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The week ahead: Find the blues in and around Atlanta June 9-15, 2014

Blues for the soul!
Blues for the soul!
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It's time to find the blues in and around Atlanta for the coming week.

Festival season is beginning and will just get more intense as summer advances so just keep an eye out for more festival news as well as the usual club happenings!

Monday, Truett Lollis is at Darwin's in Marietta and Lola hosts the jam at Northside Tavern. Bill Sheffield is at Blind Willie's and Dry White Toast is at Fat Matt's. Mike Watson hosts the jam at Loco's in Alpharetta and Art Holiday is at Nik's Place. Alexis Vear hosts the jam at Steve's Live Music in Sandy Springs.

Tuesday, the Boo Hoo Ramblers are at Blind Willie's and Bill Sheffield hosts the acoustic jam at Darwin's. Arena Tavern in Duluth has an open mic and Burning Time in Fat Matt's. Nathan Nelson and Entertainment Crackers is at Northside Tavern. The Breeze Kings is at Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint.

Wednesday, Darwin's has the pro jam. John Sosebee is at Blind Willie's and the Georgia Flood is at Fat Matt's. Alexis Vear and Stephen"TheBluesDude" Duncan host the open mic at Hottie Hawgs and MoonShadow Tavern in Tucker and the Red Light Cafe also have open mics.

Thursday, Sweet Betty is at Blind Willie's. Dirty South TV has the Acoustic Lunch Hour at Darwin's with Diane Durrett and The Cazanovhttp://localsbarandgrill.comas host the jam that evening at Darwin's. Chickenshack is at Fat Matt's. Brandon Reeves is at North River Tavern in Sandy Springs. Northside Tavern has the 1-th Annual Wolfe Fest with The Breeze Kings, Larry Griffith, Fatback Deluxe, Rockoholics, Stephen “Blues Dude” Duncan, Atlanta Boogie. Steve's Live Music continues its 2nd Anniversary Celebration with the Michael Levine Band.

Friday, Houserocker Johnson is at Blind Willie's Dry White Toast is at Darwin's and the Timo Arthur Trio is at Fat Matt's. The Bretheren is at Nik's Place.Cool John Ferguson is at Northside Tavern. Chicago Joe has a student jam at Tin Roof Cantina.

Saturday, Sandra Hall is at Blind Willie's and The Rockaholics are at The Arena Tavern. Sal's Soulful Sinners are at Darwin's and Dr. Dixon is at Fat Matt's. The Breeze Kings are at Matilda's Under The Pines in Alpharetta, Geoff Achison is at Music on Main in Lilburn with special guests. The Funky Kings are at Nik's Place. Ike Stubblefield is at Northside Tavern.

Saturday's festivals include the Norcross Bluesberry Festival, a free festival with The Breeze Kings, Uncle Sugar, Mary Raindrop and The Cazanovas. Oakland Cemetery presents Tunes From the Tomb with Mudcat, Tribute and more. Wolf Creek Amphitheatre has a pre-Father's Day BBQ and blues festival with Bobby Rush, Clarence Carter, Mel Waiters, Sir Charles Jones, and Ms. Jody.

Sunday, Snake Legs is at Fat Matt's and Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern. Locals in Acworth has the Sunday night jam.

That's it for the coming week! Have fun, support live music and keep on bluesin'!

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