It’s time to find the blues in and around Atlanta for the coming week! It won’t be hard to find. The blues are EVERYWHERE, and there are quite a few festivals, too!
Here we go:
Bill Sheffield is at Blind Willie’s and Truett Lollis is at Darwin’s. Dry White Toast is at Fat Matt’s. Jams include an open jam with Dan Sheffield and Art Holliday at Bone Lick BBQ, a jam with Mike Watson at Loco’s in Alpharetta, and Lola’s blues jam at Northside Tavern.
Bill Sheffield hosts the acoustic jam at Darwin’s. The Boo Hoo Ramblers are at Blind Willie’s and J.T. Speed is at Fat Matt’s. Nathan Nelson and Entertainment Crackers are at Northside Tavern. There’s an open mic with Bones at Nik’s Place in Marietta.
The Cazanovas are at Blind Willie’s. The Pro Jam takes place at Darwin’s and The Hollidays are at Fat Matt’s. Mudcat is at Northside Tavern and Jason Pastras is at Two Urban Licks. there is an open mic/jam with Alexis Vear at Hottie Hawgs and a BoogieDown FlowJamwith Boudreau at Moonshadow Tavern. Adam Holliday hosts the open blues jam at Nik’s Place. The Rockaolics are at Blackburn Park in Brookhaven.
Marcia Ball is at The Variety Playhouse. Sweet Betty is at Blind Willie’s. Darwin’s has a blues jam hosted by The Cazanovas at night and Dan Sheffield and Nathan Nelson at 1 pm. Chickenshack is at Fat Matt’s. Brandon Reeves is at Johnnie MacCracken’s in Marietta and The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern. There’s an open mic with Paul Sanner at Arena Tavern in Duluth Nathan Nelson hosts a jam at Nik’s Place, and Donna Hopkins has a jam at Steve’s Live Music.
Sandra Hall is at Blind Willie’s. The Rockaholics are at Darwin’s and Sly Dog is at Fat Matt’s. Atlanta Boogie is at Johnnie MacCracken’s and Noonday Blue is at Jump Kitchen Saloon in Woodstock. The Hollidays are at Nik’s Place and Michelle Malone is at Steve’s Live Music. Chicago Joe’s Rock ‘n Blues Camp has a student jam at Tin Roof Cantina and Kerry Hill is at Two Urban Licks.
Brandon Santini comes to Darwin’s. Burnt Bacon is at Burnt Bacon is at Blind Willie’s. The Jason Patras Trio is at Fat Matt’s. The Cazanovas are at Northside Tavern and Truett Lollis is at Steve’s Live Music. JP Blues is at Tannery Row in Buford while Kerry Hill is at Two Urban Licks.
Also Saturday,James Peterson and the Blues in the House Band participate in Art on the Beltline at 5:45 pm, and Alpharetta has a great free festival, the Wood and Wire Festival, with Tommy Talton, Diane Durrett, Michelle Malone and so much more!
The Atlanta Blues Society has its monthly meeting at Blind Willie’s with Funky Bluestar hosting and a member jam from 3-ue6 pm. The Boxerstock Festival takes place at Jim Miller Park in Marietta and includes the Larry Griffith Band and JP Blues! The Georgia R ‘n B Revue with Rita Graham,t Willie Hill, Sammy Blue, Tommy Brown, Bill Sheffield, Ms. Robin Brown, Frankie Lee Robinson;, and Ms. Princess Riley.
Also,the Billy George Duo host the blues brunch at Cypress Street Pint and Plate. Fat Back Deluxe is at Fat Matt’s and Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern.
Frequently Mentioned Venues:
Blind Willie’s Blues Club
828 N Highland Ave
1508 Roswell Rd
Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
1811 Piedmong Ave NW
1058 Howell Mill Rd NW
645 Whitlock Ave
Locals Bar and Grill
6380 Bells Ferry Rd
Steve’s Live Music
234 Hildebrand Dr
Sandy Springs, GA