Weekly Blues Calendar

 Week of July 26 

Compiled by Dave Strickler. Bands play some form of blues unless specified. Start times are assumed 9-9:30pm unless specified. Cover charge given if known. If you have an addition, correction, cancellation please let me know. crawlin.kingsnake@comcast.net
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Last Week

Nemeth

John Nemeth, one of the performers at the Pennsylvania Blues Festival will be bringing his soulful blues to the popular Alonzo’s Memorial Picnic in Rosedale September 6. Photo by Bob Sekinger.
LilEdPa1

Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials performing at the Pennsylvania Blues Festival and celebrating thirty years that Lil’ Ed Williams, Michael Garrett Wolancevich, James “Pookie” Young and Kelly Littleton,have been performing together. They have been together more than any other band except for the rock band U2 which have been together for 37 years with the same members. Most of Lil Ed’s fans haven’t had marriages last that long! Photo by Bob Sekinger More great photos can be seen at Bob Sek’s Photo’s

HenryPa

Brother Henry Tate who was given the Blues Fan of the Year award by Michael Cloeren a couple of years ago now handling some of the announcing duties in his Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes. As per tradition, a gospel group opened the event on Sunday morning after the bruch. Amen Henry, looking good! Photo by Ron Weinstock who has many more excellent shots at Ron’sPhoto Gallery

Thursday, July 30

  • Gary Allegretto Band Harmonica ace from LA @ Cat’s Eye, 1730 Thames St. Fells Point, 410-276-9866
  • Dave Chappell band @ Kali’s Court, 1606 Thames St., Baltimore MD 21031. 410-276-4700
  • Jeff Reed trio (Jazz) Bob Butta – Piano, Eric Kennedy – Drums, Jeff Reed – Bass (weekly) @ Bertha´s Restuarant and Bar, 734 South Broadway Fells Point Baltimore, MD 21231. 410-327-5795
  • outdoor concert w/Bobby & the Street Rods Classic rock 6:30pm Dundalk Concert in the Park, Dunmanway & Playfield St, Dundalk MD 21222
  • Legend (Local Classic rock band) Noon Free @ WTMD, 1 Olympic Place, Towson, MD
  • outdoor concert w/Hot Club of Baltimore 3pm Also farmer’s market 3-7pm @ Boordy Vineyards, 12820 Long Green Pike, Hydes, MD 21082 (410) 592-5015
  • –South & West——
  • open mic hosted by Vic Mosca Blues and other genres welcome (weekly) 8pm @ Bippys Pub, 10194 Baltimore National Pike, (Baltimore National Pike and Pine Orchard Lane) Ellicott City, MD
  • Open mic w/Spike Settles (weekly) 8pm @ Woodstock Inn, 1415 Woodstock Rd, Woodstock, MD 21163. (410) 750-3673
  • open jam w/Dogfather Blues Band (weekly) 7:30pm @ T.J. Elliott’s Restaurant, 6814 Laurel Bowie Rd, Bowie, Maryland 20715
  • outdoor concert w/Patsy’s Honk Tonk & Twang 7:30pm @ Columbia Lakefront, 10220 Wincopin Circle, Columbia  MD 21044
  • Swamp Candy Delta blues duo 7pm @ Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 2nd Street Annapolis, MD 21403 410-295-0104
  • Jason Ricci Band and Damon Fowler 8pm $22.50 @ Rams Head On Stage, 33 West Street Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 268-4545 to reserve tix
  • outdoor concert w/Little Red & the Renegades Cajun) 7pm @ Veterans Plaza, Fenton Street between Colesville Rd and Wayne Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Blues Dance w/various DJ’s (weekly) Dance Lessons 8:15pm Dance 9pm $8 @ Ballroom Annex, aka Back Room up the steps on the far left portion of the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD 20812
  • Seth Kibel Quartet – 7:30 to 8:30 pm Free @ Glen Echo Park (Bumper Car Pavilion), 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Bethesda Maryland 20814. 301-634-2222
  • The Blue Dominos 8:30pm (weekly) @ Always Rons Restaurant, 29 North Burhans Blvd, Hagerstown, MD. 301-797-7887
  • The Nighthawks 8pm @ Globe Theater ~ 12 Broad Street, Berlin, Maryland 21811 (410)-641-0784
  • outdoor concert w/Neon Swing 7pm @ Sunset Park, S. Division Street & S. Philadelphia Ave., ocean City, Md.
  • Washington D.C.

  • Robert Lighthouse @ Marx’s Cafe, 3203 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, DC 20010 (202) 518-7600
  • Jimbo Mathius Video Sample 8pm No cover @ Hill Country BBQ | 410 seventh street nw, washington, dc 20004 | 202-556-2050
  • Snakehead Run Jug Band duo 8pm @ ArgonautDC, 1433 H Street, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002
  • open blues jam w/Big Boy Little band (weekly) 8:30pm @ Zoo Bar, 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington D.C.,202-232-4225
  • Virginia

  • Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals 7:30pm $35-$60 @ Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182 1 (877) WOLFTRAP
  • Albert Castiglia Band 8:30pm Unknown cover @ JVs Restaurant, 6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA. (703) 241-9504
  • Mike Kelley & friends (weekly) @ Basin St. Lounge upstairs at Two Nineteen Restaurant, 219 King St, Alexandria ,VA, 22314 Call: 703-549-1141
  • open blues jam Hosted by different Bluesgate musicians (weekly) 8pm @ Longshots, 76 Wolfcraft way Charles Town, WV25414 304.724.1975
  • Pennsylvania

  • open mic w/Mark Santanna (weekly) 8pm @ River City Blues and Darts Club, 819 S Cameron Street Harrisburg, PA 17104
  • Bob Noble band 8pm Shank’s Tavern, Marietta, PA, US
  • Coco Montoya 8pm $22 & $30 @ Sellersville Theater, 24 W Temple Ave, Sellersville, PA 18960 (215) 257-5808
  • BSCP Blues Jam (weekly) 8pm @ Champions Sports Bar, 300 2nd St, Highspire, PA 17034. (717) 939-0488
  • Del

  • Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials SOLD OUT @ St. George’s Country Store, 1 Delaware Street, Saint Georges, DE 19733. 302-836-8202
  • open blues jam   (weekly) 7pm @ Jonathan’s Landing, 1309 Ponderosa Drive, Magnolia, Delaware 19962
  • The Shakers 7pm @ The Green, Dover Delaware
  • outdoor concert w/The Big package (10pc dance band) 6:30pm @ Bellevue State Park, Wilmington, DE
  • outdoor concert w/Voodoo DeVille 7pm @ Riverfront Summer Concert Series, Dravo Plaza, Riverfront Wilmington, Wilmington, DE
  • Lower Case Blues (weekly) 7pm @ Delaware Distilling Co., 18693 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • Friday July 31

  • Lower Case Blues @ Cat’s Eye 1730 Thames St. Fells Point, 410-276-9866
  • Ruben Montoya @ The Admirals Cup, 1647 Thames Street Baltimore, Maryland, 21231 Phone: 410-534-5555
  • Quimby Mountain Band @ Kali’s Court, 1606 Thames St., Baltimore MD 21031. 410-276-4700
  • Glenn Moomau & the Juke Drivers  (weekly) @ Bertha´s Restuarant and Bar, 734 South Broadway Fells Point Baltimore, MD 21231. 410-327-5795
  • The Nighthawks Acoustic 7:30pm $18 @ Creative Alliance at The Patterson Theater, 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224. Phone:(410) 276-1651
  • Izzy And The Catastrophics Rockabilly from NY Video sample Los Swamp Monsters (rockabilly) and The Swedish Fist (solo) open 8pm @ The Depot Nightclub, 1728 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD, 21201
  • Never Never Rock @ Sylvester’s Saloon, 7326 Golden Ring Rd., Essex MD 21221. 410-682-6043
  • The Uncomitted Classic rock @ The Barn, 9527 Harford Rd, Parkville, Maryland. (410) 668-2276
  • Twine Time Rare greater Baltimore appearance of Westminster band w/7pc w/sax, harmonica, keys @ Dicks Halfway Inn, 8013 Philadelphia Rd., Baltimore  MD 21237, 410-866-0101
  • outdoor concert w/All Mighty Senators & School of Rock 6-9pm @ Belvedere Square, southeast corner of York Road and Northern Parkway
  • The Neon Swing X-Perience free dance lessons 8pm. Music at 9pm $15 includes light refreshments, dance lesson. Non alcoholic event @ American Legion Post #22, 125 York Road, Towson, MD 21204. (entrance next to Papa John’s) 410-583-7337
  • outdoor concert w/Nomad Modern country 7pm @ The Avenue at White Marsh near Leows Theatre, 8125 Honeygo Boulevard – Baltimore, MD 21236
  • outdoor concert w/The Crawdaddies 7:30pm @ Tydings Park, Commerce and South Washington St Havre de Grace Maryland
  • The Inquiring Minds @ MacGregor’s Restaurant 331 St. John Street, Havre de Grace, MD 21078 410.939.3003
  • Strong Persauder video sample @ Pickled Herring Pub, in West Street Shoppes , 32 S. Main Street, North East, Md. 21901. 410-287-2020 (on left at corner of S. Main & West Sts.)
  • —South & West——
  • The English Beat 7pc ska/raggae band from UK $25 @ 8×10, 10 E Cross St Baltimore, MD 21230 (410) 625-2000
  • Great Escape Band classic rock 6:30pm @ In front of Pease A Pizza, 15 Mellor Avenue Catonsville, MD 21228
  • outdoor concert w/Josh & Good Old Stuff 7pm @ Front lawn of Franklin Middle School, 10 Cockeys Mill Road, Reisterstown MD 21136. 443-695-2308
  • outdoor concert w/Good Rockin’ Daddys Oldies featuring Sam Muleman Miller 7:30pm @ Hunt Valley Mall in front of Greetings and Readings, 118-AA Shawan Rd, Hunt Valley, MD 21030. (410) 771-3022
  • Cara Kelly & the Telltale 7pm free @ At the baggage belt at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport
  • The Rat Pack Classic rock @ Bare Bones Grill in Saint Johns Plaza, 9150 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042. 410-461-0770
  • Stacy Brooks @ Famous Dave’s, 880 Capital Centre BLVD Largo, MD 20774
  • Sly 45 Classic rock 7:30pm @ Ram’s Head, 1773 Generals Hwy, Annapolis, MD 21401. (410) 849-8058
  • Mark Hopkins & the Hotel Classic rock @ Stan and Joe’s Saloon, 37 West St Annapolis, MD 21401 410-263-1993
  • Built4Comfort 8pm @ The Stein Room, 3701 Rossmoor Blvd, Silver Spring MD 20906
  • Muskat Sally Classic, souhern and blues rock @ Hersheys, 17030 Oakmont Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 301.948.9893
  • Johnny & the Headhunters $10 @ Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814 (240) 800-4700
  • Skip Castro Band 8pm $15 plus $10pp minimum food/drink @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club 7719 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814. 240.330.4500
  • outdoor concert w/Ruthie & the Wranglers 6:30pm @ Dawson’s Market stage,  Rockville Town Square Plaza, 225 N Washington St, Rockville, MD 20850
  • Chronic Blue @ Branded 72, 387 East Gude Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850
  • The Wharf Rats Grateful Dead tribute band @ Clyde’s of Chevy Chase, 5441 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD
  • Miss Moses Americana 6pm @ Big Cork Vineyards, 4236 Main Street
  • Rohrersville  MD 21779, 301-302-8032
  • outdoor concert w/Bushmaster 6pm @ Downtown Cumberland, 72 Baltimore Street Cumberland, MD 21502 301-759-6443
  • Fast Eddie & the Slowpokes @ Twist & Turn Tavern, 13380 Clarksville Pike Highland, MD 20759 301-854-2170
  • Sandra Dean Band 8pm @ he Music Cafe, 26528-B Ridge Road, Damascus, MD. (301) 253-1500
  • Washington D.C.

  • Shuggie Otis 7:30pm $40 plus $10 min. per table @ Howard Theatre, 620 T., NW, DC. Contact : (202) 803-2899
  • Jerry Garcia’s Birthday Bash w/The Trongone Band, Tumble Down Shack And Zydeco Jed. 8:30pm $12 @ Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K Street NW at 34 st NW, Washington, DC (under Whitehurst Freeway.)
  • Swamp Dog band 6pm @ The Dignitary at the Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20001 202-824-9681
  • Johnny Artis band (classic rock) 10pm @ Joo’s 1518 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
  • Lex Gray & the Urban Pioneers 10pm @ Madam’s Organ, 2461 18th Street, NW, Adams Morgan,, Washington D.C. 20009. (202) 667-5370
  • Cherry Gasoline @ Zoo Bar, 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington D.C.,202-232-4225
  • Moonshine Society 10:30pm @ The Loft at The Hamilton, 600 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005 (202) 787-1000
  • Virginia.

  • Izzy And The Catastrophics and Jumpin Jupiter (Rockabilly) @ IOTA, 2832 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22201 (703) 522-8340
  • outdoor concert w/Bad Influence 6:30pm @ Fairfax Corner Concert Series, 4100 Monument Corner Dr Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Swamp Candy Delta blues duo 6pm @ Whole Foods, 4501 Market Commons Drive Fairfax, VA 22033 703.222.2058
  • outdoor concert w/Moonlight Jazz Orchestra 17pc traditional big band 7:30pm @ Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mt. Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309
  • outdoor concert w/Patty Reese Band 7:30pm @ Mason District Park Amphitheater, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
  • outdoor concert w/Chopteeth Afro Funk 12 pc funk 7:30pm @ Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax, VA 22032
  • Big Joe Maher trio  (weekly except for 1st Friday) 7pm @  Eddie V’s, Tysons Corner, VA
  • outdoor concert w/Patty Reese Band 7:30pm @ Mason District Park Amphitheater, 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003
  • 219 All Stars @ Basin St. Lounge upstairs at Two Nineteen Restaurant, 219 King St, Alexandria ,VA, 22314 Call: 703-549-1141
  • Vital Sizgnes Band big reunion show (unknown genre) @ JVs Restaurant, 6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA. (703) 241-9504
  • Swing Dance w/The Natty Beaux (weekly) Drop-in beginner swing dance lesson with at 8:30 PM. Music 9pm $15 @ The Red Fox Room at the Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel,13869 Park Center Road, Herndon, VA
  • Lisa Lim Band Open to public 8:30pm @ American Legion Post 364, 3340 Friendly Post Lane. Woodbridge, VA
  • Fatty Lumpkin & the Love Hogs @ Devils Backbone, Lexington, VA
  • Pennsylvania

  • Rudy & the Bluefish 7pm @ Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, PA717-334-4888
  • open blues jam Different host each week (weekly) @ Speal’s Tavern, 1850 Lions Club Rd, New Alexandria, PA 15670. (724) 433-1322 (Off of the intersection of Rt.119 and Rt. 22) Phone 724-433-1322
  • Skyla Burrell band @ South Mountain Hotel, 10479 Dixon Rd, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
  • open blues jam hosted by Ash Phipps & friends  3-5pm (weekly) @ The freckled radish 5815 York Rd, New Oxford, PA 17350 (717) 624-7001
  • Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats trio   (weekly) @ Otto’s, 2235 North Atherton st State College, PA 16803. (814) 867-6886
  • Ann Kerstetter Band 6pm @ Fero Winery, 965 JPM Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837. (570) 568-0846
  • Miss Freddye Blues Band 6:30pm @ Press Bistro, 110 Franklin St, Johnstown, PA 15901. (814) 254-4835
  • Best of the Eagles Tribute 8pm $25 @ Havana, 05 S Main St New Hope, PA 18938-2223. (215) 862-9897
  • Dr. Ben’s Backbone Blues Band Open to the public. 6pm @ Spring Hollow Golf Club, 3350 Schuylkill Rd, Spring City, Pennsylvania 19475
  • Roger Girke @ The Social Lounge, 29 E Gay St, West Chester, PA
  • New Pony @ Fergie’s, Philadelphia, PA
  • Mikey Jr. Band @ The Twisted Tail, 509 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia PA 19147 (215) 558-2471
  • Reverend Chris & the High Rollers @ Mermaid Inn, 7673 Winston Road, Philadelphia Pa. 19118. 215-247-9797
  • The Platters 7:30pm Free @ Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, 645 E. First Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015. 610-297-7285
  • Golden State/Lone Star Band featuring Anson Funderburgh, Mark Hummel & Little Charlie 8pm $23@ Mauch Chunk Opera House : 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 To reserve tix
  • Jimbo Mathius Video Sample @ X O Lounge, 1437 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
  • A Muscle Shoals Music Revue Featuring Amy Black And Sarah Borges 8pm $12 @ World Cafe Live • 3025 Walnut Street • Philadelphia, PA 19104 • 215-222-1400
  • The Buicks @ Five Four Bar & Grill, 8919 New Falls Road, Levittown, PA 19054
  • The Kinsey Report 7pm free @ Volunteer Firemen’s Memorial Bandshell
  • City Park Bandshell, 1251 Hill Road, Reading PA 19602.
  • Roots and Rock Festival 11 bands on 2 stages For complete schedule/info 3 day pass $80/adv or $100/gate or $25 @ Fort Royale Farm, 5575 Bedford Valley Rd, Bedford, PA 15522
  • Delaware

  • Riverfront Blues Festival 5pm: Brandon Santini, 6:45p.m.: Li’l Ed & The Blues Imperials, 8:30 p.m.: Billy Branch & The Sons Of Blues SideStage: 6p.m.: Judy Sings the Blues, 8pm Garry Cogdell & The Complainers. $25/adv, $30/gte or $75/3 day pass @ Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park, Rosa Parks Drive, Wilmington, DE To reserve tix
  • After party Blues Jam hosted by Gary Allegretto $10 @ The Westin Wilmington, 818 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington, Delaware 19801
  • Mari Hill blues band Open to public. Sign in as guest of the band. 7pm @ Sussex AmVets Post 2, 32592 Long Neck Rd Millsboro, DE 19966 3029450406
  • The Diamonds Early ‘60’s doo wop group 8pm Free @ Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, 1 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
  • Comfort Zone 7pc funk/R&B @ Bethany Blues, 18385 Coastal Highway, Lewes, DE 19958. 302-644-2500
  • Saturday, August 1

  • Ursula Ricks band 4pm @ Cat’s Eye 1730 Thames St. Fells Point, 410-276-9866
  • Roger Girke band @ Cat’s Eye 1730 Thames St. Fells Point, 410-276-9866
  • Automatic Slim band @ Berthas, 734 S. Broadway, Fells Point  MD 21231-0349. 410-327-5795
  • Tedeshi Trucks Band Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings open 6:30pm $25-$75 @ Pier Six Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave Baltimore, MD 21202 (410) 783-4189 to reserve tix
  • Kings of Crownsville 6pc New Orlean’s roots w/horns. Entertainment is for dinner patrons, only. 6pm Dinner, 7:30 pm Show. $15 @ The Cabaret at Germanos, 300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. 410-752-4515
  • Pristine Reign (funk) @ Farmers Market at Edmonson-Westside High School, 501 North Athol Ave Baltimore, MD 21229
  • Barry Prosser & the Ordeal Classic rock 8:30pm @ Souris’ Saloon, 537 York Rd, Towson MD 21204. 410-296-1997
  • outdoor concert w/The Rat Pack Classic rock 6pm @ DeJon Vineyards, 5300 Hydes Road, Hydes, MD 21082. Phone: 443-253-9802
  • Four Dudes, a Chick and a Jew Don’t know anything about this band, just love the name! @ Bowman.Restaurant, 9306 Harford Rd, Parkville, MD
  • outdoor concert w/Bond & Bentley Bluesy rock 7pm @ The Avenue at White Marsh near Leows Theatre, 8125 Honeygo Boulevard – Baltimore, MD 21236
  • Jimi Smooth & HitTime 6pm $20 @ Boordy Vineyards, 12820 Long Green Pike, Hydes, MD 21082 (410) 592-5015 To reserve tix
  • The 1974 Music from the ‘70s with featuring Spike Settles and Dennis Shocket @ The Tower, Downtown Bel Air, 29 S Main St, Bel Air, Maryland 21014
  • Pickled Herring @ Pickled Herring Pub, in West Street Shoppes , 32 S. Main Street, North East, Md. 21901. 410-287-2020 (on left at corner of S. Main & West Sts.)
  • Southern Drawl 8pm @ VFW Post 6027, 815 Turkey Point Rd, North East, MD 21901. Phone:(410) 287-7817
  • —South & West——
  • Jerry Garcia’s Birthday w/Cris Jacobs & friends $18 @ 8×10, 10 E Cross St Baltimore, MD 21230 (410) 625-2000
  • outdoor concert w/Legend Classic rock 6pm @ Lurman Woodland Theatre, 425 Bloomsbury Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228
  • Muleman Band @ Bare Bones Grill in Saint Johns Plaza, 9150 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042. 410-461-0770
  • Giving Back Benefit w/ Jacked Up, Trouble No More, Great Train Robbery (Southern Rock/blues rock) and Kajun Kelly 9pm (rock) Bands start 1:30pm @ Woodstock Inn, 1415 Woodstock Rd, Woodstock, Maryland 21163
  • Annual Dutch Picnic w/Josh & Good Old Stuff features indoor chicken and ham supper with outdoor stands and entertainment. Band plays 3pm-6pm @ Trinity Lutheran Church, 833 Deer Park Rd, Westminster MD
  • Shakedown @ Vanessa’s Pub at New York J&P in Taylorsville, 2600 W Liberty Road, Westminster MD 21157. 410-875-2779
  • outdoor concert w/Bottle of Blues 4pm @ Town Green Park, 9th Street, Bowie MD 20719
  • 301-809-3042
  • Linwood Taylor 8:30pm Free @ Old Bowie Town Grill, 8604 Chestnut Avenue, Bowie, Maryland 20715. 301-464-8800
  • Black Falls @ Second Chance Saloon, 5888 A Robert Oliver Place, Columbia MD 21045
  • 443-545-5844
  • InToneNation 8:30pm @ New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway Greenbelt, Maryland -301-474-5642
  • The Annapolis Car Show w/Sly 45 (Vintage R&R) Event 11 AM to 4pm @ Koons Ford Lincoln of Annapolis at 2540 Riva Rd in Annapolis MD
  • Delbert McClinton 8pm $65 @ Rams Head On Stage, 33 West Street Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 268-4545 to reserve tix
  • outdoor concert w/Ruben Montoya band 6:30pm @ Fountain Plaza Stage, Ellsworth Drive, 923 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Swing dance Kiti Gartner band (rockabilly) Sponsored by Blobs Park Social Club 8pm $10 cash only @ American Legion Post #217, 9218 Baltimore Avenue (Rte 1), College Park, Maryland
  • Dead Cat Bounce 6pm @ Kentlands Market Square Plaza Park, 201 Market Street West, Gaithersburg, MD 20878,
  • outdoor concert w/Rock n’ Roll Relics 6pm @ Rio Center, 9811 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg MD 20878. 301-921-4684
  • Golden State- Lone Star Band Anson Funderburgh, Mark Hummel, Little Charlie 8pm $20 plus $10pp minimum food/drink @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club 7719 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814. 240.330.4500
  • Cathy Ponton King @ Flanagans Harp & Fiddle, 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, Md.301-951-0115
  • Sly 45 (classic rock) 7pm @ Waugh Chapel Village Center, 1326 Main Chapel Way,, Gambrills, MD 21054
  • Archie Edwards Barbershop Foundation open acoustic blues jam  (weekly) Piedmont Guitar Practice Sessions with Gina DeSimone Noon-1pm Open acoustic Jam: 1-6pm @ Archies Barbershop 4701 Queensbury Rd Riverdale, MD 20737. (301) 396-3054
  • Heavy Hitters of Soul featuring Millie Jackson, Clarence Carter, Roy C., Latimore, Mellie Tiger Travis. 6pm $60-$75 @ Showplace Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. Contact : (800) 745-3000 to reserve tix
  • Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass Bluegrass 8pm $20 @ The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall, MD 21661. Box office: 410-639-9133
  • Mitch Woods And His Rocket 88s $18 @ Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD 20812
  • outdoor concert w/Hard Swimming Fish 6pm @ First Saturday Frederick, 22 S Market St Frederick, MD 21701
  • Truly Unruly Blues Band @ Hard Times Cafe, 1003 W Patrick St #7, Frederick, MD 21702. (301) 695-0099
  • Washington D.C.

  • A Muscle Shoals Music Revue Featuring Amy Black And Sarah Borges doing music by Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Lou Rawls, Bob Dylan and many others, 8pm $14 @ Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K Street NW at 34 st NW, Washington, DC (under Whitehurst Freeway.)
  • Robert Lighthouse solo Early show 7pm @ Madam’s Organ, 2461 18th Street, NW, Adams Morgan, Washington D.C. 20009. (202) 667-5370
  • Lex Gray & the Urban Pioneers 10pm @ Madam’s Organ, 2461 18th Street, NW, Adams Morgan, Washington D.C. 20009. (202) 667-5370
  • Big Boy Little @ Zoo Bar, 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington D.C.,202-232-4225
  • Virginia

  • outdoor concert w/Grand “ol Ditch Bluegrass 7pm @ Workhouse Arts Center At Lorton, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, Virginia 22079
  • Bad Ju Ju 8pm $15 @ The Carlyle Club 411 John Carlyle Street Alexandria, VA 22314 Tel: (703) 548-8899
  • Pittsburgh’s Own Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers 7pm $18 @ Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, VA 22180 (703) 255-1566
  • Kevin Dudley band Early show 4pm @ JVs Restaurant, 6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA. (703) 241-9504
  • Fast Eddie & the Slowpokes w/guest Andy Poxon guitar @ JV’s, 6666 Arlington Blvd Falls Church, VA22042 703-241-9504
  • Mary Shaver Band 7:30pm @ Ice House Cafe, 760 Elden Street, Herndon VA 703-437-4500
  • The Nighhawks 7:30pm @ High Tides on the Potomac
  • 205 Taylor Street, Colonial Beach, VA 22443
  • Pennsylvania

  • Don Johnson trio @ The Mill, 810 Old W. Chocolate Ave., Hershey
  • outdoor concert w/Brothers Landreth video sample 7:30pm @ Long’s Park Amphitheater, 1441 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Marrisa Elise & The Groove $5 @ River City Blues and Darts Club, 819 S Cameron Street Harrisburg, PA 17104. (717) 525-8926
  • Dr. Harmonica & Rocket 88 8:30pm @ Chadds Ford Tavern, 1400 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317. (484) 840-8118
  • Beef, Beer & Blues Fundraiser w/Voodoo DeVille Admission includes beer and beef. $20/adv or $25/dr cash only. 1pm @ West Chester VFW, 837 Lincoln Avenue, West Chester, PA For adv. tix
  • Venom Blues 8:30pm @ Rob’s Loft 52, 52 East State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901. 215-340-1414
  • Miss Melanie & the River Rats 2pm @ St Paul’s Episcopal Church E Main St, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
  • Satisfaction Rolling Stone tibute band from La 8pm $25 & $40 @ Sellersville Theater, 24 W Temple Ave, Sellersville, PA 18960 (215) 257-5808
  • Dave Mell Blues Band 7:30pm @ Reading Country Club, 5311 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA
  • Midnight Shift 8:30pm @ The Riegelsville Inn, 1012 Delaware Ave., Riegelsville, PA. 610-749-0100
  • Sister Blue Band 7:30pm @ Black Walnut Winery, 260 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA. 484-924-8740
  • Moondancer Reggae Festival Jah Volcano, First Trumpet, Crucial Fiya, George Wesley Band Sun – Passion Reggae, George Wesley, Sonoma Sound, Jah Works. Saturday & Sunday. 2pm $25 or $30 both days @ Moon Dancer Winery & Cider House, 1282 Klines Run Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368    717.252.WINE
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band 8:30pm $39-$49 @ ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015. 610-297-7100
  • Roots and Rock Festival 11 bands on 2 stages For complete schedule/info 3 day pass $80/adv or $100/gate or $30 @ Fort Royale Farm, 5575 Bedford Valley Rd, Bedford, PA 15522
  • Delaware

  • Steve Guyger & Filthy Rich 7pm @ Nora Lee’s, 124 Delaware Street New Castle, Delaware 19720. (302) 322-7675
  • Riverfront Blues Festival For full schedule . $30/adv, $35/gte or $75/3 day pass @ Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park, Rosa Parks Drive, Wilmington, DE To reserve tix
  • After party Blues Jam hosted by Gary Allegretto $10 @ The Westin Wilmington, 818 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington, Delaware 19801
  • Big Package Band 10pc dance band @ Delaware Park Casino, 777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilmington, DE
  • Delaware State Fair w/ Grand Funk Railroad 6pm $25 or $35 includes craft beer tasting @ M&T Bank Grandstand  , 18500 South DuPont Highway, Harrington, DE
  • Jacki Browne Jazz Band 9c jazz band w/horns 8pm Free @ Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, 1 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
  • Mari Hill blues band Open to public. Sign in as guest of the band. 7pm @ Sussex AmVets Post 2, 32592 Long Neck Rd Millsboro, DE 19966 3029450406
  • Leroy Hawkes & the Hipnotics 7:30pm $20 @ Schwartz Center for the Arts, 226 S State St, Camden Wyoming, DE 19934. (302) 678-5152
  • Sunday August 2

  • Steve Kraemer & The Bluesicians (weekly) 4pm @ Cat’s Eye Pub, 1730 Thames St., Fells Point, Baltimore, MD 21231. 410-276-9866
  • Grapefruit Kings w/Automatic Slim @ Cat’s Eye Pub, 1730 Thames St., Fells Point, Baltimore, MD 21231. 410-276-9866
  • Bluegrass in Baltimore w/Cris Jacobs & Patrick McAvinue, Caleb Stine, and Bluestone 7pm $18 @ Creative Alliance at The Patterson Theater, 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224. Phone:(410) 276-1651
  • open jam hosted by Greg McIsaac & friends guitarist for Black Falls 3pm @ Horse-U Pub, 12627 Belair Rd, Kingsville, MD 21087. (410) 593-7689
  • Great Train Robbery (southern rock/blues rock) 6pm $5/seniors or $8 @ Jerusalem Mill Village, 2800 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville MD 21087. 410-877-0080
  • outdoor concert w/Cara Kelly & the Telltale Website w/sound samples 6pm $15 @ Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD 21111
  • Spike Settles duo 3pm @ Steelefish Grille, 660 Boulton St Harford, Bel Air, Maryland 21014
  • outdoor concert w/Mason Dixon Band Also a car show 5:30pm @ North East Town Park, Walnut St, North East, Maryland 21901
  • Jr. Cline and The Recliners 2pm @ Lee’s Landing Dock Bar, 600 Rowland Drive, Port Deposit, MD 21904. (443) 747–4006
  • —South & West——
  • outdoor concert w/The Winstons Classic soul/R&B 7pm @ Allen Pond Park Bowie, Md.
  • Swamp Candy Delta Blues Duo 7pm @ Stan and Joe’s Saloon, 37 West St Annapolis, MD 21401 410-263-1993
  • outdoor concert w/Reality Jones rock 6pm @ Lurman Woodland Theatre, 425 Bloomsbury Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228
  • Walter Trout 8pm $30 @ Rams Head On Stage, 33 West Street Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 268-4545 To reserve tix
  • DCBS Blues Jam 4-8pm @ American Legion, 905 Sligo Avenue, (entrance at parking lot on Fenton Street), Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Mary Ann Redmond (weekly) 8pm @ Flanagans Harp & Fiddle, 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, Md.301-951-0115
  • Woman of Rhythm & Blues The Jewels and Shirleta Settles 5:30pm $35 @plus $10pp minimum food/drink @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club 7719 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814. 240.330.4500
  • Jazz/Blues Brunch w/Scott Ramminger & Dave Chappell Duo (weekly) 11AM @ The Potomac Grill , 1093 Rockville Pike Rockville MD
  • Dru Lore & the Power Wire Blues Band @ Hank Dietle’s Tavern, 11010 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD. 301-881-8711
  • Big Money band @ Skipper’s Pier, 6158 Drum Point Rd, Deale, Maryland 20751
  • outdoor concert w/Robert Eric’s Tribute to the Piano Man 7pc band w/horns 7pm @ Baker Park, Second & Bentz Sts., Frederick MD 301-228-2844
  • open blues jam w/Blues in the Attic (weekly) 3pm @ Woodpoint Seafood Grille, 1437 Salem Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 301-733-0800
  • Satisfaction Rolling Stone tribute band from La. 7pm @ Northside Park 125th Street Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Washington D.C.

  • Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra 6pm free @ Millennium Stage – The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600
  • Mike Flaherty’s Dixieland Direct Jazz Band ( live video samples) (weekly) 7:30-10pm @ Zoo Bar, 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington D.C., 202-232-4225
  • Ian Walters & friends (weekly) 8pm @ Wonderland Ballroom, 1101 Kenyon St NW  , Washington D.C. 20010. (202) 232-5263
  • Stacy Brooks @ Madam’s Organ, 2461 18th Street, NW, Adams Morgan, Washington D.C. 20009. (202) 667-5370
  • Virginia.

  • Bluegrass Union Showcase 3pm @ JVs Restaurant, 6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA. (703) 241-9504
  • Dave Chappell band 8:30pm @ JVs Restaurant, 6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA. (703) 241-9504
  • Signature Theatre’s Annual Open House w/Junkyard Saints, INES NASSARA , The Bitter Dose Combo and many more Free food, cotton candy, popcorn and sno cones. Event starts Noon Free @ Signuature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206. For complete schedule (703) 820-9771w/Junkyard Saints Noon @ Signuature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206. (703) 820-9771
  • 219 All Stars (weekly) 8:30pm @ Basin St. Lounge upstairs at Two Nineteen Restaurant, 219 King St, Old Town, Alexandria ,VA, 22314 Call: 703-549-1141
  • open blues jam (Robbie Liebrick/drums, Denny Begle/bass and Jeff Burgess/guitar). (weekly) 5pm @ Moe’s Peyton Place, 6516 Backlick Road, Springfield Va. 703.451.6620
  • Pennsylvania

  • outdoor concert w/First Ladies of Rock & Soul video sample 13pc band performing songs from the ‘60’s video sample 7:30pm @ Rose Tree Park Amphitheater. Route 252 & Rose Tree Road Media, PA 19063. 610-565-7410
  • outdoor concert w/Ann Kerstetter band 6pm @ Sunbury Social Club, 352 East Drive Sunbury, PA 17801. Phone: (570) 286-9422
  • open blues jam with Mikey Jr. & friends (weekly) 5pm @ The Twisted Tail, 509 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia PA 19147. (215) 558-2471
  • Buckwheat Zydeco 7:30pm $21.50 @ Sellersville Theater, 24 W Temple Ave, Sellersville, PA 18960 (215) 257-5808
  • Moondancer Reggae Festival Jah Volcano, First Trumpet, Crucial Fiya, George Wesley Band Sun – Passion Reggae, George Wesley, Sonoma Sound, Jah Works. Saturday & Sunday. 2pm $25 or $30 both days @ Moon Dancer Winery & Cider House, 1282 Klines Run Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368    717.252.WINE
  • Tedeschi-Trucks Band Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings open 6[, $70-$99 @ The Mann Music Center, 5201 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19131
  • open blues jam w/BC Combo (weekly) 5:30pm @ Pitchers, 570 Union Blvd., Allentown, PA 18109. 610.841.4001
  • Roots and Rock Festival 11 bands on 2 stages For complete schedule/info 3 day pass $80/adv or $100/gate or $25 @ Fort Royale Farm, 5575 Bedford Valley Rd, Bedford, PA 15522
  • Delaware

  • Riverfront Blues Festival For full schedule $30/adv, $35/gate @ Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park, Rosa Parks Drive, Wilmington, DE To reserve tix
  • Blues Keepers 2pm @ The Shanty Bar, Tolchester MD
  • Lower Case Blues 4pm @ Big Chill Surf Cantina, 19406 Coastal Hwy, Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • open blues jam w/Lower Case Blues (weekly) 10pm @ The Pond, 3 S 1st St, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. (302) 227-2234
  • Monday August 3

  • open blues jam with host Gina DeLuca band (weekly) 8pm @ The Admirals Cup, 1647 Thames Street Baltimore, Maryland, 21231 Phone: 410-534-5555
  • Phil Cunneff trio Derrick Michaels – tenor saxophone, Jake Leckie – bass, Phil Cunneff – drums @ Cat’s Eye 1730 Thames St. Fells Point, 410-276-9866
  • jazz jam Different host each week. (weekly) 8pm No cover but $10 food/drink min. @ Club 347, 347 North Calvert St Baltimore Md
  • open jazz jam w/Hot Club of Baltimore (gypsy jazz weekly) Music from the 30’s and 40’s. Acoustic guitar, vocals, violin, horns, upright bass, and piano are typical instruments of this style. (weekly) 8pm @ Liam Flynn’s Ale House 22 W North Ave Baltimore MD 21218 410-844-8447
  • Daryl Davis & Jr. Cline 7:30pm $5 @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club 7719 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814. 240.330.4500
  • Blue Monday Different blues artist hosts each week (weekly) @ Republic, 6939 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912. (301) 270-3000
  • Washington D.C.

  • Blue Monday w/Tinaz Blues Ernestine Jackson, vocals, Rick Williams, guitar, Johnnell Gray, keyboard, Akbar Sharieff, bass, Levester Hailey, drums 6pm $5 Dinner available at extra cost @ Westminster Church, 400 I St., SW, Washington D.C.
  • One Night Stand (weekly) @ Madam’s Organ, 2461 18th Street, NW, Adams Morgan, Washington D.C. 20009. (202) 667-5370
  • Virginia

  • open blues jam w/host Wolf Crescenze and friends 8:30pm (weekly) @ JV’s Restaurant, 6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church  VA 22042. 703-241-9504
  • Capital Blues Ensemble (weekly) @ Basin St. Lounge upstairs at Two Nineteen Restaurant, 219 King St, Old Town, Alexandria ,VA, 22314 Call: 703-549-1141
  • Pennsylvania

  • open blues jam w/Jimmy Pritchard (weekly) 8pm @ fran’s pub, 116 s. main st, new hope, pa 18938
  • Delaware

  • open blues jam   7pm @ Jonathan’s Landing, 1309 Ponderosa Drive, Magnolia, Delaware 19962
  • Tuesday August 4

  • Mark Hopkins & the Hotel @ Cat’s Eye 1730 Thames St. Fells Point, 410-276-9866
  • Todd Miller Band (weekly) @ The Admirals Cup, 1647 Thames Street Baltimore, Maryland, 21231 Phone: 410-534-5555
  • outdoor concert w/Rivers Rockabilly 50’s R&R/rockabilly 5-7pm @ North East Town Park, 200 W. Walnut Avenue, North East
  • —South & West——
  • Open mic w/Brother Bill (weekly) 7:30pm @ Alibi’s Bar & Grill, 7935 Elizabeth Rd, Pasadena MD 21122. 443-637-7267
  • Ruthie & the Wrangers (Country) 7pm @ New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway Greenbelt, Maryland -301-474-5642
  • Swamp Candy Acoustic Delta blues duo (weekly) 10pm @ Ramshead Tavern, 33 West Street Annapolis, MD 21401 (410)268-4545
  • Washington D.C..

  • Dupont Brass (classical and contemporary0 6pm free @ Millennium Stage – The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600
  • Johnny Artis band (weekly) @ Madam’s Organ, 2461 18th Street, NW, Adams Morgan, Washington D.C. 20009. (202) 667-5370
  • Virginia.

  • The Crawstickers Featuring Andy Poxon (weekly) @ 219 Restaurant/Basin Street Lounge, Alexandria, VA
  • Open mic hosted by Crazy After Midnight 8:30m @ JVs Restaurant, 6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA. (703) 241-9504
  • open blues jam Sponsored by the Central Virginia Blues Society. (weekly) Solo/duo 8pm and Open band jam by11pm (earlier depending on solo/duo signups) @ The Hot Spot, 901 W Broad St, Waynesboro, VA 22980
  • Pennsylvania

  • Nate Myers trio (weekly) @ Grotto Pub, 104 Market Street Enola, PA 17025
  • Delaware

  • Lowercase Blues (weekly) 4pm @ Hammerheads Dockside, 39415 Inlet Rd, Rehoboth Beach, DE
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