at Crooked Pines Farm, Eatonton

Saturday, August 30
EG Kight – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega

Friday, September 12
Curtis Salgado – Blind Willie’s
Tedeschi Trucks Band – Chastain Park Amphitheatre

Friday, September 19
Keb’ Mo’ and Mavis Staples – Atlanta Botantical Garden
Blue Ridge Blues Crawl, Blue Ridge
The Wood Brothers – Variety Playhouse

Saturday, September 20
John Primer – Blind Willie’s
Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival, Blue Ridge
Featuring Ray Fuller & the Bluesrockers, Rollin’ Bones, Barry Darnell and the Mobile Slim Band, Samantha Gray, and Frankie’s Blues Mission

Wednesday, September 24
Experience Hendrix – Cobb Energy Centre
Together on one stage: Billy Cox, Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, Rich Robinson, Doyle Bramhall II, Chris Layton, Eric Gales, and special guests to be announced.

Saturday, October 25
Grayson Blues & Brews Fest featuring Tinsley Ellis – Grayson, GA



 
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