Posting the blues around Atlanta for the weekend is beginning to feel like writing a book. So much is going on. But I want to tell you about one that is a short road trip away as well, just in case you don’t have enough Saturday choices. That is the Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Festival, and I am telling you because where else can you see Tullie Brae AND Victor Wainwright and The Train and more, for only $5?!!! It’s always a great time! Look at this huge list and choose what you like. Have a good time!
Houserocker Johnson & The Shadows are at Blind Willie’s and The Taylor Made Blues Band & Tullie Brae are at Darwin’s in Sandy Springs. Little Joey’s Jumpin’ Jive comes to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack. Zydefunk sis at Northside Tavern and The Garrett Collins Project is at Avondale Towne Cinema in Avondale Estates. Jacks River is at Nik’s Place in Marietta and Kyshona Armstrong is at Tunes by the Tracks in Stone Mountain Village. Tribute & The Core: A Celebration of Eric Clapton & The Allman Bros are at The Vista Room in Decatur.
The Alzheimer’s Music Fest takes place at Madlife in Woodstock, featuring Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, Glenn Phillips, Gurufish, Zangaro, Anne Marie Perry, and the Mike Watson Band. The 26th Annual Southwest Atlanta Soul & Blues Music Festival takes place at Cascade Driving Range, featuring Lenny Williams, Bobby Rush, Shirley Jones, Otis Redding III and many more. Darwin’s has Katie Martin’s Open Mc in the afternoon followed by The Cazanovas at night.S Sandra Hall & the Shadows are at Blind Willie’s and The Sweet and Salty Blues Band is at Fat Matt’s. Nate Nelson performs from 6-9 pm, followed by Zydefunk at Northside Tavern. Frankie’s Blues Mission is at The Alam in Newnan and Kitty Rose & the Rattlers are at Big Tex in Decatur. Atlanta Soul Power with Kathie Holmes)is at Brooklyn Cantina, in John’s Creek and The Breeze Kings are at Meehan’s Public House in Sandy Springs. The Ain’t Sisters and The GMO are at MoonShadow Tavern and The Bretheren are at– Nik’s Place. William “Blues Man” Reed and the Juke Joint Dukes are at Hemingway’s in Marietta.
The ABS Gathering and Jam with host band Juke Joint Dukes takes place from 3-6 pm at Madlife in Woodstock. 10,000 Pontiacs are at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack and Swamii is followed by Uncle Sugar at Northside Tavern. Eric Lindell is at Smith’s Olde Bar.
That’s it! Have fun and keep on bluesin’!