The Next 8 Days

Please verify events with venues or musicians before paying hefty cab fares!
  • Bluegrass/Old-time
  • Other Savories
  • Jams
  • Festivals/Workshops
Saturday, May 23
1:30 pm Bluegrass Brunch w Fresh Baked Bluegrass Randolph Beer, 343 Broome St, btwn Bowery & Elizabeth, NY, NY 10013 – 212-334-3706
4:00 pm Hoboken Blues Jam Hobson's Choice, 77 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201–420-0070 At the Hotel Victor, with house band Jimmy Mack and the Boys. All players and singers welcome; must be 21 years of age.
4:00 pm Blues Jam with Jimmy Mack and the Boys Farside Bar and Grill, 531 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201-963-7677 Blues jam. All singers and players welcome
4:30 pm Raya Brass Band Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 13 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-963-3973
7:00 pm The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn Winnie's at Refinery Hotel, 63 W. 38th Street, corner 6th Ave., NY, NY 10018 – 212-729-0277 The Blue Vipers Trio
7:30 pm Weekly Beginners' Contra Workshop Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011 – 212-243-5470 For details check: http://www.cdny.org/
8:00 pm Weekly Contra Dance Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011 – 212-243-5470 For caller & music check: http://www.cdny.org/
8:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater The Manhattan Inn, 632 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-383-0885 Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints,
and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. http://www.themanhattaninn.com http://www.smokinbillyslater.com
10:00 pm Bluegrass Jam at Sunny's Sunny’s, 253 Conover St., at Beard, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-625-8211
Sunday, May 24
2:00 pm Montclair Sacred Harp Singing Montclair Friends Meeting House, 289 Park Street at Gordonhurst Ave., Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 – 973–779-8290 Fourth Sunday each month. http://gssh.hostoi.com/
4:00 pm Bluegrass Jam in CT Cafe Nine, 250 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511 – 203-789-8281 led by Stacy Phillips
4:00 pm The Milkman & Sons Henry Public, 329 Henry Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718-852-8630 Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz
6:00 pm Old Time Slow Jam Living Room, 34 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY – 718-782-6600 Led by Hilary Hawke, among others, and highly recommended.
6:00 pm Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse, 745 Bound Brook Rd., Dunellen, NJ 08812 – 32-529-4464
7:00 pm BG Jam at Olde Prague Tavern Olde Prague Tavern, 28-48 21st Street, Astoria, New York 11102 – 718-777-1690 Bluegrass in Queens, people!
9:00 pm Bradford Lee Folk & the Bluegrass Playboys Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St., at E. Houston, NY, NY 10002 – 212-477-4155
9:30 pm The Dang-It Bobbys Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St., btwn Richardson & Frost, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718–302–3770 "...bluegrass for people who don't like bluegrass." - twangville.com http://www.thedang-itbobbys.com/site/
Monday, May 25
7:00 pm Brain Cloud Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–965–9177 Every Monday. Western swing that borrows heavily from Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys' most edgy, raw, and unrestrained phase. Dennis Lichtman, mandolin/fiddle; Tamar Korn, vocals; Matt Munisteri, guitar; Raphael McGregor, lap steel guitar; Andrew Hall, bass and Kevin Dorn on drums.
7:30 pm Bluegrass Slow Jam at Paddy Reilly's Paddy Reilly's, 519 2nd Ave., at 29th, NY, NY 10016 – 212–686–1210 Check out the meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/banjo-56/
8:00 pm The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn Brooklyn Public House, 247 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205 – 347-227-8976 Fort Green Brooklyn amazing selection of beer on tap and great food.
8:00 pm Trad Seisiun at Rocky Sullivan's Rocky Sullivan’s 34 Van Dyke Street at Dwight, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-246-8050 Every Monday night. Irish. Right after the beginner tin whistle workshop at 7.
8:00 pm Cole Quest & The City Pickers Living Room, 34 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY – 718-782-6600 http://tinyurl.com/mwosl3c
8:00 pm The Milkman & Sons Greenwich Village Bistro, 13 Carmine St., btwn Bleeker & 6th, NY, NY 10014 – 212-206-9777 No Cover. Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz
8:30 pm Lowlands Old-Time Jam Lowlands Bar, 543 3rd Ave. at 14 St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-463-9458 Led by Betsey Plum http://tinyurl.com/pzs2o6b
9:30 pm Big Ed Sullivan's Blues Jam The Red Lion, 151 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012 – 212-260-9797 http://www.redlionnyc.com/
10:00 pm Mona's Bluegrass Jam Mona's, 224 Ave. B, near 13th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212–353–3780 Built around a band with Rob Hecht on fiddle, Bennett Sullivan on banjo and Jared Engel on bass.They play bluegrass standards and some less standard ones: Bela tunes, Manzanita-era Tony Rice Unit and Strength In Numbers will find a place among Monroe, Jimmy Martin and Stanley Brothers favs.
Tuesday, May 26
7:00 pm Blue Vipers of Brooklyn Quartet Bar Tabac, 128 Smith St. Brooklyn NY 11201 - 718-923-0918 Featuring Billy Nemec on vocals and guitar while, The Biergarten in Manhattan features the trio with Sean Condron on vocals and guitar. More Vipers = More Happiness!!!! Wow, franchising like Bob Wills! Go for it!
7:00 pm Stacy Phillips & His Bluegrass Characters The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, CT 06514 – 203-288-6400 Each last Tuesday of the month a different cast of Bluegrass Characters!  This time Phil Zimmerman (mandolin), Pete Kelly (bass), Andy Bromage (guitar), Pete Kaufman (banjo) and your gormless host, Stacy Phillips (dobro & fiddle)….
7:30 pm Old-time Jam with Alan Friend Brooklyn Farmacy Soda Fountain, 513 Henry St. at Sackett, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-522-6260 weekly. On vacation over the summer. Sponsored by Folk Music Society of NY: http://www.folkmusicny.org.
8:00 pm The Dang-it Bobbys Claret Wine Bar, 4602 Skillman Ave, Sunnyside, Queens, NY 11104 – 718-937-7411
9:00 pm Seth Kessel & The Two Cent Band Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
9:00 pm Sheriff Bob's Broome St. Sessions Brinkley's Broom St., 406 Broome St. at Center, NY, NY 10013 – 212-680-5600 Bluegrass & Country http://www.sheriffunclebob.com/news.asp
10:00 pm Michael Daves Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street, at E. Houston, Lower East Side, Manhattan 10002 – 212-477-4155 http://www.myspace.com/michaeldavesmusic
11:00 pm Mona's Hot Four Mona's, 224 Ave. B, near 13th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212-353-3780 Jazz from the 20's & 30's. Every Tuesday 11 pm til late...
Wednesday, May 27
6:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater The Rum House, 228 W 47th St, NY, NY – 646-490-6942 Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints,
and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. http://www.themanhattaninn.com http://www.smokinbillyslater.com
7:00 pm The Milkman & Sons Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090
7:00 pm Manhattan Midweek Sacred Harp Singing Saint Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St., NY, NY 10022 September–June. Entrance on 54th St—choir room on theatre level. July–August it moves to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 346 W. 20 St. btwn 8th & 9th, NY, NY 10011 – 212–929-2390
8:00 pm The Booglerizers 16 Prospect Wine Bar & Restaurant,16 Prospect St., Westfield, NJ 07090 – 908–232–7320 Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. http://www.booglerizers.com No cover
8:30 pm The Milkman & Sons Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090 Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz.
9:00 pm Bluegrass Brother Singin' The Shanty, 79 Richardson St. btwn Leonard & Lorimer, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-412-0874 Bennett Sullivan and Pedro Barquinha pickin' and singin' bluegrass brother favorites in the styles of the Monroe Brothers, Louvin Brothers, Skaggs and Rice and many more!
Every Wednesday 9-11.Come hang, listen & drink some of the killin' gin they distill ON SITE!
9:00 pm Western Caravan Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
9:30 pm Roosevelt Dime Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 347–763–1506 Here every Weds night!
9:30 pm Sherrif Uncle Bob's Bluegrass & Goodtime Jam Zirzamin, 90 W Houston St., NY, NY 10012 – 646-823-9617 'til 1:30
9:30 pm Roots 'n Ruckus Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214 Folk, old-time and blues music every Wednesday featuring banjos, guitars, washboards, tub-basses kazoos and harmonicas. The gig to go to for real deal folk music in New York City. Hosted by Feral Foster and featuring a stellar group of musicians. http://www.jalopy.biz/performance.php
11:58 pm Mulebone Ear Inn, 326 Spring St., btwn Greenwich & Washington, NY, NY 10013 – 212-431-9750 Hugh Pool with John Ragusa 11.59pm-3am Traditional Blues Guitar plus Flutes
Thursday, May 28
12:00 am Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival 42 Pierce Road, Preston, CT 06365 – 860-886-1944 http://tinyurl.com/qhklsj3
7:00 pm Uke Night at Freddy's Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–768–0131 A monthly event that's an informal, fun jam session (open to the public for total ukulele enjoyment) followed by a performance of a featured uke group. Jam begins at 7pm; uke performance at 9:00.
7:00 pm Bluegrass 'n Beer Acoustic Café, 2926 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605 – 203-335-3655 Come tap yer toes or pick along to our longest residency.
7:30 pm Bluegrass & Beer Acoustic Café, 2926 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605 – 203-335-3655u call for time
8:00 pm Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. Otto’s Shrunken Head, 538 East 14th St., btwn A & B, NY, NY 10009 – 212 228-2240 Two big and bawdy shows are in store, from 8:00 sharp until 10:00, along with salty snacks, DJ "Son of Scratchy" and no cover charge
8:00 pm Stephane Wrembel Bar Tabac, 128 Smith St. at Dean, Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 212-923-0918 call for time
9:30 pm Greezy Greens Cafe Moto, 394 Broadway, at Hooper St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-599-6895 Traditional Jazz, Blues and Jug Music
Friday, May 29
12:00 am Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival 42 Pierce Road, Preston, CT 06365 – 860-886-1944 http://tinyurl.com/qhklsj3
6:00 pm The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, 303 Madison Avenue, NY, NY 10017 – 212-878-6301 We are a trio here. The food is great! Bring a date!
7:30 pm The Booglerizers Ragin' Cajun, 1102 River Road, Belmar, NJ 07719 – 732–280–6828 2 sets starting 7:30 or 8:00, no cover, BYOB. Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. http://www.booglerizers.com
7:30 pm Stained Grass Window Christ Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 – 845-452-8220 http://tinyurl.com/owgttox
8:00 pm Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., btwn N. 11th & 12th, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-963-3369 http://tinyurl.com/odw8u8r
8:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater The Manhattan Inn, 632 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-383-0885 Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints,
and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. http://www.themanhattaninn.com http://www.smokinbillyslater.com
9:00 pm The Dang-it Bobbys The Queens Kickshaw, 40-17 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11103 – 718-777-0913
Saturday, May 30
12:00 am Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival 42 Pierce Road, Preston, CT 06365 – 860-886-1944 http://tinyurl.com/qhklsj3
12:00 am Musical Saw Festival Trinity Church, 31-18 37th Street, at 31st Ave., Astoria/L.I.C., NY 11103 – 718-278-0036 http://musicalsawfestival.org/
1:30 pm Bluegrass Brunch w Fresh Baked Bluegrass Randolph Beer, 343 Broome St, btwn Bowery & Elizabeth, NY, NY 10013 – 212-334-3706
4:00 pm Hoboken Blues Jam Hobson's Choice, 77 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201–420-0070 At the Hotel Victor, with house band Jimmy Mack and the Boys. All players and singers welcome; must be 21 years of age.
4:00 pm Blues Jam with Jimmy Mack and the Boys Farside Bar and Grill, 531 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201-963-7677 Blues jam. All singers and players welcome
4:30 pm Raya Brass Band Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 13 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-963-3973
7:30 pm Weekly Beginners' Contra Workshop Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011 – 212-243-5470 For details check: http://www.cdny.org/
7:30 pm Too Blue The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, CT 06514 – 203-288-6020
8:00 pm Weekly Contra Dance Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011 – 212-243-5470 For caller & music check: http://www.cdny.org/
8:00 pm Swingin' Tern Dances 1st Presbyterian Ch. Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover, NJ 07936 – 973-887-0298 Contras & sometimes swing. Beginners' workshop at 7:30 PM. Please carry in clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. http://www.folkproject.org/swtern/swtern.shtml#ST2011-11-19
8:00 pm Stephane Wrembel Fada Restaurant, 530 Driggs Avenue, NY, NY 11211 – 718-388-6607 call for time
8:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater The Manhattan Inn, 632 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-383-0885 Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints,
and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. http://www.themanhattaninn.com http://www.smokinbillyslater.com
9:00 pm Tin Pan Flute Midtown, 205 W 54th St, New York, NY, 10019 – 212-265-5169 Join us on the last Saturday of every Month for Wit's End, our salute to the Jazz Age, with live hot jazz and cold cocktails. 1920's/1930's vintage or vintage-inspired evening wear required. $12 door charge
9:00 pm Demolition String Band The Lincoln Inn, 13 Lincoln St., Jersey City, NJ 07307 – 201-659-8686
10:00 pm Bluegrass Jam at Sunny's Sunny’s, 253 Conover St., at Beard, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-625-8211
Sunday, May 31
12:00 am Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival 42 Pierce Road, Preston, CT 06365 – 860-886-1944 http://tinyurl.com/qhklsj3