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This weekend: Find the blues in and around Atlanta August 15-17, 2014

Blues for the soul!
Blues for the soul!Wikimedia Commons

It's time to look at the great blues events happening in and around Atlanta this week. There's some big events going on, in particular the Atlanta Blues Challenge on Sunday. Go here to read my article all about that and come out to Hard Rock Cafe' on Sunday to cheer on your favorites to represent Atlanta at the International Blues Challenge early in 2015!

Now here's the lineup for the weekend:

Friday, The Breeze Kings are at Blind Willie's and Doug Deming and Dennis Gruenling are at Darwin's in Marietta. Beverly "Guitar" Watkins is at Fat Matt's and Delta Moon is at the Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival at Atlanta Station. Tribute, an Allman Brothers tribute band, is in downtown Cartersville and Freddy's Finest and the Goddamn Bats (not my language, theirs) are at MoonShadow Tavern. Dirty South TV has the Electric Lunch Hour with Hey! ALLigator at Dixie Tavern in Marietta. and The Hollidays are at Nik's Place in Marietta. Northside Tavern has the Mudcat Bon Voyage Party and Shannon's BIrthday Bash.

For a short Friday road trip, JP Blues is at The Office in Athens and back in Atlanta again Dry White Toast is at Two Urban Licks. Leonard Blush is at Spiced Right Barbecue in Roswell and The Rockaholics are at Hottie Hawgs.

Saturday, Donna Hopkins is at Darwin's and The Breeze Kings appear at Blind Willie's with special guest Sandra Hall. Little G Weevil is at Fat Matt's and the Mudcat Bon Voyage Party continues at Northside Tavern. Truett Lollis visits Steve's Live Music and Matt Wauchope makes an early evening (5 pm) visit to Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint. Dry White Toast is once again at Two Urban Links.

Sunday's big event, as mentioned above, is the Atlanta Blues Challenge at the Hard Rock Cafe' from 1-8 pm.

Also, Sunday, Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern and Tony Bryant is at Fat Matt's. Bill Sheffield is at The Family Dog and The Timo Arthur Trio is at Two Urban Licks.

Whew! It's a busy weekend. We are finally moving into our new place in Marietta, so we probably won't be out and about. All of you have fun for us 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