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 Larry Griffith
Mon, July 22, Fat Matt's, 7pm
Tues, July 23, Two Urban Licks, 7pm
Sat, July 27, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, Jasper, 2-5pm
Sun, July 28, Duo at Bub-Ba-Q, 12noon-3pm
Sun July 28, Uncle Sugar, Northside Tavern, 9pm

This Week with The Garrett Collins Project
Tues, Jul 23, Irish Pub, Rex, 7pm
Thurs, Jul 25, TWO Urban Licks, 7:30pm
Fri, Jul 26, Tailgaters Sports Bar, McDonough, 9pm
Sat, Jul 27, MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker, 9pm

This Week with Juke Joint Dukes
Frontman William "Blues Man" Reed is the real deal on vocals and guitar! Formed in 2015, the Juke Joint Dukes are a tribute to old school Chicago and Delta blues in the style of Muddy Waters, Albert King, Hound Dog Taylor, Magic Slim and BB King. They pride themselves on connecting with the soul of blues instead of playing by the book; they understand blues is all about feeling!
Thurs, July 25, Blind Willie's, 8:30pm, $7
Sat, July 27, Meehan's, Sandy Springs, 8pm, Free

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, and always entertaining. 
Thursday, Jul 25, Northside Tavern, 10pm
Friday, Jul 26, Maxwell's Cigar Bar, 9pm

This Week with the Tom Hill Band
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. 
Thurs, July 25, Tucker Farmer's Market, 4-8pm
Fri, July 26, MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker, 8pm
Sat, July 27, The Buckeye Room, 8pm
Sun, July 28, Will Henry's, Sugarloaf, 8pm
Weds, July 31, Will Henry's, Stone Mountain, 8pm

Every Monday, 10pm:
Lola's Monday Night Jam at Northside Tavern – Lola's Monday night Jam at Northside Tavern is the place to be on Monday nights. 10pm, bring your instruments and voices, backline equipment is provided.

Monday, July 22 at Eddie's Attic, 8pm:
Touring Musician Alert! Jimbo Mathus Incinerator Tour: The late Memphis producer Jim Dickinson once called Jimbo Mathus “the singing voice of Huck Finn.” Outside the South, Mathus is likely known as the ringleader of the hyper-ragtime outfit Squirrel Nut Zippers. In his native Mississippi and throughout the South, however, Mathus is the prolific songwriter of born-in-the-bone Southern music, the torchbearer for Deep South mythology and culture. Think Delta highways, bowling-pin Budweisers and “innerplanetary honky-tonk” for the masses. As Dickinson would say, ‘If you don’t like this, there is seriously something wrong with you.’” https://www.facebook.com/events/313490532897473/

Tuesday, July 23, 6-9pm:
Touring Musician Alert! Bettye Lavette at City Winery – Bettye LaVette is no mere singer. She is an interpreter of the highest order. Whether the song originated as country, rock, pop, or blues, when she gets through with it, it is pure R&B. She gets inside a song and shapes and twists it to convey all of the emotion that can be wrought from the lyric. To quote the late, great George Jones: "Bettye is truly a 'singer's singer'. https://www.facebook.com/events/271050923801975/

Tuesday, July 23, 8pm, Free:
Mudcat at Gypsy Rose Music, Roswell – Danny 'Mudcat' Dudeck is an internationally known gospel and bluesman. Mudcat continues the traditions of the early blues pioneers while adding his own Mudcat edge, resulting in one of Atlanta's greatest treasures. https://www.facebook.com/events/861043167587883/

Wednesday, July 24, 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.

Friday, July 26, 6-10pm, $10/$15:
Touring Musician Alert! Heather Gillis at Connect Live, Acworth, – Connect Live is Proud to present roots-rock artist The Heather Gillis Band along with local Singer Songwriter Donald Ray Tawney opening the show at 7:30. https://www.facebook.com/events/2134853536636747/

Friday, July 26, 6pm, $10 :
Friday Night Wind up at Lithonia Amphitheater hosted by DJ MMM featuring the hottest live bands in Atlanta. Featuring Milk Shake! 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/

Saturday, July 27, 7-10pm, $25, adv.
Touring Musician Alert! Ally Venable at Connect Live, Acworth – Dani Mac & Company opens – Texas powerhouse the Ally Venable Band is coming to Connect Live! She might only be hitting her twenties, but long-term fans will know this isn’t Ally’s first rodeo. Rewind to her childhood in the post-millennium and this rising star found her voice in church. It was the influence of fiery Texas guitar-slingers like Stevie Ray Vaughan, however, along with the melodic smarts of Miranda Lambert that showed her the path. https://www.facebook.com/events/307801693456053/

Saturday, July 27, 8pm:
Mudcat at Matilda's, Milton – Danny 'Mudcat' Dudeck is an internationally known gospel and bluesman. Mudcat continues the traditions of the early blues pioneers while adding his own Mudcat edge, resulting in one of Atlanta's greatest treasures. https://www.facebook.com/events/359001524778104/

Saturday, July 27, 9pm:
Mandi Strachota Band at Rusty Barrel, Marietta – 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. https://www.facebook.com/events/698726137236777/

Sunday, July 28, 4-8pm, $10 adv, $15 door:
Funky Bluester at Connect Live, Acworth – 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. MORE INFO.

Sunday, July 28, 6:30-9:30pm, $6:
Mandi Strachota Gospel at Blind Willie's – 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. Mandi has become a fixture on the Atlanta scene. Join Mandi and her gospel band, the Major 7’s as they take you to church and back with classic and original gospel songs to listen to, sing along with and even dance to!
https://www.facebook.com/events/619895938503796/

July 28, 7pm, Free:
Fat Back Deluxe at Fat Matt's, Sunday – Fatback Deluxe plays classic American music deeply rooted in 1940’s, 50’s and early 60’s blues mixed with original songs. Performances feature a broad variety of blues styles, and as the living history of blues music is slowly being lost with the passing of our heroes, the band remains committed to keeping the music alive.


Coming Up Soon...


MadLife Stage and Studios, an award-winning live concert venue in the heart of Historic Downtown Woodstock Georgia, proudly announces a weekend of music to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Woodstock Music Festival. The celebration begins at 7:30 PM on Friday August 16th, 2019, when MadLife presents gifted artists, High South. Following the High South show will be an Allman Brothers Tribute, End of the Line at 10 PM. Continuing the weekend of heritage music at MadLife, August 17th, will be a night for Kitten Fontaine to hit the stage, performing two shows at 7 and 9:55 PM. As the historic 50th anniversary weekend approaches, more shows will be added to MadLife’s lineup in celebration of ‘Woodstock in Woodstock’!

At 8:00 PM on August 22nd 2019, MadLife will host the return of Eric Steckel for a powerful evening of rock and blues guitar mastery. With 20+ years on stage and in the studio, Eric Steckel takes his listeners back to the days when great guitars were played loudly through great amps. With every audience he encounters in every country he has toured (25 to be exact), Eric, the rising star of Blues/Rock, delivers a powerful performance that has left audiences mesmerized. He brings an energy and passion to the stage and is a must see for fans of vintage guitar rock.


At 10:00 PM on August 30th 2019, MadLife will host Shaw Davis & The Black Ties for an awesome night of contemporary blues-rock! Shaw Davis & the Black Ties - Formed in 2016 in Pompano Beach, FL, Shaw Davis leads while backed by drummer Bobby Van Stone, and bassist Patrick Stevenson. The band puts their own spin on Psychedelic Blues and Roots Rock. Their loyal following has been built as a result of the band touring nationally, playing over 300 shows, headlining festivals, opening tours, and more! They are influenced by the sounds of vintage, heavy blues-rock, leading them to open for musicians such as; Samantha Fish, Chris Duarte, Mike Zito, Albert Castiglia, and Popa Chubby.



Get on out and listen to some live blues!

Sunday, July 21
ABS Gathering & Jam, host band Rae & the Royal Peacocks, 3-6 – Moonshadow Tav., Tucker
Kathie Holmes & Chris Cameron, 6:30 pm – Blind Willie’s
• Larry Griffith Duo, noon-3 pm – Bub-Ba-Q, Jasper
• Sylvia, 7 pm – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
Fat Back Deluxe – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Rockin’ Roadhouse Sunday with oadhouse, Mableton
• ACZA Dance Party & Potluck w/ DJ and Cajun Dance Lesson – Garden Hills Rec Center
• Jimbo Mathus – Grocery on Home
• BluesandOldSchoolRadio.com presents Sunday Soul Blues – Magnolia Lounge, Forest Park
• Featuring Music Man Mr. CLJ, DJ Mr. Melvin, Jarvis Greene
• Swami and Dave, 6-8:30 pm, followed by Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern

Monday, July 22
Louis Prima, Jr. – City Winery
Jimbo Mathus – Eddie’s Attic
• Larry Griffith – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Patio Music Night – Madlife, Woodstock
• Tire Fire – Moonshadow Tavern, Tucker
• Blues Jam hosted by Lola – Northside Tavern

Tuesday, July 23
• Matt Pendrick – Blind Willie’s
Bettye LaVette – City Winery
• J. T. Speed – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Mudcat – Gypsy Rose Music, Roswell
• Garrett Collins – Irish Pub, Rex
• Trio Jockamo feat. Will Scruggs – Louisiana Bistreaux, Decatur
• Bike & Patio Music Night – Madlife, Woodstock
• Swami Gone Bananas – Northside Tavern
• Larry Griffith Band – Two Urban Licks

Wednesday, July 24
• Electromatics – Blind Willie’s
• Art Holliday – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Bike Night w/ Mike Brookshire – Full Throttle Roadhouse, Mableton
• Gypsy Jam with Mike Martin & Katie Martin – Gypsy Rose Music, Roswell
• Laugh-Lines & Stretch Marks: Comedy for Women, Moms and Couples! – Madlife, Woodstock
Tyler Neal Band – Northside Tavern    
• Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet – Red Light Café
• Lola – Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint
• Blues Live – Vibes, Decatur

Thursday, July 25
William Reed & The Juke Joint Dukes – Blind Willie’s
Amy Black – City Winery
• Songwriters Circle – Ty Manning, Scott Low, Clay Leverett – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
• Chickenshack – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Bike Night w/ Mike Brookshire – Full Throttle Roadhouse, Mableton
• Bill Sheffield, 6:30 pm; The Ides of June, 9 pm – Gypsy Rose Music, Roswell
• Nashville Songwriters feat. Jamie Floyd, Rick Brantley & Stereo Chickens – Madlife, Woodstock
• The Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
Jake La Botz – Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta Room
• Open Jam with the Tom Hill Band, 4-8 pm – Tucker Farmer’s Market, Tucker
• The Garrett Collins Project – Two Urban Licks

Friday, July 26
Sandra Hall & The Shadows – Blind Willie’s
• Bill Sheffield, 6 pm – Bub-ba-q, Jasper
• Big Sam’s Funky Nation – City Green Live, Sandy Springs
Heather Gillis Band – Connect Live, Acworth
• Georgia Rae Family Band – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
Stove Top Slim – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Andrew Black – Full Throttle Roadhouse, Mableton
• Sarah Zuniga, 6 pm; (LK3) Leonard Koggins Trio, 9 pm – Gypsy Rose Music, Roswell
• Friday Night Wind Up featuring Milk Shake – Lithonia Amphitheater, Lithonia
• ’84, a Van Halen Tribute – Madlife, Woodstock
• The Breeze Kings – Maxwell’s Cigar Bar, Woodstock
• Open Jam with the Tom Hill Band – Moonshadow Tavern, Tucker
• Nathan Nelson, 6-8 pm, followed by Rib Shack Lady – Northside Tavern
• Garrett Collins & D Steve – Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill, McDonough

Saturday, July 27
Beverly “Guitar” Watkins – Blind Willie’s
• Open Jam with the Tom Hill Band – The Buckeye Room
• Wet Willie featuring Jimmy Hall – Buford Community Center, Buford
Ally Venable, Dani Mac & Company opens – Connect Live, Acworth
• Preachervan – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
• The Vipers – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• The Fabulous Spankadelics – Full Throttle Roadhouse, Mableton
• Swami Gone Bananas – Gypsy Rose Music, Roswell
• A Tribute to the King (Elvis) presented by Travis Ledoyt – Madlife, Woodstock
• Mudcat – Matilda’s, Milton
• Shuffle Junkie’s – Maxwell’s Cigar Bar, Woodstock
• Juke Joint Dukes – Meehan’s, Sandy Springs
• Funky Bluester – Monroe Farmer’s Market, Monroe
• The Garrett Collins Project – Moonshadow Tavern, Tucker
• Bill Sheffield, 6-8 pm, followed by The Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
• Mandi Strachota Band – Rusty Barrel, Marietta
• Larry Griffith Band, 2-5 pm – Sharp Mountain Vineyards, Jasper
• Matt Wauchope, 5 pm; Regina Troupe, 8 pm – Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint

Sunday, July 28
Mandi Strachota Gospel, 6:30 pm – Blind Willie’s
• Larry Griffith Duo, noon-3 pm – Bub-Ba-Q, Jasper
Funky Bluester, 4-8 pm – Connect Live, Acworth
• Fat Back Deluxe – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• DuoRide, JB Walker & Rob Gater, 3-7 pm – Full Throttle Roadhouse, Mableton
• A Tribute to the King (Elvis) presented by Travis Ledoyt – Madlife, Woodstock
• Swami and Dave, 6-8:30 pm, followed by Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern
• Open Jam with the Tom Hill Band – Will Henry’s Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville


Looking Ahead…

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

Friday, August 9
• Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band – The Vista Room, Decatur

Saturday, August 10
• Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival, 1-9 pm – Legacy Park, Decatur

Wednesday, August 14
• Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers – City Winery

Thursday, August 22
• Marcia Ball – City Winery
• Eric Steckel – Madlife, Woodstock

Saturday, August 24
• EG Kight – Crimson Moon, Dahlonega

Sunday, August 25
• The Atlanta Blues Challenge – Route 66, Johns Creek

Saturday, August 31
• Hot Tuna – Variety Playhouse

Sunday, September 8
• Shemekia Copeland – Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell

Wednesday, September 11
• Buddy Guy – Atlanta Symphony Hall

Saturday, September 14
• Sautee-NaHoocheeCoochee Blues Fest 2019 - Sautee Nacoochee Center, Sautee Nacoochee
• Featuring Seed and Feed Marching Abominables, Royal Johnson, Kerry Hill Band, The
___ Squirrelheads, Markey Blue, Delta Moon

September 20-22
• GABBAfest 2019 – Grand Opera House, Macon

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