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, Jul 4
1:00 pm Sam Barnes Bluegrass Showdown Fulton St. Stage, corner of Fulton and Water Streets, South St. Seaport, NY, NY
1:30 pm Bluegrass Brunch w Fresh Baked Bluegrass Randolph Beer, 343 Broome St, btwn Bowery & Elizabeth, NY, NY 10013 – 212-334-3706
3:00 pm The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn Peck Slip Stage, Peck Slip at Front Street, South St. Seaport, NY, NY Join The Blue Vipers Sextet for the first of two 4th of July concerts in two boroughs.
We will be performing one set 3PM at South Street Seaport.
More info at http://www.southstreetseaport.com/4th-of-july/
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
4:30 pm The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn Lakeside LeFrak Center, 171 East Dr, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY 11225 Join The Blue Vipers for the second of two 4th of July free performances. One set from 4:30 - 6PM. LeFrak Center is located near the Lincoln Road and Parkside/Ocean Avenue entrances to the Park
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
9:00 pm M Shanghai String Band Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214
10:00 pm Bluegrass Jam at Sunny's Sunny’s, 253 Conover St., at Beard, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-625-8211
Sunday, Jul 5
2:00 pm L.E.S. Shape Note Sing Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 East 7th St., NY, NY 10003 – 212-982-3006 http://tinyurl.com/at4pxf8
4:00 pm The Milkman & Sons Henry Public, 329 Henry Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718-852-8630 Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz
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!
8:00 pm Pork Chop Willie Residency John Brown Smokehouse, 10-43 44th Dr., Long Island City, NY 11101 – 718-361-0085 call for actual time
9:00 pm Stephane Wrembel Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-422-0248
9:00 pm Jug Addicts Skinny Dennis, Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
9:00 pm Jug Addicts Skinny Dennis, Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 Bill Carney - Washboard / Brian Mulroney - Washboard / Sean Condron - Guitar / Steve Cooney - Slide Guitar / Karl Meyer - Violin / Jerry Fabris - Double Bass / Marcus Milius - Harmonica
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, Jul 6
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 and Beyond Jam at Paddy Reilly's Paddy Reilly's, 519 2nd Ave., at 29th, NY, NY 10016 – 212–686–1210 1st and 3rd Monday every month, 7.30pm - Late
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 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
8:00 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.
8:30 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 1st Monday Bluegrass Jam Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St., at E. Houston, NY, NY 10002 – 212-477-4155 Hosted by Michael Daves http://tinyurl.com/kvcn2vf
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, Jul 7
7:00 pm The Mike + Ruthy Band Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St., at E. Houston, NY, NY 10002 – 212-477-4155 CD Release Party w/ Special Guests Kristin Andreassen, Aoife O'Donovan, and more
7:00 pm The Duhks CHIRP, Ballard Park, Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877 – 203-431-6501 – info@chirpct.org
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!
7:30 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
8:00 pm Yonder Mt. String Band Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., btwn N. 11th & 12th, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-963-3369
8:30 pm 1st Tuesdays Ragtime & Bluez Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718-768-0131 with Host Ida Blue
9:00 pm Dirt Floor Review Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–768–0131 The Dirt Floor Revue combine the twang of Buck Owens, the grit of Johnny Cash and the edge of the Flying Burrito Brothers to create their own modern urban country sound.
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, Jul 8
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
8:00 pm Yonder Mountain String Band Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E Ridge Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06877 – 203-438-5795
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!
9:30 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
Thursday, Jul 9
12:00 am Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival Centre County Grange Fairgrounds 169 Homan Lane Centre Hall, PA 16828cen http://tinyurl.com/l8sj6j9
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, Jul 10
12:00 am Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival Centre County Grange Fairgrounds 169 Homan Lane Centre Hall, PA 16828cen http://tinyurl.com/l8sj6j9
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
8:00 pm The Calamity Janes Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club, 59 Kent Ave., btwn 10th & 11th Sts., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 The time listed is a ballpark guess, as the venue did not specify.
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
Saturday, Jul 11
12:00 am Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival Centre County Grange Fairgrounds 169 Homan Lane Centre Hall, PA 16828cen http://tinyurl.com/l8sj6j9
1:30 pm Bluegrass Brunch w Fresh Baked Bluegrass Randolph Beer, 343 Broome St, btwn Bowery & Elizabeth, NY, NY 10013 – 212-334-3706
2:00 pm The Riverdale Singing An Beal Bocht Cafe, 445 West 238th St., btwn Greystone and Waldo Aves., Riverdale, Bronx, NY 10463 – 718-884-7127 Sacred Harp Singing - Second Saturdays
3:00 pm Brooklyn Cajun Jam Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214 http://tinyurl.com/pjrugnz
3:00 pm Oldtime Jam w Harry Bolick Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214l First Saturday afternoons, Open Old-timey Jam Session. Acoustic instruments welcome. The topic is Southern fiddle tunes in the keys of A,G,D and C. Led by Harry Bolick, but bring your favorite tunes! http://tinyurl.com/p9ds7uk
4:00 pm The Melody Allegra Band Skinny Dennis, Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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
4:00 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.
4:30 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/
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 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, Jul 12
12:00 am Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival Centre County Grange Fairgrounds 169 Homan Lane Centre Hall, PA 16828cen http://tinyurl.com/l8sj6j9
12:00 am Ashokan Guitar Camp Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps Ashokan Center, Inc., 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461 – 845-246-2121 http://ashokan.org http://tinyurl.com/mr886t2
Monday, Jul 13
12:00 am Ashokan Guitar Camp Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps Ashokan Center, Inc., 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461 – 845-246-2121 http://ashokan.org http://tinyurl.com/mr886t2
Tuesday, Jul 14
12:00 am Ashokan Guitar Camp Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps Ashokan Center, Inc., 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461 – 845-246-2121 http://ashokan.org http://tinyurl.com/mr886t2
Wednesday, Jul 15
12:00 am Ashokan Guitar Camp Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps Ashokan Center, Inc., 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461 – 845-246-2121 http://ashokan.org http://tinyurl.com/mr886t2
Thursday, Jul 16
12:00 am Ashokan Guitar Camp Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps Ashokan Center, Inc., 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461 – 845-246-2121 http://ashokan.org http://tinyurl.com/mr886t2
Friday, Jul 17
12:00 am Ashokan Guitar Camp Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps Ashokan Center, Inc., 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461 – 845-246-2121 http://ashokan.org http://tinyurl.com/mr886t2
Saturday, Jul 18
12:00 am Ashokan Guitar Camp Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps Ashokan Center, Inc., 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461 – 845-246-2121 http://ashokan.org http://tinyurl.com/mr886t2