The Next 8 Days

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  • Bluegrass/Old-time
  • Other Savories
  • Jams
  • Festivals/Workshops
Monday, Aug 3
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 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 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.
8:30 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/
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
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, Aug 4
10:30 am The Ebony Hillbillies SummerstageKids!, Columbus Park, 67 Mulberry Street, NY, NY 10013
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
8:30 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.
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, Aug 5
10:30 am Sunset Park , 41st St./ 44th St., btwn. 5th & 7th Aves, Brooklyn, NY SUMMERSTAGEkids!
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 Demolition String Band Church Square Park, 500 Park Avenue Hoboken, NJ 07030 Free. Americana Family Jamboree, bringing to life the Great American Songbook with banjo, fiddle, mandolin and harmonies for kids of all ages! Event is rain or shine.
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 Third Wheel Band Brick Café, 30-95 33rd Street, Astoria, Queens, NY 11102 – 718–267–2735 Two sets. http://www.thethirdwheelband.com/Home.html
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 Andy Statman Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-422-0248
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 Sherrif Uncle Bob's Bluegrass & Goodtime Jam Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd St., btwn Thompson & Sullivan, NY, NY 10012 – 212-477-9462 http://tinyurl.com/npv2rot
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 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
9:30 pm Roosevelt Dime Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 347–763–1506 Here every Weds night!
Thursday, Aug 6
12:00 am Podunk Bluegrass Festival Hebron Lions Fairgrounds, Route 85, 347 Gilead Street, Hebron, CT 06248 – 860-828-9818 http://podunkbluegrass.com/
10:30 am The Ebony Hillbillies Van Cortlandt Park, B'way & Van Cortlandt Park South, Bronx, NY 10462 Summerstagekids!
8:30 pm MilkDrive Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St., at E. Houston, NY, NY 10002 – 212-477-4155 "The Bluegrass Situation Presents..." sort of like bluegrass, in ways. http://tinyurl.com/njzzrlw
9:00 pm Brooklyn Country Hoedown at Freddy's Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718-768-0131 Bluegrass & Beyond – First Thursday each month. 8, 9 & 10:00pm different country artists perform. At 11:00pm an all-star jam open to all!
9:30 pm Greezy Greens Cafe Moto, 394 Broadway, at Hooper St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-599-6895 Traditional Jazz, Blues and Jug Music
11:00 pm Freddy's All Star Jam Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–768–0131 Open to all.
Friday, Aug 7
12:00 am Podunk Bluegrass Festival Hebron Lions Fairgrounds, Route 85, 347 Gilead Street, Hebron, CT 06248 – 860-828-9818 http://podunkbluegrass.com/
6:30 pm Old Time Music Jam & Potluck Hilltop Hanover Farm, Bldg A, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 – 914-962-2368 First Friday each month. Info: http://www.facebook.com/events/354580067915784/ If stormy weather call 914-646-8835 to find if it's still on. Directions: http://www.hilltophanoverfarm.org/information.html Google Maps: enter http://tinyurl.com/dbhvzg
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 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, Aug 8
12:00 am Podunk Bluegrass Festival Hebron Lions Fairgrounds, Route 85, 347 Gilead Street, Hebron, CT 06248 – 860-828-9818 http://podunkbluegrass.com/
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
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 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
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
10:00 pm Bluegrass Jam at Sunny's Sunny’s, 253 Conover St., at Beard, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-625-8211
11:30 pm The Tin Pan Band KGB Bar, 85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003 – 212-505-3360
Sunday, Aug 9
12:00 am Podunk Bluegrass Festival Hebron Lions Fairgrounds, Route 85, 347 Gilead Street, Hebron, CT 06248 – 860-828-9818 http://podunkbluegrass.com/
12:00 am Ashokan Southern Week Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps Ashokan Center, Inc., 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461 – 845-246-2121 http://ashokan.org http://tinyurl.com/nnjstjp
4:00 pm Sheriff's Broome St. Sessions Brinkley's, 406 Broome St. (btwn Lafayette & Centre), NY, NY 10013 – 212-680-5600
4:00 pm John Pinamonti Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718-768-0131 A long-time Freddy’s favorite, John was one of the first acts to play the original bar, and helped establish its thriving artistic community. A stalwart of the Brooklyn roots music scene, he has recorded 5 albums and continues to perform on a regular basis in the New York area. John performs in the frontroom on the 2nd Sunday monthly.
4:00 pm The Milkman & Sons Henry Public, 329 Henry Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718-852-8630 Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz
5:00 pm Roda de choro at Beco Beco, 45 Richardson Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 — 718-599-1645 Brazilian "jam" hosted by Regional de NY Flute: Rodrigo Ursaia Mandolin: Justin Douglas 7-string guitar: Cesar Garabini Cavaquinho: Kahil Nayton Percussion: Ranjan Ramchandani.
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 Stephane Wrembel Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-422-0248
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, Aug 10
12:00 am Ashokan Southern Week Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps Ashokan Center, Inc., 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461 – 845-246-2121 http://ashokan.org http://tinyurl.com/nnjstjp
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 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 Old Time Jam at the Globe The Globe, 158 East 23rd St., btwn 3rd & Lex, NY, NY 10010 – 212-477-6161 Every Second Tuesday
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 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.
8:30 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, Aug 11
12:00 am Ashokan Southern Week Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps Ashokan Center, Inc., 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461 – 845-246-2121 http://ashokan.org http://tinyurl.com/nnjstjp
Wednesday, Aug 12
12:00 am Ashokan Southern Week Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps Ashokan Center, Inc., 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461 – 845-246-2121 http://ashokan.org http://tinyurl.com/nnjstjp
Thursday, Aug 13
12:00 am Ashokan Southern Week Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps Ashokan Center, Inc., 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461 – 845-246-2121 http://ashokan.org http://tinyurl.com/nnjstjp
Friday, Aug 14
12:00 am Ashokan Southern Week Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps Ashokan Center, Inc., 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461 – 845-246-2121 http://ashokan.org http://tinyurl.com/nnjstjp
Saturday, Aug 15
12:00 am Ashokan Southern Week Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps Ashokan Center, Inc., 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461 – 845-246-2121 http://ashokan.org http://tinyurl.com/nnjstjp