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The week ahead: Find the blues in and around Atlanta August 18-24, 2014

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It's time to find the blues in and around Atlanta for the coming week. Hope you're ready to get out and support great live blues and our fantastic blues clubs!

Here we go:

Monday

Truett Lollis is at Darwin's in Marietta. Marhsall Ruffin is at Blind Willie's and Dry White Toast is at Fat Matt's. Mike Watson hosts the jam at Loco's Grill & pub in Alpharetta and Lola hosts the jam at Northside Tavern. Red Light Cafe' has the Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up and Alexis Vear hosts the open mic at Steve's Live Music in Sandy Springs.

Tuesday

Blues Station is at Blind Willie's and Bill Sheffield hosts the acoustic jam at Darwin's in Marietta. The Crosstown Allstars are at Fat Matt's and Nathan Nelson & Entertainment Crackers are at Northside Tavern. The Breeze Kings are at Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint and Cooper Tisdale is at Two Urban Licks.

Wednesday

Darwin's has the Pro Jam. Bellmont & Jones are at Blind Willie's and Frankie's Blues Mission is at Fat matt's. Hottie Hawgs hosts the open mic and jam with Alexis Vear and MoonShadow Tavern in Tucker has a BoogieDown FlowJam with Boudreau. Mudcat is at Northside Tavern and Red Light Cafe' has an Americana open mic. Lola Gully is at Sweet Georgia's and Little G Weevil is at Two Urban Licks.

Thursday

Dan Sheffield & Nathan Nelson are at Darwin's at 1 pm and The Cazanovas host the jam at Darwin's in the evening. The Slatterys are at Blind Willi'es and Chickenshack is at Fat Matt's. Nathan Nelson is at Nik's Place in Marietta. The Breeze Kings are at NOrthside Tavern and Larry Griffith is at The Painted Pin. Dirty South TV hosts the Acoustic Lunch Hour with the Isaac Bramblett Band at Steve's Live Music and Donna Hopkins has a jam there in the evening. Billy George is at Two Urban Licks.

Friday

Delta Moon is at Blind Willie's and the Larry Griffith Band is at Darwin's. Mike Lowry is at Fat Matt's and The Cazanovas are at Arena Tavern in Duluth. The Breeze Kings are at The ALamo in Newnan and Dirty South TV hosts the Acoustic Lunch Hour at Dixie Tavern in Marietta with Elder Sun. Mike Lowry is at Fat Matt's Rib Shack and Stoney Brooks is at Northside Tavern. The Bradley Chandler Band is at Moon Shadow Tavern and The Electromatics will feature Jon Liebman at Steve's Live Music. Cooper Tisdale is at Two Urban Licks and Taylor Hicks offers Hicks for habitat with Donna Hopkins opening at Westside Cultural Arts Center.

Saturday

Little G Weevil brings his band to Darwin's. The BooHoo Ramblers are at Blind Willie's and Blue Roads is at Fat Matt's. Donna Hopkins and jeff Sipe are at Music on Main in Lilburn and Marty Manous is at Nik's Place. The Mar-Tans visit Northside Tavern and the Rebirth Brass Band is at Terminal West. Cooper Tisdale continues at Two Urban Licks.

Sunday

Tony Bryant is at Fat Matt's and Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern. Locals has the Sunday night jam and The Timo Arthur Trio is at Two Urban Licks.

There will be a benefit for the Rev. Dave Roth at Blind Willie's with Danny Holliday.Ciada Rhythm, Peadboy and Bowie, Chickens and pigs, Joe McGuiness, Midnight Revival, Nate Nelson and Entertainment Crackers, Bill Sheffield, Matt Wauchope, The Breeze Kings, Swami Gone Bananas, Whiskey Belt, and Dan Sheffield. Suggested donation is $10.

There you have it, another blues-jammed week in and around Atlanta! Get out and have fun and keep on bluesin'!

Frequently Mentioned Venues

Blind Willie's Blues Club
828 N Highland Ave
Atlanta, GA

Darwin's Blues Club
1508 Roswell Rd
Mariettta GA

Fat Matt's Rib Shack
1811 Piedmong Ave NW
Atlanta GA

Northside Tavern
1058 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta GA
Nik's Place
645 Whitlock Ave
Marietta GA

Locals Bar and Grill
6380 Bells Ferry Rd
Acworth GA

Steve's Live Music
234 Hildebrand Dr
Sandy Springs, GA

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