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The week ahead: Find the blues in and around Atlanta September 1-7, 2014

Have an uplifting Labor Day!
Have an uplifting Labor Day!Google images

It's time to look ahead to the coming week and see what the blues has in store for Atlanta and the surrounding area.

The big news, of course, is the WRFG barbeque on Monda, which is Labor Day. More about that below!

Monday

Happy Labor Day! WRFG has their annual Labor Day BBQ at Park Tavern with Tinsley Ellis, Uncle Sugar, Barry Richman Band with Jeff Robinson, Willie Hill and The Forrest McDonald Band. Lola hosts the jam at Northside Tavern.

Also, Truett Lollis is at Darwin's in Marietta. and The Pork Bellys are at Fat Matt's.

Tuesday

Bill Sheffield hosts the acoustic jam at Darwin's. Atlanta Boogie is at Blind Willie's and Burning Time is at Fat Matt's. Nathan Nelson and Entertainment Crackers are at Northside Tavern.

Wednesday

Andrew Black is at Blind Willie's and Darwin's has the pro jam. The Georgia Flood is at Fat Matt's while Alexis Vear hosts the open mic and jam at Hottie Hawgs. Red Light Cafe' has an Americana open mic. Other opportunities to jam are Wildcard Wednesday with Stephie Ray at MoonShadow Tavern in Tucker and Throw Down Wednesday with Reggie Parks at Steve's Live Music in Sandy Springs.

Thursday

Dan Sheffield and Nathan Nelson are at Darwin's at 1 pm and the Cazanovas host the jam at Darwin's in the evening. Heather Lutrell is at Blind Willie's and Chickenshack is at Fat Matt's. Nathan Nelson is at Nik's Place and The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern. Swammi is at Shorty's Pizza in Tucker and Dirty South TV presents the acoustic lunch hour with Bobby Messano at Steve's Live Music. Steve's also has the monthly blues jam Thursday night.

Friday

Sandra Hall is at Darwin's and The George Price band is at Darwin's. Funky Bluester is at Fat Matt's and The Andy Makely Band is at MoonShadow Tavern. The Barry Richman Band is at Nik's Place. Chicago Joe has a student jam at Tin Roof Cantina.

Saturday

Houserocker Johnson is at Blind Willie's and Bobby Messano is at Darwin's. Delta Moon is at The Art Place in Marietta and Mojo Davis is at Fat Matt's. Michelle Malone performs at Eddie's Attic in Decatur. Atlanta Boogie is at Johnnie MacCrackens in Marietta.

Sunday

Snake Legs is at Fat Matt's and Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern. Locals has the Sunday Night Jam. Atlanta Boogie performs for the blues brunch at Two Urban Licks.

That's it for the coming week! Enjoy your extra day off if you have one, 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