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 15, Fat Matt's, 7pm
Tues, July 16, Two Urban Licks, 7pm
Sun, July 21, Duo at Bub-Ba-Q, 12noon-3pm
Sun July 21, Uncle Sugar, Northside Tavern, 9pm

This Week with The Garrett Collins Project
Thurs, Jul 18, TWO Urban Licks, 7:30pm
Sat, Jul 20, Red Stag Tavern, Vidalia, 8:30pm

Tuesday, July 16, 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 17, 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.

Thursday, Jul 18, Northside Tavern, 10pm
The Breeze Kings Thursday Night Blues Party at the Northside Tavern – 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. 

Friday, July 19, 6pm, $10 :
Friday Night Wind up at Lithonia Amphitheater hosted by DJ MMM featuring, with the hottest live bands in Atlanta. Featuring: Baby Doll. 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/

Friday, July 19, 8pm:
Thunder Gypsy at Bank St Cafe, Griffin – Thunder Gypsy's sound can best be described as soulful rocking Blues, covering an eclectic mix of music that spans the decades. The spirit of the Gypsies is evident in their music as they take you on a musical road trip from Atlanta’s Southern Soul to the rockin’ Blues in Macon, Ga., from the classic sound of the Memphis Blues along the streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter and even up to Chicago and St. Louis for their rocking electric Blues.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1126242887549182/

Friday & Saturday, July 19 & 20, 10pm:
Mandi Strachota at Doc's, Smyrna – 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/1509858945838186/

Saturday, July 20, 6-9pm, Free:
Funky Bluester Duo at The Cotton Cafe, Monroe – Come enjoy the mellow blues stylings of Dustin & Russ from Walton County's Favorite blues band, Funky Bluester!

Saturday, July 20, 9pm, $10:
BluesandOldSchoolRadio.com presents Soul Blues Saturdays at VFW, Decatur – We are dedicated to recreating the times of old when people could go out and safely enjoy themselves. Join us every 1st & 3rd Saturdays at the Decatur VFW for Party Blues at its Best.

Sunday, July 21, 3-6pm, Free:
The ABS July Gathering & Jam will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 3pm-6pm at the MoonShadow Tavern in Tucker. Our host band will be multi Challenge winner band, Rae & the Royal Peacocks. MoonShadow is one of our favorite sponsor venues with a great stage and sound, lots of dance floor space, and great food and drinks. Rae and her Peacocks will put on a fabulous show of heart-felt, hard hitting Blues that will leave you speechless, don't miss this act. We will have a great Jam so make sure to bring your instrument and/or voices and show us what you got, back-line will be provided. We will have our famous raffle, the proceeds of which go to our Blue Flame Fund which provides assistance to local musicians in need. Come on out and join us, it's absolutely free and open to the adult public. Moon Shadow has agreed to go non-smoking for our event, but per their license, children are not allowed. https://www.facebook.com/events/2342797702443356/

Sunday, July 21, 4-8pm, $10:
BluesandOldSchoolRadio.com presents Sunday Soul Blues at Magnolia Lounge, Forest Park – We are dedicated to recreating the times of old when people could go out and safely enjoy themselves. Join us every 1st & 3rd Sundays at the Magnolia lounge for Soul Blues at its Best. • https://www.facebook.com/events/265077181031899/

Sunday, July 21, 4-7pm:
Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association Summer DJ Dance Party & Potluck, Garden Hills Rec Center – Bring your dancing shoes, a friend or two, and a dish or beverage to share. We'll provide the water cooler and paper products.

Sunday, July 21, 6:30-9:30pm, $6:
Kathie Holmes & Chris Cameron at Blind Willie's – Atlanta native Kathie Holmes has a fiery New Orleans piano style, soulful vocals and a leave-it-all-on-the-stage personality but is best known for electrifying the crowd with her sultry, funky, and rocking blues flute. She performs at festivals and clubs throughout the Southeast as a member of several blues, rock, and funk bands and is an in-demand artist for recording sessions. Her recently completed CD showcases her captivating songwriting and spirited performance on keyboards, vocals, and flute.

Sunday, July 21, 7pm, Free:
Fat Back Deluxe at Fat Matt's – 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...

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!

Monday, July 15
• Larry Griffith – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Patio Music Night – Madlife, Woodstock
• Holly Street Band – Moonshadow Tavern, Tucker
Blues Jam hosted by Lola – Northside Tavern

Tuesday, July 16
• The Vipers – Blind Willie’s
• J. T. Speed – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
Mudcat – Gypsy Rose Music, Roswell
• 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 17
Cody Matlock Band – 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
Tyler Neal Band – Northside Tavern    
• Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet – Red Light Café
• Blues Live – Vibes, Decatur

Thursday, July 18
• The Honey Badgers – Blind Willie’s
• Chickenshack – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Bike Night w/ Mike Brookshire – Full Throttle Roadhouse, Mableton
• Hoodoo Moon, 6 pm – Gypsy Rose Music, Roswell
• The Ultimate Eagles Tribute, On the Border – Madlife, Woodstock
The Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
• Lauren Anderson – Smith’s Olde Bar
• Lola – Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint
• The Garrett Collins Project – Two Urban Licks

Friday, July 19
• ThunderGypsy – Bank Street Café, Griffin
George Hughley & The Shadows – Blind Willie’s
• Courtney Patton – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
• Mandi Strachota Band – Doc’s Food & Spirits, Smyrna
• Mike McLeod & Friends – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Barry Richman Band – Full Throttle Roadhouse, Mableton
• Mark Mundy & Jody Abernathy, 6:30 pm; Nobody’s Darlings, 9 pm – Gypsy Rose Music, Roswell
• Friday Night Wind Up featuring Baby Doll – Lithonia Amphitheater, Lithonia
• The Ultimate Eagles Tribute, “On the Border” – Madlife, Woodstock
• Frankie’s Blues Mission – Maxwell’s Cigar Bar, Woodstock
• Larry Griffith Band – McCray’s Tavern, Smyrna
• Leonard Blush – Moonshadow Tavern, Tucker
• Nathan Nelson, 6-8 pm, followed by Swami’s Birthday Show – Northside Tavern
• Saved by the Band – Route 66, Johns Creek

Saturday, July 20
Sandra Hall & The Shadows – Blind Willie’s
• Funky Bluester Two-ster – The Cotton Café, Monroe
• Alexandra Kay – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
• Mandi Strachota Band – Doc’s Food & Spirits, Smyrna
Sweet & Salty Blues Band – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Barry Richman Band – Full Throttle Roadhouse, Mableton
• Black Hole Sun, Soundgarden, Audio Slave, & Timple of the Dog: Tribute to Crhis Cornell, 7 pm;
___ Rock Force, A Tribute to the Iconic Rock of the 80’s, 10 pm – Madlife, Woodstock
• Way Back Band – Maxwell’s Cigar Bar, Woodstock
• Bill Sheffield, 6-8 pm, followed by The Rainmen – Northside Tavern
• Lola (solo), 5 pm – Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint
• BluesandOldSchoolRadio.com presents Saturday Blues & Oldschool – VFW Belvedere Post 4706,
___ Decatur – Featuring Music Man Mr. CLJ, DJ Mr. Melvin, Jarvis Greene

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


Looking Ahead…

Monday, July 22
• Louis Prima, Jr. – City Winery

Tuesday, July 23
Bettye LaVette – City Winery

Thursday, July 25
•  Amy Black – City Winery
• Jake La Botz – Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta Room

Saturday, July 27
• Wet Willie featuring Jimmy Hall – Buford Community Center, Buford

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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