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The week ahead: Find the blues in and around Atlanta August 4-11

Let the blues color your life!
Let the blues color your life!
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It's time to find the great blues in and around Atlanta! Here are some of the shows for this week:

Monday, Brandon Reeves is at Blind Willie's and Truett Lollis is at Darwin's in Marietta. Dry White Toast is at Fat Matt's and Mike Watons hosts the jam at Loco's in Alpharetta. Lola hosts Northside Tavern's jam and Alexis Vear hosts the one at Steve's Live Music in Sandy Springs.

Tuesday, Bill Sheffield hosts the jam at Darwin's. The Crosstown Allstars are at Fat Matt's and Atlanta Boogie is at Blind Willie's. Nathan Nelson and Entertainment Crackers are at Northside Tavern.

Wednesday, Andrew Black is at Blind Willie's. Darwin's has the Pro Jam. Frankie's Blues Mission is at Fat Matt's. Hottie Hawgs and Red Light Cafe have open mics and Mudcat is at Northside Tavern.

Thursday, The Cazanovas host the jam at Darwin's. Sweet Betty is at Blind Willie's and Chickenshack is at Fat Matt's. Arena Tavern in Duluth has an open mic and Nathan Nelson is at Nik's Place for an acoustic show. The Blues Doctors and The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern. Dirty South TV has the Acoustic Lunch Hour with Copious Jones at Steve's Live Music.

Friday, Sandra Hall is at Blind WIllie's. The Sweet and Salty Blues Band is at Darwin's and Sana Blues are at Fat Matt's. Dirty South TV has the Electric Lunch Hour with Nine Times Blue at Dixie Tavern in Marietta. Eddie Tigner has his 88th Birthday Bash at Northside Tavern and we all wish this amazing man the very best birthday bash ever! Ralph Roddenberry is at Steve's Live Music.

Saturday, Mudcat is at Darwin's and Houserocker Johnson is at Blind Willie's. Ron Cooley and the Hard Times are at Fat Matt's. The Funky Kings are at Nik's Place and Ike Stubblefield is at Northside Tavern.

Sunday, Northside Tavern has a Gospel Show with Bill Sheffield, Nathan Nelson, Tanglewood Tonic, Brandon Reeves, Bob Page and a surprise guest. Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern and Tony Bryant is at Fat Matt's. Locals has the Sunday Night Jam.

That's it for the week ahead! Have fun and keep on bluesin'!

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